2005/06/20

Myth No. 11: Karfan is Important

Karfan and I bow in apology to the twenty-something readers and commentators that have been taking from their precious time to check on our useless rant-blog. We were not in prison, we were not arrested; rather we were living a false self-importance state of mind!

Two months ago, it became obvious that King Lion the 2nd and his entourage grew weary of people barking at them from all sides. Being completely hopeless towards the big strong harmful dogs barking from the safe heaven of outside, they decided to start beating the dogs that they can beat: the tiny little harmless poodles inside the country. So they started a charitable campaign of filling some empty cells with people who dared to speak out loud demanding reforms and democracy. Some of the names they took are famous or became famous after the rides, like the Atassi seven and their snow-white princess. Some were never mentioned in media and they were known by word of mouth only. Some were released and some were not. So Karfan and I, being lawful disciples of chicken-citizenship conditioning, decided to keep a low profile for a while.

After taking a month and a half vacation from this virtual ranting duty, we realized that there is really nothing for us to fear from. We were fooling our selves by thinking that we are actually so important that a security service apparatus would waist their brilliant informants time to track us down. They would rather let them play card, which would still be doing something more useful to their regime than arresting us.

Karfan is very different from those who have been and are being arrested. Those people are demanding Reform, Democracy, Election, and all sort of big words that three-quarter of Syrian population don't have a blody idea what the hell they mean. But read again this whole long useless ranting essays we posted here: Can you spot any were where Karfan asked for Democracy, demanded Reform, or solicited Free election? No. In fact, that is exactly why Karfan has never been imprisoned all those years despite his never ending bitching and swearing. He does not consist a danger on the regime or the society because he is not asking a thing from them. If anything, the only thing that Karfan might have thought of as a vision for this country was that every male over forty years old to drop dead suddenly of a heart attack.

King Lion the 2nd recently wasted our time on the great recent Baath conference. That time might as well have been time wasted on watching a soccer game between Djibouti and Uganda, it really would have not made any much difference for most Syrians. Before that conference a friend of Karfan whose friend's father was one of the 1300 fortunate clappers-chanters who attended that conference asked Karfan what does he wanted so that he would tell his friend's father to convey to the conference. Karfan said he just wanted one tiny little thing from that conference.
The guy laughed and said: I know, I know: like everyone else, Democracy.
Karfan: Demo-what? no
Guy: Then Anti-corruption measures?
Karfan: No, no, please don't bring my name with anything with Anti- in it. I belong to the Naam (Yes) Generation, we don't know the ward "Anti".
Guy: what is that one thing that you need this very decisive and important conference to deliver then?
Karfan: I want my thirty-seven years back.

Among all the cries, demands and the pressure for so big things as Open-Market, Democracy, Free-Election and National-conciliation and... and... and... to the end of the list of the sophisticated words, I reckon we should not be harassed or imprisoned for asking for that tiny little thing.

179 Comments:

Blogger J. Francis Lehman said...

Hooray! A new post. You're not in hotel jail!

What thirty-seven years does Karfan mean?

20/6/05 12:50  
Anonymous a friend said...

7amdillah 3asselemeh man...

20/6/05 15:12  
Anonymous highlander said...

J.Francis, Karfan means he wants the 37 years wasted from his life back !

20/6/05 17:15  
Blogger Dimitri said...

Keep posting, mister. Good stuff.

20/6/05 18:20  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Good to see you back Karfan.

20/6/05 18:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that 37 years from now, our sons and daughters do not have to ask the same from king lion the 3rd. Good to see you back, Karfan. Majd

20/6/05 21:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan and friend,
We missed you during two months.
But now that you are back do not stop writing.
Things will change. Look at the soviet bloc, or look nearer at your neighbour Lebanon.
As

20/6/05 21:52  
Blogger littlewhy said...

Karfan is King. So glad you're both back and okay.

20/6/05 21:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not up to the high standards you committed yourself in the past 10 stories! I was hoping for a better black comedi after weeks off the net.

21/6/05 01:56  
Blogger yaman said...

I'm glad you are both okay--then again, could there be a worse punishment than to remain confined within the constraints of the society that you believe to be so absurd?

*shrug*

21/6/05 02:00  
Blogger Nafdik said...

Ahlan Karfan,

Seeing a new blog pop-up on my RSS reader made my heart race. As if I got a call from a very old freind.

As for you asking for the 37 years, it really made me cry. If this not black I dont know what is.

21/6/05 03:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have King lion 2nd we have jumblat. So do not envy us karfan because soon thousands of karfan will popup from lebanon.

21/6/05 05:28  
Blogger cile said...

Hi Karfan & Friend, i linked *Syria exposed* to www.streamtime.org - is this allright with you?
cecile

21/6/05 10:41  
Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

If you haven’t gotten a chance to already come check out my site. It promotes a new Pan Arabism and I would love your input.

Karim Elsahy

21/6/05 16:08  
Anonymous colagirl said...

Great to see you're back!

22/6/05 01:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see you back!

22/6/05 10:11  
Anonymous Jonathan Levy said...

Ah Karfan, good to see you back! Please keep posting :)

22/6/05 13:39  
Anonymous MAD said...

Karim elsahy,

You came to the right place to advertise your Pan Arab blog. Are you nuts, or just distracted (as per your family name)?

23/6/05 14:47  
Anonymous Marwan Al-Halabi said...

To mad,
I think he is both. I am positive. How do I know? because there is no sane person in the world who still believe in that hoax: panarabism and stuff.
I think Karfan's Baskoot or Falafel ideology is much more realistic!

23/6/05 21:36  
Anonymous MAD said...

Bingo, Marwan.

For the record, I am a very strong Falafelist myself.

24/6/05 00:43  
Anonymous Crazy said...

Missed you guys!

24/6/05 08:10  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

Karfan - great to see you back

have mentioned your site to faithfreedom.org

Take care

24/6/05 13:44  
Blogger baba hasan said...

Great job guys, keep it up and don’t disappear for long periods, that gets your fans very worried

24/6/05 20:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aphrodite you stupid fucking slut. don't mention faithfreedom.org, that place is a haven for racists.

24/6/05 20:48  
Blogger J. Francis Lehman said...

Oh Gawd...Hizeb El Baskoot! That shit still makes me laugh out loud.

I agree with the others here who say that we need more regular postings, even a hello in the comments of the latest post, just to be sure you're okay.

Bil Rooh Bil Damm Nafdeek Ya Karfan & Friend...Hommos, Falafel, Bnadoura!

25/6/05 06:42  
Anonymous Fadi said...

"Karfan Exposed"
Here they are.. Six Myths about Karfan and his friend!


Myth 1-Karfan is brave Syrian rebel.
He is not the brave rebel many of you claim he is (to be honest, he did not claim it himself). Most of what Karfan and his English writer friend wrote in their 11 myths was more or less episodes of TV political satires being shown on Syrian official TV for years now. Remember Buq3at Dao', Maraya and the rest of political satire stuff that's coming out of Syrian TV production companies and running on most Arabic networks (including Syrian official TV)?
The brave rebels are the writers/actors/producers who are risking it by making fun of Mukhabarat/Kharawat/Shabbi7a and other corrupted shit-heads without keeping their names hidden and hiding within the blogshpere.
If any of you non Arabic speaking readers watched an episode of Buq3at Dao' (Spot light) you'll notice that its political sarcasm's level is even smarter than that of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show". Smarter because it does not bluntly states the name of the person criticized, but the actors/directors make sure that everyone of the audience knows exactly who the episode is targeting without mentioning him/her by name. And it's even funnier that way than Karfan and co!

Myth 2-Karfan is Original.
Karfan's ideas read here are uttered everyday in every Syrian home and -for many years now- increasingly in cafes and universities. They are jokes told in schools, material played live on Syrian theatres stages and episodes in Syrian TV series. Karfan is merely a copycat who happens to have a friend with a creative writing style and good control of English language.

Myth 3- Karfan is telling the absolute truth.
Although most of Karfan's views have a factual core, they suffer (as all satire-styled writings) of huge amount of exaggerations, biased generalizations and extreme cynicism, which makes these facts funnier but also makes interpreting them correctly -by non Syrians- an almost impossible job.
I would not be surprised if a year from now some American/British warmonger politician would "sex-up" a dossier about Syria based on Karfan's blog (the same way Tony B"liar" snapped some text about Iraq from the net and used it in the parliament as evidence for Iraq's ability to attack in 45 minutes).


