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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, July 25, 2005

Mona El Tahawy gets it right!

Mona El Tahawy says what I've been saying all along: In this fight against terrorism, we are all in this together! There is no more “us” and “them” It is all “we”. When London, Beirut and Sharm el-Sheikh are all attacked in less than 48 hours, there is no more Muslim or Christian or Jew. There is no more believer or infidel. There is no more East or West When the dead in Sharm el-Sheikh included Britons, Dutch, Egyptians, French, Kuwaitis, Spaniards, and Qataris, it is all we and we are all in this together. Damn straight!

11 Comments:

At 7/25/2005 05:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good boy! Brilliant.

 
At 7/25/2005 06:45:00 AM, Blogger Kat said...

Amen, brother. Time to bind together the wounds, put on the fighting face and find these scumbags.

 
At 7/25/2005 06:47:00 AM, Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Alright then. Big Group Hug. We're all in this together.
Then can we pass out the weapons
and shoot the terrorists?

 
At 7/25/2005 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

So true. But wasn't that also true about 9/11, the Bali nightclub, the train bombs in Madrid, the London subway. We are a global village and every one of these bombs most assuredly has killed people from many nations.

Sandmonkey, you and the other young Egyptians started something that cannot be allowed to stop. Your generation is the first that is truly universalist. Show us old folks what you can do!!!

 
At 7/25/2005 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Polly Prissy-Pants said...

word!

 
At 7/25/2005 12:32:00 PM, Blogger thewiz said...

Indeed we are. . . .now if only the French, Germans, and the rest of the Euroweanies get with the program.

Seems we are making progress. The moderate Muslims around the world are starting to speak out, the western governments are working harder and cooperating better, and democracy is continuing its inexorable spread.

There will be more setbacks but we will overcome, if we just be patient and determined.

 
At 7/25/2005 03:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to a recent poll of *British* Muslims, 6% feel that the attacks in London on July 7 were justified!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/graphics/2005/07/23/npoll23big.gif

 
At 7/25/2005 06:39:00 PM, Anonymous Peter-Australia said...

Too right! They are trying to destroy our civilization, all who wish to live in peace and harmony are their enemies. There is no where that can be viewed as neutral in this struggle. You either believe in freedom and are willing to fight for it or you must be prepared to loose all you hold dear.
Unfortunately Jane Fonda still hasn't worked it out. Fonda the enemy of freedom.

 
At 7/26/2005 12:53:00 AM, Blogger haal said...

Unfortunately, I think it will always remain 'us' and 'them'. What you are talking about or think happening, is 'We' giving away our 'We-ness' to become 'them'.

 
At 7/26/2005 07:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering Both sides have said that 'You are with us or against us', logically there is no middle ground. Those that refuse to pick a side will be targeted by BOTH sides. Some, will do just that of course. Maybe Darwin was on to something, since that will remove a considerable number of reallllly stooopid people from the gene pool.

 
At 7/27/2005 07:11:00 AM, Blogger ألِف said...

Haal is absolutely correct.
And yes, you can pick a side, and be *you*, and still not threaten or be threatened by *them*

What's so difficult about that?

 

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