Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Hosny Mubarak Doesn't like Black People

I'm going to have to agree with the fellow Bookerista and the CaribPundit. Egypt needs no more money from me or my government. Let them stand on their own two. From Nory Younis, here is the upshot.

A camp of Sudanese refugees was expelled form a Cairo park using water hoses, and police batons with brutal beatings in the dark of night.
At 1:00 am, and it was really cold, security forced started flushing the Refugees with three water cannons from three different sides. First spray lasted for almost 6 minutes..

From the report, there seemed to be a special disdain reserved for the black Sudanese, without regard to their religion.

Refugees lined up and started warming up too but saying ‘allah akbar’, ‘la ilaha ella allah’ and ‘hasbona allah wa neama al wakil’ meaning there is no god but allah and only him we delegate to handle our injustice. The Christians chanted Halleluiah. And this set identity for the war players. The few civilian audience started cheering for the Egyptian army against the dirty / black / Christian parasites. Yes, there was no humanity in the scene.

And you thought George Bush didn't like Black People. Hah.


At Tue Jan 03, 12:27:00 PM CST, Anonymous Helen said...

Where in Sam Hill is Kanye West when black people are really suffering?

Oh, oh, oh! Yeah! I got it!


Kanye West doesn't like George Bush.

At Thu Jan 05, 03:04:00 AM CST, Blogger Abdul-Halim V. said...

When we look at political situations in other parts of the diaspora or Africa itself, it isn't always appropriate to throw around racial labels and assume they make sense in a different context.

Most of the Egyptians I know are pretty obviously of African descent and are "Black" themselves.

I have no great love for Mubarak and there is definitely a humanitarian problem going on. But I don't think that a racial lens isnecessarily the appropriate one here.

At Thu Jan 05, 09:00:00 AM CST, Blogger BeeJiggity said...

Helen- BINGO!

abdul-halim s. - You may be correct, and while that was the spin put on by the author, I put this up for two reasons. 1. Other countries are usually more brutal than we are, but a fair comparison is seldom made.

2. If bad situations for black people are the result of that nation's president, well, look at what Helen said.


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