Clattery MacHinery on Poetry

November 18, 2007

World Samina Malik Day December 6th

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        I remember this sister from another forum

        I’m sure she is sorry for what has happend and didnt mean any harm by it

        May Allaah help her, prison is a horrible place

                –Niqaabis
                IslamicAwakening.com
   

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Samina Malik became the first woman convicted under Great Britain’s Terrorism Act. She wrote poetry about terrorist acts, such as how to behead. She downloaded files, such as the one called How To Win Hand-to-hand Fighting, a manual for a sniper rifle, and the (relatively useless) Mujahideen Poison Handbook by Abdel Azez. Such downloading the folks at Scotland Yard consider “a serious criminal offense.” (See Sean O’Neill’s article in The Times: Poetic shop assistant guilty of building library of terror.)

Writing is not doing. A writer needs to be able to write whatever comes to her. No matter what real terrorist activity Samina Malik may, may not, or may some day be into, her writing is not, and must not be considered terrorist activity.

Every poet, in pursuit of the creative, has to be able to explore and fail, just as people who sing most often cannot carry the tune. And we cannot be out giving poetry licenses to people before they can participate in such activity. Each one of us must have poetic license.

Samina Malik was affected by the videos of beheading that were on the web, and decided to try her hand at the horror genre. A writer needs to be able to research, and explore sensitive territory, such as the info she downloaded–even live it to some degree, vis a vis Jack Kerouac. Period. And whether she is imprisoned for it or not, the next writer will do the same, whether he is imprisoned for it or not, and then the next.

I wonder, following her notoriety, how many others have gone looking to explore that “terrorist” information–and if they are poets, how much bad poetry will come from it. I went looking to download it myself, and could not find the links, otherwise I would share them with you.

[Edited in Nov 26: al Qaeda manual. Thanks to and note: ian.]

If a link appears on my monitor, here in my home, just as if it appears on a bookshelf, here in my home, I will open it, as I should be free to do. My judgment, nobody else’s. Period. Imprison me if you want, but another good citizen will follow me in turn, and you can imprison her too, and the next.

Instead of prosecuting and imprisoning her, we should celebrate a World Samina Malik Day, when we all dress up as her, or as close to it as we can, and download the information she did, the jihad encyclopedia, the poisons handbook, the sniper and hand-to-hand combat manuals–and then write on it. She is due to be sentenced on December 6th. This should be the day. If we cannot find the material for download that she did, note both the failed beheading scene, how hand-to-hand combat is won creatively, and the impending beheading at the end of this scene in Steven Seagal’s Out for Justice (WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE):

Out for Justice: Bar Scene (‘Anybody seen Richie?’):

Or find something that works even better for you, The Godfather maybe, some documentary, something with violence or horror.

Let’s also make her rich with a Samina Malik line of clothing. She represents the average person’s freedom on this shared Earth of ours.

Just as most every other poet who has tried his or her hand at erotica, war poetry, love poetry, and the horror genre, and has then written in support of Samina Malik, I too was affected by a killing and wrote a syllabic sonnet sequence about it. It is here: Saint Anselm and the Murder of Addie Hall in New Orleans on October 5, 2006. (Also, see Hari Kunzru’s article for The Guardian: Terror stricken. And read Noorjehan Barmania’s ‘I have much in common with Samina Malik’.)

I wish I knew more about how Wilfred Owen’s poetry was brought out at Ms. Malik’s trial, but he is a poet who was able to cast killing into poetry, a difficult thing to do. Like Malik’s, my stab at it doesn’t approach Owen’s:
   

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by Wilfred Owen
   

Parable of the Old Men and the Young
   

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
And took the fire with him, and a knife.
And as they sojourned both of them together,
Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father,
Behold the preparations, fire and iron,
But where the lamb for this burnt-offering?
Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps,
And builded parapets and trenches there,
And stretched forth the knife to slay his son.
When lo! an angel called him out of heaven,
Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
Neither do anything to him. Behold,
A ram caught in a thicket by its horns;
Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.
But the old man would not so, but slew his son. . . .
   

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Even though Malik basically failed at it, some positives are that she cast the poem onto the page with care for line breaks, and made her writing very understandable. She’s sort of an advanced beginner like many of us, and I would encourage her to continue writing. Furthermore, the matter-of-factness has her readership recall terrorist activity so much so, that she got convicted as if she really were a terrorist.
   

