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Queens Quest For Eternity

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER…

Last week, we made mention of the MAHK Warriors. These were the Orion Queen's elite security detail in an earlier epoch who comprised of both males and females.  The MAHK Warriors, however, were not restricted to military service: they also had a R&D wing (something akin to the US’s DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency]) which specialised in inventions that redounded to the geopolitical agenda and wellbeing of the Queen. These were mostly chemicals and genetic tinkering.

It was the female MAHK scientists who naturally deferred more to the Queen and it was them she commissioned to carry out certain projects that would not be keenly embraced by the male scientists. One of these projects was about the shortening of the lifespans of males on the SSS World. It was imperative, so the Queen reasoned, to curtail the longevity of males if the empire was to continually remain under female rule. It were mentally mature males who roused the younger generation to politics of confrontation and generally anarchic tendencies. In order to insulate her domain from possible destabilisation, the Queen had all the males of the SSS World subjected to a genetic tinkering programme that would not allow them to live beyond middle age. They passed on whilst they were in the prime of their youth, equivalent to 35-40 years here on Earth.  Apparently, they all developed a prostate-like cancer in their thirties.  The genetic tinkering programme was devised by the female MAKH scientists.

Now, if you recall, we did highlight the fact that to the Orion Queen, sex was a very big deal. She wanted to hit the highest notes of sexual bliss, a performance that would launch her into the seventh heaven, screaming and spasming all the way from sheer pleasure. As such, she kept a male harem, called the KHARIM, that served her sexually on demand. The KHARIM were picked from a catwalk-like pageantry where contestants strutted their stuff in the nude. In order to perk up the performance of the KHARIM by a bar or two, the terrifically libidinous Queen assigned her MAKH scientists to institute a KHARIM breeding programme. In this programme, the KHARIM prototypes were bred by way of in-vitro fertilisation. In other words, they were grown like a test tube baby.  That way, they were dramatically improved genetically. All adverse genes were weeded out and the good genes were enhanced so that the prototype was perfect in every respect – looks, build, height, intelligence, size of genitalia, etc.   This strategy ensured that the lucky KHARIM male who was chosen to produce offspring for the Queen would give her dazzlingly beautiful princesses who were flawless physical specimens.    

The Queen also insisted on one vital conditionality about the KHARIM breeding programme – that the prototypes be restricted to only two “peaks” of pleasure in one sexual encounter. The reason she so demanded was to ensure that she had a multiplicity of mountings from a queued-up cast of KHARIM studs that would go on all night long. She herself was indefatigable: she was administered a herbal product that invested her with inexhaustible reserves of sexual stamina by her MAKH scientists.  The Queen would in due course extend a similar breeding programme to her most loyal and faithful female aides.     

LONGEVITY SUBSTANCE IS INVENTED

On the SSS World, people lived much longer than we do on Earth (We also are supposed to live a great deal longer than we do but our genetics have been deliberately tampered with to limit our average lifespan to three score and ten – 70 years [PSALM 90:10]). But they did die eventually. The Queen of Orion decided she didn’t want to die. So she commissioned the SSS scientists to come up with a special  elixir of life nutrient for her only that would make her live indefinitely.

Since the nutrient was meant for her only, it was to be produced from her own DNA. Accordingly, the scientists extracted tissue and fluid samples from her and after exhaustive study and analysis they decided that the most promising source of the longevity nutrient was her own menstruum.   The Queen duly obliged and provided them with her royal menstruum from time to time. After years of patient research and refinement, the scientists finally had a eureka moment. They came up with a product they called S-MA,   which meant “that which makes the MA (the Queen’s most evoked title) go”. S-MA not only extended the Queen’s lifespan by hundreds of thousands of years in Earth terms    but it also increased her energy levels. Furthermore, it made her maintain her youth both externally and at the cellular level for a much longer time and so was at times referred to as the “Fountain of Youth”. And since the fluid that produced S-MA came from her womb, the royal womb became known as the Divine Womb. It was also referred to as the “Cup of Eternal Energy”. This is the source of all the legends of the so-called “Blood of the Holy Grail”, which is simply the life-extending menstruum of the Orion Queen (more on the subject when we come to the saga of the Anunnaki).  

