At The Edge

I'm not any better, probably, but I know how to be better, I know what it takes to be better. It all comes to me naturally.. And I work on being natural.

8,470 Iraqi civilians have been killed this year, most by government forces and militias. At least 8,470.

Let that number sink in. It’s only July and nearly 10,000 innocent Iraqis were killed. We need an immediate removal of the dictator Nouri Al-Maliki and the Iranian fundamentalist control, the ISIS terror forces and the 40+ terror militias such as Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, Hezbollah and Badr Brigades that all serve the fundamentalist ideal of Iran. Iraqi Sunnis, Christians, Kurds and Shia want unity and freedom. Maliki and his militias in tandem with ISIS have no place in Iraq’s future. 

Please for God’s sake spread this message. 

#freeiraq

#malikiout

#no2isis

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richard-miles-archaeologist:

Ancient Worlds - BBC Two
Episode 1 “Come Together”

Uruk - “the mother of all cities”.

Uruk was one of the most important cities in ancient Mesopotamia; an ancient city of Sumer -and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river.  According to the Sumerian King List, it was founded by King Enmerkar sometime around 4500 BCE.

Uruk is considered the first true city in the world. It was home to 40.000 or perhaps 50.000 people, a population density unprecedented in human history.

In myth and literature, Uruk was famous as the capital city of Gilgamesh. The great epic poem The Legend of Gilgamesh contains a proud description of his city:

Go up, pace out the walls of Uruk.
Study the foundation terrace and examine the brickwork.
Is not its masonry of kiln - fired brick?
And did not seven masters lay its foundations?
One square mile of city, one square mile of gardens,
One square mile of clay pits, a half square mile of Ishtar’s dwelling,
Three and a half square miles is the measure of Uruk

PART I

Uruk, Iraq

(via allmesopotamia)

هذه هي الحياة، خذها كما تأتي، إياك أن تظلم أو تؤذي أحدا، وإياك أن يرهقك الجود وإن اتهمك الناس بالسفه أو الغفلة والضعف

This is life: take it as it come, never wrong or harm anyone, and never tire of generosity even when people accuse you of naivety, stupidity and weakness.

Yahya Haqqi (1905 - 1992) - An Egyptian writer and novelist from Turkish origins; he was extremely shy and extremely short at only one meter.. He is best know for his novella “The Saint’s Lamp” which was adapted to Cinema in 1968..

(Source: arabicquotes, via arabicquotes)

I was looking for heaven, found the devil in me.

I like to keep my issues drawn.

karmakaram:

#freeiraq
#freesyria
#freepalestine

From Oppression. 
From Injustice. 

One day soon inshAllah we will be free.

karmakaram:

#freeiraq
#freesyria
#freepalestine

From Oppression.
From Injustice.

One day soon inshAllah we will be free.

But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.

—Junot Díaz

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