Friday, December 4, 2009

Statement #25

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates

A missed opportunity for Turkey

Dutch members of parliament have cancelled a scheduled visit to Turkey after the Turkish government refused to meet with the delegation if anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was part of it.
When the matter was put to a vote in Dutch parliament on Wednesday, all parties opted to cancel the visit, which was scheduled for January, even though Turkish members of parliament and local social organisations had said they would meet with the delegation regardless.
"This was a unanimous decision. We deeply regret the fact that this will make an effective dialogue impossible, but if the Turkish government refuses to meet with us, the most essential parts of our schedule will not be able to go ahead," Harm Evert Waalkens (Labor Party), leader of the parliamentary delegation, said on Wednesday. One of the main reasons for the visit was Turkey's accession to the European Union.
A representative of the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs called the Dutch parliament's decision "unilateral."
What the Turkish government failed to see is that they cannot decide which members of their EU countries counterparts will be welcomed and who not. The Dutch government earlier this year granted without hesitation the pure racist and facistoide Turkish party leader of the notorious MHP gang a visa. Here some facts about them. They are well known for their hate for Kurds and their Grey Wolves activities.
Also, the Turkish government failed to understand that all Dutch parties including the left and far left don't accept Turkish stance.
This is a missed opportunity for Turkey to counter attack Wilders....

Day Opening - December 4

Just say 'cheese'...
By Dmitry Melentev

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Don't smile, go back to work and continue shopping!

An investigation by the BBC learned that most Europeans aren't happy with the system of capitalism. There are several groups that stand up against the current society.

It's not only a subject preached by famous documentary maker Michael Moore, but also reverent Billy Talen whom I follow on Twitter likes to preach against the 'money lurching monsters'. Recently two men became active in England. Charley and Danny let the citizens of London know that everything is ok!

Promise me: don't laugh, go back to work and continue shopping.

Mass hysteria in Turkey: Soon ‘For Muslims only’

The troika, Turkish President Gül, Prime Minister Erdogan and Chief EU negotiater Egemen Bağiş all used the Swiss vote to ban minarets for their own dark and dubious purposes. The Turkish PM Erdogan called Europe fascist (although he resemble all the physical trade marks, appearance with a dogmatic style a la Goebbels), the Turkish president talked about those Swiss racists (although he even cannot solve the problem with his 20 million Alevi and Kurdish ‘minority’) and the Turkish chief EU negotiator Egemen Bağis urged his fellow Muslim people around the world to transfer their money from Swiss banks to Turkish banks, since Turkish banks are Muslims banks. Wrong! More than 60% of the Turkish banks could and can still not stand on their own feet and are bought by Greeks (Finansbank) Dutch (Oyak Bank) Americans (AK bank) Belgium/Dutch (Disbank) and so more. Only Ataturks bank the Isbank and 2 small banks, Ziraat Bank and Halk Bank are Turkish owned. Another populistic lie by this idiot  of E. Bağiş.

The point here is that the ruling AK party and their cronies are trying to gain political and economical advantage about the Swiss vote to ban the ‘imperialist’ minarets.
More saddening is that two friends of mine felt into a trap and show some hysterical behavior in their columns of today: Mustafa Aykol and Orhan Kemal Cengiz. It reminds me about what Jung once said; Show me one sane man and I will cure him.

Here a short reaction of mine. And I hope that the Islam world can take of that sign and image of ‘For Muslims Only’ ..one day.

Mustafa,  your interpretation of this ban of minarets (In Islamite countries seen as the dominant factor of their religion in their society) has all to do with fear. Logically, when people felt trapped and threatened in their own culture and heritage and fear that one day Islam will create parallel societies in their countries, take for example the UK with its 80 Sharia courts which threat the lives of Muslim women in this country. And especially when your PM Erdogan once cited: Our minarets are our bayonets. Your compared Nazi Germany with contemporary Europe where Muslims have more rights than in their countries of birth. About fascism, while Europe was suffering under the rule of the inhuman Nazi’s, the Arab world embraced Nazism. Fascism is a cult and rejects all religions, but Nazi Germany had warm relations with the Arab world. Khomeiny, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Arab leaders such as Sayyid Qutb of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as the Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini admired Hitler. Sami al-Joundi, one of the founders of the ruling Syrian Ba’ath Party, recalls: “We were racists. We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books… We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab Inclination toward Nazism, like the “Hisb-el-qaumi-el-suri” (PPS) or Social Nationalist Party in Syria. The first Syrian Baath leader, Anton Sa’ada, styled himself the Führer of the Syrian nation, and Hitler became known as “Abu Ali” (In Egypt his name was “Muhammed Haidar”). The banner of the PPS displayed the swastika on a black-white background, until today, even in Lebanon. Until this very nice day in December, fascism flourish in the Arab world. Now you know why there are only one single parties in that part of the world with the big exception of Israel. I recommend you to watch the six hour documentary ‘Nazis, a warning from history’ before make such ridiculous claims about what happened in the 30ties in Germany and these days in Europe. In fact you incite hatred towards non-Muslims.