When the Queen noted the extraordinary longevity properties of S-MA, she decreed that it be graduated in several strains. The most  powerful strain, called the Supreme S-MA, the one that conferred the longest lifespan, was restricted to her herself. Lower grade derivatives, which extended lives in only tens of thousands of years, were availed to other members of the royal family – the Queen Mother and the Princesses. The Queen promulgated a law that stipulated that anybody other than a member of the royal family who was found in possession of or using S-MA was to be summarily executed and this included the scientists themselves. Because of their phenomenally lengthened lifespans, the Orion royals became known as the Divine Family.  With time, however, the Queen relented somewhat and extended weaker versions of S-MA to various key members of her cosmic empire who were charged with administrating other worlds.

QUEEN ATTAINS “EVERLASTNG LIFE”

S-MA, however, did not confer eternity. The Queen lived for hundreds of thousands of years all right but she did eventually die. Wear and tear just could not be kept at bay forever: it did set in at long last.   Once again, the SSS scientists were put to work with a view to come up with a substance or device that would make the Queen live forever.  

Their first, closest breakthrough was the ability to reanimate a dead body. They found a way to restore a dead being to life if this being had been dead for only a few days and if he or she hadn’t suffered irreparable  organic damage and his or her tissues hadn’t atrophied to a point where they  were unsalvageable, such as in very advanced age. Once again, although this ability gave a person a new lease of life, it did not put an end to death. The Grim Reaper still lurked, always poised to strike at the opportune moment.  
The SSS scientists’ next feat was cloning. They discovered a way to duplicate the Queen’s body. This body – or several of them – was an exact copy of the Queen and was a living and breathing copy. It was kept somewhere in a subterranean chamber and meticulously taken care of.  When an organ of the Queen, such as a kidney, heart, or liver failed and therefore required replacement, the organ was harvested from the clone as captured in the 2005 movie The Island starring Djimoun Hounsou. Cloning, also called regeneration, further extended the life of the Queen by another hundreds of thousands of years. The Queen also gave the green light for her high level administrators and next of  kin to be subjected to the cloning and reanimation process too across the empire. Yet cloning  was not the ultimate solution as death could arise anyway from, say, assassination or dissolution in a liquid such as acid for instance.  What the Queen wanted was a trick that could get rid of death once and for all.

The SSS scientists, who were now called the Genesis Scientists by virtue of their ability to fashion and manipulate life, finally delivered what amounted to a silver bullet solution to the problem of death.  They devised what they called a Consciousness Transfer System. Consciousness is another name for the spirit-soul, the real  being  as the body is simply a vehicle,  a space suit.  The Genesis Scientists were able to extract  the Queen’s spirit-soul from her body when she was staring death in the face and transfer it into another living body. This ensured that she was not lost to the empire.

Initially, there was a glitch with the  Consciousness Transfer System. Two spirit-souls could not dwell in the same body and therefore the spirit-soul of the receiving body had to be expelled for good. This would make the  consciousness transfer too obvious when it was meant to be subtle. As such, the Genesis Scientists initially had to make do with two consciousnesses occupying the same body. The body would be aware of the two spirit-souls occupying it and confusion was therefore inevitable. At long last, the Genesis Scientists were able to dumb down the spirit-soul of the host body. Using mind erasure and implantation techniques, it was relegated to the subconscious, that part of the mind we almost never feel. That way, the receiving body was made to believe that the new consciousness had always been its original consciousness.  The now subconscious-based spirit-soul would only surface once in a while in the form of vivid dreams or inexplicable visions.    

The Queen now was able to transfer her consciousness into a younger and  healthier clone of herself. Writes a leading cosmic chronicler: “Should the worst conceivable circumstances occur, should the body of the Queen be severely damaged, her consciousness could be completely transferred. Combined with the successes in the regeneration and reanimation programs, the Queen was able to extend her life-span beyond any lengths  that had ever been imagined … Because of the Genesis Scientists’ advances,  she had come close to achieving immortality. While generations of her subjects lived and passed away, the Queen outlived them all. And by restricting the most elaborate processes of 'Extended Life' Sciences to herself, the Reptilian Queen ensured that she would live for millions of years and could remain the wisest, the most intelligent,  and the most experienced being in her entire empire."

In short, the Orion Queen had become a god. She was capable of living forever for as long as she was not somewhat sabotaged by her nemeses or violently terminated by her enemies. Consequently, throughout her empire,  the Queen was said to possess “Everlasting Life”.

