India celebrates Holi: The Festival of Colors, 2011

Thanks to The Atlantic Monthly for Photographs that take us to another time and place.  It is wonderful to have an opportunity to glimpse into these lives filled with joy.

Holi is all about masti and merriment

 

KANPUR: Holi was celebrated with fun and merriment on Sunday. The festive mood started from Saturday when the people got an opportunity to get engrossed in `Chhoti Holi’. The faces painted in blue, red, green, yellow displayed the magnitude of the celebrations.  More atTimes of India

Around the world, Hindus celebrated Holi last weekend. Called the Festival of Colors, Holi is a popular springtime festival observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike, celebrating the arrival of Spring, commemorating Krishna’s pranks, and allowing everyone a momentary freedom — a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance. Gathered here are images from this year’s Holi celebrations across India and several other countries. [36 photos

Terrific photos from India and Pakistan.  Here are some stunning photography that you will enjoy. H/T: The Agitator for a glimpse into a very different world.

Al-Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood getting ready for Libya

The Buzzards are circling Libya and for that matter Egypt. Waiting to pick the bones of oil rich Libya. I am no expert on Foreign policy, but I can tell you there is nothing more precious than money to continue the jihad, and oil is just the ticket. So ladies, how about stepping up to the plate and tell us what is our end game?  Our earlier post: Three women who brought us the new long war in Libya

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British cleric Anjem Choudary says al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood have assets on the ground in Libya and are ready to take control if Moammar Gadhafi is removed from power. 

The top Muslim cleric accuses the U. S. and French-led coalition trying to topple Gadhafi of working to install a puppet regime, but he says there are al-Qaida operatives in Libya who will stop the West from installing a friendly government.

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“Al-Qaida has their own agents and their own people in the region who are propagating their own Islamic ideas and their agenda. At the right time they will make the move, and we will see the emergence of Islam and Shariah in that particular region,” Choudary said.

Florida Security Council President Tom Trento agrees.

“He is telling the truth, because North Africa from Cairo going West has deep penetration by the Muslim Brotherhood. We also know that Gadhafi is hated by and hates the Brotherhood and al-Qaida,” Trento said.

“We also know that al-Qaida has their heart set on controlling petroleum. Libya is the No. 4 producer. There is no bigger prize in northern Africa than Libya right now,” Trento said.

He said Choudary is in a position to know if the Brotherhood or al-Qaida is poised to move if Gadhafi is removed.

Read more: Look who’s in line to replace Gadhafi WND

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