// you're reading...

Arab World

The Syrian Slut

“How many times have I told you that our disputes are not for neighbors and foreigners to witness! How dare you embarrass me like this in public! What is your true intention? To bring ruin to your family?”

Syrian police dragging and kicking a protester they just shot in the head

More people are gathering around the angry, panting man and his beat-up wife, barely standing on her feet, with her cut lip, blood-stained night gown, straps barely hanging on her bruised shoulders. Had her right eye not been so swollen, her tears would have trickled down both of her cheeks.

“Is this what you wanted, you slut?! You want other men to see you like this? Is that why you ran out of the house? You want foreigners to come to your aid, hold you and comfort you, so that later they get to screw you? … Who pays the bills in this house, you ungrateful whore! Who puts food on the table every night, you unlawful bitch! Who protects you and comes to your aid when you’re your weak, pathetic self!”

He punches her in the face so hard that she falls down to her knees. The crowd of people around them moves in a few steps, some of whom are secretly his close friends. Then a young voice cautiously says: “that’s enough!”

The sadistic husband looks around him, lets out a chuckle of indifference, and looks back at his wife, towering over her, whispering: “That was your plan all along, wasn’t it? Who talked you into staging this scene? Haven’t you thought of the consequences of your actions? You want these men to take you away from me? And then they get to share you, take turns in screwing you every night? Is that why you screamed when I was teaching you a lesson in obedience?”

Sourina gnaws her teeth, and with her one eye looks straight up into his eyes, and says: “After all the torture and humiliation; after all what you’ve done to me for the past years, you blame me for causing a scene, you piece of shit?” She then takes a deep breath and with all the power she can muster, she spits in his face.

Then among the crowd, voices murmur: “silence this shameless woman once and for all, and bring peace and stability back to our neighborhood.”

Did you like this? Share it:
Filed Under  , , , , , , ,

Discussion

16 Responses to “The Syrian Slut”

  1. Just before the neighbors threw rocks…
    Excellent piece.

    Posted by Ali Abbas | June 4, 2011, 12:25 pm
  2. worthless and inaccurate allegory.

    similar applied to saddam hussein's iraq, qadhdhafi's libya.

    today's iraq is superior to saddam's iraq? libya with western help is facing a wonderful present/future?

    you ignore context of israeli, western manipulation, strangulation, destablization. the why of lack of democracy in most ME countries.

    remove the current govt, syrians will not get anything remotely better syria will be subservient to israel and the zionized u.s a la' jordan, s. arabia.

    you think syrians want this sort of exchange. the majority do not.

    to actually get something resembling democracy (arab style not western) is to overthrow a western installed govt and extinguish all parts – a total revolution.

    Posted by nonapologistsuporter | June 4, 2011, 2:25 pm
    • non-apologist supporter? What does that even mean?

      apologist: a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.

      A Bashar al-Assad apologist is someone who defends Bashar al-Assad's speeches, writings, ideas, beliefs. Are you with or against Assad? Make up your mind.

      So your argument is: either we accept the abusive husband, or else chances are we end up with a more abusive husband and would regret giving up the first abusive husband?

      And why do you only look at Iraq and Libya? Why not look at Greece? Why not look at South Korea? Why not look at Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Singapore, and a dozen other countries, all of whom were run by brutal military dictatorships, and are now thriving democracies with advanced civil societies? Or are you saying that the Syrian people "aren't ready" yet for a thriving democracy?

      Plus, Iraq is under occupation (you can't compare), and Libya went into civil war precisely because Qaddafi chose to stay in power. If you had a heart in you, you'd stand by the victims, and demand that al-Assad step down, to allow for a new and better future for Syria. But being the blind fool that you are, you'd rather watch every Syrian die, as long as al-Assad remains in power in order to scare the shit out of Israel with an army that is only capable of killing civilians (when did the great Syrian army ever win a battle against another army?)

