Monday, December 17, 2007

The Royal Pardon -Healing Touch


The Royal Pardon -Healing Touch
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Report: Saudi king pardons rape victim Yahoo News

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has pardoned a female rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes for being alone with a man at the time of the attack who was not related to her, a Saudi newspaper reported Monday.

The case had sparked international outcry. In a rare criticism of its Mideast ally, the White House had expressed its "astonishment" over the woman's sentence. Canada called it barbaric.
Saudi Justice Minister Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Sheik told al-Jazirah newspaper that the pardon does not mean the king doubted the country's judges, but instead acted in the "interests of the people."
"The king always looks into alleviating the suffering of the citizens when he becomes sure that these verdicts will leave psychological effects on the convicted people, though he is convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair," al-Jazirah quoted al-Sheik as saying.
The victim in the case, known only as the "Girl of Qatif" after her hometown in eastern Saudi Arabia, was in a car with a high school friend in 2006 when they were attacked and raped by seven men.
She initially was sentenced in November 2006 to several months in prison and 90 lashes for being alone in a car with a man with whom she was neither related nor married, a violation of the kingdom's strict segregation of the sexes.
The woman, who was 19 at the time of the rape, has said she met the man to retrieve a picture of herself from him because she had recently married.
The court more than doubled the sentence last month to 200 lashes and six months prison in response to her appeal.
President Bush expressed anger at the sentence earlier this month, saying he wondered how he would react if it had been one of his daughters. But he said he had not made his views known directly to the Saudi king, a U.S. ally.
The Justice Ministry has defended the sentence, saying the girl was having an illicit affair with the man.
Al-Sheik told al-Jazirah newspaper Monday that the king was the only official who could issue a pardon, and he did so despite the government's view that the Saudi legal system was "honest" and "fair."
"The king's order consolidates and confirms what is known about the Islamic courts," said al-Sheik. "Efficient judges look into different cases and issue their just verdicts and those convicted have the right to appeal."
The seven men who were convicted of raping both the girl and the man were initially sentenced to jail terms from 10 months to five years. Their sentences were increased to between two and nine years after the appeal.
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Said the Saudi King
Very positive
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I do not doubt the country’s judges
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A pardon to the rape victim of 200 lashes
I forgive
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Top 500 Poets in the World


Top 500 Poets in the World -Poem Hunter
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Most Popular "Poet" Members

List top 500 poet members from: The World ----------------- United States United Kingdom Canada India Australia Philippines South Africa New Zealand China ----------------- Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegowina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Ter.. Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote D'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvin.. Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France France, Metropolitan French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territor.. Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea-bissau Guyana Haiti Heard and Mc Donald Isla.. Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Islamic Republic o.. Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People.. Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic .. Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia, Former Yugosl.. Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia, Federated St.. Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Gr.. Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia (Slovak Republi.. Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia & South Sa.. Spain Sri Lanka St. Helena St. Pierre and Miquelon Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen I.. Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan, Province of Chin.. Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republi.. Thailand Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States United States Minor Outl.. Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State (Holy.. Venezuela Viet Nam Virgin Islands (British) Virgin Islands (U.S.) Wallis and Futuna Island.. Western Sahara Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe order by: popularity full name


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To Flickr Support


To Flickr Support
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

photo courtesy
www.digitalapoptosis.com/archives/lightbox/Racism.jpg

I recieved a message from Flick Support regarding number of Blocks and my reply to them sent through Gmail...
My Reply


I have to bring to your notice that I have been fighting racism on a poetry site called Poem hunter, I have been banned for exposing the culprits who have hacked into my account, and had my account disabled.I have been leading a very isolated photo bloggers life at Flickr, and these blocks are being done on purpose, you must try to be reasonable and understand the situation.I don't go and comment on any Flickr members pictures only those of my friends , and I don't message any Flick member , all my details will be with you to see and investigate , so I think this a baseless accusation..

