Why the Reaction Is Different When the Terrorist Is White

“Hold the victims constant and give the perpetrator the last name Mohammed. Does anyone think for a moment that such an attack wouldn’t still be the most discussed story at Fox News and National Review? …

Attacks like his are disconcerting to some white Americans for a seldom acknowledged reason. Since 9/11, many Americans have conflated terrorism with Muslims; and having done so, they’ve tolerated or supported counterterrorism policies safe in the presumption that people unlike them would bear their brunt. (If Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD sent officers beyond the boundaries of New York City to secretly spy on evangelical Christian students or Israeli students or students who own handguns the national backlash would be swift, brutal, and decisive. The revelation of secret spying on Muslim American students was mostly defended or ignored.)      

In the name of counterterrorism, many Americans have given their assent to indefinite detention, the criminalization of gifts to certain charities, the extrajudicial assassination of American citizens, and a sprawling, opaque homeland security bureaucracy; many have also advocated policies like torture or racial profiling that are not presently part of official anti-terror policy. What if white Americans were as likely as Muslims to be victimized by those policies? “

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peopleinislam:

People in Islam: Muhammad Ali

“This man might be the most famous man in the world. And he is a Muslim.”
-Will Smith

Arguably one of the world’s most famous Muslims, Muhammad Ali has been for the longest time, the face of Islam in America. Born in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to a Christian family, Muhammad converted first to the Nation of Islam in the mid 1960s and then to Sunni Islam in the mid 1970s, Muhammad Ali quickly became the face of Muslim-Americans as one of the highest profile reverts in modern American history he would speak on television about Islam and give Americans the first sight of a faith they had largely been ignorant about, and to give them an insight to the clash of concepts of how women were treated with both the western ideal and the Islamic ideal.
He speaks still to this day about what Islam is and isn’t, most recently during a Tribute to Heroes fundraiser alongside actor Will Smith. Brother Muhammad Ali has been an inspiration to Muslim Americans for generations and insha’Allah, he will have many more years to worship and give dawah to millions of Americans who still look up to the kid from Kentucky who changed America in so many ways.

peopleinislam:

People in Islam: Muhammad Ali

“This man might be the most famous man in the world. And he is a Muslim.”

-Will Smith

Arguably one of the world’s most famous Muslims, Muhammad Ali has been for the longest time, the face of Islam in America. Born in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to a Christian family, Muhammad converted first to the Nation of Islam in the mid 1960s and then to Sunni Islam in the mid 1970s, Muhammad Ali quickly became the face of Muslim-Americans as one of the highest profile reverts in modern American history he would speak on television about Islam and give Americans the first sight of a faith they had largely been ignorant about, and to give them an insight to the clash of concepts of how women were treated with both the western ideal and the Islamic ideal.

He speaks still to this day about what Islam is and isn’t, most recently during a Tribute to Heroes fundraiser alongside actor Will Smith. Brother Muhammad Ali has been an inspiration to Muslim Americans for generations and insha’Allah, he will have many more years to worship and give dawah to millions of Americans who still look up to the kid from Kentucky who changed America in so many ways.

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Did you know that recent surveys made by Child Psychologists, have shown that 80% of Palestinian children have lost the will to live?

I bet your government didn’t tell you that.

(Source: maghrabiyya)

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

Resources and support groups for LGBTQ Muslims

themindislimitless:

amillionexpectations:

On tumblr:

  • Queer Muslims - A space for queer Muslims to connect, express themselves and share resources. (A real treasure trove of articles, links and book reviews). 
  • I am not Haraam project - a blog for LGBTQ Muslims to celebrate their identities and share their experiences.

Source: the website of the Safra project based in the UK. The full list (which also includes resources not solely targeted at Muslims can be found by clicking here.) However, below is a list of the resources specifically targeted to Muslims.

  • Imaan - UK based
    A social support group for Muslim lesbian, gays, bisexuals, transgender, those questioning their sexuality or gender identity and their friends and supporters.
    Website: http://www.imaan.org.uk/ 
     
  • Safra Project- UK based
    A Resource Project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual. trans, queer and questioning women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally.

    E-mail: info@safraproject.org
    Website: http://www.safraproject.org

    Listserve-dealing with issues concerning lesbian, bisexual and transgender women that identify as Muslim religiously or culturally.
     
