We are consumers of war

The growing profitability of the arms industry has not gone unnoticed by fund managers more generally. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP), to which every Canadian earning a paycheque must contribute, holds in excess of $1 billion in investments in thirty-seven of the world’s top one hundred arms-producing companies. I could easily fill the next one hundred pages of this book with the ominous holdings of some of North America’s most respected investment plans, but it would only be restating the obvious: we are consumers of war.

Damned Nations by Samantha Nutt, MD. Page 37

No matter what sign they see they still won’t believe

It is certainly We Who have revealed the Reminder (the Qur’an), and it is certainly We Who will preserve it.

Indeed, We sent messengers before you ˹O Prophet˺ among the groups of early peoples,

but no messenger ever came to them without being mocked.

This is how We allow disbelief ˹to steep˺ into the hearts of the wicked.

They would not believe in this ˹Quran˺ despite the ˹many˺ examples of those ˹destroyed˺ before.

And even if We opened for them a gate to heaven, through which they continued to ascend,

still they would say, “Our eyes have truly been dazzled! In fact, we must have been bewitched.

Al-Qur’an, Chapter 15 (Al-Hijr), Verses 9 to 15