Iraqi-Canadian Software Engineer in training

 

mashrou3-ummi:

entanglingbriars:

Things the Israel/Palestine conflict is about

  • Nationalism
  • Racism
  • Colonialism
  • Economics
  • Land use
  • Water

Things the Israel/Palestine conflict is not about

  • Religion

Things the Israel/Palestine conflict is not

  • A conflict

Things it is

  • Settler colonialism
  • Military occupation
  • Genocide
maarnayeri:

Omar Suleiman is easily the most sincere and principled imam I’ve seen and keep up with.

maarnayeri:

Omar Suleiman is easily the most sincere and principled imam I’ve seen and keep up with.

thepalestineyoudontknow:

Today , Palestine and the world have lost a great person , a person who will be present in our future in our freedom.

Samih AlQasim - a Palestinian Druze Poet - May your soul rest in peace.

He became known as one of the famed “resistance poets”, a group of Palestinian poets that included the late Mahmoud Darwish and Tawfiq Zayyad whose poetry was widely celebrated as part of the Palestinian national movement. Asked about the label “resistance poet”, Qasim says: “It was put upon me but I am proud of it. I am a resistance poet, and not only Arab and Palestinian resistance. I am a poet of international resistance.”

 “I’ll resist/ to the final pulse in my veins!” He would go on to spend time in Israeli prisons for his relentless political writings and work.

Al-Qasim passed away on August 19, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

Commenting on his battle with cancer : “I am less noisy of course. I am less sure about things. I have doubts here and there. But I didn’t give up my optimism.” He takes a sip of coffee and recites to me a poem he wrote on the subject:

I don’t like you, death

But I’m not afraid of you

And I know that my body is your bed

And my soul or spirit is your bed cover

I know that your banks are narrow for me

I don’t love you death

But I’m not afraid of you.

Read : Samih al-Qasim and the language of revolution and Samih Al Qasim and the Arab Men of Letters.

thebluelip-blondie:

nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

y’all see how little Black life is mattered even by other PoC

not the Palestinians other PoC