A white woman, about 51 years old, was seated next to a black man on an airplane. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air hostess. “Madam, what is the matter?” asked the hostess. “You obviously do not see it,” she responded. “You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.” “Be calm please,” the hostess replied. “Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available.” The hostess went away and then came back a few moments later. “Ma’am, I spoke to the Captain and he also informed me that there is no seat in the business class. All the same we still have one place in the first class.” Before the woman could say anything, the hostess went on, “It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in first class. However, given the circumstances, the Captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.” The hostess turned to the black man and said, “Therefore, Sir, if you would like to collect your luggage a seat awaits you in first class.” At that moment the other passengers who were shocked by what they just witnessed stood up and applauded.
As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously?
Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.
But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened?
Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?” —Aman Ali (via faineemae)
A file photo shows the infamous al-Battaween district, known as the red light street, in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Reports indicate a rise in sexual abuse of Iraqi women following the US-led invasion of the country in 2003, saying female trafficking has become a growing business.
“Speak with conviction. Say what you believe in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which you believe it. Because contrary to the wisdom of the bumper sticker, it is not enough these days to simply question authority; you got to speak with it too.”
Sweet baby Jesus.