إذا أردت أن تتحكم في جاهل عليك أن تغلّف كل باطل بغلاف ديني .
If you want to control an ignorant, cloak every falsehood in a religious shroud.
— Ibn Rushd (Averroes) (1126-1198) - amediæval AndalusianMuslimpolymath. The 13th-century philosophical movement based on Averroes’s work is calledAverroism. Averroes was a defender of Aristotelian philosophy against Ash’ari theologians led by Al-Ghazali. Averroes’s philosophical ideas were considered controversial in Muslim circles. Averroes had a greater impact on Christian Europe: he has been described as the “founding father of secular thought in Western Europe”. Latin translations of Averroes’s work led the way to the popularization of Aristotle and were responsible for the development of scholasticism in medieval Europe.
Look what I found on my dashboard.. I remember someone asked me to translate this quote from Lolita..
"Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul"
The image above is missing the “My sin, my soul” part though..
I had trouble with the word “loins”! there’s just no way to translate this word without sacrificing something of Nabokov’s passion ya 7aram :/ The professional translator opted for the word “veins” while I used “Desire/Passion”. I also found some translations using “Chest/heart/breast”. Here is my translation:
“I think the Jewish State was a mistake, yes. Obviously, it’s too late to go back. It was a mistake to drive the Indians off the American continent, but it’s too late to give it back. At the time, I thought creating Israel was a good thing, but in retrospect, it was probably the worst thing that the Jews could have done. What they did was join the nationalistic frenzy, they became privy to all of the evils that nationalism creates and became very much like the United States—very aggressive, violent and bigoted. When Jews were without a state they were internationalists and they contributed to whatever culture they were part of and produced great things. Jews were known as kindly, talented people. Now, I think, Israel is contributing to anti-Semitism. So I think it was a big mistake.”
— Howard Zinn - An American historian, author, playwright, and social activist.
White men will survive a bit of verbalized distrust on the internet. The UN was instrumental in the creation of Israel and stands impotent behind their slaughter. Feelings of individuals are one thing, but they don’t stand for much but pain.
I am sure they will. I still see it as racism though. It is not okay to say “Muslim and/or Arab men will survive a bit of verbalized distrust on the internet" because of ISIS, Qaeda, Child marriages, or the Arabic Slave trade (which was alive & well till the 19th century).
“Dominated by Zionism’s particular concept of nationality, the State of Israel still refuses, sixty years after its establishment, to see itself as a republic that serves its citizens. One quarter of the citizens are not categorized as Jews, and the laws of the state imply that Israel is not their state nor do they own it. The state has also avoided integrating the local inhabitants into the super culture it has created, and has instead deliberately excluded them. Israel has also refused to be a consociational democracy (like Switzerland or Belgium) or a multicultural democracy (like Great Britain or the Netherlands)—that is to say, a state that accepts its diversity while serving its inhabitants. Instead, Israel insists on seeing itself as a Jewish state belonging to all the Jews in the world, even though they are no longer persecuted refugees but full citizens of the countries in which they choose to reside. The excuse for this grave violation of a basic principle of modern democracy, and for the preservation of an unbridled ethnocracy that grossly discriminates against certain of its citizens, rests on the active myth of an eternal nation that must ultimately forgather in its ancestral land.”