My heart is torn between East and West. I live somewhere between the present and the past. I don't know who I am.
Just another human being biding their time on this earth. Passionate about current affairs, history, politics (particularly MENA region), religion, cute animals and food. Posts are mainly in English but I may post in Arabic/French/Turkish.
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For the sake of fairness and balance, here’s the other side of the story. A large number of protestors are now heading back to Taksim (around 35,000 in the square itself and about 100,000 waiting outside to get in.) This picture (via @MahirZeynalovwas) taken in Beşiktaş, Istanbul shows hundreds of people from the area who are now heading to Taksim square in order to join protest there. However, crowd is still largely dominated by Leftists/Kemalists.
A compilation of my photography from the ongoing Egyptian revolution. The slideshow mainly covers the bloody clashes of Mohamed Mahmoud street, Cabinet, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defence.
مجموعة من صوري خلال معارك الفترة الانتقالية ابتداءً من أحداث محمد محمود ومجلس الوزراء الى اشتباكات ما بعد مذبحة بورسعيد وانتهاءً بأحداث العباسية.
Great shots with excellent composition - they really capture the spirit of the protests but also the hardships we went through - those protests, especially M. Mahmoud were awfully bloody, innocent youths were being murdered before our very eyes and no one stood with us to support our cause. Painful memories but also ones that we must remember, for the sake of the martyrs and their families. Rest in peace brave souls <3
Jarjnaz, Syria: Protests prepare placards to be held up in anti-government protests after Eid prayers today in Syria.
Notice how they have their faces covered; if caught, it is very likely that they’d be arrested and subjected to torture by Assad’s thugs simply for expressing their wish to be free. Freedom of expression: something that you and me take for granted every single day but that the heroes of Syria are paying with their lives to get. Please keep the people of Syria in your thoughts and prayers!
Women display their hands which are painted red, symbolizing bloodshed, and blue, symbolizing peace, during a demonstration demanding the ouster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa 28 September, 2011. (Photo: REUTERS - Mohamed al-Sayaghi) (x)
At least 24 people have been killed and more 200 injured in the centre of Cairo after a protest over an attack on a church erupted into the worst violence since the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt in February.
Trouble began when a demonstration against the attack in southern Egypt was reportedly met by gunfire close to the state television building.
Fighting spread to Tahrir Square and surrounding streets. Hospitals where the wounded were being treated also came under attack.
State television announced that a curfew was being imposed on the city’s downtown area and Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the February uprising that overthrew the former president. The curfew would last from 2am to 7am (midnight to 5am GMT) on Monday.
Appealing for calm after more than 1,000 security force personnel were deployed, interim prime minister Essam Sharaf said: “What is taking place are not clashes between Muslims and Christians but attempts to provoke chaos and dissent.”
“The only beneficiary of these events and acts of violence are the enemies of the January revolution and the enemies of the Egyptian people, both Muslim and Christian”
Vivian & Michael: The top picture shows them at their engagement, the bottom: she holds his dead body’s hand.
When will the army stop destroying Egypt and the efforts of the revolution? WAKE UP WORLD: The struggle of the Egyptian people did not stop when Mubarak stepped down; unnecessary force being used against civilians, civilians being tried in military courts, families of martyrs still haven’t received compensation, state TV still spewing a crap load of propaganda, people still being tried for voicing their opinions, army trying to create non-existent friction between Muslims and Copts to justify emergency law which by the way, has been re-introduced by the army… the list goes on, when will all this injustice end? I think it’s time we got ourselves down to Tahrir again, NOSCAF, NOSCAF, NOSCAF!