Archive for October, 2006

Saudi Has The Right Idea–Why The Use of Sexual Assault as a Coercive “Tool” Should Result in Mandatory Castration

October 30, 2006

So. THIS GUY says that raped women asked for it if they weren’t covered up.

Then THIS blog makes neqab into a form of sex object (very interesting article, BTW), then THIS and THIS and THIS and even THIS blog each covers the ridiculous Eid el Fitr gang groping in Cairo.

This, a little over a year after Rabab al-Mahdi and other ladies were Sexually Assaulted by Egypt’s finest.

This is to say nothing about the KIDNAPPINGS and Deliberate and Religiously-Motivated Seductions that has Egypt making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

(This is to say nothing about the ABSURD PUNISHMENTS that are lavished upon those that speak against Islam, but that’s another story.)

Am I the only one to think that using sex as a weapon is morally wrong? The profusion of articles and blog postings about the Eid Fiasco would prove that others do care, but caring isn’t enough.

Apart from the fact that State Security don’t care enough to protect their countrymen (or women, as the case may be), I really disagree with the whole “three strikes and yer outta there” business.

Why not make a sexual assault automatically carry a penalty of, say, castration with a dull knife?

I PROMISE that this will end the things happening in Egypt. For one, people will know that they can’t get away with anything. For two, there wouldn’t be even one repeat offender.

And if castration didn’t do the trick, Egypt could always pull a Saudi A. and BOBBIT-IZE the offending, um, member of society.

Why Not Change Your Name To Mina, Ahmed Salib?

October 29, 2006

No self-respecting “Ahmed” would be writing the stuff that Ahmed Salib generally writes, and today is no exception.

Read this first, and then set your sights on THIS.

I almost fell off my rocking chair when I got this in the mail today.

Crybabies, Resounding Clarity and a (Gulp!) Protestant Aboona??

October 15, 2006

To my beloved Clear and my dear Father Sorial… I want to say a big THANK YOU for keeping the loving and polite dialogue rolling here at “A New Egypt.”

My week has been more difficult than I care to share here (at the risk of sounding like a crybaby), and I have not had time to write anything of my own on your conversation (or comments, even) or on the recent riots in Egypt (about the kidnapped girls) or anything but my own quasi-success of being in print for once!

I am very sorry for this, and apologize profusely.

I hope everyone that visits my blog is doing well, and please know that I miss “the old days,” when I had the opportunity to reply to each and every comment.

Those days will soon return ISA. Please keep me in your prayers–despite my not wanting to unload on this page, I hate to admit that I have had several very serious problems hit me in the face this past month–a health problem, a problem at work that has me bringing in about $200 a month instead of my normal salary, and, most seriously (to my romantic mind), the discovery of something about a man who had just recently proposed to me, something that I just can’t live with. (Thank God I wasn’t in love with him, and that I only talked to him a few times, briefly, and very innocently. (So innocently that if I end up marrying a “respectable Egyptian guy,” even HE couldn’t object to the nature of the conversations.) Still, the realization that a dream won’t be realized is always a sad thing, if only briefly so.

Wellllll, there was also one other thing, but I can’t say it here. I want to. Oh, how I want to. I can’t, though. I have to think of my family. (Wow. If today’s rant can’t be called the work of a crybaby, I don’t know what can be.)

(We will return to our regularly scheduled program in a few days. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you, The Management.)

Free Magazine Download

October 12, 2006

You can download the magazine I am in at this page:

The Antisocialite.

Photo x Quarterly, Winter Edition, Is In Bookstores Now!

October 5, 2006

I am happy to share a piece of news with you all–Photo X Quarterly (a subdivision of X Culture Magazine) is out, and some of my work appears in it.. I’ve already ordered MY copy, have you ordered yours??

The Danger of Islam, Part 1

October 1, 2006

If you’ve ever heard about a little incident called “September 11th,” I’d consider you acquainted with the misguided hatred that some Muslims seem to have for westerners, “infidels” and anyone who doesn’t pray to the Moon god–I mean Allah–five times a day.

I say “misguided” because the general policy of the west (towards pretty much anything) is “Live and Let Live,” although the Iraq (dare I call it) “War” seemed more about bringing America out of an economic slump than actually “getting the bad guys” and “solving the problem of Terrorism” or anything else.

And I pinned 9/11 on a band of Muslims because bin Laden’s boys have already (a long time ago, actually) taken the “credit” for the incident.

Some say that the bin Ladens of the world are the exception to the rule, in terms of “following Islam.” (Meaning “They’re wrong, and Mohammed would lay the smack down on them if he could see what they’ve been up to in the past few years.”)

But the truth is that, while such terror-meisters are less common (numerically), and while there are seemingly more “exceptions” than rules to the theory that “Islam = Terror,” those deeply immersed in the Koranic verses must admit that the Osama bin Ladens of the world are “the rule.” Meaning “they’re the ones that Mohammed would consider shining examples of a True Muslim.”

Another “truth” is that westerners sometimes feel that 9/11 was predicated on the fact that (many) Muslims disapprove of the relative debauchery and immorality of the west, that Muslims’ hate of the west has to do with something they (the west) did, or an ideal westerners hold dear.

The truth is, however, that their “distaste” for the west is based on two things: jealousy at the prosperity and relatively guiltless moral (and I used the word loosely) freedom of westerners (which they, themselves, would kill or die to have), and anger that someone had the gall to reject Islam, where “rejection” is “not accepting it,” even if the non-accepter never actually made a conscious choice against Islam.

(I just had an image of a world made up entirely of Muslims—and I do mean 100% Muslim. Would everyone get along? Would Osama and crew be happy now that they could go on with their lives, or would they get depressed that they had no real job anymore? Then again, didn’t the 4 Caliphs have some problems, even though they were, ostensibly, “on the same side” ? Ahhhh, brain freeze, I’m thinking too hard; back to the point at hand…)

You may be thinking “Well, what about the Euro Muslims, or the converts to Islam? How do you explain THEIR anger?”

Well, this anger of theirs is either inherited from their religious mentors and the “interesting” propaganda thereof, or based on a more accurate following of their religion.

Meaning, the non-Arab Whites and Blacks who get all hot and bothered if you badmouth Islam are–like Osama bin Laden–better examples of what a Muslim is… or should be.

Double Standard

Interestingly enough, some of the western ideals Muslims wish to deny infidels are freedom of speech and freedom of religion. I say “interesting” because western Muslims are using their rights TO these two freedoms to promote a “religion” that FORBIDS both freedoms.

One can’t blame them, however, since it is to Islam that the Muslim’s loyalty is pledged. And it is to Jihad that Islam is pledged.

In fact, I was recently inspired to edit the Pledge of Allegiance. (For those who don’t know satire when you read it, be forewarned.)

I pledge allegiance to Islam, not the United States of America. And to the religion for which it slays, one people, under Allah, indivisible, no liberty or justice for non-Muslims.

Stay tuned for part 2 in this series, where I’ll expound upon this…

Sara Ghorab

https://saraghorab.wordpress.com

I’m Sorry

October 1, 2006

Due to 57 recent comments on “A New Egypt” (but not ON “A New Egypt,” if you know what I mean) I am forced to go back to moderating all comments, resulting in slower-posting comments.

But at least this way I can assure you that you’ll never have to read even ONE comment dealing with online casinos or “extremely young gay guys”.. (well, on MY blog, anyway… 🙂

May your day be BLESSED, my friends.

Love to everyone and many thanks to Clear for telling me I should delete the comments, rather than being a bum and leaving them.

(Well, he didn’t use the word bum, but it sounded good here, so..)