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recast from excerpts found on the web
   

by Samina Malik
   

How to Behead
   

Hold him
Tie the arms behind his back
And bandage his legs together
Just by the ankles
Blindfold the punk
So that he won’t hesitate as much
For on seeing the sharp pointy knife
He’ll begin to shake
And continuously scream like an eedyat
And jiggle like a jelly
Trust me–this will sure get you angry
It’s better to have at least two or three brothers by your side
Who can hold the fool
Because as soon as the warm sharp knife
Touches his naked flesh
He’ll come to know what’ll happen
It’s not as messy or as hard as some may think,
It’s all about the flow of the wrist.
No doubt that the punk will twitch and scream
But ignore the donkey’s ass
And continue to slice back and forth
You’ll feel the knife hit the wind and food pipe
But don’t stop
Continue with all your might.
About now you should feel the knife vibrate,
You can feel the warm heat being given off,
But this is due to the friction being caused.
   

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Tomorrow, let’s all go and kill someone with her poems. We’ll print them out, and drop them onto people’s heads from rooftops. We’ll roll them into balls and throw them at passersby. We’ll roll them into tubesticks and hit people we approach over the head with them. We’ll get bad breath and recite them.

There are criticisms that her writing is not really poetry, that its main purpose is to incite terrorist activity. Can we call instructions for beheading poetry at all? Here is a poem, written by Harry Mathews, published by the Boston Review, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2002, wherein the instructions are how to make eggs, no metaphor, no symbols, no mystic “aha” experience: Butter and Eggs.

If there can be a poem about how to make eggs, then there can be a poem about how to kill. Indeed, there are many movies and many novels out there that instruct viewers on different ways people can be brought to death. We must keep our poets free. We must not silence them, either by cutting out their tongues, by killing them, nor by capturing them for imprisonment.

There is another side to this also, and that is Samina Malik: impressionable daughter of Great Britain. It’s a little late to be raising children, exposing them to world violence and such, telling them that Bush and Blair are criminals and should be hung like Hussein, and then telling them it’s not okay to write about it when they become young adults, that they will be jailed for it.

   


   

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On November 16th, the BBC radio program, World Have Your Say, discussed Samina Malik’s situation in terms of a thought crime. That segment begins 12:17 into the show and features Baroness Mary Warnock and Gore Vidal, along with several bloggers: BBC: WHYS: Bangladesh, thought crimes, the dollar (mp3) (while available).
   

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Some musical terrorists:
   

Killing an Arab, by The Cure:


   

Murder by Numbers, by The Police:


   

Cop Killer, by Ice T & Body Count (WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE):


   

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155 blog posts on Samina Malik’s conviction:
   

جبهة التهييس الشعبية: في قضية سمينة مالك: عاجل لخدامين السيادة

مدونه الشاعر …ترحب بكم: سميه… كتبت شعر .. تبقى إرهابيه … وتخش السجن…..وتحيا الحريه الغربيه … posted by mohammed alsha3r

Ace of Spades HQ: British Law Convicts For Mere Possession of Records posted by Gabriel Malor

AcidDrip: Freedom to offend is part of freedom of speech

AcidDrip: “Lyrical Terrorist”–Samina Malik found Guilty

Alabama-Democrat: The Brits And Freedom posted by Altoid

Ben Aldin: Britain is no longer a free society

American Blog: The Age Of Thought Crime Has Begun posted by Ken

Anglofille: i am not a terrorist, just a writer

Behemoth Conspiracy: ‘Young Muslims ‘criminalised for harbouring silly thoughts…” posted by BTB

Rosie Bell: The Terrible Lyricist

Bibliobibuli: Britain’s Thought Police posted by Sharon Bakar

Bibliobibuli: Convicted . . . For Writing Poetry? posted by Sharon Bakar

Big Brother State: Poet Found Guilty of Terrorism posted by Winston Smith

Yahya Birt: Thought Crime comes to Britain

The Book Bitches: Guilty! . . . Er, for writing poetry? posted by Harlot

Book Blog: Is Writing Bad Poetry a Terrorist Act? posted by Keir Graff

Bookninja: Poetry as terror threat posted by George

Books Inq.: We link . . . posted by Frank Wilson

C L O S E R: Poetic (in)justice? posted by Martijn

C L O S E R: Terrorize your lyrics–Suspended sentence for Samina Malik posted by Martijn

The Chalybeate: Samina Malik posted by Moses

Chesler Chronicles: The Lyrical Terrorist Insists that her Poems are Meaningless posted by Phyllis Chesler

Chihuahuas Bite: From London to Salem . . . a journey of justice posted by Warrior Dog

Church of Virus: ‘Lyrical terrorist’ sentenced over extremist poetry posted by Blunderov

Circle of 13: “the inner monologue is in peril” posted by Augustine Touloupis

Citizen Sane: “Lyrical terrorist”? More like terrible lyricist.