QUEEN INSTITUTES MIND CONTROL PROGRAMMING

The one thing the Queen of Orion was most concerned about was how to restrict the knowledge of all these extended life programmes to a very tight circle so that it was not purloined and therefore mainstreamed. Even on pain of incurring the death penalty, there would be no shortage of daredevil insiders who could secretly sell the knowledge particularly to other worlds in the empire where the Queen did not have that much sway.   

In order to render the possible theft of this intellectual property basically nil, the Queen came up with a Mind Alteration Programme. This programme was devised by the MAKH scientists, the most loyal to the Crown. The programme entailed erasing and totally eliminating all subversive thoughts in every technician, scientist, or individual who was involved in the extended life programmes and replacing them with thoughts of total loyalty and obedience to the Queen. This was tantamount to turning such people into intelligent robots. The mind programming ensured that these people obeyed the Queen’s every command and that they did exactly what she wanted them to do. The mind control programme was also extended to her own daughters as well as the Queen Mother, thus eliminating any likelihood of a palace coup.   The Queen’s hunger for power seemingly knew no bounds.

Let us now take stock in the context of our day here on Earth. Have we reached a stage too where we’re able to come up with the same life extending programmes we have talked about? The answer is yes. Cloning, soul-transfer, and mind control are all taking place as we speak in absolute secrecy. Not only have whistleblowers in the West written detailed accounts  about such projects but the Illuminati themselves have indirectly clued us in through hint-dropping movies such as The Manchurian Candidate starring Denzel Washington(2004), The Island (2005), The Host (2013), and  Self/Less (2015),   all of which I recommend you watch.

Mind control has been in existence since the early 50s under the auspices of the CIA. The CIA mind control programme, dubbed Project MK Ultra, was the brainchild of Nazis who were spirited to the US at the conclusion of World War II. It was exposed in 1975 by the Church Committee of the US Congress. The CIA admitted to the programme’s existence in 1995 when some of the programme's documents were declassified under the Freedom of Information Act.

Experiments in human cloning began in the 60s and by the 80s it was all but perfected. Some of the major western political figures such as George HW Bush and Bill Clinton are said to have body doubles according to some very credible sources. In the public arena, the first human clone was announced in November 1998 by the US biotechnological company advanced Technology.  On December 26 2002, the Bahamas-based company Cloinad announced the birth of baby Eve, who was cloned from a 31-year-old American woman.

As for consciousness transfer, this has been going on since the 1940s. Here,  I’ll let Donald Marshall, who himself underwent the process at an early age,  explain how it is done: “This is accomplished by using blood or tissue samples of a person to create an identical clone body stored in a remote location, and once that person is asleep, secret technology is used to transfer their consciousness to their clone double, complete with personality and memories intact … When the person  opens his eyes, he finds himself in an identical clone body at a top secret military base but will not remember how he got into this new body …” Marshall says very few are informed that they have been cloned and have had their consciousness transferred to a clone body kept and maintained at a top secret military base. Most are told they are in another dimension or in the Astral plane.

Forever and they funded the research that led to microchip implant technology. By recording a person’s consciousness on a chip before they died, scientists were able to insert this microchip into a precise location and upload all of their memories into a clone brain. They found, however, that using clones for microchip brain implants was not ideal as clone behavior can become erratic and unreliable. The problem was solved by stealing the body of another. The stolen brain uploads the inserted memories and new programming begins to run. The victim has been successfully bodysnatched by microchip technology, allowing the dead to live on and on. These microchipheads now live among us, hopping from body to body, in essence living forever.”

NEXT WEEK:  ORION QUEEN ON RAMPAGE

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STRESS TEST

14th December 2022

We have come a long way from the 19th century, when mental un-healthiness was not recognised as treatable. In those days mental health problems were viewed as a sign of madness, warranting imprisonment in often merciless and unhygienic conditions; and with that backdrop you would think twice before calling in sick because of stress or admit feelings of hopelessness or depression but that’s changing. That may sound like good news but it’s not.

Reasons why employees don’t show up for work can vary, but one thing is for certain; an organisation relies on its staff to get things done and when employees don’t show up for work it disrupts organisational plans, takes up the valuable time from management and lowers the company’s productivity. It’s always been that people miss work for several reasons, some understandable and legitimate and others less so but it’s important that we know the reasons so that such situations can be better managed.

