Also, I something noticed today. There’s a post going around that is referenced as a quote from the Prophet (PBUH) and the thing is…it’s actually one of Mohamed Zeyara’s Facebook statuses.

I know I’m guilty of reblogging stuff that is inaccurate, but we really should check if something is credible before we pass it on.

Just a thought. Anyways, I hope these last few days of Ramadan are easy for you all Insha’Allah.


Sorry guys. I’m not ignoring you. I have a lot of stuff to reply to. Just gotta sit down at some point and go through it all.

And yes, there will be a video coming soon Insha’Allah!


Q
honestly curious, why does it offend you?
Anonymous
A

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子 EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

Not a fan of Scarlett at all. Especially after that whole Sodastream ordeal.


palestina:

Bolivia Representative to UN wearing the Palestinian Keffiyeh at the UN Session during the discussion of the Israeli aggression on GAZA.

palestina:

Bolivia Representative to UN wearing the Palestinian Keffiyeh at the UN Session during the discussion of the Israeli aggression on GAZA.

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iamzaaz:

Beautifully, captured. Adroon sher, Lahore.

iamzaaz:

Beautifully, captured. Adroon sher, Lahore.

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idemandliberation:

brazilia:

Vittorio Arrigoni (4 February 1975 – 15 April 2011)

Was an Italian reporter, writer, pacifist and activist. worked with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the Gaza Strip, from 2008 until his death.
Arrigoni maintained a website, Guerrilla Radio, and published a book of his experiences in Gaza during the 2008–09 Gaza War between Hamas and Israel.

إنت فلسطيني يا أخي 

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Don’t hire me. I’ll waste your ink.

Don’t hire me. I’ll waste your ink.


Q
The Hirbawi Keffiyeh factory is the only Palestinian factory that still produces them please support them
Anonymous
A

Here you go anon…


Q
do you know a good place to buy a keffiyeh online? preferably being sold by Palestinians or Muslims?
Anonymous
A

Sorry, I don’t. I got mine from my Palestinian friends. Maybe some of my followers can answer that?