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Enlil Rapes Virgin!

Benson C Saili

THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

Earth’s superintending god plies a young medical officer with an intoxicating beverage and forces himself on her

About 400,000 years ago, Ninmah touched down on Earth with 29 other female Anunnaki medics. Ninmah was King Anu’s eldest and smartest daughter. As a medical savant, she was unsurpassed by the Anunnaki womenfolk and of the Anunnaki menfolk, only Enki and his son Ningishzidda were her match.   A ravishing beauty and a highly accomplished biomedical researcher, Ninmah had been the head of life sciences on Nibiru.

Ninmah, who was Enlil’s half-sister and Enki’s step sister, had been dispatched to Earth by King Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven”, for several reasons. She was to oversee medical and health matters for the Anunnaki, the seeding of medicinal and health-enhancing plants (whose seeds and DNA she had brought with her), and the adaptation of domesticated animals (again which she had carried along with her from Nibiru) to Earth’s environment.  Agriculture and farming on our planet was to be jumpstarted from the specimens she had brought. 

When the Anunnaki arrived on Earth, their circadian rhythm was inevitably disturbed because of Earth’s rotational patterns that were way different from those of planet Nibiru. A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in

the physiological processes of living beings, including plants, animals, fungi and bacteria which primarily respond to light and darkness.  Since Nibiru’s circadian rhythm, gravitational force, and duration of day were different from those of Earth, the Anunnaki  suffered from chronic indispositions such as headaches and sight-related problems on the much quicker (rotation-wise) and brighter  (in terms of sunlight) planet. Nibiru, about four to nine times larger than Earth, had a 36-hour-day and a much stronger force of gravity. Ninmah’s other brief therefore was to help address the physiological problems brought about by Earth’s peculiar physics.

Ninmah also brought with her what was called the Elixir of Life, or Food of Life. The Anunnaki had noticed that here on Earth, they aged much faster than they did on Nibiru and that their children who were born on Earth aged even much more rapidly.  The Elixir of Life was intended to considerably slow the aging process though not exactly align it with that of Nibiru. It was typically consumed along with the Water of Life.  The seeds of the drug flourished in a cool climate.

Ninmah was ecstatically welcomed to Eridu, the Anunnaki’s iconic settlement on Earth, by Enlil and Enki and the rest of the already Earth-based Heroes. The exhilaration was specially heightened by the presence now on Earth of female Anunnaki for the first time since the first Anunnaki landing in over 30,000 years.  

In a closed mission-debriefing session with her two brothers, Ninmah recounted her journey and what transpired on Mars. She reported that Alalu had died and a commemorative, permanent memorial to him was already in place in the form of a mountain sculpture. She also made mention of her restoration to life of Anzu and of the 20 men who had remained along  with him with a view to setting up a way station for Nibiru and Earth-bound gold freighters. 

The death of Alalu touched Enki. Otherwise,   he was happy and content with all that had transpired on Mars. On the other hand, Enlil, a hard-hearted, power-obsessed type, was indignant: he demanded to know under whose authority Alalu had been so honoured and Anzu had been entrusted charge of Mars activities.   Ninmah set him at ease when she told him everything was done at the say-so of King Anu and that Anzu was actually subordinate to both he and Enki.

YAHWEH DOGGED BY SEXUAL STRESS

Since their arrival on Earth, the Anunnaki had until now been wholly deprived of female company. For as long as they were still prospecting for gold, they were not allowed to return to Nibiru. Particularly sexually stressed were the Heroes in Enki’s pioneer landing party, who had had no conjugal indulgencies for 32,400 years (equivalent to 9 years, or shars, in Nibiru terms).  It is not stretching the imagination to  suppose that some of the  Anunnaki folk were compelled to resort to unnatural sexual practices and that is  how the homosexual and bestiality genes were triggered, which genes continue to haunt some members of the human race today. (Tendencies are not only inherited: they can also be acquired, genetically embedded, and then passed on to offspring).  Even Enlil, who was not that worse for wear having being on Earth for only two shars, was bursting with libidinous fever. It goes without saying that his half-sister Ninmah seemed a godsend. After all, he already had a son with her, Ninurta, who was born on Nibiru.  

Why were the Anunnaki so predisposed to marrying or at the very least bear children with their half-sisters (same father but different mothers)? In the society of today here on Earth, such a course of action would be denounced as outright incest in any culture and even criminalised. Yet the Anunnaki succession code gave preference to a son by a half-sister rather than somebody wholly unrelated.    It was a son born of a half-brother and half-sister who became the heir, not necessarily the firstborn son overall. This same code was followed in antiquity here on Earth – by both the Sumerians and the biblical patriarchs. Abraham, for instance, was married to half-sister Sarah and Moses was married to half-sister Mirriam according to pre-biblical sources. Ishmael, Abraham’s son, was 13 years older than Isaac but the right of succession passed to Isaac because Isaac was born to Sarah, Abraham’s half-sister spouse.     