Myth 4- The Syrian people would welcome American occupation/influence.
Following the increasing amount of American "shit-heads" (according to Karfan) visiting and linking Karfan's blog to racist websites (such as faithfreedom.org or wacko-run journals such as reason.com), many US wrong-wing conservatives and neo-cons sympathizers are interpreting Karfan's take on life under the current Syrian's political regime as absolute facts that could be used as justifications for their push for regime-change (or more accurately put "country-screwing") a la Iraq. (By American shit-heads I'm not generalizing about the American people. This term was used by Karfan to describe American warmongers/politicians/neo-cons and alike.. and I'm using it in the same context).
Believe me, if you think that the hell the US occupation is facing in Iraq is bad, wait till you see how Syrian people would rough them up if they think of crossing the boarders!

Myth 5- Arabism is dead.
As I started earlier in this blog and according to my life experience as a young person who has travelled A LOT around Arabic countries and abroad, I'd say again.. Tell this "Arabism does not exist" BS to the Algerian Sunni working in the restaurant in my university in London who gives me bigger portions because I'm Syrian.. or to the Lebanese Maronite girl who keeps telling everybody with joy the story of how "2 Arabs" (me and her) met by sitting next to each other by coincidence in the first lecture of the year.. or tell it to the Palestinian Christian Orthodox student who gets tears in his eyes whenever he see me talking passionately about Palestinian issues.. or tell it to the Iraqi Shiite student who formed the Arab Student Society in Campus.. or to the Saudi half Sunni half Shiite girl who invited all the Arab students (even Christians) to a Ramadan Iftar!
Arabism that young Arabs believe in is not that of the older generation. It's more of a EU-styled entity based on democracy, human-rights and commercial cooperation. Such entity would of course be inclusive of all ethnic minorities (Arabism here has a geographic/historical/cultural meaning not ethnic one). At least this is what the majority of young Arabs I met around the world believe.

Myth 6- I don't like Karfan, he is not funny and I do not agree with his ideas!
Of course he is funny! Who said anything else? And I agree with the core of most of his ideas (after boiling them down to facts and out of the exaggerations/generalizations/biases). I just wish that Karfan would sell his work to the booming Syrian TV production businesses or theatre productions, which are looking for really smart and funny writers to support the plethora of TV political satire productions coming out of Syria since years now. This way Karfan would actually make some decent money out of "bitchin about it" and become somewhat less Karfan than he is right now :-)
I like Karfan's writings to the extent that I would start chanting the Hommus, Falafel, Bndoura slogan every morning.. this helps for a student living away from home and missing the 15 Lira Falafel sandwich in Syria (here in London it's 3 pounds.. that's almost 300 Liras.. and it not even half as good!!!).

25/6/05 08:18  
Anonymous Marwan said...

Tope 10 reasons why Fadi should not post anymore
10. Fadi is writing the voices of another Fadi in his head
9. Fadi hasn't been in Syria for long freakin time
8. Fadi is totally confused
7. He sucks
6. Karfan does not exaggerate, maybe a little
5. Karfan is genius and I would definitely vote for him as president of Papua-Guinea
4. Karfan is freakin original
3. Falafelism is Karfan's Doctrine and Fadi should be invaded
2. Mothership Arabinismprise is calling him home
1. Damn good sloagan: Hommus, Falafel, Bndoura

25/6/05 18:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, way to go Karfan, they are American shitheads and wrong-wing neo-con racists.

25/6/05 19:06  
Blogger Lieutenant Fishman said...

"wait till you see how Syrian people would rough them up if they think of crossing the boarders"

you mean like how long the Syrians fought against the Israelis in 1967? when it took two days for the Israelis to conquer the entire Golan Heights and destroy the Syrian military? how about 1982- when Israeli jets shot down 82 Syrian planes without losing a single jet? or do you mean how King Lion the Second ran out of Lebanon in record time without even fighting at all two months ago?
lol!!

25/6/05 22:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lieutenant

the iraqis did not put up a fight but aren't they giving the invaders hellish hell ?

Syrians may be ill equiped to resist an invasion but they have the needed spirit

26/6/05 00:23  
Blogger Nafdik said...

What Syrians have that is missing in Iraq is a clear national base. So Americans will have a hard time using internal strife to confuse the issues.

Iraqis however are closer to their tribal roots and thus more commited and tougher fighters.

26/6/05 00:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahh lieutenant, it seems that over 2 years of guerilla insurgency warfare has not taught you anything

26/6/05 02:37  
Anonymous An Allawi said...

I sense a kind of real jealousy in what Mr. Fadi stated and wanted to convince us, or perhaps he wanted to shed some doubts on what Karfan is all about. That is a tactic that both the Pro-Regime, and those Sectarian narrow minded so called opposition use. They both want to destroy any one who speaks facts. The pro-regime want to shed doubts on any one exposing the regime from a non sectarian point of view, and so do those who are immersed and sunk into sectarian hatred that they can never accept the fact that Allawis are truly against Assad, in some cases Allawis are Assad haters a lot more than these Sunnis themselves are, and that these Allawis do hate Assad from a progressisve view point, not pure hatred of the dicator's ethnic background or religious background. Many Sunnis hate Assad and his regime because he is an Allawi, not because of deeper things, and not because he is corrupt and he permitted coprruption, and that he is a ciminal and so are his men and women who are of Sunni and Allawi and even Christian backgrounds. If Assad were to be od Sunni descent, these same persons such as Fadi perhaps would be kissing his feet (though I have no doubt that persons like Fadi are kissing Assad's feet whether he is defending the regime, or he is a religious sunni fanatic hater of all Allawis that he wants to put doubts on the motives and truthfullness of Mr. Karfan. He even wants to insenuate that Karfan is a Mukhabarat because he is an Allawi, or that he is serving the regime by what he is saying exactly as those commedy shows he is speaking about.

God........such are some Syrians that I truly despise them!

Bassam@inorbit.com

26/6/05 02:57  
Anonymous Fadi said...

LoooooL...

I wake up chanting -as promised- the daily Hommus, Falafel, Bndoura slogan before checking this blog, and.....
God, I only posted few of my thoughts about Karfan's ideas! I didn't think that this would initiate a chain reaction causing the formation of the KLF (Karfan Liberation Front).

Wow.. in less than 24 hours I was called everything between a Baathi defending the regime, a narrow minded sectarian, a fanatic and even an Alawi hater (which BTW was the funniest one by Alawi/bassam)! Even the US military did not like what I wrote and sent a lieutenant to respond (the Fish-shithead-man dude as Karfan would call him)!

First, let me state the following.. I LIKE KARFAN's STYLE.. I said it before and here I repeat it again. I find his ideas and style hilarious. I wonder why people did not believe me in my previous post…. Hmm.. maybe this blog is too sarcastic that nothing written here would be taken seriously.. go figure!
I agree with the core of what Karfan is saying. I just used his sarcastic style to clear things out for wrong-wing/neo-con/warmonger shit-heads who are masturbating to what they think Karfan is saying! I also tried to make it clear that his info are exaggerated and generalized to make things funnier. And yes I heard/seen all of his ideas before as all Syrians did on TV/theatres/cafes..etc. Maybe it's that you are reading this stuff for the first time because it's in English now.. so Karfan for me –and most Syrians- is not original.. but he is still a very funny guy.

There.. now for some quick responses:

1- Marwan.. I would vote for Karfan too as president of Papua-Guinea, or for any other leading political position anywhere. My personal view for example is that he would make an extraordinary Lebanese politician.. he would be the first non sectarian one ever in the history of this sectarian haven. He would definitely kick 3oun/Junblat/Ge3ga3/Berri's sectarian warlord asses out.
Oh and one more thing.. PanArabism is alive and kicking my friend.. if you don't believe in it then that does not mean that other young people do not either. And believe me I was in Syria just before coming for my university studies.. so I do know what I'm saying.

