Óglach Thomas Murphy, aged 22, F Company, 6th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Republican Army (IRA).

Óglach Thomas Murphy, aged 22.

Murdered in his bed by Black and Tans at ‘The Hotel’, Foxrock Village, on this day 1921.

At the time of his death, Thomas or ‘Tommy’ Murphy, a popular young uilleann-piper, was one of a number of young men active with the local IRA company, a unit made up of men from the Deansgrange, Cornelscourt, Cabinteely and Foxrock districts. By the summer of 1921, several of it’s members had been forced ‘on the run’ and began operating as a full-time ‘flying column’, sleeping rough in stables and sheds and harassing crown forces at any opportunity that presented itself.

Attacks on the local RIC barracks at Cabinteely were numerous. In the dead of night, Volunteers, acting under cover of darkness, would make their way to the village, where they would creep along the empty streets, taking up positions before subjecting the barracks to a sustained attack using rifles and home-made bombs. Just weeks before his death, Thomas Murphy, dressed in a chauffeur’s uniform in order to give the appearance of a British officer, had driven a car at top speed past the barracks while the car’s other two occupants lobbed bombs at the Black and Tan sentries posted outside.

On May 13th, local Volunteer Charles ‘Rodney’ Murphy (no relation) of Deansgrange, scaled a tree in the Brennanstown Road area, using his elevated position overlooking the barracks to snipe at two Black and Tans tending to the gardens in the yard out back. Constable Albert Edward Skeats, a Black and Tan recruit from London, was hit behind the ear and rushed to a hospital in the city, where he lay critically ill. He eventually succumbed to his injuries on May 28th. The night after his death, a party of Tans and RIC returning to their barracks were ambushed at Monaloe cross-roads by Volunteers Jackie Nolan, John Merriman and Billy Fitzgibbon. During a brisk gunfight, one constable was wounded before the Volunteers made their escape across fields.

With one of their number dead and another now seriously injured, tensions inside Cabinteely barracks had reached boiling point. Just before three o’clock in the morning, a party of five Tans, faces blackened with shoe polish, made their way along Brennanstown Road to Foxrock, where they stopped at ‘The Hotel’, a large tenement building that once stood in the centre of the village. It was here that Volunteer Thomas Murphy resided along with his widowed mother and four sisters. As the building was home to several families, the front door was left open, enabling the Tans to make their way inside unnoticed. They then quietly made their way to Thomas’ room before bursting through his bedroom door, waking the startled man from his sleep. One of the intruders asked if he was Thomas Murphy, and when he replied that he was, a shot was fired, hitting the young man through his head, the bullet passing through the wall into the adjacent room. As the intruders left, Thomas’ mother and sisters rushed into the room to find their son in a collapsed state. Despite the best efforts of a local doctor, Thomas died where he lay several hours later.

On June 1st, Thomas’ remains were buried at Deansgrange Cemetery following a military enquiry. In a large funeral cortege, members of the Dublin and South Eastern Railway Company, where Thomas worked as a porter, marched in a body after the hearse. Numerous wreaths were placed over the coffin, which was wrapped in a tricolour flag. Thomas’ IRA comrades supplied a guard of honour and firing party. Three volleys of shots were fired as the coffin was lowered into the grave, before men and arms managed to get safely out of the cemetery through a cordon of British military.

With many thanks to: Sean Larkin, South Derry.

Remembering Óglach Larry Marley, 3rd Battalion, Belfast Brigade, Irish Republican Army (IRA) who was shot dead by a pro British death squad at his home in Ardoyne, on April 2nd 1987.

His funeral was delayed for three days due to attacks from the RUC.

There was a massive demonstration of popular resistance to British injustice on Wednesday when thousands upon thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast for the funeral of IRA Volunteer Larry Marley.

Two previous attempts to bury Volunteer Marley, who had been murdered by loyalist assassins at his Ardoyne home almost a week earlier, were frustrated by the heavy-handed actions of the RUC who did everything in their power to prevent a dignified funeral taking place.

Far from intimidating the Marley family, the actions of the RUC merely strengthened their resolve to ensure that their husband and father was buried with proper respect. For two days and nights, the eyes of Belfast, the rest of Ireland and beyond turned towards Ardoyne and to the bravery of the Marley family in the midst of their grief. That bravery inspired others. The number of mourners outside the Marley home grew and, at short notice, major demonstrations against the activities of the RUC and in support of the family were held in Andersonstown and Ardoyne itself.

