It’s been quite a busy week for me, and I’m ready for my two week break. Shukran to my fellow bloggers who have wished me (and gave me some awesome tips/Du’as) good luck with my exams.
Anyway, it has also been an interesting week for news as well.
The Horn is heading what will be called an “all-out war” as the UIC and Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, along with Abdullahi Yusef’s friends (hint, hint). I honestly believe the day Ethiopia stops interfering with Somali affairs will be the day Somali becomes peace-land.
Health news: A new study says heterosexual men who are circumcised are 50% less likely to acquire the HIV virus. Ok, we all know that circumcision is good for men’s health otherwise Allah wouldn’t have required on both Jews and Muslims. What pisses me off is the fact that this publicity will encourage a lot of people, especially stupid ones, to engage in risky sexual behaviors. Now tell me, what’s the benefit of this study when it’s defeating its own purpose? By the way, there’s a funny name in this story. I won’t reveal it here. It’s subtle, but you’ll laugh your butt off once you get it.
The most hopeful story of the week goes to – Forbidden Love, Somali style. I can’t say enough how much I love this story. I hope this is the path Somali is heading; at least the following of Islam that teaches everyone is equal in front of Allah on the day of judgment, so we can finally stop putting down and demeaning our fellow Muslims/Somalis.
Finally, I say goodbye to Kofi Annan, U.N. Secretary General, after 10-years run at the U.N. Well, I have to confess: my dream is to one day be the U.N. Secretary General, Insha’Allah. Perhaps I may be the next African to hold this position? I mean, the last Asian Secretary was 30-years ago (Ban Ki-moon of South Korea is taking over from Kofi), so probably there won’t be an African U.N. S. General for another 30-years?