Why I Think White Helmets of Syria Are A Hoax

According to Wikipedia and Indie Wire, White Helmets are made up of around 3000 volunteers. See article “‘The White Helmets’: How the Stars Of Netflix’s Doc Are Making A Difference in Syria’s Civil War” and “White Helmets – (Syrian Civil War)“. According to Wikipedia, White Helmets operates in those parts of Syria and Turkey that are controlled by the opposition. But this area has millions of Syrians and it is not a small region at all. So why does this really large region has only around 3000 volunteers for the White Helmets? Think of things this way. Its war! Women, teenagers, and even seniors are going to attempt to find those who are injured. But, in the White Helmets’ footages we see mostly men conducting the rescue operations; also there are really less women who are participating, which is happening around the time when so many countries have females in their armies. Furthermore, I find it very fishy that they are receiving so much media attention and have won the Alternative Nobel Prize; it feels like things are happening too fast at their end. Are they target of good news and propaganda because we are looking at fake news being portrayed by two parties that appear to be at opposite ends (foes)? Lastly, White Helmets has received lots of funds from America and only recently America is thinking of withdrawing their funds. But, America also created the Taliban. You know what I mean! Read article “Why Did U.S Freeze White Helmets Funding? Syrian Search and Rescue Group Faces Cash Flow Crisis“.

Obviously, something is wrong here. Even if we were to ignore all the other facts and lies, the total number of White Helmets still does not make any sense.

Who exactly is failing us here? Why did a couple of people manage to change White Helmets into a very controversial issue? Even some reputable Western humanitarian organizations are struggling to make sense out of or backing the White Helmets! Where is the truth that people deserve to hear?

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How To Get Out Of Nightmares

Ever since I heard of how India is forcibly making its way into the Kashmir region and that the Indian forces are abusing the Kashmiris, I have been receiving dreams of Kashmiri women being raped. I cannot really explain what I have been made to witness since some of this stuff is extremely disturbing!

In one dream, I saw some men surrounding a woman; then they put a really large sword-like thing in her mouth; and, then they took it out and then they put it in again. The female victim was unable to even scream due to fear. Then, in another dream, there were several women sitting in a large room. But, some men came and tried to rape them. I felt that someone touched me as well while I was dreaming. Perhaps, I was also sitting in that room. This is the cunning part about entering the subconscious and higher intelligence through dreams! You cannot always differentiate yourself from your dream characters.

Then, I remember getting very angry about all of this. Then, I just flew really high. I started flying first out of the room and then I got into the woods. The trees were very large. I learned how to throw a web just like Spider Man does. The web wounded itself around a tree and I swung over a couple of trees to get to that tree. I felt that some people were chasing me. Fear enveloped me so I started swinging very fast by using the spider web and trees. I experienced the sun blinding my eyes and I sensed the wilderness and nakedness of the large jungle. I kept swinging until I finally woke up.

So to get out of nightmares, you have to learn how to do something fun while escaping.

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Please Support VA Senate District 28 Dem Nominee “Qasim Rashid”

A while ago, I had a lucid dream where I found myself standing next to brother Qasim Rashid while he was working in his office—sometimes, I only have to read some text or watch a video in order to activate my lucid self. The events of this dream indicated that he was working on an issue related to abuse of some sort. Some days later, I read on his Twitter profile that he has decided to run for the VA Senate District 28. I am thinking this dream is a good indication, which is why I am choosing to write this blog post.

Qasim Rashid holds a Law degree from University of Richmond School of Law. Some of his experiences include but are not limited to combating sexual and domestic violence against women; advocating for children’s education; protecting the marginalized communities by collaborating with international and national non-profit organizations; and providing emotional and spiritual support to prisoners as a Prison Chaplain.

Visit Qasim’s official site to learn about issues that he wish to work on; also, visit Qasim Rashid’s Twitter profile to learn more about him and his work.

Donate for his campaign.

