Thursday, September 28, 2006

New Habitat

So I moved about a month ago to a house my best friend bought. It's been really nice living here.. thought I would share some of my living space with you.
My sleeping situation.

Workspace.

If you noticed that my keyboard is glowing also note the strange
symbol button on the far left. I have since programmed it to launch rockets : )

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ramadhan Mubarak


Ramadhan Mubarak!

God willing everyone will use this month to bring themselves closer to God and to broaden their understanding of themseleves and others.
I'm going to try to not gain weight this Ramadhan but I'm sure I will fail as I always do..
Be sure to check out Tariq Ramadan's new article regarding the Pope quotation controversy.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Review: The Ground Truth



The Ground Truth
Director: Patricia Foulkrod
Director of Photography: Reuben Aaronson
Editor: Rob Hall

Last week I saw this film at a free screening at The Loft. Most of the audience was over 50 but there were some younger people mixed into the crowd. I had sent out a lot of emails and etc regarding the film screening to over 100 Muslims but my roommate and I were the only Muslims there : (

The film was very well done. It consists of interviews of soldiers who are now veterans from the current Iraq war, footage from basic training, Iraq, and interviews with friends and family of Veterans. The film criticizes the military's manipulative recruiting methods, incompetent health and psychiatric resources, and overall treatment of Vets with Posttraumamatic Stress Disorder.

Many of the Vets in the documentary have been seriously injured in the war, have had amputated limbs, and all have been very psychologically damaged by their experiences in war. The film noted that suicide rates in the US military are very high and Vets have a high risk of committing suicide when they return home. One family in the film found their Iraq Veteran son hanging from their basement ceiling with a garden hose around his neck. Many of those interviewed say they come back from war with a part of them dead inside, never to return.

The Veterans also mentioned that the military's actions in this current war are irresponsible and illegal. Accounts of unarmed innocent civilians being run over by trucks or gunned down were plenty. The method of training these soldiers "to be killers" was mentioned as one reason for indiscriminate killings of civilians. Since the current war in Iraq has what the Vets called "an invisible enemy" it also makes it even harder for soldiers to make decisions.

The film as a whole really highlighted the experience of the soldier during this war but also tackled other issues associated with the current war on Iraq.

The film comes out on DVD very soon so buy it because it is definitely worth it to support this film.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Support Islamic Television : )

I worked here for the summer and I can vouch that the station is definitely worth giving your money to.

Click here to give

Thursday, September 14, 2006

2 stories of interest

I haven't been watching any TV lately but I'm sure the media and the Bush administration is busy at using the 9/11 buzz to get another war rolling. The speculation of many has been that Bush admin is planning to do something similar to "Iraqi freedom" on the WMD/ nuclear threat ticket.

These 2 stories are of interest to the subject.

1.
My roomate said that he doesn't think this aired but I speculate that it did considering someone who doesn't work for MSNBC posted it. I wanna have lunch with this anchor someday though..
2. Headline : US Iran report branded dishonest. If the IAEA is accusing you of lieing on nuclear reports you're an obvious liar. How do you invent reports that contradict the official International Atomic Energy Agency and expect them not to say something? If the US is able to get support for war on Iran based on their exaggerated nuclear capabilities, I will only blame every American for being an idiot. That includes myself... because we should all be trying to right falsehoods and tell the truth to those who are being lied to.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

update shmupdate

1. Rough cut of the ambulance scene of The Last Man looks great.
2. The Noor refugee picnic is on Saturday which means that I will be a clown for the day.
3. Props to Yusra and her poems on this fresh blog. We need more Muslim poets who actually know how to write.
4. Hamed and the Phoenix crew love Eegee's so much they should get endorsements.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Katrina clap gets interrupted

Mos Def was arrested Aug. 31 after MTV's VMA's
because he didn't have authorization to perform outside of Radio City
Music Hall in New York.

Police ordered the rapper to end his impromptu performance of "Katrina
Clap," a song criticizing the Bush administration's response to
the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Representatives for Mos Def said the rapper was unjustly arrested and
that the whole situation was captured on camera.


Video

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Good People

This breaks the pattern of Iranians being some of the most racist people on the planet... especially toward Blacks... if you are Persian, and come to contest this, why is the issue of a Black African speaking Farsi funny while a Black African speaking Hebrew or any other language for that matter not an issue at all?

You can tell I have dealt with this Persian supremacy issue before... It's poison.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Bush gets assasinated by UK filmmaker


"Death of a President uses archive footage, actors and computer effects to portray the president being shot dead.

UK broadcaster Channel 4, who made the mock documentary, said it explored the effects of the War on Terror on the US."

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I want to see this film...