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The Galactic Library

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER…

Earth is such a gem it has been the scene of armed clashes between ET races warring for its proprietorship

Our planet, Earth,  is 4.6 billion years old. The Solar System as a whole is 5 billion years old, calculated from the time the Sun, known as Sol in astronomy, came into being. Both these ages, that of Earth and the Solar System, are a drop in the ocean compared to that of this Internet-like universe itself. According to the Andromedans, the kindly Aliens from the Andromedan star system who have been communicating with Alex Collier (a human incarnate from that region of the universe), the universe is 21 trillion years old.

If the universe is 21 trillion years old, it means there is a lot that has happened over the ages we do not know. But wise King Solomon did provide us a cue. He says, “There is nothing new under the Sun. What has been will be again, and what has been done  will be done gain.” – ECCLESIASTES 1:9. In other words, events are cyclical: they keep repeating themselves,  not in exactly the same fashion but in one way or the other. Thus,  what is happening today or what has happened in relatively recent times does provide a reasonable glimpse into  what may have happened, say, millions or even billions of years ago. As such, we will always have an idea of what transpired ages before us even if we may not have hard facts.  

Our generation is also fortunate in that ancient records, such as the Sumerian tablets, have surfaced and provide invaluable insights into what happened on our planet not only 6000 years or so ago but well beyond – from half a million years ago when the Anunnaki came to Earth and created mankind to 4 billion years ago when the Celestial Battle took place.

Now, when we say the Anunnaki, the Aliens from the Orion and Sirius star systems via planet Nibiru, “created” mankind, we use the term conventionally, that is, in its loosest sense. The Anunnaki did not create us as such: they fashioned us. They gave rise to Homo sapiens using genetic engineering – the fusion of their own genes with that of an ape-like being known as Homo erectus, a subject we will dwell upon in detail very soon.  Put differently, we were the first humanoids indigenous to Earth, not the first humanoids to inhabit the planet. Before us, there were other beings on our planet.

HOW LIFE IS SEEDED

The seeding of a planet with life forms is known as panspermia. Throughout the universe, this seeding has taken place in two forms.

First, there is the seeding by beings who have come to be known as the Founders. Most pundits of the origins of life mistake these Founders with the Paal Taal, the first beings God, the First Source, created. This is unfortunate. This universe was not founded by the Paal Taal: it was founded by Lucifer and his host of angels, what Christianity refer to as demons. It is not a real universe: it is a counterfeit universe, a make-believe universe much like the cyberspace of the Internet. Lucifer and his angels constitute what we call the Dark Forces. The Dark Forces are the original creators of physical life in the universe. It is they who seeded it.   This seeding by Dark Forces is what can aptly be called Direct Panspermia. In the case of Earth, Direct Panspermia occurred 4 billion years ago when the planet Nibiru smashed into the planet Tiamat and split it into our Earth and the Asteroid Belt. When Nibiru caused this Celestial Battle, it was already crawling with life forms in their earliest stages and these life forms were imparted to Earth. The life Nibiru transferred to Earth had been seeded on it by Dark Forces through scientific means. As we once pointed out, science is the art not of God but of Lucifer and his angels.

Direct Panspermia can also be done by Aliens who are scientifically and technologically advanced. Examples are the Siriuns (from the Sirius star system), the Aryans (from the Orion star system) and the Drakons (from the Draco star system). These Alien civilisations are capable of using meteors, asteroids, and other such small heavenly   bodies to sow life on newly formed or discovered planetary bodies.  They pack the meteors with seeds of organic life of all forms then direct those meteors at the planet. When the meteors crash into the planet, life is seeded there and then and over millions of years this life evolves into sophisticated creatures such as dinosaurs, apes and finally mankind.

The other way in which life is seeded, which has now become much more commonplace, involves transferring fully developed life forms from one planet or several other planets to another. For example, the Martians, supposing they evolved much earlier than us, would relocate several species of animals to Earth and leave them here for thousands of years, after which they would return to assess the stage of development of these animals. In this case therefore, it was not the seeds of life that were planted: it were full-fledged animals.    

