war islam

Never forget that, on the 11th of July 1995, one of Europe’s greatest crimes against humanity-the Bosnian genocide-reached its peak with the brutal massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnian men & young boys of all ages, and the the expulsion of 25,000-30,000 Muslim Bosnians that followed the very same day.

Never forget that this bloody extermination was strategically made with the intention of “cleansing” Europe of its ethnic Muslims, and is an act that modern day xenophobia & islamophobia still echoes.

Never forget that this genocide was part of a greater atrocious and vicious ethnic cleansing campaign that lasted, largely ignored & unrestricted, from 1992-1995. It included unlawful confinement, murder, rape, sexual assault, torture, beating, robbery, and inhumane treatment of civilians. It not only targeted political leaders but also intellectuals & professionals. There were unlawful deportations, unchecked shelling of civilians, unlawful appropriation of real and personal property by the government, the destruction of homes and businesses, and the destruction of places of worship.

Never forget.
May they rest in power.

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Seeing as its Pakistan’s Independence Day, I thought I’d post these two racist tweets I just came across from my own people.

Many Pakistanis have an inferior complex against Bangladeshis and always look for things to look down on them. The discrimination Pakistanis hold against Bangladeshis stems from almost 50 years ago when the Pakistani Army committed genocide against Bangladeshis.

The army slaughtered men, women and children because of the language they spoke and the colour of their skin. Members of the Pakistani Army also raped between 200,000-400,000 women. To this very day many Pakistanis refuse to accept those war crimes even happened, and still defend what the army did. To this very day many Pakistanis still hold the same views that Bangladeshis are lower then them because they have a darker skin complexion.

Pakistan was a country that fought to have an islamic identity, yet its brief history is anything but. They even claimed that the ethnic cleansing they committed was to defend the religion, yet they also murdered and raped people of their own faith.

There hasn’t even been a single apology by an authoritative figure in Pakistan, for what they did to Bangladeshis, and many Pakistanis still keep quiet about this.

My Pakistani brothers and sisters, learn about the war crimes of our country and the genocide it committed, and teach your families aswell. If we want to thrive as an Ummah we need to accept and learn our past because they deserve justice.

Also, calling Bengalis ‘East Pakistanis’ is racist AF. They fought for their independence, because they were being oppressed, and calling them this is out of order.


Noor Inayat Khan

James Bond. But a Girl. And Muslim.

1. Her code name was Madeleine (or Nora Baker or Jeanne-Marie Rennier) and she was an enemy of the Reich

2. She was a British secret agent of Indian and American origin (can I get a woot woot for diversity?)

3. As an SOE agent, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance

4. But before WWII broke out, she studied child psychology at the Sorbonne and music at the Paris Conservatory under Nadia Boulanger, composing for harp and piano. She began a career writing poetry and children’s stories, and became a regular contributor to children’s magazines and French radio.

5. She wrote Twenty Jataka Tales, inspired by the Jataka tales of Buddhist tradition.

6.  After joining the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, she was recruited to join F (France) Section of the Special Operations Executive. 

7. She was betrayed to the Germans, either by Henri Déricourt or by Renée Garry, and then arrested and interrogated. There is no evidence of her being tortured, but her interrogation lasted over a month. During that time, she attempted escape twice. Hans Kieffer, the former head of the SD in Paris, testified after the war that she did not give the Gestapo a single piece of information, but lied consistently.

8. On November 25, 1943, Inayat Khan escaped from the SD Headquarters, along with fellow SOE Agents, but was captured in the vicinity. She was shackled at hands and feet for ten months and was classified as “highly dangerous.”

9. On September 11, 1944, Inayat Khan and three other SOE agents were moved to the Dachau Concentration Camp and executed 2 days later. Her last words were recorded to be, “Liberté”

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Hayv Kahraman “…is an artist from Iraq. Spanning drawing, painting, and sculpture, her practice engages with very difficult issues surrounding female identity in her homeland – how women are victimised within their own culture, made subservient to men and often suffer the most from the effects of the war. Kahraman tells these tales of horror with a demure grace through her stunningly beautiful paintings.“ - saatchi gallery

Updated Dating Requirements

Must meet at least 80% of given criteria for me to consider dating you

  • You cannot be a neo-Nazi, alt-right, white supremacist, Trump supporter, KKK member, anti-Islam, or anti-BLM
  • You must acknowledge your privilege
  • You must have friends that are LGBTQIA, black, Asian, Muslim, disabled, fat , or Latinx.
  • You have to be an intersectional feminist
  • You must be an ally to all marginalized groups
  • You cannot speak over me or gaslight me
  • No sexism allowed
  • You must be an ally to the fat acceptance movement and work in eliminating fatphobia
  • You cannot in any way suggest I change my looks or lose weight
  • You are only allowed to look at sexy pictures of me, and only me
  • You must report to me weekly about your internet searches so I can make sure you’re not cheating on me
  • If you use incognito on any device, for any reason, I will dump you
  • You must take me out to dinner once a week to show you care for me.
  • Activism is my job, so you will have to help pay for my funds. You must respect this and as such, pay for me when necessary
  • You are not allowed to call me babe or honey. It’s creepy and rude.
  • You must be okay with having sex at least five times a week. I’m sex positive and I should not be shamed for my sexuality.
  • You have to keep up with certain tv shows that I like
  • You must be a Star Wars and Harry Potter fan
  • You can have any body type. You can’t control how thin or fat you are, so I won’t judge you for it
  • You must be open to certain kinks in the bedroom. It’s okay to not like them.
  • You must massage me three times a week
  • You must have a job. No pay requirements
  • You have to drive me to protests and help me make signs and fliers
  • You must be politically active and be a democrat
  • You must be politically correct at all times
  • Absolutely no microagressions
  • No ableism
  • No racism
  • You are not allowed to question how much or what I eat.
  • You must acknowledge that health is a social construct
  • You must practice basic hygiene at all times
  • You must be okay with what I choose to do with my body. My body, my choice
  • You must have interests in diverse or less problematic media
  • You cannot be a fan of problematic people
  • You must like Beyoncé
  • You cannot question how I spend money
  • You are not allowed to play problematic video games such as GTA
  • You must love me no matter what I do with my life

It’s scary to think how many people abandon their salah.

You’re not just abandoning what Allah has commanded, but you’re abandoning this protection.

Salah is our protection. Allah says,

“Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.”

[29:45]

With every delayed or missed prayer you’re waging a war with shaytaan. You’re putting down the armour given to you by Allah, and have entered the battlefield with no protection.

“And whosoever is blinded from remembrance of the Most Merciful - We appoint for him a devil, and he is to him a companion.”

[43:36]

Do not be surprised then when you fall into all types of sin. Neglecting salah becomes the first step in the path to a lower life. If you want to turn your life around, wallah, focus on perfecting your salah.

It starts with salah.

You don’t need to have your life “perfect” before you begin to pray. That is a trick of shaytaan. Would you finish your car journey before filling up on petrol if you know your tank is empty?

Make salah your priority, and Allah will make everything else fall into place.

Don’t allow shaytaan to steal what is priceless. Don’t allow shaytaan to steal your eternal soul and everlasting ticket to paradise.

Safeguard your prayer.

Safeguard your prayer.