Day Opening - December 2



Yesterday morning, Ramses Shaffy, the Dutch7French singer and actor died aged 76. Most of them plump for recent ones showing him as an old man worn down by drink, but we can also see "the Netherlands' only chansonnier" as a young icon of the popular cultural scene, a striking flower-power figure in the 1960s.



One Dutch newspaper devotes a whole inside page to what it calls the dismay caused by the flamboyant Amsterdammer's death. Under the headline, "Addicted to life", the paper prints a quote from 1995: "It's a wonder I'm still sitting here, with all the cigarettes, drink and I don't know what else".
The paper says he lived life to the full, giving us another quote: "The blood that pumps though my body screams out for adventure!" Under the headline, "Ramses last glass", it tells us of his last visit to his favourite restaurant, just a short stroll from the Amsterdam nursing home where he ended his days. "He came in around 5 or 6 [...] and sometimes stayed till very late. He drank red wine or sambuca. And also ate something," the restaurant owner fills us in.

It's not only other celebrities who are mourning the star's demise: fans are to hold a vigil at the place where Shaffy moored his houseboat in the heady days of the 1970s. The organiser recalls that Shaffy started out life in Amsterdam as a foster child: "I want to make the statement that all kids, even those who don't look like they have many chances, can grow into monumental people".
He was one of my heroes...why? The guy was pure and had not one ounce of aggression in him...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Twitter Snail mail


Sure many dedicated social media gurus were waiting for the day when they could start sending packages using their social networking IDs. That day has arrived, with UK-based SendSocial, a company that makes the most of your social networking tag. SendSocial allows users to send mail using a recipient’s Twitter ID or email address.

After SendSocial is informed of the recipient’s Twitter ID or email address from a sender, it gets an approval from the recipient to accept the delivery. After they have accepted, SendSocial requests their physical address details (but keeps it from the sender) and proceeds with the mailing request.
İf you want to follow me without receiving sanil mail, I am herrreeeee....

Day Opening - December 1


World Aids day, December 1 - 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Jazz Hypnosis with Sex

Imagine a light, hypnotic jazz combo performing what sounds like the intro to The Doors' 'Riders On The Storm.'

For those people with a decent internet connection and who spend too much time behind the computer some background music to come along with...

Enjoy!

Reactions on anti-minaret ban in Switzerland.

Dutch MP Geert Wilders' Freedom Party has said it wants a referendum on the building of minarets similar to the one held in Switzerland on Sunday . Mr Wilders expects the Dutch to ban new minarets just like a 57.5 percent majority of Swiss did.
The referendum result is hailed as a breakthrough by the opposition MP. "It's the first time that people in Europe have stood up to a form of Islamisation."

Other xenophobic nationalist parties in Europe are taking a similar line to the Netherlands' Freedom Party. Mario Borghezio, a Euro-MP for Italy's Northern League (Lega Nord) called for a referendum in Italy, saying "The flag of a courageous Switzerland which wants to remain Christian is flying over a near-Islamised Europe."

Switzerland is home to 6 million Christians and 400,000 Muslims. There are currently 200 mosques in the Alpine country, but only four minarets.

International reactions to the Swiss vote have been negative and critical. Islamic countries, and Muslims in Switzerland itself, say that banning the building of new minarets puts limits on freedom of religion. "It's an insult to all Muslims," Egypt's Great Mufti Ali Gomaa said. (This person really has to shut up with his hate for Jews and Christians, Kopts - is he also critical of this Egyptian cleric?

Speaking for the joint Islamic Organisations in Switzerland, the group's head Farhad Afshar said,
"The most painful for us is not the minaret ban, but the symbol sent by this vote. Muslims do not feel accepted as a religious community."

