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Episode 19 Book Report

2020.11.13 21:59 EricaShmericaOFF Episode 19 Book Report

Jenny & Smee: After finalizing his divorce last week, Sueme and Jenny are feeling pretty hopeful and excited about the future of their relationship. We see Someitch decorating and setting up his altar, praying that the next phase of their journey goes smoothly. Jenny is looking pretty cute with her hair in a messy bun and a coordinating shorts set from JCPenney, as her Cabana boy shuffled off to the kitchen to make her a post-prayer session breakfast. Jenny talked about the vision she had for the couples’ ring ceremony (which basically sounds like an engagement party), and the future groom-to-be expressed that he preferred to invite people who would bring the couple gifts (I think he was picturing a “Goodfellas” wedding scenario with a lot of envelopes to help with the whole paying his father back situation). Surmit-the-frog drops the news that his parents still refuse to accept an elder daughter in law, and Jenny knew it had been way too long since she cried on camera. In the next segment, it appears that Covid had just hit India. Submit feared for their lives, as he explained that he is diabetic, and Jenny is… well,...old. The two lovebirds seemed to be enjoying quarantine time together, and “getting to know each other very well”, which made everyone a little nauseous. But let’s get our mind out of the gutters….I’m sure they just played Parcheesi (a game they borrowed from Tim).
Deavan & Jihoon: Jihoon has been working over time slinging “legal” broken cell phones (suuuure, Jooney) to keep the family afloat. In the meantime, things have been going so well that it appears Jihoon has cheated on his right hand with Deavan, as she had once again become pregnant. Deavan admitted that she didn’t feel that it was the right time for another baby, since the family barely has money as is and Taeyang is so tae-young, but she felt it was a blessing and started to get excited. Unfortunately things took a turn and Deavan ended up miscarrying, which was very difficult and emotional. It seemed as though the tragic event ended up bringing the couples’ relationship closer as they both healed. Mother Jihoon was feeling very badly about the situation, and invited Deavan to have an afternoon out- just the girls. Although they can’t understand each other, they brought the handy translator with them to stir up the fun. The duo headed to a Korean toilet museum, of sorts, to check out the ancient bidets of their ancestors. Mama Jihoon really had a great time pretending she was dropping a deuce, sound effects included. It truly was a bonding experience, as Deavan admitted that she really enjoyed history and “collecting old artifacts” (which I’m pretty sure she was referring to a 90’s Tamagotchi). After running around for a while, wildly gesturing to communicate, they sat down to have a heart to heart via translator device. Mother Jihoon expressed her sympathies for the tragic loss, and praised Deavan for being “Courageous”. It seems that Mother Jihoon has taken a liking to Deavan, seeing her as a daughter in law instead of just some girl who can’t chop a carrot.
Cheesestick & Melyza: So let me get this straight…. Tim moves to COElumBYUH to be with Milanese and that doesn’t make her smile. They spent a few days roaming the city doing fun things, and that didn’t make her smile. They consummated their relationship for the first time in a long time- not a chance of any expression. But Mama Cheesygrits lands in town and suddenly Melyza’s all “Say Cheese!!!!”???? Maybe she should just break up with him and hang out with his mom….
Anyway…. Mama Cheesertons and her sister, Karmyn with a K, landed in Colombia and were whisked away to the couples’ apartment. The storyline here is that Melyza will not be staying in the apartment with them, since she is “uncomfortable” that Mom-zerella once yelled at her for throwing things at her son during a fight and threatened to call the police. Though Tim feels like Melyza should stay in the apartment to help make things less awkward, he ultimately sides with her, thinking it was wrong of his mother to threaten Melyza, when it was clear that he cheated and it was all Jihoon’s fault. Is anyone still listening? Anyway…. Aunt Karmyn found the whole gang to be too boring, so she ditched them for the day, as they went to the COElumbeen market. Melyza kept claiming that Mama Cheddar made her feel uncomfortable, though the only thing I have noticed her do thus far was make typical “sight-seeing- mom” comments as she drove in the cab: “Wow look at the architecture!” “Wow! The sky's so blue here!” “Wow, I never knew you had birds here, and they look very happy!” “Do you guys have a Walmart?” (oh wait, that was Chuck….) The first place on the COOlumbien tour was to the traditional marketplace. I would like to note that I would choose this marketplace over all others in 90 Day history, as it seems to be focusing more on fruits and less on severed animal heads. The three Ameetos (that’s amigos + cheetos) sat down for some cerveza to discuss the tension between the two leading ladies of Cheesestick’s life. Both women agreed they loved and cared about each other, and ultimately Mama headcheese just wants them both to be happy. The most exciting part of this segment was seeing brightly colored fruit in Colombia. I said “Wow! The fruit is so beautiful here!”, because I’m wishing I was a mom on vacation too.
Ariela & Baby Daddy Baby: Ariela is home alone with baby Avi (who is crying from being changed…. Probably because she didn’t get him to sign a form consenting to being changed), and Baby Daddy Baby is back at the grind…...Bumping and grinding. Ariela is feeling very alone these days, and complains that she has no one to help her. Biniyam sends his sister “Wish”(.com), and best friend Artemis over to the house to keep her company, which Ariela still somehow complains about. She expressed to her guests that she would like her Baby Daddy to be working more of a 9-5, than a 5-9, and laying off of the butt bongos. Sister Wish pointed out that the taller Baby met his ex-girlfriend at the club, while he was out shakin’ it like a Polaroid picture around a lot of beautiful women. You could almost see the hamsters on the wheel inside of Ariela’s head start to play the butt bongos on each other, and knew that a freakout was brewing. In honor of Ariela’s parents FINALLY coming to town, Baby Daddy pulls out all the stops by installing a toilet seat. (How Ari has hovered post C-section is beyond me…). Baby feels that the luxurious toilet seat will score the brownie points needed to really win over Ari’s father’s approval, since everyone knows dads love sitting on toilets. Ari gave Baby a few pointers on what to do and what not to do with her parents, and things seemed light hearted and funny…..until she switched gears, and started a conversation with Biniyam about their communication issues. She took the opportunity to discuss the fact that he doesn’t listen to her and complained about his absence. The conversation went south quickly, as Ariela admitted to searching through his phone at night looking for EVUH-DENSE (for those old school Danielle/Moohamit fans..) and was feeling like he might even be hiding something from her. She claimed to have seen many phone numbers and messages, some from women, and was beginning to question Baby’s late night activities. Biniyam maintained that he was not talking to other women, and was only ignoring Ariela because he thinks she’s a crazy person.. Though they were still fighting about communication issues (...or at least that’s what Ari said they were fighting about, Biniyam had no idea because he wasn't listening), Baby Daddy had to throw on his denim 80’s “Thriller”-inspired jacket, as it was time to head to the airport to meet the parents. The game plan was for Ariela and the small baby to go to the hotel, while Big Baby met with her parents and brought them back to the neighboring hotel room. During the car ride though, Baby Daddy dropped the news that he had to work that night, but would be able to leave after her parents had gone to sleep. Ariela was furious, reiterating their communication issues, and informing him that this is not going to make the best impression on her father.
Biniyam found his Baby Mama-in-laws at the airport, greeting each parent with a separate bouquet of flowers. Dr Weinberg felt that Baby had “kind eyes” and seemed to like him right away. They met up with Ari and Baby Baby in the hotel lobby, and each took turns holding their new grandson for the first time. Shortly after, Baby had to leave to go to his night shift at Chippendale’s Ethiopia. Areila was left alone in the hotel room, questioning if she’s cut out for the life of an entertainer’s wife (she should just ask Baby Girl Lisa what it’s like to date the local talent…). So glad the positive gangster is in town, we’re going to need her!
The Brittany & Yazan: Brittany is still on her way to the airport, and spouting off after her in-transit fight with Yazan. She claimed that the relationship was not worth the cost of her peace, even after she crashed Yazan’s car via text message. Meanwhile, Yazan and his dented fender explains the accident further, by incriminating himself for texting and driving; A teachable moment. Brittany changed her mind and decided to get on her flight, as her friend Angela was already en route to Jordan to meet her there. Instead of the original idea of staying at Yazan’s apartment, Brittany decided they could turn it into a girls’ trip, and “turn up” in Jordan. When the flight landed, a stressed but smiling Brittany (wearing a tequila shirt), strutted her stuff through the Jordanian Airport to the baggage claim, and then straight to the taxi line. She seemed to miss Yazan for a minute, but quickly remembered her last airport pickup experience where he screamed “F*ck the Brittany”, and the nostalgia quickly faded. Despite the accident and the fight, Yazan still showed up to the airport to greet Brittany, although he did tell the cameras that he hated her (it was a hate-pickup). He stood waiting at the gate, looking disgruntled, but somehow missed Brittany sashaying on by (even though she was being followed by a camera crew) only to finally find her while she was getting into a cab. Brittany claimed not to see Yazan at the airport (and his camera crew) though it didn’t matter anyway, since she claims the two are 100% categorically done and dusted. This act of disrespect seemed to be the nail in the coffin for Yazan, who thinks the relationship is “impossible” (Should I hand him his “late pass” now? This may be the dumbest relationship in the history of a show primarily focusing on dumb relationships). Brittany greeted her friend Angela at the hotel for some much needed girl time as the two popped bottles and discussed the relationship saga. Angela was very honest with Brittany, explaining that she needs to look at what Yazan has given up for her, and hear him out, instead of being so dismissive and combative. After the pep talk, Brittany decided to call Yazan on Facetime, claiming not to have seen him at the airport, and then…. Her phone died. Classic “The Brittany”. The girls decided to make the most out of their trip, despite the Yazan drama, as they headed out on their own to the marketplace with Brittany showing off her cleavage. Angela thought the whole cleavage thing was a bad idea, while Brittany reassured her that she would also be wearing a jacket (she only failed to mention she didn’t plan to close the jacket over her exposed cleavage). As the girls strolled through the market, tasting olives, random men screamed “ Haram! “ (sin), prompting Brittany to reply back with “No, you’re Haram! Your Mama’s so haram!” Good one, Brit! Since the market was turning into a bad scene from “Homeland”, they decided to move their shame-fest to a bar (also a questionable activity). Over a bottle of rum, Brittany admitted that being in Jordan made her miss Yazan and she was reconsidering her vow of not speaking to him. Angela seemed to be #TeamYazan for some bizarre reason, and encouraged the Brittany to reach out. It looks like a Brittany/Yazan reunion will be happening next week, and I’m sure no matter how things go, Brittany will come out smiling.
Noticeably missing were Karmando, who were probably busy driving 4 hours to somewhere Kenny couldn’t pronounce to eat something that he thought was yucky.
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2020.11.13 21:57 EricaShmericaOFF Episode 19 Book Report

Jenny & Smee: After finalizing his divorce last week, Sueme and Jenny are feeling pretty hopeful and excited about the future of their relationship. We see Someitch decorating and setting up his altar, praying that the next phase of their journey goes smoothly. Jenny is looking pretty cute with her hair in a messy bun and a coordinating shorts set from JCPenney, as her Cabana boy shuffled off to the kitchen to make her a post-prayer session breakfast. Jenny talked about the vision she had for the couples’ ring ceremony (which basically sounds like an engagement party), and the future groom-to-be expressed that he preferred to invite people who would bring the couple gifts (I think he was picturing a “Goodfellas” wedding scenario with a lot of envelopes to help with the whole paying his father back situation). Surmit-the-frog drops the news that his parents still refuse to accept an elder daughter in law, and Jenny knew it had been way too long since she cried on camera. In the next segment, it appears that Covid had just hit India. Submit feared for their lives, as he explained that he is diabetic, and Jenny is… well,...old. The two lovebirds seemed to be enjoying quarantine time together, and “getting to know each other very well”, which made everyone a little nauseous. But let’s get our mind out of the gutters….I’m sure they just played Parcheesi (a game they borrowed from Tim).
Deavan & Jihoon: Jihoon has been working over time slinging “legal” broken cell phones (suuuure, Jooney) to keep the family afloat. In the meantime, things have been going so well that it appears Jihoon has cheated on his right hand with Deavan, as she had once again become pregnant. Deavan admitted that she didn’t feel that it was the right time for another baby, since the family barely has money as is and Taeyang is so tae-young, but she felt it was a blessing and started to get excited. Unfortunately things took a turn and Deavan ended up miscarrying, which was very difficult and emotional. It seemed as though the tragic event ended up bringing the couples’ relationship closer as they both healed. Mother Jihoon was feeling very badly about the situation, and invited Deavan to have an afternoon out- just the girls. Although they can’t understand each other, they brought the handy translator with them to stir up the fun. The duo headed to a Korean toilet museum, of sorts, to check out the ancient bidets of their ancestors. Mama Jihoon really had a great time pretending she was dropping a deuce, sound effects included. It truly was a bonding experience, as Deavan admitted that she really enjoyed history and “collecting old artifacts” (which I’m pretty sure she was referring to a 90’s Tamagotchi). After running around for a while, wildly gesturing to communicate, they sat down to have a heart to heart via translator device. Mother Jihoon expressed her sympathies for the tragic loss, and praised Deavan for being “Courageous”. It seems that Mother Jihoon has taken a liking to Deavan, seeing her as a daughter in law instead of just some girl who can’t chop a carrot.
Cheesestick & Melyza: So let me get this straight…. Tim moves to COElumBYUH to be with Milanese and that doesn’t make her smile. They spent a few days roaming the city doing fun things, and that didn’t make her smile. They consummated their relationship for the first time in a long time- not a chance of any expression. But Mama Cheesygrits lands in town and suddenly Melyza’s all “Say Cheese!!!!”???? Maybe she should just break up with him and hang out with his mom….
Anyway…. Mama Cheesertons and her sister, Karmyn with a K, landed in Colombia and were whisked away to the couples’ apartment. The storyline here is that Melyza will not be staying in the apartment with them, since she is “uncomfortable” that Mom-zerella once yelled at her for throwing things at her son during a fight and threatened to call the police. Though Tim feels like Melyza should stay in the apartment to help make things less awkward, he ultimately sides with her, thinking it was wrong of his mother to threaten Melyza, when it was clear that he cheated and it was all Jihoon’s fault. Is anyone still listening? Anyway…. Aunt Karmyn found the whole gang to be too boring, so she ditched them for the day, as they went to the COElumbeen market. Melyza kept claiming that Mama Cheddar made her feel uncomfortable, though the only thing I have noticed her do thus far was make typical “sight-seeing- mom” comments as she drove in the cab: “Wow look at the architecture!” “Wow! The sky's so blue here!” “Wow, I never knew you had birds here, and they look very happy!” “Do you guys have a Walmart?” (oh wait, that was Chuck….) The first place on the COOlumbien tour was to the traditional marketplace. I would like to note that I would choose this marketplace over all others in 90 Day history, as it seems to be focusing more on fruits and less on severed animal heads. The three Ameetos (that’s amigos + cheetos) sat down for some cerveza to discuss the tension between the two leading ladies of Cheesestick’s life. Both women agreed they loved and cared about each other, and ultimately Mama headcheese just wants them both to be happy. The most exciting part of this segment was seeing brightly colored fruit in Colombia. I said “Wow! The fruit is so beautiful here!”, because I’m wishing I was a mom on vacation too.
Ariela & Baby Daddy Baby: Ariela is home alone with baby Avi (who is crying from being changed…. Probably because she didn’t get him to sign a form consenting to being changed), and Baby Daddy Baby is back at the grind…...Bumping and grinding. Ariela is feeling very alone these days, and complains that she has no one to help her. Biniyam sends his sister “Wish”(.com), and best friend Artemis over to the house to keep her company, which Ariela still somehow complains about. She expressed to her guests that she would like her Baby Daddy to be working more of a 9-5, than a 5-9, and laying off of the butt bongos. Sister Wish pointed out that the taller Baby met his ex-girlfriend at the club, while he was out shakin’ it like a Polaroid picture around a lot of beautiful women. You could almost see the hamsters on the wheel inside of Ariela’s head start to play the butt bongos on each other, and knew that a freakout was brewing. In honor of Ariela’s parents FINALLY coming to town, Baby Daddy pulls out all the stops by installing a toilet seat. (How Ari has hovered post C-section is beyond me…). Baby feels that the luxurious toilet seat will score the brownie points needed to really win over Ari’s father’s approval, since everyone knows dads love sitting on toilets. Ari gave Baby a few pointers on what to do and what not to do with her parents, and things seemed light hearted and funny…..until she switched gears, and started a conversation with Biniyam about their communication issues. She took the opportunity to discuss the fact that he doesn’t listen to her and complained about his absence. The conversation went south quickly, as Ariela admitted to searching through his phone at night looking for EVUH-DENSE (for those old school Danielle/Moohamit fans..) and was feeling like he might even be hiding something from her. She claimed to have seen many phone numbers and messages, some from women, and was beginning to question Baby’s late night activities. Biniyam maintained that he was not talking to other women, and was only ignoring Ariela because he thinks she’s a crazy person.. Though they were still fighting about communication issues (...or at least that’s what Ari said they were fighting about, Biniyam had no idea because he wasn't listening), Baby Daddy had to throw on his denim 80’s “Thriller”-inspired jacket, as it was time to head to the airport to meet the parents. The game plan was for Ariela and the small baby to go to the hotel, while Big Baby met with her parents and brought them back to the neighboring hotel room. During the car ride though, Baby Daddy dropped the news that he had to work that night, but would be able to leave after her parents had gone to sleep. Ariela was furious, reiterating their communication issues, and informing him that this is not going to make the best impression on her father.
Biniyam found his Baby Mama-in-laws at the airport, greeting each parent with a separate bouquet of flowers. Dr Weinberg felt that Baby had “kind eyes” and seemed to like him right away. They met up with Ari and Baby Baby in the hotel lobby, and each took turns holding their new grandson for the first time. Shortly after, Baby had to leave to go to his night shift at Chippendale’s Ethiopia. Areila was left alone in the hotel room, questioning if she’s cut out for the life of an entertainer’s wife (she should just ask Baby Girl Lisa what it’s like to date the local talent…). So glad the positive gangster is in town, we’re going to need her!
The Brittany & Yazan: Brittany is still on her way to the airport, and spouting off after her in-transit fight with Yazan. She claimed that the relationship was not worth the cost of her peace, even after she crashed Yazan’s car via text message. Meanwhile, Yazan and his dented fender explains the accident further, by incriminating himself for texting and driving; A teachable moment. Brittany changed her mind and decided to get on her flight, as her friend Angela was already en route to Jordan to meet her there. Instead of the original idea of staying at Yazan’s apartment, Brittany decided they could turn it into a girls’ trip, and “turn up” in Jordan. When the flight landed, a stressed but smiling Brittany (wearing a tequila shirt), strutted her stuff through the Jordanian Airport to the baggage claim, and then straight to the taxi line. She seemed to miss Yazan for a minute, but quickly remembered her last airport pickup experience where he screamed “F*ck the Brittany”, and the nostalgia quickly faded. Despite the accident and the fight, Yazan still showed up to the airport to greet Brittany, although he did tell the cameras that he hated her (it was a hate-pickup). He stood waiting at the gate, looking disgruntled, but somehow missed Brittany sashaying on by (even though she was being followed by a camera crew) only to finally find her while she was getting into a cab. Brittany claimed not to see Yazan at the airport (and his camera crew) though it didn’t matter anyway, since she claims the two are 100% categorically done and dusted. This act of disrespect seemed to be the nail in the coffin for Yazan, who thinks the relationship is “impossible” (Should I hand him his “late pass” now? This may be the dumbest relationship in the history of a show primarily focusing on dumb relationships). Brittany greeted her friend Angela at the hotel for some much needed girl time as the two popped bottles and discussed the relationship saga. Angela was very honest with Brittany, explaining that she needs to look at what Yazan has given up for her, and hear him out, instead of being so dismissive and combative. After the pep talk, Brittany decided to call Yazan on Facetime, claiming not to have seen him at the airport, and then…. Her phone died. Classic “The Brittany”. The girls decided to make the most out of their trip, despite the Yazan drama, as they headed out on their own to the marketplace with Brittany showing off her cleavage. Angela thought the whole cleavage thing was a bad idea, while Brittany reassured her that she would also be wearing a jacket (she only failed to mention she didn’t plan to close the jacket over her exposed cleavage). As the girls strolled through the market, tasting olives, random men screamed “ Haram! “ (sin), prompting Brittany to reply back with “No, you’re Haram! Your Mama’s so haram!” Good one, Brit! Since the market was turning into a bad scene from “Homeland”, they decided to move their shame-fest to a bar (also a questionable activity). Over a bottle of rum, Brittany admitted that being in Jordan made her miss Yazan and she was reconsidering her vow of not speaking to him. Angela seemed to be #TeamYazan for some bizarre reason, and encouraged the Brittany to reach out. It looks like a Brittany/Yazan reunion will be happening next week, and I’m sure no matter how things go, Brittany will come out smiling.
Noticeably missing were Karmando, who were probably busy driving 4 hours to somewhere Kenny couldn’t pronounce to eat something that he thought was yucky.
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2020.11.09 23:21 bloocherri Misogyny against the Bretny & bigotry against Jordan: Consequences of viewing the Middle East through a black-and-white lens

