March 30, 2011
Mona Eltahawy, the New York-based Egyptian revolutionary, has made a name for herself in the United States by appointing herself the spokesperson for the Egyptian people that overthrew the American-backed dictator. What made Mona so attractive to members of the American media is her colonial feminist views and her pro-Israel message that includes her often repeated lie that the Egyptian people are not anti-Zionist, and would not be so anti-Israel if not for the propaganda of the ousted dictator’s government-controlled media. Not only is this paternalistic notion contemptuous of the Egyptian people, but it’s belied by all we have been hearing from the newly freed Egyptians themselves.
Here popular Egyptian Journalist, activist, and blogger at 3arabawy, Hossam el-Hamalawy, makes clear his commitment to the liberation of Palestine in addition to his opposition to Western-dominated global capitalism, two objectives our colonial feminist, and American media darling would oppose:
I miss diving:( Can we plz speed up, achieve workers power, liberate Palestine & bring down global capitalism, coz I have some diving to do!The racist J-Street crowd that applauded Mona’s talk at their annual convention this year should take no solace in the lies she delivered in her speech. For the Egyptian people, and all Arabs, the Zionist colonial project in Palestine remains illegitimate and their commitment to its defeat and the liberation of Palestine unshakable. A post-Zionist Palestine is near, and Hossam will soon be enjoying his diving which he will be able to do in the Mediterranean off of a boat launched from the liberated coast of Palestine.