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Hussein Ibish: “We Should Disagree Respectfully”

[Ikhras Note: The following does not exhaust the many examples of Hussein Ibishdisagreeing respectfully” with Arab-Americans that do not share his political views. Readers are welcomed to submit more examples of Ibish’s past “polite, calm & reasoned conversations” or the ones he will inevitably be having in the future for continuous updating.]

Ibish on Columbia University Professor Joseph Massad

Ikhras On Vacation: Will Return In September

IKHRAS ON VACATION: WILL RETURN IN SEPTEMBER

We will resume publishing in September with a feature article on Maysoon Zayid, a belated review of James Zogby‘s book “Arab Voices”, and a look at the Arab American Institute’s promotion of Lebanese-American buffoon David “GO GOP” Ramadan along with full coverage of House Arab and Muslim behavior during the 2012 presidential campaign.  In the meantime, you can still follow us on twitter, and we continue to accept nominations for the Ikhras Shoe Of The Month Award.

Ikhras Turns 2

This week ikhras celebrates its two year anniversary.  We would like to thank our readers, supporters, contributing writers, and all those who helped make ikhras a community voice.  The response we have received over the past two years has been overwhelmingly positive and surpassed all our expectations.  Ikhras is proud to have become the long overdue response to those that became an embarrassment to our community, and a detriment to better understanding and increased solidarity among Arabs, Muslims and other citizens of this country, and the world.  Over the past two years House Arabs and House Muslims that grew accustomed to engage in outrageous behavior as self-appointed representatives of our community without any accountability have responded with bullying tactics, smear campaigns, and numerous threats to initiate law suits, all of which have failed.  By now they have learned we will not be silenced or intimidated.  They should also have no doubt that as ikhras enters its third year we will redouble our efforts to expose and shed light on the behavior of all those that hijacked our collective community name in pursuit of false prestige and petty personal ambitions. To our Arab and Muslim-American community, fellow Americans, and all international citizens we, once again, pledge to remain an uncompromising, progressive, anti-Zionist, anti-imperialist voice that will always place truth, justice, and universal human values before any other consideration.

Ikhras: “Mossad Front…Located On An Island ‘Of’ The Coast Of Portugal”?

[Ikhras Note: An Ikhras friend sent us an email he/she received from a listserv.  This is even better than the time Hussein Ibish suggested we might be working for the World Zionist Organization.  Apparently an idiot we never heard of is “betting” we’re Mossad agents located on an Island of (he meant “off”)  the coast of Portugal.]

Re: [eFreePalestine] Fwd: [GNAA] €  ฯ. €  ใีุ์ €  วแ€  ศัๆหํ €  ํอ

Posted by: “Stephen Mashney” trust@mashneylaw.com   statelesspal

Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:00 am (PDT)

This website Ikhras is run by anonymous people (no one knows their names)
whose server is located on an island of the coast of Portugal. I’m betting
that it’s either a Mossad front (which creates infighting among Arabs) or a
tool in the hands of irresponsible and idiotic maximalist hotheads.Mary, I’m disappointed that you forward their filth.”

Sami Mashney

 

The Spirit Of Ikhras & Why We Do What We do

"We Will Not Recognize Israel", Photo by Ashraf Shakah

[Ikhras Note: The following article, reproduced below, was first published in The Palestine Telegraph this past January and forwarded to us by one of our readers with a note saying he felt it precisely expresses the opinions, objectives, and spirit of the ikhras website. We are living during a time when “normalization” and “peace” with the Zionist entity is openly advocated as a moral and pragmatic option and when the liberation of Palestine is dismissed as an unattainable goal and empty slogan of a moribund ideology.  In reality, the Zionist project is quickly heading towards its inevitable collapse.

In the meantime ikhras will continue to express the views which any informed, objective observer of the Arab world will recognize represents 99.9% of Arab public opinion.  Aside from a small clique of Arab-Americans in Washington with no connection to the Arab world, and the paid mouthpieces of authoritarian, illegitimate Arab regimes reliant on the imperialist powers to maintain their rule, the Arab people continue to reject the existence of Israel just as strongly as they did in 1948. There is near unanimous agreement and continued support for the three “No’s” of Khartoum: no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it.”  Arabs should have no qualms about openly saying they do not recognize Israel or that Israel has no right to exist. Our struggle is not against an occupation of a part of Palestine, the struggle is against the very existence of the Zionist colonial project on even one square kilometer of Palestine.

This article offers a reminder of what the struggle for Palestine is really all about, and reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of Arabs both within the Arab world and among Arab communities abroad including in the United States.  One important point the article makes which we, for obvious reasons, found delightful was the call to not ignore those within our own community that advocate for “peace” and “normalization” with Israel. Although these defeatist and colonized minds remain no more than a handful of outcasts making it tempting to simply dismiss them, it is imperative, given the disproportionate attention they receive, as this article points out, to not ignore them. We at ikhras were thrilled to read this article as it goes directly to the ikhras mission which has always been to confront these debased, unrepresentative voices.]

Anti-Zionism in the 21st Century: the struggle continues.

London, (Pal Telegraph) – The essence of the Palestinian struggle is the battle against Zionism. It is a battle against its racism, against its murderous war crimes, against its insatiable territorial hunger, against its disdain for non-Jewish human rights, and against its devoted attempts to destroy Palestinian national identity. As voices of normalization are on the rise, and social media is invaded by paid pro-Zionist bloggers, there is an increased need for anti-Zionists to draw attention to the crimes committed by ‘Israel’, and to speak up against the ongoing media silence and the apologist activities of those misleadingly portraying themselves as ‘peace doves’.