Posts tagged jeez
Posts tagged jeez
How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine
Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.
The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.
In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.
Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight. To this day in Ireland, their kindness has not been forgotten.
dear anon from the other night: i posted that fic for you, and for anyone else who might want to read my old stuff i guess??
one day i’ll get all my hanna stuff on AO3. tonight is not that night but it’s a start.
Coke advertising is brilliant
CORPORATIONS WITH EXPONENTIALLY MORE POWER AND INFLUENCE THAN YOU MAKING PEOPLE DO THINGS THEY DON’T WANT TO DO TO GET THINGS THEY DIDN’T THINK THEY WANTED.
princess bubblegum writing gumball/marshall lee fic
because she can’t really picture how reconciling with marceline would go
an AU is a totally different thing
Drinks for the Ambassador of Thrace. That was the last time anyone told me I was beautiful.
everyone else is like *eyeroll* at their mutual admiration society
WOW FUQ Y’ALL
LIKE ARE YOU JOKING ME RN
BRB CALLING IN SICK TO LIFE
SO I CAN UGLY SOB FOR A FUCKING WEEK
OH MY GOD
while this motherfucker is PRETTY SOBBING
Murray Gold giving us a taste of the South, playing the Doctor Who theme on the slide.
(Edit: So this would be the perfect theme to any Firefly x Doctor Who crossovers, no?)
Firstly, holyburninggallifrey, this is one of the most epic things I have ever heard.
Second, YES, THE ABOVE COMMENT. ALL OF THE CROSSOVERS.
Third, why is Murray Gold so damn attractive? O_o
Well, now, looks like the Doctor’s headin’ on down to tha Bayooou.
reminder that your favorite celebrity probably masturbates
wow see i don’t know if this was supposed to make me like
but all it has done is distract me
because my mind immediately went “benedict cumberbatch”
and then it went “oh my god”
and now it kind of
or i don’t want it to…
You could stick a knife in my thigh, and I wouldn’t tell you. […] Pull the hair on my head the wrong way, and I would be on my knees begging for mercy. I have very sensitive follicles.
Nope. Nope. Nope. Can’t handle this.
WOW get out of my life
Everytime I hear Benedict’s lisp I think my feelings are going to just punch right through my computer screen.
yes this, i love it so so much
when he says “what’s wrong?” in a study in pink (when john’s peeking out the window after having been picked up by mycroft) it comes out as “wong” and i just
:< I like you and think you’re good at life
aw thanks bb <3 it’s just one of those nights, is all. i’ll be fine in the morning.
But it was not your fault but mine.
And it was your heart on the line.