Peace be upon you

solytaire:

thegloatingsun:

I love this so much

this my new favourite picture.

solytaire:

thegloatingsun:

I love this so much

this my new favourite picture.

yagazieemezi:

Nadine Ijewere is a photographer out of London with an amazing talent for portraiture and fashion photography. She creates  beautiful environments for her work using from floral and cultural influences. I love it all.

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

stfurapeculture:

nezua:

negresse-intensa:

theyoungradical:

theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

Omar Khadr, a sixteen year old Guantanamo Bay detainee weeps uncontrollably, clutching at his face and hair as he calls out for his mother to save him from his torment. “Ya Ummi, Ya Ummi (Oh Mother, Oh Mother),” he wails repeatedly, hauntingly with each breath he takes.

The surveillance tapes, released by Khadr’s defence, show him left alone in an interrogation room for a “break” after he tried complaining to CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) officers about his poor health due to insufficient medical attention. Ignoring his complaints and trying to get him to make false confessions, the officers get frustrated with the sixteen year old’s tears and tell him to get himself together by the time they come back from their break.

“You don’t care about me. Nobody cares about me,” he sobs to them.

The tapes show how the officers manipulated Khadr into thinking that they were helping him because they were also Canadian and how they taunted him with the prospect of home (Canada), (good) food, and familial reunion.

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

He has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, suffering extremely harsh interrogations and torture (methods), and is now 25 years old.

27 now, and still imprisoned

i’m in complete shock. i’m so nauseous right now. how is this possible? i don’t know what to do w/ this information. i share it because i can’t imagine that anyone else knows about this. the boy has been incarcerated, tortured, and basically maimed allll w/out a trial. my heart hurts :/

Empire.

Omar is no longer in Guantanamo. Left without options, he pled guilty to war crimes so that he’d be given an eight year sentence and be able to transfer to a prison in Canada. He remains in prison there. His story is absolutely heartbreaking. This was a 15 year old boy who has been described as crying out for his mother, who slept holding a Mickey Mouse book one of his captors gave him. A teenager taken from his family, tortured, humiliated, threatened with rape, and falsely imprisoned for 12 years now. You can help Omar by writing to him, donating for his defense, and signing petitions for him. Please visit http://freeomarakhadr.com to learn more.

“There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.”

– Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via 5000letters)

“Trust the vibes you get, energy doesn’t lie.”

Unknown (via violentwavesofemotion)

dastaanewatan:

Children in Lahore looking at a slideshow of images through a bioscope. These bioscopes were popular on the streets of Pakistan,with the operator manually winding the bioscope through a series of images while observers watched through a peephole. The images were often of famous monuments, landscapes and film stars.

dastaanewatan:

Children in Lahore looking at a slideshow of images through a bioscope. These bioscopes were popular on the streets of Pakistan,with the operator manually winding the bioscope through a series of images while observers watched through a peephole. The images were often of famous monuments, landscapes and film stars.

Exam 3rd week into school. Is this life?

ohitsdanny:

To install iOS 8 on your Apple device, you may have to free up some space by deleting apps and photos, clearing out your loft, selling your car, burning all your clothes and putting grandma into a home.

vwillas8:

Northeast Minar
Wazir Khan Mosque
Lahore, Pakistan

vwillas8:

Northeast Minar
Wazir Khan Mosque
Lahore, Pakistan

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

Marilyn Monroe (via feellng)

little-veganite:

titlefightclub:

Do not find homes in people. Do not settle in someone’s else’s skin for the way they make you feel. Plant your roots next to theirs and watch each other grow. Do not fall in love with temporary places.

'Plant your roots next to theirs and watch each other grow' 

“You get depressed because you know that you’re not what you should be.”

– Marilyn Manson  (via deserted-streets)

“You’re a man, but the day you raise your voice to your mother, you’re not anymore.”

– Tariq Ramadan (via her0inchic)