      For forty years, al-Assad's regime (his father before him) have killed tens of thousands of innocent people, and throw in jail anyone who dares speak his mind against Assad. Have you no dignity? Someone stomps your face with his boot, and your response is: "better this than an Israeli boot"?

      I have an alternative for you to consider. How about: either no boot stomps my face, or I die with my dignity intact! How about that for a noble cause?

      PS/ In those countries I mentioned where democracy won at the end, there were many people who spoke like you. And today they are remembered as the traitors and cowards.

      Posted by Sarakenos | June 4, 2011, 3:04 pm
      • “today’s iraq is superior to saddam’s iraq?”

        Yes, certainly. Maybe you don’t realise how bad the Saddam era was for Iraqis.

        “libya with western help is facing a wonderful present/future?”

        Not wonderful, but certainly less horrible than it has been.

        Posted by Don Cox | June 5, 2011, 3:56 pm
      • part 2 precedes part 1

        Posted by 5 dancing shlomos | June 6, 2011, 4:32 pm
  3. Peaceful protest in Hama massacred by army!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iIowzHNXBU

    You pieces of shit. You see what our army and security forces are dealing with?

    Posted by Murad | June 4, 2011, 2:36 pm
    • Yeah, I can also show you a video of Palestinian mob killing two Israeli men. Palestinians in Gaza (namely Hamas) launched rockets at Israelis. And the whole world went crazy when Israel reacted the way it did in Gaza. If you want to use this video to justify what the Syrian army is doing, then you might as well justify the Israeli army's massacres (Israel has a much stronger case to use violence than the Syrian army does).

      Go back and read the post "principle of universality" to understand the contradictions you're getting yourself into.

      Posted by Sarakenos | June 4, 2011, 3:24 pm
      • What contradictions you're talking about here? Palestine is an occupied country with resistance to free the land (or what is left of their contagious homeland) granted to Palestinians by UN decisions, while protests in Syria are western backed trials to overthrow a non pro-western Syrian regime.
        Concerning your analogy, I hope you don't have issues

        Posted by Ludwig | June 7, 2011, 11:13 pm
        • Contradictions: When the "enemy" commits a crime, it is wrong, but when "we" commit a crime, it is right! … When Israel kills Palestinian demonstrators, you say "wrong," but when the Syrian government kills Syrian demonstrators, you accept it. That is the contradiction.

          The protests in Syria are not western-backed… there are millions of Syrians who want to see the terrorist Syrian regime fall (the same millions who also want to see Israel disappear). For you to accuse them of being western-backed is double the insult! Who shook hands with American government officials and agreed to open "peace talks" with Israel behind the curtains? … being "anti-western" is not just with words.

          Posted by Sarakenos | June 8, 2011, 2:48 pm
  4. are you certain?

    are you in hama?

    what else is happening

    didnt understand your last 2 sentences.

    see all monday

    Posted by nonapologistsuporter | June 4, 2011, 2:38 pm
  5. There will always be "external powers who have their own interests in mind" … doesn't mean I must become a SLAVE in order to avoid external powers. Quite the contrary, the best defense against external powers is a true democracy at home!

    No one said we want "western aggression." You're the one who keeps bringing up western aggression into this topic! Your tactics are insulting to the intellect! It's like: You want freedom? Then you shall end up like Iraq and Libya! … What a mental trap you put us in!

    The vast majority of Syrians support freedom. They only differ on how to get it. The government has true supporters, but as the days go by, the support will dwindle down, because no normal human being can truly support a govt massacring their any people (let alone one's own people).

    Three months ago, no one was asking Assad to crawl or leave or whatever. They went out to ask for reforms, and his response was sending in military snipers and shot a few dead, as a reply to those calling for reforms. His reply was: go back home and shut the fuck up. Well guess what? Now he's gonna pay the price for this! In order for you to still have any respect left (after the regime has fallen, as it has fallen in South Korea and elsewhere), you need to stop declaring your support for the falling regime.