Today stress is one of the most common causes of long-term absence and is especially prevalent amongst office-based staff. This is also related to absence due to depression or anxiety. Is this indicative of where we are as a society, a sign of the times which is that people are constantly pressurised and have less work-life balance?

The British Museum houses a tablet which provides a peek into work-life balance in ancient Egypt. It documents how many sick days and why 40 workers took time off from their workplace in 1250 BC. All sorts of fascinating reasons have been given for why people were away from their work, including a note about someone named Buqentuf, who needed time off for embalming and wrapping the corpse of his dead mother.

There were other reasons like some workers, such as a man named Pennub, missed work because their mothers were ill.  Others had causes that we wouldn’t expect to hear as often today, such as men who stayed home to help around the house due to a “wife or daughter bleeding” – a reference to menstruation. But no mention of mental health, not because it didn’t exist, but it wasn’t labelled thus not reported.

What was reported was a person such as Aapehti who was said to have been ill on a regular basis and also took time off when he was “making offerings to god”.  Workers also took days off when they had to perform tasks for their superiors – which was apparently permitted in moderate amounts. For example, Amenmose was allowed time away from work when he was “fetching stones for the scribe:  And what about other employees who had to excuse themselves from work to brew beer, an activity which was associated with some of their gods and rituals.

All fascinating stuff which provides insight into life at that time. But what insights can we gather from today’s sick leave records? One study recently undertaken gives us insight into the UK police force’s absenteeism. Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act from police forces in the UK showed that the number of days absent due to mental health problems increased by 9% in one year, from 457,154 in 2020 to 497,154 in 2021.

And here is the shocker. Police have taken a record 500,000 days off due to mental health issues. Zoe Billingham, a former police inspector, suggested there was a greater prevalence of mental health issues among emergency services, due to what they faced during the pandemic of coronavirus. “Police and other frontline services have protected us during the pandemic,” she said. “The pandemic was a great unknown. People were really scared of dying and coming into contact with the virus, and a lot of people did.”

It is a ‘mental health epidemic’ among police. Alistair Carmichael, Home Affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, said: “Frontline police officers do an incredible job serving their communities. But we know that the stress of policing can take a heavy toll on the mental health of officers, in some cases leading to burnout.

Let’s look at another group. A poll by Gallup reported that in the last three years, 75% of young adults aged 18–22 have left their jobs because of stated mental health reasons. This study showed that employees (millennials and Gen Z) want employers who care about their wellbeing. Contributing factors to mental health stress centre around increases in uncertainty and include: Hybrid work environments and the side-effects: no socialization, no end time, no feedback, caring for others; changing rules around work often with poor communications & clarity;  inconsistency & incompleteness of rule implementation:  Uncertainty from these and other factors leads to anxiety and depression.

 

The real story here is not that burnout, stress, depression and anxiety are becoming the number one reasons for absenteeism but that for a large part they are preventable. We have the data telling us it’s the problem but still organisations are doing very little to proactively manage it. Sure, we have counselling services for staff who are struggling and wellness days to reinforce feelings of wellbeing, but this is not enough.

If we start caring and developing work cultures that do not create unintentional stress through how work gets done, that will go a long way to change the status quo. Simple things like ensuring your culture doesn’t thrive on fire drills and heroics to get things done and that emails do not come with expected responses after hours or over the weekend. If we can stop managers bullying, yelling or losing their cool when there is a performance or customer issue and begin giving people more control over their work – all of these are the kinds of stuff that contribute to weakened mental health and absenteeism.

To sum up, your staff’s stress levels are directly proportional to your business’s absentee levels.  Ergo, lowering the former, will also reduce the latter.  Stress down, productivity up and everybody wins out.

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Contributing factors to mental health stress centre around increases in uncertainty and include: Hybrid work environments and the side-effects: no socialization, no end time, no feedback, caring for others; changing rules around work often with poor communications & clarity;  inconsistency & incompleteness of rule implementation:  Uncertainty from these and other factors leads to anxiety and depression.

