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I marched for 16yo Mona, who was in love with a girl and a boy at the same time and thought everyone else was.

feministgiant.com/p/dear-graduat… #PrideMonth2021
Three months after World Pride in #NYC, I was thrilled to join #Bosnia’s 1st #Pride  in #Sarajevo in Sept. 2019. When @damirimamovic brought it to an end w/Bella Ciao i was reminder:fight vs homophobia & transphobia is fight vs fascism, racism & patriarchy
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In September of 1995. Rade Rogic, a Serb soldier was ritually killed with a knife by #mujahideen Al Harbi Teufik (Tawfik), served with the 5th corps of the Muslim #Bosnia Army, 505th #Buzim brigade. This was not only the murder of this notorious murderer and late #ISIS member. ⤵️
Al Harbi Teufik came in 1992. to serve in Muslim #Bosnia Army as a jihadi warrior with Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 citizenship. In the verdict of the Court of BiH 🇧🇦 in the Alic case, it was confirmed that he also killed Basic Branko, Devetak Mirko, Stambolija Petar, and Borosina Pero.⤵️
After the war in Bosnia, he moved back to Saudi Arabia without prosecution, but it was not the end of his military and jihadi journey since 2013. he became one of the highly ranked #ISIS officials in #Syria with new name Sultan Al Safri al Harbi nicknamed “Abu Nassar Al-Harbi”⤵️
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On the 2nd of May in 1992, JNA (Yugoslav People’s Army) from #Serbia supported by local #Serbian militants tried to deal the final blow to the #Bosnian defenders, occupy #Sarajevo and force legal government to surrender.

It was a beautiful sunny day...

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2 MAY 1992
That morning was calm & peaceful, just the day before people were having May the 1st, Labor Day, celebrations. Nobody was expecting to witness the start of the Siege, that would last almost next four years, 1,425 days

It started in the afternoon of 2 May 1992.

#Siege
2 MAY 1992
Serb forces established a total blockade of the city. They blocked the major access roads, cutting supplies of food and medicine. The Sarajevo public transportation network was hit at its main locations and throughout the city.

📷 Danilo Krstanović Image
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On this day, 1992, the Siege of #Sarajevo began. It was the longest siege of a capital city in the modern era. Sniper attacks and mortar fire was a constant and daily threat to civilians. Over 50,000 people were injured, 11,541 killed, including 1,601 children. #RememberSarajevo
Pictorial map of the siege of #Sarajevo. Shows the siege forces which encircled the city and surrounding hills with weapons that included artillery, mortars, tanks, heavy machine-guns, rocket launchers, aircraft bombs, etc.

[📷 @FAMACollection]
Residents of Sarajevo stand in line to get water, 1992.

[📷 Mikhail Evstafiev]
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The daily #Coronavirus thread is underway.

If Friday turned out to be fearful, we can only hope it's not a shocking Saturday.

More and more countries and regions heading back into lockdown as #Covid19 spreads quicker then the vaccines.

And already today new record - read on..
The first record to report is from crisis-torn #Brazil

For the 3rd successive day over 2,000 deaths.
But it's new #Covid19 cases rewriting the record books today with 84,047 positive tests, that's 12% more than the week before

2,152 more deaths takes total fatalities over 275k
Almost a record for #Norway too tonight.

905 new #Covid19 infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours, just 25 below the national record. Today's total is 31% up on the previous week.

Over 300 more Covid patients have been admitted to hospital in the last 2 days alone.
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To this date no one in four #WesternBalkan countries recieved a #CovidVaccine:

#BiH🇧🇦, #Kosovo🇽🇰, #Montenegro🇲🇪 & #NorthMacedonia🇲🇰

Many rightfully ask why

In #BiH, for example, authorities relied on #COVAX, #EU🇪🇺 procurement mechanism patience of citizens (?!)👇🏼
Following an agreement of BiH governments in charge for health matters by November 2020 state level authorities (kind of) finalised paperwork to be able to order 1,232,000 dosis of vaccines via #COVAX + 892.000 dosis via an #EU procurement mechanism.

