Palestine, European Hypocrisy and The World Cup.

As a Muslim women, I’m used to robustly defending myself and every one of my choices. I know that my existence is political so everywhere I am, politics follow, from my home to the football stadium. I’m grateful that politics took the centre stage in this World Cup, that support for Palestine was loud and proud. That the hypocrisy of Europe was laid bare for all to see (or not!). I’m glad that the Muslim world got to showcase its excellence and its solidarity, because its people are from removed from its leadership.

Palestine – Show Up.

The regular bombardments of Gaza is referred to as ‘mowing the grass’ equating Palestinians to weeds, IN THEIR OWN LAND!! David M Weinberg, a former government analyst, wrote this dehumanising quote in the Jerusalem Post ‘If you fail to do so, weeds grow wild and snakes begin to slither around in the bush’ . Imagine if these words were used to describe any other group of people, for example substitute Palestinian for Israeli, it would be an antiemetic hate crime!

On Palestine | Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappe

Given the current situation in Palestine, with Israeli soldiers (Israeli Offence Force – IOF) storming into the Al Aqsa mosque on one of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar, guns a-blazing, attackinginnocent worshipers congregating to pray the night prayer during Ramadan, I thought it was imperative upon me to learn more about the Israel/Palestine…