Progress is never a conciliation with the Norms.. Understanding is never an isolation from Cross-Borders.. and Love is never a Loneliness nor Greed..!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tango on..

 
Inevitably, Tango is sensational.. It is an interpretation of life.. Certainly it was not an invention of one person, but centuries of living exercises with full measures and exposures..
The secret of Tango is the Latino Passion for life, which is a distant evolution from its Latin roots.. Tango had taken Latin into another level of life, where no partition, separation or limits for the humane exercise, including all morals, ethics and philosophies..
 
Tango is mostly Atheist.. Yet, Monotheist..!!!!


Frank (Al Pacino) teaches the beautiful and charming Donna (Gabrielle Anwar) how to dance the tango.

No mistakes in Tango.. not like life..
If you make a mistake, get all tangled up, just Tango on..!
 
 
Tango Scene from the Movie: Shall We Dance?, who in turn own its credit to the award-winning Masayuki Suo Japanese film, "Shall We Dansu?"
 
Marcela Duran & Carlos Gavito
 
Enjoy..!
 
 

Rules of Confrontation

 
This Young generation will change the Rules of Confrontation..
Just give it 10 years..!!
 
By default, the Millennia generation at diasporas, Arab/Jew; are not ready to repeat the legacies of the famous conflict, nor believe in the foundations that had led to it.. Despite how their counterparts in Gaza, West Bank Slums and Israeli settlements are fed with the hatred and patriotic slogans and harsh realities in everyday; they are more pragmatic and bold in making up their minds about what's going on..
 
Unfortunately, Fascist leaderships among both parties are proven slipping in time and facts, whereas people are no longer ready to waste their lives.. Today's people believe that live worth living, not to die for it.. This phenomenon is spreading and changing the game worldwide.. Yet, orthodox politicians are not coping, while the Elders of the World are increasingly condemning them for being out of date, out of time.. Yet, they can't change..
 
Millennia are ready to scarify religion for a better life..
Why not?
They had found most preachers are already breaching lapsing time, intellectual evolution and necessities of survival; with growing threats to their lives and dreams.. Therefore, Game of Religions is falling apart as how the Game of Nations had been ill-fated few years ago..
 
Rules of Confrontation is rapidly changing.. The current 50K fans of this call will grow to exceed the total Arab and Jew population worldwide..
 
Believe it.. and get ready for it..!!
 
#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies
 
 
Photo: What a beautiful family!

With nearly 900 devastating deaths, a 12 hour humanitarian cease-fire is now in effect. We hope that our leaders can implement a solution in the Middle East that results in a permanent cease-fire in Israel/Palestine and an end to the siege in Gaza. The lives of all innocent civilians are too precious to be compromised by the reprehensible political nature of this conflict. 

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies
 
 
 
 
Photo: Sulome Anderson/Twitter
 
We posted the picture without a second thought.

My boyfriend is Jewish, raised in an orthodox family, and I’m half Lebanese. Last week we were on vacation and, at the suggestion of a journalist friend, added a photo of us together in support of what was then a little-known initiative called Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies. I wrote those words on a piece of paper, kissed my boyfriend, snapped a picture, and posted it on the group's Facebook page. I also tweeted it to my modest following and added this caption: “He calls me neshama, I call him habibi. Love doesn’t speak the language of occupation.”
It went viral.
 
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Eid Mubarak


 
To all my Family, Friends and Colleague: Eid Mubarak May Allah swt will shower your with blessings, generosity and forgiveness

Jokowi is coming..!

 
Of course, Indonesia are not within the interests of the "Noisy Arabs', despite being the most populous Muslim nation and the 3rd largest democracy.. Most Arabs know Indonesia as only source of housemaids, exotic travels or 3000 islands.. The radical groups had already infested the country, which will not enable Jokowi to restructure and spread development.. Already, their hatred videos and propaganda had aired..
 
Indonesia GDP is $ 1.3 trillion; equals to both KSA & UAE, or one third of all Arab world.. Their 300,000 housemaids are not stigma, but honored way of earning living, rather than typical Middle Eastern parasitization, prostitution or beggary
 
Despite his love to Metal music, he had invented Health Cards for the unprivileged people of Jakarta.. The presidential campaign started by questioning his religious belief; a note about the forthcoming battles.. Changing the platforms from corruption, dictatorships, political dynasties and corporate lobbying is not an acceptable roadmap for the ruling powers.. yet, he symbolizes people against beneficiaries..
Shall he succeed..?
I'm not sure..!!!
 
 
 
Anyone who values human rights and democracy, and especially freedom of religion, will be breathing a sigh of relief after the announcement that Joko Widodo (known as "Jokowi") has been elected as President of Indonesia says Benedict Rogers.
After one of the most polarising presidential election campaigns in Indonesia's recent history, and the most crucial, Indonesia has chosen as its new President a candidate who represents the future, is committed to strengthening democracy, and has a track record of defending religious pluralism and promoting harmony.
 
In contrast his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, posed a serious threat to democracy and religious pluralism, and represented the past. An ex-General who was the son-in-law of former dictator Suharto, Prabowo has been accused of masterminding kidnappings of activists, overseeing massacres and other serious human rights abuses during Indonesia's years of authoritarianism. His character and rhetoric during the campaign harked back to those years, and he publicly declared that he thought democracy was a "bad habit" that Indonesians should give up. He held out the prospect of ending direct elections, and hinted at his admiration for fascism, with his campaign featuring a music video which evoked Nazi imagery.
 
Perhaps most worrying, however, was Prabowo's willingness to use religion as a political weapon. Even though his own mother and brother are Christians, and he personally defends pluralism as enshrined in Indonesia's founding state philosophy, the 'Pancasila' (five principles), Prabowo built a coalition of hardline Islamist parties and gained the support of the violent vigilante group, the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), responsible for many church closures and attacks on the Ahmadiyya and Shia Muslim sects. His manifesto included a pledge to "purify religion", which raised alarm bells for Indonesia's non-Sunni minorities. He used dirty tricks to try to discredit his opponent, falsely claiming Jokowi was Christian and Chinese when in fact he is Muslim and Javanese. Jokowi had to make public displays of piety, including a pilgrimage to Mecca a few days before polling day, to counter the smears. In Indonesian politics, religious and ethnic identity still plays a bigger role than it should.
 
It has been announced that Jokowi has won 53%, versus Prabowo's 47%. Prabowo has refused to concede defeat graciously, instead withdrawing from the race, calling on world leaders not to recognise the result, and threatening a legal challenge. There are also fears that some of his supporters may unleash unrest. But most analysts say with Jokowi's six per cent lead, it is hard to see how a legal challenge will stand up in court, and so unless something extraordinary occurs, Jokowi should be inaugurated as President later this year.
 
The task now, therefore, is to look at what a Jokowi presidency means for religious harmony. During his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's ten years in office, religious intolerance has grown significantly. My report, Indonesia: Pluralism in Peril – The rise of religious intolerance across the archipelago, launched in February in London and Brussels and in four cities in Indonesia – Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Medan and Bandung – in June, details this. It also contains 25 recommendations for action for the government of Indonesia, which I hope Jokowi's team will study carefully.
 
As Governor of Jakarta, and previously Mayor of Solo, in Central Java – known as a centre of radical Islamist groups – Jokowi consistently promoted pluralism. His deputy in Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (known as "Ahok"), now Acting Governor, is a Chinese Christian. Last year, when a Christian was appointed as a sub-district head, Jokowi dismissed protests by hardline Islamists, arguing that people should be appointed on merit alone. Churches in Jakarta which faced threats from the FPI received police protection from the Governor. His record gives cause for hope.
 
But hopes for action to curb religious intolerance should not rest on Jokowi's character alone. His government should prioritise concrete steps including, for example, providing leadership and resources to the police to pursue a policy of zero tolerance towards radical organisations preaching intolerance and carrying out violence. Until now, police have failed to intervene to protect vulnerable minorities or to bring perpetrators of violence to justice, in part because they did not feel supported by President Yudhoyono. If Jokowi leads from the front, the police will follow.
 
The new government could also consider removing the religion column on identity cards, and reviewing all regulations which currently conflict with the Constitutional guarantees for freedom of religion. And in cases where the courts have ruled that places of worship should be allowed to open, and local Mayors are refusing to allow this, as in the cases of GKI Yasmin church in Bogor and HKBP Filadelfia church in Bekasi, steps should be taken to ensure court rulings are implemented and the rule of law upheld.
 
The announcement this week gives cause for hope, in the same way that the opposite result would have been cause for fear. There is still a long way to go for Indonesia in seeing off the challenge of radical Islamism, upholding its founding values of religious pluralism, and deepening its democracy, but the majority of Indonesians approached the crossroads which this election represented, and chose hope over fear.
 
Benedict Rogers is East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a human rights advocacy organisation working for freedom of religion or belief for all.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mariam at the Vatican..

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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim, holding her daughter Maya in her arms, is shown meeting Pope Francis in Rome on 24 July 2014

The Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Relations had led the secret negotiations with Sudanese government to allow for Mariam and her kids to leave Sudan.. Certainly, without Sudanese travel documents or papers; she had lift Sudan on board of an Italian Government plane.. The same day, she was received and blessed by Pop Francis at the Vatican..
Her US citizen and wheel-chaired husband Dani; was never the focus of news or photographs..!
Sudanese government was not available for comments, yet it was clearly a part of trade off between Sudan and European Union.. Al-Basheer Regimes seeks any scores at any prices..

I kept wondering on the momentum Marian represents; to deploy senior Italian official to accompany her, on a 30K $ voyage, who was immediately scheduled upon arrival to meet the Pop..

Many freedom fighters and victims of oppression had no chance to be recognized at such a high level celebrations..

There is a strong bad smell in the air..!!


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Meriam Ibrahim, pictured with her children and Italy’s deputy foreign affairs minister, Lapo Pistelli, on an Italian government plane en route to Rome on 24 July 2014 (Photo from Facebook)
 

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Meriam Ibrahim (R) holds her baby daughter Maya, accompanied by Italian deputy foreign minister Lapo Pistelli, who is holding her son Martin, followed by Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi (second from right) and his wife Agnese Landini (second from left) after landing at Rome’s Ciampino airport on 24 July 2014 (Photo: AP/Riccardo De Luca)
 
When the Sudanese court issued their verdict it was not precisely tailored to punish Mariam; as Media complicity pointed.. Courts are not the venue to create Laws or Jurisprudence.. The issue of Apostasy is historically controversial across Muslim countries, with few cases that applied capital punishment.. Regretfully, Sudan had earlier witnessed couple of verdicts; which had cost lives..
 
If the celebration was meant to condemn Sudan; this is politics..
If the celebration was meant to twist arms with Muslims, it is dangerous game to be played, which will only add fuel to concurrent tension and unrest..

Coexistence can only be built by defusing religious mismatches..!!

 

Fear of a Stone..



Mankind was destined to an infinitive struggle between both extremes: Good & Bad.. Our intellectual arrogance had denounced all divine referrals and associated surrender to the unknown.. Therefore, the counterbalance changed form Metaphysics into Psychopathy; providing no answer but radicalism.. The older generations had contended way of life more than ours.. yet; we are much contended than the following.. An inevitable evolution of materialism with cycles of frustrations' violence.. Such violence is varied from increased rates of bad politics, hatred, domestic violence, trafficking, suicide up to ISIL..!!
 
 
 
Yes, the Story of Stones..
All civilizations were built by Stones.. All victories were marked by destruction of Stones.. Taliban and ISIL feared the Stones.. Austerity and Gazi protestors raised the Stone..
 
What a combination..!
 
 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Half True Half False

I'm just a child. Please stop Israel. 

#StopTheNazis #StopIsrael #FreePalestine

~S

Despite the painful graphics coming from Gaza, I guess no one truly and sincerely cares..!!

This cycle of violence is not about confrontation between Hamas and Israel, but about the search of human mandate in a world spirally declines and slips away from the simply rightfulness..

A world without agreeable enforced Governance or Code..
A world swiftly turns to be a ruthless jungle..

Certainly; the mindset towards monotheism should be singular, despite the various theological and jurisprudential particulars.. Yet, the fact would tell that... the man-made cultural and political divides are deep rooted against any reconciliation or mediation.. Deeper than the Scriptures themselves.. Deeper to haunt any attempt to draw a meeting point.. Deeper to serve the agreeable divine concept; shared destiny and purpose of existence..!!


There is no fair play in today's world.. No one can be unbiased in the Israeli Palestinian quest.. It already became irrational, bigot and emotional.. Frankly speaking, Palestinians are more into media than Israelis.. Radical Muslims are the Masters of New Media.. They had made the whole world passionately cry, despite Rocket launchers on top of houses, CCCs at basements and Barracks within every residential block..

Who's to blame..? who accept their civilian properties to be warfare facilities..?, or who forced them to..?, or who try to surgically clean..?

Who are truly the bad guys..?
The Chain of injustices or the other of frustration..?
What is the quest..?

What a waste..!!




At Gaza; it is the confrontation between two worldly syndromes..
1st; The urban mindset of migrant Israelis, with all seeds of technology and coding that had enabled the state of 4 millions to rule the core industries and its affiliations politics and finances..

2nd; The underdeveloped mindset of all times Middle Eastern; who are tightly glued to their historical cultural roots; which enabled them to reflect humane values that are missed with contemporary scientific and pragmatic scores..

Therefore, world people support for Gazans became their own battle against marginalization, deformation and neglection..

When Hamas dug tunnels under residential areas, occupy basements of houses, or erect rocket launcher on top, or store their ammunition and host their militants among civilians; these acts are not considered by Arabs as violations to human rights, or code of war, but cleverness and skillful tactics  of smart fighters..


There is a great difference between watching a circus' amusements, and been an active part of them.. Sometimes I wonder for the foolish anaesthetized state of mind which got Gazan parents to accept such dangerous warfare applications; which bring certain hurt and death to their kids..?

In a part of it; lays the chain of frustration of the whole quest, not since 1948, but earlier since 1889, when foundation stone was celebrated for Til Aviv..

But, being a culturally self destructive is something else..

Going back to the Mamluk Empire, seeds of contemporary Middle Eastern mindset had been spread and cared to grow.. Since that time, the need to utilize are skills and resources became the only code to live.. Therefore, not only cheap personal politics became a term, but also monopoly of available skills and tools to capture interest and timely trust.. Fahlawah, a mutation of a Persian adjective for the clown magician; who is capable to amaze and amuse the audience..
Half True Half False..
It might be all False, but appear partially True..
This is the foundation of contemporary mindset, particularly within Egypt and Levant..



This region had been under singular ruling for more than 6 centuries; which had casted the national personalities, despite the minor deviations in slang, habits and environments.. Various States had ruled, yet it was geopolitically a must to rule all of it together; from Aleppo to Cairo, apart from Lebanese coast..
Any careful research into folklore, Epistemia and Sociopolitics will find unprecedented coherence; which successfully explains similarities of social and political cycles..

Yes, they are one character, despite how fiercely they deny it..!!


I guess no one would reject the notion that after almost 1000 years, people become one identity, personality and culture..

This is why, irrationality are spreading, and echoed as well among neighboring communities.. This is what most reporters and commentators had failed to conceive, understand and envision..

Therefore, not only Gaza and Palestine require new approach to handle, but also both Syria and Egypt.. Contrary to the spreading slogan, USA does not hold the key for Middle Eastern quest, but "Fahlawah does..!!


The amount of Fauxtographies, Photoshppings, and frauds within Middle Eastern media and news are more than any reasonable justifications or rationales.. Yet, it is not a reason for upsetting enthusiasm or patriotism among both commons and elite.. It is a culture and mindset which will survive and place the current controversies and atrocities for infinity..!!

This is the true hurdle for any political settlement..!




Friday, July 18, 2014

The Gaza Cycle

‎#صورة_وتعليق - شاب في مشرحة مستشفى الشفاء يبكي أخاه الصغير الذي قضى في قصف بحري إسرائيلي #غزة
المصدر: USA Today‎


Looking into the current cycle of violence between Palestinians and Israelis; would pinpoint to few facts:

1. Public memory is too short, to recall events and lessons learned, regardless of enthusiasm, endorsement or condemnation included, therefore, PR & Media are utilizing unprecedented yet risky powers..!

2. People are increasingly partitioned from their historical events and cultural roots; whereas global communication had grown on the expense of both validity and sustainability of legacies..

3. Religious and Moral Scriptures had scandalously been deviated from their authentic systems of values, as Mankind widely and boldly exercise intellectual arrogance, self-centrism and epistemic hypocrisy..

4. The universal trend to appreciate the monetary values of any efforts, service or product is the moral curse of current urbanity and civilization, which devalue the substance and essence of Humanity and Rights..

5. The true appreciation of development goals is their address to common and fundamental root causes of decay and confusion, which all GOV and NGO efforts should focus, whereas all other goals would follow..

For many the above would sound sailing away from Gaza.. for me and for some others, it is precise surgical sailing within..!!


All atrocities and genocides are the same.. All people are the same..
To gain true recognition of Gaza genocide, we have to acknowledge the Armenian one

Adil Abdalla's photo.

Because the public memory is short.. and how people became self-centered.. while Media are baking hot and picking hottest stuff..!!

The couple of millions who had been brutally slaughtered for nothing but being non Muslim at 1915, had been ignored for geopolitical reasons.. Turkish alignment to NATO was their shield from acknowledgement or reconciliation.. This was in parallel to Armenian engagement with the Soviet Union.. Once world order changed on 1990th, demands for acknowledgment was ignored by everyone.. US position to shield Israel from Gaza condemnation, it had similarly shielded Turkey from the Armenia one.. Turkey competes to be the 1st advocate for Gaza, while rejects admitting Armenian events..


In Darfur almost one million had perished.. while thousands are systematically tortured on daily basis at many media-ignored hot spots..


The merit, all genocides are the same.. If we demand to acknowledge one, we have to acknowledge all.. Otherwise, we share the guilt of doubled-measures..


However, the "Intellectual Expatriate Arabs" are apart from other Arabs.. In circumstances of time and location; they (IEAs) are more conscious and pragmatic; who easily mix physics and metaphysics of existence, realizing that poetry and fairy-tales times had gone, allowing for universal mindset to go viral with domination.. I'm not sure they would make a coherence with 70% illiteracy, poverty, illness and poor performing..!!

I guess IEAs did not efficiently deliver; therefore, Media Tycoons (with the help of many "IEAs") are gaming with the naïve commons who lack true leadership..

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Roof Knocking

 
 
 


When the sincere hearts would feel the continuous pain, it tells either the case or the responses are flammable..

The case tells that many children and innocent people are either hurt or killed by random bombardment.. It also tells that parts of the residential blocks are used as weapon stores, command centers or militants' barracks.. It also tells that "Roof-knocking" technique was developed militarily and legally to reduce civilian causalities..


Reponses also tell that recent warfare was triggered by sudden kidnapping and killing of 3 Israeli teens, then the chain of reactions continued and accelerated.. Also tell that Radical Palestinian Muslims had mastered the art of public relation and media campaigns.. Also tell that the urban clash between Parties is a candidate for infinity; whereas cycles of violence became irrational and insensible..


Israteen, as quoted earlier by Gazaffi, symbolizes the complex reasons, triggers and interests in the livelihood of Arab Israeli conflict, not Muslim Jewish one..!!



Phone Warning
What happens before the Israeli military bombs your house? For many Gaza Strip residents, it's a phone call. Sawsan Kawarea, a resident of Khan Younis, said she was in the house Tuesday when the phone rang. She answered, and on the other side was “David," who claimed he was with the Israeli military.
“He asked for me by name. He said: ‘You have women and children in the house. Get out. You have five minutes before the rockets come,’ ” Kawarea said in an interview with The Post's William Booth.
She took her children and ran outside. A small rocket hit the house soon after, Kawarea said. It was apparently the final warning. Five minutes later, a larger missile hit, and the house was destroyed. According to Hamas, seven people, including three minors, were killed in the Israeli airstrike. The man the Israelis were aiming for was apparently not among those killed.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/09/roof-knocking-the-israeli-mjilitarys-tactic-of-phoning-palestinians-it-is-about-to-bomb/


Roof knocking is the practice of warning inhabitants of a building before it is bombed to give the inhabitants time to flee the attack. The practice has been used by the
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) before attacking buildings that they suspect contain weapons. The term "roof knocking" (Hebrew: הקש בגג) or "a knock on the roof" has also been used to describe the IDF practice of firing a non-explosive missile at a roof to get people there to leave. As early as 2006 the IDF had the practice of warning the inhabitants of a building that was about to be attacked.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_knocking
 


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

World Cup or World Order..


It was an unprecedented shocking humiliation to the host nation in the history of World Cup.. Yet, it is a reward for communal fitness, rational mindset and intellectual preparedness rather than for amusing skills, magical art and spontaneous communities..

I had been a big fan for Brazil during my younger age, before losing the interest in the golden game.. Yet, I start to read Brazil as random shattered societies with lots of downgrading, confusion and decline.. Despite its rank among the BRISC, which was a temporary vision that did not last for long, current preparations to host the games were scandalous and almost criminal.. The contradictions between government and public, politicians and people, poverty and arts can not provide platforms for sustainable developments, socioeconomic growth or political stability.. Low and Order are simply void and nonsense among majority of Brazilians.. Patriotism can not survive on cheers, corruption and parades for long.. This is the message such a scandalous defeat would deliver..

Germany had steadily grown on all categories of development and prosperity, with emerging effective role on World Order and political coordination.. Its reluctance to open migration doors is a righteous national agenda, while its leading role in the EU world cooperation and aid is mostly unseen among 3rd world unconscious commons and noisy elites.. The reputation German academia, technology and businesses are increasingly gaining is the reward for hardship and hard work the German people had paid since WWII.. Recent US espionage cases against German politicians will mark a new arrangement of powers, loyalties and sacrifices as well.. However, it will not be a shocking news if Germany would look for a wider global roles similar to recent Japanese initiatives.. The world will never be the same as we had known earlier..

There is a global demand for rationale and logic to drive both institutions and countries, to confront the growing challenges that require more seriousness and deliveries rather than the increased profits for investors and shareholders.. The rise of National Stock Exchanges is not a healthy sign for future economies and prosperity as well.. It only empowers more the 1% rather than the 99%

It was a simple football game, and a world one as well..!!