morocco is not an arab country

White men have been getting a bad rap lately. They are constantly told that they are the world’s oppressors and the world would be a lot better off without these problematic, potential rapists around. Other races and genders roll their eyes at them and say things such as “dear white people” in a tone that implies they’re going to explain their wrongdoings to them one last time. 

I never really thought of white males as anything extraordinary until everyone said it’s a terrible thing to be one. After looking it up, turns out they’re pretty great - maybe not “supreme,” but definitely a combination of race and gender we owe a lot to.

White men create and maintain the world’s most prosperous and desirable countries. Majority-white counties do an absolutely brilliant job at creating and maintaining the cleanest, safest, high-income, low-corruption, politically stable, and technologically innovative societies on the planet. They make up the top 10 most prosperous in the world and top 18 happiest, healthiest and most advanced. The only countries who are more prosperous than us are countries with even greater percentages of whites.

It’s no wonder a huge percentage of the planets population would jump at the first opportunity to come and live in one of these “white supremacies.” There are certainly a few major non-white first world exceptions out there who get ranked around the 20th mark for most prosperous (Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong) but these countries are primarily the way they are through adopting Western technologies and systems of government and laws. Immigration to these countries is also almost non-existent, while all the white majority countries are major migration destinations for non-white people around the world seeking a better life.

“White Supremacy”? It’s more like white competency than anything else. And competency is a virtue that should cherished and praised. Not derided.

White males make up only a tiny fraction of the population of the planet, but have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the vast majority of the world’s scientific, medical, and technological advancements for 500+ years. Japan, Korea, and China could very well still be lingering in a 13th century standard of living if not for increased contact with the West starting in the 1800’s, and western medicine has added decades to the average life expectancy of all races of people across the globe. Can’t live without your phone, computer, car, antibiotics, medicine, electricity, internet, eyeglasses, refrigeration, GPS, satellites and yes, even the toilet? White people say, you’re welcome. 

Now, I know what the racists are thinking. Sure, some white man innovations have been created for destruction, but for every V-2 rocket there is a Saturn V, for every attack helicopter there is a rescue helicopter, and for every nuclear bomb there is an asteroid in space which could be obliterated before it has a chance to destroy Earth. The innovations of white men have brought far more health and happiness to people around the world than their negatives, so cultural Marxists and all the “white privilege” brow-beaters are more than welcome to move to a Madagascar mud hut if they really can’t stand anything white or western. You aren’t going to be missed.

Cultural Marxists, feminists, and other poorly informed left-wing activists love to keep espousing that white males have historically been the most “violent” or the most “oppressive” race of men on the planet. However, this is entirely untrue. It is in fact Asians who have been responsible for the lion’s share of the highest death toll conflicts in human history, and the Japanese, Mongols, and Chinese are well represented in the four most deadly. Even today, where are the only places in the world who are still run by bloodthirsty dictators, where their people are so oppressed they can’t smile without being executed, where rape, slavery, killing gays and marrying children are legal? It sure as fuck isn’t coming from white people and that’s precisely why everyone ignores it. 

The big news media continues to push garbage claims that whites are uniquely racist above all others. On an even more ridiculous note, they may even claim that non-whites can’t be racist at all, because the world is a “white supremacy”. White majority countries all across the world are the most tolerant and the most accepting of living amongst people with different cultures and backgrounds, while countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia are deemed the least accepting. 

A recent study found that Jordan and India are the two most racist countries in the world followed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Zambia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong. But sure, keep telling us how racist and intolerant the United States is. Furthermore, only white majority countries take in huge numbers of immigrants and refugees, while the wealthy Northeast Asian countries (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan) scoff at such humanitarianism. Are you going to go to their airports and chant to let them in?

Also, let’s talk about slavery. Not only have left wingers and the mainstream media purposefully chosen to avoid any kind of discussion of the Arab slave trade, the slave trades of North Africa, Egypt, China, Pakistan, for example or even the slavery that’s still going on today. India has 18 million slaves, China 3 million, Pakistan 2 million, Bangladesh, North Korea, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Mauritania, Congo, Iran, Turkey, Egypt - all hold millions of slaves today but whites are told to feel guilty and ashamed because about 2% of white Americans owned slaves 200 years ago? White males have made more contributions to ending slavery across the world than any other group of people but they still get blamed as if they were the ones responsible for slavery. Every race has been on either side of slavery and yes, that includes white people once being slaves too. Africa started it, white guys ended it.