Yet it was not until the actual funeral that the full measure of popular feeling could be properly gauged. Ignoring the vast array of plastic-bullet guns, helmets, armoured cars and rifles which are part and parcel of the machinery of repression seen at every republican funeral in recent years, the people came out in a spontaneous and moving gesture of solidarity and defiance.

Efforts by the RUC to impose its sectarian control over the funeral were frustrated by the sheer number of people, young and old, who turned out to join the procession or to line the route.

With many thanks to: Clan na Gael.

Máire Drumm murdered in her hospital bed.

On 28th October 1976, 28 years ago, Sinn Féin Vice President Máire Drumm was shot dead in her hospital bed.

Máire Drumm (née McAteer), was born in the townland of Killeen, South Armagh, on 22 October 1919 to a staunchly republican family. Máire’s mother had been active in the Tan War and the Civil War.

In 1940, Máire joined Sinn Féin in Dublin. In 1942, she moved to Belfast, which became her adopted city and she continued her republican activities. Every weekend, Máire would carry food parcels to the republican prisoners in Crumlin Road Jail and it was here that she met Jimmy Drumm, who she married in 1946.

When the IRA renewed the armed struggle in the late 1950s, Jimmy was again interned without trial from ’57 to ’61.

Máire became actively involved in the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s. She worked tirelessly to rehouse the thousands of nationalists forced from their homes by unionist/loyalist pogroms.

During her work as a Civil Rights activist, Máire emerged as one of the Republican Movement’s most gifted leaders and organisers. Máire was the first to warn that the British troops sent in as “peace keepers” were a force of occupation. Máire was a dynamic and inspirational speaker. Once, when addressing a rally in Derry after the shooting of two men from the city, Máire said:

“The people of Derry are up off their bended knees. For Christ sake stay up. People should not shout up the IRA, they should join the IRA.”

In 1972, Máire became Vice President of Sinn Féin. Due to their dedication to the republican struggle, Máire’s family was continuously harassed by the RUC, British Army and by loyalist intimidation. The British Army even constructed an observation post facing their home in Andersonstown. At one point, her husband and son were interned at the same time. Her husband, Jimmy became known as the most jailed republican in the Six Counties. Máire was also jailed twice for ‘seditious’ speeches, once along with her daughter.

In 1976, her eyesight began to fail and she was admitted for a cataract operation to the Mater Hospital, Belfast. On 28 October 1976, as Máire lay in her hospital bed, loyalist killers wearing doctors white coats walked into her room and shot her dead.

Máire Drumm, freedom fighter and voice of the people, was buried in Milltown Cemetery. One of her most famous quotes was:


“We must take no steps backward, our steps must be onward, for if we don’t, the martyrs that died for you, for me, for this country will haunt us forever.”

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With many thanks to: Easter Rising War of Independence and Irish Civil War History.

