Cherin Awad
was @Sweden (2012-02-27 to 2012-03-04)

Probably one of the most stubborn people you´ve ever met. A person that meets difficulties with laughter. I’m a practicing muslim, single mother of two beautiful boys, lawyer and blogger at cherins.blogg.se. I recently started writing for ajour.se. Instead of spending my days in court I’m now spending them with my baby boy (maternity leave). I normally tweet as @cherin_awad. Constantly challenging myself. Latest project is to learn ice skating. Turned out to be a much more painful and embarrassing challenge than I could imagine. Very typical swede besides from one thing. I commit the biggest sin imaginable in Sweden. I HATE DOGS. Meet me— Cherin Awad, the dog hater. Deal with it.

@Sweden mars 4, 2012 06:52

.@ronindotca oh the joy.;) I remember when my Benyamin learned to clap his hands. He used to wake me up by slapping my face.

@Sweden mars 4, 2012 06:40

I actually set the alarm two hours from now. This changing sleeping habits thing – its not a sign I’m getting old, is it?

@Sweden mars 3, 2012 10:05

.@meoskop well I wouldn’t say Sweden is a bad country to wear hijab (head scarf) of course we do face discrimination but in general its good

@Sweden mars 3, 2012 09:16

Who would you like representing @Sweden next week? If you follow the link in my bio you’ll find all the info u need to nominate ur favourite

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 21:31

Haha! RT ”@MaliZomg: @sweden Before you give up the account, change the password to,”ticktickboom” or ”takeALLtheoil” or ”mynameismohammed.”

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 21:22

I’m seriously considering hijacking this account. One week is nothing with you amazing guys. Im gonna to be Sweden forever! Moahaha!

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 12:01

Be good boys and girls, and ill post you a photo of Uppsala mosque. You will not find any other mosque further north in the world.

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 10:04

Back @ home with chubby cheeked terrorist in my arms. A quick rest, then clean up the mess that’s supposed to be my home.

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 09:14

.@ahamrud well 9 years in exile has done its work.+ I never speak with anyone from Östergötland before going public. Ever!

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 07:49

@ths1537 if you’ve been following the account this week. You’d understand the humor behind it. So the answer to your question is no I won’t.

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 07:40

The taxi driver is picking on me because I’m tweeting. I feel sorry for you he just said. You know there’s a real life too?

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 07:37

Is that even possible? I love Mohammed pbuh! More Mohammed to the people! RT ”@hidup_sihat: you never had enough of ‘Mohammed’, did you?”

@Sweden mars 2, 2012 07:31

Am a bit nervous but not because the interview.. i left Benyamin (the little chubby cheeked terrorist) asleep.

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 22:17

All versions of Mohammed, Mohammed followed by a letter/figure seems busy. Help us out! I suggested ”Cherinsbrother” but he wasn’t convinced

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 22:17

My younger brother, the one who’s name actually IS Mohammed wants to open a Twitter account but can’t find a single nickname to use

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 22:16

Hey folks I really need your help. Now I know you won’t think I’m serious because of all the Mohammed jokes but this is for real.

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 07:49

In Sweden we usually eat pancakes with whipped cream and strawberry jam. My son however finds that ”messy” and prefers them with sugar.

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 07:15

In Sweden we always say that the first pancake is domed to be a disaster. Let’s see if its true this time.

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 07:14

I’m Sweden we always say that the first pancake is domed to be a disaster. Let’s see if its true this time.

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 06:23

That its the first thing he see when if wakes up. I can hear him tearing up the present paper in the other room right now

@Sweden mars 1, 2012 06:21

We have this tradition in my family. Over the night to Eid (the two muslim feasts) and my sons birthday. I place his gifts in his room so

@Sweden februari 29, 2012 23:47

Tomorrow is my sons 7th birthday.He wants pancakes for breakfast so I better sleep so I have a chance waking up in time tomorrow.

@Sweden februari 29, 2012 21:47

This is hilarious. My mother follows two accounts. One girl called cherine awad, who she thinks is me but isn’t. and Jason timbaktu.

@Sweden februari 29, 2012 14:25

Just saw a man wearing tshirt outdoors. Let me remind you there is still snow on the ground. Now that’s how much swedes love the sun/spring.

@Sweden februari 29, 2012 12:34

Going on a lunch date with a friend and forgetting your wallet. Is that the oldest trick or what? *so embarrassing I’m about to die*

@Sweden februari 29, 2012 09:09

I usually don’t call him terrorist. I mean he does have a name. He also listens to ”chubby cheeks” ”stinky” and ”drewly”

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 22:08

You know you’re putting me in a tricky position asking me what I think of your countries. I don’t want to start a diplomatic war.

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 21:17

I am consistently avoiding all your questions about my favourite (swedish) music. It’s not to be rude. I just don’t have any answer.

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 20:10

those of you that thinks parents are excused bcuz stressed and therefore lose control. Why don’t they lose it at someone their own size?

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 20:06

as a child I had kids around me that was physically abused. Not being able to help them cuz I was too scared has haunted me all my life.

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 11:33

With a open mind you’ll see good in people you wouldn’t have seen. Not cuz its not there. But cuz we are blinded by our own way of thinking

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 11:08

There has been some comical, pretty embarrassing moments too. Especially at the migration board where they always assume I’m seeking asylum.

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 11:04

But most times its all positive reactions. I have to bear in mind that I was the first muslim hijabi lawyer in Sweden. There’s only 2 of us.

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 10:57

I work as a lawyer handling a lot of different cases. before my leave most of my cases was in the fields of family/migration/criminal law

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 10:54

Many of you are asking what I do for living. As I wrote in my presentation I’m on a maternity leave right now. When I’m not

@Sweden februari 28, 2012 07:12

I know it will seem to you as if I’m born in thewrong country but when I see snow I just realise how warm and tempting my bed is.

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 19:37

Did we throw some eyes earlier today at my brothers going to Thailand? They are at the airport flight in 50 min 1 of them forgot passport

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 10:18

Anyways I grew up in Linköping being the only muslim girl (with a headscarf) in my school. Left Linköping for Uppsala and law school

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 10:07

My sons (middle) name is Mohammed. My grandfather’s name is Mohammed. Trust me, I wouldn’t be surprised if future husband is a Mohammed too

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 10:06

You know the names thing a joke.But still not. My brothers name is Mohammed. My stepfathers name is Mohammed.My exhusbands name is Mohammed>

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 10:02

I started practicing Islam as a kid. It was extremely provocative in my family since my father and his part of the family are not muslims

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 09:49

I can see some of you already read the presentation on the website. Please don’t tell the rest of swedes about my secret. They’ll replace me

@Sweden februari 27, 2012 09:46

Those of you that still can’t see me should try to restart your Twitter client. I’ve been said. I think you should take my previous advice.