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A Jihad for Love

Moebarak is in Egypte afgetreden als president. Niemand weet of er een regimewijziging komt, en hoe het bestuur met de mensenrechten om zal gaan. En holebi-rechten zijn mensenrechten.

Parvez Sharma is de maker van de documentaire klassieker over homorechten in de Moslimwereld, “A Jihad for Love” (2004). Hij chatte tijdens de afgelopen spannende periode dagelijks met zijn vrienden in Cairo en probeerde zich een beeld te vormen van de situatie en de verwachtingen van holebi’s.

Sharma:
hi
MMQahira:
hey
Sharma:
u there?
MMQahira:
yes i’m here
Sharma:
did u go out today?
MMQahira:
well.. i go out every day
only within our street limits
Sharma:
which area? not to tahrir?how r u getting info? al jazeera?
MMQahira:
for a week i’ve been stuck between our living room & patrolling the street with the rest of the guys downstairs…im in mohandeseen
Sharma:
have not been to tahrir?
MMQahira:
we watch a combo of cnn/bbc/jazeera/arabiyya
have not been to tahrir
have friends there

Sharma:
do u think cnn is doing a good job?
MMQahira:
uhmm
tough question
i think they are doing the best they can
each channel tends to be operating within its own limits
Sharma:
what news frm frnds in tahrir?
how many frnds there?
anyone hurt?
MMQahira:
5 that i know of
Sharma:
able to talk on cell?
MMQahira:
they go in the morning when things are OK
yes we talk on the cell
Sharma:
while they are there?
MMQahira:
they were delivering medical supplies and food
Sharma:
and they leave before nightfall?
is it true that 6 people were killed yesterday?
MMQahira:
my friends’ mom went in the afternoon and was not allowed to go into tahrir and was shoved out of her car and all supplies thrown on the ground…it seems true of course
Sharma:
how old is she?
MMQahira:
have u not seen the images from tahrir at 4am?
i’d say mid fifties
Sharma:
yes I have
non stop
all night
I have not slept much for a week
watching al Jazeera and on phone to Cairo all the time…
and writing updates on twitter
MMQahira:
the thing is… no one is able to objectively say WHO was responsible for last night’s massacre

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