Hugh Cook–Cancer Patient: Fascist British state hauls cute girl creative writer into court

Counterbalance: The lit life in los angeles: A New Twist on What Your Books Say About You posted by Callie Miller

Geoff Coupe’s Blog: The Mugwump Youth

Current: ‘Lyrical Terrorist’ Spared Jail posted by richjm

Dave’s Part: The Lyrical Terrorist versus Sturmgeist89 posted by David Osler

Deborama: Victim of laws against thoughts posted by Deb

Voyou Desoeuvre: Support Samina Malik

Done With Mirrors: Sad, Vicious, and Stupid: But is it criminal? posted by Callimachus

Done With Mirrors: Terror Poet Girl posted by Callimachus

The Dragon’s List Kung Fu Community: Tried for writing poetry posted by john100

Dublin Opinion: ‘You have been in many respects a complete enigma to me.’ posted by Conor McCabe

Edshugeo The GodMoor: Guilty Of Owning Manuals?

Edshugeo The GodMoor: Happy Samina Malik Day!

email blog: Free Samina Malik

EURSOC: Lyrical Terrorism: Self-censorship, Islamists and the art world

ex-lion tamer: a real life poetic terrorist?

FictionBitch: The Terrorism of Intellectual Repression posted by Elizabeth Baines

Free Samina Malik by Nawara Negm

Good Ol’ Boy: Lyrical Terrorist

GotPoetry.com News: Suspended Sentence for the ‘Lyrical Terrorist’ posted by Robert Verkaik

GotPoetry.com News: Update on The Lyrical Terrorist posted by chameleon (D.P.)

Great War Fiction: No Worse than Owen? posted by George Simmers

El Gringo Rumbero: Justice for Samina Malik!

The Guardian: Comment is free: An attack on liberty posted by Inayat Bunglawala

The Guardian: theblogbooks: Terrible poet, laughable terrorist posted by Shirley Dent

The Guardian: Comment is free: Don’t even think about it posted by Inayat Bunglawala

Herald Sun Blog: Gangsta in a hijab posted by Andrew Bolt

Heresy Corner: All the nice girls love Osama posted by Heresiarch

Heresy Corner: Why Free Speech Matters posted by Heresiarch

Helmintholog: A very quick further note on censorship posted by Andrew Brown

Hitchens Watch: With a legal system this effective, why should England tremble? posted by Christopher Hitchens

Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain: The crime of rhyme: the extraordinary case of Samina Malik post by Fahad Ansari

Hoff Limits: Talking with the lawman about poetry posted by Mike Hoffman

Hunting Monsters: Samina Malik Day: December 6th posted by ian

Hunting Monsters: Thoughtcrime or Lolcrime? posted by ian

Rupa Huq’s home on the web: Dubious Distinction

I Hate All of You: Thought Crimes posted by Hitler616

Index Research: Fox News: Guilty of Incitement to Terrorism? posted by Sarah Meyer

IndyBlogs: Minority Report: Thought crime coming to a town near you posted by Jerome Taylor

Islam in Europe: UK: ‘Young Muslims are being convicted of thought crimes’ posted by Esther

IslamicAwakening.com: 1st Sister Convicted Under Terrorism Act posted by Umm

Islamics: Gillian Gibbons and Samina Malik posted by Shukran

Islamophobia Watch: The lyrical non-terrorist posted by Martin Sullivan

Islamophobia Watch: Woman nicknamed ‘lyrical terrorist’ escapes jail sentence posted by Martin Sullivan in UK

Jangliss: “From Homer to 50 Cent, lonely and frustrated . . .” posted by John Angliss

Jdude–The Unstoppable Madman: Free speech

Late Arrival: The study of inference–Or how I learned to love the Romans posted by Daniel Snell

Lead Acetate: Potential versus kinetic ideas posted by E.M.

