What is the difference between Information and Misinformation?
INFORMATION: Facts provided or learned about something or someone.
Example: ‘a vital piece of information’
Synonyms: details, particulars, facts, figures, statistics, data
MISINFORMATION: False or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive.
Example: ‘nuclear matters are often entangled in a web of secrecy and misinformation’
Synonyms: disinformation, false information, misleading information, deception
Conclusion: “Zakat is a pillar of the deen. Do not allow this pillar to become a weapon against the deen.
Avoid National Zakat Foundation.”
via NZF: “Give Zakat Locally” to Counter-Extremists, Deformists and Purveyors of Pro-Israel Activism?
Goodbye ‘Religion Causes War’ Argument.
Meaning is everything. If you’re not getting is right, you’re getting it wrong
A typo, or typographical error, is a fairly commonplace thing and an inherent danger of the printed word. Historically such errors have at times produced catastrophic and very costly results. The lack of a hyphen in some computer coding cost NASA hundreds of millions of dollars in an aborted rocket launch and there are many more such examples. But by far the worst and most deadly typo in history is that of the Mardin fatwa written originally by Ibn Taymiyya (d 1328) who was from the Mardin area of Turkey at the time of the Mongol invasion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Taymiyyah
To scholars and students of this subject, this fatwa problem is well known, but for many who are not familiar with the subject, it is worth revisiting here as the fatwa is suddenly of immense topicality. The text was, and is still used by many militant terroristic groups to support and justify their killings of countless numbers of innocent…
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A great quote from David Rosser Owen‘s Facebook page:
I think I ought to start my own “Atlas Shrugs”-type website, dedicated to exposing Russia, its literature, history, and religion.
I’m as well qualified as Ms Geller. I don’t have any Russian to speak of, and what little I had I’ve largely forgotten. But, and here’s the cruncher, I read a bad English translation (from a French translation) by Clara Bell of Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy’s “Voyna i Mir” (War and Peace) back in the 1960s, and I saw one or two episodes of the BBC TV series “War and Peace” (Anthony Hopkins as Pierre) in the early 1970s.
So, like all those people who have no Arabic and have never really read the Quran and hence their ability to tell the world about Islam and Muslims, I’m eminently qualified to pontificate about Lt Col Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin KGB (retd), the Russian Orthodox Church, Russian attitudes to the Far East and Eastern Europe, and late 19th Century Russian literature about the Napoleonic War.
It should be a bust. All sorts of people who also know bugger all about Russia will be quoting me. I’ll become the main source of knowledge about Russia for the members of various British political parties. I might even get the French to expel all Russians and people with Russian surnames,… and ban the wearing of the ushanka.
I’ll be famous.
You are free to take a range of stances. If I disagree with you (or you with me) it doesn’t necessarily mean that I am against you (or you against me).
Why is this video important?
- The speaker is a Jewish son of an Izraeli general.
- The speaker was born and raised in Izrael
- The speaker’s own 13-year old niece was killed by suicide bombers (watch from 28:20)
- This is a Jewish perspective (albeit not a Zcionist version) on the history of modern Izrael
- This is not a religious Jewish perspective, but a secular Jewish perspective
Put ego’s aside for a more earnest search towards a viable starting point…
Why do I use the word ‘Izrael‘ and Zcionism‘? Please click here. Continue reading