Casual Day, Politics, Society

Docu Monday

I hope your weekend was great, happy new week too. First and foremost, I wish to differentiate between Islamism and ordinary muslims. I talk about Islamism here not ordinary muslims, had some great conversations with the latter. Watched a documentary yesterday about The Muslim Brotherhood, instantly reminiscing of my solo journey to Egypt three-four weeks prior to the Arab Spring. An occurrence I could not have foreseen, due to the calm atmosphere in Cairo below.

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, based on branches throughout the country. Each running a mosque, a school and a sporting club. 1948 saw the end of Hassan al-Banna who was assassinated. The Muslim Brotherhood however had by the late 1940s managed to spread and had 500 000 members across Egypt, gaining support from the Arab world. Banna also created a paramilitary wing, the Special Apparatus, who fought against the British rule at the time (ended in 1952) through bombings and assassinations.

Drawing attention to the 2011 events, the group achieved its best election results, when allied independent candidates won 20% of the seats, a result giving President Hosni Mubarak a shock. The constitution was rewritten among some measures stating “political activity or political parties shall not be based on any religious background or foundation,” the ban of independent candidates running for president and anti-terrorism legislation gave the security forces powers to detain suspects and also introducing restrictions on public gatherings.

Encouraged by the Tunisian street protest, anti-government demonstrations took place in the beginning of 2011. Many members of the Ikhwan (Arabic for Brotherhood or Brethren) joined the protests, keeping a low profile. The group´s traditional slogans were not seen in Cairo´s Tahrir Square. To read more about The Muslim Brotherhood click here, where I found the information. 166558_1799740275946_3833045_nCookies 1914178_1799737235870_7150_nCookies 1914178_1799737275871_6991861_n-1Cookies Images by: Kajsa J. Andersen

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Casual Day, Fashion, Inspiration

Heat Island

Hope your Saturday treated you well, mine has been sunny, hot and in motion walking. Yoshiyasu Tamura and McQ are giving the Japanese youth culture, a run for its money this upcoming fall/winter. It´s as I hear Rhymester “Heat Island” in the background (one of few Japanese hip hop songs I´ve heard), leather and denim combined double edgy. What do you think? c8014c0bd896a01720d60d17d1c16a49 Image via:

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Giveaway, Summer

Summer Giveaway: Never Naked Canvas Bag

Open worldwide, have an extra Never Naked Canvas Bag I wish to give out to one of you readers. I use mine when grocery shopping, eco-friendly and stylish. Super satisfied, the design matches my style, clean and simplistic. Sturdy material. Perfect for the beach also.

Never Naked is a shop I frequent, the jewelry I normally use purchased therefrom. Feel free to check out the Co-Founder & Creative Director´s blog here. Simply comment with your favorite song at the moment and you´re in the running. Runs for one week, end time 6PM CET next Thursday. IMG_1561CookiesImage by: Kajsa J. Andersen

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