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Post by Witness » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:01 am

Orient in the US:

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Mattel has made history with the first hijab-wearing Barbie to honor Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad. Muhammad made history back in 2016 for being the first member of the United States Olympic team to compete with a hijab and Mattel is returning the favor with the brand new limited-edition Barbie doll. The one-of-a-kind doll made in Muhammad's likeness was unveiled at Glamour's Women of the Year Live Summit Monday, as the latest doll in Barbie's "Shero" line, or female heroes, a program that celebrates women intended to inspire the next generation.

Ibtihaj Muhammad visited the Mattel factory when the doll was being designed, but the Glamour Women of the Year event was the first time that she had seen the doll as a finished product and she could barely contain her excitement. She had this to say.
"I don't know if you can tell, but I'm so excited! Perfect hijab moment right here, this is amazing... I hope that little girls of color across the heartland will be inspired to embrace what makes them unique."
https://movieweb.com/barbie-doll-ibtiha ... ijab-toys/

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Post by Grammatron » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:27 am

Women of the year and they present her with a Barbie doll. Can't make it up.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:44 pm

As I noted somewhere or other before, you can see her face, therefore haram.

Muhammad would never have given such a doll to little Ayesha. :MuhammadBoom:
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Hürriyet Daily News wrote:Turkish university launches ufology classes to prepare for extraterrestrial contact

A research center at Akdeniz University in the Mediterranean province of Antalya has included “Ufology and Exopolitics” in its latest curriculum, in a bid to prepare for possible contact with visitors from outer space.

Erhan Kolbaşı, the tutor of the class and deputy chair of the Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center, told the Doğan News Agency that humankind could make contact with extraterrestrial beings “within 10 or 15 years.”

“We believe representatives from the world and extraterrestrial civilizations will soon be making official contact with each other. We think they will be in an open and mass contact,” Kolbaşı said.

He added that the lesson was a part of preparations for the “biggest change seen in the history of the world.”

Kolbaşı also claimed that a shady group named “MJ12” has been suppressing the spread of knowledge on extraterrestrial beings “in order to protect the national interests of the U.S.”

Fiber optic cables, microchips, night vision technology and bullet-proof garments have been produced due to the information gathered from the analyses of crashed UFOs, he also suggested.

Exopolitics, which the new curriculum at Akdeniz University will address, focuses on sources of information and methodology, the history of cover-up of knowledge on extraterrestrial beings, preparations to open contact, and galactic diplomacy.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkis ... act-123130

Let's hope that if there are galactic ladies, they are modestly veiled! :lmao:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:19 pm

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:27 am

Death for blasphemers is an essential part of their religion.

In the UK, the preceding sentence would be "hate" in a punishable legal sense.
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Post by Witness » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:23 am

From 2 years ago, but de saison:
The Telegraph wrote:Jewish extremist leader says Christmas has 'no place' in the Holy Land

The head of Lehava, a prominent Israeli Jewish extremist organisation, has called for the celebration of Christmas to be banned in the land where, according to the Bible, Jesus was born, lived and preached.

“Christmas has no place in the Holy Land,” Benzi Gopstein wrote in an online article posted on an ultra-Orthodox Jewish website earlier this week, Israeli media reported.

In a series of provocative comments, Mr Gopstein also attacked members of the Christian faith directly, calling for them to be expelled.

"Let us remove the vampires before they once again drink our blood,” he wrote.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... -Land.html

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Post by Grammatron » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:58 am

Christian vampires drinking Jewish blood, just as it was written in the Concords of Elysium.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:24 am

He's not much of a "Jewish extremist leader".

Leader implies the existence of some followers other than maybe one or two guys he knows plus his wife if he's married.

Because there are some real Jewish extremists out there and you don't want to piss them off by comparing him to this schmendrick.
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WaPo wrote:World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince

LOUVECIENNES, France — When the Chateau Louis XIV sold for over $300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine called it “the world’s most expensive home,” and Town & Country swooned over its gold-leafed fountain, marble statues and hedged labyrinth set in a 57-acre landscaped park. But for all the lavish details, one fact was missing: the identity of the buyer.

Now, it turns out that the paper trail leads to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, heir to the Saudi throne and the driving force behind a series of bold policies transforming Saudi Arabia and shaking up the Middle East.

The 2015 purchase appears to be one of several extravagant acquisitions — including a $500 million yacht and a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting — by a prince who is leading a sweeping crackdown on corruption and self-enrichment by the Saudi elite and preaching fiscal austerity at home.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/worl ... ateau.html

Textbook example of kitsch. :mrgreen:

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Post by Grammatron » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:32 am

Has the Prince ever stayed there?

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Haaretz wrote:Lebanon Census Finds Number of Palestinian Refugees Only a Third of Official UN Data

Around 175,000 Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon, 45 percent of them in 12 refugee camps and 55 percent in 156 population centers throughout the country, according to a census conducted by Lebanon’s Central Administration of Statistics in partnership with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.

