(Before You) Don’t Judge. Thank God.

You will never understand people unless you walk in their shoes. Or keep an open, observant mind when you click your heels next to theirs. We can only see a blurred full picture from a distance. But if we have not lived a life alongside theirs, we can just not hold any kind of judgement of them. We cannot be at the violet and judge that at the red of a rainbow.

We can only thank God for limiting our exposure, our experience of life and keeping us safe and our innocence intact. We can thank God for raising us where we never had to understand what pressure really looks like. We can thank God we met people who walked up a path similar to ours, so we did not have to try to empathize with who we call “rotten”, even if we had no will to sympathize with the being. We have to thank God we were not chosen to set an example or be a lesson to be learned from. We can thank him for giving us no struggles that even remotely were inflicted by society. We can thank God we had the ability to stay silent and dissolve into oppression and believe it to be a natural state of our occurence. We must thank God for giving us a life easier than majority.

The European Union’s High Representative Catherine Ashton and EU member states’ representatives, who are meeting with their Gulf region counterparts in Bahrain on June 30, should condemn the convictions, Human Rights Watch said.

“Sending people off to years in prison for peaceful Facebook posts sends a strong message that there’s no safe way to speak out in Saudi Arabia, even on online social networks,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “If the EU doesn’t raise these cases with Saudi officials this weekend, its silence will look like craven compliance with the rights abuses of an authoritarian state.”

"There is nothing in Qur’an, that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone lays a hand on you, send him to the cemetery."

— Malcolm X

Arab League finalizing PA statehood application for UN. 

Simply go on the link and cast your vote: click Yes!

(Source: jpost.com)

Enraged by Israel’s refusal to apologize for its killing of eight Turks (and one Turkish American) on board a blockade-busting ferry last year, Ankara has ejected Israel’s ambassador, downgraded diplomatic relations and imposed military sanctions on its former ally.

Deserved.

 Obama still plans to use the U.S. veto in the Security Council to deny Palestinians full membership. But they could take the matter to the General Assembly, where a vote would likely be lopsided, leaving Israel looking conspicuously isolated.

Still having trouble smelling the injustice here?

 No consolation to Israel, however, because it would very likely give Palestine access to the International Criminal Court. There, it could bring charges against Israel for building settlements on occupied territory and allegedly driving out Palestinians — it would argue that this amounts to a war crime.

Oh, I so hope this goes through. It’s about time evil pays for all the misery it has caused.

 Averting a U.N. vote would depend on a credible promise of progress in peace talks, but Netanyahu has continued to sanction the steady expansion of the settlements on the West Bank. The White House has repeatedly asked him to freeze the construction of settlements on occupied land, and the Palestinians say they won’t sit down to talks while the building continues.

Funny how it’s asking, not ordering. If it was some other country, well, I don’t need to say anymore what actions would have been taken.

"From what we see, the construction is speeding even in settlements deeper in the West Bank,” says Hagit Ofran of Peace Now, an Israeli group that monitors settlement construction. “So it doesn’t seem, at least on the ground, the government is doing anything in favor of peace.”

It’s pretty clear “peace” is just not what they want. They thrive off of war, thrive off of inflicting pain on the innocent. What’s wrong is even though the media has shown how horrible Israelis are being, the “supremacy” refuses to stand up for human rights here.

The cloud that somewhat reminds of the spaceship from Independence Day. Don’t ask me why. Either way, I love this picture!

The cloud that somewhat reminds of the spaceship from Independence Day. Don’t ask me why. Either way, I love this picture!