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ٹمبلر کی نور جہاں




31 July 2014     3:42 am     14,444 notes

31 July 2014     3:42 am     688 notes

i met a cute pakistani guy who also was studying literature at the airport once (in dubai) i think i still have his number lol

31 July 2014     2:35 am     17 notes

honestly you’re either in me ca or out me ca and if you’re out me ca you better watch your back

31 July 2014     2:28 am     23 notes

me to a hot guy: broom broom get in me ca

31 July 2014     2:25 am     41 notes

airport has attractive ppl tho………..maybe it’s just me.

31 July 2014     2:24 am     21 notes

people out here talking about having sex at airports im lucky if i can even use the airport for what it was meant for tbh you cant do anything wild while being muslim and flying 

31 July 2014     2:21 am     18 notes

chai tea latte with extra shot of orientalism

31 July 2014     1:59 am     29 notes

hey guys just came on here to tell y’all namestey…..(being racist is so difficult i dont know what else to say)

31 July 2014     1:55 am     16 notes

Readings on Sexuality/Settler Colonialism/Homonationalism/Pinkwashing

lehaaz:

31 July 2014     1:26 am     396 notes

Some recent readings:

lehaaz:

31 July 2014     1:26 am     606 notes

The notion of the “terrorist” does not simply delegitimate violence by non-state actors that threaten a particular state; rather, it is embedded in the framework of liberal politics. Terror is “an epistemological object” defined by modernity and attributed to the “nonmodern” and “nonliberal.” The U.S.-led War on Terror is based on these assumptions and embedded in a binary framework: a state that does not promote terror fighting a network of non-state actors who inflict terror. Because terrorists do not resemble a “conventional enemy” and can presumably blend into the citizenry, they must be contained by cultural as well as military tactics of repression. Counterinsurgency thus has a cultural front that rests on racialized understandings of populations. Practices of state terror are often justified by distinctions between premodern and modern subjects, “civilized” people who deserve “rights” versus those who are evicted from the modern political community. These distinctions form the core of imperial thinking about “loyal” citizen-subjects and “enemy aliens” and have a long history in the United States, as evident in the vilification, deportation, and incarceration of targeted groups during the Palmer Raids of 1919-1920, the internment of Japanese Americans in World War 2, and the Red Scare of the cold war era. Thus, the disciplining practices of the War on Terror extend well before the events of 9/11 and the Patriot Act: the profiling of Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians in the United States is not exceptional but is shaped by U.S. interests in consolidating its hegemony after the cold war.

"Good" and "Bad" Muslim Citizens: Feminists, Terrorists, and U.S. Orientalisms by Sunaina Maira (via lehaaz)

July 2014     1:24 am     202 notes

Muslims in the United States have basically been divided into two groups the “peace-loving, “good” Muslim who are willing to be made into loyal citizens of the United States, as opposed to “bad” Muslims who critique the expansionist policies and imperial strategies of the United States under the guise of promoting democracy.

— Sunaina Maira, “Citizenship, Dissent, Empire: South Asian Muslim Immigrant Youth After September 11.” published In Being and Belonging (via lehaaz)

July 2014     1:23 am     162 notes

lehaaz:

US academy is an “imperial university.” As in all imperial and colonial nations, intellectuals and scholarship play an important role—directly or indirectly, willingly or unwittingly—in legitimizing American exceptionalism and rationalizing US expansionism and repression, domestically and globally […] It is important to note that US imperialism is characterized by deterritorialized, flexible, and covert practices of subjugation and violence and as such does not resemble historical forms of European colonialism that depended on territorial colonialism. As a settler-colonial nation, it has over time developed various strategies of control that include proxy wars, secret interventions, and client regimes aimed at maintaining its political, economic, and military dominance around the globe, as well as cultural interventions and “soft power.” 

31 July 2014     1:22 am     69 notes

As the world’s largest jailer, the United States, with only 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, has increased its incarceration rate of women by 832 percent over three decades. The incarceration rate of black women in the United States has increased by 828 percent over a five year period and black women now constitute one half of the US female prison population. In Western Australia, the number of incarcerated women doubled between 1995 and 2001, with Indigenous women comprising 54 percent of the female prisoner population although constituting only 2 percent of the state’s population. In Canada, the representation of Indigenous women in prisons has increased nearly 90 percent over the past decade and has been declared “nothing short of a crisis”

— Harsha Walia, Undoing Border Imperialism (via lehaaz)

July 2014     1:16 am     783 notes

s.t.