Montée de l’extrémisme religieux dans le monde Arabe

Je suis indignée, dégoûtée. Les pays arabes et musulmans sont de plus en plus proie à une montée de l’extrémisme religieux et à la radicalisation de la majorité de la société. La “populasse” est de plus en plus violente, de plus en plus fermée, de plus en plus psychopathe. Cet article ne parle pas des vrais musulmans comme j’en connais beaucoup, ces personnes croyantes, qui n’ont rien à prouver, qui travaillent sur leur foi et leurs actes pour devenir meilleurs, qui respectent les autres et la diversité. Je ne parle pas de ces personnes, je parle de toutes les autres personnes… Les plus nombreuses aujourd’hui malheureusement.

Que ce soit ISIS, Daech (et toutes les personnes qui pensent que ces groupes armés défendent la religion musulmane), le chaos en Lybie, en Syrie avec les djihadistes, la massacre de Charlie Hebdo, la polémique sur le film Much Loved de Nabil Ayouch, et celle qui a suivi contre le festival Mawazine sous prétexte que le concert de Jennifer Lopez (et de Placebo) était une atteinte au respect et à la religion du pays; les 37 morts à la plage de Sousse en Tunisie, le “No bikini” sur nos plages alors que jamais, dans l’histoire du Maroc, une telle atteinte à la liberté des autres à été revendiquée (signe que l’on est pour ce qui c’est passé à Sousse), l’arrestation des deux jeunes femmes au souk d’Inzegane récemment au Maroc à cause des robes qu’elles portaient, le lynchage brutale et barbare contre un présumé homosexuel à Fès… Les droits de l’homme, dans le monde Arabe, n’ont jamais été aussi mal.

Trop de marocains se prennent pour des prophètes en critiquant la vie privée des autres, leur croyances et mode de vie, quand ils ne se prennent pas pour Dieu lui même ! 

En tant que marocaine, je me retrouve de plus en plus piégée au sein d’une société qui était avant connue pour son ouverture d’esprit, son respect de l’autre, sa cohabitation avec la différence… Mais de plus en plus que les pays extérieurs gagnent en liberté, nous autres musulmans, avons peur. Oui, peur de perdre notre identité, notre religion. Alors ils s’obscurcissent, se referment, deviennent agressifs, fous. Au lieu de s’intéresser à des sujets bien plus importants, on cherche à imiter l’Iran et l’Arabie Saoudite (on deviendra exactement comme eux, en apparence religieux mais capable du pire) et devenir un pays ou une seule manière de vivre (celle qui respecte leurs idéaux seuls et pas ceux des autres) a le droit de foisonner. Pour paraître bon musulman, on commence à argumenter les crimes, à argumenter le fait qu’on critique la vie personnelle et privée des citoyens. On se comporte comme des ayattolahs radicaux, des prophètes qui ont tout les droits, quand on ne se prend pas pour Dieu lui même ! La plus grande excuse est “Dieu nous a dit de défendre la religion et de ne pas laisser opérer le mal”. Premièrement, on défend la religion en étant bon musulman, et le bon musulman se doit d’accepter les différences culturelles et religieuses des autres.Non pas en étant extrémistes et têtus : je crois que faire ceci est mal, donc tu ne le fais pas parce que je te le dis, si tu n’acceptes pas, tu meurs !

