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Documentary: World War One Through Arab Eyes – Episode 3: The New Middle East (Video)

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info-pictogram1 Episode three covers the secret Sykes-Picot agreement between Britain and France and the way the two imperial powers carved up the former Ottoman Empire between them, regardless of the rights and demands of rights and nationalist movements across the Arab world.

Despite the Egyptian Revolution and the Iraq Uprising, Arab subservience to Ottoman rule was replaced by a series of mandates across the region in which Britain and France seized control of the areas they prized most – to satisfy their own ambitions, interests and ultimately to gain access to region’s valuable oil resources.

The war gave birth to the Turkish nationalist movement which led to the founding of the modern Turkish state; and to Zionism, aided greatly by the Balfour Declaration of 1917. The Treaty of Versaillles, however, was referred to by one German-Ottoman military leader not as a peace but as ‘a twenty year armistice’ – and so it proved …
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Lawrence Krisna Parker a.k.a KRS One – Hiphop Beyond Entertainment (Video)

info-pictogram1 Lawrence Krisna Parker better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York. KRS stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone. KRS talks about american history, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, government, hypocrisy, society, low self-esteem, essence and concept of hip-hop.

Granddaughter of Ottoman Sultan smashes stereotypes with novel

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Source: dailysabah.com

A strong, Muslim Indian woman who stands against British colonialists in 19th century India is the central focus of the latest novel by the granddaughter of Ottoman Sultan Murad V. Kenize Mourad’s “In the City of Gold and Silver”, tells the story of Begum Hazrat who stands bravely against the East India Company, but is eventually forced into exile in Nepal. Begum is an orphan and aspiring poet who gains the attention of the Indian ruler and finally becomes his wife. From this powerful position, Begum is a principal figure that leads the uprising against British colonialist in India.

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THE HYPOCRISY OF FEMINIST OUTRAGE

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Source: muslimmatters.org

By: Daniel Haqiqatjou

The viral NYC Catcall video has caused a stir in social media and online forums. It records a woman receiving over 100 catcalls from men as she walks the streets of New York City for 10 hours.

Just consider the 100,000+ youtube comments alone. While most commenters found the behavior of the catcalling men disgusting, some took issue with how the woman in the video was dressed. These commenters were daring enough to suggest that perhaps she would have attracted less negative attention had she dressed more “modestly.”

This suggestion, in turn, was met with backlash. How dare anyone “blame the victim” by suggesting that a woman change the way she dresses because men cannot or will not act with common decency!

What do we make of all this?

Is it completely outlandish to suggest that the way a woman (or man) dresses has an impact on how others treat her (or him)?

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Documentary: The Road to World War 3 (Video)

info-pictogram1 We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at the big picture and connect the dots. This video examines the history of the dollar, its relation to oil, and the real motives behind the wars of the past two decades.
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50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

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By: Jade Small

Source: http://www.the-open-mind.com/50-loving-sentiments-we-should-all-say-more-often/

info-pictogram1 All too often, we take the people we love the most for granted: our lovers, family members, friends, and even our children. We forget the enormous power of our words, as we carelessly lash out when under stress. We stick our noses in our laptops and smartphones, assuming our loved ones know what we are failing to verbalize, sometimes until the relationships are disconnected or damaged beyond repair.

Make a choice to consciously nurture your relationships with verbal communications of love. Be kind and sincere. Ask open-ended questions with an open heart. Listen empathically and non-defensively. Remember, there are no conditions, no strings, no expectations, and no manipulations. Simply, love to love.

1. I am here for you.

2. Thank you. Thanks for all you do for me and all the ways in which you add value to my life.

3. You are beautiful. What I find most beautiful about you, inside and out, is: _____.

4. How are you? Truthfully, fully and completely — how are you, really?

5. Tell me about your dreams.

6. Tell me about your fears.

7. Tell me about your beliefs about life, love, the world, etc.

8. I am thinking about you.

9. I appreciate you.

10. I care about your feelings.

11. You are important to me.

12. I made a mistake and I’m sorry. I sincerely apologize. Please forgive me.

13. I value our relationship.

14. I am grateful and fortunate to have you in my life.

15. What can I do to support you?

16. How are you feeling about our relationship?

17. How are you feeling about me?

18. The qualities I love about you most are: _____.

19. I notice and really appreciate your efforts and growth in these areas: _____.

20. What’s most meaningful to me about our connection is: ______.

21. Great job! Nice work! Well done.

22. These are the ways in which you have touched my life and made me better: _____.

23. It’s an honor to know you and to be close to you.

24. I want the very best for you.

25. I cherish the following experiences we’ve shared: _______.

26. I trust you. I trust in our relationship.

27. I forgive you. I let go of my resentments.

28. These are all of the wonderful, positive qualities I see in you: _____.

29. Your greatest gifts and strengths are: _____.

30. I respect you.

31. I respect your decisions even though they’re different from mine or what I’ve recommended. You’re free to make your own choices.

