Friday, December 08, 2006

Taraji Mustafa, Canadian-Sudanese Activist Establishes Sudanese-Israeli Friendship Association

Here is another extraordinary brave woman who knows all too well what she is up against. Taraji Mustafa, is a Canadian-Sudanese activist who is not afraid to speak her mind freely and holds her own remarkably well considering the host is not pleased with her outspoken ideas.

Here is an absolute must-see VIDEO clip, translated and presented by MEMRI that aired on Al Arabiya TV just a few days ago.

Interviewer: Do you have any popular or official mandate to establish the Sudanese-Israeli Friendship Association, or is this your own personal initiative?

Taraji Mustafa: First of all, I do not need a mandate to talk about my personal beliefs, or those of some of the Sudanese people. None of the Sudanese friendship associations, like the Sudanese-Indian or the Sudanese-Swedish associations, and many others, needed a popular mandate. Why do I need a mandate to establish a friendship [association] with that part of the Israeli people that believes in friendship?


Blogger Ronen and Lia's Baby Blog said...

Indeed and excellent video. As an Israeli I truly believe that grassroot organizations are much better and more trustworthy than governments! Good luck to Mrs. Mustafa!
Keep up with the peace work! Our governments are all ruled by the rich and the religious fanatics. Together we can make a change!

December 31, 2006 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow I didn't get to come to know Taraji Mustafa's work until this morning. As a Sudanese-Canadian myself, I'm really proud of Ms. Mustafa and pleased to hear her message.

She delivered it ever so eloquently and effectively. It's pioneers such as herself that pave the way for those a lot less courageous to eventually be able to speak in topics that are deemed taboos in our societies. You go Taraji, you're my hero!


March 10, 2007 8:08 PM  

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