الأحد، 21 مايو، 2017

Beirut Filled With Pride Flags, Despite The Cultural Terrorism That Lebanon’s Government Allows


In Lebanon, religious extremism and cultural terrorism are more accepted than basic human rights. We’ve known this for a while, but got another reminder this week when a fringe religiously extreme group with so much political clout managed to get the Lebanese government to force the cancellation of two scheduled events as part of Beirut’s pride week.
The latest event was organized by the Arab World’s first ever LGBT advocacy NGO Helem, and was aimed at raising awareness through actual facts and expert opinion about the LGBT community in Lebanon. It was supposed to be one of the last events to take place during Beirut’s Pride Week schedule, until Lebanon’s security forces “couldn’t ensure the security of the event” anymore, as was relayed to the location that was hosting it. When Metro El Madina, the location hosting the event, resisted, the pressure from official sides in Lebanon’s governance also rose leading to the event’s cancellation.
As I said before, religious extreme group in Lebanon are a cancer in our society, regardless of which religion they practice. They come in all forms and have been given so much power by our political system that they can literally walk all over our personal liberties and the only thing we can do is sit by and watch as they do so, under the guise of various dimwitted slogans that they permeate, mostly about how anything their religious beliefs don’t conform with is a western ploy to destroy our societies and a sin aimed at fragmenting the fabrics of Lebanon’s holy society.
Except it’s exactly their religious extremism that’s the main threat behind everything Lebanon stands for, when it comes to its societal fabric and construct. The fact that they are allowed to perpetuate their sickening beliefs and force them onto everyone else, especially when the people they’re trying to oppress are acting within their legal and constitutional rights, is horrifying. And this won’t change any time soon.
Shame on Lebanon’s government. They’re the side to blame about both cancellations here. They’re the ones who couldn’t put an irrelevant religiously extreme group in its place and allow an event that was planned within the framework of Lebanon’s guaranteed freedom of expression from going through unscathed. They’re the ones who have allowed our rights as Lebanese to be entirely dependent on whether they abide by the moral code of some religious group somewhere. They’re the ones who don’t have the spine to stand up for the citizens they’re bound to protect.
If Lebanon’s government thinks that massive PR overhaul the country needs will only come through articles in American or European media about how beautiful the country is to visit, they’re massively mistaken. It will come through events such as Pride Week that show the world that this country in the Middle East is grossly different than all of its surroundings and that minds are more open and tolerant here, and that maybe it’d be worth looking at Lebanon with consideration.
And yet, despite all of the religious extremism and cultural terrorism that’s permitted by our political system, Beirut’s Mar Mikhael neighborhood has its bars filled with the LGBT pride flag, also known as the rainbow flag, in order to celebrate the end of the Arab world’s first ever pride week.
As you can see from the above picture gallery, with pictures taken off Helem’s Facebook page, more than a dozen bars around the area sported the flag on one of their busiest nights of the week as a sign of solidarity. This shows that, against all odds, Lebanon’s youth is coming together to advance rights in the country for everyone. Maybe there is light at the end of that tunnel after all?
It’s truly a beautiful sight to see Beirut, against all odds and all threats, wear those flags in such a high profile area and literally not give a fuck about the police or the government behind the police or the extremists who run our government behind the scenes. Perhaps it bodes for a better future. Perhaps one might be foolish in being hopeful, but for such flags to fly high in the Middle East is, well, unheard of. Beirut literally did that.
Now let’s wait for those religiously extreme people’s minds to blow.

الأحد، 14 مايو، 2017

الاحتفال باليوم العالمي لمكافحة رهاب المثلية: الاتحاد بين أفراد مجتمع الم.م.م قوة ومصداقية وإثراء لقيمة التنوع



خلال احتفال بعض الأصدقاء الأعزاء الناشطين في حقوق الم.م.م  في منطقة وادي النيل، بذكرى اليوم العالمي لمكافحة رهاب المثلية والتحول وتنظيمهم لفعالية عظيمة الشأن يوم الجمعة الماضي، راودتني عدة أفكار وخواطر متناقضة تجمع بين الفرح والفخر من ناحية، وبالقلق والخوف والحزن من ناحية أخرى.

