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Save My Father Hector Aleem
by Mehwish Aleem

At a time that the United Nations calls Switzerland's ban on new minarets "clearly discriminatory and deeply divisive," and the whole world is condemning the Swiss for their vote, I would like to bring to the attention of the world my plight.

My name is Mehwish Aleem and my father (Hector Aleem) is a human rights activist in Pakistan. He has been working as a human rights activist since 1996. He is running an NGO with the name of PEACE WORLDWIDE. Hector Aleem has worked for Christians and Muslims without prejudice. But today he is in jail and could be killed at any time.

My father was working for a church destroyed by CDA (capital development authority) in Islamabad Pakistan. The church was destroyed because according to CDA it was built illegally. The charge was false.

There are many mosques in Islamabad (the capital of Pakistan) that are built with no permit, but no one will dare to touch them. For example, there was a vacant lot near my house and a Maulvi (Muslim leader) started to build a mosque on it. The land belonged to an absentee owner. When the owner learned about it, he started to destroy the illegally built mosque on his property. Hundreds of Muslims rioted and threatened to kill the owner of the land. As the result he give up his land in order to save his life. The government did not intervene. Churches on the other hand are destroyed by the governments' own agents.

When Hector Aleem objected to the destruction of the church he faced with several lawsuits ranging from fraud to criminal charges. He fought all of them in the courts and proved his innocence.

His opponents tried to assassinate him several times. The Maulvies threatened him that if he continues to work for the church they would kill him and his sons, and would force his dughters to convert to Islam.

During this time Hector Aleem received a Peace award by Mr. Yousaf Raza Gillani the prime minister of Pakistan. One month later, on 21st January, 2009 he was arrested by the police. They severely beat him and tortured him mentally and physically. After 24 hours of not knowing what were the charges, we were told that his offence is blasphemy, a charge that caries death penalty in Pakistan.

According to the first information report someone sent a blasphemous message to a leader of Sunni Tehreek (a Muslim extremist organization) and that sender had once contacted my father. So my father is guilty by association. Since they could not find the offender, they arrested my father.

Hector Aleem, is 51 years old and is a heart patient. He is not allowed to take his medication and is denied visitation. During his trial a large mob gathered in front of the court chanting slogans against him and threatened the judge that if he releases my father they will kill him themselves and they will destroy the court and will also kill the judge and the lawyer who defended my father. Under the mob's pressure, the judge refused bail. The lawyer of the plaintiffs, who is a Maulvi, told the judge that if he releases my father, he (my father) will be killed as soon as he steps outside the court.

Then on 24 June 2009, chief justice of Pakistan Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudry granted my father bail, but the Maulvies lodged many other criminal cases against him so that he cannot come out.

Hector Aleem is still in jail. It is one year since his capture. The police are in cahoots with the Maulvies. Once two policemen went to my father's cell and told him that even if he is granted a bail they will not let a blasphemer out. They will lodge so many cases against him that he will not be able to bear them. Soon after that they proceeded to lodge more charges against my father. They used to take him to the police station every fifteen days, where they beat him and torture him in front of the Maulvies and the Taliban.

I am begging for help. I plead to all those who champion the right of Muslims to build more minarets to also care about the minorities in Islamic countries. We are fighting for our lives. Are Muslim minarets more important than our lives of non-Muslims?

Please sign my petition. Please write to the Pakistani authorities listed bellow and ask them to release my father Hector Aleem as soon as possible. He is not guilty of any crime and the accusations of blasphemy that are made against him are false. They want to destroy him because he objected to the destruction of a church.

Today, all our family is in hiding. All of us have received death threats. My siblings and I have left our studies and hide for our safety. There is no future for us in our country. If my father is released he will be killed by the mob. We need to get out of Pakistan. Please help us if you can. We don't know where to turn and whom to ask for help.

There is so much hoo-ha about the ban of minarets in Switzerland, but will anyone hear our cry?

Please make our cry reach to the ears of those who care more for human life than building minarets. We have done nothing wrong. Our only crime is to be Christians in an Islamic country.

Please contact these authorities and tell them to release my father. They know Hector Aleem is innocent, they are afraid of the mob. Your concern will give them the excuse to act.

Please also sign this petition

Please digg this article so it can be read by more people. The more people know about it and write to the Pakistani authorities, the more are the chances that my father is set free.
Thanks you for your concern.

Some of these addresses have emails; others have fax and phone numbers. Please contact them all and save our lives.