2-yr-old Girl Waits Decision / Come to DC in July; Add Your Voice

Dear Kevin


Come with CAICW, ‘Save Veronica,’ and others to Washington DC, July 11-13, 2012
We are gathering in DC in July – Come Add Your Voice to the Call to Protect Children from
• To protect the individual rights of Indian children and their families
• To ensure they maintain the right to a safe, supportive and stable family
• To request support for appropriate amendments to the ICWA
While said to have been established with good intentions, the ICWA has frequently hurt families and their children of Native American heritage. Federal dollars are being used to support adherence to this law; however in many cases, the law is destroying loving, stable families.
Though proponents of ICWA argue that the act has safeguards to prevent misuse, numerous multi-racial children have been affected by it.  Children who have never been near a reservation nor involved in tribal customs have been removed from homes they love and placed with strangers chosen by Social Services.  Other children have been denied the security of stable home life in preference for a series of foster homes.
Issues of concern:
 — 1)  Equal opportunities for adoption, safety and stability are not always available to children of all heritages.
 — 2)  Some families, Indian and non-Indian, have felt threatened by tribal government.  Some have had to mortgage homes and endure lengthy legal processes to protect their children.
 — 3)  Some Children have been removed from safe, loving homes and placed into dangerous situations.
 — 4) The Constitutional right of parents to make life choices for their children, for children of Indian heritage to associate freely, and for children of Indian heritage to enjoy Equal Protection has in some cases been denied
Tentative Agenda
July 10-13
July 10 – Arrive in DC
7 p.m.
Welcome and Kick-Off Reception at the Capitol Hill Suites
Remind everyone of purpose of visit ~ Lobbying Skills 101 ~ Our message to Congress ~ Q&A time
July 11 – Advocacy and Education Day
9-11 a.m.
Raise Awareness on Capitol Hill
~ Visit Legislative Offices
~ Pass out invitations to the afternoon teach-in/luncheon
12 p.m.
~ Invite legislators and staffers
~  Speakers: Johnston Moore and Mark Fiddler
1-4 p.m.
Impact of the ICWA ‘Teach-in’
~ Speakers:
  • Mark Fiddler, nationally known attorney specializing in adoption, foster care and the ICWA. Mark resides in Minn. and is a member of the  Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
  • Dr. William B. Allen, former Chair, US Commission On Civil Rights (1989), Emeritus ProfessorPolitical Science MSU
  • Johnston Moore, national speaker, adoptive and foster care father, and advocate about adoption and foster care. He has personally battled ICWA and can speak from personal experience regarding his two sons.   
~ Have families share their stories
July 12 – Lobby Day for Amendments
Participants meet one-on-one with members of Congress.
July 13 – Lobby Day for Amendments
Participants meet one-on-one with members of Congress.
Accommodations will be at the Capitol Hill Suites in DC. They have provided us a rate of $199/night which for the location and quality is very good. Almost everything in DC that time of year is $249+. We’ll let you know as soon as we have the group name so you can make your reservation. These suites are large, comfortable, and have a kitchenette so you don’t have to eat out every meal. They are just two blocks from the Capitol.http://www.capitolhillsuites.com/
PLEASE HELP with expenses for the DC trip – DONATE NOW
2- Year-Old Veronica, a Latino child with less than 2% Cherokee ancestry, was removed from the only home she ever knew soley due to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Had South Carolina law been applied in this custody case, the petitioners would have had no standing.

We have never seen this kind of reaction before. THOUSANDS have joined Veronica’s facebook page and signed the petition. We have been called by news media and contacted by Congressional offices. This might be the time for change to happen –  JOIN US in the effort to save Veronica and children just like her!
     Two years ago Veronica’s Latina birth mother chose Matt and Melanie to love, nurture and raise her child. Matt was there to cut her cord, and Melanie stayed in a room at the hospital to begin nurturing her daughter from day one. To this day, Veronica’s birth mother remains committed to her decision and Veronica has been a thriving child residing in a stable, nurturing environment.
 On or around Jan. 4, 2010, the birth father signed papers agreeing to give up his daughter. However, he later changed his mind and because he had a small amount of Cherokee heritage, the Cherokee Nation intervened in the adoption proceedings and argued that this happy, healthy two-year-old be transferred to her birth father. Because of the ICWA, a family court judge ruled in his favor.
     The ruling placed the wishes of the birth father and tribe above the best interests of this small child. Child-bonding experts agree that removing her from her home and family is devastating and will have long-lasting consequences. Yet on Dec. 31, 2011, Veronica was handed over to her biological father as if a possession without rights—and with only two hours of “transition” time. She was placed in a car with literal strangers and taken hundreds of miles from her home.

CAICW, a national 501(c)3 organization, has been fighting to bring awareness of the ICWA since 2004.  Now, due to Veronica’s tragic story, the public has begun to pay attention and this organization’s years of fighting is gaining traction at a national level. Veronica’s case has caught the eyes of the media and lawmakers.

