Half of Pakistan is at Risk from the Flood and is Suffering from Food Insecurities!

Pakistan Flood. Photo retrieved from The New York Times

Approximately 6 months ago, it has been discovered that 1/3 of Pakistan has been ruined and washed away in a flood that has lasted for 3 months straight! Pakistan is in desperate need of food and water and shelter for basic survival. Some will say the main reason for this massive over the top flood has occurred is due to climate change.

Due to that massive amounts of continuous rain that’s has lasted for 3 months (90 days). There has been exactly 1,717 people were killed in the first wave, and leaving 10 million children with lack of nutrition and safe spaces.

The fundraising campaign known as Islamic Relief has been collecting donations from all across the world to help the South Asian country reach its substantial economic and social needs. It is a very dark and devastating time for Pakistanis and they are in need of support more than ever. You can help by offering something simple as a hygiene kit to snacks and drinks and medical assistance such as a First Aid kit. You can make a change by going to your local mosque or right from your home.

Link below:

https://www.islamicreliefcanada.org/?utm_campaign=737684094&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_content=306008121251&utm_term=islamic%20relief&adgroupid=45384233504&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7_WEqPGF-wIVEhXUAR2ySgZQEAAYASAAEgLMFvD_BwE

Tragedy of Mahsa Amini

Protest in Iran and Justice for Mahsa Amini

The sad and heartbreaking truth about the death of the 22 year old, Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini who was murdered by the Iranian police, for wearing a hijab “incorrectly.” This incident became a breaking point for all of the women in Iran who are tired of being abused for their dress code from the Iranian government. Throughout the years, women in Iran have been facing dehumanization for not abiding by the “hijab law” and the “morality” police in the name of Islam. Let me just say first of all that this is not a part of Islamic law, in the religion hijab cannot be forced on a woman whatsoever, and that they choose to wear it or when they want to wear it, and the Islamic republic is not a representation of the religion.

Millions of women gathered around and protested for the rights of Iranian women and for their voices to be heard, and to finally be seen as human, people from all around the world across platform are spreading awareness for the situation in Iran including Muslim women in the west.

It is truly devastating, and disgusting that people still have this mindset in the modern day, not only causing harm to innocent women and girls in their culture but also trying to corrupt the religion of peace by promoting violence. I truly hope women in Iran will have their Justice soon.

Islamophobia in China: Injustice Against the Uyghur Muslims

Uyghurs being Targeted by Chinese government

While Muslims are a minority in China representing 0.45-2.85% of the entire population, there are approximately 12 million Uyghurs living in Xinjiang, which majority of them are Muslim and practicing the religion of Islam. In 2020, China has put millions of Muslims through concentration camps as an attempt to make them forego their Islamic values, and uphold Chinese communist narratives. It goes from from forced labour to sterilization of women to numerous genocides against the Muslim Ummah. The Chinese government targets and attacks Uyghurs undercover, while denying the allegations of taking away their human rights.

China generally is anti-religious and doesn’t support any religious figures and practices in general. They have destroyed Mosques and Tombs, and other places of worship. More than a million Uyghurs have been imprisoned well over a thousand years. In a 2010 study, Uyghurs in China has made up over 40% of the entire population, as the years go by the numbers decline rapidly as 2.2 million Uyghurs were killed in a Massacre in the last decade. Just recently in 2022, more than 1 million Muslims have been detained against their will. A news report on CNN has exposed the Chinese government for the harsh treatment of Uyghurs (you can find the link below). Unfortunately, Chinese imperialism has been pushed into people for years and years.

But hey what did you expect from a full on Kuffar Country?!

Citations

“break their lineage, break their roots”. Human Rights Watch. (2021, April 20). Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/19/break-their-lineage-break-their-roots/chinas-crimes-against-humanity-targeting

BBC. (n.d.). Who are the Uyghurs and why is China being accused of genocide? BBC News. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-22278037.amp

The targeting of Uighur Muslims in China. Facing History and Ourselves. (n.d.). Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/targeting-uighur-muslims-china

Council on Foreign Relations. (n.d.). China’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/chinas-repression-uyghurs-xinjiang

Cable News Network. (n.d.). China’s Xinjiang Records revealed: Uyghurs thrown into detention for growing beards or bearing too many children, leaked Chinese document shows. CNN. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/02/asia/xinjiang-china-karakax-document-intl-hnk/

Showcasing Best Restaurants Businesses Owned by Black People

Jerome Robinson: The Heartbreak Chef

U.S Crusades Grows to Toronto to Advance Black-Claimed Eateries

As the city plans for its yearly Toronto Caribbean Carnival, a different association has gotten an early advantage featuring Black-Owned Eateries to assist them with flourishing.

