March 31st, 1935 Hasan Kamel Al-Sabbah was found dead in a car accident. Hasan was an electrical and electronics search engineer from Lebanon. Fourteen years before he died, Hasan moved to the US, went to MIT, and, then, the University of Illinois. He received over 70 US and international patents for his work in the fields of mathematics and solar energy.
Mr. Al-Sabbah’s dream was to build sun-powered cells in the Arabian Desert. In 1935, he declared that he would return to the Middle East and transform the Arabian Desert into a paradise. He was talking about using the desert to manufacture and power the solar cells and thus producing enormous amounts of energy. Shortly after that, Hasan was found dead.
Till this day, the Arab community speculates that Hasan was murdered, to prevent his inventions to be acquired by the Arab world. As part of America’s plan to be a world leader, they have rid the other nations of the world from brilliant minds.
Hasan’s inventions have been said to be utilized in aerodynamics, automotive, telecommunications and power generation. Some of these inventions include: solar cell, electric automobile, and LCD screen television. Arabs still say that Hasan was the man who actually invented electricity.
Few days ago, moreover, the Arab world had lost yet another Lebanese brilliant mind. A graduate student in MIT, Hadi Kasab was found dead in his student residency. Hasab was only twenty-three years old.
Local news in Boston is not revealing the cause of death. The community in Lebanon, however, says that it’s an Israeli-American plan to further drain Arabia’s intelligence. Kasab was doing Computation for Design and Optimization research. The area of study is weapons and missiles, and he was admitted to MIT by a scholarship.
With several Lebanese and international brilliant minds fleeing their homelands in search for better education and security, an ironic question is posed: Are we safer among suicide bombers?
In the race for power, nations of the world, past and present, have taken atrocious measures to ensure their status. Hundreds of soldiers lose their lives during wars; people like Al-Sabbah and Kasab die on another kind of battlefield. My prayers go to Kasab’s family. May justice be served.