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Anonymous asked: yeah but hijabi girls SHOULDN'T be dancing in a video like that

kanyewesticleandthepeasants:

no

no actually you need to stop

don’t tell me “i disagree with hijabis doing this and this” when you’re fine when muslim dudes do it, when non-hijabi muslim women do it, when muslim children do it, when literally every other type of muslim in the video is doing it.

you’re not pissed off about it being unislamic or unholy or whatever

you’re pissed off because it’s something you, personally, don’t like seeing a hijabi do

don’t put hijabis on this “other” category as if at the day - God is gonna put all us hijabis in one corner and all non-hijabi muslims in another corner and go ”ah you were dancing in that pharrell video. that’s haram. oh wait…but you weren’t wearing the hijab…nvm you’re good now. ajir. ajir for all.”

like get out of here

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taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh

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If the person goes into the salah and then turns away (his heart turns away, his mind or thoughts turn away), Allaah Ta’ala, says, ‘O My servant, where are you going? To something better than Me?’
Ibn al Qayyim (RA)

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tendertough:

wandatinasky:

wandatinasky:

kushitekalkulus:

Stories that are never seen or heard of by the general population.

Jabbar Gibson is also currently serving a fifteen year bid in federal prison for cocaine possession.  i couldn’t track him down in the system, but if anybody can, it would be cool to get his mailing address out there for prisoner support reasons.

here’s Jabar’s contact info:
Jabar Gibson 29770-034
USP Pollock
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock, Louisiana 71467
 
and here’s a guide to writing a prisoner letter for those who have never done so before

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tendertough:

wandatinasky:

wandatinasky:

kushitekalkulus:

Stories that are never seen or heard of by the general population.

Jabbar Gibson is also currently serving a fifteen year bid in federal prison for cocaine possession.  i couldn’t track him down in the system, but if anybody can, it would be cool to get his mailing address out there for prisoner support reasons.

here’s Jabar’s contact info:

Jabar Gibson 29770-034

USP Pollock

U.S. Penitentiary

P.O. Box 2099

Pollock, Louisiana 71467

 

and here’s a guide to writing a prisoner letter for those who have never done so before

re-reblogging for contact info + support

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One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years

stay-human:

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.

"The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1," said a spokesman, "but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis."

Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000. Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.

One thousand five hundred and eighteen. Children.

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allmymetaphors:

i used to be scared that i would never make a man fall in love w me because i’m too outspoken/aggressive/interested in radical feminist politics/independent, but then i realized that the kind of man who would rather I keep quiet and nod my head is not the kind of man i would ever let touch me or look at me or associate with me 

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pippipcheeriopeasants:

momo33me:

Tom Hurndall was a peace activist and an aspiring photojournalist. His photographs, alongside his journals, bear witness to the often terrible, sometimes uplifting, events he saw and experienced while living among families in Iraq, in a refugee camp in Jordan, and in the Gaza Strip. It was there on 11 April 2003 that he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier while attempting to rescue a child who had been pinned down by gunfire. He died nine months later in hospital in London.RIP

Nooo nooooo nooo :(