Thankyou Hassan v NYPD Friends.

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Sorry my Twitter got hacked a month or so ago and I have to revert to a website to be social. Thank you for all the support from the numerous sources who’ve emailed and called, and texted. The Appellate Court’s ruling says American Muslims have a right to be heard in Court. We Plaintiffs sued the NYPD because their own reports said they were spying on Muslim schools, businesses, Mosques and areas of travel for a reason. What reason, to look for Muslims right? With no cause or probable cause. With malice. With no clear thought. With prejudice. American Muslims have had enough, luckily the Court said NYPD should be held accountable in a Court of law for trampling our Constitution. America deserves better than to have us stand idly by as our civil rights disappear.

Enough is enough.

-Syed Farhaj Hassan

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Lays of Ancient Rome is a collection of narrative poems, or lays, by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Four of these recount heroic episodes from early Roman history with strong dramatic and tragic themes, giving the collection its name. Macaulay also included two poems inspired by recent history: Ivry (1824) and The Armada (1832).

Horatius

The first poem, Horatius, describes how Publius Horatius and two companions, Spurius Lartius and Titus Herminius, held the Sublician bridge against the Etruscan army of Lars Porsena, King of Clusium. The three heroes are willing to die in order to prevent the enemy from crossing the bridge, and sacking an otherwise ill-defended Rome. While the trio close with the front ranks of the Etruscans, the Romans hurriedly work to demolish the bridge, leaving their enemies on the wrong side of the swollen Tiber.

This poem contains the often-quoted lines:

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods.”

Lartius and Herminius regain the Roman side before the bridge falls, but Horatius is stranded, and jumps into the river still wearing his full armor. Macaulay writes,

And when above the surges
They saw his crest appear,
All Rome sent forth a rapturous cry,
And even the ranks of Tuscany
Could scarce forbear to cheer.

He reaches the Roman shore, is rewarded, and his act of bravery earns him mythic status:

With weeping and with laughter
Still is the story told,
How well Horatius kept the bridge
In the brave days of old.

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“In a world where various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or try to reduce it to a subculture without right to a voice in the public square or to use as a pretext for hatred and brutality, it is imperative that the followers of various religons join their voices in calling for peace tolerance and respect for the dignity and rights of others.”

-Pope Francis