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2/12/19 – Uighur leaders warn China’s actions could be ‘precursors to genocide‘ (article from 12/8/18)

An estimated one million Muslims are being held in detention camps in Xinjiang by the Chinese government as part of a sweeping crackdown on the rights of the minority group.

The authorities in Beijing call the camps “vocational training centres”, saying those detained within them are taught language, culture and vocational skills. In August, the UN called for the immediate release of people from the camps, saying they had received many credible reports that a million ethnic Uighurs were held in what resembled a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”.

‘Mass murder cannot be ruled out’

Turkel cited James Millward, a historian at Georgetown University, who called cultural cleansing of Uighurs “Beijing’s attempt to find a final solution to the Xinjiang problem”. Turkel said: “those of us who are students of history know what that means. We’ve seen how it ends when a government or an authoritarian leader promotes that sort of ideology”, saying the Communist party of China had likened Uighurs to “a cancerous tumour”.

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2/3/19 – ‘A Nightmare’: Inside the Brooklyn Jail With Little Heat or Electricity

The inmates were held in cramped cells that had no electricity and were frigid cold. Vents in the ceiling were stuffed with clothing or cardboard to keep out icy air. At 2 p.m., the jail population had not yet been fed.

Those were the conditions described on Saturday by elected officials in New York City who had visited a federal jail on the Brooklyn waterfront, Metropolitan Detention Center, where more than 1,600 inmates have been largely confined to their freezing, dark cells for nearly a week, since an electrical fire partially cut off power to the jail, prompting management to cancel visits and place inmates on lockdown.

“The situation is really, really a nightmare,” said Representative Nydia M. Velázquez, a Democrat whose district includes the jail. “It is like living in a closet without lights.” –> Read the Full Article

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12/15/18 – The Grim Reality of the Brothels in Pompeii

Brothels in Pompeii were decorated with murals depicting erotic and exotic scenes: but the reality was far more brutal and mundane. –> Read the Full Article

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Such a devastating loss. Earlier today, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, perhaps the most famous monument of Medieval European architecture, suffered a massively destructive fire that engulfed much of the building and destroyed large sections of the structure, including the complete obliterations of the central spire. It is a sad day for France and for the world. President Macron has said the worst has been avoided, as the two main towers were mostly left unharmed, and he has vowed that they will rebuild Notre Dame. At moments like these, we remember that we are not at the end of history, with everything set in its final place, but rather, we are living in the midst of history ongoing, and nothing in this world lasts forever. Of the original Seven Wonders of the World, only one, the Giza Pyramids, remains standing. Notre Dame has suffered damage before, and has been restored. We can only hope that the building can be salvaged in part and perhaps one day be returned to something close to its former glory. #NotreDame
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The #Amazing 5th period #APWorld class doing some #ModelUnitedNations simulation of the #UNSCOP to try to solve the issue of what to do with the British Mandate of Palestine. As one might imagine, there was quite a lively discourse. After four days of debate, negotiation, and compromise, the committee voted on and passed one of the two proposed resolutions. Unfortunately, war broke out anyway, highlighting the delicate nature of international diplomacy that is often accompanied by a sense of futility. Nice try, guys. #Israel #Palestine #Zionism #UnitedNations #Partition #1947 #1948 #1967 #Nakba #IsraeliIndependence #SixDayWar #BalfourDeclaration #QuestionOfPalestine #Salaam #Shalom #Peace
Most people don’t know very much about Central Asia. It very often gets sort of skipped over. But historically, Central Asia was a major crossroads of civilization. Take a look at this actually pretty legit map I found from the January 2017 Regents exam. It does a very nice job of showing the physics geography of the region clearly and simply. #SilkRoad #IndoEuropeans #Turkistan #Turkic #EasternIranian #Pamir #Tocharian #TarimBasin #TaklamakanDesert #Steppe #EurasianSteppe #CentralAsia #AryanMigration #Huns #WhiteHuns #Kushans #Bukhara #Samarkhand #AltaiMountains #RIPAralSea #AralSea
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Fatima al Fihriya: Founder of the World’s First University . . It’s all thanks to Fatima al-Fihri that universities around the world exist. After founding the world’s first known university, the University of al-Qarawiyyin, a centre of higher education, it ultimately paved the way for modern universities around the globe. . What did she do? . Fatima al-Fihri was a Muslim woman from Tunisia who founded the first known university more than 1,000 years ago: the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco. Guinness World Records acknowledges it as the oldest existing and continually operating educational institution in the world. . Much of the information about al-Fihri’s early life is lost to time, but we do know that she was born into a wealthy merchant family who prized education – even for women. Fatima and her sister, Mariam, were well schooled and devoutly religious. In the early 9th century, the al-Fihri family, along with many other Arabic people, left Tunisia and emigrated to Fez – considered a bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis by the standards of the time. When her father died, Fatima inherited his fortune. The sisters then decided to invest the money in something that would benefit their local community. . In 859 CE, al-Fihri decided that a place of higher learning was much needed in the city and founded the al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, naming it after her hometown. She oversaw construction of the building – 30 metres long with a courtyard, prayer hall, library and schoolrooms. . In the beginning, the educational part of al-Qarawiyyin offered courses in religious instruction and the Qur’an, but its curriculum gradually expanded into Arabic grammar, mathematics, music, medicine and astronomy, and then began conferring degrees on its graduates. The university swiftly became a famous spiritual and educational centre, visited by scholars and intellectuals from all over the world. Al-Fihri attended lectures there until her later years. . Why was she a trailblazer? . [more in comments] . #Fatima #FatimaAlFihri #FatimaAlFihriyya #FatimaAlFihriya #University #WomensHistory #WomensHistoryMonth #IslamicHistory #NorthAfricanHistory #MoroccanHistory

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