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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. You obviously do not know the meaning of projection within the parameters of psychology - but I am sure that will not stop you from misusing the term. At least you are consistent. You did not misunderstand me - you just want to avoid what has been pointed out to you. Arrogance leads to loneliness. Try a little humility.
  2. You continue to be ill mannered, immature and obnoxious. Continuing arrogance and demonstrations of omnipotence with attempts (yet again!) to redirect from your own accountability.
  3. You seem to think you are a master at redirection to avoid being held accountable. You have a long ways to go if this is your aim. At least think about some of the things you have written, and think about how this way of thinking and conjecturing must reflect in other areas of your life and in your relationships with others. I believe you will find a correlation. It is up to you.
  4. This is typical twisting of what I wrote - which is abundantly clear unless you have the need to duck and hide from your behaviour. You are comparing yourself to God now? Pathetic.
  5. Overwhelming anger and the need to hate to the point where one feels comfortable attempting to dehumanize people they have never met and feel the need to create scenarios that don't exist anywhere but in a very confused mind, must be emotionally very painful. The misguided comments made here, attempting to link vastly disparate circumstances are totally irrational.
  6. It is confusing to have one life at school and one life at home for first generation kids - especially when at home you are told to fear the outside and retreat from it. When people (especially older new comers - such as parents or grandparents) are struggling in an unfamiliar language and culture making them feel lonely and disoriented in the society, it is easy to romanticize the situation that they left. They feel they can recapture the comfort of the familiar by avoiding all that is unfamiliar resulting in a closed community of paralyzing rigidity. Your parents do not have the exposure
  7. The majority of plastic surgery is not for aesthetic purposes but for functional purposes. Burns (which have been mentioned) to facilitate in elasticity of the skin and underlying tissue so the patient can move properly and become more independent with personal care, eating, and general movement; also various birth defects, and injury to areas with tendons ligaments, etc. For example, if you smashed your hand in a construction job and cut tendons, etc - your hand would be put together by a team led by a plastic surgeon.
  8. There is no time limit to mut'a. Mut'a literally means pleasure. One night stands are mut'a-able! (1) You can advise and highly recommend, but you cannot control what another person does whether Muslim or non Muslim. It is ultimately up to her. (2) Nowadays, it is easy to determine paternity of a child.
  9. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” Aristotle There are many studies that link poverty and crime. A study in Sweden (a country that collects tons of data about its citizens) showed that those who had grown up in families whose earnings were in the bottom fifth, were seven times more likely to be convicted of violent crimes and twice more likely to be convicted of drug offences than those in the top fifth. However, what was interesting is that even if these families had an increase in income (such as over time and effort the families' income grew) the younger
  10. I totally agree that immigration should be open to whoever needs a safe home and an opportunity to better their life circumstances. Individuals will be more committed to contributing to their new community when they don't have to sneak in the back door and beg for a better life on a daily basis. Not sure what you mean by "not ready" so would be interested in understanding that further. However, I am sure the people who were displaced from their homes and livelihood were "not ready" to be homeless and destitute - often as a result of American foreign policy might that sought to invade an
  11. Is the world headed towards open borders, as depicted in Moshin Hamid’s novel, “Exit West”? Advocates of open borders promote these arguments: Economic. It would create a richer world - doubling the world’s GDP. Workers who move from a poor country to a rich one join a work market with monetary capital and a functioning legal system. It is estimated that more than two thirds of a person’s wealth is determined by where they live. Morality. Where you are born is a matter of chance. There is no moral reason to compel people to live in a poor country. Those born
  12. I think he is referring to illegal immigrants (?) Don't know about his first wife, but the third one got in on the Einstein visa (?!?). Don't think they were targeting models for this visa, but she was granted one, somehow. Hmm... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43256318
  13. Have a recording of vicious dogs barking and the intruder will leave very quickly. Weapons can be used against you and your probable initial hesitation to use them could prove disastrous. Also intense fear is paralyzing. Go with the dog recording.
  14. It has also been used in Iran for quite a varied number of offences.
  15. Just the "corruption on earth" can cover a lot of offences depending on the intent and how it is interpreted. I think it is probably impossible to get a definitive black and white list.
  16. It is a summary from an international review. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1057567705283954 It is hard to get a "list" from other sources. Islamic law is the only religious law that is recognized by a ruling government in a Muslim majority country, but common law is also used or modelled. Muslim countries agree on the use of the death penalty but differ widely in how and why and how often they impose it as there is often disagreement on the level of accepted proofs and how these proofs were obtained (see post of Ibrahim van Soest above for a detailed explanation) and schol
  17. OK I am starting to wonder how much of this horrible situation is being further embellished for political gain which is also sick and repulsive. I would hold some of this as something to investigate and not advertise as actual fact because a ubiquitous "someone" says so. I can sadly acknowledge that some of these actions are really being done as parents are put in jail, but to make this situation worse by creating conditions of outright, gratuitous cruelty towards parents and children makes no sense. Aside from the fact that very few people would actually do that, people would not go out
  18. "The death penalty is recognized for the seven hudud crimes which include adultery, defamation, drinking alcohol, theft, highway robbery, apostasy, and corruption of Islam. These are the most severe crimes as these acts are seen as a threat to society." However, you might need a book to describe the reasoning behind the death penalty to be applied knowledgeably. Some of the listed reasons for execution are somewhat subjective and would require intense scrutiny so as not to be misused.
  19. Just was responding to Shia14's post. Did not know it was a continuation of other posts you (and he?) had made. Also didn't know that illegal immigrants qualified for welfare. Do you mean documented asylum seekers waiting a hearing or those who have no documentation at all?
  20. Illegals can get pro bono legal assistance and can go to free medical clinics staffed by volunteers and work underground jobs at slave wages... but I would not call that handouts. You mean develop penal colonies like they did in Britain (Australia) and France (Devil's Island)? Hmm... First Nations people do something similar - they send the offender away to contemplate for a year on their own in some desolate area with minimal tools and resources. Probably works. Based on the amount of press it is getting (and also must be a deflection from something else that is happening quietly
  21. It was actually part of the stone - engraved in the stone above a door.
  22. If your habitation will be hell if you didn't migrate when oppressed, that sounds a lot more dogmatic than permitted or encouraged.' Lo! as for those whom the angels take (in death) while they wrong themselves, (the angels) will ask: In what were ye engaged? They will say: We were oppressed in the land. (The angels) will say: Was not Allah's earth spacious that ye could have migrated therein? As for such, their habitation will be hell, an evil journey's end;
  23. It is meant to be used for inner reflection, to appreciate and be thankful for what you have, not to callously condemn and reject your brothers in humanity.
  24. Reminds me of an old quote which was on a wall on one of the buildings at my university - I am not sure of the origin. It said "There but for the grace of God, go I" Something we should always remember.
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