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Jesus Was an Arab Anar Sutra

Jesus Was an Arab

Anar Sutra

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One of the bigger disappointments which Westerners had to face in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 was that their resident Arabs and Muslims opposition to Eastern regimes and fanatics did not mean exoneration of the US. The brown peoples practiceMoreOne of the bigger disappointments which Westerners had to face in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 was that their resident Arabs and Muslims opposition to Eastern regimes and fanatics did not mean exoneration of the US. The brown peoples practice of Western Objectivity (TM) had gotten in the way, when only tribalism was demanded of them!A second factor was also key to how contemporary events have unfolded. Though there were much protestations to the contrary, the sole narrative which the US could spin was one which set Islam as an enemy--and an irrational one at that. To do otherwise would have meant the deconstruction of much of the mythology of the empire.The end result is that, nearly a decade later, anti-Islamic vitriol among the masses is far more venomous than it was in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The Wests Arabs and Muslims have become its enemy within. This book is a collection of essays of one such Other, viewing the descent quietly from within.Written from September 2001, through the subsequent American wars, to 2010, it is not the employable perspectives of assorted brun du jour who testify for the Western prosecution, but one which stands outside it.Essays:We are here because you are there.Jesus Was an ArabOur Way of LifeCivilizationDead White European Males tell no tales!Democracy(TM)The Day The World ChangedBringing freedom and democracySand NiggerIraqs invisible body count.With love from Saudi Arabia: Iraqs interminable source of kamikazes?Vietnam on the Euphrates: War. War. Sanctions. War.Deliverance on the Tigris: Abu Ghraib and the AppalachiansSame as the old boss: Permanent occupation of IraqCheneys WarThe Red StatesUSA Inc. Welcome to corporate country.Agents OrangeIsrael will disappear from the pages of timePastel Revolutions: Coup de TheatreAbout 5000 words.In addition, there are two bonus items. One is a critique of Bernard Lewiss book What Went Wrong?- the other is the opening chapter of Mescaline Catechism and Other Dreams, a work of literary fiction by the same writer, done under the pen name Anar Green.About the Author:Anar Sutra has resided in East Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America, and has travelled to many countries, observing both the West and the East from afar. Writing under other pen names, he has published novels and short stories, and writes the blog Precarity: http://precarity.org/