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Bat Kid Patrol Shenanigans

From sunset to sunrise is a long time. These patrol shenanigans are bound to happen:

•Chicken fights begin on the roof tops of Gotham. Steph on Tim’s back, Cass on Jason’s, Damian on Dick’s, and Duke on Bab’s. When they’re feeling particularly daring(or bored) they have piggy back races from roof top to roof top. The fun evidently ends with someone nearly falls off a roof.
•Someone buys a cake(most likely Steph or Jason) and all eight bat kids find a spot on a secluded roof to wolf down the mammoth of a chocolate cake. Back at the manor, they nearly pass Alfred’s attentive eye till he catches an icing smear across Stephs gloves. Steph is now on a temporary suspension from the cake eating club.
•Girls vs boys dance competitions. The score gets real tough to judge when Dick and Barbara get real into it. We’re talking epic sprinkler and moon walks. Jason nearly fell off the roof he laughed so hard.
•With what each of the bat kids has been through, it’s rare any of them can scare one another, but that doesn’t persuade them from trying. A jump scare or a deranged mask usually gets a laugh. Each kid has tried new and clever ways to get a scream out of one another. No trick has worked till one night someone(no one has stepped up) scared Damian so bad, you could have heard his scream from across the block. It’s safe to say non of the kids have and will ever let him live that one down.
•It’s not a secret that Bruce keeps a close eye on all the kids durning the night, so it has became a well kept secret amongst the bat kids of how to sneak junk food into patrol. The heist mostly consists of two groups, one to distract Bruce and the other to run into a local convenient store and buy a full bag of sugary sweets. Gummies or anything high in sugar was banned from the Wayne house after Tim and Duke went on a sugar high and sang A Whole New World as they swung through the streets.
•Hand stand contests begin on the edge of rooftops during snack brake. Dick always wins. Tim is the first to go down, usually because Jason or Damian knocks his balance off.
•Speaking of snack brake… The kids regularly drop by Micky D’s by taking a walk through the drive threw, where they always get free food.
•And still speaking of snack brake… Slushies on the clock tower is a regular tradition. The bat kids come together as a collective and walk into the nearest gas station to load up on two slushies each(cause, you know, where does one get the energy to run over roof tops and fight bad guys?). But they were caught and banned by Bruce from all gas stations when the security footage was aired on national news tv.
•Jason found two abandoned water guns on the river bank. He than proceeded to spray every member of the bat family(except Selina) with the putrid river water. It didn’t end well for him when he got Babs in the eye. Let’s just say he’ll be feeling it in his nads for a couple of weeks.
•It’s kinda a known secret that the police HQ roof is a hot spot for “bat family sightings.” An Instagram fan page was made by an
anonymous Gothamite, which started an “unofficial competition” amongst the bat kids of who could be featured the most on the page.
•Steph created a snapchat account called the Night Birds. With her smart phone she followed each member of the bat family around, capturing spotlight moments. Some of these moments were of Jason making sarcastic kissing gestures that were directed at Dick; Damian slipping on a rain slick roof and loudly cussing in Arabic as he lands on his butt; Dick doing a perfect pirouette with Cassie(both in their uniforms on top of the clock tower); Dick, Duke, and Tim singing and jigging out to Beyonce’s Single Ladies that Dick had turned up on full volume on his phone on top the police station(an amused Gordon and an unimpressed Batman stand in the background); and Tim and Jason having an overly dramatic sword fight with two katanas they stole from Damian(the next video is of a Red Hood and a Red Robin laughing hysterically as they run from a raging Robin).

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I've been asked to audition as a terrorist 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars I'm done
I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the industry. My first film job at the age of 14 – Steven Spielberg’s Munich – featured me as an Islamic terrorist’s son. Needless to say, that was an explosive introduction into showbusiness.

“Moonlight needs to win Best Picture. Not only because it is a cinematic feat that is to La La Land what Frida Kahlo is to paint-by-numbers, but because it sends an urgent message. A message that we’re ready to empathise with any story, no matter how far away they are from us, and how much they defy our systemic misconceptions.”

