nadeemarouh:

'Don't beg for sympathy from a cruel world, rise and resist'
Soa’afat, Jerusalem. شعفاط، القدس

nadeemarouh:

'Don't beg for sympathy from a cruel world, rise and resist'

Soa’afat, Jerusalem. شعفاط، القدس

1 day ago · 3,699 notes · Source · Reblogged from madnessandhoney

gardensoftherighteous:

Thought I’d help Bibby clarify what he’s talking about because at the moment it sounds like B.S.

gardensoftherighteous:

Thought I’d help Bibby clarify what he’s talking about because at the moment it sounds like B.S.

1 day ago · 377 notes · Reblogged from gardensoftherighteous

  • Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
  • Answer: Israel
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing civilians including children?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States , according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S.?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country in the Middle East created millions of refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents from USA and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a civilian U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana , Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid to the world yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because “We control America ?”
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
  • Answer: Israel.
  • Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
  • Answer: Israel.”
  • — Dr. Norman Finkelstein (via spiritfall-commune)
  • (via http: //terrynuriman.tumblr.com/post/48347171027/question-which-country-alone-in-the-middle-east)

2 days ago · 1,671 notes · Reblogged from cynicallyjaded

thepathofabeliever:

theanunnakiconnection:

lehaaz:

descentintotyranny:

A tweet from CNN reporter Diana Magnay, which was quickly deleted.

CNN accidentally hired someone who does actual reproting

make this huge

This needs to be spread.

thepathofabeliever:

theanunnakiconnection:

lehaaz:

descentintotyranny:

A tweet from CNN reporter Diana Magnay, which was quickly deleted.

CNN accidentally hired someone who does actual reproting

make this huge

This needs to be spread.

2 days ago · 3,730 notes · Source · Reblogged from milkmaid-braids

tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.

2 days ago · 33,482 notes · Source · Reblogged from technicolour-thoughts

inf1del:

About 70 years ago, the world watched Nazi Germany massacre millions before anyone did anything to stop it.
In 2014, we watch the strategic elimination of the Palestinian people.
70 years from now, the world will look back and wonder how we did nothing to stop it before the damage was done.

2 days ago · 3,313 notes · Source · Reblogged from madnessandhoney

This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.

“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.

To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.
—  

Greg Shupak - "A Plague on One House" via Jacobin Magazine

In addition to these distinctions, the “both sides” idea is dangerous because it is immobilizing. With its use, it becomes impossible to demand an end to colonial practices. And that is exactly the point.

(via mizoguchi)

4 days ago · 1,261 notes · Source · Reblogged from zaman-al-samt

In 21st century Islam, a woman cannot have any place in politics. In the Islam of Muhammad (saww), a woman was an ambassador in politics. When he takes her to the event of Mubahila, why doesn’t he say, ‘A woman cannot be involved in politics because she’s not mahram to the men. A woman cannot be in politics because politics are only for men. A woman cannot be in politics because she has to have hijab.’ So why take Fatima (sa) to meet Christians? If a woman is meant to be at home, keep Fatima (sa) at home. A woman has as much role in building your community as a man. And unless a woman is involved in at least participating in building a community, an Islamic community will never be built.
—  Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, Biography of Fatima Zahra (sa)

4 days ago · 901 notes · Source · Reblogged from zaman-al-samt

Others are being tested with difficulty while we are being tested with ease.
—  Nouman Ali Khan  (via jannatulfirdous)

4 days ago · 2,007 notes · Source · Reblogged from milkmaid-braids

4 days ago · 1,933 notes · Source · Reblogged from dropitlikeitshalal

avrgblkgrl:

