The Near Eastern and Semitic Studies Information Archive (NESSIA) is a digital library which aims to provide a collection of documents, books and images that are related to the Near East as well as Semitic studies. The goal is to position themselves as a useful resource for students, academicians as well as the average person interested in these subjects to visit the site and use their collection as a source for their references.
It must now be recognized that the Muslim world is an integral component of the Semitic tradition. For too long have the 1.5 billion Muslims who make up 1/4 of this planet’s popluation been excluded due to either lack of understanding or outright religious discrimination. NESSIA is thus a pioneering step from the Muslim world into the sphere of Orientalism. The primary goal of NESSIA is to promote understanding of the Muslim world, the religion of Islam, the Arabic language all in the context of the Semitic linguistic, religious and cultural tradition.
Americans are in furious debate over gun control laws. Honestly I don’t expect things in the US to change anytime soon, because as long as Americans hold on to the attitude that owning guns is a “right” (regardless of the fact that it can and has been abused before), we will be hearing more mass-murder incidents by individuals on civilians.
Although it was just the last match of the competition in the group stage, the atmosphere was very intense as this was a do-or-die mission for our boys in blue. But at the end, defending champions Malaysia booked their place in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup and sent Indonesia crashing out of the competition with a 2-0 win over them at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
Now it’s time to face Thailand, and I hope we will do well against them.
I pointed this out several months ago in a blog post at House of Ideas entitled See the difference? and needless to mention, it elicited little response from the Texan motherfucker Rob Jones. Since my Digital Point Forums account has been unbanned, and I know that any postings I make here will appear in the forum, I have decided to do a little link-baiting here and connect this blog to the original blog post I made earlier.
There’s no need to repost the comparison photos either, a link is good enough. I am sure it is bound to send the decrepit old man in flames…assuming if he sees the feed from a forum thread of mine, eh Robber Bones?