فمن المعروف، أن الاحتفالية في مصر تتعلق بحادث " كوين بوت" الذي وقع  في مايو /آيار عام2001 ، حيث تم القبض في هذه الحملةعلى عشرات الرجال مثليو الجنس، كانوا على متن مركب نيلي، وبعد القبض عليهم تم تعرضهم “لاختبارالفحص الشرجي” وخرجت بعض التسريبات تفيد بتعرضهم للتعذيب قبل محاكمتهم وحبس بعضهم وتبرئة البعض الآخر واضطرار أغلبهم إلى اللجوء خارج مصر.

وكانت قضية “كوين بوت” أشهر قضايا المثلية الجنسية التي تداولتها محاكم مصر، حيث ألقت الشرطة القبض على 52 رجلاً، من الملهى  المعروف آنذاك وأحيلوا إلى محكمة أمن الدولة العليا، التي كان لا يمثل أمامها إلا المتهمون بـ”الإرهاب”.

وبالرغم من عدم تجريم المثلية الجنسية بشكل صريح وعلني في القانون المصري، إلا أنه تتم محاكمة المثليين بقانون " ممارسة الفجور والدعارة"  والتي قد تصل إلى الحكم  بــالسجن ثلاث سنوات بالإضافة للغرامة.

وفي ظل كل ذلك، وجدت نفسي محاط بعشرات الشباب  والفتيات الناشطين والمهتمين بحقوق مجتمع الم.م.م من مختلف الأطياف وهؤلاء المناصرين من مجتمع المغاير جنسيا ومن مختلف الجنسيات وذلك أثرى بداخلي احساس التنوع الذي أجده مصدر قوة ودعم لوجودي وشعرت بوجود مجتمع الم.م.م بقوة في أرض الواقع وانه قادر بالرغم  من جميع المصاعب الاجتماعية والقانونية والأمنية على النضال حتى في ظل الظروف الأمنية الشرسة والمخاطر التي تهدد الناشطين بشكل عام في منطقة الشرق الأوسط.



وكان الشعار هذا العام للاحتفال هو " العائلة اختيار" وتم عرض فيلم قصير يعبر عن مفهوم العائلة الكويرية البديلة التي خلقها المثليين والمثليات والمتحولين والمتحولات جنسيا وجندريا في المجتمع بحيث يكون الصديق المقرب أو من يساهم في إشراك قرينه في المجتمع بديل عن الأم أو الأب أو حتى الجد أو الجدة وهي فكرة جديدة تمس سمة منتشرة في أوساط  مجتمع الم.م.م بحيث تكون بديل للفرد عن عائلته من حيث الدعم والقبول والمساندة والتعبير عن الذات بحرية وتقوي الروابط وتساهم في الدعم النفسي والمعنوي وحتى المالي في بعض الأحيان.


وتكونت هذه العائلات البديلة مثلها مثل اللغة الخاصة والمصطلحات تحت ضغوط التمييز الاجتماعي والملاحقات القانونية والاضطهاد الذي يتعرض له فئات ال م.م.م بكافة اختلافاتها، وهذه العائلات تتميز بدور هام للغاية كما اتضح من الفيلم المعروض خلال الفعالية التي شهدت أيضا عرض تقارير خاصة بدراسة احتياجات أفراد المجتمع وتقارير عن العنف الذي يتعرض له المثليين والمثليات والمتحولين والمتحولات وأنواعه كما شهد عرض فيلم عن حياة بعض أفراد الم.م.م  في أحدى الدول الأفريقية وأشكال مختلفة للرهاب الذي يتعرضون له. 