balkaneu.com/bih-finalizes-…
Already in December 2020 authorities in #BiH made it clear they had no plans to try to negotiate, lobby & get vaccines via direct purchase. They defended their decision by claiming it is safer & cheaper (+legal) to wait & hoped citizens would be patient.

klix.ba/vijesti/bih/do…
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The face and back of #jihad in #Europe and the world. Muslim Brotherhood, violent and civilizational jihad. The case study of #Bosnia, the #SDA political party and its MFA Bisera Turković. Who is she indeed?
During the war in #Bosnia Turkovic was an ambassador of #Bosnia to #Croatia and one of the main persons for the transport of mujahideen warriors over #Zagreb #Split to #Bosnia. This was also underlined in 2005 by the #US congressman Franks from #Arizona.
Mrs. Turkovic has strong roots in foreign relations especially in the #USA 🇺🇸 since her grandfather Mehmed Resic was one of the founders of the branch of "Dzemijetul Hajrije", 1st Bosnian Muslim society in the USA in #Wilpen #Pennsylvania where he was working as a miner.
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Heute ist die Luftqualität in der bosnischen Hauptstadt #Sarajevo wieder besonders schlecht. Auch gesunden Menschen wird vor längeren Aufenthalten im Freien abgeraten. Warum ist das immer wieder so? Infos im Thread.👇 Image
Sarajevo liegt in einem Kessel zwischen den Bergen Trebevic, Igman und Bjelasnica und giftige Luft kann nur schwer abziehen. Sind die oberen Luftschichten wärmer als die im Tal, liegt Rauch als stinkende Wolke auf der Stadt  – tagelang. Image
Autoabgase und Industrie tragen ihren Teil bei. Doch Hauptverursacher der schlechten Luft sind minderwertige Heizöfen, die in vielen Haushalten in der Stadt lodern und mit Kohle, Holz und auch Abfällen befeuert werden. Schätzungsweise 35000-40000 Haushalte in Sarajevo heizen so. Image
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Let's start a #Serbian & #Yugoslav map thread.
Here I'll share the best material I compiled over 3 years about the #History of #Serbia & #Yugoslavia.
Let's start with a map of companies implanted in SFR.Yugoslavia.🏭
57 are detailed in the link provided.👇
investitor.me/2019/06/17/50-… Image
2. Here comes a #Yugoslav map for foodies.
Unlike for companies, the destruction of #Yugoslavia didn't change the local specialties, which remain the delight of all locals & visitors.
#Meatlovers are like fish in water there, & back in #France I dearly miss ćevap & pljeskavica!🥺 Image
3. Here are 2 pseudo #tourism-maps of #Yugoslavia, respectively made by locals & #Americans.
I wish we helped, as requested, to conserve & protect this #beauty.🕯️
As a citizen of a #NATO country, & especially as a #French, I'm sorry we didn't, even if most of this still exists.🙏 ImageImage
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So 🇧🇦 MFA Bisera Turkovic compared #Serbs with Hitler & suggested abolishing the entity of the Republic of Srpska. This was so disgraceful since the Serbs suffered most from Nazis and Croat Usthasas during WWII in their slaughter camps and pits.
But who is Bisera indeed?⏬
During the war in #Bosnia Turkovic was an 🇧🇦ambassador to #Croatia and one of the main persons for the transport of mujahideen warriors over #Zagreb #Split to #Bosnia. This was also underlined in 2005 by the #US 🇺🇸 congressman T. Franks from #Arizona. ⏬
Mrs. Turkovic has strong roots in foreign relations especially in the #USA 🇺🇸since her grandfather Mehmed Resic was one of the founders of the branch of Dzemijetul Hajrije, 1st Bosnian Muslim society in the USA in #Wilpen #Pennsylvania where he worked as a miner. ⏬
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I recently submitted my PhD dissertation titled "Illiberalism Beyond Borders. Dissecting Russian and Turkish External Influence in Bosnia and Georgia" at @FU_Berlin. Interested in what I found? Read this thread ⬇️
To begin with, I hypothesise that illiberal external influence (IEX) is more likely to contribute to the contestation of #democracy in a given polity when it appears in the context of a favorable domestic environment and the absence of liberal external counterpressure.
I particularly scrutinise the role of domestic elites in facilitating/obstructing IEX, based on findings by J. Tolstrup, @otansey, R. Vanderhill et al. I also look at how liberal ext. counterpressure can help prevent a major contribution of IEX to the contestation of #democracy.
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#BosniaandHerzegovina #Sarajevo #Coronavirus

