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happy easter. i have All the eggs

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine
Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.
The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.
In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.

The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.

This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.

In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

(Source: razormind.co.uk)

Transgender women: dysphoria, cisphobia, and why I'm bitter

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princessgorgon:

Today I shaved with a cheap, disposable razor for the first time in years, which irritated my sensitive neck and facial skin. I didn’t have access to the lotion that I tend to use, and borrowed one that absorbs more slowly than usual- for which I didn’t wait long enough before applying my…

A couple of days ago I strolled through my local town decked head to toe in bright colors with armbands and jewelry, my makeup a little  thicker than usual and my skin smooth and pale. I looked the very part of a teenage doll, and yet also standing at 6,2” tall with a rugby players barrel chest. I strode about decked in black tights and converse around smooth shapely legs, with the circumference of tree trunks.

My friend with me, stood at 6,3” and wore a black cami, tough jacket and black combat trousers. She also wore black combat boots with platform soles and has bright neon pink hair cut short into a messy pixie style. She wore a mean looking pair of shades.

We walked about town on a bright and sunny day, looking into charity shops for bargains, and then into sweet stores to look for treats. We towered over young women and curious men alike. We walked with my arm rested upon hers, like I was being escorted by a bold courtier.

I saw the looks, and I stared back wide eyed and grinning insanely. I felt like I could bite their heads off. My friend may look like the tougher one from afar, but up close they could see you the real menace would be if they DARED speak out against us. Sometimes if people fear us, we project that as a defense like a fucking honey badger staring down a whole pack of lions. 

Transphobia would denote a fear of trans people. Sometimes we can show them what it really feels like to fear. Perhaps they will learn a little of how it feels to be as ourselves everyday when we are usually out alone. Walking solo late at night, not sure if to stick to shadows to hide the long day stubble, or keep in lit areas to avoid confrontations of a less savoury nature.

Lilith, were you about my end of the planet, we would face them together and crush all before us. You are as beautiful and terrifying as we can be, and that’s certainly something to hold on to. Stay strong sister, because its that strength that keeps us going. By simply daring to exist, we challenge peoples perceptions and if we do not then often I wonder and fear what future trans people will face.

At the very least, I shall try and send a decent razor and a lotion your way!


When people were in serious trouble they went to a witch.*

* Sometimes, of course, to say, “please stop doing it.

Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum (via gottaquoteit)

it is twelve fourteen p.m. and i have all of the eggs
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