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

La vera identità di Amina Arraf 09.06.11

C'è più di un dubbio sulla reale identità di Amina Arraf, blogger lesbica, attivista siriano-americana contro il regime di al-Assad, mancina e celiaca, e sul suo rapimento che negli ultimi giorni ha convogliato lo sdegno della rete.

Amina per mesi è stata al centro dell'attenzione dell'opinione pubblica grazie alle numerose interviste rilasciate via email a media di mezzo mondo.