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The wordle of the day is...

y'all know how I like tag clouds and all that? Well what if there was a service to create a cloud fto describe a website? Well .

The large words (ignoring the word "will", "read" and "upon"), the stand out words seem to be "Prophet", "Muhammad", "Peace", "Heaven" and "Islamic". I would say it kind of successfully describes that site. Which it would as it uses the feeds the make the cloud. (It can make clouds for any site with a feed, or any lump of text input into the page.)

Tribalism, shoes and the modern day

You must have all heard about tribalism and why it is the work of satan. Then the gossip from the aunties would have firmed up your opinion on the whole subject. Why would any sane person hold to such notions? They wouldn't. They are listening to satan. FACT.

Not only that, most of these tribes have stupid names. Translated to English, some of the Indian subcontinent tribes mean things like Shoemaker, Builder, Farmer, blacksmith, warrior, governor, toilet cleaner... All stupid names for a tribe.

Or are they? I would like to there are reasons for these "groupings", it is simple. A shoemaker makes shoes. Just like the modern day equivalent "taxi driver" drives taxi's.

Meeting under the Lamp post

It was a dark night in the city of London. Big Ben gonged loudly- its glowing face showed that it was twelve at midnight. Few cars traveled on the roads at this late hour. The numbers of people, though, were many- punks spray painting the once-spotless walls of the council flats, late night shoppers walking like zombies into the 24-hour superstores, drunken people singing the sorrows of their life to strangers, men wandering around aimlessly after being kicked out by their wives- yes, it was another night in London with people bustling about.

LEARNING ARABIC

Hi I have currently completed my degree in journalism and Arabic, i have been learning arabic since the last 4 years and studied it in syria for 6months as well as here in the UK as a degree so therefore fluent.
I teach Arabic in private lessons and offer students and whoever wants to learn Arabic either at beginners or intermediate lessons and provide all materials.
I currently Live in MAnchester can can travel local.
If you are interested in learning Arabic then contact me on 07727045827 and I can also reply to any questions or queries you have.
Jazakallah khayr
Saad Ajmal

The true sufi

What makes the Sufi? Purity of heart;
Not the patched mantle and the lust perverse
Of those vile earth-bound men who steal his name.
He in all dregs discerns the essence pure:
In hardship ease, in tribulation joy.
The phantom sentries, who with batons drawn
Guard Beauty's place-gate and curtained bower,
Give way before him, unafraid he passes,
And showing the King's arrow, enters in.

How come no one told me about

borrowed from

It was like "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report"... but better. Just not as well known.

A new parody that seems to have predicted the modern world. The outrageous gimmicks used are now common on some news channels.

Paxman like interviews to the extreme (with a little modern warfare coverage) with a little British eccentricity thrown too:

">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3BO6GP9NMY]

You've lost the news!
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDKQliH1awY]

Coverage of 9/11:
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SPWgodul_E]

Disclaimer: I came across The Day Today a few weeks ago.

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