تميز الحضور بالتفاعل الشديد والاهتمام والمحبة والمساواة  وعكس اليوم اختلاف الأطياف حتى داخل مجتمع الم.م. م نفسه، فتواجد مثلي الجنسية والمثلية ومزدوجي الميول الجنسية والمتحول والمتحولة جنسيا أو جندريا والكويريين والمناصرين من المغايرين جنسيا، وذلك يؤدي بنا إلى نقطة أخرى مرتبطة إلى سيكولوجية بعض الأفراد في داخل مجتمع الم.م.م ذاته، حيث أن البعض يخلق عزلة اختيارية بدلا من الاتحاد مع الأطياف الأخرى فنجد أن الشباب المثلي في بعض الأحيان يتجه إلى الانعزال في محيط وسياق الخروج مع أقرانه من المثليين والابتعاد بل وإصدار أحكام مسبقة على أقرانه من المثليات جنسيا أو المتحولين والمتحولات جنسيا وجندريا، وكذلك في أوساط المثليات الاتي لا يفضلن أو يحبذن التواجد مع الرجال المثليين في بعض الأحيان وبعض النماذج، وكذلك التمييز الممارس داخل المجتمعات الم.م.م ضد المتحولين جنسيا وجندريا والذي لمسته لدى الكثير من الرجال المثليين.

كل هذه الأشياء تزيد من حزني وأسفي لاننا في المرحلة الحالية نحتاج للتكاتف والوحدة بشدة وقبول الآخر لكي نساهم في إضفاء المصداقية على قضايانا ونضالنا ولكي نزداد قوة ونصل بالقدر الكاف والواعي إلى القدرة على التواجد والحصول على المناصرة ولندعم بعضنا البعض وننقل معرفتنا لبعضنا البعض.


التنوع وقبول كافة أطياف قوس القزح سواء في المجتمع بشكل عام أو داخل مجتمع الم.م.م هو أسمى الاماني داخلي حاليا، وكذلك المساواة وعدم ممارسة التمييز والعنصرية والأحكام المسبقة ضد بعضنا بعض وإنهاء الوصم ضد المتعايشيين مع فيروس نقص المناعة البشرية، وقبل أن نسعى إلى القبول المجتمعي يجب أن نتقبل بعضنا البعض باختلافاتنا الدينية والثقافية والاجتماعية والسياسية والجنسية والجندرية لكي نكون قادرين على النضال بكل مصداقية.

الخميس، 27 أبريل، 2017

Anger over Saudi appointment to UN Women's Rights commission

Critics call the decision 'shocking' and 'absurd' 

Narjas Zatat 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/saudi-arabia-un-womens-rights-commission-appointment-anger-reaction-kingdom-hrf-mona-a7700866.html

Saudi Arabia has been voted onto the UN women’s rights commission in a secret ballot - a move branded "shocking" and "absurd" by critics. 
At least five European Union states reportedly cast their ballots for the Middle Eastern kingdom, where women still do not have the right the right to drive and were only allowed to stand as candidates and vote in municipal elections first the first time, two years ago. 
It will now serve a four year term on the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which claims to be dedicated to the “promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women”.
Rothna Begum, a women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch told The Independent it was "shocking". 
"How can Saudi Arabia seek to promote women’s rights globally, when at home they continue to severely discriminate against women through the male guardianship system?" she said.  
The guardianship system means that women in Saudi Arabia remain permanent legal minors. Ms Begum said that as a result they are required to seek permission from a male guardian "to travel abroad, marry, or be released from prison, and may be required to provide guardian consent to work or get health care".
She also pointed out that women cannot drive or apply for a driving licence in the conservative country. Earlier this month, the country got into hot water after images of the first girls’ council meeting emerged –  with 13 men in attendance, but no women. 
Hillel Neuer, director of UN Watch, UN Watch a non-governmental organisation (NGO) whose stated mission is "to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter", also called appointment "absurd", while award-winning author and columnist Mona Eltahaway was equally appalled, and referred to the appointment as a “disgrace”.
The Human Rights Foundation, a New York-based NGO, called the country a “dictatorship”.
Canadian Conservative MP Michelle Rempell called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to condemn the appointment.
"Where is the credibility of the United Nations as a whole if we’re putting countries like Saudi Arabia on the women’s rights commission?" she said. 
Saudi Arabia is also a member of the Human Rights Council, which it will serve on until 2019. 