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Every year since 1976, on March 30, Palestinians around the world have commemorated Land Day. Though it may sound like an environmental celebration, Land Day marks a bloody day in Israel when security forces gunned down six Palestinians, as they protested Israeli expropriation of Arab-owned land in the country’s north to build Jewish-only settlements.

The Land Day victims were not Palestinians from the occupied territories, but citizens of the state, a group that now numbers over 1.6 million people, or 20.5 percent of the population. They are inferior citizens in a state that defines itself as Jewish and democratic, but in reality is neither.

On that dreadful day, in response to Israel’s announcement of a plan to expropriate thousands of acres of Palestinian land for “security and settlement purposes,” a general strike and marches were organized in Palestinian towns within Israel, from the Galilee to the Negev. The night before, in a last-ditch attempt to block the planned protests, the government imposed a curfew on the Palestinian villages of Sakhnin, Arraba, Deir Hanna, Tur'an, Tamra and Kabul, in the Western Galilee. The curfew failed; citizens took to the streets. Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as those in the refugee communities across the Middle East, joined in solidarity demonstrations.

In the ensuing confrontations with the Israeli army and police, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed, about 100 wounded, and hundreds arrested. The day lives on, fresh in the Palestinian memory, as in 1976, the conflict is not limited to Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but is ever-present in the country’s treatment of its own Palestinian Arab citizens.

The month following the killings, an internal government paper, written by senior Interior Ministry official Yisrael Koenig, was leaked to the press. The document, which became known as the Koenig Memorandum, offered recommendations intended to “ensure the [country’s] long-term Jewish national interests.” These included “the possibility of diluting existing Arab population concentrations.”

Israel has been attempting to “dilute” its Palestinian population - both Muslims and Christians - ever since.

the situation is as dire as ever. Racism and discrimination, in their rawest forms, are rampant in Israel, and are often more insidious than physical violence. Legislation aimed at ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Israel is part of public discourse. Israeli ministers do not shy away from promoting “population transfers” of Palestinian citizens - code for forced displacement.

you will never feel safe
walking in our streets
on our pavements 
you came
stole our lands
destroyed our houses
chopped off our trees
killed our children,women and men
you tortured us
physically and mentally
and no matter how many times Jerusalem will be claimed to be yours 
it will never be, you know it and we know it
we are enemies
we dont want peace
so many of us died
it wont matter if more of us will
if that will give us back our country; 
stay scared, we bite

anonymous asked:

are u even arab to be using the word habibi, habibi

No, but your Arab ancestors invaded our lands and expanded their influence and so it became part of our vocabulary, habibi

يوما ما ،، قبل ١٢٠٠٠ سنة ،، 

وهو ذات الحد الأدنى .. للعمر الحقيقي لأبو الهول ،،

كانت الجزيرة العربية ، وافريقيا ، إبّان تلك الفترة ..

هكذا ،

تغيّر كل شيء ،، في حدث واحد كبير ، 

وليس على مراحل زمنية طويلة ..

ما الذي رفع منسوب المياه بهذا الشكل الكبير ؟
هل ذاب أحد الأقطاب الثلجية في تلك الفتره ؟ 

هل اقترب القمر من الأرض ؟ 

هل ،، خسف بأرض كبيره الأرض بعد زلزال وسقوطها في البحر رفع مستوى المياه ؟ 

ما الذي حصل ؟ 

الله اعلم ،، لكن ،، يبدو أنه كان حدثا كبيرا 

الغريب في الموضوع ، ان ذات المكان تقريبا 
احتوى حادثة فلق موسى للبحر .. 

و .. 

حادثة أهل الفيل .. 

ويبدو أنها رمزية شديدة الجمال ،، 

عن قصة اصحاب الجنّتين . 

،،، 

:)

anonymous asked:

I have no idea what the Israeli and Palestinian conflict is about and everything I read is confusing as hell. Could you fill me in if you don't mind?

