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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged Islamophobia

Jun 24 '14
"In a recent BBC report on homosexual Muslims in the UK, one interviewee described an experience she had at a gay pride rally. She says, “‘There was an occasion at gay pride once where one of the marchers turned around and quite crudely said, ‘we didn’t know pride was allowing suicide bombers on the march’ –– it was really shocking to hear it from a fellow gay marcher.” The intersection of an affirmative declaration of gay and Muslim identifications runs into the ascriptive identification of all Muslims as terrorists."
Hussein Rashid, The Name Game: Understanding Tensions in Identity and Muslim Homosexuality, in Muslim LGBT Inclusion Project (via ace-muslim)
Feb 10 '14

Anonymous asked:

Your Arab aren't you? Have you ever dated a terrorist

lola-inslacks:

yinx1:

yawayli-deactivated20140417:

nah I’m not into white guys sry

WELP

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FLAWLESS VICTORY

Feb 6 '14
Jan 7 '14
girlwithg0ldeyes:

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine
Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.
The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.
In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight.

girlwithg0ldeyes:

qalbesaleem:

How quickly we forget – How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine

Ireland was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also known as the Great Hunger, this famine had lasting effects: at least one million people died due to famine-related diseases and more than one million Irish fled, mainly to the United States, England, Canada, and Australia.

The Islamic State (Ottoman) ruler at that time Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid declared his intention to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that the Sultan send only £1,000 sterling, because she had sent only £2,000 sterling herself. The Sultan sent the £1,000 sterling but also secretly sent 3 ships full of food. The British administration tried to block the ships, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.

This generous charity from a Muslim ruler to a Christian nation is also important, particularly in our time when Muslims are often unfairly accused of human rights violations. Likewise, the appreciative plaque and overall reaction of the Irish society in return for this charity deserves to be applauded. We hope that the Turkish-Irish friendship sets a model for peace among different nations.

In commemoration of the Ottoman aid, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design til this day.

Fun Fact, and one I learned in school: another great help during the famine were the Native American Choctaw tribe. They sent us cornmeal, which probably helped thousands of people survive, and $710 (althought some say it was $170. Either way, that was still a fuckton of money back then). Due to them only recently suffering the Trail of Tears, their hearts were open and sympathetic with the Irish peoples plight.

(Source: razormind.co.uk)

Jan 4 '14

night-catches-us:

kb-saransar:

"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.

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Jan 3 '14

horrorproportions:

misandrwitch:

smellestine:

superqueerartsyblog:

A short comic about a girl, her mother and their different Black clothes.

I made this in late August this year for Seriefrämjandets yearly contest. The topic was comics for young people… and guess what, I actually won

En serie med otroligt bra känsla för karaktärer, med god känsla för hur utseende och subkulturer betyder i ungdomens sökande efter en identitet. En serie som man ser på första anblick har hjärta, och som subtilt pekar på ämnen som andra skulle göra till huvudpoängen i historien. Som en liten bonus får vi en tjej i huvudrollen som känns levande och som man känner starkt inför.

I’m incredibly surprised, happy and grateful to have won. Since it got so much praise, I figured I should post it here. Thanks to Keetande for helping me with the tricky translation! 

what a cute comic! AH!

This is the most important thing in my life right now

Oh I laughed at the the nosebleed at the end. Go Fatima!

Woo, RAD! CONGRATS, well deserved!

(Source: eliasericson)

Nov 18 '13
stfueverything:

junkiegirlfriends:

i thought i would share this

oops

stfueverything:

junkiegirlfriends:

i thought i would share this

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Nov 14 '13
"

1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”

2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.

3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion.

4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.

5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe.” Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.

6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.

7. White terrorists are never called “white.” But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.

8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.

9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.

10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.

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Juan Cole, 08/09/2012 (via meggannn)

(Source: boredvenus)

Nov 14 '13
"We tend to think of this as the beginning of an era; in fact, it’s the climax of a forgotten chapter in European history: The Rise and Fall of Islam in the West. It was Rudyard Kipling who wrote—‘East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,’—and it’s a world view that still has currency today. Islam and Christianity seem to have become ideological monoliths. Citadels whose gates are firmly closed to one another. But they haven’t always lived such separate lives. In the year 711 AD, Muslim forces invaded Spain and created a society so rich and so powerful, it was the envy of the known world. This wasn’t the rigid, ferocious Islam of our imaginations, but a progressive, sensuous, intellectually curious culture that for a number of spine-tingling years looked set to sweep through the whole of Europe. It is an incredible story, but one that has been systematically written out of history.

After the Catholic monarchs took over the city of Granada, they began to destroy all evidence that the Muslims had ever been in Spain. In the following century, the Spanish authorities persecuted and expelled 300,000 Muslims and burned as many as a million Arabic books. This was an astonishing act of ethnic cleansing. It put an end to a civilization which had flourished in Spain for 700 years. These people have become known as “The Moors.” Propaganda, sparked by the crusades, has given us an enduring image—the diabolical Moor: a dark-skinned, savage, alien enemy. But this character is a complete invention and tells us nothing about who these people really were."
Bettany Hughes, excerpt from her documentary, When the Moors (Muslims) Ruled Europe (2005) (via tobia)
Sep 30 '13
"Gloria Steinem cites freeing Saudi women from harems as one of her fantasies in her autobiography—we wish her luck in finding a harem in Saudi Arabia."
Reza Hammami (via kawrage)