Britain abolished slavery throughout the British Empire with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, the French colonies abolished it in 1848, and the U.S. abolished slavery in 1865 with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Brazil was the last European colony to do so in 1888. Compare that to the far East, where chattel slavery was a legal part of Chinese culture until 1910 and slavery continued in much of the Islamic world well into the 20th century. It was gradually outlawed and suppressed in Muslim lands largely due to pressure exerted from western nations like Britain and France, you know, white guys.

Despite all the humiliation, browbeating, and derision that white males are experiencing in the west today, they have a reputation of brushing themselves off and continuing to get on with being the world’s inventors and peacemakers. Despite knowing that popular culture, hiring practices, and so many different media outlets and national institutions are against their wellbeing, they’re not the ones raising hell, starting riots or shooting five black police officers. They don’t waste their time with White Men’s Marches, they smile, go to work and continue to lead by example. 

Yes, while white men may have been behind a lot of the bad in the world, so has every other race. The difference is, they’re also behind pretty much everything that is great and vital to us today. That’s what happens when you create the modern world. 

Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat (Morocco)

Set in Morocco’s capital at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river, the Udayas Kasbah (or as it’s also known Oudayas Kasbah) is one of the country’s most unique sites. Originally built in the 12th century and renovated many times since, throughout the centuries, it has been home to Arab tribes, Andalusian immigrants, and some of Morocco’s most powerful sultans. Walk up the steps leading to the imposing gate of Bab Oudaya and discover the winding streets of the Kasbah that will take you to Rabat’s oldest mosque, beautiful gardens, and an exquisite museum.

Scumbag Africa

Didn’t do anything big for April fools this year and couldn’t finish this list but here’s the list:

Algeria

Produces great football players.

- They all play for France.

Chad

Known as “The Heart of Africa”…

-  …“The dead heart of Africa”.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Was called “Zaire”

- Now gets confused with its neighbour. 

Egypt

Largest nation in Arab world.

- Exploits previous non-Arab culture and civilization for monetary gains.

Eritrea

98.52% Average turnout for elections

- only ever had one election (which was for independence). 

Ghana

Named after Ghana empire.

- Never had any ties to the aforementioned Empire.

Côte d'Ivoire

Name translates to “Ivory Coast” in English.

- Official English name is still “Côte d'Ivoire”.

Liberia

Wasn’t colonized by Europeans

- colonized by Americans.

Madagascar

Has successful movie series as namesake

- Didn’t save us by trademarking name. 

Mali

Once had a successful civilization.

- Doesn’t know how to exploit previous successful civilization for monetary gains.(See Egypt)

Morocco

Only nation to leave African Union.

- Wants to rejoin African Union.

Mozambique

Speaks Portuguese.

- Doesn’t do much else.

Nigeria

Largest oil producing country in Africa.

- Still has frequent blackouts and wants neighbours’ oil fields.

Senegal

loves sheep; the most popular tv show is a most beautiful ram contest

- biggest holiday involves sacrificing sheep

South Africa

Always appears in geography quizzes.

- As a capital cities trick question.

South Sudan

Became a thing a few years ago.

- Atlases everywhere became outdated.

Sudan

Split up from South Sudan.

- Doesn’t change name to “North Sudan”.

Tunisia

Builds reputation as one of the most stable countries in Africa and the Arab world

- Starts Arab spring.

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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.

Countries that vote in the BILLBOARD! <3

Here is the list of countries that have so far voted for Bangtan on the Billboard:

