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The Arab Connection

February 12, 2009

I went to school with the girl on the left.

fatima-bhutto-by-iason-athanasiadis

Her name is Fatima Bhutto, if you didn’t know already. The niece of the slain Benazir.

Aside from being quite obviously pretty, Fatima is smart, witty, educated. She shares my interest in South Asian politics, history, and masala. Like me, she quite likes Bollywood. However, when it comes to Hollywood masala and gossip, Fati B can beat me hollow. In fact, I used to marvel at her vast reserves of knowledge of American pop culture. Nost just me, everyone did.

That said, don’t think anybody saw this coming. Fatima and George Clooney are an item?

So entirely random. My first thought: Must be the arab connection they share. Second: I hope George doesn’t pump her for information. Cynical, I know.

The internationalization of the Bhutto last name was complete after Benazir was slain by jehadis. The daughter of the East became the daughter of the West, overnight. Now the niece follows suit. Fati B is bigger than ever. And if this George Clooney deal is true, given all the coverage she’s getting from the American media for this, Fatima Bhutto has serious potential for replacing Queen Rania and becoming the next glamorous Muslim woman that both the West and the East just love to love.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Mohan permalink
    February 12, 2009 10:00 am

    She is damn fine..intellectual…she’s a catch for Clooney

  2. Vicky permalink
    February 12, 2009 2:23 pm

    But what is the arab connection?

  3. secretdhaka permalink
    February 12, 2009 8:28 pm

    Both Fatima and Clooney have arab roots on one side or the other…and I couldn’t think of a better blog title :]

  4. February 13, 2009 7:52 pm

    Very catchy 🙂

    I recently bought a book Benazir Bhutto Reconciliation, which reminds me I need to read it.

  5. February 14, 2009 7:37 am

    Hm, that’s the posthumous book right?

    Here’s an interesting review by F. Zakaria:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/books/review/Zakaria-t.html?_r=1

  6. February 14, 2009 8:28 pm

    hey I believe that she is not that dumb to put her carrier on stake for this hollywood playboy.

  7. February 15, 2009 12:24 pm

    thats just such a ‘paki’-valued story. by which i refer to the indignified aspiration to be accepted by the white establishment by any means. it is this value as well as general pettty scandal value that raises this random distant event in prominence.

    create alighar with you
    School my self for you
    mould my views for you
    give my sister to you

    you arent my valentine
    you screwed up palestine
    consume anything you want its fine
    curry, culture even that daughter of mine.

    will clooney get honour -killed?
    will his own blood be spilled?
    is he even a little scared
    of all the knives prepared?

  8. secretdhaka permalink
    February 15, 2009 4:47 pm

    Damn, fug, that’s serious poetry.

  9. Azaan permalink
    May 27, 2009 8:34 pm

    whats clooney’s arab connection? Fatima Bhutto is half afghan right?

  10. May 27, 2009 9:45 pm

    Fatima’s non-desi half is Lebanese.

    Clooney is part Arab too.

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