Hi all, we’re publishing our usual Friday episode this week, but we also have another episode we will be publishing (sometime on Saturday, May 26). We’ll be recording an episode Saturday morning with one of the several individuals who has come forward to us about Rabi’a. Before then, we still have a bit more information to gather (and we need to get permission from each individual for us to share what they tell us). Basically, we are questioning Rabi’a’s credibility, and for right now, please take her episode with a grain of salt. As of now, we have nothing concrete to share; however, by Saturday, we expect to 1) know more and 2) have a guest who is willing to go public about what’s been happening and why Rabi’a is being questioned right now. Stay tuned – thanks for your patience. We’re just as overwhelmed, confused, and taken aback by all of this as everyone else who’s been affected by this; we are going to do our very best to use our platform in the right way (and in a very informed, not rash way).
The Queer Arabs Posts
EDIT/Update: May 29th, 2018 Rab’ia has asked us to take down the photo and this podcast. We’ve decided to remove it entirely as we do not want anything to do with her.
EDIT/Update: May 26, 2018 – This now has a part 2. In short, we were lied to and used for publicity by a person who has a history of abusive behavior in minority spaces. We now have an episode up about that with full details. However, in the the interest of full disclosure, we will be keeping the episode up but will be including a notice here and at the start of this episode as well as part two appended to this episode. We hope this prevents people from being abused and putting their trust in her in the future.