Over the past 24 hours, at least 1,562 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus and 34 have died due to COVID-19, public health institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina announced on Wednesday. A sad new record.
Of the 1,408 samples tested in the Republika Srpska (RS) semi-autonomous region of Bosnia, 630 were positive. 14 COVID-19 fatalities were also recorded by the RS.
Of the 2,275 individuals examined, 932 new cases of coronavirus were reported by the other Bosnian body, the Federation (FBiH), while 20 individuals died due to the disease.
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I just published my Friday column for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter. Earlier than usual because I'll be speaking via Zoom at a feminist festival in #Sarajevo.

Why Do They Still Hate Us? by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/why-do-they-… #Egypt
And this is useful context.

#Egypt: Gang Rape Witnesses Arrested, Smeared via @hrw trib.al/y0M3D27 h/t @rerutled
I am very as in fucking delighted that I have created place where my ideas stretch and live longer than Twitter threads! feministgiant.substack.com/p/coming-soon
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Writing thru the night because Friday’s column for FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter (pinned tweet) is about the “fuck this shit moment” for #Egyptian women. And the things I have to say are enough for a book.
At the same time as my column publishes, I’ll be on a Zoom with a feminist conference in #Sarajevo where I was exactly last year and I wish I was there again now.
At about this time last year with darling friends #Sarajevo Image
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Exactly 25 years ago, I was in #Beijing for the UN Women’s Conference.

Exactly one year ago, I was in #Sarajevo for #Bosnia’s first #Pride.

When Damir Imamovich sang Bella Ciao at Sarajevo Pride, it was the perfect anthem for my queer feminist anarchism
On 25 years ago: Feminist Paradise vs a Multiplicity of Fuckeries by @monaeltahawy feministgiant.substack.com/p/feminist-par… #BeijingDeclaration
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4 covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (1/2).
Courtesy of imgur.com/a/TuDPC, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
4 more covers of "Le Petit Journal" dedicated to #Serbia in WW1. (2/2).
Courtesy of imgur.com/a/TuDPC, found on a Tweet that I cannot find again, hence RT. ImageImageImageImage
3. These 8 covers show pro-Serbian feeling & encouragements pushed in #Paris during #WW1.
At the time, #France was trying to obtain the establishment of a #Balkan front in order to help #Serbia, pincer #Quadruplice & alleviate Western front.
80,000 French died there.
And we won.. ImageImageImageImage
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First #Jihadi #mujahideen warriors in #Bosnia 🇧🇦 began arriving in 1992. Firstly as a humanitarian workers, and later to become the martyrs on Allah´s road in #Bosnia. Their first camp was in village of #Mehurici and their 1st leader was Abu Abdel Aziz aka #Barbaros. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
The main financier of these warriors was Mohammed al-Fatih Hassaneyn from #Sudan 🇸🇩 who with his brother Sukarno founded #TWRA an NGO in #Vienna #Austria 🇦🇹 from where he transferred money and #Jihadi warriors to #Bosnia 🇧🇦.
In 1970´s Hassaneyn was Sudanese student in #Belgrade dentistry college where he used his free time to travel
through #Yugoslavia to visit his fellow Muslims. That´s how he met another student Alija Izetbegovic in #Sarajevo and new friendship started.
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On the 2nd of May, JNA (Yugoslav People’s Army) from #Serbia supported by local #Serbian militants tried to deal the final blow to the #Bosnian defenders, occupy Sarajevo and force legal government to surrender.

This is how some events unfolded.

Thread.