  1. -New Zealand
  2. -India
  3. -Kazakhstan
  4. -Italy
  5. -Spain
  6. -UK
  7. -Philippines
  8. -Portugal
  9. -Algeria
  10. -Russia
  11. -Turkey
  12. -France
  13. -USA
  14. -Brazil
  15. -South Korea
  16. -Norway
  17. -Thailand
  18. -Argentina
  19. -Chile
  20. -México
  21. -Finland
  22. -Dominican Republic
  23. -Israel
  24. -Jordan (the country)
  25. -German
  26. -Japan
  27. -Puerto Rico
  28. -Bangladesh
  29. -Ecuador
  30. -Ireland
  31. -Qatar
  32. -Kuwait
  33. -Tunisia
  34. -Paraguay
  35. -Malaysia
  36. -Armenia
  37. -Colombia
  38. -Somalia
  39. -Romania
  40. -Pakistan
  41. -Peru
  42. -Australia
  43. -United Arab Emirates
  44. -Poland
  45. -Egypt
  46. -Austria
  47. -Sweden
  48. -The Netherlands
  49. -Serbia
  50. -Indonesia
  51. -China
  52. -Morocco
  53. -Canada
  54. -Algeria
  55. -Bulgaria
  56. -Hungary
  57. -Turkey
  58. -Switzerland
  59. -Saudi Arabia
  60. -Croatia

It’s so great to see so many countries united by one cause: seeing our babies happy.

Cr. @BbmasAnalytics

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

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.

anonymous asked:

Why Pro Israel? Just curious

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is the historic, cultural, civilizational, religious and political homeland of my people. We have prayed to return to it for two thousand years, and the restoration of a Jewish commonwealth is the realization of that dream. 

I’m pro-Israel because my people have suffered countless atrocities and deserve a safe refuge from those who would harm us. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is an indigenous movement aimed restoring an indigenous people to their ancestral land. Because Jews who came to the land to rebuild a Jewish commonwealth legally bought the land from absentee landlords. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is a Western democracy with rule of law and justice of all its citizens in a sea of autocrats, dictators and tyrants. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel suffers undue criticism from other nations, liberals and leftists when it defends its citizens from rocket attacks, suicide bombers and terrorist organizations. 

I’m pro-Israel because between 800,000 and 1 million Jews were ethnically cleansed from their homes between Morocco and Iran between 1948 and the early 1970s, but no one talks about their “right of return” or any form of compensation for them but the Palestinians have a “fundamental” right to the same. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is a cultural melting pot of Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Circassians, Bahai and other faiths, ethnicities and races. It is a religiously pluralistic country and one that accepts people regardless of religion or creed. 

I’m pro-Israel because the United Nations criticizes Israel with unlawful and unjust UN resolutions and its subsidiary organizations. Because the United Nations in 1975 declared Zionism as a form of racism and only renounced it when pressured in the early 1990s. 

I’m pro-Israel because the Palestinian Authority is a fundamentally corrupt and unjust organization, where President Mahmoud Abbas as been in power since 2005 and where his term of office ended in 2009. He unilaterally extended it a year, and has been in power ever since, and uses the wealth that Western nations give to the Palestinian Authority to supplement his own wealth, those of his family and his close supporters. 

I’m pro-Israel because antisemitism has become more and more normalized and commonplace in international organizations, institutions and events, such as the Rio Olympics and UNESCO where the Temple Mount and Western Wall were declared Muslim holy sites and no mention at all of their status as Jewish holy sites were made. 

I’m pro-Israel because the apartheid myth is just that - a myth. Arabs are politicians, lawmakers, journalists, doctors, poets, surgeons, police officers, judges and other professions in Israel. Israel’s third largest party is the Joint Arab List. There are no legal prohibitions against them holding professions, or making them live in specific places, or subjects them to racial discrimination, or anything that apartheid actually is.  

I’m pro-Israel because Israel has a free and vibrant media supporting a vast myriad of differing viewpoints. 

I’m pro-Israel because Israel is being attacked on college campuses as a war criminal and ethnic cleanser and other insults. Where Jewish students are being assaulted and silenced for being pro Israel. Where there is a climate of fear and intolerance for any student being Zionist. 

I’m pro-Israel because anti-Zionism is nothing but a form of antisemitism that seeks to deny Jews as a people the rights of other ethnicities and peoples to form a state. 

But just because I am pro-Israel does not mean that I do not support the Palestinians. I support them in peace, I support them in gaining leaders who respect human rights and desire peace. I support them teaching their children the hope of peace, instead of teaching their children nothing but hate and violence. I support them in removing the antisemitic media that permeates all of Palestinian society. 

