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Wild Bill For America Arrested In Canada For "Smuggling Hate Speech" On His IPAD....here is Bill's video report on what happened.

55 min 18 sec ago

Published on 25 Jun 2017: Smuggler Bill’s Canada Blues  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwaMpTLUmX0

June 24 2017
AMERICAN SPEAKER ARRESTED AT CALGARY AIRPORT FOR SMUGGLING HATE SPEECH ON HIS IPAD. Upon Arrival at Calgary Airport Wild Bill of America, also known as William Finlay, a popular author and speaker was arrested for carrying hate speech on his ipad. What? What prompted such a search to begin with?

He was invited to speak at an event at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza coordinated by Joey De Luca of WCAI. Makes more sense now…

A special event permit for the event was denied by Calgary’s Department of Recreation, according to an article by CBC News, “on the basis that your organization, and messages it espouses, are hateful.” But event spokesman, Jeremy Phillips, responded on FaceBook “We are going to march downtown and show the biased city officials that we will not be silenced. It’s all about standing up for our rights and freedoms.

News of William Finlay’s arrest was relayed to friends via Facebook message and we were tagged in a shared message within an hour of the arrest. It read “Was arrested at the airport for ‘smuggling hate speech’ on my iPad. Don’t know how this is going to turn out… really appreciate prayers and support of my friends.”

Finlay served as a Navy Corpsman with the Marines before becoming a career law enforcement officer, serving as both a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Deputy Sheriff. A public speaker, frequent guest on radio talk shows, YouTuber and blogger, Finlay says his “mission in life is to encourage and strengthen America’s faith in God and Country. It is not politicians, but individual Americans with the courage to speak out who will keep freedom alive in the USA. He was asked to leave Canada and is now back in the USA.

WCAI and Palestinian born Saudi raised Toronto resident and controversial agitator Sandra Solomon teamed up over the last couple months endorsing one another and created a disruptive ruckkus defying the city and the mayor over a number of events they planned this weekend all documented by ARC below.

Calgaryians in general then questioned their safety in the downtown area due to media attention and WCAI’s defiant facebook messages regarding the Mayor of Calgary. Police issued a press release on the matter.

Competing rally groups expected in the down town core included Antifa and Al Quds Day Ramadan Celebrations dedicated to wanting Jews and Israel removed from the Middle East. Jews are discriminated against by Islam and not even allowed to enter a number of Islamic Countries. WCAI was to protest Al Quds for this reason. Antifa was to protest WCAI as a hate group. Police did what they could to work with all involved.

Although they lost their headline speaker and plans for the event on the 24th due to no permit both have repeatedly stated they will not allow anything to stop them. Resourcefully now using the existing permit and reputation of a Street Pastor in Calgary on Sunday June 25th who seems to be behind them on this.

We and others have experienced negative affects of Solomon and Deluca’s targeting and boundary crossing, bullying and slander first hand when expressing disagreement with their actions and thus have clear insight on how this situation developed. Its our opinion they are not victims in this and brought much on themselves, possibly even on Wild Bill. They do insist on getting what they want and can steamroll, notwithstanding whom it may affect or how, often causing some mayhem in the wake. Tactics we denounce. Much of this hoopla could have been avoided with a more balanced, mature and peaceful approach.

BACKGROUND INFO: The situation was documented by ARC in numerous articles as it unfolded. See this link.
http://anti-racistcanada.blogspot.ca/2017/06?m=1

Recent media
Branded Hateful by Officials Anti Islam Group Plans To March Regardless of Permit
http://www.cbc.ca/…/anti-muslim-coalition-against-wcai-phil…

Calgary Police Brace For Controversial Rallies this Weekend
http://ow.ly/S6IE30cPh3l

Current Canadian Criminal code on Hate Speech Section 319
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/e…/acts/C-46/section-319.html

See The Speech That Wild Bill was going to give here:

Published on 25 Jun 2017

This is the speech I was to give in Canada. The cops read the script and ARRESTED ME FOR HATE SPEECH……..watch and decide if this is hate speech.  https://youtu.be/sZUmYQYDaw8

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Wie is Ahmet Koç?!??