The Legal Satyricon: The “Lyrical Terrorist” posted by Prof. Marc J. Randazza

Liberal Review: The ‘Lyrical Terrorist’ Is Not a Terrorist posted by Rob Knight

Londonist: Bad Poetry Not a (Punishable) Offence posted by Julie PH

Look High and Low: No-one is safe posted by Mark

Clattery MacHinery on Poetry: Today is World Samina Malik Day: Terrorize your lyrics

Mac Uaid: Lyrical Terrorist and the right to be offensive posted by Liam Mac Uaid

The Mail: Free speech is for nasty people, not nice ones posted by Peter Hitchens

MakeHeadline.com: [wvns] British Muslim Found “Guilty” of Poetry posted by amirza

La Mancha: I wonder how many Italians own Nazi paraphernalia posted by Carlos

Manifesto Club campaign: Free the ‘lyrical terrorist’ post by Josie Appleton

Masopher’s Mind: There is no reason we can’t be civil, is there? post by Masochist

The memoirs of Lord Snooty: Lyrical Terrorists posted by Cheese Messiah

Dave Miller Art Blog: Lyrical Terrorist

Dave Miller Art Blog: samina malik day december 6th

Monkeyboy: Lyrical Terrorism posted by Jack

MPACUK: ‘Lyrical Terrorist’ found guilty posted by Dr Diavolo

Muslamics: Muslim Poetess Arrested for Extremist Poetry posted by Yesi King

Nation of Shopkeepers: What exactly is a terrorist document? posted by Harry Haddock

Natural yogurt: Free Samina Malik The days tick by . . . posted by Stephen Clynes

Natural yogurt: Fantasy or reality? posted by Stephen Clynes

Neil’s Site: Islamic Demonstrations

Newswatch: ‘Lyrical Terrorist’ spared jail posted by Newsjunky

November 30: When poems are against the law posted by Kathleen

Obsolete: From lyrical to physical. posted by septicisle

The Pamphleteer: On Lyrical Terrorism posted by Finnieston Crane

paxil online: Today is World Samina Malik Day: Terrorize your lyrics « Clattery MacHinery on Poetry posted by usu

PenShells: Witnessing posted by Bren101

thepeoplesvoice.org: ‘Lyrical terrorist’ convicted over hate records

www.PetitionOnline.com: Free Samina Malik

Poetry & Poets in Rags: News at Eleven (Back Page): I think I might be in trouble. posted by Rus Bowden

Poetry & Poets in Rags: News at Eleven: [Samina Malik] told the court posted by Rus Bowden

Poetry & Poets in Rags: November 20th forum announcement posted by Rus Bowden

Poetry & Poets in Rags: November 27th forum announcement posted by Rus Bowden

The Political News You Need to Know: Today is World Samina Malik Day: Terrorize your lyrics

Praxis: Thoughtcrime in the U.K.

prisonlawinsideout: ‘Lyrical terrorist’ sentenced over extremist poetry posted by John Hirst Hull

Probablyblonde: The mad woman in the bedroom

Probablyblonde: Thoughtcrime and lyrical terrorism

Rachel from north London: The Lyrical Terrorist

Ramblings of the Bearded One: Guilty of writing dodgy poetry posted by Kim Ayres

Random Comments from South London: Lyrical terrorist gets suspended sentence posted by secretlondon

readership: Lyrical Terrorist posted by Бронза

Reasonable Mahmoud: The Stench Of Hypocrisy . . . posted by Avenger

Penny Red: Thoughts on Lyrical Terrorism.

Red Pepper: Thoughtcrime and Samina Malik posted by Neruda

resak11’s weblog: Lyrical terrorist sentenced for poetry Guardian Unlimited

Rule 9: World Samina Malik Day December 6th ~9 posted by Rus Bowden

Sawtul Islam: Where are you oh Hakam?!

The Sharp Side: Lyrical terrorism posted by Ellis

The Soul of Man Under Capitalism: Thought Crimes posted by V

The Spectator: Free speech and the ‘lyrical terrorist’ posted by Ron Liddle

SportsBikes.net: Prosecutor will not charge teacher for Columbine blog posting posted by 750rider

The state we’re in: Thought crime

Strange Stuff: Lyrical Terrorism posted by Chris

Strange Stuff: Lyrical? Terrorist? posted by Chris

Subjects Are Silly: “Lyrical Terrorism” and the theory of Free Rights posted by Chelsea

sweetbands: England from the Blogosphere: World Samina Malik Day December 6th posted by Kurt Torres