Le pire, c’est notre gouvernement, encore plus con et arriéré, qui a peur de la foule, de la  masse rétrograde, et qui défend cet extrémisme de plus en plus agressif et hors de contrôle. C’est une honte. C’est que le problème réside dans les têtes, on a tous des croyances, mais les marocains aujourd’hui, et les musulmans en général, pensent défendre ses croyances alors que tout ce qu’ils font est de libérer les criminels, les assoiffés de sang et de haine qui sont en eux, d’opprimer tout ceux qui pensent ou vivent différemment. Ceci n’a jamais été l’islam, l’islam est une question personnelle, une question de conviction  qui n’a besoin ni qu’on tue en son nom, ni qu’on opprime les minorités en son nom, ni qu’on oblige un pays entier à penser et vivre ‘de la bonne manière’ afin de se sentir musulman entier et confirmé. C’est un vrai bordel dans les esprits des gens, réveillez vous nom de Dieu. Pourquoi tant de haine ? Si on donnait le choix au Marocain lambda, il voterait pour un pays rétrograde, fermé, islamiste intégriste… mais irait vivre dans un pays laïc et ouvert, la France, l’Italie ou les états unis par exemple. C’est à n’y rien comprendre : ce marocain admire les autres pays qui respectent les droits de l’homme, il est impressionné par la diversité religieuse, culturelle, ethnique… au sein d’un même pays, mais pourtant voit cela d’un mauvais œil au sein de sa patrie.  Continue reading

Universal and human energy part1

Hey folks! Today’s post is all about energy. I’ve been reading many books and articles about this matter and it has been one of my primary interests lately. And the reason behind this relatively new interest of mine is that I came to realize, and truly believe in the old saying “Everything around us, and in us, is energy”.

The universe is made up of matter and energy. Matter is pretty straightforward and easy to grasp, but energy is a bit more abstract. Everything has its own energy waves (talking about waves is more of a metaphor from my behalf, there is no certain proof that the energy flows in waves, or in circles, or in all directions at once… all we know is that it does flow), everything gives-reflects energy or absorbs it, and to some extent leave a certain energetical impact. I wanted to write today’s post so i can talk about this really interesting phenomenon that is taken so lightly by scientists and especially people who don’t acknowledge this in their every day life. And that is where the problems occur, when we ignore energy, or deny it, we can’t control it anymore; almost like it becomes independent from us. That is the main reason behind so many of today’s society problems: wars, anger, hate, fear… So what is energy in the first place ? It’s a hard question to tackle, but I’m going to try to as much as I can in a series of articles about this topic. This is episode 1 everyone, so get on board with me as I study and research and question and dive into the wisdom of energy, in all its forms.

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My 2015 summer bucketlist

Hey folks ! If you enjoyed last year’s bucketlist post, I have another one just for you this summer. It’s a new year, therefore, there are new and exciting goals on my bucketlist. Without any further delay, here are the 50 things I want to do this summer :

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1) Watch 7 tv shows

2) Finish writing my book

3) Have someone special read it exclusively and tell me what they think

4) Create a giant painting

5) Work free-lance

6) Learn C++ language

7) Volunteer at an association/ngo

8) Read 23 books

9) Get the six packs i always dreamed of (4 to go)

10) Astral project

11) Do more lucid dreams

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30 Random acts of kindness to do this Ramadan

My first year of Graphic design studies is officially over, I passed my finals and kissed hello this summer. Today is the first day of Ramadan, so I wanted to first wish all muslim people a happy Ramadan, may this month be a time for transcendence, redemption and goodness. To everyone else, I wish lots and lots of happiness, love, health and dream-oriented energy. For this special occasion, I want to make a post about 30 random acts of kindness, one for each day of the month. Because Ramadan isn’t just about the food or prayers, but all of it plus much more reflexion and intentions, there are many actions that we could do daily to help the world be a little bit less darker and most importantly, to help ourselves be a little bit less darker. And to everyone not doing this Ramadan, here are 30 random acts of kindness the universe needs asap from each and every single person around.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

 “Every act of goodness is charity.”

He also said “Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many…enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms-all of these are charity prescribed for you.” He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.”

1) Don’t butt-in or give advice and opinions when you’re not asked for it. Have confidence in others; trust that they are fully capable of being in charge of their own lives. This one is extremely important because so many people nowadays just can’t seem to understand it. Try to take care of your own business and stop thinking that the universe needs your opinion, advice and perception of the current situations. If someone asks for your opinion and advice, give them all you have and express yourself freely, but if no one does, just mind your own problems.

