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As a Black writer, I was expected to accept the role of victim. That made it difficult in the beginning to be a writer.      James Baldwin

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Recent audio posts include interviews with Rumi interpreter Shahram Shiva, London-based author Aamer Hussein, South African Muslim scholar, professor Farid Esack, and Iraqi journalist Nermeen Al-Mufti's brief account of Kirkuk City history. Your comments on our blogs are always welcome.

 

Even though a massacre is going on

2014-08-05

by Barbara Nimri Aziz

Even though a massacre is going on, still the people of Gaza resist

Even though a massacre is going on in Gaza, genocide of Turkmen in Iraq is underway.

Even though a massacre is going on, US lawmakers award Israel millions more for weaponry

Even though a massacre in Gaza is underway, US president Obama remains mute and firmly loyal to his Israeli lord 

Even though a massacre is going on in Gaza, in the Occupied West Bank Palestinian demonstrators are killed, rounded up and imprisoned

Even though a massacre is going on, Israel insists it’s Palestinians who are to blame

Even though a massacre is going on, no Arab government has suspended its diplomatic ties with the Zionist state

Even though a massacre is going on, some South American countries cut their diplomatic relations with Israel

Even though a massacre is going on, US media devote excessive time to cover the fate of Israeli soldiers

Even though a massacre is going on, a feeble UN head, Ban Ki-moon, invokes international humanitarian law

Even though a massacre is going on, there are charges that those protesting Israeli actions are anti-Semitic

Even though a massacre is going on, Paris bans demonstrations and police arrest protesters who criticize Israel

Even though a massacre is going on, many remember Israel’s 2008-9 massacres of Gazans being a “game changer” Even though a massacre is going on, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia & Venezuela have reportedly decided to stop buying arms from Israel

Even though a massacre is going on, Gaza’s hospitals have nothing to treat the thousands of wounded civilians

Even though a massacre is going on, seven dedicated journalists have been killed exposing the truth

Even though a massacre is going on, major American networks and the BBC continue their pandering to Israel

Even though a massacre is going on, most US television network hosts refuse to suggest Israel may be wrong

Even though a massacre is going on, the United Nations itself is totally powerless to intervene or impose sanctions

Even though a massacre is going on, John Kerry, US secretary of state, turns over leadership of the crisis to Netanyahu

Even though a massacre is going on, Israel supporters assault demonstrators who dare oppose Israeli military actions

Even though a massacre is going on, most of the 3,000 comments on Yahoo News assail Islam, Muslims and Palestinians

Even though a massacre is going on, a pro-Palestinian demonstration of thousands in the US capital was reported on page 6 of The Washington Post metro section

Even though a massacre is going on, I chuckle at the blatantly absurd statements by supporters of Israel

Even though a massacre is going on, a rare White House comments that it is appalled by the shelling of a UN school

Even though a massacre is going on, the White House comment says nothing about the killing of refugees in the school

Even though a massacre is going on, we are informed how disruptive the war is for Israelis browsing in their shopping malls

 

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