Archive for the ‘Arab Issues’ Category
Posted by Jack Stephens on May 30, 2008
In light of the recent ad pulling by Dunkin Donuts over Rachel Ray wearing a non-pollitcally aligned black and white keffiyeh, Holly blogs:
Although I have to say I laughed out loud at the phrase “hate couture.” The thing is, if you look at the scarf Rachael Ray is wearing in that picture, it doesn’t even remotely resemble the pattern traditionally associated with the keffiyeh, which resembles an interlocking net or a chain-link fence. Look, here’s Yasser Arafat wearing one… a fairly iconic and well-known image. But Ray’s scarf doesn’t even have a regular geometric pattern on it.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on October 28, 2007
Rebellious Arab Girl blogs:
This is an Arab news network (http:///www.iarabs.com) that takes articles from various Arab sites on the net. I guess I found it because I saw people linking to my articles from there. I joined and I love it.. Great place to read just Arab articles. I like it also because it is simple and clean and not cluttered like Digg and other sites!
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Posted by Jack Stephens on September 11, 2007
The blogger at no snow here writes about the launching of a new Arab American magazine:
The inaugural issue of the a-Rab magzine launched this weekend, and I can not wait to get my copy! I contributed an article that is actually an updated and better version of my blog post encouraging Arab Americans not to enlist in the military.
Right now the only way to get a copy is hand to hand on Berkeley’s campus, but check the website for an update on ordering online. The editors have also provided a free downloadable PDF of the issue, and each article is posted on the website.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on August 22, 2007
Last week the Knesset passed in preliminary reading a law that would require the Jewish National Fund (JNF) to allocate land that it owns only to Jews. Presumably this means that Jews who are not citizens of Israel would qualify, but Israel’s Arab citizens would be barred from access to land owned by the JNF.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on August 12, 2007
Lenin comments on a recent police investigation of a Muslim mosque in Britain after an “undercover” operation by a Channel 4 news team in Britain which aired footage of Muslim clerics allegedly preaching a Wahhabist view of Islam and hatred toward the West:
this particular programme ran into trouble because the West Midlands police decided to investigate their claims to see if anyone could be banged up over it. What the police appear to have found is that statements were spliced together to fundamentally distort what most of the speakers they quoted were actually saying. A CPS lawyer reviewing the footage agreed.
Naturally, the right-wing papers are whinging that the police should be ‘doing their job’, which as they see it involves arresting Muslims and spying on their meetings. The fascists are obviously howling with indignation as well. However, if the police are right, then Channel 4 is possibly guilty of incitement to racial hatred.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on June 24, 2007
Quuer Arab writes:
Vietnam had Jane Fonda… countless rock stars and actors spoke up… not this time. And I can’t help wonder wether it’s because Arab lives are the victim here. Arabs after all are supposed to be villains in the Hollywood mindset. Barbarians… Savages… Darfur was “cool” because Arabs were the bad guys… and Africans are the victims.. very chic.. nice contrast pics for Angelina and Oprah… not Iraq. No John Lennon benefit CD for the victims of US Occupation in Iraq…
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Posted by Jack Stephens on April 26, 2007
The blogger of No Snow Here writes:
The fact that the legitimacy of the existence of the United States of America is so rarely called into question (and usually then by indigenous activists or allies only) reveals a whole culture of denial, ignorance and collective memory loss. Sometimes I think about how I was proud to be American before I knew all these things. Like being in a basketball stadium full of people, all singing the national anthem with their hands on their hearts; my heart pounding, singing along, feeling so happy and proud. Needless to say, I’ll never feel like that again.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on April 5, 2007
C.N. blogging on the Asian-Nation blog writes:
It’s not a surprise that the situation of Muslims and Arabs being detained without any direct evidence after 9/11 has been compared to that of Japanese Americans being imprisoned in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. In that context, neither should it be surprising that overwhelmingly, the children and grandchildren of those Japanese Americans imprisoned side with the rights of those Arabs and Muslims detained after 9/11
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Posted by Jack Stephens on March 27, 2007
As’ad discusses Egypts refurendum in his blog The Angry Arab News Service:
Independent observers report a turnout of 2 or 3% in Mubarak’s referendum, and the official Al-Ahram has this headline: “Mass showing that surpassed expectations in the referendum on the constitutional amendments: citizens ignore the calls by the opposition for a boycott.” But then the same newspaper reports a turnout (in different regions) of: 20%, 21%, 24%, 29%, 40%, 23%, 35%, 29%, 30%, 20%, 20%, 15%, 25%, 21%, 55.6%, 60%, 19%, 30%, and 40%. So which is which, o Mubarak’s mouthpiece?
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Posted by Jack Stephens on February 15, 2007
Kameelah writes (incidentally, that’s the name of her blog) about the recent revelation that the U.S. military in Germany is seeking around 600 Arabs to partake in war games to train U.S. troops:
arabs are being asked to participate in the games to perfect the ritualistic deaths of other arabs, and also to be audience to these deaths in future iraqi night raids and air strikes.
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