 

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Diana Irks Queen

14th December 2022
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In September 1978, General Atiku, Princess Diana had enrolled for a cookery course. That same month whilst she was staying at her parents’ home in Norfolk, her friends innocently asked about the health of her father  John Spencer, the 8th Earl. Hitherto, the Earl’s health had never been a matter of concern but Diana somewhat inscrutably voiced a somewhat portendous outlook. “He’s going to drop down in some way,” she said.  “If he dies, he will die immediately;  otherwise he’ll survive.”  

It came to pass,  General. The following day, the telephone bell rang to the news that her father had collapsed in the courtyard of his Althorp Estate residence and that he had been rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering a massive cerebral haemorrhage. The medical prognosis was bleak:  Earl Spencer was not expected to survive the night. Writes Andrew Morton in Diana Her True Story: “For two days the children camped out in the hospital waiting-room as their father clung on to life. When doctors announced that there was a glimmer of hope, Raine [second wife] organised a private ambulance to take him to the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in Queen Square, Central London, where for several months he lay in a coma.”

Raine was so fiercely protective of her beloved husband that she had the nurses see to it that his own children did not come near him in this critical condition in his elitist private room.  ‘I’m a survivor and people forget that at their peril,” she would later tell a journalist. “There’s pure steel up my backbone. Nobody destroys me, and nobody was going to destroy Johnnie so long as I could sit by his bed – some of his family tried to stop me – and will my life force into him.” But if Raine had steel in her, General, so did the implacable Spencer children, more so the eldest of them all.  “During this critical time,” Morton goes on, “the ill feeling between Raine and the children boiled over into a series of vicious exchanges. There was iron too in the Spencer soul and numerous hospital corridors rang to the sound of the redoubtable Countess and the fiery Lady Sarah Spencer [the Earl’s firstborn child] hissing at each other like a pair of angry geese.”

As Diana had correctly predicted, her father was not destined to die at that juncture but healthwise he was never the same henceforth. First, he suffered a relapse in November that same year and was moved to another hospital. Once again, he teetered on the brink. He was drifting in and out of consciousness and as such he was not able to properly process  people who were visiting him, including his own daughters when nurses relented and allowed them in. Even when he was awake a feeding tube in his throat meant that he was unable to speak. Understandably, Diana found it hard to concentrate on the cookery course she had enrolled in a few days before her father suffered his stroke.

But Raine, General,  was determined that her husband survive come rain or shine. Morton: “When his doctors were at their most pessimistic, Raine’s will-power won through. She had heard of a German drug called Aslocillin which she thought could help and so she pulled every string to find a supply. It was unlicensed in Britain but that didn’t stop her. The wonder drug was duly acquired and miraculously did the trick. One afternoon she was maintaining her usual bedside vigil when, with the strains of Madam Butterfly playing in the background, he opened his eyes ‘and was back’. In January 1979, when he was finally released from hospital, he and Raine booked into the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane for an expensive month-long convalescence. Throughout this episode the strain on the family was intense.”

Altogether, Earl Spencer had been in hospital for 8 straight months. The lingering effects of the stroke left him somewhat unsteady on his feet when he escorted his daughter down the aisle at St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1981 for her marriage to the Prince of Wales.

 

R.I.P. EARL SPENCER

 

It was not until March 29, 1992, General, that Earl Spencer finally gave up the ghost. He was admitted in hospital for pneumonia but what killed him days later was a heart attack. Rumours of his death actually began to make the rounds the day before he passed on. At the time, Diana was on a skiing holiday in the  Austrian Alps along with  her estranged hubby Prince Charles and their two kids William and Harry.

When Diana was told of her dad’s death, she insisted that under no circumstances would she return to England on the same flight as Charles, with whom she was barely on talking terms. “I mean it, Ken,” she told her body minder Ken Wharfe. “I don’t want him with me. He doesn’t love me – he loves that woman [Camilla]. Why should I help save his face? Why the bloody hell should I? It’s my father who has gone. It’s a bit bloody late for Charles to start playing the caring husband, don’t you think so?”

Naturally, General, Charles was alarmed, particularly that his efforts to use one of his right-hand-men to reason with the Princess had been rebuffed. He therefore  prevailed over Wharfe to try and ram sense into his wife. “Lord Spencer’s death was a major news story,” writes Ken Wharfe,  “and if the Prince and Princess did not return to Britain together then nothing, not even compassion for the grief-stricken Diana, would stop the journalists from going for the jugular. The truth about the Waleses would be immediately and blindingly obvious to the most naive journalist … Returning to the Princess’s room, I told her bluntly that this was not a matter for debate. ‘Ma’am, you have to go back with the Prince. This one is not open for discussion. You just have to go with it’.’’

