Posts tagged Islam.
Obama has been consistent in his refusal to confront the racism unleashed by his his candidacy and subsequent election that came atop post-9/11 Muslim-bashing and dehumanization of people of color inherent in warmongering abroad. […] In 2010, when he traveled to India, Obama refused to visit the main shrine of Sikhism, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, because he did not want to be photographed wearing a Sikh headcovering and be confused for a Muslim by illiterate Americans back home. […] His reponse to accusations that he’s Muslim is never ‘so what if I were?’ but always along the lines of “No, no I’m a Christian like you.
Who would have thought that my early childhood experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II would offer such useful insight, 65 years later, in determining the direction America is headed? In reflecting on this week’s second round of Muslim radicalization hearings, planned by New York Rep. Peter King, I feel as if a mirror is being held up to my life, giving value to lessons learned as a child.
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Finally. A photograph that does not adhere to conventional methods of portraying a Muslim couple as emotionless, hollow, sadistic beings from a far away land. This is love right here. This is a normal Muslim couple. How hard is it for some folks to understand that, yes, a Muslim husband and wife enjoy intimate moments together?
Why can’t people share more of these images? Damn it.
Interior view of winter mosque, Esfahan, Iran.
The Hijab Gets a Makeover (Story of Vela Scarves)
The veil, or Hijab, with which some Muslim women cover themselves, has been a matter of controversy in the West. Two sisters in Orange County, California are trying to change that. They see it as a fashion accessory. Marwa Atik and Tasneem Sabri are the heads of this small, but growing company Vela Scarves.
Video by NPR Intern Edition.