32. I support you in any and every way that I can.

33. I believe in you.

34. I lovingly and trustingly give you the time and space you need.

35. You can achieve anything you want in life.

36. You are special. You are divinely and uniquely YOU.

37. You are free to be your authentic self in the context of our relationship.

38. I welcome you to be honest and truthful with me.

39. I desire to have/maintain an intimate and loving relationship with you.

40. You elicit the following positive emotions and feelings in me: _______.

41. You are not responsible for me, for my bad behaviors or my poor choices.

42. What would you like from me or from our relationship?

43. It’s not your fault. I don’t blame you.

44. I support you in taking care of yourself.

45. Your feelings are understandable and normal responses to everything you have been through.

46. I do not expect you to be perfect. I absolutely understand you are a human being and that none of us are perfect.

47. I acknowledge my areas of needed improvement including ABC, and am working on them by doing XYZ.

48. It’s important to me to know and understand you.

49. I come to you with an open heart and an open mind.

50. I love you fully, completely, and exactly as you are.

When you sin, you ignore Allah’s power to punish you. When you fail to repent, you ignore Allah’s willingness to forgive you.

gb copy When you sin, you ignore Allah’s power to punish you. When you fail to repent, you ignore Allah’s willingness to forgive you.
es copy Cuando usted peca, usted ignora el poder de Dios para castigarlo. Cuando usted no puede arrepentirse, se ignora la voluntad de Dios que te perdone.
nl copy Als je zondigt, je negeert Allah’s macht om je te straffen. Wanneer u zich niet te bekeren, negeer je Allah’s bereidheid om je te vergeven.
fr copy Lorsque vous péchez, vous ignorez la puissance d’Allah pour vous punir. Lorsque vous ne parvenez pas à se repentir, vous ignorez la volonté de Dieu vous pardonne.
de copy Wenn Sie sündigen, Allahs Macht dich bestrafen ignorieren. Wenn Sie nicht zu bereuen Allahs Willen, Ihnen zu vergeben, ignorieren Sie.
CN67867 Dāng nǐ fànzuì, nǐ hūlüèle zhēnzhǔ de lìliàng lái chéngfá nǐ. Dāng nǐ bù huǐgǎi, nǐ hūlüè zhēnzhǔ yuànyì yuánliàng nǐ.
Sweden När du syndar, ignorera dig Allahs makt att straffa dig. När du misslyckas med att omvända dig, ignorera dig Allahs vilja att förlåta dig.
rus7897 Kogda vy greshite , vy ignoriruyete vlast’ Allakha , chtoby nakazat’ vas . Kogda vy ne v sostoyanii pokayat’sya , vy ignoriruyete gotovnost’ Allakha prostit’ vas.
4523turkey Eğer günah zaman, sizi cezalandırmak için Allah’ın gücünü görmezden. Eğer tövbe etmedikleri zaman, sizi bağışlamasını Allah’ın isteğini görmezden.
images Quando si pecchi, si ignora il potere di Allah a punire te. Quando non si riesce a pentirsi, si ignora la volontà di Allah di perdonare voi.
indonesiaID Ketika Anda berdosa, Anda mengabaikan kekuatan Allah untuk menghukum Anda. Ketika Anda gagal untuk bertobat, Anda mengabaikan kesediaan Allah untuk mengampuni Anda.

Katy Perry Admits “I Want to Join Illuminati” to Rolling Stone Magazine (Video)

info-pictogram1 Mark Dice is a media analyst, author, and political activist who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives.

From Muhammad to ISIS: Iraq’s Full Story

Source: waitbutwhy.com

By: Tim Urban

On the morning of Saturday, August 2nd, I got in a taxi in Erbil, the regional capital of Kurdish Iraq, and asked the driver to take me to the Khazir refugee camp.

This was a scary-ish thing to do.

The “scary” part is a result of the fact that the Khazir camp is outside of the borders of the somewhat autonomous Kurdish region, one of the only secure parts of the country.

The “ish” part comes from the fact that the Khazir camp, though outside of Kurdish borders, is still in an area currently controlled by the Peshmerga—the Kurdish army.

Iraq has been a scary place for a while now, for a number of reasons, but it’s currently scary in italics because of the terrorist group we’ve all gotten to know about in the past three months—ISIS.

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