Islamic State

Two “DAESH” terrorists have detonated a bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan killing at least 61 people and injuring 207+ people (at the time of writing this). While my heart is with the people of Germany at this terrible time, please do not forget the victims of terrorism in Muslim majority countries.

We are all human beings, the victims are someone’s son, daughter, brother, sister, father, mother, friend, etc. We are all suffering, we are all hurting.

We must all stand together and stand defiant against these cowards. They are not Muslim, they are not human and on the day of judgment they will be punished accordingly.

Trust in Allah, and may he grant the highest level of Jannah to all victims of terrorism. May he ease the suffering throughout the world and give sabr to us all.

Also, if you are in Kabul, please give blood as it is desperately needed at this time! May Allah bless and protect you all 💙

—  jade yasmina.

So if all lives matter then why is there almost no media attention for 250+ Iraqis dead in ONE suicide bombing but round the clock coverage of 80+ dead in Nice. Not trying to take attention away from the lives lost but there’s a clear hypocrisy in the way our leaders will be so quick to proclaim that “all lives matter” when poc are being killed but they clearly value the lives of white people when they’re killed.

One tragedy doesn’t need to diminish another. You can stand with Paris, you can stand with Yemen, you can stand with Lebanon, you can stand with Syria, you can stand with Iraq, you can stand with Nigeria, you can stand with Libya, you can stand with BlackLivesMatter, you can stand with the University of Missouri, you can stand with Palestine, you can stand with South Korea, and the South Sudan, we can stand with refugees, we can stand with Muslims, and you can stand with all of them at the same time. You can care about all of them. We don’t need to play “oh you didn’t mention this, or this was worse” competitions with human suffering. It’s sickening, this is not a fucking game, this is the actual loss of human life.

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Palmyra - Syria

Take a good hard look because all this is about to be destroyed!

Known as the ‘Venice of the Sands’, the ancient city of Palmyra dates back to at least the second millennium BCE, it’s even mentioned in the Bible & the Talmud.

It was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1980.

Between the first & third century CE the city became very wealthy & prosperous as a leading trading centre after caravan traders from across Syria & the Roman & Persian empires used it as a station for their caravans. It was an important stop on the Silk Road.

Thanks to the prosperous economy the Palmyrenes were able to construct major projects including Hadrian’s Gate (first picture, it was visited by the Roman emperor Hadrian in 129 CE), the Roman theatre (third picture), the temple of Ba’al (fifth picture), & other important temples & monuments.

At its peak the city had over 200,000 inhabitants making it one of the largest cities of its time. The majority of its inhabitants were Arameans, Arabs, & Amorites with Greek, Roman, & Jewish minorities. The main languages spoken were Aramaic & Greek in the Palmyrene alphabet.

Palmyra was at one point one of the greatest civilizations in the world. It’s an immensely important cultural & historical site not just for Syrians but for humanity as a whole.

Palmyra is an archaeological global city & the international community has a responsibility to keep its artefacts in Palmyra where it belongs & defend it against ISIS” - Maamnoun Abdulkarim, director-general of the Syrian directorate of antiquities & museums

The city was seized by ISIS on May 20th 2015, they have pledged to destroy the city & all its historical sites & heritage. Unless the city is quickly retaken from ISIS it will be destroyed just like the Assyrian/Mesopotamian/Babylonian artefacts & ancient sites in Iraq!

Damage to the heritage of a country is damage to the soul of its people and its identity” - Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO 

theguardian.com
Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities
Khaled al-Asaad, 82, interrogated by militants for a month before he was murdered in the ancient city of Palmyra
By Ian Black

This man was tortured as a result of his refusal (That’s what interrogated means when we’re dealing with barbarians in case you’re not aware). This is an extraordinary level of courage, an extraordinary level of respect and commitment for the past. A past that Asaad so dearly wanted to protect.