Talk:Nujeen Mustafa

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@GreenMeansGo: You helped me a lot with the Tamara de Anda, if you have time do you think you could help me here? I'm pretty sure that's Nujeen Mustafa's notable, but a lot of the references do seems a bit quote heavy. There's others out there, but I haven't gotten around to adding them yet. Also, a lot of the references call her Noujain or Nageen, and while I'm assuming that's just an interesting translation, should the article mention either of those names at all? I've only added in Noujain as an alternative for now because that's what the BBC & the New York Times keep calling her, but I don't know. I guess if I could just get your eyes on this? (if you're not too busy) Anyway, thank you! GreenLipstickLesbian (talk) 23:29, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Hey GreenLipstickLesbian. Thanks for the ping, and happy to see you're sticking around with us motley bunch. There seems to be quite a few sources available at first glance, but you're right, the naming is a bit problematic. Things are a bit hectic at the moment, but I'll try to set aside some time to do some digging over the next couple weeks. I wonder if User:علاء, who speaks both Arabic and English could help us out any with the naming, and also her name in Arabic. GMGtalk 21:03, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello @GreenMeansGo and GreenLipstickLesbian: Face-smile.svg Her name (Arabic: نوجين مصطفى‎) = (English: Nujeen Mustafa) and it's confirmed per UNHCR which more reliable with her name as she is a refugee (Her twitter account + F.B account !
Also, per her Arabic first name (نوجين) which consists of (نو)=(Nu) + (جين)=(jeen) which equal (Nujeen). Both (Nageen)=(ناجين) and (Noujain)=(نوجاين) are extremely wrong bad translation, as it alter her name in a horrible way!
if there's anything I can help in it, please ping me (also after you publish this article ping me please to create one on arwiki) --Alaa :)..! 02:31, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Well GreenLipstickLesbian. I added quite a bit. I think it'd be a good candidate for a DYK. See what you think and if you see anything that needs added or tweaked. GMGtalk 20:30, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo (Sorry I didn't reply early, finals got in the way) Wow, you did a lot on this! I can't really see anything at all that I'd change, you did a really thorough job. Should I move it into article space now? I think I've actually learned how to do that Okay, I know you mentioned a DYK in the past, and I read through the page, but I'm still not really sure exactly what that is. Also, User:علاء, thank you for the Arabic translation working! I'll ping you as soon as the article's created, if Greenmeansgo doesn't, and assuming the ping goes through GreenLipstickLesbian (talk) 21:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
@GreenLipstickLesbian: You can move it into mainspace any time you want. There's no pre-existing redirect at Nujeen Mustafa, so you don't need any special powers to do it. Just use the "move" function at the top of the article under "more". I've got a few DYKs under my belt, so I can take care of the particulars. We'll be sure to give you credit too, and thanks for spotting an article that we were missing. I even remember watching the John Oliver episode when it came out and didn't even think to check whether we had an article for her. GMGtalk 22:31, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
@GreenMeansGo: Ahh, thank you for doing the cleanup!! @علاء: It's made now GreenLipstickLesbian (talk) 22:57, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
Now that's what I'm talking about. Everything cleaned up. Wikiquote created. Everything added to Wikidata. We've now got articles in both English and Catalan. The corresponding article is now on the front page of Wikiquote. I'll start the process tomorrow for DYK to get it on the front page of the English Wikipedia. GMGtalk 22:58, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

@GreenMeansGo and GreenLipstickLesbian: Arabic Wikipedia article (who created it still working on to make it better). Thanks --Alaa :)..! 11:13, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Nice! Thanks again for your help. GMGtalk 11:21, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

For Wikiquote[edit]

  • Count us, because we count too. This should not be just another meeting where we make grand statements and then move on...You can and should do more, to ensure that people with disabilities, are included in all aspects of your work – we can’t wait any longer.
    • Speaking to the United Nations Security Council, as quoted in "'You can and should do more' to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech". United Nations News. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  • The most exciting part! The kids were crying around me and I felt like a crazy person because I was the only one who was smiling the whole time. Sometimes it’s good to be too young to be aware of what’s going on around you. Maybe I was too young to realise [the danger].
  • You feel like you’re in a constant test. With terror attacks happening in Europe (such as in Berlin and Ansbach last year, and recent attacks in London and Manchester) it puts even more pressure on refugees. You feel guilty until proven innocent. It pushes the button for us to work harder and prove that we think it’s wrong, too.
  • For me, it meant not being able to go to school, hang out with friends or go to the cinema. It was almost like house arrest. Having a disability in Syria often means that you are hidden away. You confront shame, discrimination and physical barriers. You are someone who is pitied.
  • I feel like Merkel is under pressure because some people are bad ambassadors of the refugees, and they are not representing a good image of us. What I would like to say is that she is doing good for the EU and for Germany: Germany is getting better from the love from refugees. She’s doing good, and I hope she keeps us.


  • [Coming back to life was not hard] You know what's hard? Getting from Syria to Germany: There are some amazing people coming through that border. This amazing 16-year-old girl, Nujeen Mustafa, she's our kind of people.
    • The Days of Our Lives character EJ DiMera on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, when he was reunited with fellow character Sami Brady as a skit performed for Mustafa, who was reportedly upset that EJ had died in the plot of the show, as quoted in "Teen flees Syria in a wheelchair, reaches Germany, writes book". ABC Online. October 19, 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

Did you knowDYK comment symbol nomination

Nujeen Mustafa

  • ... that Nujeen Mustafa, a teenage Syrian refugee with cerebral palsy, traveled 3,500 miles (5,600 km) in a wheelchair to seek asylum in Germany?
  • Source 1: On her journey from Syria to Germany, Nujeen travelled over 3,500 miles, all in a wheelchair ... One of the things people don’t realize about refugees is that it’s expensive doing this trip. It cost them about 6,000 Euros ... Born with cerebral palsy, Nujeen’s only connection to the wider world ...[1]
  • Source 2: She is an incredible eighteen year-old who, at just sixteen, made the 3,500-mile journey from Syria to Germany in a steel wheelchair. Nujeen was born with cerebal palsy[2]
  • Source 3: “It was surreal.” That’s how 20-year-old Nujeen Mustafa described the experience Wednesday of being the first person with a disability to brief the United Nations Security Council in New York.[3]

Moved to mainspace by GreenLipstickLesbian (talk) and GreenMeansGo (talk). Nominated by GreenMeansGo (talk) at 12:27, 9 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing. WBGconverse 06:21, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
  • BTW, I'm supposed to be travelling extensively over the next month or so starting this weekend. So if there are any issues that need fixed and I'm not super quick to respond, just be patient with me. GMGtalk 16:12, 16 May 2019 (UTC)