Tag Archives: religion

I won’t wish you a Ramadan Karim

Originally posted on Strawberry Fields:
Every year I decide to write a post about Ramadan: either to wish my friends a Ramadan Karim, or just to criticize Ramadan. But each year I find no words to justify my thoughts and I keep postponing the task. It’s the middle of Ramadan now and here is what I…

Stop Asking

How dare you question anything? How dare you believe others over your own original beliefs? How dare you question the people who raised you and taught you how to live? How dare you think on your own? You’re human, you’re not allowed to think. You’re not allowed to question anything. You’re only allowed to eat, […]

I won’t wish you a Ramadan Karim

Every year I decide to write a post about Ramadan: either to wish my friends a Ramadan Karim, or just to criticize Ramadan. But each year I find no words to justify my thoughts and I keep postponing the task. It’s the middle of Ramadan now and here is what I have to say: There are […]

I Am Not a Stereotype

Originally posted on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit:
I am not a Stereotype Stereotypes Hurt.  No More Labels!! Women of all colors, races, religions ethnic groups and nationalities face double jeopardy. I will not be defined by the narrow conventions of your mangled mind. Me and Patti LaBelle got a new attitude. http://youtu.be/7jHToFiZuSU I…

Sisyphus and the Arab Woman

In the myth, Sisyphus was punished to be compelled to roll and immense boulder up the hill, only to watch it roll down once he reaches the top, and to repeat this action of rolling the boulder, forever. The same goes for the Arab woman, she is punished to roll an immense boulder of traditions […]

“Through humili…

“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to […]

“In this place, on this mountain, I promise: there will never be another Holocaust! so, we will bring more holocaust-like to the Palestinian, because we are God’s chosen people and they are not.”  

Prometheus (poem/monologue)

I have tried writing this poem for a class at the university. Surely I have failed to write it for it was supposed to be a dramatic monologue about Prometheus and Pandora, and I don’t know what I was attempting to do here but that’s what I ended up writing   Prometheus Adam Louvre Prometheus […]

“May God Help you God”

Professor Ramzi Suleiman and I were talking about religion fanatics, those who kill in the name of God. The professor told me that when he meets God, the first thing he will say “May God help you”.

I’m an Arab

What makes me an Arab? The fact that I speak Arabic? Or that I’m a middle eastern? Or that my origin is Arab? There are a lot of questions I have to ask concerning my identity. A lot of issues with accepting my reality. Yet,  all I know that I am a person,  who can […]