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Trump condemns terrorism in the name of religion, but these experts aren’t impressed

  • On Sunday, President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to drive out terrorism from their countries in a speech that shifted the responsibility of combating militant extremism in the Middle East. 
  • The address was a drastic change in tone from the rhetoric Trump used before and after the presidential campaign. In 2016, Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he believed “Islam hates us” and referred to the religion as a “hateful foreign ideology” during his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. 
  • In a 2011 interview with CBN’s the Brody File, Trump said he believed the Quran teaches “some very negative vibe [sic].” Within the first few weeks of his presidency, Trump signed two executive orders barring both Syrian refugees and immigrants from up to seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.But on Sunday, Trump resorted to a more diplomatic tone when delivering an address to more than 50 Arab leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • Trump referred to Islam as the “one of the world’s greatest faiths” and sought to distinguish the religion from acts of terrorism. “Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death,” Trump said. Read more. (5/21/2017 4:30 PM)

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: “ مَثَلُ الْمُنَافِقِ كَمَثَلِ الشَّاةِ الْعَائِرَةِ بَيْنَ الْغَنَمَيْنِ تَعِيرُ إِلَى هَذِهِ مَرَّةً وَإِلَى هَذِهِ مَرَّةً ‏"‏‏.‏  صحيح مسلم حديث ٢٧٨٤

Ibn Umar reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying: “ The similitude of a hypocrite is that of a sheep which roams aimlessly between two flocks. She goes to one at one time and to the other at another time.” Sahih Muslim 2784 a
In-book reference : Book 51, Hadith 20
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 38, Hadith 6696

في هذا الحديثِ يوضح النبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم شَأنَ المُنافِقين وصِفاتِهم؛ حتَّى يَحذَرَهمُ النَّاسُ، فيَضرِبُ النَّبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم المَثَلَ للمُنافقِ بالشَّاةِ العائِرَةِ، أيِ: المُتردِّدةِ بَينَ غَنَميْنِ لا تَدري في أَيِّهِما تَدخُلُ، وكَذلك المُنافقُ يَكونُ مَتردِّدًا مُتذَبذبًا بَين هَؤلاءِ وهَؤلاءِ، فإذا كان مَع المُؤمنينَ أَظهَرَ الإيمانَ، وإذا كانَ مَع الكُفَّارِ كانَ مَعهم ظاهرًا وباطنًا. ومعنى: عائرةٍ، أي: انْفلَتَت وذَهبَت وصارَتْ مُتردِّدةً، فَلا تَدري أَيُّهما تَتبَعُ؛ تَعيرُ إلى هذه مَرَّةً وإلى هذه مَرَّةً، أي: تَعطِفُ على هِذه وعلى هَذه لا تَدري أيُّهما تَتبَعُ.
وهذا الحديثُ يُبَيِّنُ أنَّ المُنافِقَ لَيس له أُسٌّ يَبنِي عليه ولا عَزيمةٌ يَثْبُتُ فيها، وإِنَّما يَكونُ حيثُ يَجِدُ هَواه ومَنْفَعتَه الدُّنيويَّةَ.

A snek by any other name would still be as goofy and great.

I give this guy a hard time on this blog because he’s done just about everything he can to earn his naughty name, but tbh I work really hard to keep him healthy and comfortable and I love him and care for him just as much as every other animal under my roof. Maybe more because of his differentyness.
I raise quail in large part for his benefit because he likes the eggs. I buy special Reptilinks in his favorite flavor and scent his rodent dinners with smells he responds to. I bought little dishes just for him to eat from because he sometimes likes to think about food for a while before eating and I don’t want substrate getting on his dinner. I watch his weight carefully because he’s been a problem eater from day one. I’d never give up on him, mistreat him, neglect him, or dump him on someone else just because he’s a hassle or a mess sometimes.

I may make fun of him a lot, but he’ll never know it, even though I do it publicly and don’t hide behind anonymity.
Snakes can’t read, don’t internet, and they don’t have external ears. He doesn’t care what we call him, his previous person wanted him named that, and it doesn’t hurt, degrade, attack, or dehumanize anyone.

If anyone really feels that this is still an issue, I’d invite them to contact me directly with concerns. I’m quite friendly and I’d be more than happy to discuss it in a calm and respectful manner.

I’ve been finding it very difficult to bring myself to draw as of late, so have some rough, clunky, taxonomy.

I’d like to do something more with the quest beast in the future: maybe give it a better name for instance.
It was basically some footnote in some Arthurian fable, but it’s a fucking giant cat (leopard, tiger, etc) with the neck & tail of a serpent.. all in a package the size of a giraffe, that’s NEAT. 

If you are muslims that are hating on evak and the people talking about evak, then I am really disappointed in you. We muslims are not supposed to be like this. We are not supposed to be hateful. We are supposed to be the ones that do not judge.

A majority of the skams international fandom exists because of season 3. So obviously there is a sentimental value attached to isak and even.

And honestly, yes we are getting muslim representation, but, just because we relate to Sana does not mean everyone relates to Sana. And they dont have any obligation to talk about Sana. Their blog, their opinions. They’ll talk about what they talk about. It does not take away from the clip. It does not take away from Sana.

So just stop being so hateful. You are embarassing. And, if you are muslims, you are painting such a horrid picture of islam to people. Hateful, judgemental and just downright toxic.

And if you’re not muslims, stop talking about what you don’t know.

And stop reducing Even and Isak to just “two gay white boys”. They are more than that. They are representation for homosexuals and mentally ill people just like Sana Is representation for us muslims. It is hurtful to people when you do that. You are reducing this important thing people relate to so much, something that gives people so much strength, something that people wants to achieve into nothing. Its absolutely disgusting.

Just because we are people of colour, and just because whites get previlages, does not give us any right to act like assholes towards them.

Narrated ‘Āishah (radīAllāhu 'anha): "The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said, “The word 'Ar-Rahm’ (womb) derives its name from 'Ar-Rahmān’ (i.e. Allāh). So whosoever keeps good relations with it (womb i.e. Kith and kin), Allāh will keep good relations with him, and whosoever will sever it (i.e. severs his bonds of Kith and kin) Allāh too will sever His relations with him.”
—  [Sahīh al-Bukhārī Vol. 8, no. 18. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]