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The Bread of Life

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

    
How Ormus sustained  the Anunnaki and Nation of Israel

The Sinai Peninsula did not have a speck of gold in its crust. So where did the gold that was used to manufacture the Ormus the Petrie party happened upon  in Hathor’s Temple emanate?

It was Egypt. You will be aware by now that the Sinai Peninsula was part of Egypt effective from circa 2600 BC to 106 AD (latterly it has reverted to Egypt anyway, after Israel seized it during the 6-Day  War of June 1967 and wholly returned it in 1982).  Ancient Egypt was very rich in gold and particularly so because it incorporated Nubia, today’s Sudan, which had even larger reserves of the yellow metal. It explains why the Egyptian word for gold is nub, a truncation of  Nubia.

It is estimated that almost 6.7 million ounces of gold, equivalent to just under $9 billion at today’s rates, has been mined from Egypt’s Eastern Desert alone.   About 1300 gold mines are said to have been excavated over the past 4600 years or so in the country and more than 100 gold quarries have been identified.  When archaeologists investigated the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, who died by means foul at only age 21, they found 110 tons worth of gold, equivalent to $7 billion in today’s money. Of course much of that gold must have come from foreign sources given that the average yearly gold production in pharaonic times is estimated at 1 ton per annum.

Now, gold in those days was not the ultimate store of value it is today.  There was no such thing as a gold treasury as there was no money until the third century BC and trade was by barter.  The working population received their pay in food and gifts. So to what use was all the gold put to?

Well, with Ormus factoring into the equation, the answer is obvious. Ormus-making was why some of the Egyptian gold ended up at Serabit El Khadim. Indeed, King Solomon did not become history’s richest King (the more authoritative historians  say it is Mansa Musa  of Mali Empire fame  who merits this accolade) thanks to the surfeit of gold he  possessed but thanks to what he made out of gold – Ormus.  

But was the ordinary man on the streets aware of Ormus and that it was made out of gold? Ancient Egyptians referred to gold as “the flesh of the gods”, that is, the Anunnaki. This was because like gold, the Anunnaki did shine (by virtue of talking Ormus) and like gold they never tarnished or deteriorated (they neither  aged nor fell ill), again thanks to ingesting Ormus. Maybe Ormus was only a secret because ordinary mankind didn’t know how it was made. But they knew of its existence alright, hence its other public domains names such as the Elixir of Life or the Fountain of Youth.

THE ANUNNAKI PROSPECTED FOR ORMUS

The Anunnaki, the Old Testament gods, came to Earth, from their planet Nibiru, about 450,000 years ago to prospect for gold.  According to Sumerian records, the first place they searched for this gold was in the Persian Gulf, in the sea. Chroniclers of the Anunnaki saga, including the highly regarded Zechariah Sitchin, have taken it for granted that the gold the Anunnaki were prospecting for in the sea was regular gold, the familiar yellow metal. That, regrettably, is misconceived.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) calculates that there is today about 20 million tons of gold dissolved in all sea water on the planet. But to extract just one ounce of gold, one will need about 30 million pounds of sea water. “We are talking such miniscule quantities that it is hard to even wrap your head around it,” says the NOAA.

Maybe the quantity of gold in the oceans at the time of the Anunnaki was higher then if we take account of the gold-rich asteroids that hurtle into Earth’s seas from time to time, but the extraction ratio must have been the same. Clearly, if it was metallic gold the Anunnaki were looking for, the sea was the wrong place to look. But they did scour the sea for gold all right. THIS GOLD, HOWEVER, WAS NOT METALLIC GOLD: IT WAS ORMUS – MONOATOMIC GOLD.

The first thing the Anunnaki were concerned about when they touched down on Earth was their wellbeing healthwise on a foreign planet. The other was their lifespan on a planet with an infinitesimally shorter circumsolar (around the sun) cycle compared with Nibiru. If they had to guarantee sound health through and through and more or less maintain their life expectancy, they needed Ormus sooner than later. Ormus, as indicated above, abounds far much more in the sea than on firm land.

It was after they had extracted sufficient quantities of Ormus from the sea (and the surrounding rivers such as the Havillah and the Pishon) that the Anunnaki now decided to set up mining facilities in Africa and embark on the extraction of metallic gold. This is the sequence they followed as Sumerian records crystal-clearly set out for us.

The gold the Anunnaki came to obtain from Earth, Sumerian records inform us, was lofted into the upper reaches of their planet’s atmosphere with a view to sealing the ozone hole. But that was simply one of the purposes for which it was used. A proportion of any element that is suspended in the stratosphere is certain to fall back on the surface of the planet as a component of rain. That was the case with Nibiru.

The planet’s “golden rain” bathed the herbs, plants, grass, fruits, and crops and the dissolved monoatomic gold was therefore absorbed and chemically retained. When the Anunnaki fed on these fruits and crops and on the meaty animals that fed on the planet’s flora, or when they (the Anunnaki) partook of naturally grown herbs or herbal products, they automatically absorbed the monoatomic gold they contained, Ormus.  That way, their lives were practically infinitely prolonged by the Ormus, which has anti-aging properties and is innately medicinal across the whole spectrum of ailments.

