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May 9

Goodbye, dear friends

I would like to announce that I will disappear for a period of about two years. This is because I will be serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taipei, Taiwan (speaking Mandarin).

If you’d like to know what this is, it is a personal decision that many of my faith make around the ages of 18 and 19 to allow all to hear our message. We respect all faiths, and do not look down upon anyone for their believes. I have chosen to do this because I like my religion, and I want everyone to have the opportunity to know it and try it for themselves, should they wish to do so. I will spend most of my time meeting with families who wish to learn more and performing needed service for people in my area.

Thanks everyone for a wonderful Tumblr experience, and I can’t wait to see what’s changed when I get back!

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kamranzaib:

Palestinian Couples Separated by Israel’s Racist Laws
The law renders residents of Gaza and the West Bank ineligible for Israeli citizenship or a residency permit through marriage. As a result, it separates over 130,000 Palestinian couples where one spouse holds Israeli papers. All appeals made to the Israeli Supreme Court to repeal the law have been rejected.
Israel leaves these couples with only two options: remain apart or emigrate in search of a normal life.
As the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem was preparing to renew the law for the 13th time, activists from the Love in the Time of Apartheid campaign held a symbolic wedding between a young Palestinian woman and an empty chair, meant to symbolize her partner in the West Bank.

These circumstances have prompted some families to emigrate in search of a normal, stable life. But in many cases, couples simply split up.

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kamranzaib:

Palestinian Couples Separated by Israel’s Racist Laws

The law renders residents of Gaza and the West Bank ineligible for Israeli citizenship or a residency permit through marriage. As a result, it separates over 130,000 Palestinian couples where one spouse holds Israeli papers. All appeals made to the Israeli Supreme Court to repeal the law have been rejected.

Israel leaves these couples with only two options: remain apart or emigrate in search of a normal life.

As the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem was preparing to renew the law for the 13th time, activists from the Love in the Time of Apartheid campaign held a symbolic wedding between a young Palestinian woman and an empty chair, meant to symbolize her partner in the West Bank.

These circumstances have prompted some families to emigrate in search of a normal, stable life. But in many cases, couples simply split up.

Read All

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blacksheep-runner:

Petition the Obama Administration to mandate education about sexual assault and rape in schools
The last petition we were pushing did not obtain enough votes, we will not stop until this is mandated.  Please vote on the WHITEHOUSE.GOV website, it takes 2 seconds and they never send you emails. 

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blacksheep-runner:

Petition the Obama Administration to mandate education about sexual assault and rape in schools

The last petition we were pushing did not obtain enough votes, we will not stop until this is mandated.  Please vote on the WHITEHOUSE.GOV website, it takes 2 seconds and they never send you emails. 

I like this idea.

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basednkrumah:

RAMALLAH, West Bank — With the Boston Marathon bombings on their mind, hundreds of Palestinian and international runners participated Sunday in what was billed as the first Palestinian marathon.

The Right to Movement Palestine Marathon kicked off in front of the Church of the Nativity in the biblical city of Bethlehem in the West Bank.
Before it began, Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, asked runners to bow their heads in silence for one minute in remembrance of the Boston Marathon victims.
“As we stand here at the Nativity Square, we should bow in silence for one minute for the victims who died in the terrorist act last week in the Boston Marathon,” he said.
Rajoub, a former Palestinian security chief, expressed hope that this first Palestinian marathon will carry a message that “it is our right not only to freedom of movement, but also to life and to live in a free and independent state.”
Participants, about a third of whom were foreigners from 28 countries, battled rain and cold to run either 42, 21, 10 or five kilometers. (The longest of those, 42 kilometers, is just slightly less than the regulation marathon distance of 26.2 miles.)
To cheers from spectators, the participants — old and young, men and women — ran through Bethlehem’s streets and along a 25-foot-high wall sealing off the city’s northern border with Jerusalem. Women made up about one-third of the runners, some wearing traditional Muslim head coverings.
The winner, Abdul-Nasser Jawani of the West Bank town of Jericho, finished in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds — about an hour longer than the winner of the Boston Marathon, Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, who came in at 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds, long before the explosions caused the race to be curtailed.
Twenty-six runners from the Gaza Strip were denied permission to cross from the Palestinian  territory to the West Bank through Israel to take part in the marathon.
The Israeli Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, Gisha, said in a news release that efforts by dozens of Israelis, including prominent marathon runners, to get the Gaza runners to reach Bethlehem via Israel had failed.

basednkrumah:

RAMALLAH, West Bank — With the Boston Marathon bombings on their mind, hundreds of Palestinian and international runners participated Sunday in what was billed as the first Palestinian marathon.

The Right to Movement Palestine Marathon kicked off in front of the Church of the Nativity in the biblical city of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

Before it began, Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, asked runners to bow their heads in silence for one minute in remembrance of the Boston Marathon victims.

“As we stand here at the Nativity Square, we should bow in silence for one minute for the victims who died in the terrorist act last week in the Boston Marathon,” he said.

Rajoub, a former Palestinian security chief, expressed hope that this first Palestinian marathon will carry a message that “it is our right not only to freedom of movement, but also to life and to live in a free and independent state.”

Participants, about a third of whom were foreigners from 28 countries, battled rain and cold to run either 42, 21, 10 or five kilometers. (The longest of those, 42 kilometers, is just slightly less than the regulation marathon distance of 26.2 miles.)

To cheers from spectators, the participants — old and young, men and women — ran through Bethlehem’s streets and along a 25-foot-high wall sealing off the city’s northern border with Jerusalem. Women made up about one-third of the runners, some wearing traditional Muslim head coverings.

The winner, Abdul-Nasser Jawani of the West Bank town of Jericho, finished in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds — about an hour longer than the winner of the Boston Marathon, Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia, who came in at 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds, long before the explosions caused the race to be curtailed.

Twenty-six runners from the Gaza Strip were denied permission to cross from the Palestinian  territory to the West Bank through Israel to take part in the marathon.

The Israeli Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, Gisha, said in a news release that efforts by dozens of Israelis, including prominent marathon runners, to get the Gaza runners to reach Bethlehem via Israel had failed.

beatofabrokendrum:

Free Palestine.

beatofabrokendrum:

Free Palestine.

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Since 9/11, Muslim American terrorism has killed 33 people, while politically motivated attacks from white supremacists and other right-wing extremists killed more than 200 people, according to a study from the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy. Since 2010, no one has been killed or injured by Muslim American terrorism. Why do so many Americans have the knee-jerk reaction that “it’s probably the Muslims?”

- Boston Marathon bombings: Breaking the pattern - Opinion - Al Jazeera English  (via thepeacefulterrorist)