Saw Control Room
this weekend. Excellent movie. Here are a few things that were amusing: The head guy of Al Jazeera (who btw has a wonderful demeanor about him...very easy to listen to him speak). Anyhow, he at one point said: "If Fox News were to offer me a job, I'd take it. Leave the Arab nightmare for the American Dream." He also had said earlier in the film something along the lines of "If everyone got an American passport/visa, this would all be done - no more problems." One thing that was a really good point in the film is when someone had said that the US media radicalizes Islam. The movie was well done and very fair if you ask me. Definately worth a watch.
I also saw Fahrenheit 9/11
which was also very good. I knew it would be. What is good about Michael Moore is that he gets normal people who don't watch political documentaries or read leftist news to see another viewpoint. And everyone will see this film for the same reason they watched Passion of the Christ - to not be left out of conversation. I have a feeling this film is going to hurt Bush and Yay for that.
Other events of the weekend:
Friday as I'm going for my evening walk, I walk past a store where there is a sexually explicit window decoration (won't go into the details but can say it's near pornographic) and then I look at what type of store it is. It's a furniture store. Now what does a scantily clad woman and a cucumber have to do with furniture? This country is getting worse and worse about selling sex.
Walking out the door Sunday morning and stepping into the gay parade (who knew there were so many gay people in Atlanta...even South Asians had a banner). It never used to bother me, but it does now. Naked people dancing on floats, women dressed as men, men dressed as women, the smell of alcohol and cigarette smoke...all of it. Got out of the area to go get a present for someone from a nearby store and it began raining on their parade and I kind of had to laugh because well it was almost like a sign from God. It just poured hard, lightening and thundered putting the parade to a complete end.
Read a couple good books last night... The Treatise on Rights by Imam Sajjad Ali ibn al-Hussei
n and also Shi'ism: Imamate & Wilayat by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi.
I've also came to the decision that I no longer want to live in the US. I just don't want it. I don't want my children (insh'Allah) to be raised here either.