Actually...About Kola Boof. A Letter
I was really stunned by your take on author/activist Kola Boof.
I thought you of all people would have seen through the New York Times' Arab-friendly Muslim-compassionate "bullshit" attack on one of Sudan's most underreported but passionate human rights activists. She was totally misrepresented, dude.
For one thing, as a former correspondent for Aljiri News Service and as an Ethiopian, I can promise you that anytime an Arab Muslim official from a terrorist state like Sudan writes a newspaper article criticizing you--your life is in danger. Boof was right to make that conclusion. Not only that, but there's a lot of stuff the Times left out of the article that supports Boof's claims of death threats, including the SPLA's initial stance that her life was
For those of us from North Africa, it's common knowledge that Ms. Boof was Osama Bin Laden's "woman in Morrocco" during the mid-1990's. The British newspapers reported it and forced Boof to admit it recently. Bin Laden used to travel from Sudan to
Morrocco and Libya a whole lot back then.
I don't think her name is that funny. I think it's rather unique and so is she. She's actually a very beautiful woman. The photo they showed in the article didn't do her justice. I think you were kind of
sloppy on this one, pal. But I still love your site otherwise.
AND MY RESPONSE:
I was really trying to make fun of the Times reporter's attempt to portray her struggle as a kind of "performance art." A very typical Times way of looking at something, I think. But I still think her name is funny. I can't help it. I'm immature.