الخميس، 23 فبراير، 2017

Another setback for Transgender people

Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-rolls-back-protections-for-transgender-students/2017/02/22/550a83b4-f913-11e6-bf01-d47f8cf9b643_story.html?pushid=breaking-news_1487784347&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.937e35bdab72

  

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights.
Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration is ordering the nation’s schools to disregard memos the Obama administration issued during the past two years regarding transgender student rights. Those memos said that prohibiting transgender students from using facilities that align with their gender identity violates federal anti-discrimination laws.
The two-page “Dear colleague” letter from the Trump administration, which is set to go to the nation’s public schools, does not offer any new guidance, instead saying that the earlier directive needed to be withdrawn because it lacked extensive legal analysis, did not go through a public vetting process, sowed confusion and drew legal challenges.
The administration said that it would not rely on the prior interpretation of the law in the future.
The departments wrote that the Trump administration wants to “further and more completely consider the legal issues involved,” and said that there must be “due regard for the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing educational policy.” Although it offered no clarity or direction to schools that have transgender students, the letter added that “schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement that his department “has a duty to enforce the law” and criticized the Obama administration’s guidance as lacking sufficient legal basis. Sessions wrote that the Department of Justice remains committed to the “proper interpretation” of the anti-discrimination law known as Title IX but said deference should be given to lawmakers and localities.
“Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue,” Sessions said.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos echoed that sentiment, saying that this is an issue “best solved at the state and local level. Schools, communities, and families can find — and in many cases have found — solutions that protect all students.”
DeVos also gave assurances that the department’s Office for Civil Rights “remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools,” and she noted that she considers “protecting all students, including LGBTQ students, not only a key priority for the Department, but for every school in America.”
The decision — delayed in part because DeVos and Sessions hit stalemates regarding timing and specific language — drew immediate condemnation from gay and transgender rights advocates, who accused President Trump of violating past promises to support gay and transgender protections. Advocates said the withdrawal of the federal guidance will create another layer of confusion for schools and will make transgender students, who are already vulnerable, more so.
“Attacking our children . . . is no way to say you support and respect LGBTQ people,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Others said the practical effect on the nation’s schools would be muted, in part because a federal judge already had blocked the Obama guidance in response to a lawsuit from 13 states that argued it violated states’ rights. And it is possible the U.S. Supreme Court could settle the matter soon, as it plans to consider a Virginia case involving a transgender teenager who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school.
The Trump administration’s move drew cheers from social conservatives who oppose the idea that a student can identify as a gender that differs from their anatomy at birth.
Vicki Wilson, the mother of a child at Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., said she sympathizes with children who have “difficult personal issues” to deal with, but thinks that “young men shouldn’t be permitted to deal with those issues in an intimate setting like a locker room with young women.”
School district officials in Palatine, bowing to federal pressure, allowed a transgender girl to change in the girls’ locker room at her school. “No school should impose a policy like this against the will of so many parents,” Wilson said during a news conference organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization.
The administration’s letter was the source of some disagreement between the two issuing departments, with Sessions eager to rescind the Obama administration’s guidance as court proceedings in related cases approached, and DeVos keen to leave it in place. Unlike Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary for seven years, DeVos does not have a close personal relationship with the president she serves; she also lacks the experience and political capital Sessions garnered as a Republican senator.
