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All in the game

Donnie Andrews, the basis for Omar in The Wire, dies age 58.
posted by Artw on Dec 15, 2012 - 21 comments

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..................

The Wire, summarized, as an 8-bit videogame. Does what it says in pixelated graphics.
posted by PapaLobo on Sep 7, 2012 - 42 comments

The Redemption of Michael K. Williams

The Redemption of Michael K. Williams
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 25, 2012 - 21 comments

Omar Souleyman, Syrian street folk-pop

Omar Souleyman, is the Dabke Demon. Dabke is that wild line dancing thing they start doing 30 seconds in. Mahmoud Harbi (at 0:47) is the man who follows Omar around on stage, whispering lyrics in his ear.
posted by nickyskye on Oct 23, 2010 - 18 comments

The Jihadist Next Door

"I hear bullets, I dodge mortars, I hear nasheeds" — Islamic songs — "and play soccer. Sometimes I live in the bush with camels, sometimes I live the five-star life. Sometimes I walk for miles in the terrible heat with no water, sometimes I ride in extremely slick cars. Sometimes I’m chased by the enemy, sometimes I chase him! I have hatred, I have love," he went on. "It’s the best life on earth!"
How did a popular kid from a small town in Alabama wind up connected to Al Qaeda? The Jihadist Next Door [SLNYT]
posted by billysumday on Jan 31, 2010 - 24 comments

Omar lives

Apparently, in real life, Omar makes it.
posted by Airhen on Aug 8, 2007 - 24 comments

Culture Films just out of Iraq

Beckhal’s Tears is the first film to safely come out of Iraq addressing the current discord for women in the region and the culture. Laund Omar is only the third director to bring a completed film out of Iraqi Kurdistan after seeing "that nobody was doing anything for the youth, not in society and not in the media" in this region. Placing rave-pop dancer Ozzie Aziz in the lead role, this film has recieved middle eastern and international recognition, but of course has slipped through popular American press attention.
posted by unpoppy on Oct 13, 2006 - 5 comments

Al-Qaeda chief breaks out of jail

Newsfilter: Al-Qaeda chief breaks out of jail. Al-Qaeda's former South-East Asian chief has escaped from a US military prison in Afghanistan. The escape of Omar al-Faruq, with three other alleged terrorists, from the Bagram Air Base in July was suppressed, emerging only after he failed to testify at a US military tribunal on Tuesday.
posted by soiled cowboy on Nov 3, 2005 - 39 comments

Antiwar protests in Iraq

Antiwar protests have broken out in Iraq and Iraqi blogger Zayed has photographs from the rally. Album 1, Album 2, Album 3. Blogger Omar is covering the protest too.
posted by swerdloff on Dec 11, 2003 - 65 comments

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