Discussions of Islam, Afghanistan and Politics. Also, BDS.
July 29th
7:18 PM
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chauvinistsushi:

anticapitalist:

stolen from facebook

fuck

chauvinistsushi:

anticapitalist:

stolen from facebook

fuck

4:28 PM
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"Is Hamas a by-product of the Israeli occupation? Yes. Just as Hezbollah is a by-product of the Israeli occupation of Lebanon, al-Shabab a by-product of Ethiopia’s occupation of Somalia, al-Qaeda of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and the Islamic State, of the US ’ occupation of Iraq. Historical records make that clear."
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http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/journalistic-responsibility-medi-20147863017439709.html (via theoccupiedpopulation)

Al-Qaeda is not a by-product of Soviet occupation. Al-Qaeda militants were recruited by the U.S. to fight communism in Afghanistan. Therefore, Al-Qaeda is not a by-product of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan; it is a product of U.S. interests in the country. 

What happened in Afghanistan has not been discussed in the West. When the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, the US saw in it an opportunity that was two-fold. One, to tie the Soviet Union in a Vietnam-like war in Afghanistan. Two, they saw in it an opportunity to mobilise the entire Muslim world in a violent way against the Soviet Union, against communism.

American operatives went around the Muslim world recruiting for the jihad in Afghanistan. This whole phenomenon of jihad as an international armed struggle has not existed in the Muslim world since the 10th century. It was brought back into being, enlivened, and pan-Islamised by the American effort. I saw planeloads of them arriving—from Algeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. These people were brought in, given an ideology, told that the armed struggle is a virtuous thing to do, and the whole notion of jihad as an international pan-Islamic terrorist movement was born. The US spent 8 billion dollars in producing the bin Ladens of our time. That camp they hit in Afghanistan, I visited it in 1986. It was a CIA-sponsored camp.

Eqbal Ahmad

(via warkadang)

estiqlal:

Anaar Az Arghandab 

Kandahari Aesthetics

July 28th
10:29 AM

In recurring news, fuck Israel.

10:21 AM
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niqabisinparis:

*sees your eid selfie* 

8:10 AM
2:27 AM

Like where did people get reading comprehension skills that told them that they can take three sentences from any book of their choice - let alone Scripture - and make value judgements without any context or even reading of the two sentences before or after it

Like whose idea was this who thought this was a valid way of approaching anything in life

July 27th
11:15 PM
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nowinexile:

Finding a bird surprisingly alive in the midst of a destroyed home, a Palestinian man evacuates the house in panic following an Israeli rocket attack which have claimed the lives of 1030 Palestinians in Gaza so far.  
“And We love life, if we find a way to it” - Mahmoud Darwish

nowinexile:

Finding a bird surprisingly alive in the midst of a destroyed home, a Palestinian man evacuates the house in panic following an Israeli rocket attack which have claimed the lives of 1030 Palestinians in Gaza so far.  

And We love life, if we find a way to it” - Mahmoud Darwish

9:21 PM

Zionists are inconsistent as hell tho on one hand yelling at you during protests to go back to Palestine and on the other hand refusing to grant Palestinians the right of return 

like

which one is it assholes 

2:47 AM
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musaafer:

Picking a henna design for Eid is turning out to be the most difficult decision of my life

I gave up btw

1:26 AM

Picking a henna design for Eid is turning out to be the most difficult decision of my life

July 26th
10:05 PM
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"The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it."
—  Michael Rivero (via blua, fucknobigbrother) (via killjoymarxist)
12:00 AM

Life is so relaxing with anon off 10/10 would recommend

July 24th
11:52 PM
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nowinexile:

Now: Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine.

nowinexile:

Now: Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine.

11:14 PM
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The 48,000 march

pax-arabica:

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The 48,000 march on Qalandia is a culmination of the efforts of all Palestinian parties and political groups in Ramallah and its neighboring villages.

We grouped up in front of the Am’ari refugee camp, and from the start it was obvious that this was massive. To be totally honest, we most likely did not reach 48,000 but it was massive.

The main goal of this march was an act of solidarity with Gaza, and to remind the occupation that we are one people. To remind the occupation soldiers that they will never be safe. We were supposed to break through the Qalandia checkpoint and march on Jerusalem. There is also a second point which makes the demonstrations tonight extra important.

I’m sure some of you are aware, that for us, tonight is Laylat Al Qadr, one of the holiest nights of the year for Muslims. It is also tradition that you should pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. So what did the only democracy in the middle east do? It closed down Al-Aqsa, and prevented most people from praying there.

There is usually around 500,000 worshipers in Al-Aqsa at Laylat Al Qadr, tonight, due to Israel, there is only 20,000.

The march itself was a sight to behold, you have people from every political group all walking together and chanting old Palestinian revolutionary songs. It was a point that nobody should bring any flags other than the Palestinian flag. There were so many, it was a sea of red, green, white and black. Everyone was swelling with pride as we poured towards Qalandia, around 6 KM away from where we began.

We ran into trouble very soon. I’m sure if any of you saw the Qalandia checkpoint, you’d know that it is a massive concrete fortress.

Before we even fully arrived at Qalandia, ambulances were already being heard. Israeli soldiers were shooting very very heavily in our direction. There was an abnormally high amount of hits in the waist and above. The first Martyr of the night, Mohammad al-Araj was shot in the head with live ammunition. They are shooting to kill and maim.

There are literally hundreds of injuries, a huge amount of them in critical condition. You will not believe the amount of ambulances buzzing by. You will not believe the amount of blood, the amount of gas, the amount of smoke. The Israelis were spraying bullets everywhere. There was  nowhere for anybody to go.

We were unarmed. I repeat, nobody was armed. There was no threat at all to the soldiers. Unless having rocks thrown at their concrete towers and bunkers is what you’d consider “armed” resistance.

The clashes will continue unto dawn. Not only at Qalandia, brutal clashes have broken out everywhere. Especially Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus and Tulkarem. All of Palestine is rattling the chains of its shackles.

We are a people under military occupation. It’s our right, and our duty to resist. Gaza will never stand alone.