EDIN IDEAL LOCATION FOR ORMUS INGREDIENTS

In The Lost Book of Enki, the story-teller, Enki, commands his master scribe Endubasar (who documented Enki’s dictation) to “eat the bread and drink the water and be sustained for forty days and forty nights” (an echo of the Jesus stint in the wilderness) prior to the commencement of his script-writing labours. What kind of bread can keep a man going without conventional food for such a length of time? Of course it’s none other than Ormus.

That Ormus was central to Anunnaki wellbeing is very cleverly encoded right in the opening passages of Genesis. Talking about the Edin (Eden in the Bible), the Anunnaki’s first settlement on Earth in southern Iraq, GENESIS 2:12 reads: “And the gold of that land is good: there is also bdellium and the onyx stone.” There’s more than meets the eye to this statement folks: IT SPECIFIES THE THREE MATERIALS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE PREPARATION OF ORMUS.

BDELIUM is gum resin. The Egyptian word for gum resin is KMY.T, which originally meant “black earth”. Now, ancient alchemists used code language to denote the ingredients required to make Ormus as the process was classified by the alchemical adepts. One of the three primary ingredients was antimony ore (stibnite), which is black. Bdelium was a code word for black antimony.

ONYX is a semi-precious stone that can assume a dark-red colour. As such, it signifies a red stone. Needless to say, Onyx was a code word for cinnabar, the dark red rock from which mercury is extracted. To make Ormus, gold was the primary ingredient. Mercury and antimony were the auxiliary elements. The fact that these three metals are mentioned together in the inceptual lines of Genesis is no mere chance.

IT IS ALSO NOTEWORTHY THAT ALL THE THREE METALS WERE OBTAINABLE AROUND THE EDIN. The Zagros Mountain range (which straddles Iran, Iraqi, and southeastern Turkey) and the river Pishon/Uizon (GENESIS 2:11) were prominent sources of gold in antiquity. (Today the river Uizon flows past a village in Turkey called Zarshuyan, which means ‘gold washing’, which is more than a tell-tale.) In ancient times, northwestern Iran provided a rich source of antimony and eastern Turkey abounded with cinnabar ores. It goes without saying that when the Anunnaki chose Iraq as their first settlement on Earth, they took due account of its strategic location – its proximity to sources of the principal ingredients for Ormus.

It is also significant that the description of the location of the Garden of Eden (GENESIS 2:10-14) follows immediately after the first mention of the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge (GENESIS 2:9). Again this is not a coincidence. In the purview of multiple encoded meanings of biblical accounts, the Tree of Life was amongst other things symbolic of Ormus, the elixir of the Anunnaki “gods”.

The “Tree of Knowledge” was symbolic, amongst other things, of the theoretical and practical knowledge required to actually produce Ormus. The expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden lest they partake of the Tree of Life and “live forever” may therefore be emblematic of their being forbidden access to Ormus.

The Anunnaki God of Knowledge as we have already established was Enki. ENKI WAS ALSO THE ANUNNAKI’S MASTER ALCHEMIST. It was Enki who taught Adapa, his son with an Earthling woman, and Cain the art of alchemy. From that time, Adapa and his descendents became alchemical priests. For example, Tubal-Cain, who was several generations removed from Cain, is described in the Bible as a metallurgist specialising in copper and iron. It is small wonder Enki was so abhorred by Enlil as he gave away the secrets of the gods to mankind. He was the Prometheus who stole fire (privileged knowledge) from Mount Olympus (the abode of Jehovah-Enlil) and gave it to the Adamite race, his creation.

MANNA WAS ORMUS FOR NATION OF ISRAEL!

If you recall what we said last time around, Ormus is a recurrent feature in the Bible, often directly but on occasion veiled in a language that may appear as code to us but which secret society initiates of the day understood rather easily. In the Bible, Ormus is primarily referred to as Manna. It is also called bread, the bread of life, shewbread, the bread of the presence, white stone, gold glass, or simply proper food.

The commonest reference to Ormus, Manna, was meant to confuse the uninitiated. For Manna simply means, “what is it?” This statement embodied elements both of mystery (what the hell is this thing?) and wonder, the latter because of the wondrous effects it had on those who consumed it. It had to remain a mystery to those who were not ordained into the mystery schools of the day.

In the Bible, Manna is first encountered in the time of Moses, during the Jewish exodus from Egypt to “The Promised Land” (“The Usurped Land” fits the bill better). When the Nation of Israel was confined to the wilderness for “40 years”, they were fed on Manna. Explaining what this mysterious substance was to his people, Moses described it as “bread” God, that is, Ishkur-Adad, the Jehovah of the Exodus,  had provisioned his people.