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Another social media stunt? Justin Trudeau attends Toronto Pride wearing 'Eid Mubarak' socks

1 hour 34 min ago

Adam Taylor

Justin Trudeau took part in Toronto’s Gay Pride parade, with the prime minister’s official photographer Adam Scotti there to mark only the second time that a Canadian leader has marched in the country’s largest LGBT event.

One photograph by Scotti – shared widely on social media – shows Trudeau crouching down to high-five a young girl dressed as Wonder Woman and holding a rainbow flag. As many quickly noted, Trudeau had got into the sartorial spirit, too – by wearing a pair of multicolored socks.

Wonder Woman welcomed the boss to @pridetoronto earlier today #toronto #yyz #prideto #pride2017 #torontopride

A post shared by Adam Scotti (@adamscotti) on Jun 25, 2017 at 2:52pm PDT

Trudeau’s unusual choices in foot attire have already been celebrated. (He wore socks adorned with “Star Wars” characters while meeting his Irish counterpart on May 4). But his Pride socks carried a subtler political message. Text on the socks read “Eid Mubarak,” honouring the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, which coincides with Gay Pride this year.

A woman holds an Eid Mubarak and Happy Pride sign during Toronto’s annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25

The socks are made by the Toronto-based Halal Socks. Trudeau had previously pointed to them at an event to mark the end of Ramadan. The message was also apt for Toronto Pride, where this year’s theme was inclusivity, with indigenous activists and other minorities playing a prominent part in the parade. According to the Toronto Star newspaper, Trudeau wished the crowd a happy “Pride Mubarak,” recognizing the dueling events taking place that weekend.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau greets parade spectators along with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Trudeau, a member of the Liberal Party, has pushed themes of tolerance and multiculturalism since becoming prime minister in November 2015, publicly embracing issues such as Syrian refugees while other world leaders shied away from him.

While Trudeau was largely praised for his socks on social media, some on the right criticized him and noted that in many Muslim-majority countries LGBT people can face persecution. Even some liberal-leaning supporters voiced criticism, arguing that it was another social media savvy-stunt from a leader whose policies haven’t lived up to the hype.

The Canadian prime minister is now half way through his term and has recently suffered a dip in his approval ratings, though Trudeau’s numbers remain relatively high compared to similar polls of other leaders, including President Trump.

Prime minister Trudeau was joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory at the front of the parade at Yonge and Bloor

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Ali al-Omar: Message on the Occasion of “Eid Al-Fitr Day 2017”

1 hour 45 min ago

Ali al-Omar (a.k.a. Abu Ammar or Babi Ammar Taftanaz) is is the general commander of the Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya (Movement of the Free Ones of the Levant, more commonly referred to as Ahrar al-Sham) . . . ‘Al-Omar and his family come from the area around the large market town of Taftanaz, located 11 miles northeast of the city of Idlib in Syria’s northwestern governorate of Idlib . . . Taftanaz has historically been a site for the recruitment and mobilization of militant Islamist organizations that seek to overthrow the al-Assad government by force, both under Hafez al-Assad and Bashar al-Assad. Further, al-Omar has a longstanding familial connection to the militant Islamist movement against the Assad regime. Reportedly, his family was associated with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood that actively contested the government of Hafez al-Assad in the 1970s and early 1980s’.(1)

(1) Nicholas A. Heras, “In Brief: A Snapshot of Two Rebel Commanders Vying for Survival in Damascus Governorate (Free)” Militant Leadership Monitor ,volume: 7, issue: 12 (11 Jan 2017). https://jamestown.org/brief/brief-snapshot-two-rebel-commanders-vying-survival-damascus-governorate-free/.

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Eid Al-Fitr

1 hour 53 min ago

The holy month of Ramadan has come and gone :( and as sad I am to see it pass, I know that it was a month well spent. Eating together with my family, serving community members that came by every Friday, and praying (whether it was by myself or with a group of people). But what I really enjoyed the most were nights spent just reconnecting spiritually by engaging in prolonged meditation sessions, reading the quran, and making silent prayers for all my family, friends, and loved ones.

