Our Ship Has Sailed in the Harbor of Smir, Morocco!
The entire port of Smir was shut down and full of Moroccan police to prevent the arrival of our ship. Moroccan warships were stationed in the harbor
However, late yesterday afternoon, we revealed that our ship was actually already there, and had been stationed within the marina several days ago.
The boat sailed in the water, making noise and showing the banners with the Morocco Safe Abortion Hotline number: 0633234333
Moroccan police then boarded our vessel and searched it completely, not allowing a lawyer to be present. The police found nothing incriminating, but then forced our ship to leave, escorting it out of the harbor.
We want express our solidarity with people in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) states who have been offended by the American-made film that some have interpreted as an insult to religious beliefs. The MENA region is rich and complex, full of nuance and diversity. American and international Western media sources have distorted and essentialized these countries, communicating that all protests in these states has been motivated by #MuslimRage, and that the entire Muslim world is currently reacting violently to communicate their hatred towards Western countries. The idea that American and Western media can speak about the “Muslim World” as a cohesive, unified place is impossible and wildly ignorant. We want to shatter the myth that all Muslims are raging and to stop the problematic perpetuation of stereotypes about the people who live in the MENA region.
Now, for some brilliant humor about this unfortunate event:
once upon a time, democratic representative lisa brown said
On June 14, 2012, a Democratic Representative of Michigan, Lisa Brown, argued against pending legislation that would restrict access to #abortion for women in her state. In her closing remarks on the House Floor she said,
"Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no,’"