Hello Hamily! In the midst of these continuous and seemingly never-ending Brittany vs Jordanian culture debates, I think a few of us may not realize that we may be looking at things through too black-and-white of a perspective and creating a hot mess as a result. This ongoing conversation almost always seems to boil down to either Brittany being slut shamed or the entire ME being a shithole. So I wanted to share a couple points that I believe to be true. Hint: I believe there is a good sprinkle of ignorance on all sides of this debate. I hope you find my post informative! (I am ready for an army of downvotes lol)
People should be allowed to call out the terrible and oppressive parts of a culture without being blamed for hating and disparaging the entire culture. The truth is that the ME, including Jordan, has issues. That should go without saying. Those issues have an absolute right to be called out, and people aren't ignorant for doing so; in fact, I would argue the opposite is far more ignorant. Implying a country is beyond any criticism is dangerous to those women and LGBTQ+ people who face certain types of oppression in their country and bravely come out and speak against these things. Not acknowledging these issues robs them of their voice and invalidates their experiences, leading to their continued oppression and whatever backlash they may get from speaking out (thus encouraging further silence/feeding into the oppression cycle).

You know who you are. People ARE ignorant if they call these cultures “trash” or “shit” without knowing anything else about the culture and reducing an entire culture to its faults. Especially when the same women they are claiming to defend are members of that culture and, guess what, probably hold many aspects of that culture that you have no idea about and are actually quite beautiful. There is so much history, art, poetry, architecture, schools of thought that come out of Jordan and the rest of the ME that no one outside of the ME is even aware of. I don’t blame ‘Westerners’ for not knowing that, we only see what the media portrays and the ME is most certainly our enemy over here, but there really is a whole world of things you do not know about Jordan or anywhere else in the ME. Please be cognizant of that when you state a county and/or culture is a shithole.
Bigotry just compounds the alienation of these women and LGBTQ+ people instead of making it any better. To act like an entire culture is just its bad points pigeonholes the rest of that person’s culture into something completely negative and without any worth, and strips them of their cultural identity. Yes, Middle Eastern cultures do have several good points that you either choose to ignore or are unaware of. I say this myself as a Middle Eastern woman.

I can’t believe I have to say this, but Brittany is not a slut just because she is wearing a low-cut top. Do I think Brittany is stupid for other separate reasons? Absolutely. That is unrelated to her wearing a low-cut top, or her body shape, or her posting photos of her butt on Instagram.
I think what people fail to realize is that a culture with some sexist notions will be sexist no matter what you wear. I understand what people are thinking with the whole “respect” a culture thing by changing the way you dress, and I think it’s earnest and well-meaning, but I unfortunately think it’s a bit short-sighted. Take my experience in Japan (not to shit on Japan, I love Japan, pls don't be offended lol I just think the experience is relevant to what I've been seeing): On my first trip, on the first few days, I wore tank tops and short shorts just like I would here in the US. Boy, was I stared at. I noticed women were dressed much more conservatively, so I changed the way I dressed to mimic what they wore, including on subsequent study abroad stays. No more mini skirts, short shorts, or tank tops. Skirts went to at least knee-length, and I regularly wore long-sleeve or sleeved blouses even in the humid, hot ass summer. I also regularly wore a business suit on the days I had to go to work, which covered even more. To my surprise, the harassment got a whole lot worse :)) my overall count of being molested on the train was once every 2-3 weeks, men would regularly follow me for long periods of time (night or daytime), would unrelentingly ‘haggle’ with me to have sex with them or go on a date with them or cheat on my [at that point made-up just to get them away from me] bf, ask me how much I "cost," etc. I also - to my horror - saw on so many occasions middle-aged men casually going into love hotels (hotels specially made for having sex) with young high school girls (like from 13-16). My college-aged Japanese guy friends would make jokes reminiscing about all their female middle and high school classmates who “sold” themselves to older men for money, as if it was just a nonchalant thing. One of them even called it “harmless entertainment”. This does not even go into the beginning of all the horrific things I have personally witnessed or personally experienced in Japan, but to not get sidetracked (and to save you time and sanity): I say this all to say that there are some very real issues of sexism in some countries, and there is nothing any 1 woman could do to avoid it even if she is dressed to their standards. In fact, I think it got even worse the more I dressed to their standards. Similarly, there are many women on this subreddit who have shared that they were dressed completely modestly and to standards while in ME countries and still received harassment! Their experiences are valid and deserve to be properly acknowledged, not pushed under the rug because it doesn't 'look good' for those countries or if it was in any way their fault (it was not, it was out of their control and a symptom of the culture). The same should be applied to Brittany.
It also doesn't matter what you look like. Some people are saying Brittany isn’t receiving certain acts of harassment just because they don’t think she’s pretty - buddy, please. You could go out dressed up as Jesus with the full beard and everything and some douche will cat call you.
With all my main points out of the way: I encourage you to look at every country and culture in shades of grey. Some aren't as grey as others! From my personal experience, the ME is a very topsy turvy, hard to understand place, especially as an outsider. But I cannot deny all the beautiful experiences, people, sites, and culture I saw there (same goes for Japan, but I highly doubt I have to defend Japan), nor can I deny the very real sexism or homophobia I saw and (in the case of sexism) personally experienced either.
Thank you if you've made it to the end of my long ass rant :)
*made some small edits to the formatting (switched from numbers to bullets since the list formatting for the numbers was acting weird)
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2020.11.04 03:42 EricaShmericaOFF The Other Way Book Report, Ep 18

Ariela & Baby Daddy Baby: Baby Biniyam is wandering the hospital halls and parking lot looking for his runaway baby momma. He finally caught up to Ariela, who was clutching the baby to her water-filled boobs, and she was noticeably distraught. Ariela had a mini breakdown at the circumcision appointment from last week, and decided she needed more time to think about whether or not she wanted to go through with it. She fought with the grown Baby over feeling pressured to go through with the procedure, and though it is also his child, it’s kind of just hers. She seems to be having a stressful time adjusting to becoming a mom in general, and making important decisions is not something she feels up to at the moment. Ultimately Biniyam looks like he’s scared of her (rightfully so), and agrees to go home and let her get some rest, even promising not to have any gratuitous surprise goat sacrifices this time. (But seriously, where’s the “positive gangster” already!?!?) Ariela took a week to think over her decision, and ultimately decided to reschedule the circumcision due to popular opinion from her inner circle. Baby Daddy Baby had convinced her that it was the most important thing (along with the other three most important things he wanted..) that the baby was snipped, and she reluctantly agreed. Ari decided to wait outside of the room where the procedure was being performed, though rushed in upon hearing the baby’s cries. She immediately started crying and screaming, threatening for Biniyam not to touch her. When the procedure was done, the baby was dressed and softened his cries, as he was once again reunited with Ari. Clearly she was traumatized from the whole ordeal, and claimed to have doubts about her relationship with the grown Baby. Just don’t put any of the Baby’s in the corner.
Deavan & Jihoon: The family of four headed to a local park to picnic with Jihoon’s college buddies and their families. Apparently in Korea it’s fairly common to have a small pop up tent at a park to shade yourself from the sun, though Deavan explains in the U.S., this means homeless people pee there and/or buy meth. Culture. Jihoon’s friends were shocked to see he had settled down and had kids, since in his college days, he was a bit wild and selfish. Then Jihoon was sent away (presumably by production) so Deavan could have the most awkward conversation with his friends about finding photos of naked women on his phone….. Because that’s a normal thing to talk about with people you just met. Deavan does not feel any more at ease when his buddies agreed that they didn’t feel Jihoon cheated, and many of them have scandalous photos in their personal spank banks. After all of that awkwardness, we next see Deavan and Jihoon get to have a date night all by themselves. She takes this alone time as a great opportunity to bring up Jihoon’s collection of naked selfie ladies on his phone. Jihoon seemed very embarrassed, as he explained that Deavan isn’t always in the mood to get it on, so he takes care of business next to her while she’s sleeping. Deavan consulted Melyza (the resident expert on cheating), who agreed that this is in fact an offense, and a line of cheating questions ensued. Jihoon declared that he has never cheated on Deavan during the entirety of their relationship, though he did admit to cheating on an ex in the past. Of course he dug his own grave with that comment, but let’s be honest….it’s always his fault anyway. He decides to confirm his innocence by telling Deavan that if he didn’t love her, he would’ve used a condom, the logic of which I’m still trying to understand. He was so sure of his answer though, that he vowed to cut his own dck off if he was lying…… And then Ariela ran in crying “Get away from my baby!!!!”. And then Jess ran in and said “Good afternoon, My Dck”. The end.
Brittany & Yazan: Meanwhile, back in Jordan….. Yazan’s life has gone from bad to worse. His family tribe hates him, as some neighborhood Jordanian “Mrs. Kravitz” spread rumors that Brittany is a porn star. It was also said that the two have made dirty movies together (where she played a girl getting braces and he was a sexy Jordanian orthodontist). Of course Yazan waived these allegations away saying they were nothing, but Family Yazan is collectively pissed. His younger and more attractive brother, Obaida, agreed to meet with Yazan in secret to discuss trying to extend the olive branch to their dear old dad, as Yazan has now been banished from their home. After the covert meeting, Brother Yazan met with Father Yazan, who hates being the subject of gossip, and is completely over “The Brittany”. He flashes a picture of Brittany in her bikini to his younger son to prove that the rumors are true, and strictly taboo in their religion (Yazan should have just said they were on Jihoon’s phone…. Because blaming Jihoon is always the way to go, and because we now know he might actually have a selfie of Brittany on his phone). Father Yazan is so angry that he proclaims if Yazan is to marry The Brittany, he will murder him. I’m not too positive what production’s protocol is on hearing actual hits being taken out on their subjects, but they seemed to just roll with it. (Father Yazan did have a very middle eastern Robert DeNiro thing going on, it almost makes sense that he felt so comfortable ordering the hit. Let’s just hope no one tells Yazan “Don’t forget the cannolis….” ...or baklava). Obaida and Yazan reconvene in a murdery looking garage to relay the ominous message from dear old Dad. Yaz explains that he’s aware of Brittany’s lifestyle and Instagram posts, and feels he needs to ease her into changing everything about herself after she moves to Jordan. He further explains that Brittany is on her way back to town, and he just needs a few days to see if her love is real, and if she’ll agree to a religious Muslim Makeover. Meanwhile, Back in “Palm Beach”.... Brittany is hanging out with her adorable non murdery dad, discussing her return to Jordan. Her father is concerned, as during Brittany’s last stint in Jordan, she called him in tears over the “family Yazan” fiasco. She assured her father that this time would be different, as Yazan has separated from his family on his own accord (though she conveniently left out the fact that his father wants him to sleep with the fishes over their relationship). Brittany’s father made a last attempt to talk some sense into her, telling her to forget the whole thing, as it was asking too much of Yazan to give up his entire family for their relationship, and also worried about her safety. Brittany just shrugged and assured him everything would be fine, as she got in the car heading to the airport. Minutes later on the car ride, she received text messages from a furious Yazan, who had just gotten into a car accident in which the police report cited the fault was in fact “The Brittany”. The fight moved from a text to a phone call, where Yazan continued to scream in Brittany’s ear that the stress caused by the repercussions of being with Brittany and their fighting caused his accident. Brittany remained seemingly calm, smiling, as she told her betrothed that she had nothing to do with his reckless driving, and somehow didn’t bother to ask if he was okay (though he seemed to be yelling just fine…) She claimed to be having second thoughts about getting on the flight to Jordan, though it appears from next week’s preview, she boards the plane…..in a tequila t-shirt. Can’t imagine a world where this works out positively.
Jenny & Smee: Soomee is off to court- yet again (man he loves going to Court!!) to pay his final installment for his divoce and be done once and for all (This divorce is like something you buy on QVC…”for only 286 payments of $69.95 this divorce could be yours!). Father Smit met up with his son, explaining that he had to get loans from friends, family, and the bank to afford this divorce, but ultimately feels it’s worth it for SiouxMe’s mental health. After all was said and done, a smiling Someitch came out of the courthouse and immediately Facetimed his Jenny to confirm that he can now change his facebook status from “its complicated” to “divorced and dominated”. Stewmeat, Father Stewmeat, and his faithful friend Rohit sat down over some chai to celebrate the momentous occasion. ShoeMe vowed to repay his father all $20k dollars that he had spent, even though he only has a part time crappy job, and Jenny wants him to play cabana boy around the house all day. When asked about the future, Sueme tried to be honest for a change and told his dad about his plans to marry his mature bride. Although half of the battle had been won with the divorce situation, the Parents SomeItch are still not on board with having a daughter in law who is also their elder (I wonder if his parents would mind if “Mike Jones” married Jenny..) Sueme realized he needs to work as many jobs as possible to be able to repay his father, so he hit up his friend/recent entrepreneur about a job for $100/week.He decides to take the job, as it is better than nothing, but knows it won’t really make a dent in his repayment plan or covering the bills. Realizing that he was running out of options, Summit, NJ is going to have to figure something out fast….which hopefully include him and Jenny making an OnlyFans account. Aaaaand here I go making myself nauseous again.
Cheesestick &Melyza:
Did you know that he cheated on her? Well he did. And things will never be the same. Bye!
Ok fine, I’ll recap. Tim’s mom (who is basically him in a fluffy wig), is coming to town to check out her son’s new life, even though I bet even she has lost interest. Apparently last time Momma McCheesy had encountered Melyza was right after the cheating scandal surfaced, and the couple had gotten into a screaming match where Melyza threw things at Tim. (I find this hard to believe, as to throw something in a fit of rage, you would need to have some kind of emotion, and I’m not sure if her face is capable of that). Momma Cheeseball threatened to call the police if Melyza didn’t slow her roll, which caused a rift in their relationship, to say the least. Melyza feels like she should stay with her parents while Momma Cheddar is in town, as it’s still a bit awkward being all together. I believe that was all that happened, before I went catatonic. Until next time, when we see Tim’s mom tell them to just stop wasting everyone’s time….
Karmando: Kenny is brushing his teeth with bottled water, as not to get any icky Mexico guacamole water on his toothbrush, so he could have the freshest breath ever when the couple goes to apply for their marriage license. Armando did his homework and filled out all of the couples’ information because there was no way Kenny would have understood what the form said under the section that read,“Información”. It was back to the car for these two (they’ve spent the entire season driving) as they headed down the scenic highway. Kenny is worried about the possibility of being denied for their same sex marriage license, though he is heavily relying on the Karmando cute factor. Once at the marriage office, Armando of course did all of the talking (Kenny may have said his signature “hola”). From what I gathered about the marriage license application process, it seemed pretty typical of any official government procedure; You fill out the required paperwork, someone tells you that although you did everything correctly, it’s still wrong and requires 10 more forms, which of course all have associated application fees. It seems as though this was the case for Karmando, as it was explained that first you have to be denied, then you have to petition for said denial, wait a really long time, file 10 more papers, and then you’ll get approved. It’s like the DMV on steroids. Karmando was very disappointed that they weren’t approved right away, and would now need to go to the “Human Rights Commission” to file more paperwork. Keny was all “No mucho gusto”, as this negativity brought back a whir of emotions of not being accepted in the past. He worried if once they were to get the green light for the marriage license, they would then have a hard time finding vendors who would cater to a same sex couple. Hopefully by next week they will be approved, and we will watch them drive for another 3 episodes to look at venues and pick out their outfits.
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2020.11.04 03:42 EricaShmericaOFF The Other Way Book Report, ep 18