2- Shithead-Lieutenant Jarred Fishman.. allow me to explain what I said again.. the Syrian PEOPLE would definitely rough your soldiers up.. not the corrupted regime. If your FoxNews-crap-filled head still has doubts about that then I give you my word my friend that: if your f***ed-up warmonger wackos in the white house gave you an order to cross the boarder, I'll be the first of thousands of Syrians abroad who will rush back home to kick your asses back to Abu-gharib and maybe further back to Guantanamo.
BTW if you guys are planning to invade my country then please do so before I pay the last installments of the University fees here in the UK.. I'd prefer to take the money back home to support the resistance.

3-Allawi/Bassam.. It seams that I shattered an image of a hero of yours.. sorry about that.. I did not mean to do that man.. It seems that you're starting to idolize Karfan because he is Alawi. It's clear from your response and from your chosen nickname which you use to define your self in blogsphere (Allawi) that you have a sectarian-pervasive mindset. Hear me out my friend: Karafan rules not because he is an Alawi and the Shabi7a shit-heads in Damascus/Aleppo/Latakia..etc do not suck because they are mostly Alawis either. Please do not judge me.. I have never thought in this sectarian way.. and this is why I like Karfan by the way.
One can take a stand somewhere between that of the Mukhabarat/Shabi7a and that of Karfan. It's not the "you're either with us or against us" Bushism BS. There's a huge spectrum in between that would include everyone.
And just for the record my friend.. I have never kissed no one's feet before.. not Sunni, not Alawi and definitely not Baathi feet. Though I did kiss some cheeks, lips and other parts of female bodies.. but definitely no feet ;o)

Hope this clears things out!

Karfan and friend.. looking forward to your next post.

26/6/05 07:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at faithfreedom.org, it's a site run by an Arab former Muslim, dedicated to telling the truth about Muhammad and the real Islam, which is what the terrorists practice. This is not racism, and anyone who calls it that reveals themselves as having an agenda of disguising the truth or in other words, of lying.

26/6/05 08:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan's problem (and that of people in all Islamic countries) is ISLAM. You will never be able to enjoy the 21 century whilst you are trying to revert to the 7th century and your rulers are using this 'religion' to dominate you. No one wants to invade you! We want you to practice your 'religion' in private, stop exporting it to our countries (we neither need or want it), modernise and join us as part of the human race .. think of Syria's former glory before ISLAM!

26/6/05 11:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please leave Islam alone; why have several of my western friends converted and this not for having been brainwashed into it.

26/6/05 14:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shithead Fadi evidently intervened in this discussion for one purpose only, and that is to protest against the success of his fellow Syrian, Mr. Karfan. Why don't you advertise here for your blog mr. Fadi, and if you don't have one, start one and leave this forum alone?

26/6/05 14:53  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

to anonymous Post 24

Spoken like a TRUE muslin .. uncouth, ignorant and paranoid!

26/6/05 15:03  
Anonymous Bassam said...

Mr. Fadi; don't try to be smart for you are not. Evidently, you see nothing beyond your self love. Your two posts showed nothing else but glorifying yourself and trying to put doubts on what Karfan is all about.

As far as what you picked on, which is why I chose allawi as a name here; I chose Allawi as a name in my above post and in another reply I made in another site, that is of "syriacomment", because of one response I saw there from some one who apparently was like you that he made to a poster who posted in defense of the Syrian regime, labeling the defender of the regime as Allawi, and then ranting Allawis as though they are the regime. And I know for a fact that those who write in the defense of the regime are rarely Allawis except for that whore who is Butheina Shabaan.

But for your information, mr. fadi, I don't give a shit about religious labels, and I am absolutely not Allawi in my intellectual beilefs, but only an allawi as to where God wanted me to be born at, and only when I am faced with very smart people like you where it is needed to crush them in the language they most understand, the direct sectarian language.

bassam@inorbit.com

26/6/05 15:21  
Anonymous Marwan said...

To Bassam/Alawi/Sunni/Hindu/Whatever,
dude, get a grip. You are taking this issue way too seriously. Even more, you are accusing that nice man with screwed up Arabism ideas (that I think is what drove us all to hell) Fadi of something he NEVER SAID. If you review his post, you would notice nothing about sectarianism.
RELAAAAAXXXX, and just enjoy the freakin blog man!

And Fadi, Panarabism is alive indeed, but is like communism 30 years ago. It was alive then, but that didn't make it less of a hoax than UFO (u see the analogy: a lot of people beleive in UFO!!).
And your friends at the University, did it occur to you is that what braught you together is merely the language (and, well, similar shitty circumstances of the countries?)

And, finally, BILORH, BILDAM, NAFDIKA YA KARFAN

The KLF brotherhood.

26/6/05 17:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO at the Faithfreedom fags. Go fuck yourselves shitheads. Syrians aren't the ones pisisng you off in holland france, those are north africans. If you have a problem with them take it to them. There are no major syrian immigration problems in Europe, so go fuck yourself you european shitheads.

26/6/05 21:41  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

Need I say more!

p.c. Thanks for the plug

26/6/05 22:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem, slut. GO back to sucking whoever made that site's cock.

26/6/05 23:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must agree with Aphrodite, for here comes a "true" mulism/Moslem expressing his background in the dirty words he seems to be enjoying to prove his point against Aphrodite. Unfortunately, it is ignorance by these Muslims/Moslems, not what Islam has taught them. The Quran is a book that is full of lessons in civility and beauty. However, most people who say they belong to a certain religion do exactly the opposite of what their religion says or orders them to do. The only law that Muslims/Moslems obey of their religion is to refuse to eat pork, everything else that is forbidden to them. they do without the least feeling of shame.

I am Syrian, and Moslem, though I belong to a historically persecuted minority that some Muslims/Moslems do not recognize as being of Islam. Am I proud!, and thank God.

27/6/05 00:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islam is only beauty to Muslims. To everyone else it is death and slavery, commanded so by Muhammad himself. The true Islam is determined to take over the whole world by force, and anyone who says otherwise is lying or ignorant. Osama is the true Islam, believe it.

The doctrine of abrogation means that all of Muhammad's later hate cancels out his earlier peaceful words. This is the only true Islam, all else is lies. Kaafir may convert, be dhimmi, or die. Muslims who claim otherwise are not to be believed or trusted.

And the person who spoke of Westerners converting, well there are a lot of weak people in this world. Islam tells you that you are better than everyone just because you are Muslim. Small people like to be told these things.

27/6/05 03:37  
Anonymous Fadi said...

OK this has gone too far.. I cannot understand how my earlier posts were interpreted as secterian/pro-baath/anti-alawi/representing-islam/anti-Karfan/pro-regime/anti-Falafelism.. all at the same time!

2 Myths about me:
1-I'm sectarian/anti-alawi/ pro-sunni/ pro-regime (Bassam)
No, no, no and NOOOOOOOO.

2-I'm posting out of jealousy or to "shed some doubts" on Karfan (Bassam)
I like the guy! I just can't do as you guys do.. all the "bel roo7 beldam nafdik ya Karfan". I never did it in my life to the guys in Qasr el-Rawda and I will not start saying it to Karfan. If I disagree with some of what he said then I'd state my disagreement regardless if it is to some Shabi7a, Mukhabarat, KLF or any other group.

I'll make a few announcements and stop posting until Karfan posts something new!

1- To Marwan
.. well duh!! Of course what brought us together is that we speak the same language and have the same traditions and cultural backgrounds.. my point exactly!
Why else do you think that the Latin American students hang out together here? or that the South-Asians are always found in the same corner in the library? same cultural backgrounds/language/traditions! Regarding the "shitty circumstances" backgrounds in the countries of my friends.. wrong again my friend. We have totally different economic/political backgrounds. Some of these guys come from really really rich families.. some are of modest or "mid-class" backgrounds. We also happen to believe in everything from the far left to the far right in the political spectrum.
I agree with you that the old panarabism has caused many of our modern day problems, but the thing that you do not seem to understand that many young people of the region do believe in something different. You can call it "modern-panarabism" if you want.. even better you can call it Fattoushism, Tabbouleh-ism or Fatte-ism for all I care (if you choose the last one, could you please make it Fatte-bil-samneh? I just hate Fatte-bil-zeit).
These young people I met around the world do believe that this can make their lives better. Try to open your mind a bit and be liberated from old fixed profiles!

