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RamadanMassacre

An enlightening and informed – thus rare – Facebook conversation on the events in Syria.

Reducing Chances of Being Sexually Harassed in an Arab country

The following list is by no means a guaranteed obliteration of all unwanted verbal or physical advances.

Aladdin Comes to Orange County

Tea Party Youth LA hit the streets of Downtown Fullerton to battle a the re-release of that damned 1992 Disney propaganda film Aladdin.

Women’s Voices from the Muslim World Short Film Festival

For folks who live in Los Angeles, a brand new film festival will be inaugurated today. Women’s Voices Now presents Women’s Voices from the Muslim World Short Film Festival taking place this Thursday through Saturday (March 17th-19th) at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. Films will be screened about the social, political and economic […]

MLK Jr & the Montgomery Bus Boycott: “The Montgomery Story”

a 50 year-old (released in 1958) throwback gets an arabee makeover (by way of the American Islamic Congress):

Gaddafi: A Mixture of Mubarak and Saddam (Guest Post)

Originally published for Deaf Walls by Yousef K.B. (click on the link for access to the hyperlinks in the original post): When former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben-Ali left Tunisia after he lost control of the state following massive protests that gripped his country in January, Arab leaders were silent, each looking on with shock […]

“Standing in Solidarity”

In record time, filmmaker, social activist, journalist, all-around-badass Hena Ashraf produces a video exhibiting the scores of cross-cultural support by New Yorkers for the Egyptian people’s pro-democracy protests. #nycsolidarity #jan25

“Hooverian Nights” Part I

American Orientalism and presidential mockery at its finest. I was kinda feeling bad for Herbert Hoover’s Secretary of Interior and Treasury until realized that they got to be “sheiks” and “memlooks” Excerpt from an article by Wallace Irwin (June 20, 1931) for The Saturday Evening Post. enjoy (I personally re-typed it from an original source): […]

Tunisia and American social media

Almost a year ago, I started a post about revolutionary regime change in the Arab world writing, “The domino effect starts with the largest and one of the most politically corrupt nations in this culturally geographically designated (Arab) “world.” Prescient? Only if I wasn’t talking about Egypt. Tunisian unrest over unemployment, economic disparity and autocratic […]

You Know You Live In An Arab Household…

When this is a staple on your dinner table next to the salt and pepper shaker:

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