Now, you will be aware by now that there is no animal species that stays an animal forever. Every animal ultimately evolves into a humanoid (a being resembling humans but not exactly like us anatomically and physiologically) over millions of years. Dogs, cats, insects, birds, lizards, snakes, fishes, dolphins, bears, rats, rabbits, etc – they all ultimately assume forms that look like we are – with head,  thorax, abdomen, two arms, two legs, upright gait. Facially, they may not look exactly like we are but they will be close. The evolutional blueprint of this universe as designed by Lucifer and his angels is that all creatures should at long last transform into humanoids.

Why must we evolve? Why can’t we just start as humanoids straightaway?  It is part of Lucifer’s strategy to maximally benefit from his manipulation of us. Advanced beings, such as humans, treat animals with varying degrees of cruelty. We even feed on some animals and animals not only feed on each other but some of them can also feed on us.  It is all part of Lucifer’ scheme to create polarity and mutual antagonism amongst creatures for this state of affairs serves to generate an endless amount of negative emotional energy on which he and his angels thrive.

Most of the human population are not aware that when we kill animals, they die with resentment. Animals have a primitive conscience and when they are cruelly killed – like the way we kill cows – they generate a protest hormone in their bloodstream and when we feed on their meat, we ingest that hormone too, with very deleterious effects on our physical wellbeing.  These days, the multifarious diseases that have come to afflict mankind are sometimes attributed to the intrigues of the Illuminati but the greater degree of ailments come from the meat we eat. It is the “ill-will” of the animal that dies a most cruel death that gives rise to certain complex and incurable ailments.  When Jesus said do unto others as you have them to do unto you, he knew what he was talking about. If we don’t treat animals the way we would want them to treat us, our wellbeing will always be shambolic, trust me folks.

A LIVING GENETIC LIBRARY

Planet Earth has two key attributes that make it unique. The first is that it is the most treasured planet in the Milky Way Galaxy. If it were a mineral, it would be called gold, the most prized of all commodities. Earthlings do not know just how special their planet is but Aliens do. There is simply no other planet like Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy: that’s the long and short of it. Second, Earth has been the scene of more wars than any other planet in our galaxy.  Advanced Alien civilisations have fought pitched wars against each other for hegemony over this planet. No wonder it is so jinxed with wars: there is never a single moment when a war is not raging in some part of the planet.   

What makes planet Earth so unique? Well, the collective of civilisations in the Milky Way Galaxy long designated the planet as the galaxy’s Living Genetic Library.  The familiar concept of a library is that of a place where you find all sorts of books on all sorts of topics authored by all sorts of authors. In the case of a genetic library, it is a place where you find all sorts of life forms fashioned by all sorts of civilisations from all sorts of places in the broader universe.

In 2011, scientists postulated that there were 8.7 million species of life on our planet and this was just an estimate. 86 percent of these species have not even been described. And what is more, new species are being discovered each year. In 2015, for instance, new discoveries included the world’s tiniest snail (smaller than the head of a match); toothed frogs; musical spiders (they produce mating songs); and the Ninja Lanternshark (a shark with the face of a Japanese Ninja!). Animal species are just as varied as plant life on our planet.

A little-known fact to the wider global citizenry is that most of Earth’s fauna (animal kingdom) is not indigenous to Earth. Many were brought from other planets in the vast expanse of the Milky Galaxy in their fully developed form and deposited into the Living Library that is our planet to propagate themselves. Both benevolent and malevolent Aliens deposited a life form here, with some of these life forms “authored” right here on Earth through genetic tinkering or hybridisation. That’s why we have poisonous plants as well as well as medicinal or edible plants. That’s why we have wild animals and domesticated animals. That’s why we have fierce and harmless animals.

Earth is what it is not by accident but by deliberate design. It was meant to be a Living Genetic Library. And just as we borrow books from a library and return them at the due time, various civilisations from various parts of the universe come to Earth to harvest life forms, take them to their planets, and have them reproduce either naturally or by way of cloning. However, when Aliens take from our planet, they rarely return what they took. It seems they are not under obligation to return what they borrowed since they are reaping what they sowed.  

