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Celtic Twilight

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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Zainuu in Iran has a new president!!!!!   
    Must watch this interview to understand the Iran Elections.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to realizm in Iran has a new president!!!!!   
    Brother, why not admit that large pans of a population are disappointed rather than always bringing this MEK and Kurd stuff into the debate? 
    It's the same everywhere, yesterday France saw 66% of abstention in regional vote. 
    Why people do not want to consider that maybe after two centuries, with more downs than ups, the Democratic model has showed its limits, be it in old or new Republics? 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to islamicmusic in Iran has a new president!!!!!   
    Here's a great article on the subject:
    https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articles/iran-s-presidential-election-slap-in-the-face-of-islam-s-enemies
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Weren't Adam and Eve Naked in The Garden?   
    According to Jewish and Christian tradition Adam and Eve were clothed in robes of "Glory"/Supernal Light and through their transgressions were stripped of them. That seems to be what is underlying what you quote. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in If you get into an argument with a Wahhabi ...   
    I know. I don't either. I think ultimately it's collapse is a positive thing- however I still don't like to see increased suffering inflicted on indigenous Palestinians. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Northwest in If you get into an argument with a Wahhabi ...   
    This is MSM disinformation and part of the Zionist Establishment’s usual Democrat/Republican, left/right PSYOPs. The facts say otherwise, and the “right-wing” GOP Zionists who criticised the “left-wing” Zionist Obama for allegedly being “anti-Israel” know this. Support for Israel has always been bipartisan. Now for the fact and truth of the matter: under Obama the U.S. handed Netanyahu’s regime Israel’s largest military-aid package to date in its entire history, including Israel’s first-ever “bunker-buster” bombs. (Of course that record was subsequently eclipsed by Trump’s even larger “gift” to Israel, but prior to Trump, Obama, even during Netanyahu’s “reign,” was Israel’s most pro-Zionist American benefactor on record—surpassing even Truman, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush 43, among others.) According to Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak, under Obama military-intelligence ties between the U.S. and Israel reached their “highest level” on record. In fact, the Iron Dome system was lavishly financed by the Obama administration, not the Clinton, Bush, or Trump administrations. Conversely, a number of Republican administrations were prone to anti-Zionist, pro-isolationist influences, particularly of the traditionalist Right (the root of the Depression-era “America First Committee”), including Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan. This impediment, by contrast, has never hobbled the liberal wing of the pro-Zionist Establishment, which was and is far more influential and powerful. Most, if not all, of the Jewish Zionist elite is solidly liberal and pro-globalist, which is unsurprising, given that “Jewish” Zionism has always been a secularist, quasi-fascist, anti-religious ideology. Excerpted from the second link:
    @Celtic Twilight @Silas
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from notme in What do you think of effeminate men?   
    Christianity does have female Prophets- Huldah and Deborah come to mind first, the former being extremely important. Than the Virgin Mary in most understandings of Christianity is seen as greater than a Prophet. The reason I am saying this is that you list Christianity as your Religion. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to hasanhh in What do you think of effeminate men?   
    Then what about Deborah, Mary and Anna (Luke 2:36)
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to notme in What do you think of effeminate men?   
    Interesting how you know the "mind" of God. 
    The Quran says that the only thing which makes a person superior or inferior is their deeds. Men and women are equal before The Creator. 
    "Effeminate" is cultural term that doesn't have any real specific meaning. What do you mean when you say it? 
    Same with "feminism", it means different things to different people and in different contexts. What meaning are you using? 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Zaidism in Zaydism, imamah and the layman   
    Live normal Muslim lives, seek to follow the Qur'an and the teachings of the Holy Prophet,
    Those who are knowledgeable in politics, or are in politics ought to do what they can to serve Islam, the Muslims, and ultimately humanity.
    A Zaydi Imam is essentially the learned, pious Mujtahid who has the birth qualities of Fatimid lineage, is a Male and does not have any physical/mental defects. He is also known for his knowledge, generosity, and bravery. To put things into perspective Sayyid Khomeini's revolution is essentially what a Zaydi Imam would do - one would ask why our twelver brothers were 12 centuries late. 
    The laymen would give Bay'ah to the pious Imam who did not forsake the teachings of the Quran:
    And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, "Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?" [4:75]
    They would be like those who gave Bay'ah to Imam Zayd
    So let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory - We will bestow upon him a great reward. [4:73]
    If they are victorious:
    And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you. [2:143]
    They are not savages looking to shed blood and establish a Zaydi government whenever they can
    Fight in the cause of Allah ˹only˺ against those who wage war against you, but do not exceed the limits. Surely Allah does not like transgressors. [2:190]
    Like the tyrant Hisham and those devils from the Abbasids/Ummayds they were given advice, told to not transgress, and when they exceeded the limits the son of Fatema from the Hassani or Husseini line would rise against him to stop the unjust killings, pillaging, and desecration of Islam and the Muslims. Imam Hussein ((عليه السلام)) said no to Yazid and his rule, for the sons of Fatema do not give allegiance, nor support to the bloodthirsty killers, the illegitimate drunkards, and the swine eating losers. 
    This is similar to saying 'in the absence of Imam Khomeini, do we seek knowledge from twelver ulama' 
    Imam is being read in the twelver framework, this is not the case.
    Give him Bay'ah, if he revolts, revolt with him. If like Imam Ridha he calls to himself, but there was no revolution then there isn't one. However, whoever called to themselves - regardless if they revolted or not will gain the title of Imam, thus the case of Imam Ridha. Of course Imam is broad term, for example Imam Sadiq/Baqir (Imams of 'ilm, not Jihad). 
    This is incorrect, nor will this ever be the case until the coming (birth+rise) of the Mahdi ((عليه السلام))
     