Story time

So I’m in the mall with some friends, right? I see this menswear store and remember I could use a couple more dress shirts. So I go in and I’m just browsing when I realize the two men in the store are speaking Arabic. I didn’t want to disturb their conversation so I continue looking around. Eventually there was a break in the conversation so I had to ask “Excuse me, where are y'all from?” They replied “Morocco”, and I know Morocco is a Muslim country so of course my next question was “are you Muslim?” They kind of tensed up for a moment before replying yes. I smiled and said “me too” and gave my salaams and man I wish y'all could’ve seen the transition of their faces. Huge smiles, laughing, and we had a good lil convo before I left out the store. There was one thing that stuck out to me though. After I told them I was Muslim, one of them was like “You scared me for a second brother” and I laughed it off. But with all this Trump shit and being in northern Louisiana, I now know what he meant by that. They were legitimately on guard because a stranger had asked if they were Muslim. In that one second it took them to answer, they probably had come to the conclusion that whatever situation or consequence could follow was not worth denying his faith. Masha'Allah that’s what I aspire to be like!

#ReadtheWorld challenge works very well 😊  I’ve just finished reading a Moroccan book called The Final Bet written by Abdelilah Hamdouchi — the first Arabic detective novel to be translated into English. It’s great to read books from different countries and learn about their culture and habits 🇲🇦  I only knew a few things about Morocco before, but now I know how their police system works 😃  I must thank @hoopoefiction for sending me over this book and I look forward to reading another #ReadtheWorld book soon.

📸  @baruvotavova

I really want to visit more countries in the worlds where Islam is a majority religion that aren’t Arab countries. I want to see how Islam is practiced in Indonesia or Bosnia or Morocco. If I could, I would love to visit Kashmir again. This beautiful religion is worldwide and not just Arab culture.

anonymous asked:

Oh sorry I thought many people in Northern Africa spoke a Amazigh Language.

It is called Tamaziɣt,Tamazight and there are a lot of dialects some of them are :

  •   Tarifit (Riffian)
  •   Tamazight (Central Atlas)
  •   Tashelhit (Shilha)
  •   Tuddungiyya (Zenaga) 
  •   Tuareg
  •   Tashenwit (Shenwa)
  •   Taqbaylit (Kabyle)
  •   Tacawit (Shawiya)
  •   Tanfusit (Nafusi)
  •   Wargla,
  •         Mzab
  • Siwa,

I speak Darja , I am an Arabized Amazigh , Darja is The Tunisian Dialect ( More commonly called the Tunisian Arabic )

Tunisian Arabic,  has a vocabulary mostly Arabic, with significant Tamazight  and many words and loanwords borrowed from   French, Turkish, Italian and Spanish. Derja is mutually spoken and understood in the Maghreb countries, especially Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia,

3

Tamy Tazi, 1960

One evening at a Paris dinner, Diana Vreeland (at the time, Editor-In-Chief of Vogue) crossed paths with a young, elegant, and sophisticated Moroccan woman named Tamy Tazi.

The daughter of Mohammed Mizzian, the Moroccan Minister of Defense, Tamy was part of the first generation of women from her country to study abroad, acquiring a degree from the University of Granada in Spain. Fluent in Spanish, English, French and Arabic, Vreeland instantly saw in her Morocco’s rich past and its exciting future. In 1965 she dispatched Henry Clarke, one of her favorite photographers, to Casablanca to capture Tamy Tazi for Vogue’s April issue that year.

Considered one of the best dressed women of her era, Tazi developed a close friendship with Yves Saint Laurent, first as a client and later as the house’s representative in Morocco. Yet in addition to being a regular at the couture salons of Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Saint Laurent, Tamy would also establish a career as a designer. 

Tamy quickly became one of the most notable designers of contemporary Moroccan dress; taking influence from both traditional Moroccan craftsmanship and modern fashion to create stunning, intricate, one of a kind caftans, djellabas, takchitas, and more.