Ariela & Baby Daddy Baby: Baby Biniyam is wandering the hospital halls and parking lot looking for his runaway baby momma. He finally caught up to Ariela, who was clutching the baby to her water-filled boobs, and she was noticeably distraught. Ariela had a mini breakdown at the circumcision appointment from last week, and decided she needed more time to think about whether or not she wanted to go through with it. She fought with the grown Baby over feeling pressured to go through with the procedure, and though it is also his child, it’s kind of just hers. She seems to be having a stressful time adjusting to becoming a mom in general, and making important decisions is not something she feels up to at the moment. Ultimately Biniyam looks like he’s scared of her (rightfully so), and agrees to go home and let her get some rest, even promising not to have any gratuitous surprise goat sacrifices this time. (But seriously, where’s the “positive gangster” already!?!?) Ariela took a week to think over her decision, and ultimately decided to reschedule the circumcision due to popular opinion from her inner circle. Baby Daddy Baby had convinced her that it was the most important thing (along with the other three most important things he wanted..) that the baby was snipped, and she reluctantly agreed. Ari decided to wait outside of the room where the procedure was being performed, though rushed in upon hearing the baby’s cries. She immediately started crying and screaming, threatening for Biniyam not to touch her. When the procedure was done, the baby was dressed and softened his cries, as he was once again reunited with Ari. Clearly she was traumatized from the whole ordeal, and claimed to have doubts about her relationship with the grown Baby. Just don’t put any of the Baby’s in the corner.
Deavan & Jihoon: The family of four headed to a local park to picnic with Jihoon’s college buddies and their families. Apparently in Korea it’s fairly common to have a small pop up tent at a park to shade yourself from the sun, though Deavan explains in the U.S., this means homeless people pee there and/or buy meth. Culture. Jihoon’s friends were shocked to see he had settled down and had kids, since in his college days, he was a bit wild and selfish. Then Jihoon was sent away (presumably by production) so Deavan could have the most awkward conversation with his friends about finding photos of naked women on his phone….. Because that’s a normal thing to talk about with people you just met. Deavan does not feel any more at ease when his buddies agreed that they didn’t feel Jihoon cheated, and many of them have scandalous photos in their personal spank banks. After all of that awkwardness, we next see Deavan and Jihoon get to have a date night all by themselves. She takes this alone time as a great opportunity to bring up Jihoon’s collection of naked selfie ladies on his phone. Jihoon seemed very embarrassed, as he explained that Deavan isn’t always in the mood to get it on, so he takes care of business next to her while she’s sleeping. Deavan consulted Melyza (the resident expert on cheating), who agreed that this is in fact an offense, and a line of cheating questions ensued. Jihoon declared that he has never cheated on Deavan during the entirety of their relationship, though he did admit to cheating on an ex in the past. Of course he dug his own grave with that comment, but let’s be honest….it’s always his fault anyway. He decides to confirm his innocence by telling Deavan that if he didn’t love her, he would’ve used a condom, the logic of which I’m still trying to understand. He was so sure of his answer though, that he vowed to cut his own dck off if he was lying…… And then Ariela ran in crying “Get away from my baby!!!!”. And then Jess ran in and said “Good afternoon, My Dck”. The end.
Brittany & Yazan: Meanwhile, back in Jordan….. Yazan’s life has gone from bad to worse. His family tribe hates him, as some neighborhood Jordanian “Mrs. Kravitz” spread rumors that Brittany is a porn star. It was also said that the two have made dirty movies together (where she played a girl getting braces and he was a sexy Jordanian orthodontist). Of course Yazan waived these allegations away saying they were nothing, but Family Yazan is collectively pissed. His younger and more attractive brother, Obaida, agreed to meet with Yazan in secret to discuss trying to extend the olive branch to their dear old dad, as Yazan has now been banished from their home. After the covert meeting, Brother Yazan met with Father Yazan, who hates being the subject of gossip, and is completely over “The Brittany”. He flashes a picture of Brittany in her bikini to his younger son to prove that the rumors are true, and strictly taboo in their religion (Yazan should have just said they were on Jihoon’s phone…. Because blaming Jihoon is always the way to go, and because we now know he might actually have a selfie of Brittany on his phone). Father Yazan is so angry that he proclaims if Yazan is to marry The Brittany, he will murder him. I’m not too positive what production’s protocol is on hearing actual hits being taken out on their subjects, but they seemed to just roll with it. (Father Yazan did have a very middle eastern Robert DeNiro thing going on, it almost makes sense that he felt so comfortable ordering the hit. Let’s just hope no one tells Yazan “Don’t forget the cannolis….” ...or baklava). Obaida and Yazan reconvene in a murdery looking garage to relay the ominous message from dear old Dad. Yaz explains that he’s aware of Brittany’s lifestyle and Instagram posts, and feels he needs to ease her into changing everything about herself after she moves to Jordan. He further explains that Brittany is on her way back to town, and he just needs a few days to see if her love is real, and if she’ll agree to a religious Muslim Makeover. Meanwhile, Back in “Palm Beach”.... Brittany is hanging out with her adorable non murdery dad, discussing her return to Jordan. Her father is concerned, as during Brittany’s last stint in Jordan, she called him in tears over the “family Yazan” fiasco. She assured her father that this time would be different, as Yazan has separated from his family on his own accord (though she conveniently left out the fact that his father wants him to sleep with the fishes over their relationship). Brittany’s father made a last attempt to talk some sense into her, telling her to forget the whole thing, as it was asking too much of Yazan to give up his entire family for their relationship, and also worried about her safety. Brittany just shrugged and assured him everything would be fine, as she got in the car heading to the airport. Minutes later on the car ride, she received text messages from a furious Yazan, who had just gotten into a car accident in which the police report cited the fault was in fact “The Brittany”. The fight moved from a text to a phone call, where Yazan continued to scream in Brittany’s ear that the stress caused by the repercussions of being with Brittany and their fighting caused his accident. Brittany remained seemingly calm, smiling, as she told her betrothed that she had nothing to do with his reckless driving, and somehow didn’t bother to ask if he was okay (though he seemed to be yelling just fine…) She claimed to be having second thoughts about getting on the flight to Jordan, though it appears from next week’s preview, she boards the plane…..in a tequila t-shirt. Can’t imagine a world where this works out positively.
Jenny & Smee: Soomee is off to court- yet again (man he loves going to Court!!) to pay his final installment for his divoce and be done once and for all (This divorce is like something you buy on QVC…”for only 286 payments of $69.95 this divorce could be yours!). Father Smit met up with his son, explaining that he had to get loans from friends, family, and the bank to afford this divorce, but ultimately feels it’s worth it for SiouxMe’s mental health. After all was said and done, a smiling Someitch came out of the courthouse and immediately Facetimed his Jenny to confirm that he can now change his facebook status from “its complicated” to “divorced and dominated”. Stewmeat, Father Stewmeat, and his faithful friend Rohit sat down over some chai to celebrate the momentous occasion. ShoeMe vowed to repay his father all $20k dollars that he had spent, even though he only has a part time crappy job, and Jenny wants him to play cabana boy around the house all day. When asked about the future, Sueme tried to be honest for a change and told his dad about his plans to marry his mature bride. Although half of the battle had been won with the divorce situation, the Parents SomeItch are still not on board with having a daughter in law who is also their elder (I wonder if his parents would mind if “Mike Jones” married Jenny..) Sueme realized he needs to work as many jobs as possible to be able to repay his father, so he hit up his friend/recent entrepreneur about a job for $100/week.He decides to take the job, as it is better than nothing, but knows it won’t really make a dent in his repayment plan or covering the bills. Realizing that he was running out of options, Summit, NJ is going to have to figure something out fast….which hopefully include him and Jenny making an OnlyFans account. Aaaaand here I go making myself nauseous again.
Cheesestick &Melyza:
Did you know that he cheated on her? Well he did. And things will never be the same. Bye!
Ok fine, I’ll recap. Tim’s mom (who is basically him in a fluffy wig), is coming to town to check out her son’s new life, even though I bet even she has lost interest. Apparently last time Momma McCheesy had encountered Melyza was right after the cheating scandal surfaced, and the couple had gotten into a screaming match where Melyza threw things at Tim. (I find this hard to believe, as to throw something in a fit of rage, you would need to have some kind of emotion, and I’m not sure if her face is capable of that). Momma Cheeseball threatened to call the police if Melyza didn’t slow her roll, which caused a rift in their relationship, to say the least. Melyza feels like she should stay with her parents while Momma Cheddar is in town, as it’s still a bit awkward being all together. I believe that was all that happened, before I went catatonic. Until next time, when we see Tim’s mom tell them to just stop wasting everyone’s time….
Karmando: Kenny is brushing his teeth with bottled water, as not to get any icky Mexico guacamole water on his toothbrush, so he could have the freshest breath ever when the couple goes to apply for their marriage license. Armando did his homework and filled out all of the couples’ information because there was no way Kenny would have understood what the form said under the section that read,“Información”. It was back to the car for these two (they’ve spent the entire season driving) as they headed down the scenic highway. Kenny is worried about the possibility of being denied for their same sex marriage license, though he is heavily relying on the Karmando cute factor. Once at the marriage office, Armando of course did all of the talking (Kenny may have said his signature “hola”). From what I gathered about the marriage license application process, it seemed pretty typical of any official government procedure; You fill out the required paperwork, someone tells you that although you did everything correctly, it’s still wrong and requires 10 more forms, which of course all have associated application fees. It seems as though this was the case for Karmando, as it was explained that first you have to be denied, then you have to petition for said denial, wait a really long time, file 10 more papers, and then you’ll get approved. It’s like the DMV on steroids. Karmando was very disappointed that they weren’t approved right away, and would now need to go to the “Human Rights Commission” to file more paperwork. Keny was all “No mucho gusto”, as this negativity brought back a whir of emotions of not being accepted in the past. He worried if once they were to get the green light for the marriage license, they would then have a hard time finding vendors who would cater to a same sex couple. Hopefully by next week they will be approved, and we will watch them drive for another 3 episodes to look at venues and pick out their outfits.
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2020.10.16 11:13 MMthrowawayacc MMthrowawayacc's ISO [M][29][US-Chicago][Palestinian]

1. Age and Gender
29, Male
2. Location, and are you willing to relocate for a prospect?
Chicago, willing to relocate within the US, mostly, but it depends on the job market and probably wouldn’t be for a few years.
3. Marital Status - Single/Divorced/Children
Single, never married, no children.
4. Ideal marriage timeline
Honestly, I don’t have a hard date, but would rather it be in the next year or so.
5. Age Range that you would want/require in a prospect
Age is a loose thing for me as I’m mostly looking for emotional and mental maturity, but generally, 24-31.
6. Five important characteristics you look for in a prospect
I want someone who: can communicate how they’re feeling/what they’re thinking, is of good manners and etiquette, is emotionally intelligent and grounded, is passionate about the things they love, and believes Islam is a part of their life. I’d also like my wife to wear Hijab. Oh, they have to be ok with cats, as I have one.
7. State/specify your level of religiosity
I’m Sunni, pray 5x/day, fast, pay Zakat, use Islamic rulings/Sunnah as my moral and ethical compass, and believe Islam touches all facets of our life and not just the 5 pillars.
8. Level of education, and what are you looking for?
I have a Bachelor in Information Systems, looking for someone with a Bachelor degree at minimum.
9. Current Job Status
Working from home full time due to COVID
10. Ethnicity, and are you more open to mixing?
I’m a Palestinian and am mainly looking for Palestinians, Syrians, or Jordanians.
11. Do you want kids?
Yes, inshallah.
12. List 3 hobbies, or things you like to do in your spare time
I love to cook up new recipes that I find interesting on YouTube, I have two project cars that I modify/fix and enjoy on nice days, I enjoy playing video games and watching TV like every other millennial, but prefer to be out in nature as much as I can.
13. Add something short and interesting about you that makes you stand out!
This is tough as my whole MO is to NOT stand out but instead do my own thing under the radar. I guess if we’re going for interesting, I’m pretty good at mimicking voices and accents.
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2020.09.24 17:29 mubukugrappa Dates from time of Maccabees & Jesus are revived, bring Jewish, Arab unity: Grown at the Arava Institute with its Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian student body, the 'Methuselah' and 'Hannah' dates show the potential for renewal, like Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones

Dates from time of Maccabees & Jesus are revived, bring Jewish, Arab unity: Grown at the Arava Institute with its Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian student body, the 'Methuselah' and 'Hannah' dates show the potential for renewal, like Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones submitted by mubukugrappa to UpliftingNews [link] [comments]


2020.09.10 10:37 thearticulategrunt Love at first sight, for lack of a better term. XXL

Love at first sight for lack of a better term. A lot of people have never experienced, don't have a frame of reference for or just don't believe in any kind of love at first sight. That kind of feeling that comes over you the first time you see someone, the first time you stand in their presence, where the rest of the world just seems to melt away and not matter by comparison. The kind of feeling where even if you never see them again, you never forget where you were, what was going on, how they looked, what they sounded or smelled like.
As I said, some have no reference, don't believe in and will even belittle those who have/do/believe in it. I do though and I bring this up tonight because I caught myself in having said something that may have seemed out of character or just weird in the (smugglers in Jordan) story a few days ago. You see, I've experienced it 3 times in my life, the first 2 did not work out but the 3rd felt the same way and is my wife of almost 18 years. The 2nd though, is/was Powski I mentioned in the Jordan story.
Now Powski is obviously not her real name though it is a part of it. I chopped and combined her long, complicated Russian name down for the story. Powski got cut down from -----pow------ski. Now, I have never had an issue finding something to admire in the appearance of almost any lady but I definitely had a "type". Blond or redhead, short though not necessarily "petite", not flat, some curves and at least a little cushion to the rear and/or hips. My wife teases that I have a thing for Dwarves and Halflings. Powski on the other hand was easily 6'3", a brunette, was not flat but was otherwise build like a professional body builder. She was an MP and spent at LEAST an hour a day in the gym keeping in top shape and getting in better shape.
You see I had a couple buddies who were MPs. Powski was in a different company from my buddies though. I was with my buddies at the gym when she showed up with some of her squad mates. One of my buddies made a kind of "hey some of 2nd shift" type of comment and I turned to look. For whatever reason, it was like I could feel my entire body relax and exhale. The noises of the gym just faded or didn't matter as I just watched her walk across the gym...then stop in front of me and snap fingers in my face.
"Hey you broke or drunk or something?" I snapped back to reality with a mental "fuuuuccck" and managed to recover with a kind of "no sorry, brain dead type of tired. Must have just locked onto movement and it was you. Very sorry." She shrugged and kept going. My buddies gave me so much shit about how I was supposed to be 'so smooth' and how "that was some embarrassing shit". We carried on and finished our workout but I couldn't get her out of my mind.
I confessed it to Howler, one of my MP buddies maybe a week later, that I just could not get her out of my mind. He looked at me like I was insane. Commented on how she was a powerhouse, didn't give anyone the time of day past what rank and duty assignment mandated and was a major badass in a couple martial arts or something. He gave me a smile though and said "well if you are suddenly into pain and shit I'll lend a hand" and he did. He got me her unit info, a few other minor facts and most importantly, when she normally worked out.
First time at the gym when she actually showed up I made a point of apologizing. That "no matter how spaced out and brain dead I was staring at her had been completely inappropriate and I was sorry." She just kinda blew it off with a "whatever don't do it again" and I thanked her and told her if she needed anything I owed her one for being such an idiot so just let me know. She said she would "if there were not enough punching bags some day and she needed a workout target." Yeah, ouch. I kept up going to the gym more frequently, it was good for me anyway after all but I kept my distance whenever she was there at the same time from that point on.
Over the next, maybe 6 months, we would both be in the gym maybe once a week at the same time but we also kept running into each other on training operations. Things like the MPs would be training on check point inspections and us Infantry grunts would be on security and response and somehow, we wound up on the same cite. Another time I was in the BOSS program (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, a moral program) and had done some great stuff for my unit so my CSM started sending me to advise other BOSS reps and help their units out so there I am one time with another BOSS rep going over issues with his unit's laundry room and in she walks with a basket of laundry to wash, looks at me, meets my eyes turns and leaves. NOTHING I was planning or trying to do but I started feeling like a freaking stalker so I decided to drop the gym time and start going when Howler had told me, all those months prior, that her regular duty shift was so there would be no chance of running into each other. Just trying to ensure space and eliminate contact. Especially since, even though I had dated other girls during this time I always had Powski somewhere in the back of my mind eating at me.
Just my freaking luck I walked in, first gym session on the new schedule, no buddies with me and there she was. Fuck it I'm out. I just turn and go to leave.
"Hey grunt." (shit)
"Yeah Powski?"
"I need a partner. You said call on you. Lets go." Now, I loved that gym. Great facilities to include wrestling mat rooms. 2 if memory serves, so troops could practice hand to hand and such even if it was raining outside. We went into one and took a corner area. Now I wish this was not a stereotype story line. I'm good in a fight. I've usually been good at handling myself. We squared up though, made ready and jointly said go. Now, I know what happened, she lunged low and rotated to the inside, brought her shoulder and upped left arm up into my belt line grabbing my left hip with her left hand. As I turned to try and get a grasp on her I got her right arm as her right hand caught hold of the base of my neck/shoulder. She then straightened up, extended her left arm while pulling down with her right hand and flipped me ass over shoulders to slam me down on my back on the mat. Keeping the grip on my shoulder she then flipped me onto my stomach, braced a foot against my right inner thigh, dropped her butt onto my back, pulled my left leg up to her and twisted. Yep I was out. I'm not sure what I slapped but I reached back and rapidly slapped her more than the 3 to tap out while crying uncle. She hopped up and so did I. We readied again and launched again except this time she straight out clothes lined me and slammed me back onto my shoulders. I just hollered "good" and stuck my hands out to the sides and asked "another?" We got up, got ready and I had a plan. This time, as she came in, I went backwards. I figured grabbing her I could use our momentums to pull her across over me then roll to the top and it worked. It would have worked better if she had not kept her grip and kept rolling pulling me back overtop and slamming me into the wall with the point of her elbow in the cup of my shoulder and her forearm braced across my collar. I'll be straight, we went on for a few more but I lost every one. I couldn't manage a single pin or anything against her. It was freaking embarrassing. She finally seemed frustrated, just said "thanks" and we went on about our independent workouts.
Sadly, she was waiting in the parking lot when I went to leave and the drama just got worse. Clear of other ears she straight out asked what my issue was, how I found out about her new schedule and why the hell I was there.
Fuck it.
I told her straight out that I had no idea that she would be there. That I had changed my schedule to get away from her and give her space. That no matter what I did she seemed to randomly pop back up. That I was just a specialist like her. I had no way to influence where my squad got put during the training exercise so had no way to influence whether to be on the same check point or to even know if she would be there. That yes while I was in the BOSS program that my CSM had sent me to help their incompetent BOSS rep and how the hell was I to know she would come down with her laundry while we were doing the inspection. Did she even know we were doing an inspection? I rattled off a couple more such instances.
Then I screwed up, I kept talking.
"Even if I had wanted to I have no idea how to arrange things like that. I've actually been trying to keep my distance because you eat at my mind and my sanity."
"What?" She looked more annoyed than confused. Aaand, I kept talking without thinking.
"Well, truth be told, I can't get you out of my mind. Ever since that first day. I've tried but you seem amazing. I've tried to give you space, I've tried to create space, to stay away, but no matter what I do it's like you keep getting shoved back in front of me. I finally changed my schedule figuring that it would completely eliminate the possibility of running into each other here but OH NO, first freaking time on my new schedule and there you are. Fuck. Fuck it. I love this gym but I'm out. I'll stick to my Brigade gym. If you want to run into me you can go there. I'll take the lower quality gym to create the peace for both of us." and that was where I stopped talking as she stepped in and gave me a rabbit jab straight to the gut knocking my wind half out of me.
"If you find a girl amazing, you should just say so." and she turned and started walking away. I found a little air and had to throw the dice.
"So dinner? My treat."
She didn't even look back. "Fuck no." No joking or jovial tone, just a flat "fuck no".
Now, to my credit or to my stupid, I never went back to that gym except for when it was scheduled training. I did stick to my Brigade gym. It was like the fates changed their minds too, we no longer ran into each other anywhere else either.
It was probably 4 or 5 months later when I got selected for the program working with the Jordanian military I talked about in (It's a basic matter of respect) which of course led to my selection in actually going to Jordan. Powski, obviously, got chosen to go too so yes, she was there for the 2 weeks I think we spent around the Jordanians stateside. We passed each other at least twice a day, would always make eye contact and I would always smile and nod my head slightly but nothing was ever said.
So, now you all know, why in (smugglers in Jordan), I was so gleefully delighted when she, not anyone else in the group, when SHE took the risk to fetch my dumb ass from danger and showed concern over my possible injuries. Even if she did stick a menstrual pad on my head.
Okay, feel free to point out and explain different points where I was an idiot or whatever.
edit: spelling
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2020.09.04 23:23 globalwp [CONFLICT] Avenging Al-Quds: Operation HOTAMAH