Asif Ali Zardari
President of Pakistan
publicmail@president.gov.pk
ppp@comsats.net.pk

Mr. Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani Prime minister of Pakistan Prime Minister House, Islamabad PAKISTAN Fax: + 92 51 9221596 E-mail: webmaster@infopak.gov.pk

Supreme Court of PakistanConstitution Avenue, IslamabadTelephone: 051-9220581-9220600 Fax: 051-9213452
secretarygeneral@president.gov.pk

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari chairman@ppp.org.pk
Federal Minister of Law Justice and Human Rights S Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad PAKISTAN Fax: +92 51 920 2628 E-mail: minister@molaw.gov.pk
Mr. Rehman Malik Advisor for Ministry of Interior Room No. 404, 4th Floor, R Block, Pak Secretariat Islamabad PAKISTAN Fax: +92 51 920 2624 Tel: +92 51 921 2026 E-mail: minister@interior.gov.pk
Mr. Mian Shahbaz Sharif Chief Minister of Punjab H-180 Model Town, Lahore PAKISTAN Fax: +92 42 5881383
Minister of Law Government of Punjab Punjab Secretariat Ravi Road Lahore PAKISTAN E-mail: law@punjab.gov.pk
Chief Secretary of Government of Punjab Punjab Secretariat Lahore PAKISTAN Fax: +92 42 7324489 E-mail: chiefsecy@punjab.gov.pk
Dr. Faqir Hussain Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan Constitution Avenue, Islamabad PAKISTAN Fax: + 92 51 9213452 E-mail: mail@supremecourt.gov.pk

Mr. Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi Minister for Religious Affairs Islamabad PAKISTAN Tel: +92 51 9214856 / 9206982 Fax: +92 51 9213593 E-mail: mra.hajj@gmail.com




It may also be worth it to contact Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, General Petraeus, or anyone else who is in a position of power that is able to do something and has a history of intervening in human rights issues.
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Lackadaisy Cats.

Is an amazing comic by a wonderfully talented lady.

http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/archive.php

It is also full of humor as well as the usual action and intrigue. Like these snippets: http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=29
http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=30
http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=216

I ship Viktor and Mordecai, shamelessly. See me and my lack of shame! They are equally adorable when not in anthropomorphic cat form.
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Sic erit; haeserunt tenues in corde sagittae,

Et possessa ferus pectora versat Amor.

Cedimus, an subitum luctando accendimus ignem?

Cedamus! leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus.

~Ovid

Cat Haiku.

Feb. 19th, 2009 12:24 pm
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You never feed me.
Perhaps I'll sleep on your face.
That will sure show you.

You must scratch me there!
Yes, above my tail!
Behold, elevator butt.

The rule for today:
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.

In deep sleep hear sound
cat vomit hairball somewhere
will find in morning.

Grace personified.
I leap into the window.
I meant to do that.

Blur of motion, then --
silence, me, a paper bag.
What is so funny?

The mighty hunter
Returns with gifts of plump birds --
your foot just squashed one.

You're always typing.
Well, let's see you ignore my
sitting on your hands.

My small cardboard box.
You cannot see me if I
can just hide my head.

Terrible battle.
I fought for hours. Come and see!
What's a 'term paper?'

Small brave carnivores
Kill pine cones and mosquitoes,
Fear vacuum cleaner

I want to be close
to you. Can I fit my head
inside your armpit?

Wanna go outside.
Oh, crap! Help! I got outside!
Let me back inside!

Oh no! Big One
has been trapped by newspaper!
Cat to the rescue!

Humans are so strange.
Mine lies still in bed, then screams;
My claws are not that sharp.

Cats meow out of angst
"Thumbs! If only we had thumbs!
We could break so much!"

The Big Ones snore now
Every room is dark and cold
Time for "Cup Hockey"
We're almost equals
I purr to show I love you
Want to smell my butt?

Hair hanging, straight, long
One of my favorite things
Female visitors.

I seek new places
Cupboard doors hide secret realms
Meow when I get stuck.

I like to roll dice
From the box, one at a time
I will steal them all.

The food in my bowl
Is old and more to the point
Contains no tuna.

So you want to play.
Will I claw at dancing string?
Your ankle's closer.

Seeking solitude
I am locked in the closet.
For once I need you.

Tiny can, dumped in
Plastic bowl. Presentation,
One star; service: none.

Am I in your way?
You seem to have it backwards:
This pillow's taken.

Your mouth is moving;
Up and down, emitting noise.
I've lost interest.

The dog wags his tail,
Seeking approval. See mine?
Different message.

My brain: walnut-sized.
Yours: largest among primates.
Yet, who leaves for work?

Most problems can be
Ignored. The more difficult
Ones can be slept through.

My affection is
conditional. Don't stand up
It's your lap I love.

Toy mice, dancing yarn
Meowing sounds. I'm convinced:
You're an idiot.
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Apparently I also have trouble restraining laughter and interesting facial expressions. People always ask me "what are you smiling about?" And I always respond "Oh, nothing." XD
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Oh! did those eyes, instead of fire,
With bright, but mild affection shine:
Though they might kindle less desire,
Love, more than mortal, would be thine.

For thou art form'd so heavenly fair,
Howe'er those orbs may wildly beam,
We must admire, but still despair;
That fatal glance forbids esteem.

When Nature stamp'd thy beauteous birth,
So much perfection in thee shone,
She fear'd that, too divine for earth,
The skies might claim thee for their own.