Alright, I’ll be as brief as possible.

  • Jews existed in ancient Israel.
  • Area was occupied by outside forces. Many Jews were expelled. Jews from then to this day talk about going back to our homeland. We even have a special song we sing at Pesach (Passover) about going back to Jerusalem the next year. Every year. It’s a thing we do.
  • Ottoman Empire eventually took over. Lands were given/sold to landowners that lived outside of the area, and rented to farmers, the land sparsely populated by some Jews, poorer Arabs that came to farm and Bedouin.
  • Diaspora Jews talked more seriously about going back home due to culmination of antisemitism from outside.
  • Arabs encouraged to move there, with a massive spike of Arab immigration through the 19th century. Also Jews started going.
  • Jews started buying bits of land. I.e. Tel Aviv was founded in 1909, with 60 lots of land purchased by a Dutch man on behalf of Jews, since there was an Ottoman law forbidding Jews to buy land.
  • British Mandate took over the area (and beyond) after defeating the Ottomans, with part of the mandate about helping to give a land to Jews.
  • (Grand Mufti at the time loved Hitler. Enough said.)
  • Arab attacks against Jews increased, Britain thought it would be a good idea to partition the land between Arabs and Jews to stop violence.
  • Britain handed over the area to the UN, because they couldn’t keep control, with Jews attacking over not allowing Holocaust survivors to go there, etc.
  • Jews called “Palestinians,” Arabs rejected the name.
  • UN thought a two-state-solution would be a good idea, too. Jews agreed. Arabs didn’t.
  • Modern Israel was formed.
  • Some Arab states banded together to invade. Many Arabs living in the area left because they were promised that the Jews would be defeated quickly. Awkwardly, they lost. That’s the so-called “Nakba.”
  • The three years following that, thousands of Jews were expelled from Arab countries because Sore Losers. That isn’t a “Nakba,” somehow.
  • More wars because Israel exists. 
  • Sudden rebranding of Arabs to call themselves “Palestinian.” Ancient Jewish archaeology doesn’t count when it comes to Jewish ties to the area, but the descendants of Arabs that emigrated to the area from the 19th century are magically proof that Arabs have always been there. Also the mosque that was built on top of the ancient Jewish Temple.
  • No Jews allowed to live in “Palestinian” controlled areas, but over 20% of Israel’s population is Arab. This means that Israel is an “apartheid state,” but Gaza and the West Bank aren’t because of… reasons.
  • UN talks about how evil Israel is practically every week so Arab nations can shake hands and pretend that they’re doing good despite abusing and oppressing their own people. Yay, Islam, boo Jews.
  • Western states shy away from recognising terrorism against Jewish-Israelis and Israel as a whole because Arab states are “Boo, Jews,” and Arab states have two things: money and oil.
  • “Days Of Rage” are promoted in the West Bank and Gaza over everything from Israel saying, “If you attack us, we’re going to step up security,” and “You have to be arrested if you throw rocks at cars to try and injure people.” Also not giving non-Israelis the same rights as actual citizens because “oppression.”
  • “Palestinian” leaders talk about how great it is to kill Jews, allow TV shows for kids to talk about killing Jews being a good thing, pay salaries to Arabs that kill (or try to kill) Jews, do the whole “We hate Jews” song and dance in Arabic, yet are shocked and talk about how they’re Peace’s number one fans in English and are totally against terrorism and pro-being nice to Jews. Lots of people – including some Jews – somehow believe them and support them. Incredible.
  • Actual people living under the “Palestinian” leadership are poor due to the leadership’s massive corruption, are told to never deal with Israel whilst their leadership hops over to Israel for medical treatment, because the leadership continually blames Israel for everything to give them a scapegoat to keep oppressing their people instead of actually bothering to help them. Strangely, the charity money given to said millionaire leaders is a great incentive to keep pushing the anti-Israel message so their people don’t notice how well they’re being fucked by those that claim to care the most about them. Genius business model.

