Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Monday, 29 October 2007
Saying that, I do check Libyan blogs on almost daily bases and enjoy the very rare updates these days :o)
Hoping that everyone is well and if anyone is in contact with Lebeeya then please let us know that all is well as it has been ages since she updated.
Monday, 22 October 2007
Ghazi Geblawi's blog Imtidad & Podcast were nominated for the best podcast and Arabic weblog award of the 2007 Best of the Blogs The BOBS organized by Deutsche Welle International the German media network.
You can visit their website for more details and to rate Ghazi's weblog by clicking on the following link:
You can read about it in Arabic Here, Best of luck to Ghazi inshaAllah.
I was sent this short video by a dear friend about the 9\11 tragedy which I thought was interesting and worth sharing, I have heard and seen so many of these theories, some are completely rubbish, some are interesting but at the end of the day they remain just that, theories! unless they are proved otherwise:
To believe or not to believe .....that is the question!
Here is another story about 9/11, this time its from the Lebanese singer Najwa Karam, apparently she dreamt about it before it happened, Najwa Karam believes she doesn't only have the 6th sense but the 7th sense as well :o)
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Al-Takaful society took care of the event and as usual made the children happy with all the sweets, drinks and presents that were given to them and for that they should thanked but being me I couldn't help but notice that this year the children were all given Ramadan calenders that include a piece of chocolate behind a door for every day of Ramadan which is based on the Christmas calender!
It is Eid, Ramadan is over so why were the kids given these calenders?? don't you think its a bit too late? :o)
no wonder they just opened them up and ate all the chocolates inside.... Eid Mubarak :o)
Friday, 12 October 2007
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
For a long time people and even the press assumed these were Muslims that are causing trouble, then the police reported on them some years ago on a TV program and warned people (especially Arab tourists) not to give them any money and that they were Gypsies and not Muslims, the police also mentioned the fact that the gypsies rent kids to others to use them for begging and reported how many rich Arab women especially that were here on holiday were giving large amount of money to the gypsies because they believed their stories. Of course now after Bulgaria & Romania joined the EU there is no restriction on entry for people from these countries, thousands have come to London, many are actually decent and hard working, on the other hand thousands of gypsies have arrived as well and now almost outside every mosque in London, you see gypsy women begging and holding these cards that are written in Arabic & English, I do try to warn people that these are liars and are just trying to get their money, I have even been approached by gypsy men & women outside supermarkets trying to flog me pathetic looking jewellery.
On Sunday I was with Amir my son at a market, we saw 3 gypsy women walking towards us, one of them was pushing a pram with a baby in it, suddenly I saw this man running towards them and then grabbing one of the women, she started screaming so loud that people began to come closer probably to help her, the man kept pulling her coat and long skirt, suddenly stolen clothes started to fall down, the other women started to push the man but he was determined and kept on pulling their skirts and collecting more stolen goods, the women then ran off and one of them lost a shoe but she didn't come back for it, the man looked triumphant and happy and walked back to his shop with a big pile of new clothes. Next to me there was an undercover policeman who was on the phone to the police, what I found strange is that he told the police that there was no need to send any force as the shop man took matters in his own hands, I thought the police should have got involved and arrested these women, gypsies are becoming a big problem here, so many are committing crimes and perhaps instead of prosecuting them, they should be deported back, since they have an EU passports now, it will not be easy for them to re-enter the country.
Amir's first reaction was, why are these Muslim women bad? why are they thieves? I explained to him that they are not Muslims and while there are bad people everywhere Muslim or otherwise, these were gypsies and have nothing to do with Muslims, unfortunately many people in this country just assume that they are Muslims.
Few days ago we received at work a letter from the BBC to use our building as a location for filming the new series of Silent Witness which is a good long running BBC series, someone came over and checked the building and even offered to let some of us have a part as an Extra :o)