حياكم الله وبياكم .. وصول ضيوف خادم الحرمين من أسر الشهداء من فلسطين الحبيبة ضمن برنامج الملك سلمان ( ضيوف الرحمن ) الذي يتكفل فيه حفظه الله بالآف الحجاج من عدة دول ❤️🕋
King Salman hosts 1,000 female and male Palestinian #pilgrims who are relatives of #palestinian#martyrs this Hajj season.
The initiative is part of the Saudi government's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj Guests Program.
In a statement, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, said that this year’s guests are coming from the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, noting that as many as 43,547 female and male pilgrims have benefited from this program since its inception 22 years ago.
#thackersshamefulhorrorchallenge Day 15...Foreign Fave... sorry I’m a little behind on this... these are the first two that came to mind immediately. Thank GOSH my husband @compleetcircle found these gems and introduced me! #martyrs#frontier (s)
On April 11th, 2018, a Wednesday morning, 257 young men were boarding Ilyushin Il-76TD, the pilot looking at a grey sky through the windshield probably felt the burning storm that was coming. On that morning he couldn’t get over the fact that he didn’t spend enough time with his kids and how he was going to make this up to them. His brain was submerged by old memories of his wife calling him to dinner, he remembered late nights when he whispered sweet love words in her ears and how she smiled back into his neck, the joy they shared with their children. Kisses, long hugs and morning tender shared looks and so many life moment pictures he shared with his beloved family were traveling the corners of his brain back and forth. On that plane, young boys barely leaving their teenage years sit on the hard metallic chairs of the military engine, quiet and worried, breathing fear wishing they could leave the aircraft and go back to their families. A 22 year old man thought about his mom, she was his one and only and flashbacks of the hard times she had while raising the man he had become today made his skin shiver and his eyes watery, he inhaled some dusty air, took a look at the ceiling than closed his teary eyes. Smiles and jokes were strolling around to slightly lighten up the mood and their echo sounded frustrating. How long did they have to wait before the plane would take off and was the wait worth the big trip they were unwittingly taking. Later on that day, the news will report the death of 257 passengers. They died in an aircraft that took fire and crashed shortly after taking-off, causes of the crash? Unknown. The mortal and deadliest Algerian air crash took the lives of 176 soldiers and officers, 71 other passengers that included families and 10 crew members, number of national mourning days? Only three, only three days to mark the death of 257 martyrs.
(The whole crash story and the details are facts.How I described the passengers feelings and emotionalized the whole situation is just how I see it from my point of view.)
I'm unashamedly a huge horror fan, and I've been meaning to watch Martyrs since the beginning of time. I figure a decade late to the table is better than never arriving, right?
Pascal Laugier is a sick man, he has gotta be because his movies are so fucked up I cannot even cope. The first twenty mins was slick as fuck, I was gripped instantly and I swear the "dead women" is one of the scariest images I've seen on film. Special effects be damned there is something terrifying about a creepy bendy woman covered in blood that most modern CGI reliant horrors could never even hope to achieve. Then everything changes pace, it's basically like watching three acts of a very very very dark, and gruelling story. The actresses were both incredible at communicating their complete, soul destroying desolation. I whispered to my boyfriend halfway through that I could see this easily landing an 8/10.
The secondish and third acts were brutal, it was punishing to watch the level of torture the characters were subjected to but it didn't ever feel gratuitous in that we weren't encouraged to enjoy the scenes. They were difficult to watch, and that I feel was intentional. Laugier wants you to empathize, or perhaps he wants you to look at their suffering dispassionately, but it never once feels like there is any enjoyment there which is what sets Martyrs apart from "torture porn" movies like Hostel/The Human Centipede etc. PLUS he disturbingly made me interested to see whether the ends justified (and I can't believe I used that word in this review) the means. It was a gruesome, difficult watch with great performances and peppered with small moments of human kindness which made everything else all the more bleak. Not quite and 8/10, but a solid 7.5/10. May I never watch this again. (also don't watch the remake, I skipped through and it looks awful)
Secret #agenda ??
I didn't even think it WAS a secret.
#propaganda , as an instrument of the so called news media, has led to #raceriots , #masslynchings , and #murder over the last one hundted years plus of a "free press." (Free for corporate sponsors)
What this fella is saying is absolutely true, in my experience.
All one has to do is turn on the local news in any large metropolitan area and then you will see images of black and brown people commuting crimes. Or just engaged in some behavior contrary to human nature.
Murder. Rape. Robbery. Drug trafficking.
The effort to dehumanize and vilify people of color has been going on for a loooong time.
It would be extremely difficult for the #silentmajority to remain silent on issues of #injustice if they truly felt the people who are being oppressed and demonized didn't deserve it.
So the media works to keep #thesleepinggiant asleep, or just totally distracted.