Therefore, to guard her dearest work,
Lest angels might dispute the prize,
She bade a secret lightning lurk,
Within those once celestial eyes.

These might the boldest Sylph appall,
When gleaming with meridian blaze;
Thy beauty must enrapture all;
But who can dare thine ardent gaze?

'Tis said that Berenice's hair,
In stars adorns the vault of heaven;
But they would ne'er permit thee there,
Who wouldst so far outshine the seven.

For did those eyes as planets roll,
Thy sister-lights would scarce appear:
E'en suns, which systems now control,
Would twinkle dimly through their sphere.
~Lord Byron


Thy cheek is pale with thought, but not from woe,
And yet so lovely, that if Mirth could flush
Its rose of whiteness with the brightest blush,
My heart would wish away that ruder glow:
And dazzle not thy deep-blue eyes---but, oh!
While gazing on them sterner eyes will gush,
And into mine my mother's weakness rush,
Soft as the last drops round Heaven's airy bow.
For, though thy long dark lashes low depending,
The soul of melancholy Gentleness
Gleams like a Seraph from the sky descending,
Above all pain, yet pitying all distress;
At once such majesty with sweetness blending,
I worship more, but cannot love thee less.
~Lord Byron


Between your sheets you soundly sleep
Nor dreams of vigils that we lovers keep
While all the night, I waking sign your name,
The tender sound does every nerve inflame,
Imagination shows me all your charms,
The plenteous silken hair, and waxen arms,
The well turned neck, and snowy rising breast
And all the beauties that supinely rest
between your sheets.
~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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A: People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.
B: Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

I tag anyone that wants to do this.


[1] Make a list of 5 things you can see:
1) Laptop
2) Venetian Harlequin Mask
3) Cat
4) CD Stacks
5) Snake Cage

[2] Would you ever get plastic surgery?
Depends on what it was.

[3] What are 5 things you usually keep in your pocket/bag/wallet?
1) Check Card
2) At least ONE book
3) iPod
4) vial/bottle of BPAL scent
5) EpiPen in case of BEE ATTACKS. :o

[4] What person in your life has made the biggest impact on you?
Sadly, probably still Asha.

[5] What is your dream occupation? (It doesn't have to be realistic)
Helping good books get movie deals, writing what I enjoy and making money at it, working as a secret backroom cataloger again. >_>

[6] Would you rather lose an arm or have an incurable headache for the rest of your life?
Arm. Take it. D:

[7] Who is the last person you hugged?
Daniel.

[8] What is your current obsession?
The Dark Knight.

[9] What's the last text message you received?
G'night.

[10] What sites do you always visit when you go online?
Livejournal, Gmail, Hotmail.

[11] Last thing you bought?
Pack of Coke.

[12] What random useless fact did you learn today?
One of the Naxxramas bosses is called The Dancer as a nickname.

[13] What do you usually drink in the morning?
Cranberry juice.

[14] What would you tell your 12 year old self if you could?
Do. Not. Trust. Her. Get away now and never look back.

[15] If you could play any musical instrument what one would you play?
I already play a few, but I'd like to learn guitar, violin, or hammered dulcimer.

[16] Do you have any siblings?
One younger brother.

[17] What's something you would like to say to someone right now?
Please give me a chance.

[18] If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan or Norway.

[19] What’s your favorite kind of weather?
Depends on the day, actually, but I rather like dark and foggy.

[20] What's the last Movie you saw?
Taken.
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I had never heard of this site before I watched a GLBTQA documentary called Out At Work.
I think you guys should check it out. ^_^
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Rating: Mature
Notes: Batman(Bruce)/Joker

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ZOMG GO LOOK. :D

I'm just really friggin happy about it. One of the best Xmas presents I've ever gotten.

Dreams.

Nov. 29th, 2008 11:08 am
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Normal people dream normal things.

I seem to constantly dream the abnormal, at least in relation to what most other do. So I dreamt of the evils of the Target Corporation that I experienced over several years, finally multiplying on itself and causing an employee to go postal in a store. Sadly, the end result wasn't traced back to the source of employee's distress and no changes were made - it was blamed on inherent psychosis and the business practices continued as usual.

Second round of dreaming involved a huge worldwide apocalypse, and trying to survive it.

Sometimes it's nice because it gives me interesting ideas to write about or roleplay. Today, however, is one of those times where instead of feeling rested, I feel more exhausted, depressed, and pessimistic than usual.

Makes it even funnier than I now have to venture into the nearby Target to restock some essentials I need. I suppose on the positive side, I'm one of those rare people now who is actually thoughtful to and sympathetic of salesclerks. Having been through that hell, I try to bright a little light to their day, or at least be one less crabby jerk they have to deal with.

I honestly think every adult, working person should be forced to spend at least 6 months working retail - preferably the worst retail position available. I think less people would thoughtlessly treat each other like shit if they'd been through that crucible themselves.
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