For those who remember when the first towers fell on 9/11, there is an unnerving feeling of déjà vu about the Paris attacks.
Filters don't change the world. For the most part, they're just a way for you to show your online friends you support something in that moment. Within a day or two, most filters give way to new profile pics and all is forgotten... until, usually, another senseless act or weather-related horror occurs.
The Lebanese government's reputation couldn't be worse, especially the ministry of interior and Al Machnouk. Ever since the trash protests escalated in Beirut last August, all eyes have been on the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and Nohad Al Machnouk
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Violence is the last refuge of the weak. The brainwashed, deluded slaves of savage megalomaniacs can decide to take people's lives, but only we can decide whether or not they take our minds.
In what sense is ISIS Muslim? They are the fringe and extreme minority yet the most radical and furthest away from Islam and Muslims. They have named themselves Islamic, robbed the language of the Quran, and donned on 7th century dress and symbols.
Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.
I'll pray that the politicization of death ends soon. And for people to recognize the irony of dismissing victims anywhere and everywhere based on politics, race, color and religion.
I don't want to spend time constantly explaining this to people. That Islam is a religion of peace. I would not choose Islam every single day if Islam is what ISIS says it is.
There are legitimate concerns about ISIS terrorists coming into the United States under the guise of being a refugee. This has been a concern for years with any terrorist group who would use our refugee system to circumvent getting in line and obtaining a visa via other legal means.
It would be a salutary exercise to prepare for the political struggle ahead to acknowledge the humanity of the Russians, who also have eyes, hands, senses, affections and passions, who also cry when their children don't come home safe from trips abroad.
Motivation: the state or condition of having a strong reason to accomplish something.
In today's world, one's motive, can get convoluted by mere cho...
Solidarity with France and with Paris is certainly not something new. In fact, solidarity with our French allies has been a rallying cry throughout history.
The influx of refugees to Europe is a symptom of a massive, growing problem that needs to be addressed. Instead of turning on victims of terror, let's turn our attention toward the terrorists themselves.
Our fate rests on the decisions we make today. Let us not be distracted by perverted ideologies which seek to rule our destiny. All who yearn for a better world; stand firm. For, there are trying times ahead.