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Muslim women in World News this week →
thalamtnafsee Cassie Williams, a surfer from South California, and also, a revert to the religion of Islam,describes her take on various issues and how “admittedly, I subconsciously adopted some of the stereotypes about Muslim women” before she reverted. Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Egypt’s new leader, Mohamed Morsi, describes the role of Muslim women in Egypt and wishes to “regress from...
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elizabitchtaylor: film about a group of men getting into shenanigans= “comedy” film about a group of women getting into shenanigans= “chick flick” film about a friendship between two men= “buddy flick” film about a friendship between two women= “chick flick” emotional film about father/son relationships= “drama” emotional film about mother/daughter relationships= “chick flick” film about a...
wrap their babies in the American flag, feed them mashed hot dogs and apple pie, name them Bill and Daisy, buy them blonde dolls that blink blue eyes or a football and tiny cleats before the baby can even walk, speak to them in thick English, “hallo, babee, hallo,” whisper in Spanish or Polish when the babies sleep, whisper in a dark parent bed, that dark parent fear, Will they like ...
Okay some Egyptians need to get over the fact that Morsi won the election. ‘He’s not my president’ is bullshit. Egypt didn’t go through a revolution so we could pick and choose a personal leader, but to vote for a national one. When Bush won the presidency, I sure as hell didn’t go around saying, “He’s not my president. I don’t recognize him as my...
Today's conversation with a white 'feminist'.
In a room packed with more than +100 people, she said:
White lady: We need a conference about women's issues because once, when i asked a question about domestic violence at a conference, so many arab women came up to me and kissed me and said, 'thank you for speaking up, you're our voice because we have no voice'.
After the event, I walked up to her and
Me: Have you ever tried to get in touch with local Arab women's rights movements in the Middle East?
Her: They're not mobilized.
Me: but did you try to get in contact?
Me: Then thats the issue, ma'am. You speak up for Arab women but you're not even trying to listen to them. Women's rights movements have been in the Middle East longer than they have been in the West, yet you constantly speak about "helping" those women, and you haven't even tried to speak to them.
Her: Oh, well, you have a voice because your here, so you can't really know
Me: THEN WHY THE HELL DON'T YOU TALK TO THEM INSTEAD OF COMING UP WITH THIS SHIT
Sometimes its so much easier to open up to a complete stranger you know you’ll never see again than it is to the closest people in your life.
As of last year there were estimated to be 360,000 illegal immigrants in...– Yes indeed, Justice Scalia, one would like to see some evidence of that. (via thecallup) I’m loving this, minus the use of illegal. (via thenoobyorker)
rumiandshit: Do you ever meet someone and think, “The Lord is testing me through this individual that knows nothing about what they’re talking about and is a complete and utter moron?” Because I do.
I wear my culture on my skin. They want to make me forget who I am, the beauty...– A Place to Stand, Jimmy Santiago Baca (via thalamtnafsee)
jtem replied to your post: “A question persists in my mind: those kind… Seriously, you don’t want to play the finger pointing game. The slavery, the terrorism the repression of women… the violence against democracy… the Muslim world loses any comparison. Have you ever read a fictional novel before? Better yet…have you cracked open a history book? Violence against democracy?...
“A question persists in my mind: those kind Americans who treat strangers nicely, who smile in your face and like you the moment you meet them, who help you and let you go ahead of them and thank you profusely for the slightest reason? Do they realize the horrendous crimes their government commits against humanity?” -Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany
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musafeer: Perhaps Allah swt has prescribed Fajr and Maghrib prayers to us to remind us to take a break from whatever it is we’re doing and get out to see the utmost beauty of that which He has created. Sunrises and sunsets will never cease to amaze me; I could go to the beach every single day and still not get enough of the perfection with which He has created our environment. There have been...
I favor integration on buses and in all areas of public accommodation and...– Dr. Martin Luther King. I can’t rock with MLK on the peaceful marches and the Christian influence or anything like that, but this quote is on point. It shows you exactly where MLK’s head was at, it wasn’t as far up in the clouds as the “I have a dream” speech would make you think. (via...
Can you trust a program that has existed for eight years, picks its targets in...– Shahzad Akbar, a Pakistani lawyer and founder of the human rights organization Foundation for Fundamental Rights. [x] Do you? (via mehreenkasana)
I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the...– David Benioff, City of Thieves (via vntagekiss)
Father of Egypt martyr dies after meeting... →
CAIRO: The father of Egyptian activist Yasser Sho’eb, who was killed by police in the January 2011 uprising, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack following a meeting with Egypt’s President-elect Mohamed Morsi. Morsi met with a number of families of those killed by police during the revolution as he promised to honor their memory and retry former officials who were acquitted by Egyptian...
qalbrawan replied to your post: revolutionnnaire replied to your post: My mom has… aslan i hate the day i showed mama facebook. she’s more addicted than i am -.- Agreed. I feel like the mom now after deleting all my social networking sites (with the exception of this tab3an) and now my moms on twitter and facebook.
revolutionnnaire replied to your post: My mom has not stopped talking about Morsi since… Same with my parents. My parents have never been so attached to social networking as much as they are now haha. Tell me about it. A few months ago, if I told my mom something I saw on facebook, she’d discredit it and say ‘you can’t take everything you hear on facebook as true’ ...