2-To Aphrodite and the bunch of like-minded Islamophonic Anonymous(es)
What brought Islam into this discussion is way beyond my mental capabilities as a student!!!!! How would some Anonymous posters on a blog be representative of "what real Muslims are like"?? How would I even be a representative of Muslims? If you think that my (or some other posters) "dirty" and "uncouth, ignorant and paranoid" language is representative of a "true Muslin" then would you say that every vulgarity-uttering alcohol-sucking American for example is a representative of a Christian faith just because he was born Christian?!?!? Or does every Jewish Israeli soldier shooting children in the head represents the Jewish religion?!?!?
If you want to know if I'm representing Islam, Christianity or Judaism then I'll give you these few facts about myself: My name "Fadi" is one of the names of Jesus Christ in Arabic.. I live in a Jewish neighbourhood in a big Syrian city who has a majority of Muslims. My closest group of friends back in school were 2 Alawi, 3 Greek Orthodox, 1 Druze, 5 Sunnis, 1 Catholic, 3 Kurds, 1 Assyrian, 3 Armenians and 2 pair of green and red striped socks that I usually wear on my hands to have a conversation with.
And by the way, I'm just your typical next door Syrian!

…This would keep this Foxnewsed-wrong-winged lady puzzled for a few days, don’t you think?


3- Bassam/Alawi/Anonymous 27/6/05 00:30
I'm also proud of your Alawi backgrounds, as I'm proud of Christian and Muslim backgrounds in my land which is privileged to be the cradle of civilizations and religions (despite that it is a fact that makes Karfan feels schizophrenic!)

4-Anonymous 26/6/05 14:53
I can start my own blog, but no neo-con-wrong-wing racist would link to it or even read it. They are only fishing for any criticisms we make about our selves to use it as justifications for their narrow-minded and trigger-happy pervasive ideology. Going to websites they visit is the only way to confront them.
Bassam.. I can read your mind now: NO I'm not blaming Karfan for that and I hope that he never stops blogging despite these shitheads.


5- This last one is for Karfan and his English writing friend.
Dear Karfan and co,
First let me apologize for interfering in your blog like I did.
The thing is: Although I read/watched many of your ideas in el-Domary and Buq3at Dao', I was enjoying reading your blog in English for a change. I was enjoying it so much until these wrong-wing/neo-con "shitheads" (to use your term) started using it as a tool to justify their twisted ignorant perception of the region, its culture and its religious beliefs in both their media and the blogosphere.
I still believe that you would make a good living "bitchin about it" if you sell your material to political satires on print/TV/theatre. The Syrian people would enjoy it more and I'm sure that it would make a difference in the long run back home.
Yes people around the world need to know, but not everyone is reading your posts for fun or for trying to understand the situation (look at the bunch of Shitheads/Islamophobes/Sectarians/racists infesting this post for example.. and this might only be the start). I thought that these people needed to know the facts (as I see them at least) as well as read the exaggerated/generalized funny comments of yours. I tried to keep the mood in my posts as sarcastic as possible to follow your blog's path.
Again, I apologize if I offended anyone. Just trying to express my ideas.
Karfan.. If you don't want me to post anymore just mention it in your next post and puff.. I'm gone!

Keep on bloging my friend.. looking forward to more funny material.

Damn.. it's raining again here.. GOD it's almost JULY… I really miss summer back home!
Over and out!
Fadi

27/6/05 04:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these fucking Faithfreedom fags. They have no idea what Syrians are like or what religion means to Syrians. Here's a tip aphrodite and your faggish friends, fuck off.

27/6/05 08:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan,

The 37 years you lost will never come back but you are working towards improving your next 37 or more years. Wishing you the best
a.

27/6/05 09:52  
Blogger Gina said...

To Mister Anonym 27/6/05 08:10

One question please, Mister: Can we be sure that the style of your language shows who and what You..Syrians..Muslims are?



To Mister Fadi:

One question please: How come, as you told you are Syrian, your friends from highest syrian class, from all religious colours, you are so well educated that you can blame all the other people here, you can study in expensive Europe and much much more, where is all this from?????
Somehow it smells like black Mercydes, sorry *e.

Gina

27/6/05 10:22  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

to anonymous 27/6/05 08:10

See what Islam does to your brain!

p.s. I have absolutely NOTHING against Syrians and wish Karfan (and all other Karfans out there) well - keep safe.

27/6/05 10:44  
Anonymous MAD said...

Yes Fadi:

There's old panarabism and new panarabism.

There's old Baath (pre King Lion I), new Baath (Lion I), newer Baath (Lion II).

There's old communism and new communism

There's old falafel and new falafel.

Then there are people like you who actually believe that these things are different.

And that because you enjoy Um Kulthum and a sandwich together with you Algerian pal, we all need to unite and go liberate Palestine (from Canada) for the next 600 generations.

27/6/05 19:26  
Blogger Nafdik said...

Anonymous said...

"Islam is only beauty to Muslims."

I have to disagree, I am a Syrian Christian, and I do find a lot of beauty in the Coran.

Any person who can appreciate the Arabic language will.

As for the teachings of Islam I find that they are very well adapted to human well being. Much more than the idealism of Christianity or the tribal god of Judaism.

Islam when read with an open mind is a recipy for a happy life that aknowledge the beauty and goodness of the world, while guiding the muslim to a harmonious relation with god, other humans and his own desires.

27/6/05 20:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck off aphrodite, you're not wanted.

27/6/05 20:22  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

Am i getting to you laddy?

27/6/05 20:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let people think what they wish to think. Why are you imposing your views with such a bad manner? Other people beside her are reading this, so you are not in fact doing anything positive to dispel what she is saying in her website. If people see your manner and language, they surely will consider her views as the true image of your religion. Respect your culture and tradition by giving respect to others.

27/6/05 22:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to realize here that there are several anonymouses and that you can't comment to a specific one. Aphrodite, however, seems to know nothing about this website and I agree with the original anonymous that she is pretty stupid and we would all be better off if she left. I do not appreciate the bad language used by the other anonymous though.

27/6/05 22:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the way the insult is FAG. It tells so much about the mind of the Islam defender. Just like rednecks in America.

http://www.observer.com/pages/frontpage1.asp

"When you meet those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them."

Yes...the religion of peace. But only for Muslims. For kaafir, Islam is death.

28/6/05 00:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know you Islam-haters are really quite funny. If even 1% of all Muslims were murdering terrorists, you'd all be dead right now as 100 million people would be running around killing everyone. I'd recommend that you racists chill the fuck out and leave this blog because this has gone way off topic. The topic here was never even about religion you dumbfucks.

28/6/05 00:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*10 million

28/6/05 00:09  
Anonymous Steve said...

Love you aphrodite...joke 'em if they can't take a ***k

28/6/05 00:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is really starting to attract some american shithead wrong-wing racists now, as Karfan pointed out. lek ya raet yemootu hal ajanab

28/6/05 01:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine, my dear American friends that we as Christian Syrians (pre-date muslim Arabs in Syria) have to live with these retarded terrorists!

28/6/05 01:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a strong feeling that that isn't a Syrian christian ^

A true syrian christian has already posted in this blog and defended Islam, oh the irony.

Lek rja3u 3ala byetkooon ya american jedban

28/6/05 02:06  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

Sorry to tease you foul-mouth anonymous boy(s) but i will leave you to it now. You have already made complete fool(s) of yourself(ves).

p.s. why don't you identify yourself(ves)? may i suggest d***head one, two, etc.

The parting comment I leave to our common compatriot and hero Karfan:

Myth No 9 - We evolve

"Although Karfan was a bit upset about it at the time, later when
he thought about the whole matter he decided that these foreigners
might be very right indeed! We have not evolved an inch. Evolution
means that a person in the twenty first century should think differently
from someone who lives in the tenth century. But unfortunately, if there
were a time-machine that could transfer all of us here in Syria to the tenth
century, there would be very few who would take more than two hours to adapt
fully to that environment.