It turns out the Anunnaki knew something modern science has yet to discover. In 1980, Washington University scientists found that given a choice, female monkeys preferred to mate with half-brothers – those with whom they had the same father but different mothers. And in the December 1988 edition of Discover magazine, a featured study showed that male wasps ordinarily mated with their sisters, with the preferential mating being with half-sisters.

In order to make it easier to get into Ninmah’s pants, Enlil bragged up the Cedar Mountains, the setting of his abode, as the ideal environment for propagation of the Elixir of Life and forthwith assigned her there. But Enki, who had his own ulterior motives too, prevailed upon Ninmah to alternate her tours of duty between the Cedar Mountains and Eridu on the one hand and the Abzu on the other as that was what was expected of the Chief Medical Officer

At his Abode of the North Crest in the Cedar Mountains, a lust-ridden Enlil wasted no time in making  coital moves on Ninmah. “Enlil embraced her, with fervour he kissed Ninmah,” Enki records. “Oh my sister, my  beloved Enlil to her he whispered. By her loins he grabbed her.” But Ninmah had no inclination whatsoever for renewed intimate relations with Enlil after King Anu had cursed her for having a child with him (Enlil) at the expense of Enki, who he desired Ninmah to marry. A gallant Enlil tried all manner  of ways to seduce his sister. For instance, he revealed to her  that one of the six new cities  he was about to establish in the Edin would be directly governed by her. All this sweet talk did not wash, however. “Into her womb his semen he did not pour,”   regrets Enki.  

YAHWEH  IS EXILED

Now, nature is simply nature. Enlil was pressed for conjugation, especially that now he was frequently rubbing shoulders with female freshbloods who formed the medical team assigned to Eridu and the Cedar Mountains. It happened one summer that as he took a walk in the cedar forest “in the cool of the day” as was his habit, he chanced upon young female Anunnaki splashing about in a stream stark naked. The spectacle got a rise out of  him and he decided it was time he pounced and relieved himself of the overpowering sexual stress.     

“In a cool mountain stream, some of Ninmah’s young ones, to the  Landing Place (the Anunnaki terrestrial airport)  assigned, were bathing,” relates Enki. “By the beauty and grace of one, Sud was her name, Enlil was enchanted. To his cedar wood abode Enlil invited. Come, partake with me in the Elixir of Nibiru’s fruit that grow here so to her he said. Sud into Enlil’s abode he entered, the Elixir in a cup to her Enlil presented. Sud drank, Enlil drank too.”

Enki reports that as Sud, who was Ninmah’s young but highly promising deputy, gradually became tipsy, Enlil began to force his mouth on hers amid her protestations to the effect that she was a virgin  who “knows not copulation” and therefore did not wish to indulge in sexual relations with him. Enlil paid no heed: “His semen  into her womb he poured,”  Enki records, this time accomplishing what he had failed to do to his sister. A tearful, bloodied and stumbling Sud went straight to Ninmah to report the abomination.

Now, one good think about the Anunnaki was that their sense of  justice knew no sacred cows: everybody, be it Enki or Enlil, was subject to the rule of the land. Yes, the Anunnaki had a very flexible moral code but forced sex was anathema.  “Enlil, immoral one, for  your deed judgement you shall face!” a shocked and furious Ninmah thundered in her brother’s face.

Enlil was indicted and tried before the Seven Who Judge and before an audience of 50 Anunnaki, with Ninmah as the case prosecutor. Justice was expeditiously dispensed: the most powerful man on Earth pleaded guilty as charged with a view to a less severe sentence.  Sadly, the crime was so heinous the planet’s Commander-in-Chief was slapped the maximum penalty: he was sentenced to permanent exile to a “Land of No Return”, somewhere in the wilderness of  the Abzu, that is, Africa. The sentence was effected on the spot. Enlil was bundled onto a “sky chamber”   and assigned pilot Abgal, who was the most familiar with the African terrain, to ferry him to his penal colony.

“In the sky chamber  the two of them journeyed, to another land was their direction,” writes Enki. “There, amidst forbidding mountains, at a place of desolation, Abgal the sky chamber landed. This your place of exile shall be Abgal to Enlil was saying.” 

