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Reel Bad Arabs. The propagation of discrimination

Reel Bad Arabs. The propagation of discrimination

11 Feb, '174 Comments

My son Arif’s Christmas gift to me was the book “Reel Bad Arabs, how Hollywood vilifies a people” by Jack Shaheen (it was made into a film as well – vimeo). It is a fascinating reference which took the author more than two decades to compile. In it, he reviewed over 1,000 Hollywood films which […]

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The Death of Arab Consciousness 

The Death of Arab Consciousness 

3 Sep, '150 Comments

So much unnecessary loss of life. At the root of it, one group believes they and only they are right. The others are worthless creatures who should be exterminated. Those people, who I believe fueled war and strife in Syria and elsewhese will not be moved by the horrible images and their conscience one single iota, […]

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LEAVE!

LEAVE!

18 Jul, '148 Comments

“Like it or not, I shall remain…” I’m not very proud of being an Arab at this point in time. Listless and worthless. Amidst a region who spend the most on military and police equipment, yet are happy enough to exclusively direct those inward at their own people while brothers and sisters – within their […]

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The Typical<strike>ly Arab</strike> Politicians’ Way of Resolving Differences of Opinion

The Typically Arab Politicians’ Way of Resolving Differences of Opinion

11 Jul, '123 Comments

Don’t agree? Step 1: Remove shoe Step 2: Throw shoe in the direction of the opponent Step 3: If all else fails: shoot the bitch and be done with it The world is no dire need of anyone who differs with you anyway. Oh, and do that on live television in view of the whole […]

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10 days too late

2 Mar, '1121 Comments

Mona Eltahawy speaking at the J Street Conference 2011 (2.27.11) . These are her complete opening remarks. History before Our Eyes: Broader Implications of Democracy Movements in the Arab World. — thanks for sharing Rami.

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