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My Instincts Say “Nay”

By: Arzoo Zaheer a.k.a. Dot a.k.a. Fractal

Unknowingly, unwontedly, I stumbled upon a mighty foe
A bastard child of sheer ignorance and hatred, ye know
A monster that ruthlessly tears the frail fabric of the society
Fed lovingly by the mainstream media, prejudices, and false notoriety
An ideology lovingly propagated by popular culture of some
A chameleon that deceptively changes colors to become
A deceptive snake writing within naïve hearts and minds
A deceptive snake writhing within naïve hearts and minds

They boast that they are magically superior somehow
Race, culture, ethnicity, technology, and wealth, oh wow!
Their list of useless reasons just continues and is expanded upon
Implicitly and explicitly in attitude, lingo, education, and tone
A social construct it is, falsely believed to be a scientific one
A construct that brutally silences the meek and weak, my hun
Encouraging the feeble-minded to hostility and “sleep”
A different sort of a psychopath that regularly brutalizes the weak

You foolish Racist! Remember the “Roots”
“Roots” of the past, tomorrow and of forever
“Roots” that intertwine like those of the tree
Holding strongly to give life and strength to the “free”
Oh, why your inner disease infects the “Roots” of the trees?
Leading to unwanted infection and decay of their A B Cs
And eventually, among us, a noiseless sound echos
As the tree falls to the ground—a silent pathos

A blackened heart
A broken heart
Some blackened hearts
Some broken hearts
Countless blackened hearts
Countless broken hearts
Now, oh racist, do you see?
Do you see, or are you still blind?

Ridicules so casually thrown at a person by a person
“Why are you living here? Go back to your country, you bison”
Ridicules sung in foreign languages by old ladies on the sidewalks
Harassments so casually tolerated by the “colored”; thoughts that stalk
Legal decisions carefully and pointlessly drafted on termination papers
“Unfortunately, the contract has ended because of such and such”

Huh! Decisions are Silent Derisions

Racial profiling and media propaganda eventually turns into
A war machine maniacally designed for genocide, just to subdue

“Social colonialism” gradually colonizes the “Others”
As the “dominant ones” foolishly marginalize their own brothers
Creating societal power differences within this so-called “democracy”
Creating socioeconomic disparities, disabling “minorities”, such hypocrisy
Senselessly creating “poverty” despite beautifully rich “diversity”
Marginalizing “Others” to the extent of retardation, oh a perversity

The “perpetrators” have no skin, they have no skin
The “perpetrators” have no skin, they have no skin
“They” took my voice, so I spoke with pen, paper and ink
“They” took my voice, so I spoke with pen, paper and ink

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How “One World Film Festival” Raises Awareness About Global Issues

Canadian youth and adults are challenged by a fast-paced system and a politically charged environment where many are aware about the need to promote awareness of relevant international and local issues. A film festival like One World Film Festival (OWFF) thus plays a pivotal role in shaping opinion by empowering citizens. People who are dwelling on Planet Earth in today’s world are pressured to absorb information fast, which is how the new generation is being shaped to work and think more quickly by retrieving data from various stimuli and resources.

One of the very first films that I watched—in grade 11, I think—to learn about issues surrounding mental and physical health was Tennessee William’s “The Glass Menagerie”. This fiction movie shares the story of Laura Wingfield, her brother Tom Wingfield, and their mother Amanda Wingfield. What struck me as stunning about this movie was the fact that Laura limped and was also mentally fragile; and, the use of a glass menagerie to symbolize Laura’s refuge in her imaginary world as well as her sensitive memory. I remember feeling very moved after watching this picture; and, I promised myself to keep learning through such expressive broadcasts. As I grew older, I became more familiar with the world around me; and, finally found a festival that helped me fulfill the promise I had made many years ago.

One World Film Festival (OWFF) is Ottawa’s longest-running documentary film festival that seeks to use media and performing arts to educate people about several global issues including women empowerment, identity, migration, indigenous rights, social justice, human rights, and environmental issues—specifically, it connects marginalized communities and Third World population with Canadians. Its a very historic event! Its interesting to see how One World Film Festival’s poster has changed over time. See Past Festivals – 1989 to 2016.

Nowadays, people have access to many learning platforms including social media, open learning services, and free libraries. So why would someone want to spend their money to watch films? My experiences with the world of movies have taught me that motion pictures teach faster because they offer multi-sensory and collective experiences where one may feel one’s emotions as well as those of the audience and movie characters; learning can be completed in an incognito and relaxed environment; and, it becomes possible to focus on multiple issues and literary techniques and not just one or two. Now imagine going to the One World Film Festival (OWFF) and being bombarded by many educational pictures!

