Nelson Mandela condemns US plans to invade Iraq -
"And if there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America."
Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children. — Nelson Mandela
Here’s is what Mandela had to say about political violence:
"There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks on an unarmed, defenceless people. And I think that the time has come for us to consider in the light of our experience … whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate."
But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. — Nelson Mandela
(Source : manhandled)
(Source : thewildhavewon, via biggestboomtheory)
Despite the violence and the eventual prohibition on the (open) sale of alcohol and bars in Pakistan in April 1977, Pakistanis never did stop drinking.
In fact according to many surveys, cases of alcoholism grew two-fold in the 1980s and so did cases of death and disease caused by tainted whiskey (‘moonshine’).
Illegal and shady breweries producing cheap whiskey for the consumption of those from the working and peasant classes were not a new phenomenon in Pakistan.
But when alcohol was legal in Pakistan, bars, cafes and liquor stores kept and sold alcoholic beverages from established breweries. These produced whiskey, vodka, gin and beer brands that came with various price tags.
For example, a bar or a liquor store would store both expensive brands, as well as inexpensive ones, but both would come from established breweries.
After the ban however, when liquor stores were only allowed to sell their products to non-Muslims, prices of alcoholic beverages skyrocketed.
Though the beverages were still in the reach of upper and middle-class Pakistanis who drank, drinkers from the working and peasant classes could not keep up with the rising prices.
They began to squarely depend on liquor being produced by the shady moonshine makers and many poor and working-class Pakistanis continue to lose their lives due to the tainted and underprepared whiskey (Katchi Sharab) produced by illegal brewers.
However, over the decades, and with Pakistan continuing to face the ever-growing issues of religious and sectarian violence, burgeoning crime rates and political and economic upheavals, alcohol as a burning moral issue has greatly receded into the background.
Though it is still banned, it is easily available in ‘wine shops’, some restaurants and from bootleggers, especially in the Sindh province and its capital, Karachi.
What’s more, Pakistan’s oldest and largest brewery, Murree Brewery, continues to do roaring business and is one of the biggest tax-paying set-ups in Pakistan.
(Source : dawn.com)
Anonyme a demandé: What does Islam say about women who want to work? Is it different if its out of need or just her own wish. Do women have to get permission from a man? Are they not allowed to leave their house with out their permission? Please answer with solid proof. Thank you.
well, the prophet married an independent woman who was a trader. the gender roles were reversed and it was a woman who provided livelihood for the man. there were other women in his household who played the role of ambassadors, nurses during wars, and also military leader in one case. the prophet’s daughter fatima worked hard alongside her husband ali to provide for the house when times were though in medina.
you cannot reduce it to permission. it depends on social and economic contexts. if a household needs a woman to work and earn money so that the family can be fed, no husband in the right frame of mind will prevent her. refusing a woman to work come from luxury - if a man has wealth that his house doesn’t need another bread earner, he’d be in a position to run his rule over women much easily.
Mashallah for all the art and stunning buildings, but let’s not forget that the so-called Muslim golden age was pretty repressive and ugly as well.