Pakistani origin writer withdrew German conference for not inviting Palestinian poet 

Pakistani origin writer withdrew German conference for not inviting Palestinian poet 

June 23, 2022 0

What happened: Mohammed Hanif, the British-Pakistani writer, decided not to participate in the German conference held by the Goethe Institute in Hamburg, and the Pakistani origin writer decided to call it quits after the administration dis-invited Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian writer and poet. Hanif further claimed, “Kurd was invited and then disinvited from the ‘Beyond the Lone Offender- Dynamics of the Global Right summit.”‘

Details: The conference was scheduled to be held from June 23 to June 26 in Hamburg, and the administration claimed “he was not respectful enough towards Israel.” In a series of tweet, Hanif wrote, “El Kurd’s house was taken over by the settlers when he was eleven. Kurd and his sister Muna have been protesting since they were children. Haven’t read much about Goethe, but I don’t think he wanted the world to be respectful towards a ruthless apartheid regime.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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