Come join this memorable adventure! One World Film Festival (OWFF) is coming to Ottawa again this year. Don’t forget to support their 30th Anniversary by donating to their crowdfunding campaign. Hurry Up! Campaign ends on June 2nd—they have only 7 days left to raise funds.

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Should Foreigners Or Colored People Choose Canada for Stay or Business?

Canada uses a lot of money from foreigners. They bring wealthy foreigners here under false promises of a great future; and, they also make them invest in Canadian products and services. Reality is that even I was brought here through cunning marketing schemes that sold Canada to my family by telling us that we will have a great life there. But, I have been abused so many times over 20 years. Unbelievable!

Canadian system is a COMPLETE FAIL. A lot of Canadians I have come across fail to document severe abuse that is taking place inside academic organizations and workplaces; instead they only notice the abusers’ titles before they help the abusers throw the victim(s) out of the office—this experience is similar to murdering or raping someone. Some Canadians, especially White people, are extremely abusive; and, they talk like they own the entire planet although they are very ignorant of other cultures. I was stunned when I read that Vancouver’s Real Estate is being run by the Chinese. I was surprised when I heard this because I have been observing how Chinese people are being mistreated inside Canada. One thing that I have seen about some White people is that they raid you with their abusive and pushy behavior; wait for your feelings and emotions to get all tied up; and, then laugh at you further or contort you further when your words or behaviour don’t come out so well. Actually, this is the type of joke that is being played over and over again. A Chinese friend of mine was mistreated by a senior professional who belonged to the Events Industry; thus, I felt forced to note this here; there have also been discussions by reliable individuals about the severe abuse Chinese employees are facing in the Events industry; and, then there is this article titled “‘Widespread’ workplace abuse persists for Chinese restaurant workers”. I am sure that this kind of abuse is common towards coloured people; and, that even some coloured people also abuse other coloured individuals this way because doing so helps them fit into some existing lens! This is because some people are being sanitized to work a certain way. See this movie about how some Canadians obtain sexual consent. You will see what I mean by “being conditioned a certain way”. All this abuse is a group thing! This kind of hoax is pulled at unsuspecting foreigners on routine basis. For example, when I got here from Pakistan, I used to think that every race make up just one unit simply because racism is not taught in Islam—did Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) propagate this message because he knew that racism causes mental illnesses? But, in Canada I was taught the concept of  racism and how White people are better than other races. This idea was slowly and painstakingly drilled into my head by Canadians—this is an example of mental and emotional abuse that occurs daily in Canada.

Canada needs to make up her mind! They need to either stop calling foreigners to their country; or they need to learn and respect their culture. I am using “they” to refer to those Canadians who are choosing to abuse and discriminate against colored people—know that Canada is one of the most racist countries in the world where many colored people are just hiding their personal ordeals. For example, Shreya Samanat points out in her article “Top 12 Most Racist Countries in the World” that US is one of the most racist country in the world; Shreya somehow fails to mention Canada, which I believe is due to lack of reported data; but, Scott Gilmore points out in the article “Canada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s” that Canada’s racism problem is far worse than America’s.

Thus, I am doing all of this on my own. I know that the Canadian mainstream media is not going to cover these issues simply because Canadian media is made up mostly White people; and, Canada is a very colour-coded and racist country. I have no clue what kind of people are living in this country! I personally don’t have a strong feeling of belonging even if I have some great friends; I am forced to navigate through my career by making a list of people (abusers/bullies) with whom I should never connect. I feel stranded in Canada; and, I cannot sleep so well knowing that I live next to animals. I have learned over time that they only take our money and resources; and, then leave us at some psychiatrist’s office or on the streets.

