"Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."
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(CNN) — U.S. military forces are currently conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
High School Fashion, 1969
The existence of photos like these (and similar photos from the 70s and 80s and so on) makes me wonder yet again why current-day movies set in this time never seem to be able to get the hair and clothing right.
Plaza Mayor is one of the most famous sites in Madrid. Located right beside the modern city center (Puerta del Sol) it is hard to visit the city and not walk through the plaza. Today, Plaza Mayor is a major tourist trap – with its over priced restaurants and cafes, the hoards of tour groups passing through and the strange street performers displaying their “talents”. Sadly, most people don’t know that Mayor has been witness to some major historical – some very bloody – events throughout the years and has changed quite a bit through the decades. Let’s take a trip back in time and take a look at the many faces of Plaza Mayor.
This popular animosity and religious persecution continued for a century and culminated in the Spanish Inquisition in 1478. In 1492, Tomas de Torquemada, the Inquisition’s first Grand Inquisitor convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to expel all Jews who didn’t convert to Christianity.
And that’s where the Muslims enter this story. Bayezid II was the ruler of the Ottoman Empire, a huge nation based around modern-day Turkey. Bayezid saw an opportunity in the Spanish Inquisition. Where the Spanish monarchs viewed their Jews as a liability, Bayezid felt they could be a huge benefit for his empire. He realized the Jews had served Spain well in commerce and education and could do the same for his realm. Bayezid publicly ridiculed the Spanish king, questioning his wisdom in weakening Spain while enriching the Ottomans.
So Bayezid sent ships to Spain to guarantee safe passage for the Jews. He also instructed his governors to give the Jewish immigrants a friendly reception and the Jewish community flourished among the Ottomans over the next several centuries. Now, I won’t say everything was perfectly rosy, as Jews didn’t have first-class status among Muslims as we know it today. But, I can say my family had a good life there and were accepted at the highest levels. My mother once showed me a picture of one of my ancestors who served in the Ottoman army as a General. My grandparents didn’t leave until the Ottoman Empire fell during the beginning of the last century.
This is important history that no one should ever forget.
This is also happening in Iraq right now. Many young girls are taking up arms to fight and protect their families against terrorist militants who are trying to slaughter them…
Why can Ubisoft make Far Cry 5 of this?!??!!
10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it.
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha, who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
BUT In 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
I GOT THE INFORMATION FROM THIS WIKI PAGE
Also this girl has her own book
The sole idea of this “marriage” makes me wanna throw up