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Tantric art. Bhavacalera: The Wheel of Life. Painting on cloth y Rig-dgin Sikkrim. / Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images

centuriespast:

Tantric art. Bhavacalera: The Wheel of Life. Painting on cloth y Rig-dgin Sikkrim. / Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images

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NFL says Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized
The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.
The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that the “officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play.”
The flag thrown in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night led to criticism on social media, with many wondering how it was different from players such as former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow dropping to one knee in Christian prayer.
Abdullah is a devout Muslim who took a year off from football to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. He said after Monday’s game that he knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady.
After he slid to the grass in Arrowhead Stadium, yellow flags came flying from the officials.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil liberties and advocacy organization, issued a statement early Tuesday asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.
“To prevent the appearance of a double standard, we urge league officials to clarify the policy on prayer and recognize that the official made a mistake in this case,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t agree with the penalty, but he also didn’t make much of it.
“When you go to Mecca,” he said, referring to the end zone, “you should have the privilege to slide anywhere you want to slide. We have two priests in here. I think they will vouch for me.”
Indeed, there were two pastors sitting in Reid’s postgame news conference.
Abdullah is in his second year with the Chiefs after spending an entire season away from the game. He decided that, in the prime of his career, he would join his brother Hamza — who also was playing in the NFL at the time — to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Fifth Pillar of Islam is The Hajj, the pilgrimage that all Muslims are supposed to make once in their lifetime.
 

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NFL says Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized

The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that the “officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play.”

The flag thrown in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night led to criticism on social media, with many wondering how it was different from players such as former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow dropping to one knee in Christian prayer.

Abdullah is a devout Muslim who took a year off from football to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. He said after Monday’s game that he knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady.

After he slid to the grass in Arrowhead Stadium, yellow flags came flying from the officials.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil liberties and advocacy organization, issued a statement early Tuesday asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.

“To prevent the appearance of a double standard, we urge league officials to clarify the policy on prayer and recognize that the official made a mistake in this case,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t agree with the penalty, but he also didn’t make much of it.

“When you go to Mecca,” he said, referring to the end zone, “you should have the privilege to slide anywhere you want to slide. We have two priests in here. I think they will vouch for me.”

Indeed, there were two pastors sitting in Reid’s postgame news conference.

Abdullah is in his second year with the Chiefs after spending an entire season away from the game. He decided that, in the prime of his career, he would join his brother Hamza — who also was playing in the NFL at the time — to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Fifth Pillar of Islam is The Hajj, the pilgrimage that all Muslims are supposed to make once in their lifetime.

 

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More eyes, more cute

mostlysignssomeportents:

The freaks at B3ta are photoshopping extra eyes into kittehs and pugs (pug by Shlvng), and it’s wonderful.

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alxsie:

3dsmallperson:

this little baby is smiling a lot! he did a great job and found around 250,000 tabs of ecstasy!!

that dog is gonna be off his face

alxsie:

3dsmallperson:

this little baby is smiling a lot! he did a great job and found around 250,000 tabs of ecstasy!!

that dog is gonna be off his face

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solarsisterss:

I’m not going 2 draw sad girls anymore I’m only going 2 draw bored girls who yawn at u because they’re tired of ur shit

solarsisterss:

I’m not going 2 draw sad girls anymore I’m only going 2 draw bored girls who yawn at u because they’re tired of ur shit

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peashooter85:

The Greatest Itching Powder Prank in History

During World War II British intelligence and Secret Services were probably the best at spying and clandestine warfare in all of history.  Almost every major Allied operation had a good amount of deception and trickery which made the Germans chase their own tails on a number of occasions.  Often, their operations depended on advanced technology, a complicated network of spies and double agents, and a great amount of luck.  However, some British spy operations seemed less like James Bond missions and more like childhood mischief.

During the war, the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) began a program to smuggle itching powder into the Third Reich.  The itching powder developed by SOE was no common joke shop itching powder, but a powder so potent that exposure could be excruciating, with some needing hospitalization if exposed.  The itching powder was smuggled into Germany from Switzerland in foot powder tins, where resistance groups working as laundresses and clothiers sprinkled the powder on military uniforms.  The hardest hit was the German Kriegsmarine (navy), when in October of 1943 25,000 U-Boat crew uniforms were contaminated with the itching powder.  What resulted was a massive epidemic of severe dermatitis that swept through the U-Boat fleet.  The epidemic was so bad that one U-Boat crew had to turn around return to port for medical treatment. 

German uniforms were not the only target for itching powder attacks.  Other targets included bedding, underwear, and toilet paper.  When a sizable amount of itching powder was smuggled into Norway, the Norwegian resistance made especially effective use of it by sprinkling the powder in condoms.  As a result in Trondheim throughout the war numerous cases of soldiers being hospitalized for extreme pain from their private parts were reported.

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