2) Write a thank you note and express your gratitude to someone who has made your life better. It can be your parents, a friend, a relative, your teacher, a mentor… Anyone who inspired you in your life and helped you through a difficult time. Saying thank you is a thing, while giving them a hand written thank you letter is a completely different thing, it will make their day, and yours as well. Here’s a website for great e-cards.

3) Give 10 compliments a day. I’m talking about genuine, honest and original compliments that people will remember and that can shift a person’s mood completely. Remember having a really bad day, and then hearing something so good and genuine about yourself that you almost forgot you had it, but now that you remembered, you have that ‘extra’ that could help you move rocks.

4) Hold the door open for someone behind you. It can’t get easier than that.

Kristen Dunst for Terry Richardson

5) Greet people with a smile and an enthusiastic hello. You can do this in person as well as over the phone. People will appreciate your warm reception of them and feel welcomed. Smiling at strangers and saying hi is the easiest random act of kindness you can pull off.

6) Talk to at least one old friend of yours every week. It can be on Facebook or over the phone, but the most important part is to keep in touch with these people who once made a part of the life road with you, ask how they’re doing, tell them you missed them.

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7 ways to be happy and change the world at the same time

Hey there internet,

One thing that we all have to understand is that we change the world simply by being in it. The nature of that change is up to us, either we want it to be a positive change or a negative one. Our impact is what makes us the person we are. To be happy, and fully satisfied, we have to keep working on our impact, and be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

  • Never do, say or act in a way that can hurt people. Everyone is going through a struggle we know nothing about, furthermore, “what goes around comes around”. Karma is real, what we do comes back to us, no matter how long it takes to come back : it will. Be that person that kills everyone with kindness. People can forget just about everything you said or did to them, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel, so think about the impact you have on people before acting. Being an asshole will only make your life worse, because you made other people suffer, you are more likely to meet people who will make you suffer in ways you never even thought of before. Like they say in Wiccan beliefs “An it harm none, do as ye will”.
  • Be thankful for what you have, and don’t get envious for what you don’t. There’s a proverb that sums up this idea, and that also invites us to enjoy the simplest things in the world that are at the same time what life is all about (and guess what my blog’s title is… exactly, simplicity) : “In the hope of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” (Albert Schweitzer)

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Things i’m grateful for this month

If we woke up someday with just the things we were thankful for the day before, i think most of us would wake up with nothing, or wouldn’t wake up at all. Today’s post is just a small shout out to God, he’s just awesome. Don’t you know him ? Okay, let’s call it universe. So today, I am thankful for :

  • All the love i’m getting from the universe, all the support, all the help, all the smiles, all the good encounters, all the luck, all the possibilites…

  • My amazing health that still functions even with all the miseries i make my body go through on a daily basis, i’m almost an experiment on how much sleep deprivation, junk eating and weird molecules can affect human beings. But so far, so good. I do sports, so that keeps me safe.

  • Studying what i love (graphic design) in a one of a kind art school in Morocco, ESAVM.

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Xena and female role model

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Do you remember how campy and wonderful Xena: Warrior Princess was? It’s one of my favorite tv shows of the 90s. Xena is without any doubt the strongest female character i know and I can even say that she’s my biggest female role model of ALL TIME. Everyone has a super hero, a role model they want to someday be able to look, sound and be like. Well, mine is Xena. She is everything I would want to be as a woman. She is cunning, sarcastic, sexy and a complete badass. Xena is a strong, determined, independent and clever woman who uses her strength to get through the obstacles and help people in need. Set in a mythological fantasy version of Ancient Greece, infamous princess warrior Xena has a dark history and sets out on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins. Somehow, the reasons why I adore greek mythology and strong women so much nowadays is because of that show (and the costumes,  gosh, have you seen the costumes?)

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