Earth was also meant to be a huge pharmacopoeia; a natural drug store replete with herbal cures to every and any ailment. Our own ancestors of several generations back were aware of what a treasure trove Earth was in this respect. They were able to cure every conceivable disease using only herbal medicine: whether it was cancer, heart attack, or a stroke, our ancestors had very potent and efficacious cures for all these maladies. My late paternal grandmother used to tell us that there were only three ways Africans died in the not-too-distant past: through violence, witchcraft, or old age. Otherwise, every natural disease was curable. Even in the case of witchcraft, some herbalists knew how to concoct countervailing medicine that could reverse a disease caused by witchcraft or perform rituals that would neutralise the dark forces behind the disease. Demons which tormented and afflicted some people were driven away not through prayer but through a ritual dance, the performance of certain rites, and the utterance of certain invocative words.

It is tear-jerking that we have now been so taken in by imported faiths that every practice wrought by our ancestors is dismissed as demonic, primitive, or benighted. All traditional medicines they dug up and used are demonic and   all ceremonies they used to perform are demonic. We have painted everything they did with the same brush thanks to inveterate indoctrination by our Western brothers who came with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other. This Earth, My Brother …

REPTILIANS, HUMANOIDS VIE FOR CONTROL OF EARTH

Aliens who have fought for the control of Earth are in three categories basically. These are Reptilians, Serpentines, and Humanoids.

The Reptilians have mostly been the Drakons from the Draco star system. Serpentines have mainly been Aryans, the beings from the Orion star system. Humanoids have primarily been those from the Sirius star system, Procyon, and Aldebaran.     Galactic wars are seldom fought between planets: typically, they are fought between species. Reptilians have always engaged in war against humanoids, either directly or indirectly, a tone that was set with the first galactic war in the Lyraen star system when Reptilians invaded that region of the galaxy, conquered it, destroyed several planets in a high-tech war, and had the humanoids who peopled that star system scatter all over the universe – a theme we have already discussed.  

Our planet Earth is today dominated by humans, but that has not always been the case. Once, Earth was dominated by Reptilians, who were the first to evolve on the planet from dinosaurs.  Reptilians are in two major categories. There are foreign Reptilians, who are usurpers from other regions of space, notably the Draco star system. Then there are indigenous Reptilians, the strain that evolved from dinosaurs right here on Earth and who are   genetic cousins of the Drakons.   Indigenous Reptilians live under the Earth, in a world inconceivably more sophisticated than the one we have on the surface.

Reptilians have always claimed Earth belongs to them because they were the first to evolve on the planet. But when you are firstborn, it does not necessarily follow that you have sole entitlement to a bequest. True, our primate ancestors, the apes, came much later than dinosaurs but we have as much a claim to ownership of Earth as Reptilians. Reptilians contend that we are not pure Earthlings because our genetics are a mixture of several Alien species whereas theirs are pure. In a way they are right, but it is not our fault that our genetics are a hybrid. We did not ask to be hybridised. We were the victims of hybridisation. If we had been left alone as Homo erectus, we would one day have evolved into pure humans. In any case, Reptilians themselves have hybridised themselves with humans in a bid to reclaim rulership of Earth. The people in position of political, economic, military, and religious power today in much of the influential world are all Reptilian/human hybrids.

Every time there have been high-tech wars between Reptilians and humanoids on our planet, it has been either they have decimated each other or one species has triumphed over the other. In the war that wiped off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, Drakons used a particle beam weapon that triggered a 200-year-long winter on the planet just to wrestle control of the planet from humanoids. On average, however, humanoids have won most of the wars and that’s why we’re a dominant    race on the planet today populationwise. The reason Reptilians live underground is because they were driven there in the aftermath of a war with humanoids (who were not indigenous to Earth but came from Procyon).

Following the destruction that was wrought on the planet by Alien Reptilians, the Aryans of Orion at some stage came to the planet to restore it to its pristine condition, a competence in which they are very well-versed. Since then, Earth (and the Solar System as a whole) has been claimed by Arians as their property. Earth is therefore part of the Orion Empire, with the Aryans being the appointed Guardians of this Living Genetic Library. The Aryans (who evolved from the snake species) are allied with the Siriuns (who evolved from a   Wolfen-Leonine creature) though their alliance keeps blowing hot and cold. However, Reptilians still have hijacked control, either directly or indirectly, of some parts of the Solar System. The planet Saturn and the Moon, for example, are directly controlled by Reptilians.

NEXT WEEK: DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SIRIUS STAR SYSTEM

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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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