    The Syrian regime's crimes did not begin three months ago, but decades ago. They already have too much blood on their hands as it is. What they're doing now is simply speeding up their end. Every man, woman, or child the regime kills, has relatives! They're gonna rise up too! The regime kills them, and the relatives of those relatives will rise up! Eventually, the whole country will rise up, and Bashar al-Assad will have to choose between murdering his entire nation and be left with no one to rule over, or he will simply give up (but it won't reach that far. Someone in the military hierarchy will finally come to his senses and say: enough is enough, and will get rid of al-Assad the nice way or the ugly way). al-Assad is going down one way or the other. The people are not afraid of the bullets any more! So killing more of them will have no effect! It will only make them more determined

    Posted by Sarakenos | June 7, 2011, 11:34 am
  6. dear deaf mule 2,

    what you want and what you will get are 2 different things because the "uprising" is not a true one. america has lots to do with it . zionized usa is at the heart.

    Posted by deaf mule | June 7, 2011, 2:39 pm
    • First, prove it!

      Second, when you get tired of finding no proof, please resort to logic. Imagine you're in al-Assad's place, and you uncover a "zionized usa" plot behind the uprisings. How do you handle it? You send tanks into towns, arrest and torture thousands, and order snipers to shoot down people during funerals? Does the "zionized usa" plot also include how al-Assad is going to react to the uprisings?

      In Jordan, when violence erupted between police and protesters, and one man was killed, the king came out the next day and said he will not allow this to happen again. And guess what? The next week when protesters took to the streets, the police didn't touch them! And at the next protest, the police didn't touch them either! You know what happened then? The people got bored and stopped protesting and went home. That is how you handle a demonstration! If you shoot at them, they'll come back with bigger numbers the next day, and demand justice! So your theory of "zionized usa" is full of shit! No one is forcing al-Assad to shoot, imprison, and kill civilians. He's doing it on his own!

      Second, you need to stop blaming the victims of the terror inflicted upon them. That's why I called you a deaf mule, deaf because you're not listening, and mule because you can't "feel" for them.

      Posted by Sarakenos | June 8, 2011, 2:40 pm
  7. I ask you, is this dialogue and scene from a play or real life?

    Now I will tell you, every Arab man I have ever met has told me, " All women are whores."
    I am assuming they mean women other than their mother, wife, aunts, sisters and cousins..
    "All women are whores."
    "What's your wife doing tonight?" (American humor).

    Posted by Cyrus Howell | June 8, 2011, 7:53 pm
  8. Great job. Well with your permission allow me to grab your rss feed to keep up to date with incoming post

    Posted by sohbet | August 1, 2013, 7:00 am

Post a comment

Connect With Us Ya Hmeer!

resume resume

Recent Posts

So, Who’s the Threat to America Again?
August 20, 2012
By Guest
Where Do We Keep Islamophobia?
August 15, 2012
By Shubnum
Lobbying Versus Advocacy
August 1, 2012
By Mehrunisa
On the destruction of Speaker’s Corner
July 17, 2012
By Abubakr
Stateless & Speechless, A Palestinian Regains Speech
July 12, 2012
By Hanitizer
White, Black American groups ‘swap’ summer interns
July 10, 2012
By Guest
The Costs of Stripping
June 25, 2012
By Mehrunisa
Be The Fundamental Pizza of a Man
June 25, 2012
By Guest
In US, They Want Fun, Fun Fun
June 23, 2012
By Sana
I Ain’t Afraid of No Regime
June 15, 2012
By Husam
ADC: Arab American Professionals’ Gateway to DC
June 12, 2012
By Hanitizer
Influence And Freedom
May 23, 2012
By Guest
Will Sacha Baron Cohen Bring His Muslim Bashing To An End?
May 22, 2012
By Hanitizer
On Chafed Oddballs, Siberian Socialites and Missed Opportunities
May 5, 2012
By Guest
A Single Roll of the Dice
April 23, 2012
By Guest