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In Nepal, a traditional belief about the impurity of menstrual blood means women and girls are banished to makeshift huts

Posted in 2017, spirituality with tags , , on August 13, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Inspirational Quote of the Day: The Serenity Prayer

Posted in 2017, spirituality with tags on August 7, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Wikipedia The Serenity Prayer is the common name for a prayer written by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr[1][2] (1892–1971). The best-known form is: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. Niebuhr, who first wrote the prayer for […]

via Inspirational Quote of the Day: The Serenity Prayer — saboteur365

Canada & Worldwide: Muslim girls being taken abroad for female genital mutilation

Posted in 2017, spirituality, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 16, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

“FGM is practised in 29 countries, mainly in Africa, the Middle East, India and other parts of Asia.”

We used to hear that it was only practiced in East Africa. But as it gradually came to light that it was common in many Muslim countries elsewhere, even in some areas of Iran, this had to be revised.

“It is seen by some as a rite of passage into womanhood or a condition of marriage. Though it is not considered an Islamic practice — it predates the religion — for some, it is a religious ritual or requirement and there is tremendous societal pressure placed on families to have it done.”

Not considered an Islamic practice, eh?

“Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64

Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75

“Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: ‘Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.’” — Abu Dawud 41:5251

“Do not cut severely,” but not “Do not cut.”

That’s why it is so common around the world, and why it is certain to become increasingly common in the United States, Europe as well.

“Canadian girls are being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation, documents reveal,” by Jayme Poisson, Toronto Star, July 14, 2017:

Thousands of Canadian girls are at risk of female genital mutilation, government officials believe. And some are being taken overseas to have the dangerous procedure done — an illegal act known as “vacation cutting.”

Officials from the federal government’s Global Affairs Ministry warn that, as with forced marriage, the “one chance rule” applies to these cases, meaning a professional might get only one opportunity to speak to a potential victim and save her, according to documents obtained by the Star.

And yet Canada has done little to understand the scope of the problem and is lagging far behind other developed countries in efforts to prevent it, experts say.

“Based on the limited information available, it is possible that a few thousand Canadian girls are at risk, some of whom will be taken overseas for the procedure,” wrote Elaine Cukeric of the federal government’s Vulnerable Children’s Unit in a June 2015 email to a Canadian consular official in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time, the unit — tasked with dealing with issues related to Canadian children abroad — was reaching out to consulates in Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan where cutting is prevalent and asking for their experience dealing with the practice so that “we might develop an effective strategy.”

Source: Canada: Muslim girls being taken abroad for female genital mutilation

Proof with Images that The Whole World, Animals, Trees, the EARTH are Being massively Destroyed by Humans jeopardizing Our Survival

Posted in 2017, animals, Extreme Weather, food, Galaxy, Mind, spirituality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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An elephant killed by poachers left to rot……..(disgusting people)

“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.” Sometimes words can be superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.

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A rainforest in flames — goats used to graze here.

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USA:  In Oregon, this thousand-year-old forest fell victim to the chain saw for a new dam. (may the people responsible for this be damned!=

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This polar bear starved to death in Svalvard, Norway. Disappearing ice caps are robbing polar bears of both their living space and food !!!!

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Japan: While the entire world watched the events of Fukushima, a massive heat and power station was burning just a few miles away. All attempts to extinguish it where fruitless.

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The Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya rides a wave of filth and trash in Java, Indonesia. Surfing in the TRASH!!!!

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A lignite power plant contaminates the air with its discharges.

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Paradise almost lost: the Maldives, a popular vacation spot that is threatened by rising sea levels.

Mexico

The view of the overdeveloped metropole of Mexico City (with more than 20 million inhabitants). (rats live better)

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INDIA: And yet another megatropolis — a bird’s eye view of New Delhi (over 22 million inhabitants).

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CANADA: The scars left behind from the mining of oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Canada: A massive truck delivers a load of oil sands for processing. It’s hard to believe that oil sand is a leading source of Canadian energy.

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USA: To the last drop: an oilfield in California and the merciless overexploitation of humans.

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The blunder of the Brazilian rain forest is being repeated here in Canada.

 

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A dead albatross shows what happens when we litter. A living dumpster.

 

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A Mine of diamond, HOW deep will they dig for these? To the core of the earth???

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Poachers pose proudly with the coat of a Siberian tiger.

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CHEMTRAILS  and Trails of excessive air traffic over London.

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Spain: a multitude of greenhouses to produce for the whole Europe fruits and vegetables full of pesticides!

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Tons (literally) of broken electronics end up in developing countries and are stripped for precious metals by using deadly substances.

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USA: A landfill for worn-out tires in the desert of Nevada.

 

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The poles are melting so fast no one does care….A massive waterfall from melting pack ice. These masses are the only meltwater and the undeniable proof that climate change is advancing swiftly.

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China: A simple herd farmer cannot withstand the stench of the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia.

My feeling after watching all these images which are only a sample of what is going on, we are doomed, our children too and the children to be born and we managed to destroy in 150 years A WHOLE PLANET! Most people don’t care and are unaware of the horrible effects our lifestyles have on nature. Too late to help raise awareness……

Source: http://www.hefty.co/truth-in-pictures/

 

 

 

Karma: How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours

Posted in 2017, spirituality with tags , , on May 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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“THE MEDIA COVERAGE ON SYRIA IS THE BIGGEST MEDIA LIE OF OUR TIME” — Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria

Posted in 2017, spirituality with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Interviewer: You are very critical of the media coverage on Syria. What is bothering you?

Father Daniel: “The idea that a popular uprising took place against President Assad is completely false. I’ve been in Qara since 2010 and I have seen with my own eyes how agitators from outside Syria organized protests against the government and recruited young people. That was filmed and aired by Al Jazeera to give the impression that a rebellion was taking place.

Murders were committed by foreign terrorists, against the Sunni and Christian communities, in an effort to sow religious and ethnic discord among the Syrian people. While in my experience, the Syrian people were actually very united.

Before the war, this was a harmonious country: a secular state in which different religious communities lived side by side peacefully. There was hardly any poverty, education was free, and health care was good. It was only not possible to freely express your political views. But most people did not care about that.”

 

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/09/the-media-coverage-on-syria-is-the-biggest-media-lie-of-our-time-interview-with-flemish-priest-in-syria/

William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus” a poem about resistance but about resilience

Posted in 2017, spirituality on April 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The poem below from William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus”  is not a poem about resistance but about resilience. Resilience is an attitude of indifference displayed (a kind of passive resistance) that allows any man not to allow himself to be reached and destabilized by what makes him suffer. Nelson MANDELA was able to endure many years of imprisonment without being too psychologically affected by what he was subjected to.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
 

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of fate
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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