Now a new Islamic month has sprung upon us and that is the month of Shawwal. But wait!!! Before we do, Muslims around the world must mark the transition with a feast, a party, a gathering, a CELEBRATION! It’s time for Eid Al-Fitr :D Click here to read about this time of year means to Muslims.

In the spirit of Eid, I wanted to include international images of people celebrating this occassion. I selected these photographs from articles on SBS, Al Jazeera, MSN, and Express.

I would love to wish all the Muslims our there a very blessed Eid Al-Fitr <3 Hope it’s a beautiful time spent with loved ones and a time used to reflect upon your lives and everything Allah has gifted us with.

Enjoy!!

epa06049419 Ivorian Muslims pray in a mosque during the Eid al-Fitr Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 25 June 2017. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the three day festival marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, known as Eid al-Fitr, set to start 25 June, with prayers, having early breakfast, and gatherings with family and friends. EPA/LEGNAN KOULA Imam Souleimane Konaté, left, leads worshippers in Eid Al-Fitr prayer Sunday, June 25, 2017 in New York. Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday celebrating the conclusion of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.) A child watches as men take part in prayers during the Eid in Excel event, in association with the Al-Khair Foundation, at ExCeL London, which is London’s largest Eid celebration.. Picture date: Sunday June 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

 

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My Name Is Red

2 hours 3 min ago

Oh, why was I there at the window just when Black rode my on his white steed? Why did I open the shutters intuitively at that exact moment and stare at him so long from behind the snowy branches of the pomegranate tree? I can’t tell you for sure.
from Orhan Pamuk “My Name Is Red”(Translated by Erdağ M. Göknar)

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Calling a Woman a "Skank": The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2 No. 16

2 hours 19 min ago
In The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2 No. 16, the Insect Queen wears revealing clothing: a low-cut bl
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Untuk Hamba yang Sadar Akan Dosa

2 hours 19 min ago

Ya Allah aku memohon ampunan-Mu

Kutengadahkan kedua tanganku pada cahaya

Aku menangis dan menangis. Air mataku menangis dan tangisanku pun menangis

Segenggam tanganku seolah bersimbah darah

Tak ada yang mampu menyelamatkanku kelak melainkan Engkau!

Hanya padaMu pagi hingga senjaku bergantung

Terangilah jalanku Wahai Tuhanku!

Terangilah jalanku! Sungguh diriku dalam kekeliruan

Entah hendak kemana lagi melepas kerinduanku

Tepian pantai tak lagi berair yang memuaskan dahagaku

Dengan kasih sayangMu Wahai Tuhanku!

Inilah dosaku dan inilah taqwaku

Wahai Tuhanku! Inilah jalanku yang berlumur maksiat

Dengan kasih sayangMu Wahai Tuhanku!

Sungguh jalanku dipenuhi kesalahan

Aku tak lagi mampu melihat karena dosa yang telah menggelapkan jalanku

Walau begitu… aku tak akan pernah berhenti berharap padaMu

Engkau mengampuniku ataupun tidak, aku tak akan pernah berhenti merayuMu Wahai Tuhanku!

Sungguh aneh orang yang mengenalMu namun mereka mencintai yang lain

Sungguh aneh orang yang mendengar panggilanMu namun mereka menunda-nunda

Ya Allah! Janganlah Engkau cabut kasi sayangMu karena keburukan yang kami miliki

*dari video youtube akun ijma’83 berjudul “Maafkan kami ramadhan”
Link asli video

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My Name Is Red

2 hours 34 min ago

Hush and listen to how I developed such a magnificent red tone. A master miniaturist, an expert in paints, furiously pounded the best variety of dried red beetle from the hottest climes of Hindustan into a fine powder using his mortar and pestle. He prepared five drachmas of the red powder, one drachma of soapwort and a half drachma of lotor. He boiled the soapwort in pot containing three okkas of water. Next, he mix throughly the lotor into the water. He let it boil for as long as it took to drink an excellent cup of coffee. As he enjoyed his coffee, I grew as impatient as a child about to be born.
from Orhan Pamuk “My Name Is Red”(Translated by Erdağ M. Göknar)

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Saudi native deported after trying to forcefully convert people to Islam in Goodwill store | Fox 59

3 hours 14 min ago

MUNCIE, Ind. — A former Ball State University student accused of threatening shoppers at a Muncie Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam has been deported.The Muncie Star Press reports Wednesday that Khalid Sulaiman Bilal, 24, was sent back to his native country, Saudi Arabia.Delaware County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Eric Hoffman filed a court motion this week to dismiss battery, resisting law enforcement and other charges against Bilal because he was deported.

