Thursday, January 6, 2011


When I heard the news I was shocked and grieved. Yet I believed that this new awareness of what’s at stake here would make us unite more and realize that this no longer concerns a group of people but each and every one of us. This was not the case. We are divided more than ever! Suddenly we all identify with each other through labels. I am "Muslim" and he/she is a "Christian". We are all Labelled Muslims and Christians. We the Muslims are reaching out to  they "the Christians"! I never really identified myself as a Muslim but now I am stuck with this label. So many others who are not really concerned with religion are suddenly Muslims reaching out for the Christians or vice versa. Well then if we are to deal with it this way, then what if I am half Muslim and half Christian i.e. my mother is Christian and my father is Muslim. Do I reach out to the Christians and tell them I am there for them? Or should I be the one pitied here?

We the Egyptians are on the brink of a civil war. We the People are in danger of losing our dignity (what’s left of it anyway). We the people are being manipulated and lowered into division and fragmentation by a much greater and corrupter entity. This is what we should fight against here. We fight for unity and against division. The only labels we should carry are "US” “WE” “THE PEOPLE”. If I am to take to the streets on the 7th of January it is not to try and protect a minority group. I am trying to protect what’s left of my country. I am trying to defend my right as a human being to believe in whatever I want without being condemned or discriminated against in my Country!

I am not a Muslim,
I am not a Christian,
I am not a Jew...
I am an Egyptian,
I am an Arab,
I am a human Being!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Purple Cloud

They will see us waving from such great hights
"Come down now" ..they'll say.
But everything looks perfect from far away
"Come down now""..but we stay.

Iron &wine: Such Great Hights

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chest Pains.

I have shed no tears yet. And often felt that I have no time to be sad or to mourn anything. Isn’t that far better than having all the time in the world? I thought so. But what of these consistent chest pains I walk around trying to ignore. They are very present and I feel them everywhere I go. It’s all very physical now. Being too exhausted or busy to lend time to your sadness makes the pain more physical than emotional. I am numb of emotion and often I imagine that I might be better off. But if only this bulk on  my chest could disolve, this heaviness that I am forced to carry while performing my everyday chores. ..

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What are you?

What are you… when you’re neither happy nor sad?

When you’re not bored nor are you driven by anything?

You’re not angry, not content, not motivated,

Not enthused, not aroused, nor elated,

Not peaceful, not calm, not agitated,

You’re not a machine, no longer a human being…

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Break Up Songs.

Monday, November 23, 2009