Karfan finds it alright to respect Islam, Christianity, Alawism, Durzism,
etc... at the times when they emerged and respect those who brought those new
ideas to the open. But he cannot figure out why one should give a damn bit of
respect to people who are still believing in the exact same things more than a thousand years later without trying to change the slightest detail. As he puts it in his own words: In the period between when Ibn Nusayr came up with the Alawie religion idea in the ninth century and today, there must have been some worms that evolved and developed wings and became able to fly. Meanwhile, not a word has changed in our books or a thought in our minds"

Nit

Nite nite all

www.faithfreedom.org

28/6/05 02:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye bitch, never come back again please.

28/6/05 03:15  
Blogger Nafdik said...

Dear freinds,

Be careful not to fal into the trap of the alluring Aphrodites.

The site she is promoting is dedicated to proving that Islam = terrorism. The poeple who hang out there are very dedicated to their mission and pursue it with religious :) zeal.

Here is for example an extract from a very precise plan to poison Islam entry in Wikipedia:

"I urge people from this forum to write against Islam in Wilkipedia, using a differnt names, slightly different tone, instead of using word Islam , use the term like some Muslim countries, some Muslims, and PC correct language and slowly raise the ante. Be like sufis and slow poison Wilkies"

So please moderate your instinct to throw insults at her, etc as her goal could be to sabotage our little corner of blogland.

28/6/05 18:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"faithfreedom" is really a very good website of intelligent and peaceful people. Its true what they comment there, best example are some comments here in this blog, sounds somehow sick. What is it good for to insult people because of their different meaning?
Educated people will understand and analyse it...........

Go ahead Karfan, you are a good and honest writer.

28/6/05 19:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, intelligent and peaceful that call for nuclear bomb attacks on muslim countries and that compare muslims to animals. fuck off FFI scum, you're not wanted.

29/6/05 00:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when did this satirical website that gave us so much enjoyment as syrians or as people interested in syria become a place for losers like aphrodite (you really didn't need to leave the web address here unless you intended to spread falsely based muslim hate) and anonymous (man, I understand your frustration but do you think you are helping islam with that language...remember how our Prophet SAW dealt with his enemies...KINDNESS is our true nature regardless of the lies spread by aphrodite's type... do not become an example they can use against us...salam.)

Thanks Karfan for the great website...keep posting!

29/6/05 05:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blog away boys .. but until you do something about Islam, the only progress you will ever make is in reverse gear .. and Karfan will still be bleating in 37 years time (if we havent all been nuked by then!)

29/6/05 10:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Karfan for showing that there are still some sane people in the lands of islamo-loonies!

30/6/05 00:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan and friend,

Eureka!!!

Do not stop writing! You do not risk anything!

If you do not know why I will tell you : Nobody in your moukhabarat can read english! (or any other language).

Look at the L'Orient-Lejour newspaper in Lebanon, it was the most outspoken (anti-syrian) during the last 30 years. Nobody annoyed it because nobody can read french!!!
Got it?
Love
A

30/6/05 12:31  
Anonymous 107 said...

Fadi, I don't think people are arguing that pan-arabism doesn't exist...just that it's useless and weak and serves no good purpose for an individual Arab.

Please, your long "let me teach you people" posts are distracting from the other discussions, which are often quite interesting. And your arguments are condescending, I would think most especially towards those Syrians who root Karfon on. Seems like lots of folks living under similar regimes agree w/ much of what he says and appreciate him saying it. And Syrians seem to think he's right about their national character and national mood.

As to his originality...this is strikingly original even if the ideas have been expressed in other regional satire. And haven't we heard from muslims and others IN Syria and Lebanon and Egypt and everywhere else that they think it's fantastic, even from people that disagree on certain points of emphasis?

And don't get too cocky about destroying the American military...you're either full of hate or you're insane. That kind of nationalism, those threats...it's so depressing. They surely wouldn't be welcome, but don't kid yourself.

Anyway you should let Karfan do this thing and don't try to augment it or make it more appropriate for stupid western minds who might make improper use of it. It's fantastic as it stands, let it stand.

I agree w/ one thing, though: faithfreedom is freaky...certainly doesn't belong in this debate.

So maybe you and Aphrodite can both stop using this site for self-promotional purposes?

Also, to everyone: can we all leave most of the cussing to Karfan and Friend? They do it more funny.

30/6/05 19:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better 107...salam

1/7/05 07:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leaving the Islamic question aside, something Karfan said way back in Myth #2 caught my attention: "For us, the Happy Generations of Syria who were born after the Happy Revolution of 1963, it (Arabism) existed in words and books and is now dying in blogs. Poor Arabism." Karfan, why do you say that Arabism is dying in blogs? What kind of effect have blogs had on the political consciousness? Anybody else have thoughts/opinions?

2/7/05 19:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what Karfan meant was the final home for Arabism, or expressing Arabism or any other political consciousness freely exists in blogs...the question is will it die here or rest here for now until it becomes stronger to be expressed elsewhere...just my thoughts.

2/7/05 22:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan

You are really important.

Did you count the number of comments?

But do not waste your time reading them!

Love from Lebanon.

Z

3/7/05 22:59  
Anonymous T. said...

Arabism is dying because it was not built on a solid ground, and it was shoved in our faces.

For centuries leaders tried to Arabize everything they could find in their way. The langauge, the ethnicity, the race, the education, the culture...etc

People protested alittle bit through out the centuries, but all who protested got killed.

Now the number of poeple who are believing that they are solely SYRIANS - NOT ARABS - is increasing. Because we're becoming educated and we're openning our eyes.

How could we call all the people in these 22 so-called Arabic countries as ARABS? They are: Black, White, Olive-skinned, Blondes...etc In Syria we have mostly fair to white skinned people with many poeple with fair eye colors. so then the Syrian "Arabic" is not a race, or not "REAL ARABIC".

Is it a culture? Syria's culture is so different than other "arabic" countries. our customs and traditions are so different. But they keep telling us that all of these countreis have the same "culture".

is it a langauge? Arabic IS a langauge... but who uses it? Nobody except news and medai.. that's all.
I speak the Syrian dialect of Arabic and I have to speak English with an Egyptian so he could understand me(Egytpians supposedly could speak my language).
I don't understand half of what the Gulf poeple say, and I understand NO WORD from the north African "Arabs".
Yeahhhhh it's the same langauge.

People are realizing that more and more, and then one day they will be able to say that they're Syrians and Syrians only.

If you say that the Arabs came into Syrian before 1300 years ago when they conquered Syria. Does that mean the land was EMPTY of poeple? Or does that mean they killed every single person there so they could make the whole country ARABIC? Both options are not possible.

There were indeed Arabic rulers and there were many Arabic immigrants to Syria. But the same thing happened with the Greek, Roman, Persian, Egyptian rule of Syria.


I'm forced to say I'm an "Arab" because at some piont the rulers were Arabs and that my blood might have some Arabic blood in it. Then according to this theory I should be calling myself "Persian", "Egyptian", "Greek", and "Roman" at the same time.


The whole Arabism is political... It will remain so and it will control poeple until the intellecturals will stand up and reveal the truth.
All we need is better education that teaches the real history of Syria.

P.S. keep up the good work 2rfan :)

4/7/05 13:06  
Anonymous a friend said...

I just hope that someday we can achieve a system where you don't need an ideological background to form the damn country.

We Lebanese can understand Syrian slang EASILY - respect for both of us ;)

Come on dude, you still have to be proud of the language, really. It's amazing.

4/7/05 18:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're not fucking maronites, we don't need to be "syrian and not arabic". go take your stupid shit somewhere else

6/7/05 00:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, you're right. You sound like another useless, braindead zombie who's preparing to blow yourself up in Iraq, together with an unknown number of your Iraqi brothers and sisters!

6/7/05 01:53  
Anonymous T. said...

@ Anonymous 6/7/05 00:50 :

I happen to be a Muslim WITH A BRAIN. I also happened not to be color-blind. I've read history and I keep reading it, and I have the ability to see the differences among people.
Keep lying to yourself dude and be proud of a race/ethnicity that you don't fully belong to.
Even the real Arabs of Arabia (The Arabic gulf) are not as proud of their Arabism as the wannabe Arabs, A.K.A. Syrians, Iraqi, North African...etc

6/7/05 20:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a muslin WITH A BRAIN can you please explain why, in the year 2005, you are still following a 7th century lyng, thieving, torturing, raping, murdering, paedophile prophet? May I suggest you add the koran and hadeeth to your reading list!

