Sunday, August 24, 2008

Leila Khaled Hijacker

Taking a break from the madness for 62 minutes last night meant watching Leila Khaled- Hijacker

Palestinian- Swedish filmmaker Lina Makboul shoots Leila's legacy and contemporary life in Jordan, including herself as a woman who used to idolize Leila in her childhood but had mixed feelings about her in her adult life.
The film is a short and sweet 62 minutes but needs to be seen. Unfortunately the film is only available on Region 2 DVD which means if you're in the US it can probably only be viewed on your computer. Buy the film on the website.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


20:25 Said [Moses]: "O my Sustainer! Open up my heart,

قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي

20:26 and make my task easy for me,

وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي

20:27 and loosen the knot from my tongue

وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي

20:28 so that they might fully understand my speech,

يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

20:29 and appoint for me, out of my kinsfolk, one who will help me to bear my burden:

وَاجْعَل لِّي وَزِيرًا مِّنْ أَهْلِي