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  What is the Story?  

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I was arrested during my highschool

I was tortured both physically and mentally for 3 years

I was executed at the age of 20

Thereafter, I spoke at the US Senate 

At the UN Security Council

Speaking became a source of power

I now do it for businesses, schools and organizations

Clearly, I am still alive. 

One of his most important tasks has been to testify before the world, not only about the cruelty of the Syrian war but to be the voice for the voiceless political prisoners who still live with this brutality. Omar therefore also works as Director of Detainees affairs at the Syrian Emergency Task Force. Today, they are in the process of implementing a world-changing law "Caesar act" in the United States to stop the Syrian misery.

 

From the fact that he has been in one of the world's most dangerous prisons with daily torture and a constant threat to the fact that today he works with, among other things. talks on the world-renowned TV channels such as CNN, etc. In addition, he was awarded the Swedish Royal Prize "Value-based leadership" for his courage and drive.

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  What are the Keynotes?  

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Story - My time in the cramped cells was endless. But my fellow-prisoners and I could whisper. In silence, we began to teach each other. Doctors shared knowledge on how to take care of your wounds. Psychologists told how to be happy during the torture. Lawyers described legislature. Someone knew smatterings of English. We formed a secret and highly dangerous information and knowledge sharing community we called “University of Whispers”.

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Trauma - I have had sleepless nights, haunted by unthinkable nightmares.

I have knowledge one does not wish to own, experiences I wish to disavow.

But surviving is possible. Viewing survival as a challenge, something that must be done; focusing on the brighter parts of life - it works. This I have learned by now!

I am in love, I will have children, I will live a happy life, I will go on. In spite of everything.

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Leadership - Fear spreads in the room, smells musty and in the dark lies my best friend - dead.
In prison, everything was about life or death, so every decision must be weighed. You only have one chance and if the wrong decision is made, either you or someone nearby will suffer to a great extent, you won't be rewarded for the good but you will be punished for every mistake. In various crisis situations, whether in the case of epidemics such as COVID19, prisons or severe economic cuts, role models are needed. A strong leader who demonstrates humanitarian leadership not based on economic and political powers. Leaders who dare to make difficult decisions, prove security and have the power to act.

  Where Was The Story Featured?  

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CNN

BBC

NYT

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CBS

PBS

NBC

WP

PBS

DER SPIEGEL

  You Want to Hear The Story?  

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I do not care where you text me, I will reply on emails or social media. Be comfortable!

Prison made me who I am today.

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