Muslim leaders from across the globe paid tribute Holocaust victims this week during a visit to Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp, where they prayed at the Wall of Death for those who were killed by genocide and suffered under violent anti-Semitism.
The imams, who hailed from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bosnia, Palestine, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey and the United States, performed Islamic prayers while facing Mecca as part of a Holocaust awareness visit organized in part by the International Religious Freedom office of the U.S. State Department.
"What can you say? You’re speechless. What you have seen is beyond human imagination," Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the U.S.-based Islamic Society of North America, told Agence France-Presse.
"Whether in Europe today or in the Muslim world, my call to humanity: End racism for God’s sake, end anti-Semitism for God’s sake, end Islamophobia for God’s sake, end sexism for God’s sake… Enough is enough," said Magid, who leads the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Northern Virginia.
(via The Huffington Post.)
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So new pup Max is a handful. He’s smart but so untrained and excitable. First off, he’s terrified of stairs …we live on the third floor. It’s an ordeal to go to the bathroom - we’ve got to carry a 60lb dog up and down 3 flights. Secondly, because I’m pup sitting for my parents this week (awful timing) he had to be alone his first night. He was whining in his crate when Clint left (and we have neighbors!) I said I’d drive the 30 minutes to finish grading in our apt so he could be out. Bad idea. When I got there, he was quiet and asleep. When I left, he started howling at full volume. At 3am! I finally got him to quiet down somewhat and got back to my parents at 4am. I was supposed to wake up at 6am (that didn’t happen).
He’s smart and trying hard, and I know it’s his first few days with us, and I love him. He just needs serious crate training.
All About That Bass (No treble edit)
this makes me feel like I’m in the back of a club about to get murdered I LOVE it
I feel like I’m drowning.
These here targeted advertisements are getting too real
Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the popular Tropes vs. Women video series, is at the center of yet another death threat. The Standard Examiner reports that the director of Utah State University’s Center for Women and Gender, along with several other people, received an email promising a mass shooting if they didn’t cancel a speaking engagement for Sarkeesian, who is scheduled to talk at the center on Wednesday morning. A member of the Center for Women and Gender confirmed to The Verge that the threat was real, although she and campus police declined to provide more details.
The Standard-Examiner has printed what it says are excerpts from the letter, in which the unknown author (who claims to be a Utah State student) claims to have “a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs.” More specifically, they threatened to carry out a “Montreal Massacre-style attack” against Sarkeesian and anyone who attended the talk. “Feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge,” reads the email. The Montreal Massacre, carried out in December of 1989, was a mass shooting directed at engineering students in Montreal’s École Polytechnique. The killer, who also claimed that his life had been ruined by feminists, singled out women and murdered 14 before killing himself. Today, its anniversary is commemorated in Canada as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Anita Sarkeesian has canceled her scheduled speech for tomorrow following a discussion with Utah State University police regarding an email threat that was sent to Utah State University. During the discussion, Sarkeesian asked if weapons will be permitted at the speaking venue. Sarkeesian was informed that, in accordance with the State of Utah law regarding the carrying of firearms, if a person has a valid concealed firearm permit and is carrying a weapon, they are permitted to have it at the venue.
Way to stand up for freedom, Utah.
Second amendment > First amendment
This is awful - I understand that. But eve if USU said all weapons were banned, do you think this psycho would listen to the rules? I believe he’d be even more willing to do it because there would be no armed citizens to stop him. If, instead, he knew that maybe there’s some people in the audience willing to kill him if he tries anything, it might be a deterrent.
I know this isn’t a popular opinion on tumblr, but I fully believe an armed society is a polite society. Not going to get into my whole spiel here about ramping up background check and delays before purchasing (which I am STRONGLY for!) in this thread, but that’s my 2 cents.
Sons of Anarchy Synopsis (insp)
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