  • Safra Project Social Group- meets monthly in the UK, check website events notice for dates and venues.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/safra_project/ 
     
  • Salaam Canada
    ‘Salaam: Queer Muslim community’ is a Muslim Identified Organization dedicated to social justice, peace and human dignity through its work to bring all closer to a world that is free from injustice, including prejudice, discrimination, racism, misogyny, sexism and homophobia.
    http://www.salaamcanada.com/ 
     
  • The Inner Circle
    The Inner Circle strives to reconcile sexuality and faith, and foster friendship through a positive peer group for gay, lesbian, transgendered and other sexually marginalized persons particularly of the Muslim community, as well as persons of other religions or cultures who experience similar or related challenges, and all those who support our aims.
    They provide information through news/events, articles, discussions and life-orientation. They also have experts and qualified voluntary workers to deal with your queries and counseling, assisting individuals in reconciling their faith with their sexuality and dealing with other sexually related issues.http://www.theinnercircle.org.za/ 
     
  • BiMuslims 
    An email discussion group for Muslims who identify as bisexual or who may be questioning their sexual orientation. Anything relevant to the bisexual Muslim community can be discussed on this forum. It is intended to be a safe space for Muslims who are bisexual and who want tomeet other Muslims who are also bisexual.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BiMuslims 
     
  • Muslim Gay Men
    MuslimGayMen is a group for Muslim gay men and their friends and allies.
    http://www.yahoogroups.com/list/muslimgaymen 
     
  • Partners of LGBT Muslims
    To bring non-Muslim partners (who are in relationships with Muslims) together to discuss issues of common concern.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PartnersOfLGBTMuslims
  • TransMuslims (need Yahoo sign in)
    An email discussion group for Muslims who identify as transgender, and for those that consider themselves gender variant. This includes anyone that identifies as an MTF (male to female) or an FTM (female to male). Issues of relevance to the Trans Muslim community are welcome on this list, including gender identity, issues of gender socialization in Islam, sex reassignment surgery, and Islam’s views towards transgendered people.
    http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/TransMuslims
  • Queer Jihad
    A web site devoted to the needs of GLBT Muslims. Website:http://www.well.com/user/queerjhd/
  • Queer Muslims
    Resources for GLBT Muslims. Has information about Islam and Transsexuals.
    http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/queermuslims

This needs a LOT more notes. Signal boost this people. This is important.

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potasc:

born: Malcolm Little
street name: Detriot Red
name after becoming a member of Islam: Malcolm X ( X representing the unknown family name since Little was a name giving to his family after their slave masters)
name after reaching the holy land of Mecca: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (hajj: the pilgrim, malik: the king, shabazz:Origin Further information: Tribe of Shabazz. A 1994 article in The American Muslim claims that the name is from the Arabic words شعب sha‘b, “a people”, and عز ‘azz, “to be mighty or glorious”. There is also a similar (but etymologically unrelated) Persian name, Shahbâz, meaning “royal falcon”. Indicating “royalty and nobility”, the name is popular with Bosnian, Turkish, Indian and Pakistani Muslims.[1]
In his book Message to the Blackman in America, Elijah Muhammad wrote that all Blacks are descended from an ancient tribe by that name:)

potasc:

born: Malcolm Little

street name: Detriot Red

name after becoming a member of Islam: Malcolm X ( X representing the unknown family name since Little was a name giving to his family after their slave masters)

name after reaching the holy land of Mecca: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (hajj: the pilgrim, malik: the king, shabazz:Origin Further information: Tribe of Shabazz. A 1994 article in The American Muslim claims that the name is from the Arabic words شعب sha‘b, “a people”, and عز ‘azz, “to be mighty or glorious”. There is also a similar (but etymologically unrelated) Persian name, Shahbâz, meaning “royal falcon”. Indicating “royalty and nobility”, the name is popular with Bosnian, Turkish, Indian and Pakistani Muslims.[1]

In his book Message to the Blackman in America, Elijah Muhammad wrote that all Blacks are descended from an ancient tribe by that name:)

(Source: blackmanonthemoon, via potasc)

blonde-on-a-mission:

21st century England were young English girls as young as 12 are groomed in sex gangs by immigrant Muslims and the government and police do NOTHING to stop it or protect our children out of fear of being called ‘racists’! Isn’t diversity wonderful? Multiculturalism really is a strength!