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“The UAR shall not stand idly as the Zionist entity slaughters our people, destroys our sacred sites, and tramples upon our honor. The UAR has launched a strike on the Zionist menace to punish them for desacrating the sanctity of the holy city. Jerusalem is to be free and open to people of all faiths. We can no longer tolerate fascism in the region. The last vestige of colonialism in the Middle East shall soon be eradicated. Let it be known that the UAR will fight for what is right, and we will do what we must to liberate Palestine once and for all. Israel will immediately withdraw from the occupied territories, and the lands will be restored to their rightful owners. Be warned, for our use of nuclear weapons was limited, and intended to reduce the blood shed by this war. We do not aim to eradicate the Jewish people, who are innocent bystanders born into fascist rule, but we seek to eradicate the power structures which have led to the oppression and subjugation of an entire nation, culminating in a direct attack and insult on both Arabs and Muslims across the world. Should we not act quickly, St. James’s Cathedral, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre would be next. Be warned, we will no longer tolerate such behaviour, and while we do not wish to harm civilians, we warn Israel that any nuclear retaliation would be grounds for a ten-fold response. The Falcon has awakened, and now soars with the Phoenix.” - Prime Minister Al-Zaidi, hours after the initial attack
The UAR, already in a state of high alert, and already mobilized due to the previous Iranian war, can afford to quickly mobilize its troops and move forward, providing it with a decisive advantage over its Israeli counterparts. The “military exercise” was but a ruse, and the UAR now seeks to liberate Palestine and establish a one-state binational solution by force, ending the Israeli occupation of lands stolen almost 90 years ago.
The destruction of Al-Aqsa and the planned “temple” has galvanized public opinion to a point where most muslims would consider joining the fight against Israel. It will thus be easy to recruit additional auxiliary units both from Palestine and from the Islamic world as a whole. As plans enacted by Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and the UAR, come to fruition, one statement is becoming a reality, Jerusalem will be freed!

Opening Phase - Operation Hotamah

Woe to every backbiter, slanderer,
Who amasses wealth and counts it over and over.
He imagines that his wealth will make him immortal.
Nay! he shall surely be cast into the "hotamah".
And what should make thee know what the "hotamah" is?
Allah's fire as preserved fuel,
Which will leap suddenly on to the hearts.
It is locked up in outstretched pillars to be used against them. 1 - Quran 104-2
The Land-Based Missiles
With troops deployed in Jordan, and on the Zionist-UAR border, the UAR is poised to make a surprise first strike on the enemy’s most prized possession. Their nuclear weapons.
Israeli nuclear weapons are located mainly in one site, warehouses near Sdot Micha. While they may be potentially rated against conventional airstrikes, they would be unable to withstand a direct hit from a nuclear weapon, let alone a ground penetrating nuclear bunker buster. Israel’s other nuclear weapons are located on submarines that would presumably be located thanks to the UAR’s established hydrophone network in Lebanon.. Thus the main objective would be to overwhelm the enemy’s air defenses.
This will involve 5 different sources and directions forcing them to defend territory in 360 degrees in addition to a suter attack by EC-130 ELINT to paint the false picture of a clear sky prior to the attack:
Between the 75,000 rockets (including precision munitions), Hamas’s missiles, 1,500 cruise missiles, 2,000 ballistic missiles, and 200 JASSMs, it is highly unlikely that the Israelis will manage to intercept specifically the 5 INTIQAM-2TAAs that would be dropped on the area. A few cruise missiles alone are hard to intercept if taken by surprise, let alone thousands. The fireball would likely vaporize the neighbouring moshav of Sdot Micha, as well as Sdot Micha Airbase. The largest settlement that would be affected by the detonation would be Bet Shemesh which would suffer from the shockwave. The Negev Nuclear Research Centre in Dimona would similarly be targeted as well. This would effectively render Israel nuke-less and unable to retaliate.
Objective:
The Sub Hunt
The UAR Hydrophone network should reveal the locations of the submarines in Israel’s control. The UAR will deploy its fleet of ASW aircraft and ships to hunt the subs that are located to prevent them from firing. This will occur simultaneously with the attack to bring the UAR’s sub hunters within range to destroy the Israeli submarines within minutes of the initial salvo firing, faster than the time it takes for the news of a nuclear strike to travel to the 5 isolated subs.
Knowing vaguely where they are, ASW helicopters can be used to pinpoint their direct locations and thus allow them to be neutralized by torpedo fired either by helicopter, submarine, or surface the Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW ship designed specifically for this purpose. The limited range of fire of the enemy’s cruise missile systems used for nuclear weapons delivery dramatically reduce the search range. The following units will be deployed for this purpose:
Sub Hunter Group 1:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Sea Fighter LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter 1 Los Angeles Class Submarine
Sub Hunter Group 2: (First searches Tiran, then moves back to the Med.)
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Sea Fighter LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter
Sub Hunter Group 3:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Giuseppe Garibaldi-class ASW Carrier 15 AS332 Super Puma ASW Helicopter
Sub Hunter Group 4:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Independence Class LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter
Sub Hunter Group 5:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Independence Class LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter
An additional 25 Sayeh Naval Drone (clone of ScanEagle), with ranges of up to 100 km, will be launched to help in the detection of enemy submarines.
Objective:

Hotamah Phase II

After the nuclear strike which would end Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which would last in the order of minutes, followup strikes would be ordered on their airbases as a horde of UAR Aircraft begin dropping JASSM and SEAD munitions on Israeli air defense in the area, targeting aircraft believed to be nuclear capable while still on the ground.
With UAR Air Defenses featuring quantum radar technologies obtained from China, and the UAR’s newest aircraft featuring advanced stealth suites and EW, it is hoped that the enemy’s air defenses would be promptly suppressed and enemy aircraft that do manage to take off shot down. Operating the Arrow 3 as an ABM, the David’s Sling as an air defense system, and the iron dome as an anti-rocket system, the Israelis have a decent air defense system… for the 2010s.
Extensive use will be made of EW aircraft to scramble enemy defenses during the attack, as well as simply strength in numbers as the Israelis cannot hope to intercept the large barrage of missiles fired from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Gaza, the air, and the Mediterranean sea at the same time 5 F-16CJ ELINT will be used for this purpose in addition to the 2 EC-130 ELINT aircraft mentioned earlier.
The UAR will also fire 20 conventional Mudafi’ missiles, designed to counter the Arrow III, the schematics for which were generously provided by our allies in Laurentia. Combined with further tomahawk strikes on airbases and air defenses, as well as mass JASSM strikes and artillery barrages where applicable, the airbases and the air defenses presumably deployed at the [following sites]()https://i.imgur.com/zJqN5y5.png will be destroyed, hopefully with much of the IAF as well. Emphasis will be placed on the early destruction of Nevatim Air base due to the presence of F-35s in that airbase.
The UAR has deployed a total of 180 5th generation aircraft, aircraft that are more advanced than the F-35 which defeated the F-15 with 20:1 odds. With experience in Iran, the UAR’s capable fighters will attempt to destroy much of the Israeli Air Force while they're still on the ground following the first wave of coordinated SEAD strikes on enemy air defense systems.
Israeli air bases will also be hit by a further salvo of 100 Tomahawk missiles each while the SEAD strikes are ongoing. Continued suppressive fire from Hezbollah and Hamas missiles will further augment the chances of the more sophisticated missiles hitting their mark.
Fortifications in the Golan Heights as well as Lebanon and the West Bank of the Jordan river will be struck in subsequent strikes and neutralized.
Aircraft deployed:
Once Phase 1 is complete and the Israeli air defense network is suppressed, the 580 aircraft deployed will assist with CAS operations and will bomb enemy supply lines.
The above aircraft will be supported by the Turkish deployment of F-16s that would perform similar strike operations, as well as friendly B-21 bombers from friendly Laurentian bases.
Objective:
Ground Operations
Map
Northern Deployment (250,000 men)
Amount Item Type
350 Engesa EE-50 Tanks
150 Altay Tanks
150 T-26 Tanks
250 M1A2S Tanks
100 T-90 Tanks
1100 M113 APC
300 LAV 6 APC
125 Tuwaiq-2 APC
250 Al-Shbil APC
75 Sarrir APC
200 Fahd APC APC
2050 APCs
150 S.A.U.D Vehicle Drone Vehicle
25 Type 08 IFV IFV
100 M2A2 IFV
25 AMX-10P IFV
300 IFVs
1500 Al-Masmak MRAP
500 Toofan MRAP
250 Oshkosk M-ATV MRAP
25 Digori Medevac Medevac
2275 MRAPs
245 Raad self Propelled Artillery (with basir laser guidance) SPA
150 M109 SPA
2 Chinese Artillery Battery SPA
8 Jobaria MLRS
42 PHZ-89 MLRS MLRS
447 Artillery/MLRS
20 Denel Rooivalk Attack Helicopter
8 Denel Rooivalk (SAUD) Attack Helicopter
40 AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter
15 Aérospatiale Gazelle utility / scout
15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook Utility
20 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Utility
20 Bell 212 Utility
5 Aérospatiale Gazelle scout / anti-armor
347 Heydar 1 Autonomous Swarm Robot
50 Nazir UGV
150 CAIG Wing Loong UCAV
15 Ababil UCAV
2 Ramah-II Air Defense System
10 LPD-1 Laser Point Defense System
15,000 Misc Trucks Supply Trucks
The UAR currently operates several satellites such as the Yaogan series which can be used to determine the bulk of Israel’s positions and bases prior to the attack.
In the initial attack, the Jobaria MLRS systems will provide firepower to demolish much of Israel’s fortifications in the Golan heights, feigning an attack from the Syrian side. However, knowing that the Syrian side is the most fortified compared to the Lebanese side, the UAR’s main northern advance will come from Lebanon. The intention is to pin down as many Israeli troops in the Golan Heights as possible while sending troops pouring southwards towards a line established from Haifa to Tiberias. Cutting off the bulk of the Israeli troops that would eventually run out of supply, the offensive would hopefully see the Golan and much of the Galilee fall to the UAR.
In the Golan Heights, extensive use of Nazir UGVs and Heydar Autonomous Swarm Vehicles will be used to combat minefields. Controlled from a distance, and with support from drones, the vehicles would be able to clear minefields with a minimal loss of life. The Jobaria strike, each of which fires 240 missiles per salvo, will assist in the destruction of minefields and defenses in the area. One Jobaria is said to cover an area of 4 km2, 8 would cover far more. The Golan contingent will represent 2/5ths of the total force, with 3/5ths being deployed to Lebanon. The UNFIL will kindly be asked to leave/step aside.
The Arabs in this section, which make up 53% of the population, will be encouraged to rise up, and Arab localities will be given small arms via airdrop. Seeing as they are actively discriminated against, and saw their holy sites destroyed, they would be more than willing to assist the UAR in liberating their homeland. Of the 700,000 Arabs in the territory, it is expected that some 70,000 would assist. They will be used to police the area and maintain the occupations of villages and towns liberated by UAR forces. This includes the Golan heights where a large number of Israeli troops would be stationed.
UAR forces boast a multitude of drones, partially deployed by S.A.U.D drone vehicles (ie a successful version of the Dakotan slaughterbot project) which release swarms that can be used to provide full battlefield awareness to soldiers via their personal helmet augmented reality HUDs. This would drastically reduce the cost of urban warfare and when combined with the larger UCAVs and UAVs flying overhead, helps integrate air, land, and sea combined firepower.
Extensive use of the UAR’s superior artillery and aerial intelligence will be used to target armored columns and harass enemy supply lines, ensuring that the UAR is well supplied in comparison to the Israelis. Close air support from helicopters as well as support air strikes from the aircraft deployed to the skies will help speed up the advance.
Furthermore, the UAR’s experience in urban warfare, owing to its abilities in the Syrian, Lebanese, Saudi, and Iranian wars will provide its professional army with an edge over the conscription based Israeli army who’s dated combat experience is largely based on waving guns at unarmed protestors and Palestinian children.
Objectives:
Southern Deployment (250,000 men)
Amount Item Type
350 Engesa EE-50 Tanks
150 Altay Tanks
150 T-26 Tanks
250 M1A2S Tanks
100 T-90 Tanks
1100 M113 APC
300 LAV 6 APC
125 Tuwaiq-2 APC
250 Al-Shbil APC
75 Sarrir APC
200 Fahd APC APC
2050 APCs
150 S.A.U.D Vehicle Drone Vehicle
25 Type 08 IFV IFV
100 M2A2 IFV
25 AMX-10P IFV
300 IFVs
1500 Al-Masmak MRAP
500 Toofan MRAP
250 Oshkosk M-ATV MRAP
25 Digori Medevac Medevac
245 Raad self Propelled Artillery (with basir laser guidance) SPA
150 M109 SPA
2 Chinese Artillery Battery SPA
8 Jobaria MLRS
42 PHZ-89 MLRS MLRS
80 M88 Armored Recovery vehicle
20 Denel Rooivalk Attack Helicopter
8 Denel Rooivalk (SAUD) Attack Helicopter
40 AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter
15 Aérospatiale Gazelle utility / scout
5 Aérospatiale Gazelle scout / anti-armor
20 Mil Mi-17 Utility Helicopter
20 Mil Mi-24 Utility Helicopter
347 Heydar 1 Autonomous Swarm Robot
50 Nazir UGV
150 CAIG Wing Loong UCAV
15 Ababil UCAV
2 Ramah-II Air Defense System
10 LPD-1 Laser Point Defense System
15,000 Misc Trucks Supply Trucks
Operating over 50 bridges, and with air cover from Jordanian based air defense systems, the UAR will cross the Jordan River with three main thrusts, north, central, and south, which would be of equal size. This will involve the destruction of Israeli forces on the other side of the river through mass artillery. With what can only be described as the largest artillery barrage in history the entirety of the West Bank of the Jordan that is fortified by Israel will be struck by 471 Artillery units in addition to salvos fired by 50 MLRS systems with salvos of 3600 rounds per strike. This will be supplemented by air strikes from UCAVs and friendly aircraft.
In the north, defined as the West Bank to the Golan Heights, troops will attempt a push forward with similar tactics to that mentioned in the previous section towards Umm Al-Fahm to Nazareth. The pressure put on the Golan front will pin down troops that do not wish to forgo the high ground, as the unexpected large bridge crossing would occur. Once again, urban areas will be dealt with using the UAR’s drone tactics. 2/5ths of the Jordanian force will be deployed here. In the West Bank, the objective in sight is Jerusalem, as troops will attempt to seize much of the West Bank with support from artillery and air units. Liberated Palestinians who would be more than willing to fight will be provided with AKM rifles and shall act as auxiliaries. In the West Bank, with a population of approximately 4 million people (estimate based on 2%), at least 400,000 men would be willing to join. The destruction of the holy sites would see nearly every eligible man join the fight, and as such 400k is extremely conservative and a figure of closer to 2 million would be likely. The West Bank should already be in open revolt given the actions at Al-Aqsa, and as such the advance would be facilitated by Israeli troops being largely bogged down by the fighting . Friendly units in the region will work to sabotage Israeli military positions and supply lines and shall assist the advance, particularly in Jerusalem proper. 2/5ths of the Jordanian force will be deployed here.
Once the troops reach Jerusalem, special care will be taken to prevent the destruction of additional holy sites, and prevent Israel from destroying sensitive Holy sites important to Arabs such as the Church of the Holy Sepulhcre and the St. James Cathedral. Jerusalem’ population, which is 38% Arab despite Israeli ethnic cleansing, will be instrumental to assisting the UAR’s advance.
In the south, along the Negev Desert, troops will establish a land connection to Egypt by Seizing Eilat. The Negev is sparsely populated, and relatively open, allowing large armored units to be targeted from the skies and by missile. Urban combat is similarly less of a concern as the towns are notably smaller, and easier to place under martial law. UAVs and UCAVs will be used extensively to destroy armored columns, as the battle becomes one of range and maneuvering. Friendly Bedouins, Muslims who make up 25% of the Negev’s population, will be used as local auxiliary units, with some 20-30k out of the 400k strong population (estimate based on 1%) willing to assist. With 1/5th of the Jordanian force deployed here, the objective is to push forward and control Highway 40 (Line from Eilat to Beersheeba to the West Bank) by attacking from the east.
Once again, given the range of the UAR’s air defense systems in Jordan, the troops should be reasonably protected against Israeli incursions as the Quantum Radar batteries should be able to easily pick up the few F-35s that may have survived the original blast, and most certainly the F-16s that survived.
Objectives:

