Monthly Archives: December 2002

Speech on Eid Mubarak introducing the Dossier on Palestine

Tony Seed, editor and publisher of the Dossier on Palestine, addresses 1,500 members of the Chebucto Mosque on Eid Mubarak

Tony Seed, editor and publisher of the Dossier on Palestine, addresses 1,500 members of the Chebucto Mosque on Eid Mubarak

TONY SEED, Eid Mubarak, December 6, 2002

Brothers and Sisters,

Eid Mubarak. Assalamu Alaikum (peace greetings)

On behalf of the staff of Shunpiking magazine, I sincerely thank you for this opportunity to speak with you about the Dossier on Palestine on such a significant occasion.

In very brief, the word “shunpiking” means to shun the turnpike, those big American toll highways of so-called progress and the civilization of the west, and to take the back roads. For us, it is a metaphor for discovery. We distribute our magazine from one end of Nova Scotia to the other.

The Dossier on Palestine is a gift for the world’s people. It is not one man’s work but a collective and unique work, some six months and more in preparation, a labour of love, friendship and seeking of truth, a deed of the people of Halifax, of people who hail from various national origins and faiths. Continue reading

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