*goes through own blog*
damn, hella cool blog
*goes through own blog*
damn, hella cool blog
The psychological effect Israel’s war crimes have on Palestinian children is rarely talked about. Israel says ‘you teach your children to hate’ but they will never tell you that they kill so many parents. They deprive so many Palestinian children of a father, a mother, someone to help calm their fears.
The top photo is of a relative of Ibrahim Mansour, 26, who was killed by Israeli soldiers as he was collecting gravel to sell from his donkey cart, during his funeral in Gaza City today, February 14, 2014, and the bottom photo is of his son at the hospital morgue yesterday.
Never forget the children of Palestine. Never forget their struggle of growing up.
(Photos: Suhaib Salem / Reuters)
euo:Images like this were too controversial for an Oakland gallery.
Images that were part of an exhibit of art by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The images were supposed to be shown at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, but the show, entitled A Child’s View from Gaza, was cancelled on September 8.
The Berkeley-based Middle East Children’s Alliance stated in a news release that “there was a concerted effort by pro-Israel organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to pressure the museum to reverse its decision to display Palestinian children’s art.”
This verse holds so much meaning to my life!
The shape and proportions of this fursuit is just awesome.
Pictured above is Ronald Reagan meeting with members of the Afghan Mujahideen, even comparing them to who he deemed to be the epitome of heroism, the Founding Fathers and dedicating a space shuttle to them, the latter is Osama Bin Laden plastered on a UK newspaper and labelled a hero.
Only a short twenty something years ago were these individuals regarded by Western political leaders as the beacon of the East and heroic companions in the fight against Soviet-led hegemony. These men were personally trained and bankrolled by CIA personnel for over a decade. Now, in 2014, we see Western superpowers embroiled in a multi-trillion dollar war in East/North Africa, parts of the Middle East and Central/Southern Asia, which has led to hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths, economic decline of various nations and long-term destabilization. Nothing changed about the mujahideen, who later devolved into the Taliban, nor has Al-Qaeda altered in any dramatic capacity. They still retain their core tenets. The only thing different is they no longer serve as accessories to US imperialism in the same capacity.
Too many Americans, too many Westerners and sadly even too many Muslims themselves catch a curious case of historical amnesia relating to this topic.
Its time to stop using Islam as the focal point of discussions relating to post-Cold War deployment of militant insurgency. I’m tired of the dishonesty that’s plagued so many discussions, both to blame and defend Muslims. Its been over 12 years since 9/11 and most still aren’t willing to be honest about the mechanisms that led to the event. When I see conversations about how only a small fraction of Muslims account for the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, all I see is a compromise; people yet again positioning Islam as the epicenter of the discourse, which completely misses the point and even teeters on a dangerous line of scapegoating.
As people who come from these regions deemed terrorist, we need to be wholeheartedly rejecting this line of logic. Instead of stating that only a handful of Muslims are actually terrorists, we need to eliminate Islam from the equation altogether. Because its easy for liberals to relegate and degrade complicated imperial warfare initiated by their government to basic adages about how there are bad apples in each group, but its not easy to state that “terrorism” as its largely defined amongst contemporary neoliberals, is about politics, about the interests of empire, about what there is to gain from keeping geopolitically strategic regions destabilized, about the US capitalizing on internal conflict in Central Asia and members of the mujahideen, who otherwise wouldn’t have had the mobility and expansion into various regions that they do now. Its about global superpowers exploiting political factions when it can benefit them and employment of degrading propaganda to invade the same regions when it doesn’t. Its about Western hypocrisy. That should be the rebuttal when Islam is put under scrutiny.
This is a creation of the West, nothing more. Don’t forget that and don’t allow others to either.