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Nov 26
2010

A World messed up....

Posted by Dissol in UNHCR , UN , pakistan , islam , Freedom of Expression

Dissol

 

May 27
2010

Zapiro vs Muhammad, the edited version

Posted by thenack in Zapiro , muslim , muhammad , mail & guardian , islam

thenack

 

May 25
2010

Wont all the dumb South Africans just go away? (That includes The Nack and Language Girl...)

Posted by ShackledMuse in Zapiro , world cup , south african , south africa , islam , governent , Eugene , cartoon , 2010

ShackledMuse

People amaze me. I can sit in public places for hours and just observe those around me. The way they walk, talk, dress. I like to go to the any place that serves a decent coffee and just... watch. And listen. To those coming and going, to the converstations all around me.

We like animals, especially puppies and kittens, so going to a pet shop usually pops up in our weekend activities. Pet shops are mostly located at malls, so we spend some time over the weekends just strolling around any one of the many malls in the vicinity. Lots and lots of people in malls.

DO you know what makes me proud, especially these past couple of weeks?

Apr 06
2010

Is Fifa now governing religion as well?

Posted by The Source in youth , sport , islam , iran , FIFA , christian

The Source

According to the following article on Sport24.co.za, Iran's girls football team has been kicked out of the Youth Olympic Games because FIFA rules prevent players wearing an Islamic head scarf.

headscarf

Note that in principle I am not a supporter of anything Fifa does at all.  I am also not a Muslim, in fact I am a Christian and even I can see the problem with this.

Across the globe Fifa is waving around this message that football brings people together.  It is a game for the world to enjoy and it spreads a message of peace.  So how is kicking a team out of the tournament based on them wearing Islamic head scarves supporting this ideal they are trying to promote?

Their(FIFA’s) rules state: "basic compulsory equipment must not have any political, religious or personal statements.”

Oct 22
2007

Why the Arab wears a dress

Posted by thenack in toilet , thenack , sanitation , muslim , islam , India , funny , arab

thenack

I awoke alone in my hotel room, a feeling of dread passed over me. I could almost hear the sound of the “imperial march” in my head, Duh Duh Duh DUUh da da DUH DUUH (of iets soos dit) Darth Vader breathing down my neck. The Force would not be with me today.

  Lord Vader in India.

What force am I talking about? The force of gravity, the bitch. I was on a work expedition to India. India, like all countries which are too hot and have too many people, use mainly Arabian style toilets. For the people who don’t know, these are the thigh-masters of toilets. You don’t get to sit. You "stand squat lean en kak". These toilets pose a number of problems for people who don’t wear dresses like the Arabian dudes do. That is problem number one.

Problem number two is the fact that the specific version of the Arabian thigh-master I was utilising, was a budget model with no running water. No worry, a very friendly little man spends his days filling a 0.5l cup with water, and handing it to each patron that visited the establishment he is responsible for. So no flushing, but rinsing. I was not wearing a dress. Doing the shitsit without fouling your own pants is quite an accomplishment and I was rather pleased to have come out of this unscathed. My victory celebration was premature though….one final step remained. Reach over the hole in the ground they pass off as sanitation, get the 0.5l cup, wash everything spotless and clean before I leave. It was at this point that the entire content of my shirt pocket decide it was time to leave me, and I watched in horror as by passport and my glasses dropped down, ......

into the abyss…..

The friendly little man helped me to retrieve my property, this part of the story, you don’t want to know. But as the saying goes, every cloud has a ever so slight silver lining, I made it through customs real quick!!









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