8/7/05 15:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No God but God" by Reza Aslan.

Read and enjoy :)

8/7/05 20:20  
Anonymous Bryan Kerwick said...

Karfan:

Good to see you back. I feared the worst.I even asked Ammar to look for you.

Looks like King Lion II doesn't know what to make of the mess he has on his hands.

Securing the eastern border to make nice with the Americans?

What's next, peace with Israel?

Looks like someone let the Genie out of the bottle and can't get it back in.

9/7/05 01:46  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

awaiting the next myth!

11/7/05 01:00  
Blogger Tolerant Damascene said...

Glad to know you're doing well Karfan.

Keep up the good work.

12/7/05 10:09  
Anonymous One Disobedient Motherfucker said...

I think Teller of Truth is gay.

Karfuckingfan, where are you?

15/7/05 22:20  
Blogger Abu Yusef said...

I'll have to show this to my wife...
Too bad you don't have an Arabic version that she could read better she would get a real kick out of this one....

Salaam
Abu Yusef

15/7/05 22:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks alot Aphrodite-look at what you have done...you introduced religion into this blog that used to be a place for syrians/non syrians to enjoy for political satire...good job. Yeah...you represent the religion of peace...whatever...how about this stick to your own websites and if any muslims what to convert they will come look for you or if you just want to spread muslim hate you really don't need to I think there is plenty.

16/7/05 23:48  
Anonymous aphrodite said...

By the way, does anyone out there know the current whereabouts of a certain Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, aka Abu Musab al-Suri, Syrian national, currently sought for questioning by Scotland Yard in connection with the London bombings?

17/7/05 01:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

APhrodite:

What's the prize?

17/7/05 03:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aphrodite is a loser...go find a man that can stand you, maybe then you can lighten up loser.

17/7/05 06:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya karfan, come back and make us laugh some more; this debate isn't civil anymore.

18/7/05 16:58  
Anonymous Duich said...

Karfan

Please post some more. Syria still seems opaque to a Briton like me, even after a short visit and many want to know more. The fact you must use allegory and protect your anonymity, plus the juvenile nature of the commented posted here - showing that folk haven't got an open place to sort themselves out in a civil society.

18/7/05 22:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan please come back, enough of this other stuff.

19/7/05 04:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure that Karfan left the country, looking for some better futured times. If all Syrians would do the same??? Their oppressions, corruptions, trades would work no more..............

Think!

21/7/05 11:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE ! Stay where you are and sort your own shithole out!

We have given you asylum and opportunity in the past .. you have turned on us!

We have tried to liberate Iraq ... look where that has got us!

We don't want you any more!

21/7/05 14:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA

March to the WEST.

Yalla. Lets go.

byebye mister president.

god bless america, freedom in Londonistan, free speech in Parisistan, faithfreedom in Amsterdamascus.

21/7/05 15:42  
Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

This blog has so much comment!Liban Lebanon

21/7/05 18:47  
Anonymous nafdik ya karfan said...

7amdellah 3assalemeh ya karfan
bass waynak?
we need you to post!

21/7/05 23:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to all the morons who insult islam and praise Bush, go back to playing xbox or watching football on TV or whatever. Politics is not for you and you dont understand s*** of it.

21/7/05 23:56  
Blogger J. Francis Lehman said...

Good Lord! We've got quite a tempest brewing here in our teapot, don't we? Wherefor art thou, Karfan?!

"We have to realize that the self-preservation instincts of other societies will drive them to look at all of us as a potential threat and to treat us accordingly."

This is exactly correct. And I do not want to see it come to pass, nor do most Americans. We simply want an end to jihad for good. We want the Muslim world to come into the 21st Century, embrace the rule of law and discard religious government. (And a lot of us would like the Republican Party to do these things as well! We'd also love it if the Democrats would get a clue, or even a grip, but reality intrudes on this fantasy, at least as of yet.) We want to see the Muslim world rise up against the murderers, and prove that Islam is the Religion of Peace we are always told it is. I know that it is dangerous to speak out against the jihad murderers in Muslim lands, but you must, if your people are to avoid being exterminated by the West in self-defense.

And make no mistake: the next large terrorist attack to happen on American soil will unleash unimaginable violence against Muslims in retaliation. God help you if it's atomic in nature, whether nuke or dirty bomb. Our leftist appeasers will be shouted down, if not worse. Either Muslims can start dealing harshly with the jihad murderers, or us targets of jihad will do so ourselves; the problem is, we can't really tell the difference between jihad-minded Muslim and peaceful Muslim until it's too late, so we're going to have to strike pre-emptively, and a lot of good and innocent people will die.

Muslims know who are the jihad murderers and who are not. If this problem is to have a non-apocalyptic end, Muslims must be the ones to bring it to that end. The West can help, but we are alien to your societies. You must fix this yourselves, Muslim world; you're the only ones who can.

23/7/05 04:49  
Anonymous Alfred Ben Khaldoun said...

""" We want the Muslim world to come into the 21st"""

We have been in the 21st century for 15 centuries since the prophet (saaws). He predicted all of what you are seeing right now. One of the prediction to still come is about the 440 nuclear bombs, 20 for each Arab country. Then Islam will be raised from the dead, and light shall be shining upon Earth for 720 days and nights.The the infidels will all come to Islam by the millions./

It is at the point that God really gets angry and regrets having created mankind.

Alfred Ben Khaldoun

24/7/05 04:49  
Anonymous Aphrodite said...

Is God not already angry with muslim believers?
How would earth and mankind look like if we all are muslims?

HEHEHEHE.......how I love my lifestyle more and more and more and more.

Are you one of the guys who lose control if he see a womans hair or a small piece of her skin? WOW!
Come to the west and learn how to control yourself.

Aphrodite (praying to Allah for mercy)

24/7/05 12:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aphrodite is fat-hit the gym and give us a break from your yapping.

24/7/05 19:51  
Blogger Alex said...

Hello Karfan,

Where have you been recently ? It has been a long time since you've posted a new myth and I really wonder about your posts ? Anyway, please don't make it longer as it is despondent to have your myths intermittent.

Alex

25/7/05 02:47  
Blogger J. Francis Lehman said...

Alfred Ben Khaldoun,

Crack is never good, but it's especially bad for breakfast, mmm'kay?

And it's more like the Muslim world is still in the 8th century—tops.

25/7/05 10:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody commenting about religion-hello-have you read this blog-THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS BLOG-go away please and leave this place enjoyable for the rest of us!!!

26/7/05 08:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it a joy for you to read this bitter truth?

26/7/05 08:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever screwed up the commentary must regret it.

Thisw is a satire blog, and the good thing about it to is to make us laugh in an irnoinc way. So where has your sense of humour gone?

Make your comments short so ordinary readers like me can follow your story and logic, and laugh so I can come back and read more, but boring articles copied/pasted? This is awful!


Thank you

Your new profit.

(Coming to a theatre near you!)

26/7/05 14:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blah blah blah-get a life. Comments-2 sentences max, unless you are a loser!!!

28/7/05 05:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to anon 5:20
I agree, 'tho I would give people 3 sentences, commentary relating to karfan only.

If people want to discuss their pet ideas and to screw with people's heads someone should set up a weblog for these discussions,,
just not here on karfan's blog!!

28/7/05 07:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan, where are you? I'M WORRIED!

28/7/05 20:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the people who argue that islam is a "problematic religion" is that they always forget that muslims are people, not robots programmed by their religion, and that tolerance and non-violence are human, not religious values.

28/7/05 20:29  
Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

Liban
Lebanon

une fédération libanaise afin d'améliorer les relations entre les chrétiens et les musulmans
a federation for Lebanon in order to improve christian muslim Islam middle east relations

30/7/05 10:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fantastic blog!

Anon.

30/7/05 17:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE IS KARFAAAAAN??

2/8/05 19:53  
Anonymous The Civil Disobedience Ultimatum said...

The Movement is growing...

http://syrianistician.blogspot.com

3/8/05 19:31  
Anonymous Aphrodite said...

No secret!

You will find KARFAN here:

http://syrianistician.blogspot.com

Aphrodite

3/8/05 22:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh thanks!

3/8/05 22:29  
Anonymous Civil Disobedience Movement said...

