shocking act of terror.As a Muslim,an Arab & a Saudi condemn this.No matter the religion & origin of the attacker.
Oh my God!!! The number of self-immolations in Tunisia:
2 in 2010
91 in 2011
63 in 2012
11 in 2013
Source: Mosaique FM. But they have not reported on the number of deaths.
Adel Khadri, a 27-year-old cigarette street vendor set himself on fire on Tunis’ main street Habib Bourguiba Avenue on March 12, 2013. According to eye witnesses, Khadri shouted: “This is a young man who sells cigarettes because of unemployment,” before flames consumed his body. Khadri passed away early this morning at Ben Arous’ Burns Hospital.
"@docjazzmusic: Symbolic? We are already drowning in symbolism. Give us back our land, our rights, our freedom, not a ‘symbolic’ gesture u call a ‘state’."
"@docjazzmusic: While they support ‘Israel’ politically, economically & militarily, they support Palestine symbolically. And we’re supposed to cheer."
"@muiz: UN is a shining beacon of why words are so hollow & actions substantive. So much verbal support for #Palestine - so little tangible action"
"@livefromgaza: Ramallah is not my capital, Jerusalem is. And ALL of Palestine is my homeland. NO to #Palestine194"
At the UN General Assembly meeting last night, 138 countries technically voted in favour of naming Palestine the world’s 194th state by accepting its status as a non-member state at the world body.
The upgrade of Palestine from an “entity” to a “non-member state” at the United Nations received a lukewarm reaction from netizens - who asked what a ‘symbolic’ gesture like recognising Palestine at the United Nations would do to Palestinians, particularly those living under Israeli occupation and refugees.
Not a day goes by without a black African suffering from racial abuse. The most often-used insult is “Guira Guira,” which, according to some means in a local dialect “big monkey”. For many Tunisians, we black Africans are savages.