Telegraph: The curious case of the lyrical terrorist posted by Ceri Radford

Ten Percent: War Crimes Vs. Thoughtcrime posted by RickB

This Guy is Teaching Abroad: Be Careful What You Read and Say posted by Guy Courchesne

Through The Scary Door: The lyrical terrorist goes down posted by Roobin

Times Online: Don’t ban the lyricist posted by Shirley Dent

Times Online: Faith Central: Lyrical terrorist defended posted by Libby Purves

Times Online: Muslims ‘criminalised for silly thoughts’ posted by Sean O’Neill: Crime and Security Editor

Jonathan Turley: British Convict “Lyrical Terrorist”–Muslim Who Merely Wrote About Beheadings

UncommonSense: British woman convicted of writing terrorist poetry

The Waters: World Samina Malik Day December 6th

Westolowski: OK. Poetry still sucks. But rap sucks worse.

ChristopherWhite.info: Crimes against literature?

Who Knows Where Thoughts Come From?: The Blair Ditch Project posted by Ian

Why Dont You Blog?: Crime, Confusion and the Littlejohn Idiocy posted by TW

Wild Poetry Forum: World Samina Malik Day December 6th

World Have Your Say (BBC): 16 Nov 07 posted by Peter

World Politics Review: World Samina Malik Day December 6th

Tim Worstall: What a Wonderful Country

Wrath of Mjolnir: Free Speech?

A Writer’s Life: Wait posted by John Siddique

WSP 400: Samina Malik posted by Jessica Posner

Your Society: The Terrible Lyricist – is She also a Lyrical Terrorist? posted by Gregers Friisberg

zidouta.com: Ready Made Terrorism posted by Herman van Iperen

   

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  2. Leni Riefenstahl would be proud of you.

    Disgusting.

    Comment by Gag me — November 18, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

  3. Hi G.M.,

    That’s quite an ideological stretch, from Leni Riefenstahl to Samina Malik, but I appreciate you trying to think this through, and posting here.

    C.

    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — November 18, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

  4. Note:

    The Leni Riefenstahl parallel is referred to in comments at these blog posts:

    Tim Worstall: What a Wonderful Country
    http://timworstall.com/2007/11/17/what-a-wonderful-country/

    My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: Meet Samina Malik
    http://bamapachyderm.com/archives/2007/11/13/meet-samina-malik/

    C.

    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — November 18, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

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  6. Note:

    I never suspected the “why” not to be obvious, as in why Samina Malik gets a holiday and not someone like, say Aung San Suu Kyi or Ayaan Hirsi Ali or even someone less known who has fought for a great cause. If I had known the answer was not obvious, I would have been very specific and clear about it in the post above. Two bloggers I respect bring this up themselves, though, and I answer them in their threads:

    Frank Wilson’s Books Inq.: We link . . .
    http://booksinq.blogspot.com/2007/11/we-link_18.html

    Westolowski’s blog: OK. Poetry still sucks. But rap sucks worse
    http://westolowski.blogspot.com/2007/11/ok.html

    C.

    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — November 19, 2007 @ 5:21 am

  7. http://freesaminamalik.blogspot.com

    Samina is convicted by the racist act not the terrorist act

    http://www.petitiononline.com/poetess/petition.html

    Comment by free samina malik — November 19, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

  8. On a poetry forum, the devil’s advocate position was taken as to why Samina Malik would download the information she did, and whether it should be illegal to post those books.

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    The downloaded material seems pretty generic to me. It’s not like I want to download the hand-to-hand combat book so that the US armed forces will have some new martial arts information. Samina would have been better off getting karate lessons somewhere. The sniper rifle one might peak my interest at some point, but, like Samina I don’t own one. We can all find out how to poison someone. And “so what”, I think, about Osama bin Laden’s declaration of war–again, I can imagine I could be curious to read it some night surfing.

    If the information is on my desktop, the same as if it is on my bookshelf, I can open it. If something is classified secret, or if it is child porn or snuff movies, then prosecute the people who perform these criminal acts, those who upload the information, and the ones who pay for it.

    Several bloggers and columnists have said that they sought this information Samina did, found it, and downloaded it.

    For that matter, I also have a hard time imagining her poems inciting anyone to kill. Can you imagine some extremist Muslim nutcase, who reads her poetry and gets so riled up that he beheads someone. It sounds like a Saturday Night Live routine. Or a Muslim extremist cleric who reads her poetry and calls for his followers to kill another infidel or two in Samina’s name? I would think a Steven Seagal movie would rile more people to harm others than a Samina Malik poem.