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How Trauma Stays With The Victims For Longer

Traumatic memories are always going to bother the victims simply because it is easier to remember traumatic events. For instance, someone who has been attending University of Toronto might realize that the colored people are not allowed or discouraged from being part of the faculty. Quite frankly! You should count how many White people are teaching in Canadian universities or colleges that are based in cities that have lots of colored people—such as Brampton and Mississauga. The halls of University of Toronto Mississauga Campus are filled with Brown people. When I was studying at this campus some years ago, it was actually referred to as the “Brown Campus”. But, how many of these graduates are graduating to become teachers at this university? I know that some of these graduates have learned to flee from the academia and that they have learned this in a group setting. I can easily state this because I know a few of these ambitious graduates. I also know that even after years have passed, they fail to apply to any jobs that are offered by the Canadian academic organizations. In some cases, the trauma that is felt by watching people of same skin color being excluded from teaching positions is really that deep. I find this knowledge very interesting because I can clearly see why Canada fails to utilize the talent that she has created with so much talent. Talk about twisted bonds! LOL! I personally think that they are doing the right thing as they walk away. According to Simona Chiose’s article “Justice on Campus”, Canadian universities hush around 90% of the abuse cases, which I think allows abusers to stay and mingle with the rest. So like my friends say, “If you are away from such people, then you aren’t missing out much”.

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Islam Gave Women Their Rights Before the West Did

Islam as it was practised in old times is ahead of the modern western countries. For example, American women could not have a legal will before 1809. Read  “Social Stratification and Inequality“. But, several rights including the right to have property, will, jobs, and a free life were given to the Muslim women around 1400 years ago. Read article “This is how Islam led the world with women’s rights“.

This knowledge is the reason why I am still a Muslim although I have been abused in the past by Muslims and non-Muslims. Being a Muslim is a much bigger deal than just trying to fit in. I think the Muslim world stopped protecting the women because it’s people were distracted by things like TV, money, power, and status. Seeking power is known to destroy the brain, which is how some men have a strong need to continuously raid women with their words and bodies. Survivors of any sort of abuse are braver in nature because they have realized that declaring their independence and freedom cripples the abusers. I think that the truly free people of this modern world will be lead by such survivors.

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Trump Talks Like Psychopath Eric Harris

Some years before Trump was elected, I was busy researching some writing courses about Mystery Fiction. Thus, I had a brief introduction to the Psychopath Eric Harris’s journal. Eric Harris was responsible for the Columbine High School Massacre that took place in 1999. I read Eric’s writings and left the diary rather quickly and without finishing it. I had to stop reading it because I am a poet; I feel lots of pain while reading such odd writings. It was painful because there is real poetry behind what he is actually trying to say. For example, he says that everyone has their own opinion so what makes you different? (p 26, 003) This is a question a good poet can answer after some thorough analysis of the self and others. Then he starts using his evil side where he says that people who already have misery in their lives should be killed (p 26,004).  I was very surprised to read stuff like this in a psychopath’s journal. I think what makes him “wonderful” is his ability to talk like he is reading poetry. I have read lots of poems and every time I read some of Eric’s words, I feel a bit dizzy due to the strong lyrical sentences that is there. No wonder, he could generate copycats so quickly.

Now look at how Trump talks. Some of his comments are here in the NY Times article, “The 550 People, Places, and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted On Twitter: A Complete List“.  This article mentions lots of his rude comments that include using insulting words and phrases like “incompetent”, “Sloppy Steve”, “dumped like a dog by almost everyone”, and “have no talent”. Now listen to the “I am the least racist person there is” poem, which is part of Robert Sear’s book “Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump“. Again, you can see the same trend: soothing words combined with angry ones. This is how he is also generating copycats, people who are willing to follow him blindly. I think that the hate crimes against Muslims, which took place after Trump was elected, are an example of copycat behavior. Trump’s best manipulation is to give a strong idea about who is considered “US” and who is “They”; and, then he seeks to control “They” with whatever means possible and as soon as possible. This is how he seems powerful and easy to follow. But, lies do not last for long.

Even one of the most brilliant men in this world, Noam Chomsky, warned against Trump.  Watch Al Jazeera’s video “Noam Chomsky on the new Trump Era“. Actually, he has been warning us for quite some while. Listen to his words. I am sure you will start feeling more in control and comforted after listening to Noam Chomsky. Feel free to walk away from Trump because his speech is designed to break your character and personality just like Eric Harris’s speech does.

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