     
     
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Scriptural defence of Zionism?   
    Most of the indigenous Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judeans. Palestine still had a large, possibly majority, Jewish population at the time of the Arab invasion and this population from then up the 18 th century became absorbed into Islam. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from 313_Waiter in Scriptural defence of Zionism?   
    Most of the indigenous Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judeans. Palestine still had a large, possibly majority, Jewish population at the time of the Arab invasion and this population from then up the 18 th century became absorbed into Islam. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Diaz in LGBTQ and liberalism target children again   
    This is so sad and funny at the same time 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in From Tent City Skid Row, CA To the Ghettos of Detroit, MI, USA   
    The Middle East is a vast place with wide differences between the countries. I cannot think of two places more different than the UAE and Iran. Though with this government in Iran things have been changing in the wrong direction by contemporary global standards Iran has a pretty just distribution of wealth. The Islamic Republic there does a lot more to take care of it's people than the USA does of it's. Before the revolution there you did have a small very wealthy urban elite and than impoverished but they have managed to change that bringing access to healthcare and education to people who before were denied such even with a war being thrown at them almost immediately. Libya and Syria also did a lot to look after their people and again we saw Western Imperialism trying to destroy them- and succeeding tragically in the case of Libya. In a world dominated by the United States it is very difficult to have a country that is both nationally free and socially just, and this is particularly true in the MENA region. The UAE is a criminal infestation, more evil than the Zionist project- but I do not think that you can judge Middle Easterners as a whole on the basis of it. 
    You are right that poverty in the USA is not the same as poverty in the Middle East. In the Middle East people's sense of self-worth is not as tied up in wealth so poverty is not as psychologically and emotionally crippling as it is in the United States, people over there also have much stronger family and social bonds more generally which makes a lot of things much easier to deal with. The older you get the more you realize just how important the personal loyalty of others to you and you to others is in this life. A lot of negative criticisms can be made of Middle Easterners and North Africans but the majority of them have a deep intuitive understanding of this. I don't think that most North Americans do. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Haji 2003 in Exodus - was it about tribalism or monotheism?   
    A thought which occurred to me recently was that the Qur'anic references to Exodus dwell on the issue of monotheism vs. polytheism and perhaps more so than the Bible does. See the second row in the table below for an illustration.
    My takeaway is that the Qur'anic perspective is that Pharaoh is given the opportunity to convert, but chooses not to do so, until the very end. and intriguingly the latter scene is missing from the Bible. 
    In short, Exodus is a history of a people, in contrast the Qur'an presents the superiority of monotheism in the face of a highly advanced polytheistic society, and indeed one whose sophistication is evident today in the archeological record, that the Qur'an also recommends we study.
     

    https://quranandbibleblog.com/2014/11/09/the-exodus-from-egypt-part-i/
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to notme in From Tent City Skid Row, CA To the Ghettos of Detroit, MI, USA   
    This is what we need to do, but as far as I can tell, we have no idea how. For the past 500 years, "Western Society" has focused on siphoning the maximum monetary value out of people and things and the planet. We've forgotten how to value intrinsically. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Laayla in From Tent City Skid Row, CA To the Ghettos of Detroit, MI, USA   
    Sanitary and living conditions for an estimated 2,000 homeless people along Los Angeles’ Skid Row are so severe that the United Nations recently compared them to Syrian refugee camps. How does extreme poverty persist in one of the country’s most expensive real estate markets? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called 'Chasing the Dream,' which reports on poverty and opportunity in America.  
     

     
    Detroit, MI
     
    Recently Detroit filed for a Chapter 9 bankruptcy due to its colossal $18 billion dollars in debt. It's the largest American city thus far to go belly up. Detroit was once the most prosperous city in America by a wide margin. Decades ago it was even referred to as "the Paris of the West" due to its tremendous architectural beauty. Unfortunately since the 1950's the city has steadily declined in population and per capita income and increased in unemployment and crime rate. Detroit is now not only one of the most dangerous cities in America, but the entire world for a number of factors including murder rate and police response times averaging over an hour. Seven out of eight murders in Detroit go unsolved, allegedly due to exceptionally low police resources. The city is also plagued with an average of over 30 arson fires per day with many that don't get put out for hours due to severely inadequate fire department resources. It's sad to see a once magnificent city brought to its knees through government corruption and failed philosophies, fading local industries, moral decay and so on. Hopefully Detroit will find a path to real change and climb its way back to becoming the world class city it once was. If you find this Super Ghettos of Detroit video interesting then make sure to give it a thumbs up and post a comment below and say what you think.
     
