Do not miss on Facebook both -
[a] *Raqqa Pictures* and
[b] *Abood Without Barriers*.
From Raqqa-born Syrian photographer ABOOD HAMAM, now 45, who has survived the terror of both the vicious and Kremlin-armed Assad Regime and the cruel terror of ISIL Jihadist gangs.
He very movingly and memorably captures both the haunting beauty and the unimaginable horror of his native land.
He was also featured from 11 AM to 11.30 AM today on BBC Radio 4 in their *Crossing Continents* series with Tim Whewell .
Feel [ rightly ] very disturbed by the CVD-19 nightmare which now faces us - across the Globe - as I certainly do ?
Just look at Raqqa for a while and see how much worse we could be. Humans have faced - and also survived - a lot worse, and we will also survive this time as well
And just as both Sarajevo and in 1945 Berlin rose from the ruis, so will Raqqa - eventually
And rebuild not only stones but a decent society and culture.
But they will be able to do so in part thanks to the inspiring witness of people like Abood Hamam.
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