Black Restaurant Week (BRW) just enveloped with Toronto, where it advanced and praised kinds of African-American, African, and Caribbean cooking. A few Black-Claimed eateries and gourmet specialists partook in the mission that expects to renew those culinary organizations that battled during the pandemic.

“Toronto’s our most memorable global market,” said BRW overseeing accomplice Falayn Ferrell. “It has such an extraordinary Caribbean culture, it was enjoyable to grandstand the variety that is happening there.”

Citations:

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6523639

Oppression In The Middle East Has Nothing To Do With Islam

There have been lot’s of offensive remarks going around about the religion of Islam by the Western media, but it’s important to note that RELIGION DOESN’T EQUAL CULTURE. It is very important to understand that there have been lot’s of injustice in the Middle East, as I have recently have reported about Women’s rights being taken away in the Arab world, but it doesn’t excuse Islamophobia, and the hatred of Muslims. Islam is the religion of justice and peace, and there are many verses in the Quran and Sunnah (Hadiths) about human rights and equity.

While you could say most Arabs are Muslims, but most Muslims aren’t Arab, in fact the country with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia. I would also like to point out (as a Muslim woman myself), that there have been many issues in the Middle East as well as every part of the world that go completely against Islam and the holy Quran and Sunnah.

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Supreme Court Bans Abortion Rights

USA 2022

Roe V. Wade Revoked

The United States of America, a country that is known for carrying weapons under their pillows has recently banned women from getting a safe abortion, and is yet again controlling women’s bodily anatomy. Women all over America and some in Europe has been protesting for their reproductive rights and is soon to take back their control of pregnancy especially for the ones who got pregnant through sexual assault, or has a risk for their pregnancy to be lethal. There is absolutely no reason why a group of cells that go through many stages of development before it becomes alive cannot be terminated safely.

Citations:

Guardian News and Media. (n.d.). US Supreme Court Overturned Abortion Rights, Upending Roe V Wade. The Guardian. Retrieved June 27, 2022, from https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/24/roe-v-wade-overturned-abortion-summary-supreme-court

Violence Against Women and Girls in the Middle East

Amaan, Jordan. Link to photo found at arab.news/bt8jv

The heartbreaking news of Femicide and Honour killings in the Middle East still continues up to the modern day. Just recently a girl who is a student at a university was shot by several men in Jordan. When she was taken immediately to the hospital and the next day it was discovered that she passed away. There have been many examples of Female genocide in the Arab world and people’s rights, especially women’s rights being stripped due to war and the colonization of the U.S.

It has been estimated in a good portion of Arab states that 37% of women have come across abuse and violence once in their life time. 1 in 3 women have came across domestic violence, in some countries in the Middle East that percentage went up to 70%. In Afghanistan women are being banned from getting an education and being killed. America getting involved in the conflicts have made it significantly worse as they don’t let these countries progress.

IT IS TIME TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO RISE!

Citations:

Facts and figures: Ending violence against women and girls. UN Women – Arab States. (n.d.). Retrieved June 24, 2022, from https://arabstates.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures

Person. (2022, June 23). Female student shot dead inside university campus in Amman. Arab News. Retrieved June 24, 2022, from https://www.arabnews.com/node/2109571/middle-east

Islamophobia in India

Recently, a lot of Muslims have been facing poor treatment and discrimination in India. There have been numerous offensive remarks to the holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and his wife Aisha RA. According to Wikipedia approximately 10,000 Muslims have been killed in India due to communal violence in the 1950’s. Newly, a huge riot broke out between Indians and Muslims, Mosques were fire bombed, mass shootings from Indian arm forces for defending the Prophet (PBUH), and demolishing their homes.

Muslim’s homes being destroyed

That being said, Muslims in India and in other countries continue to protest for their human rights and freedom and to defend the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his wife Aisha. One of the most famous modern Islamic scholars Dr. Zakir Naik has spoken up about the issue and suggests that Hindus and Muslims can unite based on their similarities. Click on the link below for more information

https://youtu.be/TTINhxLwI7g

Citations:

Banerjee, B. (2022, June 16). Thousands protest ‘Bulldozer justice’ against Indian Muslims. Time. Retrieved June 20, 2022, from https://time.com/6188191/modi-bulldozer-muslim-rights/

Guardian News and Media. (n.d.). India: More countries Join Muslim Protests Over Muhammad’s Remarks. The Guardian. Retrieved June 20, 2022, from https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/07/india-more-countries-join-muslim-protests-over-muhammad-remarks