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“We have yet to realize that when we start looking at all people as equal, … when we start believing that change is the only constant in life and stop holding on to the past, and when we believe in the humanity of all people, and in the will and freedom of individuals, then and only then will the world change the way it looks at us!”

He recalled a stirring scene of an Obama supporter celebrating his victory Tuesday night.

“The scene that stirred my emotions the most was that of a young American woman who shouted in front of the cameras: ‘We changed the world,’” he wrote.

“She pushed me to wonder: What did we [Arabs] ever change, other than the diapers of our children?”

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