At long last persuaded, General, Diana said, “Okay Ken, I’ll do it. Tell him I’ll do it, but it is for my father, not for him – it is out of loyalty to my father.” But what in truth got Diana to change tack was the intervention of the Queen, who personally called her at Charles’ own request. That, however, General, was only as far as Diana was prepared to play ball: as far as engaging with Charles in conversation was concerned, that was simply inconceivable. “There was an icy silence for the rest of the two-hour journey,” writes Wharfe. “Nothing was said during the entire flight. The Princess did not want to speak to her husband and he, fearing a furious or even hysterical outburst, did not dare even to try to start a conversation. Whatever the discomforts of the journey, however, it was soon clear that the PR spin had worked. The next day it was reported that Prince Charles was at Diana’s side in her hour of need. Yet as soon as the Prince and Princess arrived at Kensington Palace they went their separate ways – he to Highgrove, and she to pay her last respects to her father.”

Lord Spencer was 68 when he died. He was a remote descendant of King Henry VIII.

 

PRINCE CHARLES FINALLY OWNS UP TO ADULTERY WITH CAMILLA

 

In June 1994, when Diana and Charles had been separated for exactly one-and-half years, Prince Charles was interviewed in a BBC documentary by Jonathan Dimbleby. The interview was billed as intended to mark Charles’ 25 anniversary as Prince of Wales but it was in truth a not-to-cleverly-disguised riposte to Diana Her True Story, the highly controversial 1992 collaboration between Diana and Andrew Morton.

In the interview, which was watched by 13 million people, Charles, General, openly admitted for the first time that he had committed adultery with Camilla Parker-Bowles, who he hailed as, “a great friend of mine who has been a friend for a very long time and will continue to be a friend for a very long time”. Diana had been requested to feature in the interview alongside her husband but she parried the overture on the advice of her aides, which was spot-on as she would have been greatly embarrassed by her hubby’s unsavoury confession in her own face and on national television.

The Prince’s candid confessional was followed weeks later by a book titled The  Prince of Wales: A Biography, which was written by the same Jonathan Dimbleby. The book was even frankier than the interview. In it, Charles put it bluntly that she had never once loved Diana and that he married her only because he was coerced into doing so by his  notoriously overbearing father. Charles also made it known that as a child, he had been bullied by his abusive father, virtually ignored by his mother, and persecuted by a wife he portrayed as both spoiled and mentally unstable.   Both Diana and his parents were revolted by the bare-knuckle  contents of the book though Dana need not have been irked considering that it was she herself who had fired the first salvo in the Morton book.

 

BASHIR INTERVIEW BODES ILL FOR DIANA

 

If Diana’s collaboration with Morton was a miscalculation, General, Prince Charles’ Dimbleby interview was equally so. For in November 1995, the wayward Princess hit back with her own tell-all interview on BBC’s  current affairs programme called Panorama. “She wanted to get even with Prince Charles over his adulterous confession with the Dimbleby documentary,” writes Paul Burrell, her final butler, in A Royal Duty.

The interview was conducted by journalist Martin Bashir who was attached to BBC, and was watched by 23 million people,  conferring it the distinction of having attracted the largest audience for any television documentary in broadcasting history. In the interview, Diana voiced concern about there having been “three of us in this marriage and so it was  a bit crowded”, the intruder obviously being Camilla. Diana also gave Charles a dose of his own medicine by confessing to her own adulterous relationship with James Hewitt, of whom she said, “Yes, I adored him, yes, I was in love with him”. Hewitt had at the time documented his affair with Diana in lurid detail in a best-selling book and Diana thought he had ill-conceivedly stabbed her in the back.

And as if to rub salt into the wound, General, Diana cast serious  doubts on her husband’s fitness to rule as future King and therefore his eventual accession to the British throne.   Unfortunately for her, the interview sealed her fate  in so far as her marriage was concerned. “In her headstrong decision to co-operate with Bashir,” says Burrell, “she had never considered, perhaps naively, the implications that Panorama had for her marriage.” Indeed, just four weeks after the interview, the Queen, after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote personally to both the Prince and Princess of Wales requesting that they divorce sooner rather than later.

