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Celtic Twilight

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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Mahdavist in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    They are more tolerant of Muslims than most EU countries, so remaining in the EU hardly equates to more religious freedom. Furthermore their anti Muslim agenda will be harder without Brexit than it will be with Brexit. 
    British Muslims are generally foolish when it comes to politics. They blindly lean to the left without ever really knowing why. The right might not be friends of Muslims, but the left are hypocritical snakes who will use the Muslim vote to retain their seats without actually having any real interest for Islam or Muslims (why should they, they hardly have anything in common)
    The best stance is the one that our aimmah (عليه السلام) took when the abbasids clashed with the umayyads. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    It effects Muslims because without Brexit Muslims in Britain will find their traditional morality under more and more savage assault as well as possibly their Religious Liberty in any meaningful real sense.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    Before he took the leadership and start coming under serious pressure he was consistent in his views and took principled stands that were very controversial such as when the armed struggle was going on here up in the north of Ireland against the UK state he stood up for us and was a friend to the Irish immigrants or people descended from Irish immigrants over in Britain when they were coming under a lot of pressure. At the time this took guts. I agree with you about his stance on the EU which is what I think will lose him the election however I cannot forget his past. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Mahdavist in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    It was the Conservative Party which brought the UK under Brussels due to Yankee pressure and Labour and the Communist Party which opposed it. If you look at the Morning Star they are advocating as hard if not harder a Brexit than Reese Mogg. Just because Reese Mogg is terribly wrong on a lot of issues does not mean he is wrong about everything- he is right when it comes to traditional morality and he is right when it comes to Brexit.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Mahdavist in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    So they dislike the people campaigning for Brexit and they dislike the way they promoted it. I still haven't seen any Muslim explain why Brexit itself is bad for them or for Islam in general.
    On the contrary I would think breaking free of the islamophobic European Union is a good move for a country that is much more tolerant of religion than its European counterparts.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    Corbyn is very sincerely anti-imperialist. It is a different party now to what it was under the butcher Blair. Politics often in this fallen world involves choosing to bad in order to prevent the evil.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Moalfas in Any UK SCers voting in the General Election?   
    Corbyn was historically extremely anti-Brussels. This new softening on that issue since he came to the leadership I find really annoying. He has obviously been under a lot of pressure but to actually bring in the positive changes he wants a hard Brexit, and the harder the better is extremely necessary.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Revert1963 in Here's Another Marriage/Women Thread for Y'all :p - Hijab as a Measure of Relgiosity? To what extent?   
    I think that different men is attracted by different things. I have even had interested looks from a Muslim guy when I was wearing a chador. So does that mean I should have worn full Niqab?
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to starlight in Spiritual Highs   
    Al-Islam.org has a good collection of books on Irfan and spirituality. I would suggest you go through them.
    Dr..Farrokh Sekaleshfar's lectures are very good too.
    There is no quick fix, one remedy for all type of an answer to the question you asked. You will have to find the answer yourself -your own way of knowing and getting close to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)
    A few general things I can suggest are:Start praying Salat ul layl -be in wudhu all day and night.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Revert1963 in Why did the Prophet marry a 9 year old?   
    To stress that she was a virgin when she married the Prophet. There seem to have been doubts about her sexual morality among some sections of early Muslims.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Moalfas in Islamic/Shia literature resources online   
    I thought it would be useful to share any online libraries of free literature and books, ideally Shia specific, as some material can be hard to find.
    The link below has 19 titles, some of which are excellent reads, all free to download PDF versions:
     
    http://alfeker.net/library.php?catid=53
     
    This online library also contains a plethora of Arabic books and books in several other languages. 
    Persian:
    http://alfeker.net/library.php?catid=74
     
