Category: Egypt

Nov 20 2017

Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim

By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017

 

The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical settler colonial enterprise, complete with the narrative of a divine mandate and a non-existent or savage indigenous population, central to which was the myth … [more]

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Jan 23 2015

Peaceable revolution

America’s Dumbest Congressman says ‘Selma’ shows why we should fight ‘radical Islam’

By Hunter (Daily Kos staff), Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 09:53 AM PST

 

One of the ways Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) retains his lock on the title of America’s Dumbest Congressman is sheer persistence. Other candidates may pipe up with occasional entries into the genre of mind-bending goofiness, but Louie Gohmert makes it a practice to demonstrate his skills on a regular basis in his very, very [more]

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Feb 23 2014

Most of these fundamentalists are illiterate

Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world, so the exodus of Christians from the Middle East is painful to one Islamic scholar

By Robert Fisk, Sunday 23 February 2014

 

Tarif Khalidi is a big, bearded bear of a man, the kind you would always choose to play Father Christmas, or perhaps a Cossack leader sweeping across the Russian steppe, reins in one hand, sword in the other. But Tarif – or Uncle Tarif as I invariably call … [more]

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Aug 17 2013

Dragged away to be shot over a shallow grave

Everything was possible

By Omar Robert Hamilton, Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 22:26

 

I sit, for the 12th hour now, alone and struggling for what to do. For the first time since I got on a plane for Egypt on January 292011, I am at a loss.

Worse days than today lie ahead of us.

We thought we could change the world. We know now that that feeling was not unique to us, that every revolutionary … [more]

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