Japanese journalist and hostage in Syria
Kenji Goto (後藤 健二 Gotō Kenji, c. 22 September 1967 – 30 January 2015) was a Japanese freelance video journalist covering wars and conflicts, refugees, poverty, AIDS, and child education around the world.
- “Closing my eyes and holding still. It’s the end if I get mad or scream. It’s close to a prayer. Hate is not for humans. Judgment lies with God. That’s what I learned from my Arabic brothers and sisters.”-- translated by Associated Press, cited in The Guardian and Telegraph.
- Literal Translation: "Closing one's eyes and enduring. If one becomes angry, if one yells, that's the end. It's akin to a prayer. Hate is not for humans. Judgement lies with God." So my Arabic brothers told me.
- Source: His tweet https://twitter.com/kenjigotoip/status/23238345864 on 7 Sep 2010, 10:49 PM (+0900)