Meanwhile, Enki was to act as Earth’s Chief Executive pending formal confirmation from King Anu on Nibiru (this was before Ninurta vanquished Kumarbi, the “Evil Zu”, and was conferred Rank  50, which made him heir to Enlil).  Yet the good-natured Enki was by no means overjoyed: he felt for his step brother and had never intended to gain Earth’s supremacy simply by default.

Turncoats – people who betray trusts by switching loyalties on the spur of the moment – are not a rarity in life. Their treachery seldom springs from sympathy or empathy: often,  it is driven by the temptation to gain an advantage, to curry certain favours. Such  was Abgal.

Remember the seven nuclear weapons that were surplus to requirements during Alalu’s mission to Earth, when he had to blast his way through the dreaded Asteroid Belt? The weapons were stashed away in a secret location at the prompting of Enki, who feared that some unscrupulous fella could be tempted to employ them and wreak havoc on Earth. It was Enki himself, accompanied by his trusted aide Abgal, who took the trouble to conceal these weapons of  mass destruction. If only he  knew Abgal had a Judas streak behind his duteous and fawning façade. 

Abgal headed straight to the site in the Abzu where  the weapons were hidden and no sooner had his sky chamber   landed than he decided to ingratiate himself with Enlil.

“This your place of exile shall be,” he said to Enlil according to Enki’s documented reminiscences. “Not perchance have I it chosen. A secret of Enki in it is hidden. In the nearby cave Enki seven weapons of terror has hidden: from Alalu’s Celestial Chariot he had them removed. Take the weapons into your possession, with the weapons your freedom attain!” 

Abgal then left Enlil to consider his options with a view,  obviously, to making a clandestine return and possibly assist Enlil in launching his emancipatory blitz against Enki and company. Would Enlil indeed have gone to such lengths to secure his freedom? Would he have done an Alalu – attempt to blackmail his way back to his august perch as Earth’s Commander-in-Chief  by brandishing a nuclear-tipped missile? We will never know and need not know as the situation did not attain to such a fevered  point. The redeeming factor was none other than the victim of Enlil’s turpitude herself.

ENKI EXERCISES PREROGATIVE OF MERCY

Not long after Enlil’s banishment, Sud approached Ninmah and tearfully announced that she was actually pregnant and that she was prepared to make bygones be bygones and forgive Enlil for the sake of their child. Such was her desire for the child to grow up under its father that she was prepared to go and be with Enlil in his place of exile.  Was it possible for her wish to be granted?      

Ninmah replied that the decision did not rest with her but with Enki as the planet’s acting Commander-in-Chief.  Ninmah accordingly contacted Enki at his Eridu  residence to sound him out on Sud’s plea. Enki said he was prepared to allow Sud to join Enlil in the Abzu  but Enlil had to give consent first. Soon Abgal was on his way to the Abzu to deliver Enki’s message. On his return, Abgal reported that Enlil had sympathy for Sud’s pregnancy and indeed wanted to be with her so mother and father could jointly welcome the child into the world. Nevertheless, Enlil wished to do this as a free man, not as a prisoner in the thick of the African jungle. Consequently, he appealed to his step brother for the Prerogative of Mercy. 

The naturally considerate soul that was Enki did not wrestle with his conscience. He told Abgal in the presence of Ninmah and Sud that he was prepared to pardon his brother subject to one strong precondition – that he declares his readiness to tie the knot with Sud. But in the event that Enlil indeed got his pardon, in what capacity would he be returning to the leadership fold? This question was posed by Abgal and it was very pertinent indeed considering that Enki was the acting Head of Earth and only awaited the green light from Nibiru King Anu to be confirmed in his office, whereas Enlil had fallen headlong from grace possibly for good. 

Yet Enki was far from being besotted with   power. Yes, he had been done many injustices in the past that had snatched away the crowning glory when it was just within sniffing distance but he still had no axes to grind and no scores to settle such was his natural equanimity. So Enki pronounced that he was going to voluntarily  step aside and have Enlil reinstated as Commander-in-Chief. There was a catch though: Enlil would operate in an acting capacity, albeit with full powers, till he had sired at least one more child with Sud. Enki imposed this qualification because he wanted tangible evidence that Enlil now genuinely loved Sud and was not up to using her simply as a means to regain his freedom.

The next time Abgal returned from the Abzu, he was accompanied by a chastened Enlil, fully yielded as he was to the terms of Enki’s Prerogative of Mercy, which he did not find exacting as he did not voice the merest protest.  He embraced with his step brother and  half-sister and lavished Sud with gestures of impassioned affection. There was no doubt he intended a lasting union with the eye-poppingly beautiful nurse. 

NEXT WEEK:  WILDCAT STRIKE IN AFRICA

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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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