Ms. Ahlam Mohsen threw a pie at Zionist senator Carl Levin. Ms. Mohsen had no regard for future job prospects, proper appearances or “strategy.” Like Muntadhar Zaidi, she put justice above concern for her own wellbeing. We congratulate Ms. Mohsen for setting a fine example for antiwar activists everywhere.
With a solid record in sacrifice and courage, this was not the first time she was arrested for standing up for justice. She’d been arrested while protesting the Gaza massacre last year.
At only 23 years of age, Ms. Ahlam Mohsen was wise to observe Democrats’ complicity in war crimes. Commenting on why she pied Levin:
“We wanted to target Levin today to send a message that liberals and Democrats are just as implicated in the violence (of war) as the Republicans.”
Your message received loud and clear, sister Ahlam, and heard in the mountains of Afghanistan, on the Tigris’ shores and Palestine’s hilltops. Thank you for your selflessness and your dedication to resisting the wars. While mainstream Arab and Muslim American organizations may fail to support you or even condemn you, their voices do not matter next to the millions of occupied Arabs and Muslims who will recognize your heroism.