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Saudi woman poet attacks extremists on Arabic TV

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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www.independent.co.uk...

I didnt even realise they had talent shows in Abu Dhabi... but this woman is taking the Arab world by storm on the Abu Dhabi show "The Million's Poet"

Hissa Hilal, a mother-of-four from Saudi Arabia has won applauses and the respect of millions of Arabs with her criticism of Suicide Bombers, Fatwa’s and extremist clerics!!

I must admit, after reading this article, i was filled with admiration for this woman... She risks EVERYTHING to convey this message... She has already received death threats but hopefully she will continue to be allowed on this show and maybe go on to win it!!



I have seen evil in the eyes of fatwa’s, at a time when the permitted is being twisted into the forbidden," she said, with only her microphone and her eyes visible against the uniform black of her burqa. The clerics, she went on – and, by extension, suicide bombers who wrap explosives around their waists – "are vicious in voice, barbaric, angry and blind, wearing death as a robe cinched with a belt


Good luck to you Hissa Hilal... if i could vote for you i would :up




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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How dare she ? A woman and mother speaking out against "freedom fighters"





posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:48 PM
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Humbling, genuinely humbling. This woman could quite easily be killed, attacked or incarceration for this and still chooses to speak out.

Also, I like the sound of this television show: for a culture that is often described as backward and medieval, it's fascinating to see that they can have a televised contest including poets rather than creosote-coated women performing karaoke that's more suitable for hen nights or corporate stooges who are nothing more than chart fodder: one or two singles before being killed-off by the industry.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:12 PM
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LOL very true... Sometime it feel like enjoying things that are cultured or sophisticated means that you belong to some obscure sect... Just tell someone watching American Idol that you enjoy classical music and wait for the confused look followed by a look of expectation... for a punch line!!!




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