    Other languages:
    http://alfeker.net/library.php?catid=62
     
    More English titles:
    http://shiabooks.net/library.php?catid=53
     
    Please also share your resources for the benefit of all. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Love4the14 in Why would someone act this way?   
    He’s probably bitter about the breakup and is doing it on purpose to taunt her and mess with her brain. 
    If he had really moved on he wouldn’t still be messaging her
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to haideriam in Unity Efforts with the Sunnis - Wajib? Mustahab? Mubah? What For?   
    Wajib for you are attached to them by brotherhood among the ummah. 
    I love Sunnis.
    I hate kharajis. 
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Mohammed-Mehdi in House of Commons or House of Corruption   
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/11/05/610450/United Kingdom-House-of-Commons-Corruption 
     
    House of Commons or House of Corruption
    Tue Nov 5, 2019 02:24PM [Updated: Tue Nov 5, 2019 02:29PM ] Home United Kingdom Politics British parliamentarians have been repeatedly exposed to be vulnerable to financial corruption The House of Commons is often touted by the British establishment as a bastion of democracy and the oldest Parliament in the world.
    The House of Commons’ official website (www.parliament.United Kingdom) describes the modern British Parliament as “one of the oldest continuous representative assemblies in the world”.
    The British establishment also has a habit of depicting the House of Commons as squeaky clean, a House that is inhabited by loyal servants of the people.
    But to what extent is this portrayal an accurate description of the state of affairs in the British Parliament?
    Most people will remember the parliamentary expenses scandal of 2009 in which hundreds of MPs were proven to be improperly claiming expenses.
    Once the investigation into the full scope of the scandal was completed, it was revealed that more than half the House – 389 MPs in total – had improperly claimed expenses.
    The Daily Mail reported on February 05, 2010, that MPs had claimed a record £95.6 million in expenses in 2008-09, an increase on £92.9 million the year before.
    But astonishingly, a full year after the scandal came to light, hundreds of MPs were still enjoying the “gravy train” (to quote from The Daily Mail).
    The irony of the scandal was that in the end MPs were ordered to repay a total of £1.1 million (a fraction of the expenses that had been improperly claimed) whilst the enquiry into the scandal, led by Sir Thomas Legg, cost £1.16 million.
    Despite the gravity of the scandal, only a handful of MPs were prosecuted for what amounted to the theft of public funds.  
    And amongst the prosecutions only six Parliamentarians – four members of the House of Commons and two members of the House of Lords – were sent to prison.
    The longest sentence – a mere 18 months – was imposed on David Chaytor, former Labour MP for Bury North. He was given an 18 months custodial sentence in January 2011 but was released in May 2011 after serving only a third of his sentence.
    But the expenses scandal was preceded by the Life Peerages scandal (also known as the Cash for Honours scandal) of 2006-2007, which centred on the connection between political donations and the award of life peerages.
    The scandal reached epic proportions in December 2006 when Tony Blair became the first ever serving British Prime Minister to be questioned by police officers investigating allegations of corruption.
    Blair was questioned by police for a second time in late January 2007 over cash-for-honours allegations.
    The investigation into the scandal led to a series of arrests of powerful individuals at the heart of the British establishment, including former government advisor, Desmond Smith, former director of Government Relations at 10 Downing Street, Ruth Turner and former chief fundraiser for the Labour party, Lord Michael Levy.
    Another unprecedented feature of the case was the police’s questioning of serving government ministers, including Patricia Hewitt (former Secretary of State for Health) and Jack McConnell (the former First Minister of Scotland).  
    In a damning review of the scandal, The Telegraph wrote in April 12, 2008, that the scandal had “rocked Whitehall to its core” as “stunned officials watched as a series of Number 10’s most powerful figures were arrested or questioned by officers on the investigating team”.
    Yet another parliamentary-related scandal broke out in March 2010 after four former Labour cabinet ministers were accused of offering to use their political influence in return for substantial payments.
    The then MPs Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt, Geoff Hoon and Margaret Moran, were secretly recorded discussing payment with an undercover reporter posing as a company executive seeking to hire MPs for lobbying work.
    A similar scandal, dubbed “cash for access”, engulfed former foreign secretaries Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind in February 2015. The two establishment giants were initially accused of breaching the parliamentary code of conduct.
    Straw and Rifkind were secretly filmed by an undercover reporter, whilst offering to use their positions on behalf of a fictitious Chinese company, in return for substantial financial remuneration.  
    Two years later, a different form of scandal, one centred on sexual corruption, engulfed Westminster.
    The scandal, which broke out in October 2017, implicated leading MPs, including Tory MP, Chris Pincher, who was forced to step down as a government whip after accusations of improper behaviour towards women.
    But the biggest victim of the “Westminster sexual scandal” was former defence secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, who was forced to resign after complaints about his conduct by a Conservative party activist.
    The scandal prompted former Prime Minister, Theresa May, to call for a “new culture of respect”, but critics doubt if there is sufficient will to change Westminster’s toxic attitude to sexuality.    
    In addition, a series of other scandals has ensnared individual parliamentarians from both Houses. In July 2015, Lord Sewel was forced to resign from the House of Lords after being filmed taking drugs with prostitutes.
    And these are only the scandals that have come to the public’s attention at the right time. There have been cases where the truth about the corrupt conduct of British parliamentarians has only come to light following their death.
    The most notorious case involved the late Cyril Smith, a former Liberal party MP, who was revealed to have engaged in serial child sexual abuse after his death in 2010.  
    In a further twist, it was later revealed that the British security service, MI5, knew the truth about Cyril Smith but had (for unknown reasons) influenced prosecutors to take no action against the paedophile MP.
    How many more Cyril Smiths are out there?
     