Source: Saudi native deported after trying to forcefully convert people to Islam in Goodwill store | Fox 59

 

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Trump won't hold Eid al-Fitr dinner 

3 hours 20 min ago

GET THE FULL STORY  Photo credit: The White House from Washington, DC – The 2017 Congressional Picnic, Public Domain, Link
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A decadent civilization?

3 hours 42 min ago

Yesterday something remarkable happened. Bosco, our resident evangelical anti-Catholic stopped repeating his script and wrote:

No problem. I believe you. The world is like it is, no matter what we call it. We can jabber about it, but we cant do much to change it. Now, Europe has a immigrant problem. This is a game changer. The Europe of the 40s and 50s and even 60s is gone. Now its a shooting gallery, a killing field.Instead of being grateful, these muslims are running down the very people who let them in. Europe is in chaos. Trump is trying to keep them out of here, and that means the good ones with the bad ones. the good ones have to suffer because of the bad ones. Could this be the beginnings of Jacobs troubles? The muslims are raging all around Israel, but are largely leaving Israel alone. That is going to change.This is when Gods fury comes up in his face. I want out of here.

The old, shall we say, random spelling, and the same old script were both gone, and suddenly we saw something of the man behind the persona. There was enough of the old apocalyptic Bosco to stop me asking “who are you, and what have you done with Bosco?” – but the tone and content was serious. As well it might have been.

The Roman Empire into which Christianity was born was a civilization of license for the elite, and it has much in common with our own, except that here that license is for the many and not the few. We fail to reproduce at anything like the level needed to replace ourselves, and whilst the NHS spends millions on abortions, it also spends millions on IVF treatment, often for older women who have reached the age when their fertility was not what it was twenty years before. We do not join this up and suggest that ‘unwanted’ babies should be born and then matched to families who would want them; instead we kill them in the name of a ‘woman’s right to choose’, and in Europe at least, apart from some Christians, no one bats an eye-lid. For all the talk about ‘British values’, it seems that our school inspectors insist that gender ideology is taught in schools – or else. even Catholic schools adopt ‘gender neutral’ uniforms, despite the Pope himself, on this issue, speaking against the liberal tide. Dissent will, it seems, not be allowed.

Within this decadence, there are immigrant communities, some now in the third generation, who do have families, and who do have firm values based on their religion. When Bosco says that Muslims are ‘running down’ our society, I would qualify that by saying that what they are criticising is our decadence; many Christians would agree with the moderate Muslim critique that we have become a decadent society. A society which has no confidence in its own future, so does not reproduce, and which seeks it own pleasure first, and so aborts when convenient. That’s not to deny the hard cases, but it is to say they are very far from being the majority.

One of my youthful heroes was Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who received great acclaim in the West during the late Cold War period because of his status as a dissident against the Soviet system. He fell out of  favour in the late 1970s when, in 1978, he delivered a stinging cruitique of Western decadence in an address at Harvard:

Without any censorship, in the West fashionable trends of thought and ideas are carefully separated from those which are not fashionable; nothing is forbidden, but what is not fashionable will hardly ever find its way into periodicals or books or be heard in colleges. Legally your researchers are free, but they are conditioned by the fashion of the day. There is no open violence such as in the East; however, a selection dictated by fashion and the need to match mass standards frequently prevents independent-minded people from giving their contribution to public life.

A prophetic set of comments indeed. As an Orthodox Christian, Solzhenitsyn did not need to wonder what ‘values’ he supported, they were those formed by Christianity.