Join the movement...

http://syrianistician.blogspot.com/

5/8/05 18:38  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

knock knock

5/8/05 22:59  
Blogger Tolerant Damascene said...

Where's Karfan?

7/8/05 19:18  
Blogger umgr8 said...

it looks like karfan is in "beit khalto".
WHERE ARE MAN??????????????

10/8/05 10:53  
Blogger Nafdik said...

I have to say that this is the most incredible blog I ever read.

With only 11 posts it made me addicted.

Even though there has been no new posting for the last 40 days I still check it multiple times a day just in case.

I need to get a life, and Karfan needs to post if he is still alive and free.

10/8/05 16:55  
Blogger Asher Abrams said...

I really regret having let so many weeks go by without checking Karfan's blog. Look at what I've been missing.

Karfan, please. Show yourself. Let us know you're OK.

12/8/05 22:59  
Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

Karfan, how's Tadmor? Is it really like Amnesty says?

Seriously don't kill this blog man, it's immoral.

18/8/05 00:07  
Blogger SYRIA said...

GET THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY AT:

www.souriaty.blogspot.com

26/8/05 04:05  
Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

nft:

You're crazy. The other side of the story? What a fool!

Are you really serious , or are you brainwashed? I doubt that you are either> That is because all of the regime's defenders are only that way because they belong to the gang that has terrified Syrians, and has spread all kinds of social diseases.

You should be ashamed of your self believing in the crap you have posted. Only a deranged person will believe a word you say. The crimes of the regime are evident. The egomaniac Hafez Assad tried so hard to make people worship him. His statues that are spread in every office, or in every corner in Syria testify to his sickness. Pictures, Statues, self gratification...are not the trait of a good man, nor are they the trait even of a great Evil man. He was a small man by all measures. A small Evil man, but his evil deeds are enormous.

Get re-educated asap.

28/8/05 04:39  
Blogger SYRIA said...

JAM... First of all, I would appreciate it if you left your comments at my blog so I could see it quicker.

Secondly, I don't mind what you think of me and I can confirm that I am NOT part of the Al-Assad regime. I agree he committed lots of human rights abuses, but what I'm saying is that in terms of making Syria a regional power, he has succeeded. I don't like seeing those statues anymore that you do; that is why I'm happy Bashar refused to have statues of himself put up. All I'm saying man is that Syria is a pretty important state now. Before Assad, nobody thought much of it.

I respect your opinion, but I don't see why you have to convey yours in such a harsh way. Why is it that people can't respect others opinions? I have many opinions on you right now, but I'm not going to attack you with them. I like civilised debate, so I hope your next comment won't be on the offensive as much.

By the way, my opinions of you are that I think you should always get both sides of the stories. Don't just listen to what people who hate Assad have to say, but also listen to those who remark positively on him.

Ok, well, I look forward to hearing from you.

29/8/05 01:54  
Anonymous Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

You make me cry and luagh!

Syria is important, alright! That is why the plot against it involved many coups starting from 1949, a coup at the time led by General Zaiim, and provoked by the CIA itself. There was no reason for that coup what so ever. The only reason that some French Famous and very important magazine spoke of in the 60s was that the CIA wanted Syria to embark in that path, and to create the mentality of anarchy in the people. They have succeeded of course, and many more coups d'etat took place afterward, I say all in the preparation for Assad to come to power and govern it with the blessings of the US and Zionists. Am I listening to any one else regarding this matter? Not at all. For this is an opinion I have formed throughtout the years, and even before Assad arrived to full power in 1970. I hated this guy much earlier than 1970 for I knew exactly his made, and what he was planning.

Syria is not the power you are imagining. It is not the power the West has instilled in your mind, for Syria can fall within hours, not days at any Israeli or American attack. It has an army that is completly corrupt, an army where officers are traders and work on bribes and commissions. Soldiers are exploited to the maximum, not only the low life they live, but also in their pocket books where they have to bribe continuously their officers. Syria is destroyed completly, and it ranks at the bottom of 3rd world countries. Those you are praising have stolen the national treasure of Syria, and became the billionaires them sevles. Socialists, ha? Socialists?

A man who was the minister of defense in 1967, who did not show the courage at that time to say teh least, and not to accuse him of treason (which I believe he committed), this man gave him self a promotion exactly after his failure in 1967, and became Fareek , from Lewaa/ Have you ever heard of such a thing in the history of mankind? How can a misnister of defense get a promotion after losing a big chunk of his country to the enemy?

In 3 years he was refusing to listen to teh party that he belonged to, and change his position as the misniter of defense, he brought his brother Rifaat to the army, and gave him all authority to screw up order in the army and to form Saraya Al Difaa, and to defy all other rules in the country. In 3 years, the Assads committed many abuses of power, and they were responsible to so many of crimes, that teh people were blaming the civilian side of the government, those who wanted Assad to leave. Since he had the army, and kept lieing to the civilians until he took full contriol, brought his coup d'etat in the name of correction. IOf course, the man whoo was committing the crimes is now a correctionist, and some people thiought this was true. He jailed all of his friends, until they all died in prisons. This is cruel, don't you think so? It is known that the USSR and the USA wanted his coup so Syria would recognize UN resolution 242. His crimes, including the Hama massacre were all hidden from the world media by the choice of the US and Western media. They protected him./ This is not because Syria is a supper power as you believe, but because Syria has to play the role they deigned for it, and the role Assad played it right.

Even you, probably thought that he was more intelligent than Saddam (who was also their agent), and people like you thought that the trick or the trap that Saddam was put in in 1990 can not happen to Assad, because Assad is more intelligent, etc... of that BS. I said long ago: It is not that Assad (Hafez) was more intelligent than Saddam, but that the timing of the US plots was different, and did not include Syria yet. We saw how it is easy for them to put a trap to any one, and the Syrian army had to run so fast out of Lebanon. (Syria's supper power did not stand a chance)/

Have a nice day.

29/8/05 04:30  
Blogger umgr8 said...

where the hell is qarfan?????

29/8/05 10:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think karfan is dead.

29/8/05 10:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAL...

Assad didnt become Fariq until 1970 when he seized power.

By the way, could you please tell me the names of these people who I am praising?

thank you

29/8/05 18:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahah?


Where did you get your information from?

Assad became Fareek exactly prior to the Baath conference in 1968 that asked him to step down.

You probably know nothing about the history of this greatest criminal and most retarded mind on Earth.

29/8/05 19:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care about Assad or asswipe or whateveryoucallhim.


WHERE YEW IZ KARFAN!!!!??????

3/9/05 10:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Son of Bitch Joshua Landis made his blog only for pro-Sysrian-regime supporters. He only allows them to post as members of team.

You see how an American is exercuising the same methods the regime does to protect itself from other opinions.

3/9/05 15:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,
if you are interested in Syrian affairts, you may consider visiting: www.mawtini.net and becoming a member of that unique group that is trying to fight corruption in Syria.

Shami

6/9/05 18:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ألا تستحي يا إبن الشرموكة من القول القائد الخالد؟ وأن تضع ما قاله وتسبب في سجن من تكلم في عام 1979؟

Aren't you ashamed you, the one calling us to visit your site from putting at its entrance the man worshiping words to bow to your so called "Eternal leader", Hafez Assad, and tto state one of his famous words calling people to speak about corruption when they believed him, and spoke up and that resulted in killing most of them, and jailing the rest who are still in jail since 1979?

Bastard Assadists!

6/9/05 19:08  
Blogger Joseph ALi Mohammed said...

I am worried about Karfan and friend> Or perhaps it is the situation change in Lebanon that prevented more posts by them.

I hope all is well, and no harm has been inflicted on them by this cruel regime of the rats called Lions.

8/9/05 17:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are now posting on

reformsyria.blogspot.com

which they called syriacomment plus.

9/9/05 18:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you Karfan/friend/

Please come back.

9/9/05 18:32  
Anonymous Ahmed said...

Hope all is well with you both.

14/9/05 12:06  
Anonymous Kharfan said...

Karfan's other personality has shown great bipolar symptoms. He now has three personalities, he can't write no more.

14/9/05 23:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Son of Bitch Joshua Landis made his blog only for pro-Sysrian-regime supporters."
I never like him for one second. Have you seen his face on the blog? I dont know what he's trying to do putting up such an ugly picture... I dont know what the mofo is trying to do... maybe trying to achieve fame as some "middle-east analyst" through blogs and useless travel?