I use Flickr not for promoting any particular religion, show me a single post of mine where I have intimidated or threatened any single member..or asked to follow my beliefs or religion.I speak of live and let live, I write against spiritual terrorism including that is in the hands of a few disgruntled elements in my own religion too.
If you prove that I am harassing Flickr members I will immediately move away from Flickr..
I write poems on what I have experienced at the hands of racism in poetry..And these blocks show that white racism does exist and is not a figment of my mind..I have been a victim of abuse since the time I joined Poem Hunter and reached the top as Love Poetry Hate Racism and as Firoze Shakir Bollywoods Most Wanted Poet of India.
I fought them alone, as the Poem Hunter Management did not take all this seriously , nor my grievances nor he poems I wrote as Blogs at Flickr Blogspot Wordpress Ipernity..I do not malign Truth , but it is human folks who hate me and my rise as a poet without any academic qualifications..
I have rights , I am a member just as those who have put blocks on me..
I have blocked a few members on grounds of attacks on my religion..Shiasm and their hate remarks to me..I am a poet, blogger photographer.
And I have promoted Photography Poetry Peace .Being a Muslim my pictures are of a photo journalistic nature showing the rituals of my country..
I do not wish to name my attackers or blockers , most of them are names that have been persistently harrasing me from the time I joined Flickrs and Poem Hunter.
I think this is a very unjustified statement from your end.I am also sure you do not and will not promote this act of racialism..
I have no other problem from any member at Flickr save those who have put blocks to stop me from exposing the most cancerous disease on this planet Racialism //
I also placed my Naga Sadhu pictures as Private the moment you sent me a message to moderate them..
I do not promote porn, I am open to dialogue debate and the voice of reason.
But I shall not stop fighting Racism.,.this is my fundamental right .
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Neal Romanek Pro User says:

Thanks for sharing that letter, Firoze. Flickr is a global community and so it may comes as a shock to some people when they are put up against people, beliefs, images, that they would never, ever be exposed to in their local or national media. After the initial shock though, there's is such a wonderful, tremendous opportunity at hand to truly put into practice all those platitudes and principles we have learned from an early age, but which, for most of us, have remained largely theoretical.

What a wonderful chance for us all to really practice understanding, brotherhood, curiosity, enthusiasm, forgiveness, and most importantly love! Is there any more important endeavor? Is there any more exciting adventure?

And thank you, Firoze, for showing me sights and people I never would have seen, never would have known existed, without your images.
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firoze shakir photographerno1 Pro User says:

Thank You Neal
I have learnt much from your pictures too,I thank you for your support and your time .I have no issue with any Flickr member personally, I have suffered much as a poet by a few disgruntled lot who had my accounts disabled at Poem Hunter and are now hounding me at Flickr by placing blocks for exposing their agenda of Hate ..
I have a few months here at Flickr never threatened intimidated any individual here..
I shoot pictures and being a Muslim the major bulk of my images pay tribute to the rich Hindu culture to which I was born...
I have written poems as a reply to individuals who attacked me continously at Poem Hunter Forum..
And continue to do so from their websites at Blogspot..
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davinca says:

I join the post above by Neal; Firoze is an amazing person - he is unique in his perception and expression - I want to see more people like him to be free to show various aspects of life - Firoze shows there is a world beyond capitalism, advertisment, western lifestyle, consumism - a world sometimes vexing, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes amazing, fantastic, sometimes beyond all bearing - a lot what is hidden to come to our consciousness through the (mass) media ... and if you (or the community) watch out his blog you will find a humanitarian context and not - like some blogs I came about - some unilateral glorification of something ...

(seen US-Soldiers with all their armament proudly presenting their deadly weapons - and it was clear this was not a kind of documentation - it was a show off - once when I just remembered one of them what they are going to do with their weapons this person banned me without giving me the opportunity to come into a dialogue - they are simple not able to communicate in words - THESE KIND OF PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS - and I am wondering how many pics with weapons I can find on Flickr!!!???)

for all who wants to know more about racism and discrimination I suggest to look at the gorgeous work of fantastic Jane Elliot
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BennBell says:

This comment is in total support of my friend Firoze Shakir. He is a man of immense talent and integrity. Hi photo journalism highlighting racism and social injustice id unparalleled. I am proud to support his cause and call him my friend,