While Europeans targeted men in West Africa the Arab trade primarily targeted the women of East Africa to serve as domestic slaves, wet nannies and sex-slaves in the infamous harems and This trade trickled over millennia is estimated to have taken more than 10 million African via the Swahili coast to India, Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey and also via the Trans-Saharan route to North Africa and the Mediterranean, where in slave markets such as Ceuta, Morocco Africans were purchased to work as domestic servants in Spain, Portugal and other Western European countries

anonymous asked:

Ya'll are desperate all I hear coming from white mouths at school are "omg I wanna go to Dubai so bad for vacation!!!!! Omg wouldn't it be so cool to go Egypt or morocco omg!!! What about the richest country in the world QATAR a Muslim country!!! Omg let's go appropriate their culture, white Girls belly dancing to Arabic music who have no figure what so ever, wearing henna art, smoking hookah, Arabic tattoos,let's do it all!!!! Were white just like cocaine, let's get fucked up !!white Girls 2k17

What I gather is that you’re complaining about American girls wanting to see the Middle-East while….. You’re an arrogant Arab with nothing good to say about America…. while living in America.

Really activated my almonds for a second there, habiba.

Atay Bi Nahna, or mint tea, is the Moroccan national drink. It’s commonly served throughout the country following a meal but also is offered throughout the day. Introduced to Africa in the 18th century, tea was first brought to Morocco by British merchants seeking alternate markets in which to sell as a result of the Baltic Sea blockade that was enforced because of the Crimean War. These merchants brought tea to the Maghreb (the place of sunset in Arabic), hoping to find new customers. They made a presentation of the unknown beverage to Sultan Moulay Ismail and his entourage, who instantly loved it and wanted more. Tea was then used as a means of trading with the sultan for the release of European prisoners. Now common throughout North Africa, tea has become an integral part of the culture and is important in the offering of hospitality. Tea sets for the ceremonies can easily be identified by their elaborately engraved sterling silver pots with long, elegant spouts. These curvaceous teapots are perfectly designed to allow the tea to flow smoothly into beautiful drinking glasses. The tea is traditionally poured into them from heights of half a meter or more which aside from being interesting to watch serves the purpose of aerating the tea and enhancing its flavor. Unlike the preparation and serving of food, the tea ceremony is a traditionally male part of hospitality and is generally offered by the head of the household to guests. It’s very impolite to refuse tea. As part of the ceremony guests are usually offered 3 glasses, according to an old proverb: The first glass is as bitter as life, the second glass is as strong as love, the third glass is as gentle as death. In the traditional ceremony the guest is first presented a little flask containing water and orange flower to freshen their hands.  Next, 2 silver trays are brought out, covered in muslin cloths.  On one tray are placed the rabat glasses, and a silver teapot.  On the other is placed a sugar bowl, a loaf of sugar, a small copper hammer, a dish containing fresh mint leaves, and a wooden box containing the tea. The hammer is used to break off pieces of sugar which are added to the tea. The most common tea used in making Atay Bi Nahna is a Chinese green tea known as Gunpowder Tea or Pearl Tea. 

Method: 

Boil 4 cups of water. Rinse 2 tablespoons of gunpowder tea and place it into a teapot (rinsing removes dust from the tea). Add 2 cups of fresh mint leaves (stems removed, slightly crushed) to the pot. Pour boiling water over the tea and mint. Add 10-12 teaspoons of sugar (it should be very sweet) and mix. Pour some tea into a glass and back into the teapot to mix the ingredients and aerate the tea. Repeat this at least 3 times. Allow the tea to steep for 4 or 5 mins, Pour into glasses from a height to further aerate it - this should make the tea foam. Garnish with fresh mint, and jasmine or orange blossom flowers.

James Potter with a Ghanaian mother and Moroccan father, yeah?

Mr Potter meeting Mrs Potter in Tangier and falling in love. They split their time between both their countries, but also do a lot of travelling around the world. They chose to have James later in life, and settled in the UK simply because they wanted James to go to Hogwarts which was regarded as the best magical education in the world.

James spending time in the UK, Ghana, and Morocco, and considering all three to be his home.

James growing up on tales of Anansi.

James speaking English, French, Arabic, and Akan fluently. James having entire conversations with Sirius in French. 

James cooking traditional food for his friends.

James (and Sirius) laughing at Peter and Remus whenever they try anything too spicy and end up gasping for water.

James wearing djellabas in place of wizarding robes. James wearing robes made of kente cloth for special occasions.

James embracing both of his cultures and being proud of who he is. 

James and Lily planning to move abroad with Harry once the war ended </3

Ghanaian and Moroccan James, yeah?