It was white in colour, was shaped into wafers (like the sacrament bread of the Catholics today) and tasted like honey (because honey was a binding ingredient), but Moses described it as bread anyway. Now, the authors of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Old Testament) are noted for their penchant for meticulous detail. They could describe a procedure, an apparatus, paraphernalia, a ritual, a special attire, or an object encyclopaedically. Yet they furnish no details as to what a seemingly vital source of sustenance such as Manna exactly was. This of course is deliberate. They didn’t want to give the game away. But the term “bread’ is a sufficient enough cue.

THIS BREAD, THIS MANNA, WAS ORMUS. It was necessary for Adad to feed his people with Ormus because first, he wanted to ensure that they were in sound health both at the spiritual and physical level. Second, he wanted to see to it that in the event that they were engaged in wars of conquest, they should be fighting fit. Ormus was an omnipotent enough food to guarantee both these capacities. HOWEVER, THE ORMUS THE ISRAELITES WERE GIVEN WAS A DUMBED-DOWN VERSION.

Firstly, it was not made from gold but from copper, a mineral in which the Sinai Peninsula was very rich (Recall that Ormus can be made not only from gold but also from silver, the platinum metals, copper, nickel, cobalt, and mercury. These metals are ipso facto known as the ORME Elements, ORME being an acronym for Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Elements, or Ormus in short). Secondly, the white powder of copper, the copper Ormus, was mixed with a disproportionately large quantity of unleavened (yeastless) flour.

It was reasonably potent enough though to nourish both their bodies and their souls but not to effect a wholesale transformation intellectually and genetically. For from what we glean from happenings in the wilderness, the Israelites still aged and died and were not that intellectually focused. They did a lot of dumb things. The Enlilite Anunnaki would never give Earthlings high-grade Ormus with medicinal and anti-aging properties, with properties that perfected the intellect.
     
SHEWBREAD – THE PRIESTLY ORMUS

In antiquity, gold was known as the metal of the gods – the Anunnaki. It is therefore not surprising that gold – both the metallic type and the monoatomic variety – had a connotation and symbolism in the Bible that had divine undertones. A prominent personage in the Pentateuch is one Bezaleel. Bezaleel was the most skilled goldsmith of the day; as such, he was the chief artisan of the Tabernacle (a portable Temple the Israelites used during their years of wandering in the wilderness under Moses) and was tasked to build the iconic Ark of the Covenant. EXODUS 39:32-41 sets out comprehensively the contents, components, and constituents of the Tabernacle. Of these, the most enigmatic was an item known as the bread of the presence. In other sections, it is referred to as shewbread or, intriguingly, meat. What was shewbread?

Shewbread consisted of twelve, disc-shaped cakes, each representing a tribe of Israel, that were placed on a golden table in the Tabernacle in the Holy Place, which was in front of the Holy of Holies, the most sacred precinct of the Tabernacle. It was called shewbread (“shew” is the archaic form of “show”) because it was meant to be symbolically shown off to the imaginary presence of God (hence, its other name, the bread of the presence) in an imaginary picture of God’s willingness to fellowship with his people.

THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT ORDINARY BREAD IS HINTED BY THE PERSON WHO PREPARED IT. IT WAS BEZALEEL, A MASTER CRAFTSMAN OF COPPER, SILVER, AND GOLD. Certainly, if it were made from ordinary flour, it would not have required preparation by a master metallurgist. In preparing the shewbread, Bezaleel worked with the Kohathite priests only, one of the three main divisions of the Levite priests, and no other.

This particularised feature about its preparation is suggestive of the necessity to jealously protect and classify knowledge of its ingredients. Indeed, the Jewish Encyclopaedia notes that, “It would seem that the preparing of these cakes involved certain information which was kept as a secret by this priestly set”.

The shewbread of the Tabernacle was made from Ormus of gold mixed with unleavened flour, also known as “fine flour” or “sweet flour”, the latter because it was laced with a bit of honey to make it palatable to the taste. It had to be made from gold and not any other monoatomic element because gold was the elemental symbol of God. The table itself was made out of gold and bore only gold utensils. Every piece of furniture in the room was made of gold.

The 12 shewbread cakes were replaced every seven days. Jewish rabbinical literature says despite a “table life” of seven days, the cakes remained as hot as if they were freshly baked, something very uncharacteristic of ordinary bread. The replaced cakes were to be consumed by the serving priests right in the Holy Place. However, some priests chose to share their portion of the cake with members of their families. But the family members would not enter the Holy Place to partake of it: they would have to do so in the outer court.

Slaves belonging to the priests were also entitled to partake of the shewbread cakes. Clearly, it was privileged food for privileged people who were pivotal to the Anunnaki-instituted idolatry ritual we now call religion. The Jewish rabbinical literature says when the shewbread was distributed to priests, each received the measure of a size of a bean seed (there were up to 22,000 priests, then add to that their families) but this was enough to meet both their intellectual and bodily needs as well as their illumination metaphysically! ORDINARY BREAD WOULD NOT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THIS: ONLY ORMUS COULD.

NEXT WEEK: MORE ON THE ORMUS MAGIC

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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.

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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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