Grenfell Tower


Digital drawing, Grenfell Tower, Isabella El-Hasan 2017

So sickened and sad by what happened on 14 June 2017 to the the people of Grenfell Tower… Just to think that this could have been prevented makes me so angry! Grenfell will become a symbol of the hidden poverty of the West. The West, the so called ‘free world’ which is so great at covering up its poverty that people keep thinking everyone is wealthy over here. The Grenfell fire has shown everything that is wrong with our society, the selfishness of the rich few and the suffering of the poor.

It was greed! Too greedy to invest in fire safe housing…The huge gap between rich and poor can no longer be hidden behind cheap cladding!

Truth will always find a way to show itself.

So many people have lost their lives in this fire, although the media are trying to downplay it, make it sound like it’s only a dozen or two. I’m seeing this as a lesson: there is no time to relax and lay back. We all have to stay awake and hold our leaders accountable, put systems into place that make it difficult for those in power to cheat… Fight against the power hungry, raise righteous children and make sure we are all treated as equals…

My prayers and love go out to all those who have been affected. God have mercy on those who passed away…

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون

“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return” َ