Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Birthday Wish

I would love to meet this amazing man and give him a hug. But now, I just wish on August 16 he will be free from all chargers.
He has been pronounced guilty of assaulting a police officer who was demolishing a Palestinian house on July 22, 2007.

Guilty for what?
For saying "Very funny soldier? That the kids will be sleeping outside, that's funny?"?

Ezra Nawi and the laughing soldiers

August 14, a personal letter from Ezra:

This is not the first time that I stand trial for my beliefs. But it is the first time that they will probably be able to stop me.

I always knew that many people silently supported me, and that if I ever got into trouble they would stand behind me. This moment has come.

I have been harassed and targeted throughout the years, because I embody three elements which provoke bigotry in the Israeli society: I am a homosexual, I am a Mizrahi Jew, and I devote all my time to fighting for the human rights of Arab Palestinians.

I am a simple person. I did what my heart told me to do. Looking back, I know that what my friends and I have done is changing the harsh reality of the occupation in the whole area of south Hebron. I feel that now the Israeli authorities are punishing me on a personal level.

I would like to believe that my personal adversity will inspire and motivate individuals to actively oppose the occupation.

Thank you,

Ezra Nawi


In this sad sad world, we need more people like you..
Bless you, Ezra.

5 comments:

nasrudin ansori said...

halo pkbr?gmn jd ke kalsel?
saya ada postingan ttg pulau di sekitar pantai tanjung dewa.smoga bs jd referensi wisata nya..

Bar Kochba said...

"I have been harassed and targeted throughout the years, because I embody three elements which provoke bigotry in the Israeli society: I am a homosexual, I am a Mizrahi Jew, and I devote all my time to fighting for the human rights of Arab Palestinians."

Incredible. Does he really think that he would fare any better in an Islamic society?

Gays in the "Palestinian" territories are regularly persecuted and murdered. Hundreds have taken up asylum in Tel-Aviv because the Israeli government does not execute them.

Is this ignorant kapo even aware of the treatment of Jews in Islamic and Arab societies? The institutionalized dhimmi second-class status? Of the anti-semitism and hatred in the Qur'an and hadith? Of the frequent massacres and humiliations Jews endured under the rule of Islam?

This traitor should rot for endangering the security of his people. Actually, I feel sorry for him, seeing how far his Jewish soul has strayed from its roots.

nina said...

@ Bar Kochba :
"Is this ignorant kapo even aware of the treatment of Jews in Islamic and Arab societies? The institutionalized dhimmi second-class status? Of the anti-semitism and hatred in the Qur'an and hadith? Of the frequent massacres and humiliations Jews endured under the rule of Islam?"

BK : Glad you're back. But you didn't do your homework yet. Same old islampohobia thingy.
It's never about the RELIGION. It's the HUMAN.
And Ezra Nawi is a better human than some of us. And a better jews too, I guess. He's even better than some of my hypocrite muslim fellows. Islam means peace. So in my own opinion he's more muslim than me or you. Or we can say that he's more jews than me or you. You name it.

Julianna said...

Islam means 'submission', not peace. I would think that you would have payed more attention in mosque.

Are you denying that Jews and Christians are relegated to dhimmi status under Islam? Qur'an (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." "People of the Book" refers to Christians and Jews. This was one of the final "revelations" from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad's companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in just the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths. Are you saying that this verse is not RELIGIOUS?

Curious: Where do homosexuals, religious minorities and dissidents fare better -- in Israel or in Iran/ Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan, etc?

nina said...

Hmmm, another Quran expert..
Dear Julianna, I think you came to the wrong mosque.
But O'course we can argue about it forever but I have lotta things to do here while fasting. Yes, it's our holiest month, Ramadan :)
Here's a hint for you :
if you wanna compare religious texts or violent passages or whose blood on whose hands, you come to the wrong place. I believe in freedom of speech but not hate speech.
I personally don’t see any of the three Abrahamic religions as being any more peaceful or murderous than each other. I'd like to talk more about peace and understanding rather than judging other people's faith.
And now let's back to the real issue here, shall we? And it's not gay or muslim or jew.
It's Ezra Nawi.