Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Face of Immortality


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3:36 AM  
Blogger laila said...

breathtaking..

6:17 AM  
Anonymous aisling said...

*grand sourire*

Thank you Fouad...

7:57 AM  
Anonymous annek said...

Just a few weeks ago on opening a bottle of Chateau Kefraya, I was thinking how I would like to visit the vineyards of Lebanon...

Superb photos.

9:15 AM  
Blogger halla said...

OUR LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN HAS BEEN DESTROYED..WE WILL REBUILD IT AND WHEN WE DO ...I HOPE..WE BUILD HER TO STAND FIRM, OUR RULES, OUR GUIDELINES...OUR LIFE. NO MORE WILL SHE HAVE TO FALL AGAIN..ENOUGH IS BLOODY ENOUGH

10:02 AM  
Blogger Mirvat said...

yes thank you for this post.
also immortality is within us. it's the land and the love of the land that will never die :)

3:24 PM  
Blogger rouba said...

this should be a poster
all this beauty in a tiny country like ours
no wonder these a--holes are all fighting for it!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's more the country of perpetual rebirths..
L.

8:21 PM  
Blogger AM said...

Hey, no wonder Lebanon is compared to the phoenix :)

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Jihad Watch::Hizballah rocket hits mosque in Galilee

Watch for the international outcry against Hizballah for violating the sanctity of holy sites. Watch for anti-Hizballah demonstrations by Muslims worldwide.

But don't hold your breath.

"Report: Rocket Hits Mosque, Three Injured," from Israel National News, with thanks to Sr. Soph:

(IsraelNN.com) A Hizbullah terrorist rocket hit an Arab mosque in the Galilee and injured one person critically and slightly wounded at least three others, according to preliminary report.

The mosque is located in the village of Marar near Tiberias. Magen David ambulances are rushing to the scene. Further details as they become available. ---Read it all @ http://jihadwatch.org to learn the truth about the "religion of peace".

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pakistani Education Minister: Jihad an integral part of curriculum

Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert from the Daily Times: "Jihad integral part of curriculum, says Javed Ashraf"

ISLAMABAD: Jihad is not being deleted from the new curriculum because it is an integral part of Islamic teachings and Muslim beliefs, said Education Minister Lt Gen (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi on Monday.

"Jihad has many dimensions which also includes self-negation (Jihad bin nafas). We will teach students the full concept of Jihad," Qazi said during a briefing on the draft of the new curricula for classes 1 to XII. He said that Sura Al Anfal [Sura 8, The Spoils of War] and other suras over which certain western countries had reservations with regard to their Jihad teachings, were still part of the Islamiat curriculum.

[...]

Qazi said that monotheism, prophethood, faith in angels and the revealed books had been included in the topic of Imaniyat aur Ibadaat (faith and worship). He said that the basic pillars of Islam - belief in one God, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage and Zakat - are also covered in this topic and added that the chapters also contained an introduction to Jihad, its importance and forms in the light of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. He said that the topic on the life of Prophet (paranoiac child rapist/pedophile-9 y/o Aisha) Muhammad would also highlight battles led by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) {p*ss be upon him} to show his exemplary leadership and tolerance (treaty of Hudaybiyya)towards his enemies... Read it all @ http://jihadwatch.org to learn the truth of the "religion of peace".

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Jihad Watch archives::Islam for Infidels, pt 1 --- It has been quite an effort to prevent Infidels from getting the wrong (that is to say, the right) impression of Islam, at least until such time as Muslims in the West currently singing the praises of “pluralism” no longer have need for Infidel good will and tolerance. To date, the twin techniques of “Taqiyya” and Tu-Quoque have been relied on. “Taqiyya” is the religiously-sanctioned doctrine, with its origins in Shi’a Islam but now practiced by non-Shi’a as well, of deliberate dissimulation about religious matters that may be undertaken to protect Islam, and the Believers. A related term, of broader application, is “kitman,” which is defined as “mental reservation.” An example of “Taqiyya” would be the insistence of a Muslim apologist that “of course” there is freedom of conscience in Islam, and then quoting that Qur’anic verse -- “There shall be no compulsion in religion.” But the impression given will be false, for there has been no mention of the Muslim doctrine of abrogation, or naskh, whereby such an early verse as that about “no compulsion in religion” has been cancelled out by later, far more intolerant and malevolent verses. In any case, history shows that within Islam there is, and always has been, “compulsion in religion” for Muslims, and for non-Muslims. The “compulsion” for Muslims comes from the treatment of apostasy as an act punishable by death. And though “dhimmis” are allowed to practice their religion, they do so under conditions of such burdens and restrictions that many, not as an act of conscience but rather as a response to inexorable Muslim pressure, have converted (or “reverted”) to Islam.

“Kitman” is close to “taqiyya,” but rather than outright dissimulation, it consists in telling only a part of the truth, with “mental reservation” justifying the omission of the rest. One example may suffice. When a Muslim maintains that “jihad” really means “a spiritual struggle,” and fails to add that this definition is a recent one in Islam (little more than a century old), he misleads by holding back, and is practicing “kitman.” When he adduces, in support of this doubtful proposition, the hadith in which Muhammad, returning home from one of his many battles, is reported to have said (as known from a chain of transmitters, or isnad), that he had returned from “the Lesser Jihad to the Greater Jihad” and does not add what he also knows to be true, that this is a “weak” hadith, regarded by the most-respected muhaddithin as of doubtful authenticity, he is further practicing “kitman.”

The use of the word in Qur’an and Hadith, and constantly through 1350 years of Muslim history, has certainly endowed the word “Jihad” with a meaning of struggle, usually through military means, to expand the domain of Islam. Almost all Muslims understand that “warfare” (qital, qatala) is the essential meaning of the word. But Infidels, who prefer to think otherwise, have eagerly snapped up little guides such as that put out a few years ago by Karen Armstrong, a compleat apologist and no scholar of Islam, who made sure to quote that hadith in support of her proposition that Jihad is a “spiritual struggle.” The meaning of words comes from their common and accepted usage, not from what someone wishes to convince us should, for the purpose of a temporarily comforting harmony, be believed to be the meaning. ----read it all @ http://jihadwatch.org/archives/004628.php to understand the "religion of peace".

4:41 AM  
Blogger laila said...

fouad, i'm borrowing this. thanks :)

10:44 AM  
Blogger inmotion said...

May I borrow this photo?

I have been inspired to write something ..

8:56 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

of course you may

9:11 AM  

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