TL:DR; Jews want our homeland with non-Jews living in it to be peaceful so we can do our thing, which makes a lot of Arabs foam at the mouth. 

Oh, and said piece of land is just a little bigger than the US state of New Jersey.

I know.

Israel belongs to the Jewish people because there’s no such thing as Palestinians, they’re just Arabs and there’s tons of Arab lands says the white European living in North America.

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Arab Legionnaires guard the landing ground at H4 pumping station on the Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline in Transjordan, as Gloster Gladiators of No. 94 Squadron RAF Detachment refuel during their journey from Ismailia, Egypt, to reinforce the besieged garrison at Habbaniyah, Iraq. On arrival at Habbaniyah these aircraft formed No. 1 Flight of ‘A’ Squadron for operations against the Iraqi rebels.

The rhetoric about a massive Arab presence being overrun by “invading Jews” is dispelled by Mark Twain, who visited the area (Israel) in 1867 and wrote in his book, “The Innocents Abroad”:

“We traversed some miles of desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse… We never saw a human being on the whole route… hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”

The vast majority of Arabs came to Israel after the early Zionists pioneers began to rebuild the land, thereby creating modern infrastructure and economic opportunities, which attracted Arabs from both surrounding territories and far-away Arab lands.

At the time, Jewish residents of Palestine were considered “Palestinians,” whereby the Arabs were officially referred to as Arabs. The “Jerusalem Post” newspaper was called the “Palestine Post,” and the Jewish Agency-issued postage stamps read “Palestine.” As far as the Arabs were concerned no political entity called Palestine existed.

But that is all past history. The Arabs, in their decades-long war against Israel’s very existence, have succeeded in convincing the world of a Palestinian Arab identity deserving of their own state. So that’s the reality today, and we are trying to deal with it in a way that satisfies both world opinion and the security requirements of the citizens of Israel.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

noasaurus  asked:

Hey just in case you're curious what an actual Jewish person thinks; Muslims and Jews aren't natural enemies. The actions of a tiny fraction of Muslims don't represent core concepts of Islam any more than the actions of some Christians represent core concepts of Christianity. Is there antisemitism in the Muslim community and on the Left in general? Certainly, but that doesn't represent the views of every single Muslim. I'm tired of gentiles using us as a means to attack vulnerable people

I’m tired of apologists like yourself using “not all Muslims” to excuse a hugely disproportionate problem with Islam. You act as if it’s only a tiny percentage of Muslims who hold these views yet you ignore the fact the top 16 countries with the highest rates of antisemitic views are all Muslim countries, you ignore Muslims are more than twice as likely to harbor antisemitic views than any other religion, you ignore the fact 16 Muslim countries strictly forbid Jews from entering, you completely ignore the fact more Muslims than any other religion deny and mock the Holocaust, you ignore the fact that violent crimes against Jews across Europe are mostly committed by young Muslims

You ignore the fact more than a thousand Jews were killed in anti-Jewish rioting in Muslim countries which has led to mass exodus of almost a million Jews from Arab countries, you completely ignore research has found that 47 percent of Muslims in the UK stated that they hold “unfavorable” views of Jews compared with 7 percent of the population as a whole; that 28 per cent of Muslims in France hold unfavorable views of Jews compared with 13 per cent of the population generally; and that 44 percent of Muslims in Germany hold such views compared with 20 percent of the population generally, you completely ignore the fact antisemitism is spread all over Arabic news and media, it’s being taught all throughout mosques and it’s ingrained in Muslim families and history, you completely ignore the fact that right now every single neighbor of Israel is a Muslim country who are all hellbent on destroying Israel and killing every last Jew. These are entire nations, not just a small minority ffs.

