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Unto each person exists a view of the world, which is that person's reality. This is Our reality, Our world. Read it, and weep. "inna naHnu-l-a'lam."
Sometimes, one line in a blogpost will jump out and grab one's attention by the throat.
Compassion obviously eludes Ann Coulter, who openly mocks Cindy Sheehan, a grieving mother who sacrificed her only begotten son so that the peace movement may live.
"Moslem" has been used in English to refer to "Muslim" for quite some time. Muslims get a little upset when people use "Moslem" as the proper word is "Muslim." But Muslims are jumping the gun a bit. "Moslem" is not an English corruption of "Muslim."
According to Yahoo! News, GIs have been cleared of any charges regarding collateral damage at Ishaqi. The probe regarding the same by Marines at Haditha is still open.
He also said victims' relatives turned down a request by U.S. investigators to exhume the victims' bodies for forensic tests.
We have been quite disturbed by reports of civilian casualties by the hands of US Marines in Haditha, Iraq.
According to Yahoo! News:
The nation can best honor the dead by "defeating the terrorists. ... and by laying the foundation for a generation of peace," Bush said.
In Our culture, dogs are considered to be unclean animals. Outside of the fact that in Pakistan dogs are mostly stray rather than pets, dogs are considered to be unclean according to Islamic law. It is said that angels will not enter a home wherein there is a dog. Furthermore, prayers offered in an impure area are invalid; dogs, as a source of impurity, make roomes and homes impure. These are some reasons used to justify not keeping dogs as pets.
Being diabetic (type I, also known as insulin-dependent, diabetes) does not often concern Us. It is only when applying for jobs with The Government that We begin to regret it. Being diabetic limits Our options: for a number of positions it is an automatic disqualifier. For example, We cannot join any branch of The Military. Civilian positions may be open to Us, but they may be because if the position is overseas, We may be disqualified for the same reason We cannot join The Military.
This post by tgslTakoma is a very interesting one. We have often heard of protests by anti-war activists. We have even heard of counter-protests. But this post informs the reader of a number of very interesting points:
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