Woman, You Are Enough. By AvrgBlkGrl
Don’t sigh Looking at your life While standing naked Bare Before mirrors Seeing your reflection  Through his eyes Letting tears cloud Your own Someone  Should have told you Long ago Should have taken your hand Touched your skin Sucked on your lips Whispered in your ear With heat Fueled by more than Passion’s fire Now words are not enough Sounds die slowly In the face of pain’s Ugliness  This goes beyond thought It is the spirit  That needs repair Mending Deconstruction Let me wrap my arms Around your heart Feed you love  With my fingers Drop to my knees To praise you From the base to the tip Look into the depth of my eyes While I worship And see yourself Anew
Know your worth Find strength in your bones Feel your power gather As I enter you  Fill you with the sweetness You stir within me This is not an invasion This is the familiar Everything your soul already knows I give To remind you What makes you soft Is your strength Your touch is the gift Your presence  Necessary Each movement  Beauty reborn They should cross oceans Make sacrifice Plead For your attentions For you are rare
Someone Should have told you Long ago About who birthed the Gods Let my touch  Remind you Of what your soul knows You are a woman And you are  Enough
©Regina Moore (AvrgBlkGrl), 2014.

avrgblkgrl:

Woman, You Are Enough.
By AvrgBlkGrl

Don’t sigh
Looking at your life
While standing naked
Bare
Before mirrors
Seeing your reflection
Through his eyes
Letting tears cloud
Your own

Someone
Should have told you
Long ago
Should have taken your hand
Touched your skin
Sucked on your lips
Whispered in your ear
With heat
Fueled by more than
Passion’s fire

Now words are not enough
Sounds die slowly
In the face of pain’s
Ugliness
This goes beyond thought
It is the spirit
That needs repair
Mending
Deconstruction

Let me wrap my arms
Around your heart
Feed you love
With my fingers
Drop to my knees
To praise you
From the base to the tip
Look into the depth of my eyes
While I worship
And see yourself
Anew

Know your worth
Find strength in your bones
Feel your power gather
As I enter you
Fill you with the sweetness
You stir within me
This is not an invasion
This is the familiar
Everything your soul already knows
I give
To remind you

What makes you soft
Is your strength
Your touch is the gift
Your presence
Necessary
Each movement
Beauty reborn
They should cross oceans
Make sacrifice
Plead
For your attentions
For you are rare

Someone
Should have told you
Long ago
About who birthed the Gods
Let my touch
Remind you
Of what your soul knows
You are a woman
And you are
Enough

©Regina Moore (AvrgBlkGrl), 2014.

4 days ago · 87 notes · Source · Reblogged from pbnpineapples

5 days ago · 1,526 notes · Source · Reblogged from pbnpineapples

Is This All A Cruel Joke?

Iraq
Libya
Syria
Egypt
Palestine
Myanmar
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Bangladesh 
Ukraine
MH 370
MH 17
Genocide
Mass shootings
Rape
Murder

One
After the other
After the other
We call ourselves progressive
And modern
Yet we spend
More than we earn
Find more ways to burn
And shoot and wound
One another
Tolerance be damned
Acceptance be damned
Power! Power! Power!
Power hungry bastards
Running the world
No better than the thousands of leaders
We have chosen for ourselves
Who’ve done things so deplorable
That their history fills up our shelves
Why is it that the scum of society
Has the sweetest tongue?
Is skimmed to the top?
Considered the cream of the crop?


I’m so tired
Of knowing
Of watching all this misery
Brought to me live
To the comfort of my own home
Into my fourteen inch screen
My five inch screen
I want to scream

We live in a world 
Where the internet is considered a basic human right
Wait! Aren’t our lives a basic human right?
Why is it that one receives more outrage than the other
I’m so exhausted
Ignorance really is bliss
Can someone then give me this?
I can’t turn it off, can’t shut it out

I feel so helpless
So trapped
This era is being mapped
Out without me being able to do
Anything about it
When does the desensitisation set in?
When do the tears stop falling?
And the ears stop ringing?
And the heart stop breaking?
When do I stop waking
With a bad taste in my mouth
From nightmares
That scare
The life out of me

God, Allah, Yahweh, Rabb, whatever you want to be called
Millions are calling out
Hear our collective shout
We are asking
Begging
Demanding
Chanting
Help! Help! Help!

- TASHFIA AHMED

5 days ago · 1 note

Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst.
—  Yara Bashraheel  (via muslimahbyheart)

5 days ago · 417,304 notes · Source · Reblogged from muslimahbyheart

I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret or fear of consequence. To talk for hours and about what’s really important in life.
—  (via muslimahbyheart)

5 days ago · 68,805 notes · Source · Reblogged from dropitlikeitshalal