#SarajevoUnderSiege
2 MAY 1992
Shelling of #Sarajevo began at 3 a.m., and lasted until 5 a.m. It was the most intense shelling seen until then.
#SarajevoUnderSiege 1/24
Photo©️Hidajet Delic
2 MAY 1992
Mortar and artillery attacks from the surrounding hills start again later in the morning. Government buildings, residential areas, homes, companies and shops were reported ablaze.
#SarajevoUnderSiege 2/24
Photo©️Hidajet Delic
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On this day, 1992, the Siege of #Sarajevo began. It was the longest siege of a capital city in the modern era. Sniper attacks and mortar fire was a constant and daily threat to civilians. Over 50,000 people were injured, 11,541 killed, including 1,601 children. #RememberSarajevo
Pictorial map of the siege of Sarajevo. Shows the siege forces which encircled the city and surrounding hills with weapons that included artillery, mortars, tanks, heavy machine-guns, rocket launchers, aircraft bombs, etc. [📷 @FAMACollection]
Residents of Sarajevo stand in line to get water, 1992. [📷 Mikhail Evstafiev]
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Watching (ironically enough) 2 Popes and anti-fascist anthem Bella Ciao came on. It reminded me of when @damirimamovic, singer & composer of Sevdah(traditional music of Bosnia & Herzegovina)sang it at end of beautiful & brave 1st ever #Pride there in Sept
And more @damirimamovic singing Bella Ciao, an Italian folk song adapted as an anthem of anti-fascist resistance, at the end of #SarajevoPride #imaizać
Here’s one of the threads I compiled on #Sarajevo #Pride, with pictures that still fill me with joy. Love and solidarity with all friends and comrades there
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This is where my ideas go to grow. Since my return from South Africa - conclusion of the Feminist Giant World Tour - those notebooks have been whispering “We are waiting for you.” As I rested after 3-month tour, I knew that pile was home to all that I saw & experienced. With time
It has been such a privilege and gift to speak at all the places I’ve been to since September. So many incredible people along the way and rich, wonderful ideas that I brought home. Time to process them.
Earlier this year, I went on a 5-city tour of #Spain for @Capitan_Swing’s Spanish edition of my first book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. I went to Córdoba on my 2 days off in the middle of that tour. And I’m still filling the notebooks.
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Speaking at @Abantu_ in South Africa was last leg in 2019 of #FeministGiant World Tour. It was a privilege & thrill to start it in #Sarajevo with #Bosnia’s first Pride and end it in #Soweto with #AbantuBookFest. Revolution in Sarajevo to revolution in Soweto. It’s been an honour!
Along the way,speaking at Pitchwise in #Sarajevo, @strandbookstore in #NYC, @RMWAdam in #Amsterdam, @McrLitFest in #Manchester, @akefestival in #Lagos, @wcfbook in #Chicago, also in #Brooklyn, #Ottawa, #Sydney, #Melbourne & turning #Australia upside down via TV. It’s been a ride!
So many incredible audiences & new friends along the way. Many thanks to all who came to hear me speak. Many thanks for the love and the gifts. So many powerful experiences. I’ve returned home full. Time now to reflect and then write about these three months. #FeministGiant
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Über #Handke wurde schon sehr viel gesagt/geschrieben. Ich werde mich nicht zum Charakter Handke äußern und auch nicht darüber ob er zur Beerdigungen von XY gehen darf oder nicht. Mein Hauptanliegen ist die Kritik Handkes an den Medien, die ein klares Kriegsbild gezeichnet haben.
Auch werde ich keine Opfer verhöhnen, Verbrechen relativieren oder irgendeine Kriegspartei als besonders böse, bisschen böse, fast böse, usw. hinstellen. Wer das trotzdem herausliest, dem empfehle ich einen Leseverständnis-Kurs.
Anfangen möchte ich mit einem kleinen Hinweis an alle, die der Meinung sind, daß sie genau wissen wie das damals im Jugoslawien-Krieg gewesen ist. In #Kroatien spielt #Handke absolut keine Rolle. Er wird, bis auf ein paar wenige Kommentare, komplett ignoriert. Und darüber ...
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Relieved I was able to fly on Tuesday to be with my brother and his family for the holiday. This weather! Parents and sister and her husband drive to be with us tonight. It’s been a while and I’m grateful for this family reunion.
And after this short break with my family, I will see you next week #Soweto for @Abantu_! I am so excited! #abantubookfest
Since September, #FeministGiant World Tour has taken all over and I am grateful to all who came to see me speak and all who have bought The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls as well as Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. More dates 2020!
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