15/9/05 18:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he does not read the above post, it is pretty mean from me...
I have no right to be so mean to someone I do not know a thing about.

15/9/05 18:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey can someone delete the post (2 posts before) where I say that Landis has an ugly face? I just was on his blog and heck his face is not so ugly.

15/9/05 18:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey can someone delete the post (2 posts before) where I say that Landis has an ugly face? I just was on his blog and heck his face is not so ugly.

Don't be shy. Speak your mind. Yes, I too think his face need an aggressive makeover.

15/9/05 19:42  
Anonymous Yaser said...

Yes I agree, stupid article, the face? no comment!

check out http://www.rimeallaf.com/mosaics/index.php called 'With friends like this..." about Landis and his recent article.

21/9/05 01:27  
Anonymous Ariks said...

Wow, great blog. You're becoming the Syrian Ephraim Kishon. Keep writing - your texts are book-worthy! I hope all is well.

29/9/05 08:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Karfan, where are you ? If you consider this as a true blogg, then do us a favour and keep blogging more frequently. Frankly speaking, I appreciate your myths and I understand the difficulties that you encounter as well; even though, that doesn't justify your long absence. After all, it isn't a rocket science. Looking forawrd to reading your next myth.

8/10/05 19:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Syrians can not go to Lebanon as they used before.l This is perhaps why he has not posted yet.

8/10/05 22:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Syrians can not go to Lebanon as they used before.l This is perhaps why he has not posted yet."

Syrian are still welcome in lebanon. I often see syrian taxies and syrian workers waiting to be picked up, although much less than before.
The reported beatings of syrians by lebanon are propaganda. The official position of the lebanese gov. is that in all the recent incidents involving syrians none could be attributed to political motivation. Most of them are conflicts among syrian nationals.

12/10/05 16:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you meant that he'll be checked on the borders.
Anyways I wish he's safe, and I'm worried for him.
He may not need to travel, if he's a techie, he may be a able to post using proxies and encrypted communications (if they dont block these in syria), but he still runs a risk because of the data that will be stored on his PC.

12/10/05 16:32  
Blogger yochanan said...

Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan committed suicide in his office on Wednesday, the state news agency said, three weeks after being questioned by a U.N. team probing the assassination of Lebanon's Rafik al-Hariri.

WAS HE SHOT IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD?

12/10/05 18:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan committed suicide in his office on Wednesday, the state news agency said, three weeks after being questioned by a U.N. team probing the assassination of Lebanon's Rafik al-Hariri."

He was not a suspect in the Mehlis investigation (just a witness). He had left Lebanon in 2003.

"WAS HE SHOT IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD?"
These syrian ministers suicides, like the one in 2000, are very weird.

13/10/05 19:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Would like from someone to confirm that he saw the interior minister "kanhan" dead. I hope it is not a hoax, becuase everyghing went too quickly. Please people bring evidance that this is not a planning stage from the government?.

14/10/05 03:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After a dead-beat period of four months, I would like to send my condolences to all karfan's bloggers for the informal death of this blogg. Poor karfan.

17/10/05 16:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw the blog, I am really worried about the guy and wish he'd post just to let us know that he's OK.

BTW what the hell is a "stripped oil plug" :D ... LOL!

17/10/05 23:54  
Anonymous LoLo said...

Where are you? Why have you stopped blogging??

31/10/05 01:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Support Syrian people who are caught in the middle! Check the new Friends of Syria website and sign the list.
http://www.friendsofsyria.com/index.php

6/11/05 00:08  
Anonymous jordanjournalist said...

Dear Karfan & Friend,

Thank you for an interesting, funny, and clearly thought-provoking blog!

I am an American journalist in Jordan, writing about bloggers in the Arab world, and I would be interested in corresponding with you about your writing. If you are willing to talk to me, can you e-mail me at nsreporter@yahoo.com? I will not ask for any personal information that you don't want to give?

8/11/05 12:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nuke syria
long live USA

28/11/05 06:36  
Anonymous fsh said...

inta fen? been a while...you can't possibly be out of things to say. I keep checking your blog for a new post...if you don't write something soon i'm gonna think you were re-educated, or maybe just good-old-fashioned eliminated. Come back habibi, and keep on writing...

5/12/05 20:03  
Anonymous KarfanLover said...

Where are you Karfan my one and only love??

11/12/05 02:27  
Anonymous ST said...

Hello All:

I am an Alawi from Turkey; my ancestors immigrated from around Lattakia probably at least 200-250 yrs ago. Alawis are concentrated around Antioch, Adana and Mersin in Turkey and they constitute the majority of population at many places. We have had a different historical path compared to our relatives who are currently living in Syria. Although not perfect, the secular regime helped us to improve our lives, however, culturally we are being assimilated and the majority of new generations cannot even speak their native language. The majority of highly educated population are almost obliged to leave their homeland and go elsewhere.

I like this blog, I personally believe that we are very late in establishing a strong and stable worldwide communication among ourselves. I have a proposal: let's establish a website that would be devoted exclusively to this issue. The website would be having more diverse communication formats (forums, blogs, news, wikis....) and addressing the concerns of all Alawis in the world, not only the Alawis in Syria. However everything must be transparent, the website should be open to everyone who wants to contribute, not anly to Alawis. I would like to invite everybody to express their opinion about that. (salahtatli@yahoo.com)

ST

11/12/05 17:14  
Anonymous ST said...

t. wrota:

"I speak the Syrian dialect of Arabic and I have to speak English with an Egyptian so he could understand me....I don't understand half of what the Gulf poeple say, and I understand NO WORD from the north African "Arabs"."

It is really interesting for me to hear that from a Syrian. As I said before, I am an Alawite from Turkey, we do not have the right to officially train our children our native language. But we try to learn it from our dads and moms. I can speak in Syrian Dialect and understand it very well, but as t. said, I have a lot difficulties understanding Egyptians or Saudi people..etc, and I cannot understand an Algerian almost at all. It is curious to hear the same thing from t., who is Syrian Because I was thinking that the reason that I do not understand Arab people other than Syrians was just my lack of official training in Arabic.

Another thing that surprised me very much was the language that I heard in Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion". If you wathced it you would remember that the language in this film is a kind of Syrian Dialect (Aramaic). What was surprising is that I understood most of the conversation without even reading the English translation (note that I am not supposed to know Aramaic). All those things seem just interesting for an Alawi like me who lived in Turkey and began to learn about himself and his culture after his 30s while he is abroad.

I think that t. pointed to very important facts about the "race" element in Syria. Thanks t.

ST

11/12/05 18:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Problem is, for those who keep asking about Karfan;s absence, that Karfan or his friend used to go to Lebanon every month and post from there. I think his/their ability to travel there has been restrained or cut. Also, the Syrian regime has been adding more people in its jails since they withdrew from lebanon, and perhaps ( I hope not) he/they are jailed.

14/12/05 00:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant writing. using the facade of humour to underscore your message drives said message directly home.
i hope you are able to continue this[i'm writing this the am of 12/20/05.

20/12/05 10:58  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

happy new year !

31/12/05 21:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan!!! Please come beg! I am begging you! Come to Lebanon, I will offer my sister to you! Just post man!

2/1/06 10:27  
Blogger Mr.B said...

I'll take your sister.

7/1/06 20:37  
Blogger الأعمى said...

for good views and stories on Syria, you can go to: http://syriacast.blogspot.com/

29/1/06 01:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An amazingly sophisticated and intelligent site - some of the best satire to be found in Blogland. Carry on the great work.

23/3/06 08:30  
Blogger acki said...

hey
nice blog... i like the cynicism;
i was wondering if there s a MSN way of getting in touch;
i live in syria,
so... give it a go...
anyway; u can find me on msn under rrright@gmail.com;
hope to hear from guys u sooner or later...

//

21/5/06 01:12  
Anonymous sewa mobil said...

Nice article, thanks.

23/1/11 17:32  
Blogger mewmewmew said...

I hope that 37 years from now, our sons and daughters do not have to ask the same from king lion the 3rd. Good to see you back, Karfan. Majd



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