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Muhammad al-Arabi
London, United Kingdom
I am a progressive Arab nationalist who is living and working in Britain.
Interests: reading, writing, travelling, campaigning for justice, music (arab and english), arab food (eating it, not cooking it), films.
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Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Painful Truths
The Arab Spring has been hijacked, corrupted and sabotaged. From Tunisia, the birthplace of the popular revolution that came to be known as the Arab Spring, through Libya and Egypt, the mass uprisings that swept aside decades of dictatorships and stagnation have turned into a devastating cyclone, destroying every semblance of progress and modernity in its path. Nowhere is this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at Painful Truths
Muhammad al-Arabi laments the demise of fun brought about by the growing Islamist trend in the Arab world. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Painful Truths
Clearly, English comprehension was not your best subject at school! First, I did not say, or in any way imply, that Western women are not good enough. That’s something you imagined. You say: “I'm British and been with a Saudian [sic - the correct adjective is Saudi!] guy for over 2 yrs & we r fine. I have embraced his culture & religion & he takes an interest in western culture too.” I wonder what would have happened if you had not embraced his culture and religion. The answer is simple: you would not be together for two weeks, let alone two years – unless, of course, your are still not married, in which case my bet is that he will not marry you. And if he marries you and the two of you return to Saudi Arabia, the prospects are (1) you will have to undergo a character-bypass operation and become a child-birth factory; (2) you will become entirely subservient to his family You say: “There are also many divorces between Arab men & women also. I even had an Arab guy confiding in me once about his marriage to his Arab wife. He said he was bitterly unhappy with her, because she was too demanding and materialistic, that she couldn't cope with their child or know how to take care of the child properly, and was often so depressed she didn't make an effort for him, go out anywhere or do anything. She would just nag at him & demand things. He also said that he wished he had never married an Arab woman for this reason & that he should have married a British woman, because they are more appreciative of things, less demanding & have better personalities.” He was probably chatting you up, trying to win your sympathy! Pardon my cynicism, but I speak from experience. I hope I am wrong.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2012 on Arab men, British women at Painful Truths
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Egyptian Islamists are resorting to religion to solve the country's economic problems, but while this may seem primitive they may only be reflecting the popular mood. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at Painful Truths
The truth must always be told, even if it temporarily deprives our enemies of the bad light they generally deserve. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2012 at Painful Truths
Sexual inadequacy lies at the core of male Islamists' support for female genital mutilation. Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2012 at Painful Truths
Rather than a just, all-knowing and all-seeing entity, could God be something like the sun or a star, or some other concentration of matter, a kind of engineer-entity, good at making things (by trial-and-error and over billions of years) but without being aware of itself or knowing what it is doing? Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Painful Truths
Hello Omar, As with all religions, Islam is self-contradictory, so both the bigot and the believer in justice and equality will find comfort in it. While I do not consider all Islamic teachings as hypocrisy, I do consider most Muslims as hypocrites. Experience shows that the louder they shout about Islam, the greater the likelihood of awful skeletons of hyporcisy being present in their cupboards. There is no conflict in my voice: my reference to "my Muslim brothers" is sarcastic - I apologise for giving a misleading impression. I do not believe that faith or kinship makes me a brother to anybody, except for my biological sisters and brothers. As to what Islam is all about, well, it's about everything and nothing. For me personally, religion plays no part in my life whatsoever. And the argument as to whether or not there is a god is completety irrelevant to me. Whether I believe in god or not will not make the slightest difference to my life. And nobody has come back to tell us there's anything after life, other than what we know: worms. In the end, religion is a personal thing. If it makes you happy, fine. If it doesn't, ditch it. But religion and politics should never mix, and nobody should ever try to impose his or her views, religious or otherwise, on others. Sadly, imposing one's views on others is the norm in all Muslim societies. Regards, Muhammad
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Moves by Egypt's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi al-Nur Party to legalise necrophilia and eliminate women's rights are the first steps on a long journey that will result in their well-deserved self-destruction. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Painful Truths
David Cameron's assertion that "Democracy and Islam can flourish together" is as ridiculous as if the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were to call on Christendom to embrace ethics in politics. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Painful Truths
Salafis, who are in the ascendant in Egypt and throughout the Arab and Muslim worlds, are not real Muslims but idolaters who worship a human being, the Prophet Muhammad, as if he were God. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Painful Truths
Pious, God-fearing Islamist Egypt leaves woman to die of food poisoning because she could not afford exorbitant hospital fees Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 11, 2012 at Painful Truths
As Muslims protest over the Quran-burning incident at the US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, they should pause and think about what they are doing and what they hope to achieve, and those who can read should spend some time looking back over the past decade to see how many Muslims have been slaughered by other Muslim bigots and hotheads and compare that with the number of Muslims that have been killed by non-Muslims. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Painful Truths
Saudi columnist Hamza Kashgari should be free to say what he likes as long as he does no harm to others, but instead faces the death penalty in Saudi Arabia after being deported by Malaysia for tweeting this about the Prophet Muhammad: "I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don't understand about you. I will not pray for you." Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2012 at Painful Truths
The Egyptian revolution that began on 25 January 2011 has only just begun and will not be complete until the dishonourable, incompetent and corrupt traitors in the Egyptian army are purged and brought to account for betraying the people and the country they are supposed to defend. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Painful Truths
Democratic, law-governed states that treat all of their citizens as equals, irrespective of gender, colour, ethnicity, faith or no faith, is the solution to the Arab countries’ problems. Islam is not the solution. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Painful Truths
Muslim societies must first experience the "Full Monty" of retardedness as advocated by the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood before turning against it and having their critical faculties collectively jump-started. They might then begin to look to more modern and forward-looking interpretations of Islam, ones that respect people as human beings and their right to say what they want to say, believe in what they want to believe and wear what they want to wear. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at Painful Truths
Debunking the most frequent lies still being peddled by the pimps of Muammar Gaddafi despite the fact that he is dead and buried and his despotic regime is well and truly over. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Painful Truths
BBC freelance “journalist” Thomas Dinham insults Egyptians by claiming that anti-Israel sentiment following Israel’s murder of five Egyptian policemen on Egyptian soil on 18 August 2011 is a manifestation of “anti-Semitism”. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Painful Truths
British broadcasters' – especially the BBC's – tenth anniversary 9-11 coverage has highlighted a serious poverty of imagination – "all very predictable stuff hashed and rehashed, debated an redebated over, and over, and over again. It is a complete and utter poverty of the imagination and intelligence." Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Painful Truths
Spoof video of Gaddafi in a rock band, in honour of the last days of his murderous regime, courtesy of Kenya's XYZ show Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Painful Truths
Although Libyan crime boss Muammar Gaddafi is hailed as a hero in Africa, in reality he is a racist - as racist as the Ku Klux Klan and the English Defence League/British National Party. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 6, 2011 at Painful Truths
Rebuffing another tedious argument praising Libyan mafia boss Muammar Gaddafi and claiming that the NATO intervention in Libya is aimed at capturing Libya's oil wealth. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Painful Truths
Libyan dictator Mu'ammar Gaddafi is using road traffic accident victims and the victims of his own suppression of protests in Tajoura district of Tripoli to display on cameras as victims of the NATO are strikes. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Painful Truths