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🇲🇾 news 

So it turns out that they're talking about how WhatsApp admins can go to jail for failing to stop the spread of seditious materials.

Wow, that'll stop rumour-mongering.

it's for 🇲🇾 tv dramas, btw. i mean, i don't think hijabs are bad, but you don't SLEEP in them. some of those hijabs use pins to hold themselves up. mad arrr, sleep with pins.

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the language patterns of 🇵🇭 telenovelas are so fascinating — they don't shy from code-switching, up to the point, i think, it becomes a class marker?

in comparison to 🇮🇩's sinetron, where the language is more casual, but less inclusion from English or other colonial languages

vs say 🇲🇾 dramas, where the language can become practically stilted or overtly-formal, unless you're Westernised (and immoral).

but fuck tho, they're showing women sleeping in hijabs now. that's stupid.

shit man I want maggi goreng, but a maggi goreng that couldn't possibly exist. A Platonic Maggi Goreng.

I don't even want to eat it. I just want to feel it in my mouth.

LOOK AT THAT SEXY RAMEN AND THAT SEXY CHICKEN

SO SPRINGY HEY BABY I'D EAT YOU UP UNF UNF UNF

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before I napped, I read this article, which is an interesting writeup on how a particular brand of instant ramen in Indonesia became ubiquitous in Nigeria:

vice.com/en_au/article/how-ind

IDK tho, but I look at the pic and I think to myself (nsfw'd for your protection)—

ohhhhh my goddddd I want noodlessssssss

octodon.social/media/Nmvhle5mT

I'm going to take a nap and see if I can regain my equilibrium to toot mundane shit again.

At least lunch was decent.

whitesplaning, religion, Islam 

I saw “we”, because I'm referring to not only 🇮🇩, 🇲🇾, 🇸🇬, 🇹🇭 and 🇵🇭.

We have regional security concerns that overlap with each other, and have more in common with each other than the Middle East.

But we're not isolated from that. For example, Abu Sayyaf, a terror / kidnap group that operates on 🇵🇭 and 🇲🇾 borders, has pledge allegiance to Da'esh.

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whitesplaning, religion, Islam 

Please note that these are SIMPLIFICATIONS, and even I get the details wrong, because I'm far from the conflict.

While Islam originated from the Middle East, the biggest Muslim population isn't there.

It's in Indonesia.

Our regional and security concerns are slightly different. But inter-related.

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whitesplaning, religion, Islam 

These people are different from, say, Hezbollah and groups financed by Iran. Iran is Shi'a. Sunnis want to kill Shi'a. As a result, there are Shi'as who respond with violence and warfare.

Assad is an ally to the Iranians, but mostly because he fights Sunni groups like Da'esh.

The biggest Sunni group that “finances” Sunni extremism is… the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Which is a creation of the British, and are staunch American and UK allies.

Uncomfortable, isn't it?

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whitesplaning, religion, Islam 

Protip: Takfiri Salafists, I call them that because they engage in excommunicating Muslims, i.e. calling Muslims “kuffar”.

They do this so that they can justify killing them, enslaving them, etc.

Also, they hate the Shi'a and Ahmadi Muslims, and god help you if you're Sufi in any way.

They'll even kill religious scholars who disagree with them.

You'll hear the term “Khawarij” used on them, because, yes, they're first group who did this sort of shit.

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non-consensual sex, deception, counter-insurgency, 

There are MEN who spent DECADES sleeping with women and FATHERING CHILDREN who then disappear and oh! It turns out they were cops infiltrating these spaces. You telling me that cops can't hide their privilege and power? Are you stupid?

whitesplaning, religion, Islam 

I can't believe I just had a white person come to me talking about Boko Haram and Da'esh and using them as a point.

YOU COULD HAVE USED THE LORD'S CHRISTIAN ARMY OR HUTAREE AND I'D HAVE HAD A HARDER TIME REFUTING THEIR ARGUMENT, BUT YOU COME TO ME WITH RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGIES I AM FAMILIAR WITH????

DON'T YOU KNOW HOW TO ARGUE WITH PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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whitesplaning, religion, Islam 

Don't… come… to… me… talking… about… my… religion… and… experience… like… you… know… what… you're… talking… about.

You come to me talking about takfiri Salafis like you know shit? Fuck you. You don't.

islamophobia 

like your 44th President was dogged by rumours of how because of the religion his FATHER was born into, which his father had RENOUNCED— rather conclusively, I thought! of how he's unfit to be President because of the religion he isn't even an adherent to!

THE FUCKING PRESIDENT!

you can't dismiss this

BECAUSE YOU ELECTED THE FUCKER WHO WAS ONE OF THE LOUDEST PROPONENT OF THIS INTO THE OFFICE OF THE 45TH PRESIDENT!

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white people making bad analogies 

don't come to me and whine about how prejudice against a class of people empowered by the state is the same as discrimination against a class of people that have been othered.

are you kidding me??? what next, white people are subject to racism? men are subject to sexism? cisphobia is real???

are you kidding me????

on the plus side, today both kids decided it would be fun to use Daddy as a springboard to jump off to bed.

that was nice. they're getting so big.

my back is so sore.

mental health, 🇲🇾 news 

right now it feels like I'm swimming in a sea of toxicity and I'm so damn tired. it doesn't help that today was just draining.

you'll excuse me if i don't want to engage.

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death, rape culture, 🇲🇾 news 

case in point:

girl discovers secret chat group of boys in college who talk about raping freshies, reports to college, gets rape threats...

... and then drops out because the college won't do shit and she's getting direct rape threats now.

says.com/my/news/girl-who-twee

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