The Swiss government is obliged by law to implement the ban following the popular vote in favour, but the measure is likely to be found in contravention of international agreements, to which Switzerland is bound, such as the European Human Rights Convention and United Nations agreements on human rights.

The Vatican called the ban 'an attack of freedom of religion'.

EU critical

Current EU chair Sweden said that the Swiss ban flouts freedom of expression. "I don't think we can build a Europe without that freedom," Swedish Justice Minister Beatrice Ask said in Brussels. Her colleague from the Swedish Immigration Department added, "How peculiar that such things are determined by referendum in Switzerland. In my country, they are decided on by local town planners."

Other European politicians added their voices. "It's a manifestation of intolerance," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a reaction.
source: RNW.nl

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Day Opening - November 30



Just kiss me...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Statements of the weekend (or of the year)

Yaşar Yakış, the Turkish chairman of Parliament’s EU harmonization commission, a former diplomat and the ruling Turkish AKP’s first foreign minister, spoke of the impracticability of using more Italian or Scandinavian models for women’s emancipation and infuriated some women present at the forum when he said: “Even if Turkey becomes an EU member one day, a difference will always remain there due to Islamic culture. We will always see that difference in mentality, which is the result of the centuries-old influence of Islam.”
He made this statement during the sixth Turkish–Italian forum in Istanbul


The leader of the Turkish opposition National Movement Party, or MHP (an ultra nationalist fascistoide party), has introduced existential doubt into the swine flu debate in Turkey.
“I do not believe in the swine flu (Mexican flu),” said MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli on Saturday.
“We have not taken any measures (against the H1N1 virus commonly known as swine flu). Everything is up to God’s will,” said Bahçeli, Anatolia news agency reported.

Some tips to make the best out of a rainy day


The last week was one after the other a wet and windy day in the Netherlands. So a Dutch newspaper presented a whole page of tips to “beat the autumn blues”. No less than 1.2 million Dutch folk claim to suffer from what the paper calls “an autumn dip” and it calls on the services of eight “experts” to let in a little ray of sunshine.


Unfortunately most of these specialists seem to be more interested in their own bank balance than the well-being of the nation. There’s the sauna owner who suggests you go for a sauna, the travel agent who recommends an exotic autumn break and the clean-up stylist – whatever that might be – who declares that domestic chores are the ideal way to generate “physical and mental energy”. Refreshingly there’s also a fashion guru who warns us all not to go shopping because “it just gets you down … everything you like is either too expensive or doesn’t fit … and you end up with sore feet, feeling fat”. Tell it like it is, sister!

While we’re on the subject of retail therapy the newspaper front page features the story that Interior Minister Guusje ter Horst is allowing shops to impose a ban on customers wearing hoods as a measure to prevent hold-ups. The paper’s cartoonist hits back with a picture of a hooded shopper in the pouring rain saying “That’s all well and good … but could you ask the man upstairs for better weather first?”

Day Opening - November 29


Unusual transport

Armenian Love - by Fréderike Geerdink, a Dutch journalist in Turkey

The Armenian community in Turkey consists of about fifty thousand souls. It’s not easy to keep such a small community alive. Especially not for Armenians who live outside the strong Armenian community in Istanbul. A special report.

Cemil and Gülestan have been married now for twenty one years. But when you see them sitting together with their sons in their house in the village of Sason in eastern Turkey, it looks more as if grandfather is visiting: Cemil is 71, Gülestan 35. The problem was that there were not too many prospective husbands for Gülestan, and when widower Cemil asked Gülestan’s father for her hand, the deal was quickly done. Gülestan: ‘My father thought Cemil would be a good husband, but it was also important that he has the same roots as my family. There are not many like that in our region.’

The same roots, by that she means: Cemil’s family was once, like Gülestan’s, Christian and Armenian. Right after the mass killings of Armenians in the last days of the Ottoman Empire, their ancestors converted to Islam out of necessity and chose a Turkish name. They integrated into Turkish and Islamic life, but never forgot their former identity, and also never lost touch with families who were hit by the same fate. They married among each other, and they still do.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Statement #24

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
Oscar Wilde

Amazing giga pics of this years Hajj and observance of Eid al-Adha

Click on this link from Boston.com for some amazing pictures of this years Hajj and the obsevance of Eid al-Adha. No pictures of brutal slaughtering of animals. You will find here an interesting story about that.
Here the link with pictures, 38 in total.