Air Defense

The UAR boasts some of the tightest air defense systems in the world, with numerous layers of Radar tested specifically against the type of aircraft Israel is expected to deploy with successful tests. The Quantum radar within the chinese designed, UAR produced HQ-90 ABM and Air Defense System provides the UAR with protection against stealth aircraft and ballistic missile threats within 600 km [Analogous to an upgraded S-500]. The Ramah-II Quantum Systems provide 100 km of coverage [Analogous to an upgraded Patriot] and protection from cruise missiles and stealth aircraft. The LPD-I laser point defense batteries provide laser point defense within 20 km against smaller munitions. Additionally, THAAD, and Patriot batteries have been deployed across the country as well as HQ-19 batteries, integrated with the quantum radar suites elsewhere.
While the UAR already has a vast array of air defense systems deployed, it shall be deploying additional systems to key sites including:
Each site will be protected with 3 HQ-90 Batteries, 2 Patriot Batteries, 2 Ramah-II Batteries, and 1 LPD-1 Batteries. 2 THAAD Batteries will be placed at Medina, Damascus, and Beirut and 1 THAAD Battery will be placed in Baghdad.
This layout ensures that cruise missiles fired from the mediteranean will have ample time to be detected and intercepted by the Ramah-II batteries designed specifically for this purpose, with multiple layers of security should a missile fail to be intercepted. With each HQ-90 battery being able to intercept and track up to 20 missiles at a time within 3 seconds of firing, each deployment should theoretically be able to protect against the entirety of the Israeli nuclear arsenal which is estimated at 80-120 nuclear weapons. With 60 HQ-90 systems deployed, as well as redundancies and overlapping coverage, the UAR should be able to intercept anything that Israel may have been able to save.
The UAR has not forgotten its allies, as it has already deployed 5 HQ-90 Quantum ABM/ADS Batteries, 10 Patriot-3 Batteries in the above cities, 30 LPD-1, and 15 Ramah-II in Amman, Irbid, Ma’an, Ajloun, and Russeifa. Jordan’s location between Israel and much of the UAR means that these systems would intercept missiles headed for the UAR as well. The Egyptian deployment similarly consists of 5 HQ-90 ABM Systems,10 Ramah-II ACM Batteries, and 10 LPD Laser Point Defense Batteries deployed to Alexandria, Asyut, Cairo, Aswan, and Port Said.
To further improve interception chances, 10 KJ-3000 AWAC, 6 Boeing E-3s, and 2 Saab 2000s will be used to provide round the clock airborne warning and control to track potential hostile airborne threats.
Lastly, the Arleigh Burkes currently deployed in the Mediterranean theatre are equipped with an AEGIS SM-2 system that would be capable of intercepting missiles fired from the Mediterranean sea within range. This provides yet another layer of protection from enemy missiles.
Note that the deployment of batteries in Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, allow for the UAR’s air coverage to include the entirety of Israel greatly affecting the enemy’s abilities to field aircraft.
Objective:

Naval Deployment

The naval deployment intends to neutralize Israel’s submarine based nuclear arsenal by deploying various “Sub-hunter Groups” that would utilize intelligence about submarine positions in the relatively shallow Mediteranean (compared to the open sea). These groups would neutalize the submarines and then work towards eliminating the Israeli surface fleet, be it in port or in the water. The bulk of the force will be in the mediteranean, with Sub Hunter Group 3 clearing the Straits of Tiran prior to moving back to the Meditereanean.
Sub Hunter Group 1:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Sea Fighter LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter 1 Los Angeles Class Submarine
Sub Hunter Group 2:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Sea Fighter LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter
Sub Hunter Group 3:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Giuseppe Garibaldi-class ASW Carrier 15 AS332 Super Puma ASW Helicopter
Sub Hunter Group 4:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Independence Class LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter
Sub Hunter Group 5:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Sea Hunter Autonomous ASW Ship 1 Independence Class LCS 5 Silorsky ASW Helicopter
An additional “Fleet Destroyer” Group which would destroy the Israeli surface fleet while the other groups hunt for submarines, in port on on the water, the enemy’s ships will be destroyed. This will be made up of:
3 Arleigh Burke Flight II Destroyer 3 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers 2 Medina Class Frigates 3 Badr Class Corvettes
Extensive use of Naval UAVs such as the Sayeh Drone and the Fotros Drone will be used in eliminating the enemy’s naval capabilities. Munition drones, specifically, some 400 LJ-2 drones, will target Israeli warships during naval engagements to increase the odds of a direct hit. Aircraft mentioned in previous sections, once air superiority is achieved, will assist in dropping AshM munitions on the enemy.
Once the enemy’s fleet is destroyed, naval assets will provide shore bombardment support to attack Israeli Army positions.
Objective:
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2020.08.31 03:55 Acutepeach92 First time dating an Jordanian

Hey y’all. I’m kind of new with interracial relationship. I’m a white female who is dating a Christian Jordanian man.
I was curious if there was someone in my position that could give me some pointers. I feel like there a lot of boundaries I should know about.
Is it going to be a doomed relationship?
How do I know if he serious about a relationship with me?
Would it be weird if I tried to make Jordanian food for him to show that I’m interested in his cultural?
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2020.08.21 03:18 __shadowwalker__ Do Jordanians eat raw meat?

Hi! I'm Lebanese, and raw meat (kibbeh, kafta, liver) is normal in our culture. I recently started dating a Jordanian and it just got me curious if Jordanians eat raw meat too? I don't want to ask him yet in case he finds it weird haha.
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2020.08.12 07:39 roflmao77 Talking points to use against liberandus and bullas (Long post)

I've compiled a few statistics and talking points over a few days that you guys can use whenever talking to these mlechhas.
ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html
NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06 http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY
Channel Four (2006): 31% of younger British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified compared to 14% of those over 45. http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/images/publications/living%20apart%20together%20-%20jan%2007.pdf
People-Press: 31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq. http://people-press.org/report/206/a-year-after-iraq-war
YNet: One third of Palestinians (32%) supported the slaughter of a Jewish family, including the children: http://pajamasmedia.com/tatle2011/04/06/32-of-palestinians-support-infanticide/ http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4053251,00.html
World Public Opinion: 83% of Egyptians approve of attacks on American troops. 26% of Indonesians approve of attacks on American troops. 26% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on American troops. 68% of Moroccans approve of attacks on American troops. 90% of Palestinians approve of attacks on American troops. 72% of Jordanians approve of attacks on American troops. 52% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (39% oppose) A minority of Muslims disagreed entirely with terror attacks on American troops. About half of those opposed to attacking Americans were sympathetic with al-Qaeda’s attitude toward the U.S. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf
World Public Opinion (2009): 30% of Palestinians support attacks on American civilians working in Muslim countries. 24% support the murder of Americans on U.S. soil. Only 74% of Turks and 55% of Pakistanis disapprove of terror attacks against civilians on U.S. soil. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf
Pew Research (2010): 55% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hezbollah 30% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hezbollah 45% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hezbollah (26% negative) 43% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hezbollah (30% negative) http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/
Pew Research (2010): 60% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hamas (34% negative). 49% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hamas (48% negative) 49% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hamas (25% negative) 39% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hamas (33% negative) http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/
Pew Research (2010): 15% of Indonesians believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified. 34% of Nigerian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified. http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/
16% of young Muslims in Belgium state terrorism is "acceptable". http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/1275/Islam/article/detail/1619036/2013/04/22/Zestien-procent-moslimjongens-vindt-terrorisme-aanvaardbaar.dhtml
Populus Poll (2006): 12% of young Muslims in Britain (and 12% overall) believe that suicide attacks against civilians in Britain can be justified. 1 in 4 support suicide attacks against British troops. http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist
Pew Research (2007): 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified. 35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall). 42% of young Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified (35% overall). 22% of young Muslims in Germany believe suicide bombings are justified.(13% overall). 29% of young Muslims in Spain believe suicide bombings are justified.(25% overall). https://selectra.co.uk/sites/selectra.co.uk/files/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60
Pew Research (2011): 8% of Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (81% never). 28% of Egyptian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (38% never). http://www.people-press.org/2011/08/30/muslim-americans-no-signs-of-growth-in-alienation-or-support-for-extremism/
Pew Research (2007): Muslim-Americans who identify more strongly with their religion are three times more likely to feel that suicide bombings are justified https://selectra.co.uk/sites/selectra.co.uk/files/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60
27% of British Muslims do not support the deportation of Islamic extremists preaching violence and hate. http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist.html
Federation of Student Islamic Societies: About 1 in 5 Muslim students in Britain (18%) would not report a fellow Muslim planning a terror attack. http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist
ICM Poll: 25% of British Muslims disagree that a Muslim has an obligation to report terrorists to police. http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist
Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified. 37% believe Jews in Britain are a "legitimate target". http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist
World Public Opinion: Majorities in Egypt (63%) and Libya (61%) supported the 9/11/2012 attacks against American embassies, including Benghazi. Original Link: http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/brunitedstatescanadara/727.php?nid=&id=&pnt=727 (Removed) (Reference in this link)
Pew Research (2013): At least 1 in 4 Muslims do not reject violence against civilians (study did not distinguish between those who believe it is partially justified and never justified). http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Religious_Affiliation/Muslim/worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-full-report.pdf
Pew Research (2013): 15% of Muslims in Turkey support suicide bombings (also 11% in Kosovo, 26% in Malaysia and 26% in Bangladesh). http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Religious_Affiliation/Muslim/worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-full-report.pdf
PCPO (2014): 89% of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets at Israeli civilians. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/poll-89-of-palestinians-support-jihad-terror-attacks-on-israely
Pew Research (2013): Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban. 13% support both groups and 1 in 4 refuse to say. http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/09/10/muslim-publics-share-concerns-about-extremist-groups/
BBC Radio (2015): 45% of British Muslims agree that clerics preaching violence against the West represent "mainstream Islam". http://www.comres.co.uk/polls/bbc-radio-4-today-muslim-poll/
Palestinian Center for Political Research (2015): 74% of Palestinians support Hamas terror attacks. http://www.timesofisrael.com/support-for-hamas-skyrockets-following-war-poll-shows/
Pew Research (2014): 47% of Bangladeshi Muslims says suicide bombings and violence are justified to "defend Islam". 1 in 4 believed the same in Tanzania and Egypt. 1 in 5 Muslims in the 'moderate' countries of Turkey and Malaysia. http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/07/01/concerns-about-islamic-extremism-on-the-rise-in-middle-east/
The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 19% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified in order to make Sharia the law in the United States (66% disagree). http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf
The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 25% of Muslim-Americans say that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as part of the "global Jihad (64% disagree). http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf
The Sun (2015: Following Nov. 2015 attacks in Paris, 1 in 4 young Muslims in Britain (and 1 in 5 overall) said they sympathize with those who fight for ISIS. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/6758207/1-in-5-British-Muslims-have-sympathy-for-jihadis-in-poll.html (link removed)
ICM (2016): 2 in 3 Muslims in Britain would not report terror plot to police. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/659913/two-in-three-British-Muslims-would-NOT-give-police-terror-tip-offs http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.713917
East West University (Bangladesh) (2016): 1 in 10 Bangladeshi university students support terrorism. Of these, more than half (52%) are from well-off families. http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/11/21/study-finds-10-percent-students-in-bangladesh-universities-support-terrorismupport-terrorism" target="_blank"> http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/11/21/study-finds-10-percent-students-in-bangladesh-universities-support-terrorism
Policy Exchange (2016): 48% if British Muslims would not report a person "linked to terror." https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2308529/half-british-muslims-would-not-report-is-supporters/
(German) Federal Ministry for Family Affairs (2018) - 8% of Muslim students support the creation of an Islamic State via terrorism. https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/01/german-study-almost-one-in-three-muslim-students-would-fight-and-die-for-islam/ https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article172327527/Kriminalitaetsstudie-Islamistische-Tendenzen-im-Klassenzimmer.html
Policy and Survey Research (2019) - 61% of Palestinians approve of bomb attack on Jewish family that killed teen girl. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/09/61-of-palestinians-approve-of-jihad-murder-of-israeli-teen
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2020.08.10 17:51 1C1538 Does the Quran &/or Islamic culture violate Western Judo-Christian and Secular Humanistic values?

I saw this question online and wanted to add my thoughts to it.
According to the Quran Muslim men have the legal right (Islamic law) to beat their wives in certain conditions after other methods have failed. This verse is found at Quran 4:34.
Quran 4:34, Mohsin Khan: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.). As to those women on whose part you see illconduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.
The bold are mine for ease of context.
Muhammad the founder of Islam once beat his wife (Aisha). He hit her chest and that caused her pain.
Sahih Muslim Book 4 Hadith 2127: Muhammad b. Qais said (to the people): Should I not narrate to you (a hadith of the Holy Prophet) on my authority and on the authority of my mother? We thought that he meant the mother who had given him birth. He (Muhammad b. Qais) then reported that it was 'A'isha who had narrated this: Should I not narrate to you about myself and about the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him)? We said: Yes. She said: When it was my turn for Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi'. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O 'A'isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? She said: Whatsoever the people conceal, Allah will know it. He said: Gabriel came to me when you saw me. He called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you (for he did not come to you), as you were not fully dressed. I thought that you had gone to sleep, and I did not like to awaken you, fearing that you may be frightened. He (Gabriel) said: Your Lord has commanded you to go to the inhabitants of Baqi' (to those lying in the graves) and beg pardon for them. I said: Messenger of Allah, how should I pray for them (How should I beg forgiveness for them)? He said: Say, Peace be upon the inhabitants of this city (graveyard) from among the Believers and the Muslims, and may Allah have mercy on those who have gone ahead of us, and those who come later on, and we shall, God willing, join you.
The bold are mine for ease of context.
The Quran allows violence between men and their wives. Muhammad hit his wife (violence). In the Muslim community men can beat their wives. Here is a statistics on Domestic Violence in the Muslim World.
Nearly 90 percent of Afghan women suffer from domestic abuse, according to the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Despite that, there are less than a dozen shelters like this one in Afghanistan, usually run by non-governmental organizations. Abusers are rarely prosecuted or convicted, and most women are afraid to say anything. "Their mothers are beaten by their fathers. They're beaten by their fathers, by their brothers. It's a way of life," said Manizha Naderi, director of WAW.
Statistics in Iran show that 66% of Iranian women, at the beginning of the marriage have been at least physically abused once. Some forms of physical abuse that occur include: biting, bondage, imprisonment in their own home, scratching, hair pulling, and even starving.
A recent report by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) registered 139 cases of violence against women in the northern region of Kurdistan in the second half of 2008 alone. It said 163 women were killed as a result of domestic violence in Kurdistan in 2009. Experts suggest the number is less than 5 percent of the real estimates.
91% of university students polled by the Jordanian Human Right Center approve of wife beating. An earlier study by another organization found out that a majority of WOMEN also supports the right of a husband to beat the wife
Launched in January 1999, the [Women's Empowerment] project first established a research team, trained by Dr Abdo, which in turn began training community leaders on gender-based research methods. They have used these skills to interview a representative sample of 120 women from refugee camps, villages, and cities in the Gaza Strip to determine the incidence of gender-based violence. The preliminary results are alarming: half of the women interviewed to date have been victims of violence. "Violence against women in Gaza basically means domestic violence," says research consultant Aitemad Muhanna. "Women are beaten by their husbands, beaten by their fathers, and even beaten by their brothers." Women are beaten for not fulfilling traditional roles — such as cooking, cleaning, or tending to their appearance — to a husband's satisfaction. Other abuses include harsh insults, sexual abuse among family, and marital rape.
A study published in June 2006 in the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, based on interviews with 300 women admitted to hospital for childbirth, said 80 percent reported being subjected to some kind of abuse within marriage. At times, the violence inflicted on women takes on truly horrendous forms. The Islamabad-based Progressive Women's Association (PWA), headed by Shahnaz Bukhari, believes up to 4,000 women are burnt each year, almost always by husbands or in-laws, often as “punishment” for minor “offences” or for failure to bring in a sufficient dowry. The PWA said it had collected details of nearly 8,000 such victims from March 1994 to March 2007, from three hospitals in the Rawalpindi-Islamabad area alone.
Wife Beating in Islam
The Quran, the founder of Islam Muhammad and the Muslim community allow and practice wife beating.
Family violence is illegal in the Western world. If a man beats his wife in any form or context, that man will be guilty of a crime. Such inhumanity is fully in violation of Western Judo-Christian and Secular Humanistic values.
Fin.
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2020.08.07 20:06 BillerBillions Here are some (disturbing) statistics about Muslims and their views/beliefs. Feel free to save it for future use.