Many years before, in his The Idea of a Christian Society (1939), as well as other works, T.S. Eliot argued that the humanist attempt to form a non-Christian, “rational” civilization was doomed. “The experiment will fail,” he wrote, “but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time: so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the world from suicide.” He did not want society to be ruled by the church, only by Christian principles, with Christians being “the conscious mind and the conscience of the nation.” We are now well into that experiment, and it has failed. Only Christianity can redeem the times.

 

 

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Eid - What is it?

4 hours 32 min ago

Hello world.
Many people don’t know what eid is. Eid Al-Fitr or better known as eid is a islamic celebration after the holy month Ramadan. All muslims in the world celebrate this holy holiday. Often there is a difference between the eid day. Some people did celebrate eid Sunday and some celebrate it Monday. When you officially can see the moon the ramadan is over. You can break your fast, but there is more about eid than people know.

One of the most important things to do, is praying the special eid prayer. The pray isn’t an obligation, but is a very good thing to do. On the eid day muslims must pay the zakat and fitr. Zakat and fitr it’s like charity to the poor. After a whole month of fasting giving money to the poor is very important. In the whole month you had experience how it’s to be hungry.

The person who introduce the eid we know today was The prophet Muhammed. To lesson the muslims how the poorest people lives and how grateful we should be. I think It’s a beautiful gesture.
Maybe you had heard the phrase “Eid Mubarak.” It literally means to wishing you and your family a blessed holiday.

The traditions on the eid holiday is affected by cultural your background. I have a mix of Iranian and Afghan eid celebration traditions. In Iran the eid holiday is a very special day. Streets are filled with people and many people give away delicious food on the streets. Afghan Eid is all about new and pretty stuff. The Afghans are preparing the holiday very early. With Cleaning their house and buying new clothes. In eid many people give money to their kids. I still gets money on eid. It’s like christmas just for muslims. Eid is also all about family and friends, spending your time appreciating all of your joy.

My traditional hazaragi clothes.

That was a short explanation about eid. Hope you enjoyed and Eid Mubarak to everyone. Comment down below what you think about ramadan, eid or any kind of eid traditions.

 

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British Muslims and the need for safe spaces

4 hours 45 min ago

by Zain Dada and Zainab Rahim

You got a lot of societies and governments/
Tryin’ to be God, wishing that they were God.
– Mos Def

We emerge from within the fumes of a burning London building which has ripped into our sense of home. The criminal state neglect that led to the Grenfell Tower disaster last Wednesday and the post-traumatic aftermath have re-defined what it means to live in safety, to have a community, to hold onto faith.

Where grassroots communities have stepped in to do the work of the authorities, and to undo the long-term damage caused by their supposed protectors, these events have now entirely submerged the rhetoric of ‘British values’. “They’re like pigeon holes,” one woman said. Pigeon holes that were allowed to burn for 36 hours – now housing scores of dead people instead, their life’s possessions obliterated with them.

Not long after this, during our most sacred month and in the serene hours before dawn, we witnessed a violent attack on worshippers leaving a mosque. This news did not get the ‘critical’ terror alert treatment and slipped out of prime television debates, making it clearer to us that we must make space for ourselves, or otherwise remain nameless.

Consider other segments of our society who have been made nameless. Look at how we celebrated the homeless man who cradled a dying woman at the scene of the horrifying explosion in Manchester in May. We identified him repeatedly using this confining ‘homeless’ label, meanwhile failing to ask why homelessness is rising at an unprecedented rate, or why even working teachers are falling into this societal ill fate.

Prime Minister Theresa May has, up until now, been focused on giving her attention to the “single evil of Islamic extremism”. Stepping out of her Downing Street abode earlier this month, she elaborated in vague, yet pointed, language – the effect of which can only be described as toxic – by asserting that we need to have “some difficult, and often embarrassing, conversations” and that we must not be “separated, segregated communities, but as one truly United Kingdom”. Her words have inevitably fuelled the negative sentiments that have characterised the experience of British Muslims from across the spectrum for many years.