    Rupert Cansell, Investigative Journalist
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Sumerian in Iraq protests influenced by someone suspicious?   
    No it is not a possibility because Saddam and ISIS do not believe in the same thing as the protesters. Saddam was an Arab nationalist and ISIS are extremist Salafis/Wahabis. The protesters are not. They're regular people and most of them are Shi'a, the Sunnis haven't even protested because their cities are destroyed and they live in tents. All the protests are taking in places like Karbala, Najaf, Maysan etc.. they're like 90% Shi'a.
    Even Hawza students and preachers are taking part of the protest and Sayyed Al-Sistani has called the protesters demands legitimate. There is no Israel, no Saudi, no UAE, no US, no China, no Russia, no thing involved.
     
    Saudi Arabia doesn't have the ability to move a million Shi'a to the streets lol
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to eThErEaL in Purpose of Islam   
    It is precisely for such reasons that we cannot deem Islam to be Absolute.  In fact it is metaphysically absurd to regard Islam as an absolute Truth for only God Himself is the Absolute Truth.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to notme in What do you think of flat earthers?   
    I was unable to find what I had read before. It either has been removed, or is buried under pages and pages of internet data. I did, however, find this slightly different link. 
    http://archive.is/jmyTi
    It's a sect of the Flat Earth Movement, not the mainstream believers. This is different from what I had read around 2014 or so when this religion first started becoming known to the general public. 
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Conspiracy Theories   
    I am a Western European and neither an American or a Middle Easterner however while I do not think they are behind everything undesirable I do think that the Zionists, the KSA and the Yankee State are behind very much that humanity could do without to put it mildly. That people conspire and that States do things they want kept secret should be obvious to anyone- however "Conspiracy Theories" as in the Illuminati" or "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" type stuff I find daft- however I believe that people who believe the official story about 9/11 are just if not more daft.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Trump’s Iran Policy Needs a History Lesson   
    Americans at the best of times are not very interested in history, they do not have the same "historical consciousness", that a lot of Europeans and Middle Easterners have.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from hasanhh in Conspiracy Theories   
    I am a Western European and neither an American or a Middle Easterner however while I do not think they are behind everything undesirable I do think that the Zionists, the KSA and the Yankee State are behind very much that humanity could do without to put it mildly. That people conspire and that States do things they want kept secret should be obvious to anyone- however "Conspiracy Theories" as in the Illuminati" or "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" type stuff I find daft- however I believe that people who believe the official story about 9/11 are just if not more daft.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to HusseinAbbas in Capital Punishment/Death Penalty   
    Not true, in Lebanon murderes have increased ever since they abolished the death penalty,I would rather kill when its abolished since , that would mean that I have another chance at life and I could be well feared in prison and be in the top of gangs there , etc... Also ever since ,people are being killed for stupid reasons, I remeber someone killed in Lebanon by a brazilian supporter for supporting the germans in world cup, thats just one example.
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    Celtic Twilight reacted to Ashvazdanghe in Safe Zone or new Enemy Zone for Turkey ?   
    France, Israel wanted a 'terrorist state' in Syria: Turkish FM
    https://en.abna24.com/news//france-Israel-wanted-a-terrorist-state-in-Syria-turkish-fm_985646.html
    November 2, 2019 - 5:40 PM News Code : 985646 Source : Press TVLink: 

