We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism … Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children…
Robert Bowman, former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force
Posted 2 years ago on Monday, October 8, 2012, 2:03pm
Tags: [quotes]   [America]   [United States]   [terrorism]   [war]   [Robert Bowman]   [middle east]   [Iraq]   [Afghanistan]   [government]   

(Source: abretumente)

Posted 2 years ago on Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:21pm 347 notes
Reblogged from kristantinople Source: abretumente
Tags: [middle east]   [not my photography]   
travelingcolors:

Cairo Streets | Egypt (by Peter Gutiérrez)

Next adventure: the middle east. Some day.

travelingcolors:

Cairo Streets | Egypt (by Peter Gutiérrez)

Next adventure: the middle east. Some day.

Posted 2 years ago on Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:07pm 130 notes
Reblogged from kristantinople Source: travelingcolors
Tags: [Cairo]   [Egypt]   [middle east]   [not my photography]   [travel]   
Posted 2 years ago on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 7:34pm 1,490 notes
Reblogged from dafahojao Source: nostalgic-traveller
Tags: [not my photography]   [middle east]   
Posted 2 years ago on Sunday, December 4, 2011, 1:32pm 378 notes
Reblogged from satans-advocate-deactivated2013 Source: sahariii-deactivated20130805
Tags: [Afghanistan]   [middle east]   [children]   

Afghanistan

Posted 2 years ago on Friday, December 2, 2011, 12:18am 2 notes
Tags: [cool videos]   [Afghanistan]   [middle east]   [culture]   [people]   
theworldwelivein:

Each time I (by Mohamed Tantawi)

theworldwelivein:

Each time I (by Mohamed Tantawi)

Posted 2 years ago on Friday, November 25, 2011, 1:35pm 488 notes
Reblogged from theworldwelivein Source: theworldwelivein
Tags: [not my photography]   [Mohamed Tantawi]   [Al-Azhar Park]   [Ad-darb Al-ahmar]   [Al-Qahirah]   [Cairo]   [Egypt]   [middle east]   


Posted 2 years ago on Friday, November 18, 2011, 5:17pm 255 notes
Reblogged from travelingcolors Source: matrem-deactivated20111222
Tags: [Blue Mosque]   [Istanbul]   [Turkey]   [mosque]   [middle east]   [not my photography]   

realfakescientist:

charquaouia:

fattysaid:

Rafeef Ziadah - ‘We teach life, Sir’, London, 12.11.11

I wish I could just run barefoot in every refugee camp, and hold every child and cover their ears, so they wouldn’t have to hear the sound of bombing for the rest of their life the way I do

Simply Amazing  

Rafeef Ziadah is my hero. Absolutely brilliant. So much of her words just leave me speechless.

wow.

(Source: fattysaid)

Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 12:45am 88 notes
Reblogged from fuckyeahmiddleeast Source: fattysaid
Tags: [Palestine]   [Rafeef Ziadah]   [We teach life Sir]   [bombing]   [conflict]   [death]   [hate]   [middle east]   [poetry]   [spoken word]   [terrorists]   [war]   [cool videos]   [slam poetry]   
Posted 3 years ago on Thursday, September 15, 2011, 12:16am 174 notes
Reblogged from dafahojao Source: culturegeeks
Tags: [arab]   [arabian]   [bedouin]   [beautiful]   [culture]   [middle east]   [eye]   [oriental]   [arabic]   [desert]   [land]   [country]   [egypt]   [morocco]   [libya]   [syria]   [palestine]   [irak]   [iraq]   [iran]   [afghanistan]   [burqa]   [niqab]