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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

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

Friday, January 20, 2006

Do you know what Hamsa is?

Hamsa is a middleeast human rights promotion organization, that is a collaborative initiative between two organizations that bridge America and the Middle East: The American Islamic Congress represents American Muslims - and all Americans of conscience - who stand for individual rights across the Muslim world. The Tharwa Project, a minority and civil rights group based in Syria, embodies indigenous efforts to advance a regional movement. Hamsa is also where some of our good friends at the "Or does it explode?" blog work, so you know it employs smart people. Hamsa has an essay contest, where the top prize is $2000 and whose Judging panel is stock full of celebrity reformers: From Saad El Deen Ibrahim, and Gloria Steinhem, to Bloggers Mahmood Al Yousef and Ammaraji. If you are american or middle-easterner, can write well and wouldn't mind getting 2000$ in your pocket, than I sincirely urge you to check them out.


At 1/20/2006 02:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats your ass waiting for? I betif anyone can do it, it would be you!!

At 1/20/2006 08:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what if the writer is american, white, and christian? can they still write something about islam and get the cash, or are the infidels exempt?

At 1/22/2006 06:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending Hamsa my home address and a long essay detailing ANY of my opinions on the Middle East seams like a good way to end up with a nice surprise package waiting for me in my mail box. And not the kind of gift that would bring me any happiness.

At 1/24/2006 04:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you can ask them not to reveal your address. Do you think Gloria Steinem is going to come after you? This is a great opportunity. And any American can enter, too.


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