September 12th, 2014
كم تنقصك من الروح أيتها البلاد المؤذية لتصيري بلادا بلا منازع و بلا أقنعة، بلادا كبقية البلدان، تحب ناسها وتكرم أحبتها من حين لآخر حتى لا تنساهم ولا ينسونها ? أيتها البلاد التي نكست كل رايات الفرح ولبست حدادها وانتعلت أحذيتها القديمة التي أذلت فرحتها، لا تكثري الدق، لم أعد هنا. فقد خرجت باكرا هذا الصباح ولم أنس أبدا أن أغلق ورائي كل النوافذ والأبراج، وأسدّ القلب للمرة الأخيرة، وأقسمت أن لا ألتفت ورائي، وقلت في خاطري ليكن، للحب ثمن وعلي أن أدفعه لتلبية نداء غامض في داخلي اسمه الجنون.
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September 8th, 2014

bloomandglow:

Finally had some time to take pics of our plant project.

Succulent + Cacti, lovingly arranged by hand and accented with Italian sea glass + terra cotta from the Amalfi Coast.

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randomhouseca:

Outdoor Reading Area Gallery

I’ve never wanted something so much in my life.

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September 5th, 2014

toqaahmed:

الحسين - شارع المعز

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mymodernmet:

French photographer Florian Beaudenon's series Instant Life offers a voyeuristic peek into the homes and lives of different men, women, and families, inviting viewers to inspect their belongings and behaviors from a bird’s-eye view.

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تاريخياً، أكثر الأشياء فظاعة مثل الحرب والإبادة الجماعية والعبودية لم تنتج بسبب العصيان ولكن بسبب الطاعة
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noor3amoor:

Malala Yousafzai should be respected on an individual level for her bravery, but always be critical of white liberals who co-opt her voice (1) to neutralize the importance and revolutionary potential of violent struggle, (2) to further their decontextualized, war-mongering, political, imperialistic (and islamophobic) agendas while (3) conveniently paying absolutely no attention to victims of U.S. aggression.

You need to ask yourself: why is it Malala on Jon Stewart and not Nabila Rahman, whose grandmother was killed in a CIA-operated drone strike for which no explanation or justification has been given? (As if there ever is any):

While Malala was feted by Western media figures, politicians and civic leaders for her heroism, Nabila has become simply another one of the millions of nameless, faceless people who have had their lives destroyed over the past decade of American wars. The reason for this glaring discrepancy is obvious. Since Malala was a victim of the Taliban, she, despite her protestations, was seen as a potential tool of political propaganda to be utilised by war advocates. She could be used as the human face of their effort, a symbol of the purported decency of their cause, the type of little girl on behalf of whom the United States and its allies can say they have been unleashing such incredible bloodshed. Tellingly, many of those who took up her name and image as a symbol of the justness of American military action in the Muslim world did not even care enough to listen to her own words or feelings about the subject.”

As described by the Washington Post's Max Fisher:

Western fawning over Malala has become less about her efforts to improve conditions for girls in Pakistan, or certainly about the struggles of millions of girls in Pakistan, and more about our own desire to make ourselves feel warm and fuzzy with a celebrity and an easy message. It’s a way of letting ourselves off the hook, convincing ourselves that it’s simple matter of good guys vs bad guys, that we’re on the right side and that everything is okay.

But where does Nabila fit into this picture? If extrajudicial killings, drone strikes and torture are in fact all part of a just-cause associated with the liberation of the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, where is the sympathy or even simple recognition for the devastation this war has caused to countless little girls such as her? The answer is clear: The only people to be recognized for their suffering in this conflict are those who fall victim to the enemy. Malala for her struggles was to be made the face of the American war effort -  against her own will if necessary - while innumerable little girls such as Nabila will continue to be terrorized and murdered as part of this war without end. There will be no celebrity appearances or awards ceremonies for Nabila. At her testimony almost no one even bothered to attend.

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September 4th, 2014

mysterious-blue:

sosuperawesome:

Jewelry by jerseymaids

عايزة من ده

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September 3rd, 2014

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