      On January 6, “Save Veronica” officially became an advocacy and awareness campaign of CAICW  – so that the efforts to save Veronica could fall under the auspice of a nonprofit org. This allows Veronica’s supporters to be protected under a legal entity and allows supporters to donate to the family’s legal defense fund for a tax deduction.
    100 percent of funds collected for the ‘Save Veronica Fund’ go directly to the family’s legal defense fund.  (Ray Godwin, Esq., Capobianco Trust account).
     The Campaign has two goals:
1) Raise Necessary Funds for Veronica’s Appeal to State Supreme Court
2) Press in on Congress to make necessary legislative changes to ICWA
      According to the 2000 census, approximately 75% of people claiming to have American Indian ancestry live outside the reservation. Further, interracial marriages are a fact of life. It is must be recognized that most children of heritage live off the reservation and have extended family that are non-tribal. This is a politcial issue – not a racial issue.
      The Cherokee Nation alone is currently tied up in about 1,100 active ICWA cases involving some 1,500 children.
      The Cherokee Nation, in particular, is known for targeting children of minimal heritage. CAICW has worked with families in the past with heritages of less than 5% – some children being 98% or more NON-tribal.  How many of the 1500 children currently under the crosshairs of the 115 Cherokee Nation attorneys are just like Veronica – children of minimal heritage living in happy, healthy homes?  How many are children of more substantial heritage living in happy, healthy homes?
      My husband chose to raise his children apart from the current destructive culture on his home reservation.  How many of the 1500 targeted by the Cherokee Nation are children living exactly where their parents and/or extended family have placed them and want them to live?  What is the purpose of ICWA?
     Lastly, those 1500 children and 115 attorneys are for just one tribal government. There are 500+ tribal governments.  Some have been responsible in their use of ICWA, other have not. How many children, total, are currently threatened?
     While we want more than anything for Veronica to be allowed to come home, Congressmen are unable to interfere in court proceedings.   Please Contact your Congressmen and ask them to CHANGE THE ICWA Law.

Please ask them as an elected representative to:

1)      Do whatever possible to protect Veronica’s rights.
2)      Speak out on this issue and let your constituents know clearly where you stand
3)      Sponsor legislative changes that will prevent this from happening to any more children.
4)      Encourage fellow Congressmen to support the amending of the Indian Child Welfare Act:
A.     Guarantee protection for children of Native American heritage equal to that of any other child in the U.S.
B.     Guarantee that fit parents, no matter their heritage, have the right to choose healthy guardians or adoptive parents for their children without concern for heritage.
C.     Recognize the “Existing Indian Family Doctrine” as a viable analysis for consideration and application in child custody proceedings. (See In re Santos Y, In Bridget R., and In re Alexandria Y.)
D.     Guarantee that U.S. citizens, no matter their heritage, have a right to fair trials.
E.      Include well defined protections for Adoptive Parents.
F.      Mandate that a “Qualified expert witness” be someone who has professional knowledge of the child and family and is able to advocate for the well being of the child, first and foremost.
G.     Mandate that only parents and/or legal custodians have the right to enroll a child into an Indian Tribe. Because it is claimed that tribal membership is a political rather than racial designation, we are asking that parents, as U.S. citizens, be given the sole, constitutional right to choose political affiliation for their families and not have it forced upon them.
– Remove the words “or are eligible for membership in” 1901 (3)
– Remove the words “eligible for membership in” from 1903 (4) (b), the definition of an ‘Indian child’ and replace with the words “an enrolled member of”
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“Save Veronica” – Music Video by LedbyRain
“Our Life with James” – The tragic experience of James and Deb Belford
Concluding remarks from Dr. William Allen, Emeritus Professor, Political Science, MSU, and former Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
~ Volunteers Embraced!!!  ~  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS!! ~
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CAICW, 501c3 non-profit Christian ministry as well as family advocacy, is the ONLY national org advocating for families who have lost or risk losing children due to the Indian Child Welfare Act. 


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Intro to Sewing 2.5hr workshop

Intro to Sewing 2.5hr workshop

    • riday, 27 April 2012
    • 18:00 until 20:30
  • Join us for a 2.5hr workshop in which we teach you about all the knobs and buttons on the sewing machine. We will help you decipher the machine and you leave with a make up bag of your own. Was €80 now only €30 (limited places )
    www.whenpoppymetdaisy.com 0876457943
POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Friend’s Event · By Lorna DalyDesign

We now declare the HUMAN CONSCIENCE’S DEATH….

