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“Terrorism is not the weapon of the weak. It is the weapon of the morally bankrupt and mentally depraved. As Muslims, we should join all civilized human beings in condemning…

Christmas trees adrift…

The early years after my parents fell out of love with one another and divorced, I didn’t much act out against my mother. One way I did act out is…

“An Encounter With Simone Weil”

“Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.” “A hurtful act is the transference to others of the…

Quote of this day

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing How blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere They’re in each other all along….

Quotity Quote

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first…

On the 1st day of Ramadan

O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for God, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart…

Quote / Unquote

“[W]hat lengths men will go in order to carry out, to their extreme limit, the rites of a collective self-worship which fills them with a sense of righteousness and complacent…

Quote-ity quote-ity

“We are cold to others only when we are dull in ourselves, and have neither thoughts nor feelings to impart to them.” -William Hazlitt, from On the Pleasure of Hating…

“It all comes down to this:

Whose flesh are you touching and why? Whose flesh are you recoiling from and why? Whose flesh are you burning and why?” – Daniel Berrigan So crisp and clear with…

August is full of sunshine

.1. I’ve had to place comments on moderation once again because there is a crazy pervert on the interLoose. Sorry about that; please understand that unless you’re the crazy pervert,…

‘Happy Birthday Israel"

“We have come and we have stolen their country…We must do everything to insure they never do return.” – Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion “apartheid nature of Israel…

Quote Unquote

“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.” – William Newton Clarke Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

"Obliterate" Iran?

Thanks for this, Hillary: “Clinton told ABC News: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran. ‘In the next 10 years, during which…

Quote Unquote

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

Unity, as taught by Islam

“It became clear to him that every [species], although apparently a multiplicity – if one considered all its separate organs, senses and movements – was really a unity if seen…

Quote Unquote

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Digg this…

Quote Unquote

“I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am…

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Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice. – Wislawa Szymborska, ‘Nothing Twice’ in view…

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“Dude. Just because it’s fashionable, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea…” – Maha, in Toronto talking to an H&M employee. (A new level of dementia has arrived now that…

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein …and…

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It’s possible I am pushing through solid rock in flintlike layers, as the ore lies, alone; I am such a long way in I see no way through, and no…

Update On Maher Arar

“…our Government (USA) did not admit it was a mistake, but it is worse than a mistake because our Government seems to continue to claim the authority to snatch someone…

Quote of this day

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived life of the parents.” – Carl Jung (I love this man!) Digg this…

Keep your eyes on

Burma (the demonstrations yesterday ended in the death of one Monk) & Gaza (eleven Palestinian ‘militants’ – usually a title bestowed upon any opposing the actions of the State of…

Quote of this day

“If one cannot prove that a thing is, he may try to prove that it is not. And if he succeeds in doing neither (as often occurs), he may still…

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My body’s doing things down there that have nothing to do with me. – Pregnant Aalya discussing her belly Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

Two quotes for this day

“And among His signs is that He created for you, of your kind, spouces, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you love and mercy….

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel Digg this post Recommend…

Neruda

is my favourite poet, and this is my favourite of his poems. It was read to me when I was 22 and I was as moved to sadness then as…

Occupation 101

Forget what you think you know. And listen to the voices of the silenced majority. Open your minds and remember Malcolm X’s famed words: “…what I have seen, and experienced,…

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“It is good for a woman to keep her sense of humor intact and at the ready. She must see, even if only in secret, that she is the funniest…

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“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” – Rumi Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit…

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“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X, may he be resting in peace. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share…

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“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” -C.G. Jung Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share…

Two strong recommendations

.1. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Recommended by Katie (thank you) and a luxury to read. I can’t actually describe this book, per se, but rather merely communicate…

Quote of this day

“…..for a fraction of a second, we feel that our whole life is justified, our sins forgiven, and that love is still the strongest force, one that can transform us…

Quote of this day

“If you start thinking about other people’s faults, you’re just a fool. The point is to get rid of your own.” – Hamza Yusuf Purification of the Heart, CD 3…

Manning up

Manning up is a term used by men with regards to other men. When loosely translated, it means ‘stepping up to bat’. It’s important to note that ‘manning up’ doesn’t…

Mumism

“Oh look, there’s an interesting movie on tonight. It’s called A (space) Lice In Wonderland. How odd.” Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr…