This morning I open my facebook timeline to see this:
A nice bit of morning wisdom… ofcourse who ever wrote this did not witness the Baniyas Massacre, Syria, yesterday, nor Hams, Qana, and ofcourse not a single day in Gaza.
Then a friend share’s a photo from “Campaign of Exposing Israeli Crimes via Social Media’s Page” showing Jewish children being taught how to use artillery by an older man, a crime? I was a tomboy all my life, i loved toy guns, i remember mimicking counter-strike in college between design studio lockers and cabinets with foam boards cut in “L” shaped “hand guns” … I would never hold a real gun for hunting ( a popular sport ), i would be too scared to hurt anyone, let alone take away the soul of a human being, it’s too much of burden to ever imagine living with. But boys love their toys… Bigger boys like their toys more than younger ones though:
When we put guns in hands of children, we say that they are mature and capable to decide who lives and dies. When we accept this concept, we declare that death tolls of children are not more tragic than those of adults; that they are one and the same and the the hundreds of pictures of children massacred yesterday at Baniyas [Google search Baniyas Massacre] for me to are those of fighters, not innocent souls.
I plead to the world to keep the innocence in those little boys eyes, take them away and teach them to dance, sing, paint, fish, play football, karate, but not pistols.
The title sort of sucks, but as i have mentioned countless times before, the latest “fatwa” by Qabbani has no religious justification and comes with a sexy bank account, also it plays on the current re-formation of the Islamic Council, which is highly debated.
Bye Bye Cyprus, Hello Civil Lebanon!
Lebanon’s first civil marriage registered
توقيع أول عقد زواج مدني في لبنان
الزواج المدني الأول في لبنان باي باي قبرص
بتوقيع وزير الداخلية.. أول زواج مدني رسمي في لبنان
Historique : le premier mariage civil du Liban officialisé
Thank you Marwan Charbel? Not Yet: شربل: تركت مجالا للطعن بعقد الزواج المدني ولن اتردد بتنفيذه بحال حصل - Charbel has left room for withdrawal ..
But ofcourse the fiasco of retaliation has awaken this morning as well:
انتقادات سُنية لتوقيع وزير الداخلية اللبناني أول عقد زواج مدني ”Sunni” Critics of the first Civil Marriage signed by the Ministry of Interior
مديرالأوقاف الإسلامية فى لبنان: إقرار الزواج المدني وضع “أول إسفين” في ضرب شرع الله Islamic Awqaf Manager: Approving Civil Marriage is a stab in God’s Sharia
As the country is being dragged into an unwelcome sectarian divide and we approach a maybe-elections in June, I would like to quote Rayess Bek: “If we marry from each other, maybe just maybe, we might begin to love each other” [video link]
Meanwhile, this group on Facebook is keeping my hopes up with its great stories, photos and love!
This will be one heated weekend that’s for sure!
If you watched the video above, you're probably think "wow, how did this guy get elected into office?"
There's so much wrong with this video and interview, that I don't know where to start. So, to help, I'm gonna put them as bullet points
- Who the hell are you to take a decision on behalf of all of Dekwaneh? People elected you to take care of their infrastructure, not run a police state based on your personal homophobic tendencies…
Sexual Harassment in Universities, Lebanon
A survey was conducted on female students, 221, on sexual harassment in their university and the results are as follows:
27.5% reported harassment in the Lebanese university, public.
10% (total) NDU
5% Beirut Arab university
From the numbers revealed i’m not sure how accurate the infographic is, however it is an indicator that more indepth research needs to be done on the matter.
Although this study reveals some numbers (221 students is not a big enough quota in my opinion) on the sexual harassment that girls are subjected to, I think it would be also healthy to do the same for guys at universities that sometimes are subject to such behavior.
Have you ever been harassed verbal/physical at an educational institute?
Miss Israel 2013: Yityish Aynaw
What Ethiopians have been actually going through in Israel:
Israel’s Ethiopian Birth Control Story Reflects A Broader Problem
Israel’s Disgustingly Racist Behavior Towards Ethiopian Jews
Israeli Jewish hate rally against Africans in Tel Aviv caught on video as Haaretz deletes article about it
Israel, Stop Discriminating Against Black Jews of Ethiopian Descent
and as most Israel criticizing news, alot of the articles have been deleted:
Just an observation.
Disclaimer: this article does not intend to say that Lebanon is a non-racist state, if you have reached this end of the article and concluded that, then you must read again.
Congratulations! (actually half a congratulations not a full one)
So the Judiciary Council approved the marriage of Nidal and Kholoud, but Marwan Charbel still needs to sign it for the seal to be final. It seems everyone in the country is pro-civil marriage but trying to through the ball of blame to other people’s lap.
Al-Akhbar: خلود ونضال ينتصران: زواج مدنيّ لبنانيّ
NowLebanon: Lebanese judicial council approves civil marriage
Annahar: الرئيس سليمان: الزواج المدني يفتح الطريق امام قيام الدولة المدنية العصرية
AbirGhattas: Marwan Charbel Will Not Sign On Khouloud and Nidal’s Wedding Contract
ElNashra: علماء عكار: سنسعى لمنع إقرار الزواج المدني حرصا على السلم الأهلي
Alrai Media: الزواج المدني في لبنان يشق طريقه بـ «شق النفس»
Cedar News: تطور جديد في ملف الزواج المدني
Where Charbel is now:
Ironically the Civil status law has been rotting in the drawers of the cabinet since Rafik AlHariri was in Mikati’s shoes, and since then the majority of the government voted pro and still it was decided to put it aside till a later date, maybe a another decade, or two. another country or two.
Is declaring love and dedication to another person for a marital relationship infront of the law and God and the people, regardless of the corruption of the religious institutes a sin?
Or is it a sin to take charity money to buy and X5 and property?