We now declare the HUMAN CONSCIENCE’S DEATH,,,,the Khalidya starved baby girl from a couple of days ago,,, DIED!!! Shame on you humanity if babies should be born and die under shelling,, and die of starvation,,, NEWS FLASH to the world: we don’t want your help anymore, your help just made people get killed even more and more!! Thank you governments,, thank you officials,, thank you UN,, Thank YOU STUPID SILENT ARABS,, you all deserve a big round of applause! YOU HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS


POSTED ON BEHALF OF :   We are all Hamza Alkhateeb

Single muslim mum

I am a Muslim not a Commodity
I am a Muslim not a Commodity (Photo credit: Edge of Space)

Single muslim mum

My life, they say, began when I was innocent and carefree,

now they pity and sympathise seeing what has become of me.

Where once a beautiful young girl stood,

now stands an oppressed mum hidden underneath her hijab hood;

single and alone they think, “must be running scared”.

It’s not like they got to know me though,it’s not like they even cared.

It’s true, I lost my home and husband and the life I knew,

but Allah blessed me with wisdom and maturity and with it my soul grew.

I look them in the eye – no shame upon my face,

I proudly wear my label: ‘single Muslim mum’ – NOT a disgrace!

I am no less of a woman than you, nor do I deserve less respect,

for Allah alone, has the right to judge my actions and my character to inspect.

I cried, shouted and I screamed,

telling myself it was only a bad dream

but no-one came to awaken me,

they stared ahead blindly – not willing to see.

So I turned to Allah which I should have done first,

His words eased my pain, I realised I was not cursed.

This is my test, it has been already decreed,

so when they told me I’d failed, I paid them no heed.

I put my faith in Allah and not in a man

none can change what is written, He alone, made the plan.

Allah has protected me each night

when I lay in my bed sleepless with fright;

nothing happens without His will and might,

and He alone, has taught me how to fight.

So as long as I have Allah I don’t care,

say what you want – for me, you cannot scare.

This is my life, not YOUR game

I’m a single Muslim mother, and I am NOT ashamed.


‘Copyright by Single Muslim Mums’


You flirt and you smile

so full of life, happy for a while

this is what it is to be a woman.

You dream, no restraints

full of hope, no complaints

this is what it is to be a woman.

You are broken and you cry,

you wish you could die

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

You stand up, but are made to fall,

kicked down by life so you can only crawl,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

You ask for help but none will come,

as they blame you saying you are dumb,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

You stay as you are broken,

crippled by abuse, not physical but spoken,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

You have no confidence to make it alone,

you keep quiet so people don’t say you moan,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

You get used to the abuse –

a way of life, you’re now a recluse,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

Eventually the world forgets about you,

they told you to leave, but if only they knew,

it’s just as hard to stay – fear cripples you.

You’re human, you’re scared to leave the life you knew.

It’s horrific and painful, but sadly this life is now a part of you.

This… is what it is like to be a battered woman.Image

‘Copyright by Single Muslim Mums’

THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING A SINGLE MUSLIM MOTHER (as published by Aaila magazine)

By Misbah Akhtar


The issue of single Muslim mothers is fast becoming a prevalent one; with divorce on the rise it seems only logical that some of these statistics would also apply to Muslim households.  Why then are they not revered as they deserve to be and instead looked down upon and scorned by many communities?  Is it really seen as so contagious that girls from ‘respectable’ families should stay away from these women in case they too, catch it?  Why are these women made to feel humiliated and isolated from their community as if they chose this path for themselves?  Being left with no option but to walk is not the same as breaking up a perfectly happy marriage for selfish reasons; only Allah knows the whole truth and what is in someone’s heart so why then do people assume?

No-one asks to be a single mother, it’s a relentless job; work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; no pay; and no training is given.  You cannot quit and are expected to play the role of both mother and father.  The pressure that you face from society is massive, you feel that everyone is waiting for you to make a wrong move which, if you make, will lead to them pouncing on you saying that your child has turned out faulty because of a lack of mothering skills that you possess – which is why you are a single mum.  It is due to this reason that many single mothers feel isolated from their community; they are not encouraged to speak up about their struggles in an attempt to console other women, rather they are warned to keep quiet and suffer alone so as not to bring shame on their families.  There is no organisation in place for them where they can go to for help or just to meet other single Muslim mothers.  There are organisations for revert sisters, people wanting to know about Islam, dawah giving charities for Muslims, even organisations for people suffering from drug abuse but ironically nothing for sisters born into a Muslim household who are single mothers.  Society just assumes that if you are a single Muslim mother that your family automatically assume their responsibility and help out; that you have a baby-sitter for when you are forced into work and that you live at home with your parents and that your father assumes your financial burden as he is meant to in Islam.  This is not always the case, some women are not allowed to live back at home with their parents, they are told to lie in the bed they made because they could have stayed with their husband’s even if it meant tolerating domestic violence and having their mental health suffer.  These women are not just defined by their role as mothers; they are human beings too and people tend to forget this.