It was a dream-come-true for at least two parties to the triangle, namely Charles and Camilla. But did it also constitute music to the ears of Princess Diana too, General?

 

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SOWING THE WIND ONLY TO REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Martin Bashir interviews Princess Diana in a BBC documentary which aired on Monday 29 November 1995. The interview incensed the Windsors: the following month, Queen Elizabeth ordered Charles and Diana to sever matrimonial ties. In her vengeful resolve to hit back at her husband following his own interview the previous year, Diana had foolishly sown the wind and reaped the whirlwind.

NEXT WEEK: DIANA REVERTS TO SINGLENESS

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Rights of an Individual in Islam

14th December 2022

Islam is a way of life completed and perfected by the last and final Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Holy Quran along with the practical teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) forms the basis of Islamic law, social, economic and political systems of Islam – in short the basis of a complete code of conduct for the entire life of a Muslim

Regrettably in this day and age there are certain views in non-Muslims that have a very negative ‘view’ of Islam. The bottom line is that if a Muslim says that two plus two is four, others can ‘argue’ to say three plus one is four, or two times two is four or the square root of 16 is four. The bottom line is no matter what we may think we all are ‘correct’. The fact is that we are all on this earth for a ‘limited’ time. Regardless of beliefs, tribe, race, colour or our social standing in life, we will all die one day or the other and we will “all” be called up thereafter to answer for our behaviour, beliefs, and our life on this earth.

To a Muslim the Holy Quran is the Divine Revelation which is all encompassing and lays down in clear terms, how we should live our daily lives including the need for humans to allow fellow humans certain basic rights at all times. Due to the limited space available I can only reflect on some of the major fundamental rights laid down by Islam:

Right to life

The first and foremost of fundamental basic human-rights is the right to life. “Whosoever kills any human being (without any valid reason) like manslaughter or any disruption and chaos on earth, it is though he had killed all the mankind. And whoever saves a life it is though as he had saved the lives of all mankind” (Quran Ch5: v 32). It further declares: “Do not kill a soul which Allah has made sacred except through the due process of law” (Quran Ch6: v 151). Islam further explains that this sacrosanct right to life is not granted only to its adherents (believers), but it has been granted to all human beings without consideration of their religion, race, colour or sex

Right to Equality 

The Holy Quran recognises equality between humans irrespective of any distinction of nationality, race, colour or gender. “O Mankind We have created you from a male and female, and We made you as nations and tribes so that you may be able to recognise each other (not that you may despise each other). Indeed the most honourable among you before God is the most God-conscious”. (Quran Ch49: v 13). The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) further explained this: “No Arab has any superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab…… You are all the children of Adam and Adam was created from soil”. If there is any superiority for a man it is based on his piety, righteousness, sense of responsibility and character. Even such a person with these noble qualities would not have any privileged rights over others.

Right to justice

Allah Almighty has bestowed on all human beings, believer or non-believer, friend or foe the right to justice.  The Holy Quran states: “We sent our messengers with clear teachings and sent down along with them the Book and the Balance so that society may be established on the basis of justice” (Quran Ch 57 : v 25). It further says “O Believers stand for the cause of God and as witness to justice and remember that enmity of some people should not lead you to injustice. Be just as it is nearest to God consciousness” (Quran Ch 5:v  8 ). This makes it obligatory that a believer must uphold justice in all circumstances, including to his enemies.

Right to freedom of conscience and religion

The Holy Quran clearly mentions that there is no compulsion in accepting or rejecting a religion. “There is no compulsion in (submitting to) the religion” (Quran Ch 2 : v 256). Every individual has been granted basic freedom to accept a religion of his or her choice. Therefore no religion should be imposed on a person.

Right to personal freedom

No person can be deprived of his or her personal freedom except in pursuance of justice. Therefore there cannot be any arbitrary or preventive arrest without the permission of duly appointed judge and in the light of a solid proof.

Right to Protection of Honour

Every person has been ensured basic human dignity which should not be violated. If someone falsely attacks the honour of a person the culprit will be punished according to the Islamic Law. The Holy Quran says: “Do not let one group of people make fun of another group”. It further states: “Do not defame one another”, the Quran goes on to say: And do not backbite or speak ill of one another” (Quran Ch 49  : v 11-12).

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