Egyptian-American, Coptic Orthodox teen from the Sunshine State. I blog about Egypt, Murica, Coptic Orthodoxy, and things that irritate me (I am easily irritated), anyway, I wanna make a difference and with the God's help and the internet, I may do just that.

 

globalchristendom:

The Arabic letter ﻦ (“nun”) has become a symbol of solidarity with Iraq’s Christians ever since I.S.I.S. began marking Christian-owned properties with the letter with the intent of seizing them later. Worldwide, Assyrians and Christians (as well as others) have used it on protest signs, artwork, info-graphics, and as markings on their own bodies. The phenomenon even has its own hashtag on Tumblr and Twitter: #wearen.

From top to bottom:

Assyrians demonstrate in Ankawa, Iraq. (Photographer: Twitter-user AssyrianGrlProb)

Australians demonstrate in Belmore Park, Australia. (Photographer: Richard Milnes)

Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International presenter Dima Sadeq wears a shirt bearing the symbol. (from L.B.C.I.; screenshot from Daily Star)

An Assyrian-American boy, Ezra, wears a shirt bearing the symbol. (Photographer: Paul Benjamin)

French Catholics demonstrate in front of the National Assembly in Paris, France. (Photographer: Paul Malo - Aleteia)

More information: ”#ﻦ: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians” by Thomas Seymat

What I want to know is why aren’t there more Arab-Americans on television? In the media? Am I the only one irritated with the fact that we are still portrayed as terrorists in most films?

CALLING ALL ARAB AMERICANS!! The new All Students Count Act seeks to minimize educational disparity via data disaggregation. This is a great act, but merely breaks down the white category into gender and disability, although currently Arab-Americans, such as Egyptian-Americans, are currently classified as. Make a sign and show your support, we need to get some attention.
allstudentscount

http://youtu.be/LzE61PmrOgM

http://www.searac.org/sites/default/files/2014.05.07.All%20Students%20Count%20Act_FactSheet_Advocates.pdf

msnbc:

“So many women think of themselves as not qualified to run for office, and they are all wrong.”
- Emily Cain #Women2014

msnbc:

“So many women think of themselves as not qualified to run for office, and they are all wrong.”

- Emily Cain #Women2014

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams, 1951-2014 

RIP Robin Williams, thanks for the laughs.

thategyptiangirlnardin:

I made this video about my latest trip to Egypt. I don’t ever want to forget. I want people to realize there are people out there who are barely living at all. Egypt isn’t just sand and the pyramids and tales of the ancient pharaohs, there are people, people in poverty, who need help. 

I am reblogging this because this video and issue is too important to me. Where da social justice bloggers at? PLEASE WATCH!!

I am just a girl trying to make a difference in the world. Help me.

me when no one pays attention to relevant things I care about

What’s so scary about smart girls?

The question was posed by a donor representative speaking at the Girl Summit 2014 this week in London. The speaker’s answer to his own question – that smart girls can change the world – matched the mood of the event, which was upbeat, energetic, and ambitious in its goals. 

Girl Summit Should Lead to Action

(via humanrightswatch)