Monday, August 22, 2005

Its a bit old, but it doesnt happen everyday




Syrian born artist, Hala Faisal, protests the war in Iraq and the occupation of Palestine by appearing in the nude with anti-war slogans written in both English and Arabic, in Washington Square Park Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in New York City.

Syrian born artist and actress/singer Hala Faisal has shown her work to wide acclaim in Europe as well as the Middle East. After completing a BFA at Damascus University, she studied at the High Institute of Cinema at Moscow and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Her acting and singing career includes movies and performances in Syria, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. She has also worked as a graphic artist and lecturer on the history of art.

10 Comments:

Blogger ES said...

The facial expressions of the people sitting around are hilarious.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Scorpio said...

Lol ES, yeah what's with the guy in the Canada T-shirt with the glasses? Obviously seen it all before and is now getting distracted.

How about inviting her to the next anti-Iraq war protest in Bahrain?

7:31 PM  
Blogger Scorpio said...

Or the next bloggers meetup?

7:37 PM  
Blogger moodZ said...

or better yet, how about we send an invitation to that other chick who burned herself in protest against the gaza pullout?!

8:13 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

Do you guys get the feeling some people are looking for an excuse to show up naked?

By the way I forgot to mention she's the daughter of a former minister in syria.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope he doesn't wind up being dealt with for bringing shame to her family via an HONOUR KILLING. Funny I didn't see her or her ilk protesting nude/or in any other manner when her fellow Arab Muslim brother was gassing other fellow Arab Muslims and Kurds. Nope just blame the Great Satan for everything. Status Quo. Seems there is enough bullshit in her own country that she can protest. Then we won't kill here for doing it. She might get a date with a Judge and $100.00 fine but as John Cougar Mellencamp once sang.. "Ain't that America"

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why won't she practice her art(?) in free and sharia-lawed Syria? If her family doesn't honor kill her, maybe she could take her chances in a sharia court where the sentence will be probably stoning, after of course, 600 lashes.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who told you that she will be stoning....?!?!?!?!?!

according to Sharia Law an act like that dose not be punished with stoning....,She will probably be sentenced to be jailed for a small period of time. Stoning is for those who do adultary and they are married.

Seeing such way of protesting, I am not surprised now why some middle-east countries don't allow protests.

P.S: Syria dose not rule according to Sharia, they rule by a man made law.

12:33 PM  
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11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hala is a shampion i m prouyd of her

12:58 AM  

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