Benn Bell
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malini2003 says:

This comment is in total support of my friend Firoze Shakir. He is a man of immense talent and integrity. Hi photo journalism highlighting racism and social injustice id unparalleled. I am proud to support his cause and call him my friend,
Poetry and fire togather gathers the dust
In its wake......
Like the horse power of bolting horses
Thunderous shake....
You will find me in poem hunter as poetess malinikadir
In his full support
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"SIR: Poseyal Desposyni and Ron Paul supporter Pro User says:

This comment is my way of thanking FSP for his effort to fight racism on flickr and in other places he finds it, He does this while respecting the free speech rights of others,,,,,, i hav enever seen anything but respect and understanding come from him,,, , I am a Realestate brokers and photojournalist liveing in NEW ORLEANS la usa,,,,,, Racism is a dangrous thing and must be met with strength in order to defend and some day ........
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firoze shakir photographerno1 Pro User says:

Flickr is a community of peace binding all of us in a human chain I am proud to be a part of it, and vow to respect the values of all mankind irrespective of color class or creed.
I thank all of you , Da Vinca Ben Bell Malini Poseyal for your support and kindness against people who are bent on ousting me from Flickr , I have not visited their sites, nor commented on their posts.. They ousted me from Poem Hunter , and I shall fight them tooth and nail.. with the power of my pen and my Flickr Blogs...
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pemh Pro User says:

Firoze, i can't express enough my gratitude for the words and images you share with us and the empathy and compassion which infuses your pictures. you dedication to seeing the end of racism humbles me and makes me feel so small. i should do more. i will do more.
all my love and respect,
paige
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firoze shakir photographerno1 Pro User says:

Thank you Paige for your support and you humble me with your words that is part of your creative and artistic generosity.
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dvl says:

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. Eugene Ionesco

thank you for removing the blinders, Firoze.

xo
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yʘrrik Pro User says:

DVL knows

...and i would like to join the many here in support of Photographerno1 who's interactions with me online have been some of the most open, interesting, and important of all.

So much to be challenged out there and so few people willing to do it.

my hat off to you Firoze.
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firoze shakir photographerno1 Pro User says:

Thank You Dvl and Yorrik for your support..
My fight with people who have put blocks on me was at Poem Hunter, the battle ground was poem hunter from where they got me collectively banned for exposing their activities of racial hate.Now a few of them I presume who are also members here at Flickr are helll bent on getting me thrown out of Flickr..
My fight with them is not as Flickr members but as Poem Hunter members only.These are people who don't like the rise of an Indian poet, a photographer as one of the top of the list of favorite poets..at Poem Hunter..among the TOP 500 Poets too as Firoze Shakir and Love Poetry Hate Racism.

Their contention is that Racism does not exist at poem hunter, and this new attack singling me out again at Flickr is nothing but Racism..I am not a Saint but I am not a Sinner either, if I have caused anyone here at Flickr unintentional hurt I apologize, when I write about Whites its the racist elements I refer to and not the entire Caucasoid race...


firoze
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The Hijda a Body Without a Soul


The Hijda a Body Without a Soul
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

a body looted by time and destiny
pain painlessness cacophony
traveling a distance
man dressed as woman
transgender irony
blind gouged out eyes
soulless melancholy

The Hijda in a Trance


The Hijda in a Trance
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

metaphoric melancholy
man woman matrix of dichotomy
born a man and yet not free
hero and also heroine
of my eunuch poetry

Whirlpool of Chaotic Cacophony


Whirlpool of Chaotic Cacophony
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

each drop of surrendered sorrow reminds
love and passion of living binds
you yesterdays will
catch up
with your today
like a silhouette from behind..
cosmic consciousness
the heart beat of the mind

Dancing Silks


Dancing Silks
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

crystals of love
as they dance on
the waters brow
reflections
of gods
bounty
to which they bow
hope and harmony
they bestow

Eid Ul Fitr Namaz Bandra Station 2018

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