mapsontheweb:

The Journeys of Ibn Battuta

mapsontheweb:

The Journeys of Ibn Battuta

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tried to be all cultured and mature with an evening of wes anderson films but ended up watching Half-baked (again)

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ummdawuud:

Dua for when you see a Muslim laughing:

أَضْحَكَ اللَّهُ سِنَّكَ

"May Allah keep you laughing"

(Bukhari, Muslim)

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my gap year has literally been hooyo making JSA jokes

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"Karl Marx did not invent or found socialism…he just discovered it…We call in America the laws of gravity, Newton’s Laws but Newton cannot invent that a body falls at 32 feet per second squared. Marx cannot invent where capital oppresses labor that labor will rise up and overthrow capital."

Kwame Ture, responding to the oft-cited claim that socialism is a product of Europe and Eurocentric thought (via mansplainedmarxist)

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I’ve sat through khutba’s in urdu at mosques having no idea what’s being spoken about but comfortable regardless, knowing i am in a place of worship with fellow muslims but you dont wanna go to this said mosque cos its  ’too somali’ SHEEEEEEEEEEKO

those ‘akhis’ who speak of 1 ummah and that we should let go of ethnic labels and fake boarders yet will drop a ‘lol somalia’ or use the ‘people are starving in africa’ joke I SEE YOU  & I DON’T TRUST YOU!

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Colours of the full Moon by László Francsics

Colours of the full Moon by László Francsics

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i have like 0.5 somali friends so when i see somali people around my age i just wanna sit and talk about everything from pre-colonial empires, the current political climate back home, our diaspora struggles to the rise and fall of king khalid

hassan sheikh mohamoud wants to be bffs with the globe

samiratastic:

gaanjibo:

Please spread the word.

ok, so i’ve had a few discussions about this today and I think a few people need to know how many times Kenyan authorities have tried done this.

*Note, Somalis are native to north-eastern and eastern Kenya, land given to Kenya by the British. cos white men can just draw our boarders and give land to who they please right

The Shifta War (1963–1967) was a secessionist conflict in which ethnic Somalis in the Northern Frontier District (NFD) of Kenya (a region that is and has historically been almost exclusively inhabited by ethnic Somalis[2][3][4]) attempted to join with their fellow Somalis in a Greater Somalia. The Kenyan government named the conflict “shifta”, after the Somali word for “bandit”, as part of a propaganda effort. The Kenyan counter-insurgency General Service Units forced civilians into "protected villages" (essentially concentration camps) as well as killing a large number of livestock kept by the pastoralist Somalis.”

The Wagalla massacre took place on 10 February 1984 at the Wagalla Airstrip. The facility is situated approximately 15 km (9 mi) west of the district capital of Wajir in the North Eastern Province, a region primarily inhabited by ethnic Somalis. Kenyan troops had descended on the area to reportedly help diffuse clan-related conflict. However, according to eye-witness testimony, about 5,000 Somali men were then taken to an airstrip and prevented from accessing water and food for five days before being executed by Kenyan soldiers.

According to a commissioner with the The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya, a government oversight body that had been formed in response to the 2008 Kenyan post-election violence, the Wagalla massacre represents the worst human rights violation in Kenya’s history.

… For years the Kenyan government denied that a massacre had taken place and insisted that “only 57 people were killed in a security operation to disarm the [area’s] residents”. It was not until October 2000 that the government publicly acknowledged wrongdoing on the part of its security forces.”

The Garissa Massacre was a 1980 massacre of ethnic Somali residents by the Kenyan government in the Garissa District of the North Eastern Province, Kenya. The incident occurred when government forces, acting on the premise of flushing out a local gangster known as Abdi Madobe, set fire to a residential estate called Bulla Kartasi, killing people and raping women. They then forcefully interned the populace in a primary school for three days without food or water, resulting in over 3000 deaths. The Somali government, then led by Siad Barre, intervened by threatening that if such brutalities doesn’t come to an end, then the Somali Forces will overthrow the Nairobi regime and occupy the country. The Kenyan government therefore uplifted the curfew and set the people free.”

This is just from lack-of-info-wikipedia.

kenyan authorities are scum, extorting money/gold from innocent women and children  

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