Indeed, government policy has pressed on with failing counter-terrorism schemes, even against the warnings of officials. UN special rapporteur Maina Kiai recently released a statement, saying: “The lack of definitional clarity, combined with the encouragement of people to report suspicious activity, have created unease and uncertainty around what can legitimately be discussed in public. It appears that Prevent is having the opposite of its intended effect: by dividing, stigmatising and alienating segments of the population.”

For anyone who identifies as a Muslim in Britain, these events and conversations have highlighted the rising need for cultural and media spaces for our varied communities. Actor and musician Riz Ahmed summarised the embattled feeling of being a young Muslim with the chorus from his 2009 song, ‘Sour Times’: “I’m losing my religion to tomorrow’s headlines.” His words have only gained more poignancy in the past few years.

Fascists, presidents, prime ministers, LBC presenters, the Guardian commentariat and even brands have had something to say – from blatant scaremongering to more subtle modes of alienation. The Sun’s erroneous piece on a Muslim bus driver “accused of fanaticism” cost the newspaper £30,000 in damages, and has been succeeded by almost a weekly stream of inaccuracies. Katie Hopkins’ now infamous diatribes against Muslims, minorities and migrants have come to define her career as an attention-seeking extremist with a mainstream platform.

There are more subtle forms of exclusion at play. Cultural industries continue to be woefully unrepresentative, paying lip service to ‘diversity’. A City University survey in 2015 revealed that 94% of journalists are white, as against 70% of the UK’s working population. Figures in London are even more stark, where 40% of the population is BAME, but just 5.4% of journalists according to Creative Access – and London is where 36% of the whole country’s journalists work.

In addition, the 2015 Writing the Future report investigating diversity in publishing found that more than 74% of those employed by large publishing houses and 97% of agents, believe that the industry is only “a little diverse” or “not diverse at all.” Muslim artists face specific difficulties, for example, the play Homegrown about the radicalisation of young Muslims was suddenly shut down during rehearsals in 2015.

In the face of these challenges, there have been inspirational individuals and groups coming together to provide important spaces for Muslims and wider marginalised communities. From the pioneering work of OOMK Zine and the powerful platform that is Numbi Arts to the transformative Voices That Shake, the unseen, often unpaid, labour of these organisations have done huge amounts for Muslim youth.

Inspired by their work, the Khidr Collective our intervention. A group of young Muslim artists and organisers looking to facilitate a space for communities, particularly young people, to speak and be heard. Named after ‘Khidr’, the wise ascetic in the Qur’an who leads the Prophet Moses through various difficult trials, Khidr’s symbolic presence as a source of wisdom remains ever relevant as a reminder to seek and unveil knowledge in places we might not expect.  

“As a collective we want to explore and celebrate our shared heritage as Muslims,” said Raeesah, aged 25 (writer and member of the Khidr Collective). “It’s about re-defining our histories that are so often narrated for us and clouded by ulterior motives in the process, be it within our communities or beyond. Being a channel and a means to educate Muslim youth of histories they might not be aware of or have access to, is at the core of this project.”

Our elders and the first generations to arrive in Britain weren’t offered space, but created it themselves. They found themselves in a foreign land working together as communities to build mosques and businesses. Today, much to the chagrin of many, from Wembley to Bradford, these communities are thriving. We hope to imbue this collective with those same values: if there isn’t room, you make room.  

“That’s what this zine is all about. A community of outlanders,” said Warda, 22 (writer and member of the collective). I may not get space to pray in a masjid peak jama’at time, but I got a two-page spread to show what being a Muslim woman means to me.”

We are producing a bi-annual magazine “for young Muslims, by young Muslims” seeking to re-address the imbalance. There is an urgent need for young Muslims to have the right resources and platforms of cultural production. This will not only be a chance to rightfully take our place in this exploited space and speak truth to power, but to also celebrate the joy in our communities which is so often unexplored. Beyond that, we recognise how exceptionally valuable our stories and experiences are, and we wish to enable conversations.  

We hope to make this a sustainable space of reprieve, joy and, inevitably, resistance.

So far, we’ve put together an incredible first issue, but we need all the help we can get to print it. That’s why we’ve decided to crowdfund for the project. Your donation will get you an edition of the zine and a ticket to our launch night on Friday 7th July 2017 at the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, London.