     
    Turkey has accused France and Israel of seeking to establish “a terrorist state” within Syria where they are reportedly assisting Kurdish separatists in the Arab country's north.
    Iran, Russia condemn US military presence around oil fields in Syria
    https://en.abna24.com/news//france-Israel-wanted-a-terrorist-state-in-Syria-turkish-fm_985646.html
    October 30, 2019 - 7:03 PM News Code : 985195 Source : Press TVLink: 

     
    Iran and Russia have lashed out at US President Donald Trump's plans to keep some American troops in Syria to seize control of the country’s oil reserves.
    Separately, Fahrettin Altun, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director, stressed Syria’s right to its own oil reserves, saying, “Syria’s natural resources belong to Syrians.”

    “Oil or other types of revenue should be used for reconstruction efforts including local infrastructure, support for civilians, IDPs (internally displaced persons), and refugees. Just as Syrians should be able to determine their own political future, they should also be allowed to decide how the resources of their own land should be spent,” he tweeted.

    On Sunday, Trump announced that US troops would remain in Syria to “secure” oil reserves and even put up “a hell of a fight” against any force that tried to take them.
     
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Trump’s Iran Policy Needs a History Lesson   
    Americans at the best of times are not very interested in history, they do not have the same "historical consciousness", that a lot of Europeans and Middle Easterners have.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from hasanhh in Trump’s Iran Policy Needs a History Lesson   
    Americans at the best of times are not very interested in history, they do not have the same "historical consciousness", that a lot of Europeans and Middle Easterners have.
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    Celtic Twilight got a reaction from Kaya in Borders of Palestine and Israel   
    The Zionist project does not have it's own official borders. This is part of the problem with it- it is by it's nature expansionist. Thankfully Hezbollah defeated it in Southern Lebanon otherwise it would have ended up in the same position that Gaza, the West Bank and the Golan Heights find themselves in. The below is a translation by a Jewish Professor of Chemistry who worked in Jerusalem and became anti-Zionist of an essay written by a leading Zionist ideologue in an important Zionist academic journal.
     
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-Israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815
    Fatah have settled for much less than a State- they don't like talk of a one state which is the only thing practical. Hamas would like a democratic one state solution however they have said that they are willing to have a fifty year cease fire with the Zionists if they withdraw from Gaza (by ending the siege) and the West Bank, after fifty years they say that everyone might look at things differently. Hamas are actually quite flexible in how they deal with politics- they are not the ultra fundamentalists they are made out to be though they seem to have begun as close to that. Islamic Jihad in Palestine (who have been very influenced by  Ali Shariati even though they are Sunnis) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who are secular Hard Leftists are much more uncompromising.

    Fatah "autonomy" on the West Bank involves basically very little outside of suppressing- sometimes very brutally- Hamas, Islamic Jihad in Palestine, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine AND indigenous Palestinians who choose to struggle totally non-violently. They basically serve a small bunch of families who have grown wealthy from EU grants even though the Zionists pocket most aid sent to them. The the best that could happen for the Palestinians at the moment is for Fatah and it's "Palestinian Authority" to collapse. Anyway the Zionist project will most likely annex most of the West Bank officially after the next election.
    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/09/netanyahu-settlements-northern/
    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/09/netanyahus-annexation-consensus/
    The cold reality is that the Palestinian National Liberation movement is basically defeated. The only hope they have left is that BDS will take off in the West.
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