Being a single Muslim mother is so different to being a non-Muslim single mother, the latter will do anything to make sure their child fits in as they do not want their child to be singled out any further; a Muslim mother has to remain within her boundaries set by Allah at all times.  There is no united front from a husband and therefore no ‘good cop, bad cop’; there is only her.  Children may rebel against this and then a mother has to be both firm like a father but soft and loving like a mother; it must get confusing for a child, they may wonder why their mother is all of a sudden behaving like ‘daddy’ too.  It is a father’s role to protect his family but now a mother has to adopt that role and try and provide physical safety and security; she cannot show fear in front of her children.  In Islam a woman should not be out after dark for the sake of her own safety, but this now, cannot be helped if children need picking up from madrasah or other activities.  A Muslim woman is not allowed to be alone with a non-mahram man as is clearly stated in the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari (1729) and Muslim (2391) from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “No woman should travel except with a mahram, and no man should enter upon her unless a mahram of hers is present.”  If her landlord is a man and wants to come round, or a builder or plumber etc. she has to let him in; if she has no support she won’t have a brother to be there with her.  Women are not allowed to travel alone which means no holidays for the family, the kuffar do not adopt this rule.  In school, a single Muslim mother has no husband to defend her to the head teacher when she exercises her right to have her child taken out of any religious activities like Christmas assemblies and parties etc. in the West.  Muslims suffer a lot in the West and single Muslim mothers who are known to have no support can be seen as easy targets. They may have no walli to help them find a new husband and sadly not all masjid’s are dedicated to helping find spouses for women; besides which, single Muslim mothers are seen too often as ‘damaged goods’.  A vulnerable woman attempting to find her own husband therefore may be preyed upon by evil men or and may not be above the whisperings of shaytaan.  Whilst there are a lot of good brothers out there willing to accept the responsibility of a ready-made family, a lot of them honestly admit that their mothers would not be happy with this because as one brother put it “which mother would want her son to marry a divorcee when he could marry a virgin and have his own children with her?”

We have role models from Islamic history of single mothers (or mothers who raised their children alone) whose children went on to become great men and prophets; Hajar, the mother of Prophet Ismail (pbuh), Maryam, the mother of Prophet Isa (pbuh), and Amina, the mother of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), all raised their sons alone.  Also, the mothers of Imam al-Shafi’, Imam Ahmed and Imam Bukhari raised their sons alone, all of whom later became renowned figures that left a major impact on the world.  Many single mothers are lonely and in need of support; it is the Ummah’s responsibility to help them, they are still our sisters in Islam, but if everyone shirks away from this responsibility then who is left to help these women? They have been left alone to do the job of two people and deserve double the praise. Organisations and charities need to be introduced where help can be administered or maybe a key worker can come round and sit with the mother and offer advice. Support groups are a good start; one such group can be found on Facebook: single Muslim mums – a group dedicated to providing support to mothers globally who feel depressed and isolated and alone.  We need your help in promoting awareness for the struggles that many single Muslim mothers face globally, let’s make a change and be the change we want to see.

Hagies Jelly & Ice cream Party this Wednesday

Hagies Jelly & Ice cream Party this Wednesday

    17:30 until 23:00
  •   ★▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ •★•JELLY & ICE CREAM PARTY •★• ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄★
    Another Party on the go at Hagies this Wednesday!!!
    Live Music from Podgie from Shebeen to get the place rocking
    Band starts 5.30
    Open at 4pm
    Free entry
    Lets do this, The conga way!!!!

You Decide 2012 ! Icecream Vs. Chocolote !

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You Decide 2012 ! Icecream Vs. Chocolote !

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