The following is a poll of Muslims worldwide.
Pewsearch (2013): • Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. • Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban. • 13% support both groups and 1 in 4 refuse to say. http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/09/10/muslim-publics-share-concerns-about-extremist-groups/
Wenzel Strategies (2012): • 58% of Muslim-Americans believe criticism of Islam or Muhammad is not protected free speech under the First Amendment. • 45% believe mockers of Islam should face criminal charges (38% said they should not). • 12% of Muslim-Americans believe blaspheming Islam should be punishable by death. • 43% of Muslim-Americans believe people of other faiths have no right to evangelize Muslims. • 32% of Muslims in America believe that Sharia should be the supreme law of the land. http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2012/10/31/sixty-percent-of-us-muslims-reject-freedom-of-expression
ICM Poll: • 40% of British Muslims want Sharia in the UK • 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html
Pew Research (2010): • 82% of Egyptian Muslims favor stoning adulterers • 70% of Jordanian Muslims favor stoning adulterers • 42% of Indonesian Muslims favor stoning adulterers • 82% of Pakistanis favor stoning adulterers • 56% of Nigerian Muslims favor stoning adulterers http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/
WZB Berlin Social Science Center: • 65% of Muslims in Europe say Sharia is more important than the law of the country they live in. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4092/europe-islamic-fundamentalism
Pew Global (2006) • 68% of Palestinian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified. • 43% of Nigerian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified. • 38% of Lebanese Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified. • 15% of Egyptian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified. http://cnsnews.com/node/53865
World Public Opinion (2009) • 61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans • 32% of Indonesians approve of attacks on Americans • 41% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on Americans • 38% of Moroccans approve of attacks on Americans • 62% of Jordanians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (21% oppose) • 42% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (45% oppose) http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf
NOP Research: • 62% percent of British Muslims say freedom of speech shouldn't be protected 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified • 78% of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06
People Press Surveys • 31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq. http://www.people-press.org/2004/03/16/a-year-after-iraq-wa
Belgian HLN: • 16% of young Muslims in Belgium state terrorism is "acceptable". http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/1275/Islam/article/detail/1619036/2013/04/22/Zestien-procent-moslimjongens-vindt-terrorisme-aanvaardbaar.dhtml
ICM Poll: • 25% of British Muslims disagree that a Muslim has an obligation to report terrorists to police. http://www.icmresearch.co.uk/reviews/2004/Guardian%20Muslims%20Poll%20Nov%2004/Guardian%20Muslims%20Nov04.asp
Pew Research (2007): • 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified. • 35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall). • 42% of young Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified (35% overall). • 22% of young Muslims in Germany believe suicide bombings are justified.(13% overall). • 29% of young Muslims in Spain believe suicide bombings are justified.(25% overall). http://pewresearch.org/assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60
Al-Jazeera (2006) • 49.9% of Muslims polled support Osama bin Laden http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden
Populus Poll (2006): • 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified. • 37% believe Jews in Britain are a "legitimate target". http://www.populuslimited.com/pdf/2006_02_07_times.pdf http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist
GfK NOP: • 28% of British Muslims want Britain to be an Islamic state http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/ShariaLawOrOneLawForAll.pdf
NOP Research: • 68% of British Muslims support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam; http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06
MacDonald Laurier Institute: • 62% of Muslims want Sharia in Canada (15% say make it mandatory) • 35% of Canadian Muslims would not repudiate al-Qaeda http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/01/strong-support-for-shariah-in-canada http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/much-good-news-and-some-worrying-results-in-new-study-of-muslim-public-opinion-in-canada/
al-Arabiya: • 36% of Arabs polled said the 9/11 attacks were morally justified; 38% disagreed; 26% Unsure http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/09/10/166274.html
Gallup: • 38.6% of Muslims believe 9/11 attacks were justified (7% "fully", 6.5% "mostly", 23.1% "partially") http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/just-like-us-really
Policy Exchange: • 1 in 4 Muslims in the UK have never heard of the Holocaust • Only 34% of British Muslims believe the Holocaust ever happened. http://www.imaginate.uk.com/MCC01_SURVEY/Site%20Download.pdf http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/ShariaLawOrOneLawForAll.pdf
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2020.07.29 01:52 globalwp [NEWS] Qassim Habash Addresses the Crowd

The "State" of Israel...
A state built on deception, murder, and genocide. In the years prior to the flood, the years of prosperity, our people were subjected to countless years of subjugation, enslavement, and murder. An entire nation dating back to prehistoric times was uprooted by the Zionist colonists who seized our lands and slaughtered our people.
The Palestinian people fought to protect our lands, but were defeated. We were betrayed by Britain in 1948, by then again in 1956, and yet again in 1967. We were betrayed by the Egyptians in 1974, and by our own leadership in 1993! Our enemies would stop at nothing to spill Palestinian blood. For centuries in exile, our people fought for their right to return to their homeland. Those in the captured west bank resisted numerous attempts to take whatever land remained. Those in the Galilee fought for their political rights in an "allegedly" democratic state. A state who's nature was seen in the floods.
The Palestinian people were slaughtered following Israel's attack on its neighbors. The Palestinian refugees and Arabs in Jordan were massacred and starved by the fascist Zionist menace in an atrocious act of genocide They have attempted to fight and kill the Palestinian people, then turned their attention towards the Jordanians and the Egyptians of Suez. We managed to gather our forces and flee to Matrouh, a land of plenitude, preparing for the great return home. To avenge the genocide of our people and to restore our lands to their rightful owners.
Today, the Israeli people turn their attention against the peoples of the free world, calling upon them to bend the knee to Israeli domination for the "privilege" of using what is rightfully Egyptian waters, accessible to all. This protection racket has no place in the free world and the Mediterranean should not suffer the same colonization and oppression that our people have suffered. Thus far, Israel has:
The Israelis claim that they no longer wish to expand, but they said the same in 1922 when they claimed a "Jewish cultural home" which ended in the removal of over a million Palestinians from Palestine in 1948. They claimed to be satisfied by the partition plan, yet did not hesitate to attempt to seize Sinai in 1956, seizing it in 1967 along with the West Bank. They claimed to be a peaceful state, yet violated peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan to seize Sinai and the East Bank in Yom Kippur. There is no indication that these claims will end anytime soon. They will continue to expand and encroach on all free nations until the entire region is murdered and replaced by Zionists. They do not seek peace, but domination, as the straits crisis has shown.
Today, the sons and daughters of the Palestinian and Arab Nation unite against this common foe. Most of us are Palestinian refugees, many of us, Libyan and Egyptian natives who support the cause of Arab Socialism and the cause of justice and freedom. Men of Matrouh, for too long have we been under the boot of Israeli occupation. For years we have toiled and worked to develop a prosperous nation capable of taking back the homeland. Today, we will do just that, or die trying. We are Muslims! Christians! Arabs! Berbers! Druze! Copts! and everything in between! Today we will take back the holy land and end the fascist ethnostate once and for all! Palestine belongs to all!
In the words of my Libyan Berber friend, Minister of Education Karim Bensaida, a famous proverb applies, "Anneruz La Naknu", "You may break our knees, but we will never bow down before you". We are free men, today, and forever. Onward sons and daughters of Matrouh. To freedom!
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2020.07.22 14:12 dayintheday Feeling stuck 😅😅

Hey, I met a guy almost about a year ago. We are both on the same field, we have fun with each other, he is supportive, gentle, caring, loving, he met my family. 4 months into dating he casually lets me know that he couldn't have anything with me in the long end ( like marriage, kids, and his parents could never know about the relationship etc) because of his culture- He stated that he didn't let me know before because " he was scared that I would end this because of that ." He is Jordanian and I am Cuban - we both live in the US ( he states his family will never allow this relationship- and he would have to choose between me or his family.) I obviously don't want him to choose me over his family because at the end of the day that is his family. I will NEVER want to come in between that. I told him that this is painful to me because the longer we are together the more I fall in love with him and at the end there is no hope for a future together. He responded to this with : "why worry so much about the future.. the future is very uncertain, and to enjoy the present moment with each other." I told him it is hard for me because I keep thinking that maybe one day he will find someone from his culture and I'll just be left heartbroken and feeling stupid." He responded to this with: " He is not looking for anyone and he just loves me." He has been there for me so many times and shown me nothing but love and support. But should I stay in this relationship fully knowing that there is no future there ? Am I stupid for staying with someone that at the end of the day will never pick me and has let me know ?
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2020.07.20 16:42 partypastor Sort of Unreached People Group of the Week - Syrians (Levant Arabs) in Syria

On a refugee kick for some reason this week (shut up other mods), just finished a great book called A New Odyssey, which was excellent. Because of that, I wanted to take the week to pray for Syrians. Many are refugees, but today we pray for those still in Syria for whatever reason. So, introducing the Syrians (Levant Arabs) of Syria!
How unreached are they?
So this is tricky. I'm super convinced that Joshua Project is wrong here but I don't have other data to back up my suspicions. So, according to JP, they are not technically unreached but minimally reached. They are supposedly 6% Christian, however they are only 0.16% evangelical [see bottom of post for link to definitions like evangelical in this specific context]. So what does that mean? It means that there are maybe 1 believer for every 16 unbelieving Syrians. Again, I am convinced its more complex and striated than that. Nevertheless, let's look at what the evangelical numbers are for a better idea. There is very roughly 1 evangelical believer for every 625 nonbelievenot open believer. I feel like this number may be much more accurate. That means out of their population of 11,000,000, there are roughly only 17600 evangelical believers.
There is some portions of Scripture translated in their language but not a full Bible.
What are they like?
As with all large people groups, this is just a broad overview and not meant to be taken to perfectly describe an entire people
The Levant Arabs typically live in villages located near fertile regions; but they can also be found near mountain foothills in less arid regions. Although they have settled in towns or villages, they have held on to their tribal affiliations.
The various tribes are ruled by sheiks (Arab chiefs that are considered to be experts in Islam and in relating to the outside world). Their fortress-like villages can be easily defended. Each house has windows on all sides and is built facing the outside of the village. All goods and persons passing through town are strictly controlled.
Individual dwellings tend to be elaborately decorated, flat-roofed homes called "town houses." Lime wash and brickwork are used around the windows as a form of artistic design. The rooms usually have some type of carpeting, and when entering the house, one must leave his shoes at the door. The walls are lined with mattresses and cushions to sit on and lean against. A main reception room and a kitchen are located on the top floor. The flat roofs are used by the women for drying laundry.
Social life is very important to Arabs. They like to share a daily coffee time by sitting on the floor and drinking coffee from cups without handles. Their diet basically consists of wheat bread and porridge made with boiled meat or chicken.
Despite Islamic teachings, the reality of different classes of Arabs still persists. The type of clothing worn has become one of the determining factors. Levant tribesmen dress differently than other villagers and can be easily recognized. The women wear veils both in town and at home. Boys show that they are becoming men by changing their headgear and wearing daggers.
In spite of the fact that some Muslims are allowed to have up to four wives, most marriages among the Levant Arabs are monogamous. In the past, all marriages were arranged by the parents; however, it is becoming more acceptable for young people to choose their own mates. Young girls are considered ready for marriage by age nine.
In recent years, many of the Levant Arab nomads have settled into mountain villages where they now raise grains, vegetables, coffee, melons, dates, mangoes, and pomegranates. Domestic animals are kept to supply milk and eggs.
At the present time, there are only a few Christians within the Levant Arab community, with the largest number found among the Iraqi Arabs. Evangelization efforts among these tribes are challenging due to restrictions in many of the countries, as well as general antagonism towards Christianity. Prayerful intercession is the key to reaching them with the Gospel.
Joshua Project
History Lesson
The Levant Arabs originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. Today, several hundred thousand Levant Arabs live along the northern edges of the Arabian Desert. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Jordanian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs.
Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula are considered to be the original Arabs. The Arabian culture was developed by tribes of nomads and villagers who lived in the Arabian Desert for many centuries. It was also from there that Arab migrations began, eventually leading to the expansion of the Arab world.
The Levant Arabs have had a close association with Islam throughout much of their history, and today, nearly all of them except for the Jewish Arabs are Muslims. The two main branches of Islam in the region are the Shi'ites and Shafiites. Most Levant Arabs speak an Arabic language called Arabiya, with varying local dialects. Others speak an Arabic language known as Mashriqi. Joshua Project
What do they believe?
Almost all Levant Arabs are Muslims. Islam is a religion of works that is based on five basic "pillars." (1) A Muslim must affirm that "there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet." (2) He must pray five times a day while facing Mecca. (3) He must give generously. (4) He must fast during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year. (5) He must try to make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime.
Islam has greatly influenced the lives of the Levant Arabs. To preserve their people, they are only allowed to marry those inside their own group. Levant Arab society is patrilineal, which means that inheritances are passed down through the males. In this system, boys inherit more than girls. Since children are considered a family's greatest asset, females are valued for their ability to bear children. Joshua Project
How can we pray for them?
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
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Here are the previous weeks threads on the UPG of the Week for Reformed
People Group Country Date Posted Beliefs
Syrian (Levant Arabs) Syria 07/20/20 Islam
Teda Chad 07/06/20 Islam
Kotokoli Togo 06/28/20 Islam
Hobyot Oman 06/22/20 Islam
Moor Sri Lanka 06/15/20 Islam
Shaikh Bangladesh 06/08/20 Islam
Khalka Mongols Mongolia 06/01/20 Animism
Comorian France 05/18/20 Islam
Bedouin Jordan 05/11/20 Islam
Muslim Thai Thailand 05/04/20 Islam
Nubian Uganda 04/27/20 Islam
Kraol Cambodia 04/20/20 Animism
Tay Vietnam 04/13/20 Animism
Yoruk Turkey 04/06/20 Islam
Xiaoliangshn Nosu China 03/30/20 Animism
Jat (Muslim) Pakistan 03/23/20 Islam
Beja Bedawi Egypt 03/16/20 Islam
Tunisian Arabs Tunisia 03/09/20 Islam
Yemeni Arab Yemen 03/02/20 Islam
Bosniak Croatia 02/24/20 Islam
Azerbaijani Georgia 02/17/20 Islam
Zaza-Dimli Turkey 02/10/20 Islam
Huichol Mexico 02/03/20 Animism
Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 01/27/20 Buddhism
Lao Krang Thailand 01/20/20 Buddhism
Gilaki Iran 01/13/20 Islam
Uyghurs China 01/01/20 Islam
Israeli Jews Israel 12/18/19 Judaism
Drukpa Bhutan 12/11/19 Buddhism
Malay Malaysia 12/04/19 Islam
Lisu (Reached People Group) China 11/27/19 Christian
Dhobi India 11/20/19 Hinduism
Burmese Myanmar 11/13/19 Buddhism
Minyak Tibetans China 11/06/19 Buddhism
Yazidi Iraq 10/30/19 Animism*
Turks Turkey 10/23/19 Islam
Kurds Syria 10/16/19 Islam
Kalmyks Russia 10/09/19 Buddhism
Luli Tajikistan 10/02/19 Islam
Japanese Japan 09/25/19 Shintoism
Urak Lawoi Thailand 09/18/19 Animism
Kim Mun Vietnam 09/11/19 Animism
Tai Lue Laos 09/04/19 Bhuddism
Sundanese Indonesia 08/28/19 Islam
Central Atlas Berbers Morocco 08/21/19 Islam
Fulani Nigeria 08/14/19 Islam
Sonar India 08/07/19 Hinduism
Pattani Malay Thailand 08/02/19 Islam
Thai Thailand 07/26/19 Buddhism
Baloch Pakistan 07/19/19 Islam
Alawite Syria 07/12/19 Islam*
Huasa Cote d'Ivoire 06/28/19 Islam
Chhetri Nepal 06/21/19 Hinduism
Beja Sudan 06/14/19 Islam
Yinou China 06/07/19 Animism
Kazakh Kazakhstan 05/31/19 Islam
Hui China 05/24/19 Islam
Masalit Sudan 05/17/19 Islam
As always, if you have experience in this country or with this people group, feel free to comment or PM me and I will happily edit it so that we can better pray for these peoples!
Here is a list of definitions in case you wonder what exactly I mean by words like "Unreached"
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2020.07.08 05:56 assousa On the Front Lines: Middle Eastern Rivals Take Their Fight to Jerusalem

