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La vera storia di Amina Arraf 12.06.11

La blogger lesbica siriana attivista contro il regime di al-Assas si conferma una bufala.
Amina Arraf è in realtà un uomo e si chiama Tom MacMaster.

I never expected this level of attention. While the narrative voice may have been fictional, the facts on this blog are true and not misleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone -- I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about.

I only hope that people pay as much attention to the people of the Middle East and their struggles in this year of revolutions. The events there are being shaped by the people living them on a daily basis. I have only tried to illuminate them for a western audience.

This experience has sadly only confirmed my feelings regarding the often superficial coverage of the Middle East and the pervasiveness of new forms of liberal Orientalism.

However, I have been deeply touched by the reactions of readers.

Tom MacMaster,
Istanbul, Turkey
July 12, 2011

The sole author of all posts on this blog

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Anonimo ha scritto:

Your article was excellent and erudite.

postato il 17/10/2013 alle 00:04:36