    I’m tending to agree with the bloggers when I read that this is racist and sexist as well. Samina never did anything, and I surmise there has been talk that she should be on medication–a typically chauvanistic prescription for an uppity or depressed woman.

    The worst thing seems to be her e-mails offering financial support. Yet, she never gave any.

    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — November 20, 2007 @ 1:32 am

  9. It’s a shame what happened to Bangladesh. I hope the world steps up and helps them.

    Comment by retro — November 20, 2007 @ 3:44 am

  10. On another poetry forum, the issue arose again, as to whether we should have a Samina Day when we don’t have days for true freedom heroes. I suggested looking at it as if we could have days for each of them, 365 in a year, and many years to come. It was suggested that this could get confusing. Here is my response:

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    Okay sure. And for U Win Tin, we would have to write against our government, for freedom and democracy. For Shi Tao, we would have to send information that does not show our country’s best side–whatever country we are in. But we could have days for them–yet their plights have been news for years now. Aung San Suu Kyi received a Nobel Prize, so had her day.

    Samina’s “crime” is in doing something we all do here: write poetry and download stuff from the internet, whatever we are interested in at the moment. We are not making her a hero–and that’s a huge point. We are her already, and she is about to be sentenced, hopefully to some probation, and not to a stiff prison term. This is how we will be allied with her, and let it be known that she should, rather, be free like we are. We are not having a day to look up to her, but to look eye-to-eye with her, something the British system has failed to do.

    On December 6th, we hold onto our own freedom to write. Each of us reading these posts, here, at the other workshops, and on the blogs, is not in one of the “internet’s black holes” ( http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=273 ). Yet, Great Britain is treating Samina Malik as if she is. On December 6th, if you value this freedom, please join and practice it, celebrate it while we still can. It’s looking like it may not last very much longer.

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    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — November 20, 2007 @ 4:25 am

  11. This is not terrorism, it is poetry and poetic licence should be given, not a custodial sentence.

    Comment by Stephen Clynes — November 22, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

  12. Thank you for a very thoughtful and provocative post on a knotty topic, and for providing so much linkage.

    And for including a link to my blog (“Done with Mirrors”), for which I am grateful, but you might want to change the credit on it to “Callimachus.” The “about the author” quote on it is from Jon Swift, so the confusion is understandable. But he isn’t the author of the blog. In fact, he has a rather low opinion of said author, so perhaps you should change it more for his sake than mine; I’m anonymous anyhow, so I get no ego-boost from it and I’m just grateful for the link and to be included inm such an effort.

    Comment by Callimachus — November 27, 2007 @ 12:53 am

  13. Hello Anonymous Callimachus,

    (I just wanted to say that. Anyway . . .)

    So done, and thanks for stopping by, noting my mistake, and reading.

    C.

    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — November 27, 2007 @ 1:22 am

  14. This is an excellent post about this now “infamous” young woman. I don’t think that she should be prosecuted and treated as a criminal for writing poetry. In fact as an American soldier I swore to defend the rights of my own countrymen to do exactly that…express themselves freely, to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Criminalizing her poetry is a crime in and of itself. Regardless of whether I feel it has any true merit or not.

    Comment by Mjolnir — November 27, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

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  18. The One who Confronts

    A king was born in a small town,
    Throughout his life he wore a shepherd’s gown,
    Though it changed from wool to warrior.

    A leader was born between the rivers,
    To him all his enemies quivered,
    Yet he loved his broken people.

    The great leader fought great battles,
    Leading them to war like symbolic cattle,
    Defeating, tyrants on the way.

    The King, A strong Mesopotamian,
    Descended from Shepherds; Arabian,
    Was defeated by the West.

    Now my tail ends, yet one last point I’d like to add,
    His killers will lose their lives.
    May the Word of God burn a bush again.

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    A poem in rememberance of the true Leader of Iraq :) made in memory of Salima Malik and my father

    Comment by James the Just — December 7, 2007 @ 12:44 am

  19. Occupied
    I leave my house,knowing
    more homes will be razed today.
    Bulldozers, stand at the ready.
    I catch the bus.
    Children nearby gather stones.
    Willingsoldiers in a war of futility.

    The bus is stopped,searched.
    Pockets exposed, reveal nothing.
    Wait! someone has a can opener! Confiscated!
    The bus rolls slowly through the gates.
    My heart cries out for mama,
    I look back towards Gaza…rat-a-tat-tat,
    Maybe another fallen five year old.

