past: Do not change us whenever we
stepped away from you!
future: do not ask us: who are
you? and what do you want from me? Because we too, do not know.
present! Bear with us a little
because we are nothing but insufferable passersby.
The identity is: what we bequeath
and not what we inherit. What we invent and not what we remember. The
identity is the corruption of the mirror that we must break whenever we
liked the image!
He masked himself and pulled up his
courage and killed his mother…because she was the easiest of prey…and
because a female soldier stopped him and exposed her bosoms to him saying:
Does your mother have ones like these?
Had it not been for shame and
darkness, I would have visited Gaza without knowing the way to the home of
the new Abu Sufian* or the name of the new prophet!
Had Muhammad not
been the last of the prophets, every gang would have had a prophet and every
apostle had a militia!
June astonished us in its fortieth
anniversary: if we do not find someone to defeat us again, we defeat
ourselves with our hands so as not to forget!
No matter how long you look in my
eyes, you will not find my gaze there. It was kidnapped by a scandal!
My heart is not mine and not for
anyone. It became independent of me without turning into a stone.
Does the one chanting on the body of
his victim-brother: "Allahu Akbar" know that he is an infidel since he sees
God in his image: smaller than any perfectly created human.
The prisoner who seeks to inherit
the prison hid the smile of victory from the camera, but he could not
succeed in curbing the happiness that cascaded from his eyes.
Perhaps because the fast-paced script was stronger than the actor.
What is our need for Narcissus so
long as we are Palestinians.
As long as we do not know the
difference between the mosque and the university because they are derived
from the same linguistic root, what is our need for a state so long as it
and the day are facing one fate?
A large sign on the door of a
nightclub: we welcome the Palestinians returning from the battle. Entry is
free! And our wine does not intoxicate!
I cannot defend my right to work; a
shoe shiner on the pavement.
Because my customers have the right to consider me a shoe thief – a
university professor told me!
"The stranger and I are against my
cousin. My cousin and I are against my brother…and my sheik and I are
against myself." This is the first lesson in the new national education in
the dungeons of darkness.
Who enters paradise first? The one
who died by the bullets of the enemy or the one who died by the bullets of
Some theologians say: Many an enemy
of yours that your mother gave birth to!
The fundamentalists do not
exasperate me because they are believers in their special way. But, their
secular supporters do and their atheist supporters, too, who only believe in
one religion: their images on television!
He asked me: does a hungry guard
defend a house whose owner traveled to spend his summer vacation at the
French or the Italian Riviera…no difference?
I said: he does not defend!
He asked me: do I +
I = two?
I said: you and you are less than
I am not ashamed of my identity
because it is still in the process of being written. But I am ashamed of
parts of the Prolegomenon of Ibn Khaldoun.
You, from now on, are not yourself!
* Abu Sufian was the
leader of Mecca when the Muslims took over; Meccans who entered his home
were given sanctuary.