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Category Archives: Politics + Human Rights

The Most Popular Game in 2008

It’s called: Bash The Muslim, Just Because. (Soft sell bigoted rhetoric that serves as foundation for hate mongering.) Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

"Obliterate" Iran?

Thanks for this, Hillary: “Clinton told ABC News: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran. ‘In the next 10 years, during which…

100 acres of land

Is one of the properties my (father’s) family owns in Gaza. On this land were thousands of orange, grapefruit, lemon, olive & valencia trees. We’ve owned this land for generations…

Jesus (pbuh) is Caucasian?

I look forward to the day when the sighting of “Jesus” is the sighting not of the European white male version of him (which, I believe is version 2.7), but…

The Gaza Bombshell

You must please read Vanity Fair’s The Gaza Bombshell. It is a lengthy article and so I recommend you print it up and then read it when you are in…

Anti-War

A friend has just sent me this hilarious anti-war sign. Likely, the author wanted to end it with “YOU IDIOT!” but ran out of room. Which brings me to the…

Gaza

This is where you will find the most comprehensive information about what is happening in Gaza. Bookmark it. All over the world there are demonstrations and vigils being organised. Look…

I’ve always been an Angelina girl

Apart from the fact that she’s adopted half of the world and has decided to give birth to the other half, it is precisely because she does this, and has…

On Palestine

An educational two sites sent my way (thank you!). First is the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and second is Israel’s 60th Birthday blog that has an excellent Jews-in-solidarity-with-Palestinians blog roll…

The Axis of Evil (Comedy Tour)

This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen…because we all know that it’s a rare day when an Arab (and specifically) a Muslim gets to be funny. What…

Download & one political note

The Klonhertz Remix of Owner of a Lonely Heart. & My dearest Canada, how you break our hearts. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

The 3 Cs for Understanding

Clear. Concise. Correct. p.s. For those interested in getting into the guts of politics, read the Financial Times. I don’t usually mention this because most individuals look at me as…

Don’t ever confuse

This disgusting, vile, repugnant backwards form of thinking with who I am, what I represent, what my Faith means to me, how it is executed within my family and my…

Update On Maher Arar

“…our Government (USA) did not admit it was a mistake, but it is worse than a mistake because our Government seems to continue to claim the authority to snatch someone…

What do you do when you read things like this?

…there is an urgent need to counter the Palestinian de-development phenomenon, but it is also important not to normalise “something that should never be normal”. “This is man-made poverty, and…

Keep your eyes on

Burma (the demonstrations yesterday ended in the death of one Monk) & Gaza (eleven Palestinian ‘militants’ – usually a title bestowed upon any opposing the actions of the State of…

Al-Sahar

‘Al-Sahar’ = Dawn ‘Tasahur’ / ‘yitsa7ar’ = Eating at dawn Another tradition most of you would enjoy immensely during Ramadan is ‘tasahur’, which is the Arabic word describing the meal…

Interfaith Fast to End the Occupation of Iraq

Someone’s just posted this to my comments section. I’m pulling it up to the front because I think it’s an excellent initiative and I don’t want it to go unnoticed….

CBC

Has just contacted me to see if I would be a part of their Friday morning panel discussion re provincial elections. As I’ve not been paying attention to these elections,…

A Monopoly on The Truth

“…when the CIA or FBI cannot legally hold a [alleged] terrorist subject, or wish a target questioned in a firm manner [interchangeable here with: tortured], they have them rendered to…

Quote of this day

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel Digg this post Recommend…

Occupation 101

Forget what you think you know. And listen to the voices of the silenced majority. Open your minds and remember Malcolm X’s famed words: “…what I have seen, and experienced,…

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent"

Serving as a sort of balance – for lack of a better word – to the neoc*n article I posted a few hours ago, here is a Frontline interview with…

A warm hug in the middle of your week

If the consequence of such thinking weren’t so devastating, it would be comical. Fundamentalists ranging from the Fundamentalist Muslim, Fundamentalist Jew, Fundamentalist Christian, Fundamentalist Anti-Religionist, Fundamentalist Anti-Crayonist, and Fundamentalist Anti-Humorist…

The Story of O (not as dirty as you hope)

Earlier this week, O and I met for a little sushi and a lot of conversation. After dinner, we headed over to Woman’s Memorial Park on Elgin Street and found…

Stop. Read. Think.

.1. Please meet my new hero: Roy Bailey. In light of Rushdie’s Knightedness, this is quite appropriate. .2. To the person who coined the phrase: “There is no such thing…

Get off of CrackBook (seriously)

Thanks to A for sending this along: “Confusing, we know. Here’s how it came to be. The CBC teamed up Student Vote, an organization geared towards educating youth on electoral…

Muhammad, my baby cousin

In Gaza was interviewed by BBC – his is the first response on the page… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet…

The Best Anti-War Sign

Thanks to Al for sending this along. It’s brilliant and hilarious and angry and exhausted and hits all of the right buttons for your blogMistress… Digg this post Recommend on…

Take me seriously

Quite some time ago, I’d rented a car to head out to Montreal. Upon my return, I dropped the rental off at the rental place and tucked the keys into…

Jake Gyllenhaal

The comments of the last blog entry got me to thinking that a fine lookin’ man with a fine brain, exceptional political beliefs and priorities in order deserves an entry…

Sharshoora

This is one of my favourite photos of Sharshoora and I taken on the 28th of September 2002 at Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights’ “Unite For Justice” event on Parliament…

Two political bits

.1. How ridiculous this notion of Quebec as a ‘Nation’. .2. I am very happy about Correa’s win. & I’ve had a lot on my mind and hence the ‘no…

"As a Jewish atheist…

…, I do not intend to enter the fray of this debate. It is much beyond my humble abilities to understand the logic of the Pope. But I cannot overlook…

At least the rabbit hole’s comfy

I was supposed to leave this morning until they asked me to stay on one more day. Coming to Beirut is like falling into the rabbit hole; not that I…

A sad goodbye to Lebanon

I can’t say it enough; Lebanon is a beautiful and breathtaking country and tonight I’ll be graced with it’s last sunset. I quickly learned that the best way to wrap…

No 11: Funnies are a must

A few funny stories to tell, in order to keep with the spirit of my usual blogging. Special Guest Friday evening was a long one. Four of us got to…

No10: Defining ‘victory’ amidst ruins

Some more thought in to yesterday’s small rant. I believe there’s something which needs clarification, and it’s that I don’t want anyone to believe I believe in the myth that…

No 9: Stupid God Damn War

Sorry, but I can’t remember which entry this is…and once more, I have no spellcheck, so I’ll sound like a relative illiterate at diffrent points. Things are a little tense…

No 8: Sabra & Shatila

There is still some ‘off fighting’ in the South of Lebanon, but nothing major and nothing to fear, inshallah. Quite honestly, I don’t believe that either Hizbullah or Israel anticipated…