The story of this Syrian boy, Badr, is that his older brother was killed and found dead in front of there door. Then, the Syrian army soldiers broke into their house and asked a question while the gun was on this child’s head, Badr’s father responded with the answer that they do not wish to hear.
Alongside the gun was Badr’s head. The soldier was about to shoot him, but then his father sacrificed his life not only for his son, but also for their freedom. The question that the soldier inquired was, “Is freedom what you want?”. “Freedom is what we want,” his father clamored. The soldiers suddenly executed the father right in front of his family. This shows how much the rebellions are longing for their freedom. They will sacrifice their lives just to acquire the freedom that they have been brawling for for almost 3 years.
There are many sorrowful true stories comparable to this. And all of those stories are situated with family members being slaughtered while the remaining members have to try to cope with their absence. Also, having to live the rest of their lives wondering what they did to deserve such an extreme death and enduring guiltiness because they did not sacrifice themselves just to save their dead family. Aren’t these depressing stories about families being destroyed for fighting for their freedom enough to see how badly these poor lives deserve freedom? Haven’t they earned it? What else does the government want more from them after the majority of the Syrians gave up almost everything?
Definitions of bolded words from dictionary.com:
Respond: to reply or answer in words.
Wish: to want; desire; long for.
Alongside: along, by, at, or to the side of something.
Inquire: to seek information by questioning; ask.
Clamor: a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people.
Execute: to murder; assassinate.
Longing: strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant.
Acquire: to come into possession or ownership of; get as one’s own.
Brawl: a noisy quarrel, squabble, or fight.
Sorrowful: full of or feeling sorrow; grieved; sad.
Comparable: capable of being compared; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest comparison.
Situated: located; placed. placed in a particular position or condition.
Slaughter: the brutal or violent killing of a person.
Cope: to struggle or deal
Extreme: of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average
Endure: to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate.
Destroy: to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, ordissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate.