I am a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew and a Buddhist too. If you don't like it, then this place is not for you, but as long as you don't force your beliefs on anyone, you're welcome to join in, it doesn't matter if you're a liberal, a republican or just simply you.
Here we go again folks, yet another "art project" causing a stir in the Dutch-Muslim community.
Iranian Dutch artist Sooreh Hera seems to be prepared to take the heat for producing "artwork" which she claims is a provocative approach to religious norms with regards to homosexuality. The Expo is due to be launched on December 15 at The Hague Museum.
The museum director claims that he selected Hera's work purely based on artistic value, he had no idea that the masks she used were meant to represent Mohamed and his son-in-law Ali. Now he wants to reconsider his decision.
Take a look at her video and see for yourself. (NSFW)
Is that what they call artwork?
I think it's pure garbage, meant to insult and anger Muslims in general, plus it presents the gay community in a very negative confrontational way.
The Hague Museum refused to exhibit Hera's images depicting "Mohamed and his son-in-law Ali" after all, but on the other hand, the Gouda Museum is now expressing interest in exhibiting Hera's work without censorship.
I'm working on a collection for PEACE and I was hoping you could join me in this little project too. Don't worry, the only kind of contribution I'm hoping to get is your PEACE of mind.
Will you join me in catching PEACE in action?
Alright folks, can anybody please tell me, if we all want peace in the world, then how come it's not the primary goal in our lives? Why isn't peace the main focus on every politician's political agenda? Why is there so much trouble in the world?
I personally believe the answer is within ourselves as individuals, as we are all responsible by either directly or indirectly contributing to the mass-evil that rules the world, with our bottled-up anger which occasionally explodes as a result of circumstances having a negative impact on our personal lives.
Peace and love go hand in hand, but so does anger and hate. It's up to us to let one rule over the other and it's up to us to figure out which of these concepts we want to rule our world.
If peace is within our hearts and minds, it will find ways to come out if we give it a chance. But if it's anger that resides within us, that too will eventually come out, mainly to cause war and destruction, affecting not only our personal lives, but extending to everyone we touch, including the ones we love.
Remember that so-called gay wedding in Morocco we talked about a while back?
Well, the story has been getting an awful lot of hits for about a week now and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why all this sudden attention considering that it's old news. I did a few searches every day but I couldn't find anything new until now. Does any of this make sense to you?
The gay who has recently got married and celebrated his marriage with music , dancing and drinking alcohol , as you will see in the video below, is a famous figure in the small ,conservative city of KSAR EL KEBIR ( THE PARADOX HERE IS THE MAYOR OF THE CITY IS AN ISLAMIST AND MEMBER OF THE PJD ( the Moroccan islamic party ).He is a bootleger and a notorious gay but ,well, as long as he is not a devout moslem, everything is fine with him….The dying moroccan economy needs him to boost gay tourism in a region known for its poverty…
A wedding for a well-known gay man in Morocco ended with the colorful 'bride' behind bars, along with five other wedding guests, and sparked riots and calls for authorities to clamp down on gays in Moroccan society.
The Court of First Instance in the northern city of Al-Qasr Al-Kabir, where the wedding took place, handed down jail sentences to six people who participated in the lavish wedding ceremony, including the 'bride', Fouad, a well-known gay man who sells alcohol for a living.
The identity of the groom is still unknown, press reports said Monday, but a full investigation is underway.
Moroccan gays were recently allowed to found their own organization, which demands equal rights for homosexuals and aims to combat all forms of discrimination.
An Iraqi man tells his story about how difficult it has become for Iraqi singles to find love because of sectarian hatred in Iraq. He talks about how Venus TV is providing a dating service to help Iraqi singles connect by displaying their text messages on the TV screen.
It has never been easy for a divorced man to find a new wife in Iraq, where many people view people who have divorced with suspicion and disdain. It has become harder since the war, something I discovered when I stepped up my quest for love and bumped up against the religious hatred that has taken over many Iraqis' lives.
It all began after a distressing conversation last month with a good friend, who warned me that no father would approve of his daughter marrying someone like me, a divorced man with a 5-year-old son.
"You are not trustworthy enough to marry a girl, because you are divorced and have a child," my friend told me in a scornful tone. "If someone agreed to let you marry his daughter, it would be as a favor."
His words were crushing because I know they are true. I am 33, well educated and employed, but I have been rejected by many traditional Iraqi women's families because of my marital status. Now, because of the sectarian tensions caused by the war, I also have to worry about being rejected by Sunni women because I am a Shiite.
America's newest magazine to sell sex........uhhh I mean, to help people from the Middle East satisfy their urges, has recently been launched:
Wilders is aspiring to reshape the world into "Dein Kampf" vs "Mein Kampf" with his sequel to Ayaan Hirsi Ali's controversial film "Submission". He says all he wants to do is prove that the Koran is a fascist book. Dutch parliament fears that his movie will set the world ablaze if Wilders doesn't respect other people's religious beliefs and what's regarded as sacred according to their religions. The movie is due to come out in January.
Dutch member of parliament Geert Wilders is working on a provocative tv movie on the Koran. It is Mr Wilders' next step in his fight in what he sees as deadly islam. He recently pleaded for a ban on the Koran, which he calls fascist. Wilders compared the book to Hitler's Mein Kampf. The politician says his film shows similarities with Submission, a film made in 2004 by Theo van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Mr Wilders does not want to reveal what the film will be like. "Let people go and see the movie," he told the Telegraaf morning daily. As yet it is unclear who will be screening the movie. Mr Wilders says he is negotiating with a television station, but if necessary he will air the film in the programme slot he has been allotted for his party political broadcasts. Or he could make it available via the internet. Dutch public broadcasters say they are unaware of the film, which is to appear in January. The Column production company that made Submission is not involved in the plan.
Reaction The Dutch cabinet is worried about Mr Wilders' plans. Both the Interior and the Justice Ministries have alerted Wilders to the risks he is taking with his film project. The Justice Ministry says it has taken measures in case there should be international uproar after the movie appears. The ministry emphasizes that Mr Wilders is free to express his opinion.
"Frankly, I think women should be in the driver's seat. Society and relationships work better that way," he said. Shirakawa likes to wear his girlfriend's clothes and often shows up for work wearing her blouse and jeans, to the general approval of his co-workers.
Hirayama said: "For young men, wearing women's clothes has almost become a status symbol - a confirmation of being slim and pretty and, therefore, desirable. Young women, on the other hand, are less interested now in looking beautiful for the benefit of young men. They dress up for themselves, for their own satisfaction."
Two Malaysian professors have invented a method that can determine whether food is halal or not within an hour. They've introduced their test kit at the inventors and innovation convention in Brussels this week.
Every who knows me can testify that I don't subscribe to partisan politics, like it or not, I am and have always been centrist. I'm amused every time a reader comes marching in, either here or via email, throwing all kinds of labels at me, sometimes calling me a right-winger just because I'm anti-jihad and pro war on terrorism or a leftist just because I'm pro choice and equal rights, including that of homosexuals. Sighhh....as if I'm not entitled to my own opinions.
Well now, I'm glad Ibn Kafka tagged me with this little test so we can all address a few misconceptions and have a little fun with it.
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -2.25 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.23
So there you have it folks, but remember.....proof or no proof, you are still entitled to have your own opinion about me and this blog regardless....just keep it to yourself, thank you! (j/k)