    I stop in an alley way.
    Everything should be where I left it.
    I turn onto Jaffa, straighten my veil.
    It’s time to bring forth in pain and torment.
    I have carried this infitada to term.
    Praise Allah! I am his slave.
    Detonate.

    Donna E Castlegrant

    Comment by donna castlegrant — December 15, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  20. خليكـــــــــــــــــــــــــوا شاهــــــــدين
    يمكـــــــن أحتاج شهادتكـــم فى يــــوم من ألأيــــــام

    الـــــــى السيد اللواء / حبيب العادلـى
    وزيــــــر الداخليـــــــــــــــة

    الـــــى السيد اللواء دكتور / مساعـد وزير الداخليــــة
    مديــــــــــــــــــــر ادارة الشئون القانونية

    الـــى السيد اللـواء / مسـاعد وزير الداخلية
    مديــــــــــــــــــر ادارة تنفيـــــــذ ألأحكـــــــام

    الــى السيد اللواء / مساعــد وزيــر الداخليـــــــــــة
    مديـــــر مباحــــــــث ألأمـوال العامــــــــة

    الـــــــى السيد اللواء/ مساعد وزيـــر الداخليـــــــــــه
    مديــــــــــر أمـــــــــــــــــــــن القاهـــــــــره

    الــــــــى برنامـــــــــــــــــــج 90 دقيقة السيد / معــــــــــــتز الدمرداش

    ومعد البرنامج السيد / بشير الذى اتصلت به أكثر من مرة

    مطلـــــــــوب القبــــــض
    على نصاب شقق زهراء المعادى / بالمعادى / بمحافظة القاهرة
    المهندس / ايهاب فراج محمد ابراهيم الزينى
    وعلـى كـل من يقابله التفضل بتسليمه مشكورا لأقرب قسم شرطه أو أقرب رجل أمن
    وهذا النصاب تم تأييد الحكم علية بالسجن فــى القضية رقم 9443 لسنة 2007 م جلسة 4/11 /2007 م محكمة المعادى حصر رقـــم 13182 لسنة 2007 م و صادر ضدة اكثر من ثلاثون حكما قضائيا
    وعنوان سكنه وعنوان الشركة / شركة الزينى للتعمير 56 طريق مصر حلوان الزراعى برج بــــــدر / أمــام فندق المعادى
    بطاقة رقم 27003211203839
    و النصاب يتنقل بين مدينة 6 أكتوبر بمحافظة الجيزه و مدينة المنصورة بمحافظة الدقهلية /// ومركز بشبيش بطنطا بمحاظة الغربية
    وعليه أكثر من حكم نصب واحتيال وجارى نشر اسماء وعناوين أقاربه وكل من تربط بينه وبينهم صلة نسب أو متسترا عليه
    الشريف / جمال طـه
    تليفون رقم 0104710778
    ( المواطن هو رجل ألأمن ألأول فى محاربة الجريمه والتصدى للمجرمين )

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    Comment by الشريف/ جمال طه ت/ 0104710778 — January 3, 2008 @ 5:25 am

  21. Your all nuts. She wasn’t prosecuted for writing poetry at all.

    She gave security details of heathrow airport to a self confessed extremist terrorist, with whom she was connected. She tried to give financial assistance to terrorist.

    The fact that she commited gross crimes against children by calling for their early grooming into Jihad was also sick and deplorable.

    She is a shit poet by the way. And a sick women.

    Comment by gaz — March 27, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

  22. i find the authors of “occupied” and “how to behead” guilty of – BAD TACTICS

    non violence is the way to go

    those who live by the sword- as romantic as they may seem to be? they often- not all ways- die by the sword

    the times when violence has led to progress are few- but- they do exist- point to them

    a person who kills innocents on a bus? that is genocidal and suicidal! the martyrs of al quaeda or hamas? do the persons killed by israeli forces thank them for their deaths?

    samina thot it was “cool” to write her paen to violence? let her study stonewall jackson sherman others of the violent ilk

    then let ner study m l kind ghandi simone weil rachel corrie

    wherre does she come out?

    Comment by davideberhardt — May 5, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

  23. […] your might. About now you should feel the knife vibrate, You can feel the warm heat being given off World Samina Malik Day December 6th | Clattery MacHinery on Poetry __________________ People are most conservative on issues that they know most about. –Ann […]

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