I’ve been trying all morning to either upload an MP3 directly onto this blog or at least insert a widget from my esnip account. But, alas! To no avail.
So, rather than waste any more of my morning, I’ll just link you all to the Islamic Awakening forum where the audio insert worked properly.
Abou Moujahed (All the Reckless People)
Well, I guess no-one cried, but I assume that someone, somewhere, wondered why (Smāll) Hāts Ōn Vōwēls suddenly disappeared and was replaced with the rather annoying message “Notice: This domain name expired on 05/12/07 and is pending renewal or deletion”?
My brother D. even emailed me to ask “You not been paying your bills????”
But I thought blogging was free *sigh*
The saying goes:
“Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home.”
Having had nowhere to lay my Hāts these past few weeks I rapidly came to the conclusion that I was in fact homeless, an e-refugee if you like.
Anyway, after much frantic emailing, and Hāt tipping goes in Sas‘s direction for his hard work here, I’m pleased to announce that Hāts is now back up but at a new address (here).
NaseehaMan (rahimahu Allah)’s blog was similarly affected by the felling of the Puglu domain and so it has also been reposted (here).
This is following on from the discussion that took place after this post.
Speaking as someone who very intentionally left the UK and way up in the list of reasons why I did so was… well, a strong dislike for just too many things about the place to list, it feels a little strange to be championing one of the good points about my “home”land.
However, having been exposed to the insurance based medical “care” system and the inevitable harm it has upon your physical well being, all I can say is “Yay!” for the simplicity of the UK (Sorry Saudi, I still like your cheap mineral water though [about the equivalent of 14p for a 600ml bottle]).
Yes, granted the NHS is understaffed, run down (even dirty in places), waiting lists are huge, etc.
But you have to give a little credit to an organisation whose basic premise seems to be “You’re sick – we’ll treat you” without first having recourse to inspect the size of your wallet and/or insurance policy.
Here’s an excerpt from Michael Moore‘s new film SiCKO which has just premiered at the Cannes Film festival this past weekend.
I understand that it’s due for release on June 29th 2007 in the US and Canada. The rest of the world (which I hope includes Saudi Arabia this time, as they banned Fahrenheit 9/11) will get to watch it in the autumn (unless of course you’re one of those people who buy DVDs from shifty looking strangers in car parks, which I don’t recommend).