Sessions is widely known to oppose expanding gay and transgender rights, and DeVos’s friends say she personally supports those rights. The new letter is sure to ignite another firestorm for DeVos, who is fresh off her contentious nomination fight and has drawn protests from parents and teachers who believe she is unqualified for the job.
The letter also puts Trump squarely in the middle of the civil rights debate: Despite a flurry of activity in the early weeks of his presidency, Trump had not previously waded into the issue of gay and transgender rights.
Trump declined to sign an executive order last month that would have dramatically expanded the rights of people, businesses and organizations of faith to opt out of laws or activities that violate their religion, such as same-sex wedding ceremonies. Many took it as a sign that he would take a more liberal approach on gay issues than his Republican cohorts.
But in an interview with The Washington Post last year, then-candidate Donald Trump had indicated he would rescind the guidance based on the belief that it was a matter best left up to the states.
In the daily news briefing Wednesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer played down the reports of disagreement within the administration — saying the debate came down to timing and some specific wording — and reiterated the states’ rights argument.
“The president’s made it clear throughout the campaign that he’s a firm believer in states’ rights,” Spicer said.
The Obama administration’s guidance was based on the position that barring students from bathrooms that match their gender identities is a violation of Title IX because it amounts to sex discrimination.
Many advocates contend the guidance merely formalized what courts have increasingly recognized: That discrimination against gay and transgender people is a form of sex discrimination because it is rooted in stereotypes about men and women. As a result, they believe transgender people already have the right under Title IX to use their preferred bathroom.
The new letter scrambles the calculus for a number of lawsuits working their way through the courts, particularly the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender Virginia teen who sued his school board for barring him from the boys’ restroom. The case is scheduled for oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. A lower court cited the Obama administration’s position on transgender student rights in siding with Grimm.
Grimm said he was disheartened that the Trump administration is withdrawing the guidance. The Gloucester, Va., school board continued to bar him from the boys’ bathroom even after the Obama guidance was issued, but Grimm said the directive was “incredibly empowering.”
“It certainly bolstered hope that the future for transgender students was looking up in a way that it hadn’t been previously,” Grimm said.
Amber Briggle, the mother of a 9-year-old transgender boy in Denton, Tex., said she views the Trump administration’s position as a temporary setback and hopes that the Supreme Court will affirm transgender students’ rights. But the withdrawal of the Obama directive is a blow, she said, because the guidance made her feel that Washington cared about children like hers and understood the support they need.
“I just don’t think my family matters to the Trump administration,” she said.
Catherine Lhamon, who headed the Obama Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, said in a sworn declaration that the administration developed the guidance after receiving discrimination complaints from parents of transgender children and questions from teachers and administrators who were having to develop policies with regard to their transgender students.
In 2011, the Education Department received two complaints of discrimination against transgender students in schools. By 2016, that number had leapt to 84, according to the declaration filed in federal court.
In a kindergarten class where students line up by gender to go to the bathroom, “a student has to decide which line to get into, and the teacher has to decide which line to accept that student into, and both of them have to field questions from other students in the class,” Lhamon said in an interview. “Any of those choices raises potential for discrimination and potential for harm that all of the students and teachers in a school have to navigate. It’s not an abstraction for the people who live it every day.”
Lhamon said the withdrawal of the guidance and the notion that the federal government needs more time to consider the issue of transgender accommodations creates chaos in schools and sends a damaging message to children.
Without federal guidance, schools are likely to look to their state governments for clarity, said Francisco Negron Jr., chief counsel for the National School Boards Association.
That could open up battles across the country similar to one last year in North Carolina, when the legislature voted to require people in public buildings to use the restrooms that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificates.

