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Published:August 6th, 2007 00:35 EST
Always for Mandela

Always for Mandela

By Suren Hossein

World soccer stars marked the 89th birthday with the”90 minutes for Mandela” match two weeks ago in Cape Town.

Mandela is the most well known anti-apartheid activist in the world who has endured 27 years in prison.  Blacks to have encountered truculence by ethnocentrism during last years and Mandela as a redeemer came to save them.

In the Quran, we see a sentence that ordains humans to be same race and emphasizes that colors and languages cannot separate them.

Some athletes have been troubled in the sport fields during these years. For example, Eto’o, Barcelona’s skipper was booed last year and some racist fans mocked him by doing monkey sounds.

According to the encyclopedia, Mandela has received more than 100 awards over four decades, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He is currently a celebrated elder statesman who continues to voice his opinion on topical issues. In South Africa, he is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of Mandela's clan. The title has come to be synonymous with Nelson Mandela. Mandela, on his 89th birthday launched an initiative called Global Elders, a group of 12 wise men and women, who will address global problems by offering expertise and guidance.

Before, some black moors used to try clean racism but this notion spreads like cancer in some places. Malcolm X was one of the stricken blacks who was assassinated in Washington in 1965. He told in the last year of his life in the interview that you can read just two sentences of them:

I realized racism is not just a black and white problem. It has brought bloodbaths to about every nation on earth at one time or another.

Mandela is alive yet fortunately. World soccer stars like Ruud Gulit, Abedi Pele, Kim Ju Sung, Ali Daei, and Samuel Eto’o played in front of him to show world intention to fight Racism two weeks ago.