By James M. Dorsey
This story was first published in Inside Arabia
A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox.
Already at the core of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Jerusalem is emerging as yet another frontline in the struggle for regional hegemony in the Middle East. With its annexationist policies, Israel is backing Saudi and UAE efforts to counter Turkish activity in the city and weaken Jordan’s position as the custodian of Islam’s third most holy site.
Israel, with the backing of the Trump administration, may have full administrative control of Jerusalem but that has not shielded the city from becoming a fault line in one of the Middle East’s major divides that pits Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates against Turkey, with Jordan caught between a rock and a hard place.
The rivalry has turned some of the city’s real estate, including a historic Muslim cemetery, and the Jordanian-controlled religious endowment that administers Islam’s third most holy site. into battlefields.
Jerusalem has emerged as a frontline against the backdrop of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to annex parts of the West Bank captured from Jordan during the 1967 Middle East war.
Positioning itself as a leader of Muslim opposition to Israeli policy, Turkey has been vocal in its criticism of Mr. Netanyahu’s plans. In contrast to Turkey, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, while publicly warning against annexation, have signaled that it would not impact their cooperation with the Jewish state.
As if to underline that, WAM, the official UAE news agency, confirmed in recent days in a rare public acknowledgment that an Abu Dhabi technology company had signed a memorandum of understanding with two Israeli defense companies, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), on cooperation in coronavirus-related research.
Closer cooperation with Israel has, however, not translated into successful Emirati and Saudi efforts to garner Palestinian support and counter Turkish-led opposition.
The UAE hopes that the Emirates could position Mohammed Dahlan, a controversial Abu Dhabi-based former Palestinian security chief with close ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, as a successor to aging Palestinian President Mohammed Abbas appear to have faded.
Instead, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shatiyyeh, a critic of the UAE’s coronavirus medical aid for Palestine, has emerged as a potential successor on the back of his handling of the pandemic and grip on economic issues.
Mr. Shattiyeh’s Palestinian Authority rejected the UAE’s coronavirus medical aid delivered to Tel Aviv airport on flights by Abu Dhabi’s Ettihad Airways, the first ever by an Emirati airline, because they were neither coordinated with the Palestinian government nor was it consulted.
UAE and Saudi efforts to counter Turkish efforts to don the mantle of Muslim leadership in countering Israeli annexation plans date back to Turkey attempting to take the lead when US President Donald J. Trump in 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the city.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia downplayed an Islamic summit convened at the time in Istanbul by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and failed to persuade leaders like King Abdullah of Jordan not to attend and send only lower level representatives.
The battle has since shifted to Jerusalem itself.
In the latest incident, Israel last month removed a plaque commemorating the contribution to the restoration of Jerusalem’s historic Yusufiye cemetery by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
The cemetery is adjacent to the city’s old walls and falls under the authority of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf.
The Waqf is the Jordanian-funded endowment that administers the Harm al-Sharif or Temple Mount that is home to the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. It is also where Judaism’s two ancient temples once stood, according to Jewish tradition.
In response, Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s state-run news agency, published a Hebrew-language document purporting to be the license granting TIKA permission to place the plaque.
Cash-strapped Jordan has in recent months fended off Israeli-backed Saudi attempts to be granted representation in the Jerusalem Waqf on the grounds that Saudi King Salman is the custodian of Islam’s two holiest cities, Mecca and Medina. The Harm al-Sharif is the faith’s third holiest shrine.
Israel Hayom, the Jewish state’s most widely read newspaper, quoted an unidentified Arab diplomat as saying that Saudi funds were needed to counter Turkish influence in Jerusalem.
“If the Jordanians allow the Turks to operate unhindered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, within a matter of years their special status in charge of the Waqf and Muslim holy sites would be relegated to being strictly ‘on paper,’” the diplomat was quoted as saying.
The renewed Saudi attempt builds on a donation of $150 million USD in support of Islamic heritage sites announced by King Salman immediately after Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The donation dwarfed millions of dollars in Turkish bequests to Islamic organizations in the city.
Raed Daana, a former director of preaching and guidance at Al-Aqsa Mosque Directorate, said at the time that Saudi Arabia had secretly invited Palestinian Muslim dignitaries in a bid to garner support for a Saudi power grab.
In a rare move, Iyad Madani, a Saudi national, visited Jerusalem and the Harm al-Sharif in 2018 in his capacity as then secretary-general of the Jeddah-based, 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Kamal Khatib, an Israeli Palestinian Islamist leader, asserted that Mr. Dahlan, the UAE-backed Palestinian politician, working through local businessmen, had tried to acquire real estate adjacent to the Harm al-Sharif. Mr. Khatib said Palestinian real estate owners had refused to sell.
An Al Jazeera investigation suggested, however, that the UAE successfully funded acquisition of property in Silwan on the outskirts of Jerusalem’s old city that had since been transferred to Israeli settlers.
Turkish activity in Jerusalem is sparking concern not only because of Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati opposition to Turkey’s geopolitical ambitions and support for the Muslim Brotherhood but also because it, unlike the two Arab states, can exploit the fact that it maintains diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.
This has facilitated the activities of TIKA that serves as a tool to enhance Turkish influence across the globe. It has also allowed thousands of Turkish supporters of Mr. Erdogan’s Justice and Democracy Party (AKP) to visit Jerusalem as pilgrims.
Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet), that is part of Mr. Erdogan’s office, listed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2015 as a site for the umrah, the lesser Muslim pilgrimage.
Israeli authorities have accused Turkish nationals of instigating Palestinian protests, including on the Harm al-Sharif.
Yossi Melman, a prominent Israeli military and intelligence affairs reporter, reported last month that Israel was monitoring recently increased TIKA activity in Jerusalem that included financial and food donations as well as the funding of a coffeeshop, hostel, and cinema.
“Turkish activity in East Jerusalem is certainly creating tension, both with Saudi Arabia and Jordan,” said Gallia Lindenstrauss, a scholar who is writing a book on Turkish-Israeli relations.
Ms. Lindenstrauss cautioned that Saudi (and Emirati) efforts would not halt Turkish activity in Jerusalem. “I expect that activity to continue,” she said, ensuring that Jerusalem is likely to remain in the forefront of the Middle East’s geopolitical divides.
From a Palestinian perspective, there may be a silver lining in a heightened Turkish interest in Jerusalem at a time when Palestinians have few options to thwart Israeli annexation.
Dr. James M. Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He is also an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of Wuerzburg’s Institute of Fan Culture in Germany
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2020.07.05 20:18 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters D-F in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters D-F of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
D-F
d’abo, Henri & Tatiana: John Henry Erland d’Abo is the grandson of the 9th Duke of Rutland (more info on what these titles all mean can be found here: https://www.debretts.com/expertise/essential-guide-to-the-peerage/what-is-the-peerage/). Tatjana is his wife. Henry is the chairman of Wilton Payments Ltd, a private company that helps with financial intermediation. He and Christopher O’Neill are the primary shareholders of the company. O’Neill is Tatjana’s half-brother, a British-American financier, and husband to Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, a daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
d’abo, Mrs. Jennifer: British entrepreneur who passed away in 2003. d’Abo was once married to Peter Cadbury from the family of the famous chocolate company. Peter did not work for the company, but he and Jennifer d’Abo had a son together. Their son, Joel Cadbury, became owner of the Groucho Club, a watering hole often frequented by famous people. Three years after Cadbury sold the club, their website became the center of a child pornography scandal (link to story: https://www.sott.net/article/242698-Groucho-Clubs-website-forum-hit-by-child-pornography-scandal)
D’Alessie, Carman: This name turned up no results, however, we can safely assume that this is actually Carmen D’Alessio, the international nightlife guru who helped spawn Studio 54 and other famous clubs. She is a party legend with countless celebrity ties.
d’Arenberg, Prince Pierre: Family lineage can be traced back 1000 years. European royalty. Extremely wealthy not because of his ties to nobility, but because his mother, Margaret Bedford, was an heiress to Standard Oil (Exxon).
d’Uzes, Jacques De crussol: The 17th Duke of Uzes. Not much else found on him. Margaret Bedford married into his family shortly after her divorce with Prince Charles Auguste Armand d’Arenberg, father of Prince Pierre d’Arenberg.
Dabbagh, Amr A.: A wealthy businessman/investor from Saudi Arabia. Dabbagh recently faced corruption charges but settled with the Saudi Arabian government. Has ties all around the world, as he is a member of and/or serves/served on the boards of the World Economic Forum, London Business School, Cleveland Clinic, Jeddah Economic Forum, Harvard Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, etc.
Dahl, Sophie: ‘90s-’00s model-turned-author and maternal granddaughter of famous author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) Dahl has been seen in photos with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Darrin, Drake: Not much information found. Darrin runs an investment group out of Greenwich, Connecticut. Lived about a mile away from Epstein in NYC.
Dartmouth, William: The 10th Earl of Dartmouth. Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2019. Became a stepbrother of Princess Diana when his mother embarked on a 2nd marriage with Diana’s father, John Spencer.
Davies, Jeff: Most likely refers to the current CFO for Legal & General Group. Davies was once a senior partner at Ernst & Young.
Davies, David & Linda: Sir David Davies is a wealthy banker and businessman with deep connections. A family friend introduced him to David Rockefeller back in the ‘60s, which helped him get his start. Linda, daughter of a Chinese-Malaysian tycoon, is his second wife. They were married for over 20 years but are now divorced.
Davis, Michael: A current partner at N3 Media, Davis has had many jobs. He started out working at CAA, one of the top agencies in the world. Check out this list of celebrities and athletes that they represent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Creative_Artists_Agency_clients). Davis then went on to produce movies and TV shows before transitioning to digital media.
Day, Nick and Heather: Not much to be found on these two. There are several articles that speak of their ranch in Kenya. Apparently, it is a fairly popular spot where people stay to get some rest and solitude.
de Andrade, Marcelo: An international banker (not the serial killer) who lives within one mile of Epstein’s mansion in NYC. de Andrade was married to Lisa Bjornson, a successful banker and higher-up at J.P. Morgan Securities back in the ‘90s.
de Baecque, Patrick: de Baecque has his hands in online news media (lefigaro.fr) in France. de Baecque was named Director of Sales and Operations at Dolead in 2017. Dolead is a company that is involved with online marketing.
de Cabrol, Milly: A high-end interior designer based out of NYC.
De Cadenet, Alen: Alain de Cadenet is one of Epstein’s many Formula One contacts. Someone here probably knows more about de Cadenet, but he used to be a racecar driver and now works for ESPN and the Speed Channel as a host.
de Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine: A French princess who used to have a penchant for partying. The only daughter of Charles Henri, 11th Duke of Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine was one of 500 guests invited to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday back in 2000. Hermine got in a motorcycle crash a month ago that put her in a coma.
De Georgiou, Anouska: A former British Playboy model who claims that Epstein groomed and raped her as a teenager when she met him in the 1990s. Her experience with Epstein is detailed in this article (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9974171/anouska-de-georgiou-jeffrey-epstein-rape-claims-nbc-playboy/). She speaks about how Epstein was able to lure her into the life as a young girl.
De Soto, Fernando: Very difficult to pinpoint. Best guess is that this is the Head of Real Estate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid, Spain. I could be wrong, but this is the one that made the most sense.
Dedieu, Jean & Paulette: Nothing found.
Del Bono, Luca: Co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism.
Dell, Adam: Brother of Michael Dell (Founder of Dell Technologies and 27th ranked richest person in the world in Forbes’s BS rankings that discount the elite families). Adam is a venture capitalist who has a baby with Padma Lakshmi.
Deluca Dina & Fouard Chartuuni: Fouad Chartouni is the president of Kensico Properties, a real-estate holding company in New York. Chartouni and his brother own the Lowell Hotel in New York. The Lowell is a high-end 5 star hotel that caters largely to film executives, fashion design CEOs, publishing CEOs, and financial CEOs. Madonna lived there for nearly a year after breaking up with Sean Penn. Dina Deluca is Chartouni’s wife. She used to work as an assistant in film and television, but now focuses on her DDC28 brand of bath and beauty products.
Derby Earl / Cntess Cass & Ted: Edward Stanley (known informally as Teddy) is the 19th Earl of Derby. Caroline Stanley is Ted’s wife. She was a socialite during the ‘90s and is the daughter of Robin Neville, the 10th Baron Braybrooke.
Derby, Ros & Jonathan: No info found.
Di Vita, Charlotte: Best known for her handcrafted teapots, di Vita started off as a volunteer who helped raise funds to help poor people, most notably in Kenya, Thailand, and Brazil. She helped locals grow food and even helped build 3 schools (37 teachers, 1100 students) through a charity, Trade plus Aid, in Bawku, Ghana, in 1995.
Dickenson, Debbie: Supermodel and actress. Sister of the more famous Janice Dickinson.
Dickinson, Janice: One of the most successful models of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dickinson has been occasionally labeled as the first ever supermodel. Opened her own modeling agency in 2005. Ironically, she accused Bill Cosby of raping her back in 1982 and wrote about it in her memoir. When called to the stand during Cosby’s trial, Cosby’s lawyer pointed out the differences between Dickinson’s testimony and her account of the incident in her memoir. Dickinson said that her accusations of Cosby raping her while under oath were the absolute truth, while she took “poetic license” with some of the details in her memoir.
Dietrich Marc Antoine and Cath: Baron Marc-Antoine de Dietrich is a businessman. He resigned as director of Vossloh Cogifer in 2011.
Dietrich, Paul & Laura: Paul is Chief Investment Officer of Fairfax Global Markets LLC. They manage investments for private investors, retirement funds, and private institutions.
Dimbelby, Johnathan: Jonathan Dimbleby is a famous British reporter, political radio and television show host, and author.
Diniz, Pedro: Former Formula One driver and businessman. Now runs a large scale organic farm in Brazil.
Dixon, Alexandra: No info found.
Djerassi, Dale: Film producer and private investor who was married to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, from 1984-1989.
Dolbey, Alex & Suzie: Suzie Dolbey (nee Murray-Philipson) is the daughter of the recently deceased Robin Murray-Philipson, who was the descendant of the Viscounts Elibank. Alex Dolbey has been the director of several management and investment companies.
Donne, Alegra: Couldn’t find much except a bunch of pictures of her hobnobbing at fancy parties. Actual name is Maria Allegra Donn.
Dori: Dori Cooperman is a socialite blogger who is friends with Alex von Furstenberg, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, among others. Daughter of Edwin Cooperman, former Chairman of Travelers Bank Group. Used to work for the famous publicist, Lizzie Grubman, who has represented Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. Cooperman is known for getting into trouble due to issues with drugs and alcohol.
Dorrit: Dorrit Moussaieff is an Israeli jewellery designer, editor, and businesswoman who married into royalty. Dorrit was the First Lady of Iceland from 2003-2016 after marrying President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson in 2000. Although Moussaieff claims that Epstein only had her phone number because they “lived on the same street in London sometime between 1978 and 1983,” the Daily Mail published a picture of her and her husband, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Doss, David & Christy Prunier: David Doss has worked as producer and/or executive producer on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Oprah in Africa, Primetime (with Diane Sawyer), Anderson Cooper 360, and Live PD. Doss now serves as senior VP of news programming for Al Jazeera America. Christy Prunier is a former Hollywood exec and founder of the Willa brand of beauty products.
Douglas, Diandra: Actor Michael Douglas’s first wife.
Dr. Eli Wiesel: Most likely Elie Wiesel, the famous Holocaust survivor and Jewish author of Night**. Wiesel was accused of sexual assault in 2017 (source:** https://www.newsweek.com/elie-wiesel-me-too-account-690891)
Drax, Jeremy: Founder of Parham Holdings, a London property operation.
Dreesmann, Bernard: Executive Chairman of Morleys department stores in London.
Driver, Minnie: Famous movie and television actress.
Dubb, Anthony V.: Dub is an investment banker and founder of Indigo Capital, LLC.
Dubbens, Peter: Peter Dubens is a British Internet entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Oakley Capital.
Dubin, Glen: Glenn Dubin is a billionaire hedge fund manager. There is a great article detailing Dubin and his wife’s relationship with Epstein here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/glenn-dubin-epstein-questions). Summary of the article: Dubin was the first one accused by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Rinaldo Rizzo, Dubin’s chef, testified that sexual activities occurred between Dubin and a 15-year-old girl, which led to him and his wife quitting as personal chefs of the Dubins. Dubin’s wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, dated Epstein for a long time before she married Dubin. The couple was so close with Epstein that even after Epstein was convicted in 2008 and officially a registered sex offender, they invited him to Thanksgiving dinner and wrote a letter to his probation officer that they trusted him around their children, who were all minors at the time. Multiple sources say Epstein was actually their children’s Godfather, but a spokesman for the couple denies it. Glen Dubin and Epstein helped each other with their business ties, as well. Dubin also had other ties with Epstein (personal friends with Les Wexner and others). Dubin and his wife are definitely major players in the Epstein saga.
Dubin, Louis & Tiffany: Louis Dubin is a real estate developer specializing in upper-middle class condominiums. Has sold luxury condominiums to the likes of Charles Bronfman, who has ties to the Clintons, Wexner, and whose family were in the NXIUM cult. Tiffany Dubin is the stepdaughter of the now deceased billionaire, A. Alfred Taubman, the owner of Sotheby’s, a famous auction house in NYC that often hosts parties for the rich and famous.
Dubin, Peter: Epstein is/was a moron. This is the same Peter Dubens listed just above.
Duchess of York: Former wife of Prince Andrew. Mother of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. God knows the stories she could tell. Rumor has it her toes still look like prunes to this day.
Ducrey-Giordano, Francisco: Likely the owner of General Vegetables out of Italy. No further info found.
Duesing, Paul: An interior architectural designer who has worked on luxury and personal resorts all around the world. Duesing claims Epstein tried to hire him to work on Epstein’s home on Epstein’s private island back in 2002, but Duesing declined because he didn’t like Epstein. Says he doesn’t even know how Epstein got his number in the first place. Perhaps it was Duesing’s ties with the royal family. He tells stories of getting the Queen Mother drunk, being close with Lord and Lady Lloyd, working on the home of Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, Princess Diana’s boyfriend who died in the car crash with her.
Duke of York: Prince Andrew, the toe-sucking pedophile (allegedly), himself. Photographed with victims, Epstein, and Maxwell many times over. His reputation has been completely crushed.
Dunbar Johnson Miranda & Steph: Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the president, International of the New York Times Company. He oversees the strategic development of the Times Company’s international businesses. He also spent 12 years working at The Financial Times. Miranda Dunbar-Johnson is Stephen’s wife. She serves on The Paris Committee, which “plays a crucial role in increasing Human Rights Watch’s visibility in France.” David de Rothschild is on the honorary committee.
Dunne, Griffin: An actor, producer, and director best known for his role as Jack in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
Dunne, Philip & Dominice: Philip Dunne is a Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament since 2005. Domenica is his wife.
Duong, Anh: An artist, actress, and model best known for her self-portraits and her portraits of art collectors and influencers. As a model, Duong has worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfield, Moschino, Yohji Yamamoto, and others.
Durso Luigi: Luigi d’Urso was a noble and Italian railroad executive who died in 2006. His grandfather was the 9th Duke di Cassano. His mother was the great-granddaughter of George Clymer, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and signee of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. d’Urso was also married to French designer and model Ines de la Fressange.
Duthie, John & Charlotte: John is primarily a television director based out of London. Duthie also won some poker tournaments against some of the world’s best players in the early 2000s. His wife, Charlotte played a big role in Sir James Goldsmith’s political career as a member of the Referendum Party back in 1997. Goldsmith received 3.5% of the vote in Putney, a constituency located in London.
Dzhabrailou, Umar: Umar Dzhabrailov is a Russian politician and advisor to Sergei Prikhodko, the current First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Dmitry Medvedev’s Cabinet. Dzhabrailov was rumored to be romantically linked to Naomi Campbell, supermodel and one of the main suspects in Epstein’s underage sex scandal, in the early 2000s. Dzhabrailov, a supremely wealthy businessman, ran for president in 2000, garnering 0.1% of the vote as an Independent. Dzhabrailov was a partner in Russia’s Radisson Hotel along with American entrepreneur Paul Tatum. After their falling out in 1996, Tatum was shot and killed. Some think Dzhabrailov was responsible while others think he was set up.
Ecclestone, Bernie: A billionaire British business magnate and former chief executive of Formula One Group. Ecclestone has faced some minimal controversies for tax evasion, bribery, and saying that Hitler was a man who was “able to get things done.” Disgustingly enough, Ecclestone, at the age of 89, became a father to his first son, Ace, on July 1, 2020.
Eckon, Paul: Paul Ekon is an international investor and venture capitalist who allegedly fled South Africa in the mid-90s because he was being investigated for links to a gold-smuggling syndicate. Has strong ties to South Africa, including being a personal friend of former president, Thabo Mbeki.
Edsel, Lucinda: No info found.
Edwards, Andrew & Tracy: Unsure. There was an Andrew Edwards and Tracy Edwards on linkedin who have a background in finance, but it is not conclusive whether or not they are the ones listed here or if they are even married. There is also a Tracy Edwards who is a former British sailor who used to work as a Project Manager for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and now teaches children of Internet safety and online reputation. This would be a far more interesting connection, but I cannot find anyone by the name of Andrew with a relevant relationship to her.
Ellan, Johnathan: No info found. Given his email, likely an employee of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm that is widely known for their luxury hotels. Starwood also specializes in real estate and energy.
Elias, Brian: A Miami Beach attorney.
Eliasch, Johan & Amanda: Johan is a Swedish billionaire businessman whose company, Gethal, was fined for alleged deforestation of the Amazon in 2008. The charges were dropped. Amanda is his ex-wife.
Elingworth, Charlie & Amanda: Charles Ellingworth is an author, businessman, and director of several real estate companies, most notably Cadogan Group, which owns most of the property in Chelsea, an affluent area in Central London.
Elizabeth: Not enough info.
Ellenbogen, Eric: An entertainment exec of Classic Media (a subsidiary of Dreamworks) and former CEO of Marvel Enterprises.
Ellingworth, Mr. & Mrs.: Charlie and Amanda listed just above.
Elliot, Ben: Current Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in the UK and nephew of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s current wife). Elliot is also co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism. Epstein has several ties to this group. Elliot’s spokesman has said that Elliot never met Epstein. However, Elliot has been a dinner guest of Ghislaine Maxwell in New York.
Elliott, Gail & Joe Coffey: Gail Elliott is an English fashion designer and former model. Joe Coffey is her husband and co-owner of their fashion brand, Little Joe Woman.
Ellison, Mandy & Ralph: Ralph Ellison is a pharmaceutical executive and investor. He was CEO of DOR BioPharma Inc., now known as Soligenix Inc. a company focused on treating rare diseases. Soligenix came under scrutiny two years ago when they were accused of ripping off stockholders.
Elwes, Anabel: Not much information to be found on Annabel Elwes, although it is clear that she runs in elite circles. Back in 1997, Elwes organized the Hong Kong handover party in order to aid the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Guests included Anthony de Rothschild (eldest son of Evelyn de Rothschild); James Hewitt (former cavalry officer who revealed that he had an affair with Princess Diana while she was with Prince Charles. Possibly the biological father of Prince Harry, if rumors are to be believed); actress Isla Fisher of Wedding Crashers fame; socialite Tamara Beckwith; and Bassam Debs (listed in the Panama Papers).
Epstein, Ed: An investigative journalist and friend of Epstein. Denies any knowledge of Epstein’s penchant for underage girls.
Erba Noona: Noona Smith-Petersen is a public relations executive who has worked for Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Tod’s. She now owns her own PR firm. Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Espirito, Santo, Manuel and Ros: Manuel Espirito Santo is likely an heiemployee of the Portuguese banking cartel, Espirito Santo, which received a major bailout in 2014.
Estlin, Jean-Marc: Jean-Marc Etlin is a banker and current partner in CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity and investment advisory firms.
Estrada, Juffali, Christina: Christina Estrada is a former Pirelli Calendar model and ex-wife (2001-2014) of Saudi billionaire heir and businessman, Walid Juffali. She received a £75 million settlement after their divorce.
Evans, Chris: Not the Captain America Chris Evans, but the UK television host and radio DJ. Evans has been rumored to often “flash” people at work (source: https://www.insider.com/police-build-case-on-chris-evans-sexual-assault-claim-2016-7). The BBC has also refused to investigate claims from an ex-Top Gear presenter that Evans “grabbed her breasts and touched himself.” When Evans was 35, he married 18-year-old pop star Billie Piper. They eventually separated and divorced years later.
Eveheart, Angie: Angie Everheart was one of the most well-known models of the 1990s. She has accused Harvey Weinstein of masturbating in front of her.
Faber, David: Due to the London area phone number listed, this is likely the former Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. His maternal grandfather, Harold Macmillan, was Prime Minister of the UK from 1957-1963. As of 2010, Faber was to become head of Summer Fields, his former prep school. Summer Fields, an exclusive all-boys prep school, has come under scrutiny in the past. Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s wife), has claimed that Summer Fields was “a hotbed of the sorts of things that are coming out now,” according to this article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812235/Tom-Parker-Bowles-former-headmaster-dismisses-food-writer-s-claims-old-primary-school-hotbed-impropriety-complete-rubbish.html) from the Daily Mail published in 2014. Parker Bowles went on to claim that one master would join naked boys in the shower.
Faber, Sally & Brook Johnson: Charles “Brook” Johnson is a millionaire UK businessman and polo player. His wife, Sally Faber was a weather girl in the 1980s and former wife of former David Faber (listed above). They live next door to Prince Charles in Highgrove.
Faibairn, Charlotte: Charlotte Fairbairn is an author who has worked in the arts, politics, and journalism. Most importantly, she is the eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (1933-1995), a Scottish politician and former legal adviser to Margaret Thatcher, who was posthumously accused of child molestation and sexual assault against an adult female. Sir Nicholas’s name was allegedly on a list of VIPs who attended parties at an underage boys brothel in the 1980s with Cyril Smith, another British government official and alleged serial sex offender. More info can be found on both here: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/sir-nicholas-fairbairn-child-abuse-scandal-link-1531718 and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Smith
Fairfax, The Hon Rupert: Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. Rupert is currently Managing Director of Fairfax Saddles, which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018. This is the highest business award in the UK.
Fairweather, Natasha: A well-known literary agent who was the literary editor of The Moscow Times and writereviewer for the London Times and The Economist.
Fairweather, Ms. Catherine: Former travel editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Porter. Married to photojournalist Don McCullin. McCullin co-wrote The Palestinians with Jonathan Dimbleby, another Epstein associate listed above.
Fairweather, Ambassador & Lady: Sir Patrick Fairweather is a retired British diplomat. He worked as Ambassador to Angola (1985-1987), Italy (1992-1996), and Albania (1992-1996). Lady Maria Fairweather was a linguist and professional interpreter who once helped out Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin when the official interpreter disappeared at a crucial moment just before the commencement of the G7 Summit.
Fakhre, Armado & Jasmine: Amado Fakhre is the British-Argentinian Founder and former CEO of Coral Capital, a Havana-based investment group best known for its joint venture partner in Havana’s upscale Saratoga Hotel. Fakhre was arrested for corruption and Coral Capital was forced to shut its doors in Havana. Fakhre was interrogated for 20 months in a Cuban safe house and eventually got sentenced to 5-7 years for bribery, but did not have to serve any time. No explanation has been given. Jasmine is his wife.
Fakhre, Danny & Christine: Danny Fakhre is the Chairman of Kochii Oil out of Australia. Christiane is his wife.
Fall, Meredith: No info found.
Fallah, Mrs: Likely Gina Fallah, mother of Christina Fallah. Gina’s father was Reza Fallah, an Iranian businessman and political advisor.
Fallah, Ms. Christina & Jon Robe: Christina Fallah is an interior designer and owner of Christina Fallah designs.
Falletans, Olivier de: Managing partner at Bryan, Olivier, & Co., a mid-market investment bank in Technology. Olivier comes from a family of nobility dating back to at least the 13th century.
Fanjul, Pepe: Jose “Pepe” Fanjul is a billionaire businessman involved in sugar and real estate. Vice Chairman and President of Flo-Sun. “Pepe” is a Republican. He was one of the largest contributors to George W. Bush’s campaign, is an ardent supporter of Marco Rubio, and co-hosted a large fundraiser for Donald Trump. His older brother, Alfonso Fanjul Jr., is a Democrat and was a co-chair of Bill Clinton’s Florida campaign, further proving that POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP IS A CROCK OF SHIT.
Faulkner, Terence & Cornelia: Terence Faulkner is Chairman of Leathams PLC, a London-based food distributor. Cornelia is Terence’s wife. She is Director of Leathams and a specialist decorator.
Feeley, Fiona: An interior designer at Atelier Designs.
Fekkai, Frederic: A French celebrity hairstylist.
Feldman, Andrew: Orthopaedic surgeon in New York City.
Felix, Helena: Not much to be found on Helena. She was possibly the director of an investment firm called Edenhaven Limited. Her husband, Peter, was an oral surgeon. He passed away in 2011.
Fell, David & Anne: Nothing much found here. After a lot of digging, it turns out that David Fell lives in an apartment at 1177 Avenue of the Americas, a real estate holding of Larry Silverstein, owner of the World Trade Center who (allegedly) took out insurance on the WTC just before 9/11.
Ferragamo, Leonardo & Beatrice: Leonardo is the son of Salvatore Ferragamo, the creator of Salvatore Ferragamo, S.p.A., an Italian luxury goods company specializing in shoes, leather goods, and watches.
Ferranti, Hugo: Hugo de Ferranti is an art dealer. He is also a Director for Action on Addiction, a UK-based charity for people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. Kate Middleton has served as patron of Action on Addiction since 2012.
Ferry, Brian: Bryan Ferry is a singesongwriter and the owner of Studio One recording studio in London. In the 1970s, he was the frontman for the British rock band, Roxy Music.
Fiennes, Martin: The heir apparent to the Baron Saye and Sele, a title of peerage in England. Lives in Broughton Castle. Cousin of actor Ralph Fiennes.
Fiennes, Martin: Same person.
Fiennes, Ralph: Famous actor. Cousin of Martin Fiennes. The fact that Epstein knows so many people in this family is troubling.
Fiennes, Suzzana: A British artist who works exclusively with Prince Charles. Susannah is the twin sister of Martin Fiennes and cousin of actor Ralph.
Fifer, Chuck: Not positive, but could be actor Chuck Pfeiffer, who is a close friend of Oliver Stone and was in Wall Street with Michael Douglas. However, it could be someone else. Pfeiffer didn’t have much of an acting career.
Figg, Christopher & Charlotte: Christopher Figg is a movie producer and CEO of Piccadilly Pictures. Figg is best known for producing the first 3 Hellraiser movies, Trainspotting, Dog Soldiers, Heidi, Coriolanus (directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes), We Need to Talk About Kevin, and many others. Charlotte is his wife.
Finch Charles: A failed director who became a talent agent for William Morris. Oversees a private equity finance unit called Finch Asia and is Chairman of Dean & Deluca (66 stores nationwide). Most notably, Charles Finch is known to host extravagant, A-list laden parties at Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival, pre-Oscar parties, and pre-BAFTA parties. There is an in-depth article from the Hollywood Reporter about Finch and his Cannes parties here (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meet-charles-finch-ultimate-cannes-party-host-you-need-know-1001847). Regulaoccasional guests of his Cannes parties included: Harvey Weinstein, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner (accused of sexual abuse by 6 women, including actress Olivia Munn and actress/model Natasha Henstridge), Mick Jagger, and Netflix bigwig Ted Sarandos. Finch’s pre-Oscar and pre-BAFTA parties have attracted the likes of Jeff Bezos, Robert De Niro, Sofia Coppola, Pedro Almodovar, Margot Robbie, Rashida Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones, music mogul who has been accused of nefarious sexual endeavors), Tracee Ellis Ross, and others Finch is the son of famous actor Peter Finch (A-list actor from the 1960s-1970s, best known for his role in the movie Network, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor) and Yolande Turner (actress). A deeper look into Finch’s parties and connections would definitely prove interesting.
Finklestein, Howard: Finkelstein is a public defender in Broward County, Florida. In Florida (and some other states), public defenders are elected, not appointed.
Firyal Princess: Jerusalem-born Jordanian princess who was once married to Prince Muhammad bin Talal. Firyal was named an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1992. Princess Firyal launched the International Hope Foundation in 1994 for the benefit of homeless and street children. Firyal holds positions with several museums (The Louvre, The Tate, MOMA, and Guggenheim), as well as positions with Columbia University, New York Public Library, United Nation Association, and International Rescue Committee.
Fisher, Dan: Given the address listed (Trump Tower), it is possible that this is a former lobbyist (https://www.citizen.org/news/36-former-lobbyists-working-trump-clear-conflicts-interest/) and current Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Visitors Office, however I am unable to confirm this information with 100% certainty.
Flick Mook: Likely Friedrich Christian Flick, known as Mick Flick. The Flick family was a billionaire coal and steel conglomerate that was accused of war crimes during the Holocaust. Flick’s grandfather financially supported the Nazi Party and used 48,000 forced laborers from the concentration camps, many of whom died due to the conditions. Grandfather Flick was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg and served 3 years of his 7-year sentence. Mick (Mook) sold most of his holdings in the ‘80s and retired a billionaire.
Foman, Bobby & Jeanette: Robert Q. Fomon currently works as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. He specializes in wealth management. He used to be an Assistant Director at Bear Stearns (owned by Chase), one of the investment banks that went under as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. His father is. Robert M. Fomon, Jeanette is his wife. D-F continued below....
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2020.07.01 06:12 chickenwinggeek [EVENT][DIPLOMACY] The Interim Jewish State