الاثنين، 20 فبراير، 2017

A feature that honors those who dared to undergo sex reassignment surgery in the Middle East

These trans Arab women challenge social norms in a big way

They did not let society stand in their way.
2017-02-19 05:30

Published by Stepfeed


An Egyptian LGBTQ rights group has just honored the late Hanan al-Tawil – a renowned Egyptian transsexual actress who was known for playing various roles and challenging stereotypes. 
In a video posted by “No Hate Egypt”, the life of al-Tawil – who died in 2004 in mysterious circumstances – is celebrated. Her achievements, roles and contributions to the art scene in Egypt are listed, as well as the hardships she encountered throughout her life.
Though she is remembered more for comedy, especially in her iconic role as Korea the dancer (El Set Korea) in the 2003 comedy flick Askar fi el Moaskar, Tawil (née Tarek) was more than just an entertainer. She is credited with being the first openly transsexual Arab – one who fought for equality and progress while in the limelight.
Tawil inspired many others to come out. Here are some of the other inspirational women who did not let society stand in the way.

Nour Talbi

Morocco's most famous belly dancer, Nour Talbi, is a legend in her native country. The 1.85 meters seductress describes herself as a fully integrated woman. 
She left for Europe at 18 as Nourredine and returned years later as Noor. She began her career in dance and hasn’t looked back since. It hasn’t always easy. In an interview with the Associated Press, Nour describes her 10-year battle to get her gender change officially recognized on her state ID as an ordeal that almost tipped her over the edge.
"If I wasn't such a strong woman, religious, humanly and social, another might have killed herself," she said.
Nour has made international television appearances, including one on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model back in 2011. On it, she taught the aspiring models to dance with a tea set on their head during an episode filmed in Marrakech.

Bashayer Hussain

Bashayer Hussain is a Kuwaiti actress and director. She has revealed her sex reassignment surgery as one that was necessary, but not hardship free. 
Bashayer says she obtained legal documents from the Kuwaiti government to undergo the sex reassignment surgery in Thailand, after proving that she was 'psychologically female'. 
“In my nature, I am a woman, but on paper, I am a man … I now avoid all military points so as to escape any judgment that may arise from that situation," she told MBC after an incident involving a checkpoint. 
However, she insists that such incidents only make her stronger. 

HaiifaMjk

This one’s a little different. Haifa MJKwhose name and looks are inspired by Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe, has made a career out of emulating her favorite star. 
She’s now also created her own makeup brand, Haifa Mjk, and offers beauty tips and makeup tutorials to all those interested. 

Sally Mursi

Sally Mursi (née Sayyed) sent shockwaves through Egypt and the Muslim world after she went under the knife to become Sally in 1988. 
Her case caused an uproar that even led the Grand Mufti to intervene. 
Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, released a fatwa, making it spiritually legal for a transgendered individual to change to his or her appropriate gender.
"Tantawi issued a fatwa that recognized that Mursi’s change was necessary for her health,but required her to dress, behave, and comply with all obligations of Islam for women, except for marital obligations, for one year before the operation. The fatwa was the first positive Sunni ruling about sex changes, allowing them in cases where there is a clear medical condition, which a GID diagnosis would seem to constitute," Human Rights Watch wrote. 

الثلاثاء، 14 فبراير، 2017

VIDEO DOCUMENTING THE LIFE AND DEATH OF EGYPT'S FIRST TRANSSEXUAL ACTRESS GOES VIRAL

http://www.cairoscene.com/ArtsAndCulture/Video-Documenting-the-Life-and-Death-of-Egypt-s-First-Transsexual-Actress-Goes-Viral?M=True

May her soul rest in peace.  in memoriam of Egypt's first transsexual actress

An Egyptian LGBTQ advocacy group honours the late Hanan Al Tawil, Egypt and the region's first transsexual actress. The group hopes to shed light on transphobia in Egypt, which is rumoured to have driven Al Tawil to take her own life.


Yesterday marked the 51st anniversary of late Egyptian actress Hanan Al Tawil. The occasion went almost unmarked, after all, to many, her career was nothing more than her life in the limelight. However, Al Tawil did so much more than entertain, she was the first transsexual actress in Egypt and the the region and her rise to fame was a milestone in the road to progress and equality.

To commemorate her life with a video that soon went viral, LGBTQ advocacy group 'No Hate Egypt' took to Facebook to remind us all of Al Tawil's iconic moments throughout her history. Who can forget Miss Inshira7? Or her singing scene in Askar fi el Moaskar? In her own way, Al Tawil has left her mark on Egyptian pop culture history.

Al Tawil passed away in December of 2004, yet the cause of death remains unknown. Al Tawil is rumoured to have committed suicide, a friend of hers told the group that the actress was often harassed and mocked, which gave her "severe psychological disorders." 


The video ends on a sombre note, showing a transsexual Egyptian woman being assaulted on the street. In a recent survey by Vocativ, 41% of trans or gender non-conforming respondents admitted to have attempted suicide. The percentage is likely higher in Egypt with rampant transphobia and no anti-discrimination laws to deter such hate crimes. 

find attached the link to the video on the group's face book page: 

https://www.facebook.com/noh8egy/videos/1031679890269962/



الأحد، 12 فبراير، 2017

Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel

Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel


MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH

Assciated Press

10 February 2017