Na'eem Jeenah, Director of The Freedom of Expression Institute, has a blog on THOUGHT LEADER. So far, inter alia, he has remained silent with regard to the following:
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Your Olmert (omelette) pun is ingenious. As spokesperson for The Palestine Solidarity Committee and Director of The FXI, would you have time to do some stand-up comedy? I think that you have a natural talent. Perhaps you could do a few gigs in Gaza?
BLACKLISTED DICTATOR on December 2nd, 2007 at 3:00 pm
Your blog fails to identify the reasons for the extreme fundamentalist concoction within modern Isalm.
I would really like to know why some Muslims have gone down this dark alley. Please let us know your views on this matter.
FIX THE FXI on December 2nd, 2007 at 3:24 pm
Mo Bear should be viewed in a wider context as it seems that people are bing persecuted in the Islamic world for many different reasons…
What do you think about the way that women are being arrested (+ sentenced to lashings) in Iran for demanding some basic rights ?
Do you support Ahmadinejad’s regulations re female clothing ?
FIX THE FXI on December 2nd, 2007 at 6:23 pm
And what do you think about the sentence handed to the woman in Saudi Arabia ( 200 lashes and imprisonment) for “getting herself” raped ?
Can you understand that this barbarity leads to Islamophobia ?
Before criticizing America, plus Israel and The West, it is about time that Islamic commentators like yourself started to put your own house in order!
BLACKLISTED DICTATOR on December 2nd, 2007 at 6:52 pm
Na’eem- I’m going to have to use this for some of my comedy material:)
But I agree with ‘Fix the Fxi’- you should answer and speak on behalf of all the millions of Muslims in the world and defend or explain their actions!![not..]
Bilal on December 2nd, 2007 at 10:35 pm
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Seems to me that Na’eem’s loyalties are split.
As Director of The Freedom of Expression Institute he is supposed to believe in freedom of expression.
But as an Islamic / PSC activist, he is ambivalent about the doctrinaire / reactionary strands which characterize the ideologies of regimes that he admires ( eg Ahmadinejad’s Iran and Hamas). Moreover, with regard to the antisemitic Hamas charter, Na’eem remains silent.
I have tried to discuss such matters in numerous emails to The FXI but they remain unanswered. Clearly The FXI is in a bit of a fix.. it needs to be fixed!
FIX THE FXI on December 3rd, 2007 at 9:58 am
Blacklisted Dictator, I’m confused about this statement;
“Can you understand that this barbarity leads to Islamophobia ?”
Are you saying that there are some valid reasons for Islamophobia? I’m fascinated.
Ndumiso Ngcobo on December 3rd, 2007 at 1:09 pm
Ndumiso, of course there are valid reasons for Islamophobia, you fool! Just as there are valid reasons for racism (Black people are stupid) and valid reasons for anti-semitism (Jews want to take over the world) and valid reasons for sexism (women become silly and emotional when they menstruate) and just as women sometimes ask to be raped (like when they dress improperly). With logic like this we can justify apartheid, mysogyny and the oppression of virtually any group anywhere in the world at any time.
Na'eem Jeenah on December 3rd, 2007 at 2:39 pm
I agree that…
(1) Black people aren’t stupid
(2) Jews don”t want to take over the world etc
However, your conclusion is illogical because, it is beyond doubt, that Islamic “justice” (eg in Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Iran) is currently extereme/ barbarous. As a result, it can lead to Islamophobia.
Why dont you answer the other questions that I have raised ? Is it because you are reluctant to engage in a frank discussion ?