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Something that I’ve been wondering about for a long time: why is it that I sometimes watch something in Arabic and it has English subtitles and there’s a really simple sentence and I read the subtitles and think ‘wait I know every word in this sentence’ and then suddenly understand what they said in retrospect but I couldn’t understand it while they were saying it? I just don’t recognize the words even though I know them? What’s up with that? Is that something any of you have experienced before? 

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Rami Sebei, who portrays WWE superstar Sami Zayn, works against the demonization of Muslims through his wrestling

While Sebei doesn’t portray a Middle Eastern stereotype in the WWE, he’s been unafraid to share his feelings on President Donald Trump’s efforts to temporarily ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations – including Syria, where his parents immigrated from.

He tweeted, “I can’t articulate how truly disgusted I am right now,” following Trump’s signing of an executive order to that effect. Sebei has continued to post messages of hope and anguish over the last few weeks. “The fear, hatred & division sold to us is a much bigger problem than our struggling brothers and sisters are. CHOOSE an open heart over anger.”

“It’s definitely a sensitive topic to discuss, but I have felt since I signed with the WWE I was in a unique position to reestablish how Arabs were perceived in the WWE and western media,” Sebei told ESPN.com in a recent interview. “Ever since I was a kid and growing up and watching things like the ‘Naked Gun’ movies, there was always this stereotype about how Arabs were perceived and portrayed. I’ve never watched those Arab villains in the movie and felt like that was me. They were nothing like me, and now I get to just be me – and hopefully being me strikes a chord with a lot of young Arabs and non-Arabs, honestly. We’re really not all that different.”

By the way fareeha “pharah” amari being butch is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, a Palestinian lesbian, who’s watched Arabic culture be shit on all their life.

Let her be butch. Let her be fierce and hairy and stand tall and strong. Let her be proud of who she is. Because y'all just love shitting all over butch women don’t ya. Goes double for trans women who’re butch.