Nine Men Jailed In Greater Manchester Grooming Trial
Two Further Arrests In Rochdale Grooming Investigation
So yes, the Police are absolutely doing NOTHING.

blonde-on-a-mission:

21st century England were young English girls as young as 12 are groomed in sex gangs by immigrant Muslims and the government and police do NOTHING to stop it or protect our children out of fear of being called ‘racists’! Isn’t diversity wonderful? Multiculturalism really is a strength!

Nine Men Jailed In Greater Manchester Grooming Trial

Two Further Arrests In Rochdale Grooming Investigation

So yes, the Police are absolutely doing NOTHING.

universalbeauty:

Chinese muslim (Salar girl) by Chen Shu Fen
For more images: Click here

universalbeauty:

Chinese muslim (Salar girl) by Chen Shu Fen

For more images: Click here

(Source: , via theirriandjhiquishow-deactivate)

understandableconfusion:

Hahahaha. This book has been a little disturbing but it still makes me laugh.

understandableconfusion:

Hahahaha. This book has been a little disturbing but it still makes me laugh.

(via aliasartiegarfunkel-deactivated)

danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

Ladies and gentlemen, the British.

Accurate.

danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

Ladies and gentlemen, the British.

Accurate.

(Source: maghrabiyya)

Queens, NY: Firebombers attack mosque, store, two homes

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Four buildings in Jamaica, including a mosque, grocery store and two homes, were firebombed Sunday night by individuals throwing Molotov cocktails, multiple media outlets reported. No one was hurt in any of the attacks, but one of the houses, located on 107th Avenue, was severely damaged, forcing the occupants to seek shelter elsewhere.

The Council on American Islamic relations condemned the attack on the mosque as a hate crime and linked it to violent rhetoric on an anti-Muslim website, as well as other firebombings against Islamic centers around the country. As many as 80 worshippers were inside the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center, located at 89-89 Van Wyck Expressway, when it was attacked at about 9 p.m., according to the Daily News.

palestinianrefugeerevolution:

Santa and Palestine

palestinianrefugeerevolution:

Santa and Palestine

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Muslims are terrorists? No fuck you.

danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

strawberreli:

proteanbeing:

The real terrorists don’t hide in caves, hate American “freedoms”, or shout Allah Akbar as they fly planes into buildings. No, the real terrorists wear $5000 suits, control the media, the government, the school systems, command the military, and kill millions of citizens every year in the name of resources and profit.

*Allahu Akbar.

But yes, this.

I love you.

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(Source: methbreath666)

johnandsherlock:

algrenion:

tentaclesandthings:

superhastings:

whatpath:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?
Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:
Coffee

Cameras


Experimental Physics


Chess


Soap


Shampoo


Perfume/spirits


Irrigation


Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons


Combination locks


Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)


Surgical instruments


Anesthesia


Windmill


Treatment of Cowpox


Fountain pen


Numbering system


Algebra/Trigonometry


Modern Cryptology


3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)


Crystal glasses


Carpets


Checks


Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

University
Optics
Music
Toothbrush
Hospitals
Bathing
Quilting
Mariner’s Compass
Soft drinks
Pendulum
Braille
Cosmetics
Plastic surgery
Calligraphy
Manufacturing of paper and cloth
It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.
It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.
It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.
It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.
It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.
It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.
It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey
It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.
It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.
The list goes on………..
Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!
Sources:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD
http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.

Thank you.

Suddenly humanity seems much more beautiful right now.

johnandsherlock:

algrenion:

tentaclesandthings:

superhastings:

whatpath:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?

Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:

  • Coffee
  • Cameras

  • Experimental Physics

  • Chess

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Perfume/spirits

  • Irrigation

  • Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons

  • Combination locks

  • Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)

  • Surgical instruments

  • Anesthesia

  • Windmill

  • Treatment of Cowpox

  • Fountain pen

  • Numbering system

  • Algebra/Trigonometry

  • Modern Cryptology

  • 3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)

  • Crystal glasses

  • Carpets

  • Checks

  • Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

  • University
  • Optics
  • Music
  • Toothbrush
  • Hospitals
  • Bathing
  • Quilting
  • Mariner’s Compass
  • Soft drinks
  • Pendulum
  • Braille
  • Cosmetics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Calligraphy
  • Manufacturing of paper and cloth

It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.

It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.

It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.

It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.

It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.

It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.

It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey

It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.

It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.

The list goes on………..

Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD

http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.

Thank you.

Suddenly humanity seems much more beautiful right now.

(via dailymurf)