The total is much lower than the official figure of 500,000, cited by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. It has been known for years that the UN figure was inaccurate, since many Palestinian refugees have emigrated from Lebanon. But the census finding was also below other estimates, such as that of the American University of Beirut in 2015, which put the figure at between 260,000 and 280,000.

The census was approved by Lebanon’s government in August 2015, and in October 2015 a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Palestinian Authority. The preliminary results were announced Thursday at a press conference in Beirut. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri told the audience that Lebanon cannot only look on from the sidelines at the harsh living conditions of the Palestinian refugees.

The census was carried out over a period of one year, ending in September, by around 1,000 Lebanese and Palestinian census-takers.
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.831029

N. B.: No census done in Lebanon since 1932!

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BBC wrote:Iran protests: Supreme leader Khamenei blames 'enemies'

Iran's supreme leader has accused the country's enemies of stirring days of protests that have claimed at least 22 lives.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was speaking for the first time since people protesting at Iran's economic troubles clashed with security forces last Thursday.

Nine people, including a child, died overnight in violence in central Iran, state media say.

The protests are the largest since the disputed 2009 presidential election.

They began last Thursday in the city of Mashhad, initially against price rises and corruption, but have since spread amid wider anti-government sentiment.
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In a post on his official website, Iran's supreme leader was quoted as saying: "In recent days, enemies of Iran used different tools including cash, weapons, politics and intelligence services to create troubles for the Islamic Republic."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42539445

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Post by Witness » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:30 am

Egypt Today wrote:Bitcoin leads to fraud in its banks, value: Grand Mufti

CAIRO – 1 January 2018: Egypt's Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam, confirmed Monday that it is not permissible to trade, purchase or sell “Bitcoin” currency as it poses many risks to people; the currency may lead to fraud or falsifying its value.

[technical details on Bitcoin skipped]

Consequently, Allam said that based on what was mentioned the terms required for any money circulation are not available in Bitcoin as it does not have a physical form and it leads to fraud in its banks and value, resembling it as counterfeit money.

In this regard, Bitcoin is forbidden in Islamic Sharia as it leads to more corruption, because it is a decentralized and anonymous system and difficult to trace who gave how much to whom.
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/39 ... rand-Mufti

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:13 pm

I absolutely agree with the Grand Mufti of Egypt on this issue.

Bitcoin is for infidels only. 8)

Even allegedly "normal" currency such as US Federal Reserve notes are kind of iffy, what with having a whiff of usury about them when you think about it. Backed by the "full faith and credit" of a bunch of Zionist warmongers. Sheesh! :roll:

As for Euros -- backed by usury, pork, and alcohol. :evil:

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Gold, silver, spices, fine silks, oil, wives, slaves. That is wealth. :Muhammad:
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Post by Witness » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 am

↑ Made me laugh – and drool. :wink:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Gold, silver, spices, fine silks, oil, wives, slaves. That is wealth. :Muhammad:
And carpets, don't forget carpets! :x

BBC wrote:Turkey anger as US convicts banker Atilla over Iran sanctions case

Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy but cleared of money laundering.

Turkey's foreign ministry described the ruling as "unjust and unfortunate".

The case hinged on the testimony of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, who became the prosecution's star witness after admitting helping Iran evade sanctions.

Reza Zarrab's statements in court implicated former Turkish ministers and even President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the multi-billion-dollar scheme.

President Erdogan has denied that Turkey breached US sanctions, but the case has strained relations between Ankara and Washington.
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Atilla, a former deputy chief executive of the Turkish lender Halkbank, was arrested on a business trip to New York in March.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42564833

In other news: Post Trump tweet, Turkey expresses solidarity with Pakistan.

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Post by Witness » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:04 am

Thailand's Ministry of Health Warns that Penis Whitening Trend is Dangerous

A plastic surgery clinic in Bangkok has made headlines in Thailand after it reportedly shared a video on Facebook of an unconventional new “beauty” treatment: penis bleaching.

“These days a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day,” Bunthita Wattanasiri, a manager for the Skin and Laser department at Lelax Hospital told the AFP.
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According to the AFP, the process employs a laser to whiten the skin over five sessions for $20,000 Thai Bah ($621 US).

Skin whitening is big business. The BBC Thai Service reports that the whitening industry in the Asia-Pacific region measures up to about $ 2 billion a year. Advertisements for skin lightening treatments are shown widely on billboards and in newspapers, while pharmacies stock over-the-counter skin lightening products.

The cultural trend is attributed to an old-fashioned perception that darker skin implies being part of the working class, while lighter skin implies never having worked in the fields.
https://www.inverse.com/article/39969-p ... g-thailand

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:22 am

Another misguided attempt at looking like white folks?
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Post by Witness » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:25 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Another misguided attempt at looking like white folks?
Don't think so, it's akin to what we had pre industrial revolution (ladies wearing masks when venturing outside, &c.).