So I’ll be going to Istanbul this month to see Ciwan, and I’m kida lost on all the places I want t see. There’s just so much history in that place, I’m just overwhelmed with the amount of stuff that’s actually over there for me to see. I want to see everything, but I know I can’t. I wan to stick with the mains but also some of the hidden gems, but I don’t want to be travelling the whol time. I’ll be there for 3 1/2 weeks. But suggestions? Places to visit? Things to eat?
How many follower do I need in order for one of them send me free pizza and chicken wings?
For those who don’t know, Johina is the daughter of Shaker Aamer, a Saudi Arabian citizen who was living in Britain at the time of his arrest. The evidence for the arrest (that he participated in the Battle of Tora Bora) in question is based on evidence received from questionable sources through torture procedures. The Bush administration even admitted later that their evidence was weak. He never was officially charged for any wrongdoing and never had a trial. He was detained in Guantánamo Bay Prison in 2001 and was cleared for release TWICE in 2007 and 2009 BUT STILL REMAINS IN GITMO. His mental and physical health have been declining over the years he has spent at GITMO, and he is currently participating in a hunger strike with many other prisoners to protest their wrongful detention. He has lost 40% of his body weight because of this. Government, if there was a time where you could actually get your shit together and do something right, now would be the time.
I haven’t been on this thing for a month, and now I’m back and almost everyone’s changed their urls and icon. I’m jut really confused and have no idea who the hell these people are. 「(°ヘ°)
I haven’t been on here for a while. But important question!
I decided to switch majors next semester from polisci to applied mathematics just because math is a lot easier and I don’t really have to write essays or anything. Since this semester is basically my last semester for polisci, should I write my int. relations research paper or not? I’d end up with a D in the course, and it would bring my gpa down. But since I’m switching majors does that really matter? It’d be my only D but still……I’m asian so…….
Breaking news: Insufferable white women bring about change in the world by taking their tops off and screaming aimlessly at the top of their lungs
IM CRYING BECAUSE THIS I SO DAMN BEAUTIUL.. I NEVER KNEW I COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH CHOCOLATE.
I love how majestic the bald eagle looks from the side
but from straight on it just looks scared and confused
When I used to play basketball back in 4th grade [lol], I was really good friends with these two Jewish guys, Sam and Connor.
A few months after 9/11, Sam told me that his mom said that he’s not allowed to talk to me because I’m Palestinian, and one day during recess, Connors older sister [2 years older at the time] came up to me, snatched my lunchpail from me, stepped on it, and told me not to talk to Connor anymore. When I asked her why, she said “because we’re Jewish and you’re Arab”, and from then on, I never got along with either of the two…not in Elementary School, or when I met them again in college a decade later.
There was another kid on my block who stopped talking to me because his parents told him that my parents were terrorists [also 4th grade]
In 5th grade I got a week’s worth of detention for punching someone who constantly called me a terrorist, and almost suspended because I kicked another bully in the balls because he was trying to tie me up and keep me from missing my bus [ended up getting detentions instead].
In 6th grade, I was required to talk to a counselor when I poured water into the backpack of this guy who kept calling me Osama, used scissors to cut out the bottom of another guy’s backpack who ripped the zipper off of my backpack, and poured a bottle of nailpolish into the backpack of a girl who spit at me. They all got nothing
7th grade was one of the worst, but all I can say is that I absolutely hate Team America for one reason: “Dirka Dirka, Mohammad Jihad”.
These were just a couple of the reasons I was excited to move back to Palestine for 8th grade.
I wrote these out because I was going to add them as commentary to another post, but then this got long so here it is as a post of it’s own for a few snippets out of the life of just one Arab living in America.