Anyway. This man's words ring true. It is rather surprising to hear these words coming from a white man, whom actually benefits from the all pervasive system of #racisminAmerica
Do you feel I am mistaken in my assertions?
Comment below. ✌
Thinking of...and prayers for...
Sorry, these are the names of the #martyrs that I could recall right now. RIP
Yes, the struggle is real. And it continues.
Wooden Saint, oak and polychrome, 15th-century Netherlandish. Art history students may identify this martyred saint by her accompanying tower with three windows. Impress me in the comments: identify this saint!
As a matter of coincidence, the location I'm covering in today's post (on #IndependenceDay ) has a close link to with the #FreedomStruggle .
#PortBlair - #CellularJail - #KalaPani
This #ColonialPrison was constructed between 1896 and 1906. It was used by the #British as a place of exile for political prisoners.
Note: the description below is not for the weak-hearted.
The prison was "cleverly" designed to serve its purpose : it had 7 wings that were connected at the center, where a tower was located for guards to keep watch on the inmates. This was no normal design. There's science and purpose behind the building's architecture - it was inspired by #Panopticon , a design that allows a single guard to watch all inmates' cells, without the inmates knowing whether they were being watched.
The worst part was these 7 spokes (the 7 wings) were designed such that the face of a cell in a spoke saw the back of cells in another spoke. This way, communication between prisoners was impossible. They were all in solitary confinement. The very thought of it is scary!! When I visited the #Gallows , the guide suggested that I could go see the basement, where the bodies used to drop after the hanging. The very thought that hundreds of prisoners had lost their lives in the very room I was standing in, sent chills down my spine. I did not dare go to the basement.
The prisoners here have truly witnessed / experienced extreme levels of torture such as being force-fed which has even led to deaths. One of the worst forms of torture there was the human oil mill where oil used to be produced drop by drop as the prisoners yoked to the mill, shed sweat and blood as they went around it.
Visit to Cellular Jail left me shaken. This place is truly a testimony to the price that #martyrs paid, for the lives we get to lead today, for the #freedom we enjoy now. .
.P.S: what's this series all about? Check it out here: www.bit.ly/DashTo100_Day0_IG .
Petit pause à Erevan capitale de l'Arménie après une nuit dans le train au départ de Tbilissi pour un avant goût de transsiberien 😄 nous avons visité le musée du génocide arménien (photo au niveau du mémorial). C'est très impressionnant ! Ce peuple à souffert le martyre (c'est le cas de le dire) à cause de sa foi Chrétienne durant plusieurs siecles, particulierement lors du génocide par les Ottomans et les Kurdes tuant plus de 2 millions d'arméniens entre 1909 et 1917 ! Difficile de ne pas avoir une pensée forte pour les parents de la grand mère de Thibault qui ont vécu cet enfer... #memoricide#genocide#martyrs
ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगों.... ज़रा आँख में भर लो पानी...जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी...ज़रा याद करो कुर्बानी।
This is a tribute to all soldiers who have laid down lives for their country.
Inspired by Wilfred Owen's 'Futility', on the 72nd independence day of India, I've ventured to empathize with all the mothers and fathers who've lost their precious sons in vain. For wars ARE fought in vain, aren't they? Are lives so preciously reared and nurtured meant to be lost so callously..... so easily? Hats off to all the soldiers who've kept us safe by jeopardising their own lives living in unfathomable conditions. A sincere salute to all of them and to their family members who are put through tests and who bravely face the trials and tribulations of being a soldier's relative.🙏🙏🙏
Image: Google pinterest
Happy Independence Day!
At Bennett University we honour the bravery and courage of all #martyrs and #patriots who sacrificed their lives for freedom.
Let us pledge to build a nation that our freedom fighters would be proud of.
What does freedom mean to you? The one step you would take to make us a better nation?
Share with us.
“No one has greater love than this…” – St. Maximilian Kolbe
The liturgical feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe occurs on August 14, the day he was executed by the Nazis at Auschwitz in 1941 with a lethal injection, days after he volunteered to take the place of a death row inmate.
By Robin Gomes
During World War II, Auschwitz, in occupied Poland, had become notorious as the largest of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps where at least 1.1 million men, women and children died or were killed, around 90 percent of whom were Jews.
However one Catholic priest dared to respond to the might of Nazi evil with the selfless love of the Gospel, thus becoming a martyr who lived total love toward God and man. He is St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest, one of the victims of Auschwitz.
After the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939, Fr. Kolbe and his companions were sheltering and aiding some 3,000 Polish refugees in their friary, among whom were 2,000 Jews.
The Nazis closed down the friary in May 1941 and Fr. Kolbe and four companions were sent to the Auschwitz death camp, where they worked with the other prisoners.
Continued in comment section.
14 August 2018