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.)
My counselor suggested that I imagine my anxiety as a monster, and to imagine myself chasing it around, kicking it, stomping on it, etc. whenever I’m defying it. It’s been very helpful.
This worked for me too.
Bullshit! EVERYONE is interesting in some way or other, and EVERYONE is some kind of smart, EVERYONE is beautiful whether or not strangers or they themselves can see it, and absolutely NO ONE is useless! You’ve been trained to think that way by people who don’t know better, but those thoughts are WRONG! I want you to argue with those thoughts, and with ANYONE who tells you these things! You look those people in the eye and just tell them to fuck right off! You are awesome and amazing! You can do things no one else can do! You are the only YOU there will ever be, and YOU ARE PRECIOUS!
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flowers are bullshit
Are you kidding me? these are proof that nature is AMAZING!!!
Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.
The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.
As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
someone on here actually has the same kind of tummy as me and she looks beautiful and I started to cry a little because I never see pretty models with my tummy wow
the first model is everything holy shit
Such grace and beauty!
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Rumi (via body-peace)
I’m trying, Rumi. I really am.
imagine how much power you’d have if you woke up with a clear face and perfect hair every day
Imagine how much more power you’d have if you didn’t care whether your face was clear or your hair neat.
Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people.
The idea is that since the main goal of all private corporations is to make money, they’ll be much more willing than the government is to cut costs and eliminate waste. The result, conservatives and libertarians say, will be more efficient, responsible, and responsive services. That’s the theory, at least. In reality, privatization of public services has been a total disaster wherever it’s been tried. And, as a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy shows, it’s also created huge opportunities for fraud and corruption. The report, which was released today and is titled “Pay to Prey,” focuses on how Republican governors in states all across the country used the cover of privatization to enrich campaign donors and political cronies. The worst culprits include some the biggest names in Republican politics.
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