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New year, new horizons (?)

Well, the new year has started. Either less than 24 hours ago or more than a three of months ago depending on how we look at it.

The previous year was an eventful one, but it was also one where this website went from deep sleep to hibernation. or from hibernation to a comatose state.

Now the question is where we go from here. We can either stay where we are.

Or we can get new blood, new writers and release some new content.

I dont know about others but I would enjoy reading the following:

My three things for Christmas

Santa being Teargassed by Israeli forces in Palestine

Santa being Teargassed by Israeli forces in Palestine
Santa being Teargassed by Israeli forces in Palestine

My three things for Christmas

Instead of my usual, it’s Christmas and no one really cares, or we worry that we might offend people by celebrating Christmas. My dig at the PC Brigade, here are three things that may or may not be worth thinking about?

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Civil War background)

https://youtu.be/oZtNlZmnEMU

A poem by Longfellow set to music and pictures. It is about the American Civil War of 1861-65. But it could be about many wars, civil or not since, when many millions have died and suffered.

Importance of Synchronization during Hajj

Hajj is referred as a very signified event for all the Muslims around the world. This occasion has been declared among one of the largest events globally. Hajj takes place each year and this is the mandatory duty of all the Muslims who are physically and financially competent to perform Hajj once in their life. According to the reports, in 2018 Saudia hosted approximately 2 million Muslim on Hajj and every year this amount keeps on changing.

Indonesia Earthquake and tsunami

It has now been a few weeks since the earthquake and following tsunami which struck Indonesia.

There are many places with appeals for Indonesia victims and survivors - many will need long term support to be able to rebuild, others may never recover.

If you can afford it, any little that you can give will help.

You will have your favourite method of donating, but for those that don't I will provide one link:

https://pennyappeal.org/appeal/emergency-response

The final assault is about to take place against ISIL and others in the Syrian city of Idlib

The final assault is about to take place against ISIL and others in the Syrian city of Idlib. Before it does, the western media is already talking of a Human rights tragedy and innocent lives being lost.

Two things spring to mind, 1] Lack of media coverage on the Genocide in Yemen by the Saudi led coalition. 2] Can we trust the media? Here is the full transcript of an article, whilst a decent reading does shed some light on the media and their masters.

Is it not time Britain decided to accept it cannot afford to play in the big league anymore?

https://syrianobservatoryforhumanwrongs.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/an-idio...

ANALYSIS: let’s stop illustrating the mess that is the EU, and start asking who is really running Brexit.

One further blogg coppied in its entireity you might find of interest.

ANALYSIS: let’s stop illustrating the mess that is the EU, and start asking who is really running Brexit.

Date: September 4, 2018 Author: John Ward

In search of genuine intelligence

There was an article proposing thought provoking articles which may or may not create interest. here is an article [in full] of one of my favourite Bloggers

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We live on a planet where spoken language sets us apart from other species, and the possibilities for perversion of that skill are infinite. That is a dangerous world in which it is the duty of all responsibly intelligent humans to highlight and condemn the counterfeit currency of propaganda in all its forms. Before it leaps headlong into the anarchic creation of Artificial Intelligence, Homo sapiens needs a far more discerning definition of what useful intelligence is….and how to encourage it.

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Eid Mubarak (with links to Eid related events useful for those without families to celebrate with and especially for Converts)

Eid Mubarak everyone!

On the occasion of Eid, no one should be alone so if you know any people without families to celebrate Eid with, remember them and invite them to your communities.

This isolation is especially felt by converts.

On Twitter there is a list of events around the UK that people can attend to celebrate Eid: https://twitter.com/JamillaTweets/status/1028631438843932672

(Ideally this should have been posted earlier).

If you know other events, feel free to post them in the comments below or on that twitter thread.

Either way, I hope you all have a joyous Eid.

DId you watch "Lost Boys? What's going wrong for Asian Men"

BBC Scotland Office - Glasgow

BBC Scotland Office - Glasgow
BBC Scotland Office - Glasgow

It is on iPlayer until 12 September 2018.

On twitter there was quite the outroar about it - both from those that supported it, those that thought that it was offensive and those that had been filmed for the documentary but then cut, being told that they did not fit into the narrative that wanted to be portrayed.

I will be interested in reading the comments of those who have seen it.

 

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