I will never understand genocide deniers.
*orders food because starving*
*loses appetite before it arrives*
"Afghans have racial privilege over black soldiers even in Afghanistan"
There’s these people here on the hill having some sort of religious conversation about Judaism and it’s so interesting to me because the guy is arguing that it’s impossible to be without ideology and that we shouldn’t define ourselves against others. But then he goes on to say how Muhammad pbuh united all kinds of tribes against Jews and Christians and he sees a fallacy in that because he says “that makes us all one tribe and we have to all do the same thing”. And I just want to go over and be like hi hello let me tell you something about universalism in Islam.
So he’s defining Jewish teachings against Muslim teachings and saying, “Judaism acknowledges that there are different tribes and sees it as a consequence of time and space and doesn’t force us to become one tribe” and I literally wanna just turn over and be like, “Islam does too!!!”
a message from Anonymous
Of course thee are generational differences. The things I mentioned are, as I said, additional layers to that.
There is a reversal of advice seeking roles. Where someone who grew up in the same culture as their parents may ask their parents for advice on how to navigate a social situation, it’s often the other way around for us. Our parents ask us what to wear to an interview or what to get the neighbor as a housewarming gift or how to fill out this form or where to get a good deal on that thing or what you call this thing in English or what to order at a restaurant and so on. And I’m not complaining, I’ve accepted this. I’m just wondering what life would be like with these roles not reversed but rather in their “natural” state where we learn about customs and norms from our parents and not the other way around.
I wonder what it would be like to grow up in the same culture your parents grew up in and to not have to navigate (and teach them) additional layers of foreign culture, assimilation, and conflicting cultural and social expectations.
a message from Anonymous
This has been sitting in my inbox for a couple of days and I wasn’t going to respond to it but I decided against that to say -
Please don’t let yourself be weighed down by what people will say. You’re powerful and you’re capable and you shouldn’t limit your potential by what you think others want to confine you to. Achieve all that you set your mind to.
And of course, thank you for your kind words. May Allah swt make me all that which you view me as and bless you for your kindness.
Sudden influx of khaleejis
Can’t wait for everything to fall apart and for people to look back at these past 10-20 years of history and realize just how shitty of an idea it was for the EU to go on the euro like this will be known as the brainfart of history
Arundhati Roy, Azadi - The Only Way, seminar at New Delhi on 21st October 2010
Roy has faced sedition charges over her comments on independence of Kashmir.