     

     
     
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Eddie Mecca in Palestine NEW   
    This is complex- historically all Haredi Jews strongly opposed Zionism, and in terms of the Zionism as in the ideology of people like Ben Gurion and A.D. Gordon and even Jacobtintsky they all still oppose it. Classical Zionism was an aggressive secularist ideology which sought to create the "New Hebrew" out of the "Old Jew". However a lot of the Haredi have made peace with the Jewish State on the grounds that it protects Jewish life which is completely sacred to probably a majority of Jews whether Religious or not, that it gives them money and other stuff, and that it is generally "good for the Jews". They would still be very opposed to the idea that the State of Israel represents the beginning of the "Redemption" which is what the Religious Zionists who are the real psychos believe. There are still a lot who oppose Zionism straight forwardly though. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Eddie Mecca in What do Shias think about the rap music industry?Do Shias think its a tool?   
    It has come out that the CIA- this is not conspiracy theory but rather cold fact- that the CIA was and probably still is involved in promoting rap/Hip-Hop/etc to the mainly North African Muslim population in France. They were not doing this strengthen them or to help them explore their creativity- quite the reverse. Similarly in Palestine many people believe that the Shin Bet is promoting rap/Hip-Hop/etc among the working class indigenous youth population, and this has created tensions between the more Islamic and the more secular parts of the National movement over there, the latter who see at least the majority of this stuff as basically harmless. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Zainuu in Palestine NEW   
    This is complex- historically all Haredi Jews strongly opposed Zionism, and in terms of the Zionism as in the ideology of people like Ben Gurion and A.D. Gordon and even Jacobtintsky they all still oppose it. Classical Zionism was an aggressive secularist ideology which sought to create the "New Hebrew" out of the "Old Jew". However a lot of the Haredi have made peace with the Jewish State on the grounds that it protects Jewish life which is completely sacred to probably a majority of Jews whether Religious or not, that it gives them money and other stuff, and that it is generally "good for the Jews". They would still be very opposed to the idea that the State of Israel represents the beginning of the "Redemption" which is what the Religious Zionists who are the real psychos believe. There are still a lot who oppose Zionism straight forwardly though. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Mohamad Abdel-Hamid in Life Lessons   
    Uff, there are many things I wish I could have done differently. Here are the things I would have told my younger self:
    1. QUIT VIDEOGAMES. It's ok to play for 1-2 hours, but I remember I used to spend around 8 hours per day for years. Imagine the many productive things I could have done in that wasted time, like Qur'an memorisation or even physical activities.
    2. Don't visit the bad sites in the Internet and watch haraam stuff. This is probably one of the things I regret most in life. Addictions like this should be eliminated as soon as possible.
    3. Learn the Islamic laws as soon as possible. Some of you may have already read my story, and basically there were many things that I learned alone as I grew up. Even to this day I research, investigate and ask to see if the wajibat I'm doing are done correctly.
    4. Choose to do what you like. I remember for example in school I had the option to choose either German or Portuguese as third language. I still don't know why (my mom probably forced me to), but I chose German despite the fact that I almost 95% already knew Portuguese. For 7 years I had to study that hard language, and when I finished school I immediatly forgot everything. All that "hard work" for nothing.
    There are probably more things that come to mind, but right now these 4 points stand up as the most important (for me, at least).
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Palestine NEW   
    This is complex- historically all Haredi Jews strongly opposed Zionism, and in terms of the Zionism as in the ideology of people like Ben Gurion and A.D. Gordon and even Jacobtintsky they all still oppose it. Classical Zionism was an aggressive secularist ideology which sought to create the "New Hebrew" out of the "Old Jew". However a lot of the Haredi have made peace with the Jewish State on the grounds that it protects Jewish life which is completely sacred to probably a majority of Jews whether Religious or not, that it gives them money and other stuff, and that it is generally "good for the Jews". They would still be very opposed to the idea that the State of Israel represents the beginning of the "Redemption" which is what the Religious Zionists who are the real psychos believe. There are still a lot who oppose Zionism straight forwardly though. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Black Lives Matter [OFFICIAL]   
    Salam
     LGBT Councilman Shils For Israel 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2xIbQkNVqU
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Tabassum Iman in Witch Craft and Voodoo   
    Witchcraft is as evil as it gets.
    There is nothing more evil than witchcraft.
    If you do witchcraft you will go to Jahannem.
    Witchcraft is from the AntiChrist/Dajjel. Meaning in order to perform witchcraft you will have to go through her/him. It is a dangerous road to take and you will not ever be able to recover.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Abu Nur in Witch Craft and Voodoo   
    Those are all work of shaytan and haram and shirk. Don't try any of them.
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