From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
The following video was released by Askar Kazeboon (“military liars”) campaign in commemoration of the forty-day anniversary of the Port Said massacre and the events that followed it. At least seventy-four individuals died in the clashes that ensued in Port Said stadium on 1 February 2012, and at least fifteen were killed in related country-wide protests between 2 and 6 February 2012. To date, no one was held responsible for these deaths.
The video includes footage of Egyptian security forces attacking and shooting at protesters. It also shows various members of parliament sidelining allegations that security forces employed deadly force against unarmed protesters, and in some instances claiming that the protesters were hired mercenaries. Below is the text that accompanied the video (translated from Arabic).
“Forty days have passed since the Port Said massacre, which occurred under the rule of the military and supervision of the ministry of interior. Yet thus far no one has been held responsible and no word has come from the fact-finding commission, which seems to have disappeared, perhaps until it finishes “fabricating” the facts! Worst still, they [the military] humiliated the martyrs and have shown no mercy in dealing with those who have demanded justice on behalf of the martyrs and their families. The voice of freedom they heard from the ultras fans scared them and thus they tried to silence it using all possible repressive and thuggish tactics, and using, as usual, lies—except this time through the People’s Assembly! [Members of Parliament said,] “There are no birdshot bullets, no teargas, no martyrs, no revolutionaries, and, while we’re at it, no revolution..” He who is silent about the truth is a deaf devil. And these gentlemen are denying and concealing the truth. Down with the rule of the lying military and those who follow it…The will of the people will prevail.”
If you prefer, email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBSCRIBE TO ARAB STUDIES JOURNAL
Hot on Facebook
Jadalicious / جدلشس
"We make a mistake if we accept the view that states are fighting terrorism, since we have abundant evidence for accepting the idea of state terrorism, and what is most urgent is to track and expose how state terrorism operates under the rubric of “democracy.”"click | email | tweet
Latest EntriesView All Entries »
- قصائد للشاعر أمبرتو سابا، المجلد الاول
- Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (March 6 - March 19)
- Maghreb Media Roundup (March 23)
- واقع الزراعة في فلسطين: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع فؤاد أبو سيف
- Yemen's War [Ongoing Post]
- Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 22)
- Media on Media Roundup (March 21)
- Joint Statement Regarding the anti-Semitic, anti-Black, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim Posters on UIC’s Campus
- Egypt Media Roundup (March 20)
- Last Week on Jadaliyya (March 13-19)
- Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (February 2017)
- New Texts Out Now: Karine Walther, Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921
- Palestine Media Roundup (March 19)
- مختارات من الصحافة العربية 17 آذار
- المنظمات الأهلية الفلسطينية: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع طارق دعنا
- Text of Resignation Letter by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf
- MESA Membership Passes Bylaw Amendment Removing 'Non-Political' Clause and Affirming 501(c)3 Status
- UN Report Establishes Israeli Apartheid; Fallout Begins
- Between Slow and Sudden Death in Turkey
- Call for Action: Solidarity with Purged Academics for Peace in Turkey