You may have a case by saying a fraction of Muslims are actually butchering and hunting Jews but how the fuck can you sit there and say that only a tiny fraction of Muslims hold these views so we should never talk about it and if we do, then it’s an attack on “vulnerable people”. Are you kidding me? The evidence is right there, what the fuck is wrong with you? You do realize there’s more Muslims in the world than just the ones who go to your university and who tells you how awesome Islam is, right? Muslims and Jews aren’t natural enemies? Have you ever read a history book? What kind of Jew are you? You don’t even know your own history? You don’t even know what’s happening in Israel? Or are you just choosing to ignore it along with everything else because it shows Islam isn’t quite as peaceful as your Muslim friend tells you? Well, it seems like somebody needs a history lesson. 

Muhammad traveled to Medina in 622 to attract followers to his new faith. When the Jews of Medina refused to convert and rejected Muhammad, two of the major Jewish tribes were expelled and in 627, Muhammad’s followers killed between 600 and 900 of the men, and divided the surviving Jewish women and children amongst themselves. The Muslim attitude toward Jews is reflected in various verses throughout the Quran. "They [the Children of Israel] were consigned to humiliation and wretchedness. They brought the wrath of God upon themselves, and this because they used to deny God’s signs and kill His Prophets unjustly and because they disobeyed and were transgressors" (Sura 2:61). According to the Quran, the Jews try to introduce corruption (5:64), have always been disobedient (5:78), and are enemies of Allah, the Prophet and the angels (2:97­98).

The traditional concept “dhimma” (“writ of protection”) was extended by Muslim conquerors to Christians and Jews in exchange for submission to the Muslims. People subjected to Muslim rule usually had a choice between death and conversion, but Jews and Christians who adhered to the Scriptures were allowed as dhimmis (protected persons). This “protection” did little to insure that Jews and Christians were treated well by the Muslims. On the contrary, an integral aspect of the dhimma was that, being an infidel, he had to openly acknowledge the superiority of the true believer the Muslim and pay Muslims “tributes” (jizya), as a yearly tax, symbolized the inferiority of the Jews and Christians. Muslims also forced Jews to wear yellow badges, setting a precedent that would be followed centuries later in Nazi Germany.

Later the inferior status of Jews and Christians was further reinforced through a series of regulations that governed the behavior of the Jews and Christians. They were forbidden to criticize the Quran, Islam or Muhammad, to proselytize among Muslims or to touch a Muslim woman (the scary part is they still practice this today.) Jews and Christians were excluded from public office and armed service and were forbidden to bear arms. They were not allowed to ride horses or camels, to build synagogues or churches taller than mosques, to construct houses higher than those of Muslims or to drink wine in public. They were not allowed to pray or mourn in loud voices as that might offend the Muslims. Jews and Christians were not allowed to give evidence in court against a Muslim and his oath was unacceptable in an Islamic court. To defend himself, Jews and Christians would have to purchase Muslim witnesses at great expense. This left them with little to no legal recourse when harmed and attacked by a Muslim.

When Jews were perceived as having achieved too comfortable a position in Islamic society, antisemitism would surface with often devastating results: In 1066, Joseph HaNagid, the Jewish vizier of Granada was crucified by an Arab mob that proceeded to raze the Jewish quarter of the city and slaughter its 5000 inhabitants. The riot was incited by Muslim preachers who had angrily objected to what they saw as inordinate Jewish political power. Similarly, in 1465, Arab mobs in Fez slaughtered thousands of Jews leaving only 11 alive, after a Jewish deputy vizier treated a Muslim woman in “an offensive manner.” Other mass murders of Jews in Arab lands occurred in Morocco in the 8th century, where whole communities were wiped out by Muslim ruler Idris I, North Africa in the 12th century, where the Almohads either forcibly converted or decimated several communities, Libya in 1785, where Ali Burzi Pasha murdered hundreds of Jews, Algiers, where Jews were massacred in 1805, 1815 and 1830 and Marrakesh, where more than 300 hundred Jews were murdered between 1864 and 1880. And most recently in the 1940s where more than a thousand Jews were killed in anti-Jewish rioting in Muslim countries which has led to mass exodus of almost a million Jews.