Now that we have a place to settle and people willing to move there, we will like to sort of get a government and plan out our new cities. Since we are basically going to be building our cities from scratch, we get to take advantage of clear and conscious city planning buoyed by donor sources and no immediate need to make money. We will also make an interim government of Judea, to be led with Chaim Herzog as president and Yitzhak Rabin as prime minister. It is unclear what specifically they do as the extremely makeshift basic law we drafted up basically is a paraphrase of the British parliamentary system replacing the monarch with the president, though these are mostly powers only set in this document.
The first city will be centered around the port in Bubaque. It will be planned in the expectations that municipal areas might eventually take up the entire island. There aren’t many settlements of natives here, meaning that we can probably pay off the couple that may live where we will build (and we probably won’t even come across them if we are on the coast for now). It will be named New Jerusalem, just to remind everyone that our true home is still Israel.
The second city will be centered around the port in Carache. It will be named Ramat Ben-Gurion, in honor of David Ben-Gurion, an instrumental figure in Zionist politics, with the other purpose of taunting the Jordanians who consider him to be a not so nice guy. Again, doesn’t seem like many natives live there.
The third city will be centered around the port in Bolama. It will be called Bolama since we don’t want to rename literally everything in our new lands to Jewish names. It seems like there are actually natives living here. We will ask them to help build our city in exchange for pay, food, and a promise to not demolish their existing buildings. The city will be built near the port. If there are villages in the way, the city will simply sprawl around them under the assumption that they will disappear eventually and the appropriate plans can be enacted in their stead.
Even though we aren’t in much of a rush to build an economy, since we are still being financed heavily by Jewish people around the world and that will probably be our main income source for a long time even with the native economy, we will also begin setting up infrastructure around the uninhabited islands for tourism. These islands are very beautiful and biologically diverse, and with their small size and political stability, they offer a safe and cool opportunity for western tourists to see Africa’s wildlife and landscape without 200 mile safaris. We will also encourage the local fishing industry to blossom, since fish are also in abundance.
They will all be master planned from the ground up to ensure sustainability and efficiency. We will continue erecting makeshift tents so that they aren’t pressured to rush the planning process. Building codes will be designed to maximize building density in the city. These cities will be designed for extensive bicycle and public transportation use (not that we are hippies or anything or metagaming from the year 2000, it would just be very hard to buy cars for everyone on this island and these islands are super small), instead of massive roadways for cars that do not exist and probably never will exist. Of course there will still be roads, but they won’t be designed for massive usage nor will they come at the expense of public transportation or bicycle/pedestrian use. We invite American, Portuguese, and Spanish construction firms to start construction on this infrastructure, in order to create sustainable and long-lasting constructions. Grand synagogues will serve as the spirtual center of these cities, and one will be built immediately in each city.
Hopefully, these new projects will spur increased immigration to our isles. We will conduct another campaign for people to move here, contacting those same figures that gave us financial and political support earlier, as well as buying ads in Jewish communities around the world. This will be branded as a place without political persecution and a cultural homeland for the Jewish people. We also would like to request development aid from the United States as pity money. We will happily accept audits and inspectors to make sure that construction projects are actually being built with the money. A tentative date of 1952 will be set for our constitution to be written and elections set for our government. With whatever money we have left over from donors, we will start a sovereign wealth fund, since only so much money can be invested in our local economy.
In addition, we will officially make our armed forces. The Judean Defense Force will consist of an army/paramilitary segment, an air force (without planes for the moment), a navy, and an intelligence section, the Mossad that also doubles as a coordinator for whatever insurgency we have left in Palestine.
We would additionally like to inquire if Portugal can give up the islands of Jata and Pecixe for our lease. While they might not be part of the archipelago, they are close enough, are not visible inhabited beyond a couple of buildings, and will be defensible in the event of Guinea - Bissau independence.
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2020.06.27 23:12 Henry_Haberdasher Does anyone know a good calligraphy artist for a tattoo?

Not strictly Jordan related, I can post elsewhere but just can't find a place to post on Reddit. Suggestions welcomed :)
I live in the UK but I want my two sons' names in Arabic calligraphy script along with their dates of birth. Does any know anyone a Jordanian calligraphy artist(?) who can help me design it? I'd be willing to pay the designer of course. I'm not looking for a freebie. Thanks in advance folks.
Edit: I have a rough sketch/PSD for an artist to beautify
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2020.06.21 05:48 globalwp [DIPLOMACY] Baghdad-Amman Arab Federation Boogaloo

Bet you thought this would be about pan-Arabism didnt you?

Salam friends,
Iraq's National Institute of Water Resource Management has begun to perform studies about the state of water stress in the region and is watching Jordan in particular with great concern. Due to the choke-hold Israel has on your water supplies, we fear that our western neighbor will soon fall into a state of crisis. The Red Sea-Dead Sea pipline has appeared to have fallen through and as such, Jordan finds itself facing potential water insecurity. Luckily, we are here to help.
Iraq is willing to help pay for a $400m state of the art reverse osmosis facility near Aqaba, using cutting edge techniques, we hope that this will help set Jordan on a successful path and prevent over reliance on the (((enemy))), as surely your people oppose greater cooperation with CRIMINALS. Said facility will likely take 3 years to construct but would provide Jordan with some much needed water security. We would also further recommend wastewater treatment plants in Amman and Irbid and would be willing to provide expertise on the matter. On a similar note, we are willing to invite our Saudi friends to the conversation about Jordanian water resources to help contribute to ensuring that water scarcity in Jordan is a thing of the past.
On a similar note relating to dependence, Jordan is by no means energy independent. Iraq on the other hand has an abundance of natural gas that it could send to Jordan at very competitive prices. We would be willing to help fund a $500m pipeline project to Jordan should Jordan agree to a $9b gas deal to replace this controversial deal. While it is set to expire in 2035, Iraq would like to step up and replace them by this date.
We hope our Jordanian friends consider this request.
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