I’m fascinated by Nesrine Malik

Another piece today about how terrible the UK is with its racism and treatment of blacks and all that.

This from:

Nesrine Malik is a British Sudanese columnist and features writer for The Guardian. She was born in Sudan and grew up in Kenya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She received her undergraduate education at the American University in Cairo and University of Khartoum, and her post graduate education at the University of London.

Now, I don’t know, obviously, but that would to me indicate Arab/Muslim background, not southern Sudanese black and Christian/animist.

And given what the Arab/Muslim Sudanese have been doing to the southern, black, Sudanese these recent decades it would rather grate if she were here lecturing us and not making the same sort of comments – perhaps a little stronger? – about
back home. Has anyone, for example, seen her decrying the taking of slaves in Darfur by the janjaweed?

Enquiring minds want to know…..

12 thoughts on “I’m fascinated by Nesrine Malik”

  1. “Has anyone, for example, seen her decrying the taking of slaves in Darfur by the janjaweed?”

    I’ll go look. And then after I find it, I’ll see if I can find Bigfoot, the alien bodies at Area 51 and the secret of the Bermuda Triangle.

  2. Her international upbringing and education suggests a wealthy family. So, an African/Arab wealthy family.

    I reckon she’d have the makings of a good article on slavery if she looked in the cellar at her parents’ house.

  3. Am I alone in wondering why those who do not like the UK but live here even though they come from somewhere else don’t just go to some place which meets with their approval?

  4. Rhoda:

    I think she does like living here. If a person wants to be insultingly critical of those around them, and yet suffer no inconvenience from those criticised, where better than a job at the Guardian in the modern UK?

  5. ….why those who do not like the UK but live here even though they come from somewhere else don’t just go to some place which meets with their approval?

    I think an economist might call it ‘revealed preference’, or just in old-fashioned terms: ‘saying one thing and doing another.’

  6. I’d say she likes the UK, she just doesn’t like the uppity whites that infest it. She feels that they should long since have been reduced to the abject slavery to the master race that is their proper place.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    “I think an economist might call it ‘revealed preference’, or just in old-fashioned terms: ‘saying one thing and doing another.’”

    Yes, its amazing how many people say if “X” happens I’m leaving, but never do.

    There must be >1m Remainers who made that pledge still wandering round.

  8. I’m amazed that she is willing to work for the slavery-supporting Manchester Guardian’s descendent.

  9. Funny how that by banning slavery and working worldwide to eliminate it we have taken on the title of history’s premier slavers, maybe there’s some assumption we must have felt really guilty to do what we did eliminating slavery so therefore it must be all our fault. Would we have been better off letting someone else sort it out?

  10. @ Ummmm
    They think we are a soft touch because we are the only nation to have said slavery was bad. They have failed to notice the slavery in England was abolished before 1066.

  11. @ BiND
    Like the people who say “I’ll leave the UK if they increase taxes”.
    Oh! Some of them do.
    Actually the only person I worked with who said he would move offshore if the government jacked up income tax voted Labour

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