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Reem.19. female. Muslim. Arab. Qatari.
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April 14th
6:49 PM

(Source: memewhore, via thirstymuslim)

6:26 PM
6:37 AM
"I am called anti-Semitic if I criticize Zionism, the movement that called for, and actively continues to implement, the ethnic cleansing of one people in order to allow for the creation of a “Jewish” state. The Jewish National Land Fund laws keep land ownership for the exclusive use of Jews. That, I am told, is not racist. But anyone who criticizes Israel as an exclusionary apartheid state is racist, or guilty of hijacking “important issues,” because a discussion of the victimization of Palestinians is always beside the point, must always be subordinate to other issues. Can my feminist friends tell me why anti-Semitism is a prominent feminist issue, but a discussion of anti-Palestinian racism is not, as Betty Friedan tried to explain to Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi at the United Nations International Conference on women in Nairobi, urging her: “Please do not bring up Palestine in your speech. This is a women’s conference, not a political conference.”"
—  Nada Elia (via readyokaygo)

(via theyoungradical)

April 13th
12:13 PM
"He says: I’m Muslim.
As he brings the double shot of rum to his lips.
I imagine the way it burns as it slides down his throat.
He winces, then smashes the glass against table.
Everyone turns and cheers,
then they go back to their conversations.
He says it again — I swear.
I say: I know.
He looks at me with sad eyes.
Wallahi - he says,
still trying to convince me.
I say: I know.
I watch his eyes turn to glass as he downs another.
I swear I am Muslim - he slurs
I say: I know.
No— he says— you’re judging me, look
and he holds his hands over his ears and he begins to recite.
And I put my hand over his as people begin to stare.
And I say: I know.
And he begins to cry, and his tears look ancient, and his face contorts, and his mouth is open but there is no sound, and his body shudders.
And he tries again and again, never getting past Bismillah.
He keeps on saying “No you don’t understand I am Muslim, I am Muslim, I am Muslim, I am Muslim”
I know, I say.
And he holds the bottle to his mouth and he almost swallows it whole, and he says “marry me Aasiyah, I am a good man, my father is a hafiz of Quran,
it is just this Dunya, it is this world that has killed me”
I know, I say
I know."
—  Key Ballah, an encounter. (via keywrites)

(via thirstymuslim)

6:12 AM

The West does not know of our scientists or artists or writers. They only know of our “terrorists”.

In the US, I often ask college students around the country if they have heard of Bin Laden. They all have, of course. I then ask them to name any Palestinian or Arab poet or writer or scientists. None can.

Mahmoud Darwish was only covered in the Western media when he wrote a poem that offended Israelis. The New York Times only then covered him and provided a translation of the “offensive” poem. Darwish merely asked the invaders to leave his lands.


Asad Abu Khalil

(via deviantarab)

(Source: rdeviantarab, via theyoungradical)

April 12th
4:15 PM





So CNN just showed a report on the royal visit to New Zealand, which not only actively mocked the cultural traditions of the Maori, comparing the haka to the mating dance of the emu, but also denigrated the cultural traditions of many other groups as being ‘native’ and generally silly. It’s this kind of shoddy journalism and blatant racism that perpetuates an idea of multiculturalism being some kind of childish joke and trivialises the identity of 15% of NZ’s population. If you want to do something about it, there is a complaint here, and the petition associated with it here.  .

This is disgusting CNN. Please sign the petition guys.


to be fair, CNN journalists have to make up filler stories out of non-stories all the time because of the 24/7 news cycle (that they have no one but themselves to blame for committing to) so if in this instance several cultures get ridiculed, we should be kind and sympathise with the poor journalist who used mocking others’ traditions as a device to literally waste time. I’m kidding, sign the petition.

those soundeffects sounds like something college humour would find to childish 

(via somepalestiniankid)

3:00 PM

I’m a cup of tea,  And she’s a piece of sugar. Nobody melts her but me,  And I don’t get sweeter unless by my piece of sugar.


I’m a cup of tea,
And she’s a piece of sugar.
Nobody melts her but me,
And I don’t get sweeter unless by my piece of sugar.

(via shfy)

April 10th
8:24 PM



A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

A question mark walks into a bar?

Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar.

A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

The bar was walked into by a passive voice.

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.


(Source: totheend-oftheuniverse, via 100percentthatbxtch)

4:50 PM



1. We haven’t heard reports of deaths, will check into it.
2. The people were killed, but by a faulty Palestinian rocket/bomb
3. OK, we killed them, but they were terrorists
4. OK they were civilians, but they were used as human shields.
5. OK there…

4:49 PM
"Zionism continues to rewrite the Palestinian struggle against Jewish colonisation not as an anti-colonial struggle but as an anti-Semitic project."
—   Joseph Massad (via momo33me)