Decrees ordering the destruction of Jewish synagogues were enacted in Egypt and Syria (1014, 1293-4, 1301-2), Iraq (854-859, 1344) and Yemen (1676). Jews were forced to convert to Islam or face death in Yemen (1165 and 1678), Morocco (1275, 1465 and 1790-92) and Baghdad (1333 and 1344). Jews during the 19th century in Muslim countries of North Africa were forced to live in ghettos and Muslim children participated in the degradation of Jews, throwing stones at them and harassing them and Jews were only allowed to work as shoe shiners. The frequency of anti-Jewish violence increased and many Jews were executed on charges of apostasy. Ritual murder accusations against the Jews became commonplace in the Ottoman Empire. The attitude of the Muslims toward the Christians and the Jews is that of a master towards slaves, who he treats with a certain lordly tolerance so long as they keep their place. Any sign of pretension to equality is promptly repressed. 

This is still happening right now. It’s not only history but it’s still very real and very current and people wonder why Islam gets called the primitive religion. Their hatred of Jews, gays and women is brushed off as “not real Muslims” when it’s impossible to make it any clearer that this is real Islam, as it always has been. Sure, many Muslims have been Westernized enough to adopt our laws and values but you’re completely failing to understand these Muslims do not make up the majority. You look at countries such as Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan and almost 100% of their Muslims admit they don’t like Jews. But sure, tell me again there’s no natural tension between Jews and Muslims, keep telling me what a tiny minority antisemitic Muslims are. You’re a fucking disgrace.

March 30th, 2017, will mark the 41st anniversary of Land Day in Palestine.

On 30 March 1976, thousands of people belonging to the Palestinian minority in Israel gathered to protest Israel’s plans to expropriate 60,000 dunams of Palestinian-owned land in the Galilee. In the resulting confrontations with the Israeli army, six Palestinians were killed, hundreds wounded, and hundreds jailed. In the intervening years, those events have become consecrated in the Palestinian memory as Land Day.

After years of military rule and political docility, Land Day 1976 was the first act of mass resistance by the Palestinians inside Israel against the Zionist policy of internal colonization, a systematic process of expropriation that had reduced Palestinian land ownership from around 94 per cent of all territory in pre-1948 Palestine to less than three per cent in what is now considered to be Israel.

After years of quiet ostracism by the PLO and the Arab states, Land Day reaffirmed the Palestinian minority in Israel as an inseparable part of the Palestinian nation.

And this day today, resembles unity between Palestinians no matter where they are across the globe over the struggle and fight for the land. 

Morocco Population 2017: 35,235,562

The majority of the population lives west of the Atlas Mountains, which protect the country from the Sahara. The commercial center and most populous city is Casablanca with about 3 million residents, although the political capital is Rabat, home to 1.4 million. Other major cities include the gateway city of Tangier, the religious center of Fez, and the tourist center of Marrakech.

Morocco is a young country with 27% of its population under the age of 15, 18% between 15 and 24, 42% between 25 and 54, 7% between 55 and 64, and just 6% 65 years and older. The median age is 27.

The vast majority of Moroccans are Sunni Muslims, primarily of Arab-Berber, Arabized Berber, Berber, and Nigero-Congo ethnic background. The country itself was inhabited by Berbers since at least 5,000 years ago, while Arabs conquered the land only in the 7th and 11th centuries, when the area was inhabited mostly by indigineous Berber and Romano-Berber peoples. Arabs & Berbers currently account for 99% of the population. While indigenous Berbers make up the majority of the population, there is a small minority that identifies as Haratin or Gnawa, black, or of mixed race. The Jewish minority, which numbered 248,000 in 1948, has decreased to about 5,000. Most of the estimated 100,000 foreign residents in Morocco are French; France is home to the largest number of Moroccans outside of Morocco. Before independence, Morocco was home to more than 500,000 Europeans.

Morocco has a comparatively high life expectancy of 76 years with a fertility rate of 2.17 children born per woman. It’s projected that the population will haven risen to 42 million by 2050.