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The Occupation We Choose to Ignore

March 8, 2012 by


For thousands of years, my ancestors referred to an arid strip of desert land as our home. Our language bespoke the pain and joy of our national history. We practiced the religion of our ancestors, and we organized our society according to that noble tradition. That is, until the Europeans came. They took our land. […]

Re: Speakers, Speeches Deserve Respect

October 2, 2011 by


After reading Rohan Viswanathan’s Opinion piece in the Daily Bruin on September 26, I was taken aback by his departure from the sentiments that I thought, based on claims of Islamophobia lobbed by Al-Jazeera and other publications I had been reading at the time, had constituted the general consensus on the ‘Irvine 11’ issue. Viswanathan […]