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The Louvre Museum: A Great Swindle
The big scam organized by the Louvre Museum in Paris, blatantly called ‘The Arts of Islam’, demands a response.
Indeed, it is perfectly understandable that there has been an immense sadness, incomprehension and anger expressed by thousands of Iranians around the world in response to this pseudo exhibition. Hundreds of emails exchanged during these last weeks clearly reflect these emotions.
How could the managers of the Louvre, particularly those of its Islamic department, put into the same bag the arts of diverse cultures, some rooted in a history of several thousand years, and label them together, ‘The Arts of Islam’? One can only assume either a great ignorance of these cultures, dubious intentions or a real disdain for the intelligence and culture of their French countrymen.
Particularly obnoxious is that the pieces from Iran, which make up the majority of works in this exhibition, have been labelled without shame as ‘Islamic’.
The following are a few examples of those who works are included:
The great Ferdowsi, author of the monumental Book of Kings in the 10th Century, who fought Islam throughout his life, reviving the heroic pre-Islamic culture of Persia; Omar Khayyam, whose beautiful quatrains in the 12th century speak constantly of happiness of the present moment, wine and kisses, who said: ‘I would never exchange a moment of happiness with my beloved or a glass of wine sitting in the moonlight, with all of Allah’s paradise’; the great Hafez, revered by eight generations of Persians, for his poems of unsurpassed beauty, who called mosques ‘houses of quackery’, who could not live without a cep of wine, without the lips of the beloved, without music and without the songs of nightingales, who was receiving from the wine bringer the messages of freedom from distant boundaries of Existence and who, in great reverence, refers 57 times in his poems to ‘the master of the Magi’, that is Zarathustra.
These great symbols of Persian culture would turn in their graves to see their works presented in this pseudo-exhibition under the label ‘the Arts of Islam’.
To better understand the ridiculousness of this situation, imagine for a moment that the management of the Louvre should collect the disparate works of poets or philosophers of different cultures in Europe, such as Shakespeare, Molière, Baudelaire, Goethe, Nietzsche, with the arts of different styles such as Louis XIV furniture, realism, impressionism, expressionism, cubism, and put them together in the same bag with the label ‘The arts of Christianity’! How would you, as French, react?
Our French friends must understand that today the Iranians are engaged in a relentless cultural struggle, against the Islamic Republic, to reconstruct their shattered identity from their history of several thousand years. In this battle, the radiant stars of Persian culture you shamelessly include under the Islamic label are precisely their symbols and the instrument of this struggle.
Dr. Khosro Khazai
25 October 2012
The MMORPG Runescape, created by Jagex Ltd. has become the worlds largest Online Multiplayer game, just behing World of Warcraft.
To play Runescape, all you need to do is sign up a username, a password, and create your character. Your profile becomes a "Free Player" and start the game a tutorial island. As you progress through the game, you become stronger and the "free game" does not have the ability to amuse you anymore. So you switch to the "Member Game". The member game costs 5$ USD a month.
Scammers cause chaos on many MMORPGs and the people who do them are bastardly.
June 2, 2006
This petition is for kids, how we can stop scammers on habbo hotel and help kids online on habbo hotel to be kinder and nicer to everyone else online.
Scamming is bad and cruel.
February 27, 2006
This petition is designed for Maxis/EA Games Online to better satisfy their customers by removing scammers and harrassers from The Sims Online.
There are many, as we know, and we probably know someone who has been harrassed or scammed in this game.
If so, please sign below. We want the scamming and harrassing to stop!
Horseland shouldn't ban players unless they have proof that they are indeed scamming, harrassing other players, or using foul language. Horseland shouldn't ban players unless they have evidence.
It has come to our attention as "Neopians," that the ability to hold contests has been striped from us with dire consequences to our accounts. Contests encourage competetivity amoung us neopians which in turn helps us offline. These contests can also be seen as a relaxing way to meet new friendly people, and admire other's hard work. Many who have participated in these contests have been frozen and refused when asking for their account back. There are far worse activities going on in the boards than contests and many who participate in those, such as dating, profanity, and scamming, remain untouched. We ask that you please re-instate the ability to hold contests. Below are some requests/alternatives to your contests ban.
1. We believe that you should create a chat board specifically for contests. This will not create spam on the rest of the boards and will help the normal boards to stay on topic.
2. We would like you to reinstate contests in the guilds. Contests are a large part of the guild experience. They promote guild spirit and unity. Without contests, many fewer people are going to be creating/joining guilds.
3. If scamming people/refusing to give winners their prizes is the main issue, then creating contests that offer prizes should be what is banned, not all contests together. We neopians agree that its the contests that are fun. Prizes are offered in less than 15% of all contests anyways. If you choose to reinstate contests, then i know that all neopians will agree to not give or claim to give prizes to the winner(s).
I would like to point out that contests are a drawing factor to users playing neopets. If contests are eliminated, there will be a drop in attendance to neopets.
I lost 2.7 million Neopoints..A fire pb and loads of rare Items..They accused me of scamming and I never did!!! EVER!!!! I really hate the neopets team..They are hard as stone. :( I emailed neopets and they emailed back an auto machine message and never unfroze my account!!!!! Its sick...I dont like them at all! Plz help by donating or trying to get my account unfrozen if you like! :):( The account name was whozat116...My new account is Lost_Girlisious Please Sign Petition!!!!!