All work published on Media Diversified is the intellectual property of its writers. Please do not reproduce, republish or repost any content from this site without express written permission from Media Diversified. For further information, please see our reposting guidelines.

If you enjoyed reading this article, help us continue to provide more! Media Diversified is 100% reader-funded – you can subscribe for as little as £5 per month here or support us via Patreon here

Zain Dada is the co-founder of the Khidr Collective and poetry editor of the Khidr Zine. He is a writer and poet based in North London. His poetry can be found on www.wordsapart.blogspot.com. Zain is also a member of Decolonising Our Minds Society.

Zainab Rahim is a member of the Khidr Collective and the non-fiction editor of the Khidr Zine. She is also the joint editor-in-chief of a comment website called The Platform. Her writing focuses on arts and culture, local history and global politicsi. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @zainoted.

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Donald Trump ends celebration of Ramadan dinner celebration

4 hours 48 min ago

Finally Trump puts his foot down. We have been at war with Islam since the beginning of our Nation. Shades of what John Adams and Thomas Jefferson argued back at the time of the beginning of our Nation. Muslims were terrorizing our shipping lanes on what was known as the Barbary Coast. Capturing our sailors and ships. Appeasement? Or War? I include a small part of an earlier post of mine concerning it.

President Trump, who stayed over at the White House for the weekend, did not hold an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan. Instead, he issued a statement Saturday morning to celebrate the occasion, which marks the end of the holy month.

 

“On behalf of the American people,” President Trump said in the statement, “Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.”

Over the years, the dinners, attended by leaders of the Muslim community, foreign diplomats and members of Congress, have grown odd, given the nonstop Islamic violence spreading across the world. Ramadan brings even more terror as Muslim attackers are seen as martyrs during Ramadan, and supposedly win greater rewards in the afterlife.

And 2017 set a new record for terror attacks during Ramadan, which ran from May 26 to June 24. There were 174 Islamic terror attacks that left 1,595 people dead and 1,960 wounded, reports Religion of Peace.  H/T”Daily Wire

What Jefferson and Adams knew about Muslims that Progressives don’t

Adams wanted to pay ransom to secure the release of hostages. Jefferson said no more. Appeasement? Or war. It is good to review this piece of History at this time. Here tis a piece of it:

During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey’s ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress’ vote to appease. For the following 15 years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to 20 percent of United States government annual revenues in 1800.

Not long after Jefferson’s inauguration as president in 1801, he dispatched a group of frigates to defend American interests in the Mediterranean, and informed Congress.

Declaring that America was going to spend “millions for defense but not one cent for tribute,” Jefferson pressed the issue by deploying American Marines and many of America’s best warships to the Muslim Barbary Coast.

 

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I Love You but You Didn't Do the Reading

5 hours 24 min ago
Another rip-roaring week has come and gone in the offices of ILYBYGTH. Here are some stories you mig
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Mijn ramadan.

5 hours 41 min ago
Salaam Aleykoum, De ramadan zit er weeral op. Ik kan niet geloven hoe snel deze is voorbij gevlogen.
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ModestWear Collection A/W 2017 #Feminine #Power #Fashion

6 hours 13 min ago

 

Delicate Soul is a A/W 2017 couture collection that explores the theme modesty and elegant powerful women. Inner beauty comes from within an individual and expresses personality throughout clothing. The collection is inspired by modern architecture that focuses on silhouette shapes , colour and texture.

The long feminine dress like jacket coat is moulded with a stand collar, aline layered skirts and geometric panels to emphasise on the beauty of the women. The colour combinations is influenced by Sheikh Zayed Mosque which are whisper white and delicate cream creating a contrast vision through textured fabrics such as wool and mesh.

Luxurious ready to wear and evening wear collection is brought to encourage all women out there that being independent and feminine is a beautiful trait which can be expressed through high quality design clothing.

 

Made In Melbourne Australia!!

Empowering All women out there that Modest fashion is elegant and beautiful!

#BringBackModestFashion

 

 

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