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It is utterly cruel to keep him in captivity so that he cannot leave to go anywhere!

http://5magazine.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/mordechai-vanunu-מרדכי-ואנונו-a-story-about-violation-of-human-rights/

Viva Palestina reaches its goal to Gaza in a convoy bringing aids like wheelchairs that would not be available to the needy there after the onslaught of Israel on Gaza. It is particularly of importance to note what he said about Tony Blair, a non-representative of Britain but the people are, this group after their perilous journeyare. He ends with the slogan, ‘We are all Palesatinians…’

Another very significant fact remains that BBC said not a word about this great achievement as many believe it is ZBC!

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22182.htm

Just received this message. Anyone can attend it, I presume but please contact them just in case!

zarinaspeaks.wordexpress.com

From: Palestinian General Delegation

Sub: Commemoration for the Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

The Association of the Palestinian Community UK

Commemoration for the Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

7 pm on Thursday the 9th of October 2008

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8 7NX

zarinaspeaks:

I cannot comment further as GLOBAL PEACE is what my blog is for

Originally posted on Simerg - Insights from Around the World:

The following is a selection of comments received from readers in response to Simerg’s recent posts concerning Syria, namely:

LETTERS

Ya Ali Madad:

Friend, brother… I have so much pain in my heart, I can not write… my tears are bigger than my chances to talk. [We] are united and together to face the barbarism!

Abd an-Nur al-Gharib

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Being an Ismaili Muslim, we all have done bayah of the Imam of the Time and this means we are spiritual children of Mawlana Hazar Imam and he is our father and mother, which connects all murids around the world as Ismaili brothers and sisters.

My deep prayers, wishes, dua, bandagi, and concern for my brothers and sisters in Syria. May our beloved Hazar…

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zarinaspeaks:

Thanks for this most moving collections of Palestinian mothers’ heroism. Do Israelis have ears and eyes to view these?

Originally posted on My Palestine:

“The most beautiful of all mothers is she, who waited for her son, and he returned a martyr… she cried two tears and flower and did not sit alone in a corner in the mourning clothes.”

Palestinian women © google images Palestinian women © google images

Mariam, Aisha, Dam Il-Izz, Fatma, Sabha, Ahlam, Taghreed, Nawal, Dalal, Leila, Asma’, and thousands others… These are the sacred names that embody the land, the resistance and the promise of return. They are as scared as the olive tree that stands tall in the face of occupiers, faces them all and survives while they decay, steadfast and ancient, deeply rooted in the land. They are as sacred as the freedom fighter’s gun that is directed towards the occupying colonizer, teaching us that rights are not given but are taken, that justice will prevail. They are as sacred as the poppy that flourishes every spring, watered by the blood of…

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I write with a heavy heart and share the author’s insight.

Originally posted on Simerg - Insights from Around the World:

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Salamiyah and surrounding areas shaded in yellow. Map: Adapted from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please click for enlargement. Salamiyah and surrounding areas shaded in yellow. Map: Adapted by Simerg from a map produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please click for enlargement.

LETTER FROM PUBLISHER

In a special post on January 30, 2013, we had mourned the death of numerous members of the Jamat who were brutally killed in Salamiyah, Syria, by suicide bombers. Simerg had paid tribute to these Jamati members with a thoughtful poem (republished below), and sincerely hoped and prayed that peace would return to Syria.

For those not familiar with Ismaili history, the groundwork for the establishment of Fatimid Caliphate over a thousand years ago was laid in Salamiyah — such is its importance and place in Ismaili history. The 11th Imam, al-Mahdi, set out from Salamiyah in the late  ninth century for the long 3,500km caravan journey to Sijilmasa in North Africa, as a first…

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They seem so happy and well settled in this part of the globe in Canada’s second large city.

Originally posted on Simerg Photos:

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Photo: Muslim Harji

Editor’s note: Montreal, Quebec, has by far the largest population of Ismailis from Afghanistan of any city in the Western world. Numbering in their thousands, one is often left wondering on major cultural and religious festivities, whether one is really in Montreal or in Kabul!

A few years ago, I visited the vibrant city for Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Salgirah on a cold and snowy December evening. The challenge of driving the difficult 180 kms from Ottawa was at once put to rest as I set foot inside the centre where the celebration was being held. The joy in the heart of the Jamat was palpable. I was welcomed with smiles and Salgirah Mubarak. The spirit of happiness of the Jamat filled the hall.  “How might the Navroz experience be?” I had often wondered, considering the particular significance of the New Year in the lives of millions of inhabitants of Iran and several countries in…

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Exclusive Photo Essay: 2015 Navroz Celebrations in Montreal.

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Professor Arkoun’s loss is honoured by H H Aga Khan IV.

Originally posted on Ismailimail:

Professor Mohammed Arkoun (1928-2010)  is regarded by many as the foremost figure in Islamic studies teaching at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, UK for 20 years.

To honour his memory, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan has created the GBP 100,000 “Mohammed Arkoun Doctoral Scholarship.”

– Touria Yacoubi Arkoun

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan & Professor Mohammed Arkoun - Institute of Ismaili Studies & Foundation for Peace Between Cultures

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zarinaspeaks:

A wealth of material we wouldn’t have found had it not been for the Editor of http://www.simerg.com

Originally posted on Simerg Photos:

I. THE ROTUNDA: GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVILIZATION

A photo of the dome of rotunda at the USA Library of Congress. The mural acknowledes countries which have contributed to the development of civilization including. Judea for religion, Greece for philosophy, Rome for administration and Islam for physics. Created by artist Blashfield, Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) between 1896 and 1900?. Credit: Library of Conbgress. A photo of the dome of rotunda at the USA Library of Congress. The mural acknowledges countries which have contributed to the development of civilization including, Judea for religion, Greece for philosophy, Rome for administration and Islam for physics. Created by artist Blashfield, Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) between 1896 and 1900?. Credit: Library of Congress.

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II. PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

His Highness the Aga Khan

A portrait of the 48th Ismaili Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan. Credit: Library of Congress. A portrait of the 48th Ismaili Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan. Credit: Library of Congress.

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Kedive of Egypt

 H.H. Hadji Abbas Helmi II. Kedive of Egypt at Madina surrounded by a band, group of men with rifles and railroad train. Lithograph, color print created approximately in 1910.  Credit:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA . H.H. Hadji Abbas Helmi II. Kedive of Egypt at Madina surrounded by a band, group of men with rifles and railroad train. Lithograph, color print created approximately in 1910. Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA .

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British Propaganda

British propaganda poster intended for Chinese Muslim audience. Poster showis portrait of Imperial Governor Schnee, copy of a letter by him, in German, directing the suppression of Islam in Africa, and two photographs of Fort Mosi (Moshi, Tanzania?) where the letter was found by the British. The Chinese text of the poster explains the anti-Islamic activities of the Germans. Date created: 1918. Credit/Repository: Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA British propaganda poster intended for Chinese Muslim audience. Poster shows portrait of Imperial…

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