Television Station

A young lad

Like my son

A machine pistol he had

It was only a toy gun







Fav Quote

Volume 8, Book 73, Number 190, Sahih Buchari: 

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud:

A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What do you say about a man who loves some people but cannot catch up with their good deeds?” Allah’s Apostle said, “Everyone will be with those whom he loves.” #Loveit

Ten Words = The Power of the Pen

Enjoyed this a lot.
Great format, too.

Charlie Zero The Poet


attaches itself
onto a nit oddly shapely nightcap sandblast.


crisscrosses constrictive
old ashes, melting them in monotone sways.


If you buy
into the belief of hell
Say, yes!


All corporate slaughter markets
cold in their dead dark eyes.


Avant-Garde poets
smash conventional writing,
Surrealism awakens Salvador Dali.


Microscope colonies build dishrag creatures
out of spongy parameter drones.


Swine gives me the jitters
hope these palaver cows sleep.


washes the slangy
culture of today’s white-wash America.


The real Genius
of this planet
lies between knowledge serenity.


drugs make things
easier on how numb we are.

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Eldest Son

Returned from Istanbul

Feeling happy

Bags are full

With gifts for friends & family







Charlie Hebdo and the Problem of the Religious Voice in Freedom of Speech


Beyond the Holocaust

During the past few days the world has been rocked by the terrorists attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, a tragedy that has brought France its most large scale violent attack in two decades and fueled the ongoing debates around the notion of freedom of speech. The general argument, in this instance, has suggested that Charlie Hebdo is the brave crusader which has had its voice suppressed through an act of terrorism. Indeed, this argument is a  valid one. However,  in considering this incident and its consequences, I think it’s necessary to take note of the other side of the coin: the religious voice and its place in freedom of speech.

It has to be stated that many of the issues of  Charlie Hebdo in the past couple of years have gone beyond acceptable bounds of extremity. In the magazine covers below, both the Muslim (via the Prophet Mohammed)…

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Two Sons

A parent’s worst nightmare:

Both kids commit atrocities

When wrong they fare,

Is there a thought that frees?