Tag: islam

How better to celebrate the day after Valentine’s Day than with the discussion of WAR? I’ll let you in on a little secret, something I’m rather ashamed of: my knowledge of history is really lacking. I blame it on my schooling: basically, we studied the Romans, the Tudors, some Jurassic/dinosaur stuff… and that’s it. Seriously, I left school not knowing a thing about World War 1 and 2, or any contemporary political history. Oh, I forgot: we also studied the…

Forgive me Tolkein for ripping off your beautiful poem from Lord of the Rings. It is perhaps aptly fitting, considering he was quite famously a devout Christian man. I should preface this rant on monotheistic religion by saying I don’t intend to belittle your beliefs; I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions. It is your God-given and basic human right to be allowed the freedom of thought. What I plan to do here is…

I’ve been storing up a few photos over the past couple of weeks — they’re not mine, they’re just great photos from various news sources. Think of this as a very small National Geographic, with no where near as much editorial. The first up is this startling picture of self-mutilation — it might look like tomato juice, but it’s actually blood. Shiite Muslims mark the end of Ashoura — the anniversary of the prophet Mohammed’s grandson’s death, Imam Hussein —…