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Madrassas, Terrorists, Students and Such

The issue of madrassas playing a breeding ground for terrorists has come up again. i say again, because i recall an article that i read in The Times quite a while ago, i think arnd July 2003. It was an eye opener, as the journalist had drawn out many things regarding these madrassas, most importantly, he outline the fact that most of the students in the schools were recruited when they were just 7 or 8, and then went on to spend close to 8 years in those schools.
Hence, I would not be surprised if what is being experienced now is just the tip of the iceberg i.e. there is more to come.
The ans lies, i believe in finding out what drives those children or their parents to suscribe to religious schools. Ofcourse, religion is the main drive, bt what could be the second best reason. I was surfing through the BBC worldservice page, and came across an article that seemed to be an answer. Called View's from Inside Islam's Schoolshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/4715235.stm
it fea…

Man in Black

Woke up today sick from last nites clubbing. I knew i was going to get sick soon enough, my throat felt clogged wit a whole load of shit, bt i didn't think that it would strike this soon. Took a couple of tablets n things chilled for a bit, and at nite before i went to sleep, it came back. Took a lil nap, after a call from the parents who expressed their anxiety saying that it could be dengue.
And i had a dream, a guy in black who i'd met on the street, looking at me and warning me tht i was going to die, and that it was gonna be awhile before anyone found me. I woke up wit a startle, and walked arnd the appartment, which is when i realized that there was no one in the appartment. i was alone, and i thought i got what he meant when he said that it was gonna be awhile before anyone found me. I was gonna die alone.
I freaked out, i started crying, panting as well. Because i was so scared, i don't remember being that scared of imaginary dream characters since i had that dream o…

Another Day at Uni

Ok so far the count looks absolutely amazing! And the reason behind that, is well, been to all my classes so far. That in itself speaks volumes.. don't know how far this is going to go.. but i'm happy.

I think really, all u really need to do anything is the intent, past that it's as easy as u can say chop suey...man listened to that song after friggin fcking ages today.. esp after nik asked fr nice rock songs n that popped into my head. Gave me the fervour required to get my ass here and well, write, nt to mention find out that John Wyndham's short sci-fi story that i read oh so long ago in sayfol was.. well, called Dumb Martian. I really wish i can get my hands on it, and wit the THOL lib being abt the most underqupped library, esp when it comes to sci-fi writing, and even worse when it comes to reviews of sci-fi writing, i can only wish myself the best of luck!

the trouble wit ME is...

the trouble wit me is...

i trust too much, n then i don't trust AT all
i have no ego, n then that's all i have
i cannot say sorry, n i cannot forgive
i do not forget n rather i ignore
ignore ne thing long enough thn it goes away
i need to get to the middle part.

And that's all the trouble wit me i have.

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And she dropped frm heavan, baneful apple being education.....

ha ha. Apple drop~ Newton~ gravity...
frame of me frigging thought la.

I should sleep. My head is killin me. I dunno why i'm posting this, bt i think i'm a lil wee bit delirious frm lack of sleep. so i shall jes post it ne ways.

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Questions:

Plato:
love a (divine) madness, a natural, if not wholly desirable, emotional imbalance.

Mary Wollstonecraft: In what does man's pre-eminence over the brute creation consist? The answer is as clear as that a half is less than the whole; in Reason. (The Vindication of the Rights of Women 1792)

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Plato gave the world the oldest remaining written account of Atlantis, in Critias, recorded circa 370 BC. By his account, Poseidon, god of the sea, sired five pairs of male twins with mortal women. Poseidon appointed the eldest of these sons, Atlas the Titan, ruler of his beautiful island domain.

Atlas became the personification of the mountains or pillars that held up the sky. Plato described Atlantis as a vast island-continent west of the mediterranean, surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. The Greek word Atlantis means the island of Atlas, just as the word Atlantic means the ocean of Atlas. Atlantis was governed in …