Tax the rich, feed the poor

This is part of a series I am going to do, as there are many important things I would like to speak about. Here you’ll find the summaries of each post. For a world who is so proud of our technological advances, we are relapsing and it’s time for me to unleash my frustrations.
We are a world who let a witty black president make us believe that we are overcoming racism. But we are regressing dangerously fast. Where it is okay to arrest a non-white child over a clock they thought was a bomb. Where it is okay for the police to violate someone just for being black.  Every black person is a thug, every Asian or Arab is a terrorist, every Mexican is a lazy criminal. But every white cop isn’t a violent, racist piece of shit – even though, painfully, we have a multitude of evidence for it. There is one and only one race that is never generalised. But no, we are definitely overcoming racism. There is definitely no preferred race in this world.
We are a world where feminists are becoming much more active. Women are becoming stronger, in charge of the image of their own bodies, because that is the most important thing we have to deal with, right? Not women being given the same recognition as men when achieving something great, not women being given the education to achieve the same or higher positions as men, but the right to be naked without being objectified. The right to be respected without having to earn it. Women have started to strip naked in order to reject objectification, to storm into religious meetings and proclaim that women must not have the choice to cover up, because to be free means to be naked. Women are denying other women the right to be their own woman. But feminism is definitely a step in the direction for all of us.
We are a world that believes that women should be their own type of beautiful, but men must still look like underwear models, a world where women claim to be in a patriarchal society but forget that men are subject to objectification too. We finally believe that women should reject the photoshopped images in magazines, containing standards of beauty that don’t exist. But we still have to conform to European standards, of course,  just without being stick thin – we have come to the conclusion that only fat women are “real women”. Instead of urging us to become fit, we must be happy with unhealthy bodies. Buzzfeed articles recreate Disney princesses as the “average woman”, telling us that ‘fat’ and unhealthy looking is average. The media tells us that we have to have European features and European skin, but the assets of “exotic” women. Sultry eyes, a big butt and everything else. But you have to be fair skinned. Body shaming begins again. Racism complements it. Read more

Time to push, and we aint falling back now

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’d like to stay a little SHORT something on the Charlie Hebdo incident. Once again, as a Muslim, it is obviously my duty to apologize on behalf of Muslim extremists who actually have nothing to do with me and the teachings of the religion I follow, and I must do this in order to remind dumbass people that we aren’t a religion of absolute pieces of shit. *sarcasm bc I don’t have to explain shit. These people represent Islam just as much as the KKK represents Christianity*
First thing: I wholly condemn the murders.
Nobody can justify what those people did. Regardless of how much they disrespected Islam, our religion teaches us not to kill and that is what we must follow. The Muslim police officer Ahmed Merabet was killed defending the rights of a paper that mocked and ridiculed his religion. He is Muslim, not those murderers.
Second thing: I don’t support Charlie Hebdo in any way whatsoever.
It is a piece of shit paper. It is disrespectful and racist and Islamophobic. There’s free speech and then there’s knowingly and purposely mocking a person’s beliefs. Mock Muslims if you wish, say whatever you want about us. Say you hate our religion, that you disagree with it, that it’s this that and the other. THAT is free speech. But DO NOT create images of our prophet, something that is extremely disrespectful and forbidden. That isn’t free speech, that is hate. That is asking for a violent reaction. If you really think that’s free speech then go ahead and do it, as people will always do what they want to do, but with free speech comes criticism. I’m not condoning the murders, I’m just saying people criticize in different ways. The world is a cruel place and some people deal with shit by killing people, religious or not.
Third thing: This really isn’t an argument about free speech
As I said, some of you have twisted versions of free speech. I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of the press, but NOT if it includes hate speech of any sort. I’ve heard the same thing from specific groups of people; burn down mosques, deport all Muslims, publish the cartoons in every newspaper etc. France banned pro Palestinian protests, they banned a form of free speech. Free speech isn’t just free speech when it’s against Islam. You can’t pick and choose. So many people have suggested that all Muslims be killed and I’m just laughing to myself wondering how you plan to kill 1.6 billion people who will fight and die martyrs before they give up their religion.
Fourth thing: “People mock Jesus and Christianity all the time, we don’t get angry. It’s the 21st century, Islam needs to adapt. “
And so? Are you proud that you don’t take your religion seriously? Are you proud that you let people think they can mock your religion? We take our religion seriously, that is the whole point of it. We don’t change anything. Every answer we need is in the Quran. If there’s an issue in modern society that isn’t explicitly dealt with in the Quran we turn to hadiths, HOWEVER these are based on teachings of the Quran, and it is our duty to turn to the Quran first. The teachings of it will always be relevant. I’m not hating but you wanna call us backwards and stone age, yet our religion hasn’t changed. There’s no “old and new Quran” there’s just one Quran. So don’t tell us we need to adapt. People who kill in the name of the prophet are doing what Islam forbids, so how exactly can they call themselves Muslim? If someone did it in the name of Christianity, I highly doubt people would label every Christian as a terrorist. Fuck yo double standards man.
Fifth thing: “They’re only cartoons.”
To you, maybe. But to us, they are much more than cartoons. You will never understand just how disrespectful it is, and there’s no way I can explain it to you without giving an example to do with your own religion, an example that you will hate so much to hear that it will make your blood boil and probably want to beat me. The only example I can think of is how about we draw a cartoon that satirizes the people that were killed in Paris. Yeah let’s do that. Free speech and all.
Sixth thing: “The fact that people are killed for creating pictures of your prophet says a lot about your God. Why can’t he defend himself if he’s so powerful?”
?????????????? What even??????????????????????? It is our duty to follow our religion and to deal with everything on Earth. We live this life for the hereafter, and it is how we live in this life that determines what happens to us. THAT IS THE POINT. Let me repeat. IT IS  HOW WE DEAL WITH THINGS IN THIS LIFE THAT DETERMINES WHAT HAPPENS TO US IN THE HEREAFTER. If someone says shit about Christianity you’re not expecting Jesus to come down and blast them all in the face are you
Seventh thing: Did you know that around this time a white man had detonated a bomb outside the Colorado NAACP building?
No????????? I wonder why?????????? But if a  Muslim man had detonated a bomb outside a Synagogue or a Church ???????????????????????????????? Yo????????????????? Or if a black man had detonated a bomb outside a building of an organisation that worked for the rights of white peo- oh wait. White people don’t need such an organisation. Silly me.
The bottom line is I FULLY CONDEMN THE MURDERS. You should NOT kill people, especially in the name of a religion that forbids murder. My prayers go out to the families of anybody who was affected by the incident. However, I also condemn the actions of Charlie Hebdo just as much. That isn’t free speech, it’s insensitive and it is hate.
Islam is perfect, Muslims are not.

Now playing: #Jan25 – Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Freeway, Amir Sulaiman and Ayah
Not posting much! I’ve been torn between assignments, revision, online shopping and tumblr :$