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Honestly when I die, I don’t want anyone to be sad or cry or mourn me.

Just celebrate my life and like throw a party or something. 

Like just make it as sad as a high school graduation where we all just watch bloopers of my life and be like “OH! THOSE WERE GOOD TIMES!”  

Because I would have graduated life.

So ISNA invites a man, Rick Snyder, to not only open up at a Muslim convention how Israel has the right to exist but all of you Muslim organizers had no heart to stop him.

No one in the crowd could even heckle him…?

You also are the same folks that will attend a White House Iftar and say nothing as the same rhetoric is being said in your face.

Next, you’ll have Zionists openly spit in your face in your own events, in your own homes. 

This is why Muslim organizations should stop being apathetic useless organizations concerned with “Prosperity” and other cool-aid activism. 

Anonymous said: well to add onto the anon, what does the arab world have comparable in erotic literature to places like Europe or America? it seems very reserved and prudish to me.


You feel “Fifty shades of Grey” or other nonsense best selling romance eroticas are the bulwork of Western civilization, that you actually take pride in…?

I feel one line from Nizar Qabbani is 10000 times more romantic and meaningful and soulful than the entire collection of the entire Romance section in Barnes and Noble.

I feel this extreme exposure of nudity and sexuality that’s even seen in Porn Culture really is something that is in no way something to take pride in. 

I’m looking forward to the day, the Arab world could in fact purge this venomous influence to begin with. 

Home, weekends and vacations are sacred.

يتقارب الزمان، وينقص العلم، ويُلقى الشُّحُّ، وتظهر الفتن، ويكثر الهرج . قالوا: يا رسول الله ، أيُّما هو؟ قال: القتل القتل

Volume 9, Book 88, Number 183:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Time will pass rapidly, good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people) afflictions will appear and there will be much ‘Al-Harj.” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is “Al-Harj?” He said, “Killing! Killing!” (See Hadith No. 63, Vol. 8)


A lot of people on both Twitter and Tumblr have become so sectarian when it comes to current conflicts today, they are directly part of the problem and in no way shape or form, should ever voice your opinion on the Syrian or Iraqi conflict today. To simply label these conflicts as a Sunni/Shia problem, is to simply label the Cold War as a war of ideologies. No respectable historian would ever say the Cold War was simply due to communism/capitalism, which is why you cannot label the Syrian conflict as that. Which is why you can not label ISIS groups as those who “fight for” Sunnism. What is happening is far more deep-rooted and troubling. What we are seeing is neocolonialism at its very finest, doing anything possible to take down the last line of defence within the Middle East.

Anonymous said: Israel will have theirs. They can try to take whatever they want, but they'll never be able to take away the most important thing of all and that my friend, is our Dua. May Allah make it easy for us and grant us patience insha Allah.

Israel can’t take whatever they want.

Our duaa is our way of communicating with God and asking him for his guidance.

Through our duaa, God empowers us to enact change with our minds, hearts and hands.

Someone might make duaa somewhere and God will grant that through motivating you to boycott, resist, and speak against occupation.

Duaa is God’s tool of collecting the voices of his creation, and he grants our wishes through empowering every single one of us to enact change with our hands.

Please never forget that people.


Wadjda (2012)

lmfao this summarizes the movie well

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Between MasterChef and the Elder Scrolls, I don’t know what else can give me this much joy in life. 

They should make a MasterChef Middle East 


Palestinians — young and old — celebrate an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza. 26 August 2014.



A few days ago, I moved into college. I’m starting a new chapter in my life and finally studying what I’m passionate about. At an event for student organizations, I witnessed an incident. It started with a Zionist student confronting the table representing Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), ridiculing the club and its members, saying Palestinians did not exist, and it ended with a slap from a student who was not a member of SJP, but a Palestinian boy in the vicinity. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. He had to contend with a man who represented the colonization and genocide of his people saying that Palestinians did not even exist after 2,000 Palestinians were slaughtered this summer and Ramadan in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. I never thought it would die down, I left the scene in media res and things were extremely tense and sad, just sad, because I anticipated the injustice that would follow. What I never anticipated was the right-wing response, the fabrication of events, the lies that would be spewed about the incident. The headline was as follows “Jewish student punched in face and called k*ke in antisemitic attack.”

No one called the student in question the K word because many of the people assembled there didn’t know he was Jewish. Many of the Arabs assembled didn’t even know the K word existed because it is a brand of Western antisemitism. The primary word hurled at him was ‘racist’ because it was accurate. He called the people manning the SJP table and the Palestinians present terrorists and Hamas. He racially abused them. But that escapes the popular media reporting on this, it escapes the telling of history. Moreover, it wasn’t a  punch, it was a slap, and he did not fall to the ground. His Ray-Ban sunglasses did and he just grabbed his face stunned, furious that someone dared slap him. He had all the ease and arrogance of a frat boy and all the entitlement too. The people manning the SJP table, all of whom were girls, were stunned when the slap happened and did not fan what minimal violence existed against him, contrary to popular reports. And it’s impossible for a group of mostly brown kids to perpetrate rampant and violent antisemitism against a white student in broad daylight in a crowded area on the campus of a university in the American Northeast. You all know about kyriarchy, so you know exactly what I’m talking about.

This is an organized and well-funded campaign to defame Temple SJP and Palestinians as ‘antisemitic’, to foist and scapegoat antisemitism on some of the most vulnerable and racialized people in society, to effectively silence student organization against the Israeli genocide that the US government facilitates, to do it in the name of fighting antisemitism and racism. There is enormous outside pressure on the school to close and ban SJP at Temple. Ten years of the club’s activism at Temple for nothing. The pro-Israel student who was slapped works for the right-wing, Zionist organization CAMERA that promotes imperialist exploitation and suffering in the Middle East. I’m asking you to help me get out what really happened because I was an eyewitness. Read Temple SJP’s first official statement on the incident. Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in Philadelphia already released a statement in solidarity wherein they say, “The charge of anti-Semitic language attributed to Temple SJP is completely inconsistent with the character and conduct of of the organization such that it renders the accusation absurd.” On Twitter, get the hashtag #ISupportTempleSJP going. Temple SJP is under a very real threat to get closed down, banned, extinguished. Even worst, people will believe the slanderous lies not only about the organization, but the incident itself. Reblog this in solidarity. And question your news whenever you read about antisemitism in the pro-Palestine movement, particularly when there are vigorous efforts to maintain solidarity with Jews and combat antisemitism that exploits Palestinians and their movement for self-determination to justify its oppression and bigotry. 

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Protests, social media, international press, boycotts and years of resistance do make a difference.

Today is a celebratory day for Palestinians and a special gratitude to those who held out for us. 

A wide collection of little contributions can amount to a mountain one day. 


The ceasefire between the Gaza factions and Israel is not just a ceasefire.

In exchange, Israel is lifting the siege on Gaza and there will be an opening of the Rafah border crossing. It’s a HUGE win for the resistance, and a major blow to Abbas.

They agreed to carry on negotiating for a month to finish up all other loose ends, i.e. the idea of an airport or sea port, and other things.

Whatever happens, the mere lifting of the siege is a huge gain, and proves once again that Israel only respects force, as negotiating for 20 years has not accomplished a quarter of this.

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