I’m one of those people that throws things at the tv when the news is on.

thechangeweseek asked:

In case you were wondering about others experiences, I tried the time thing with my iPhone and it gave me Israel and Palestine but not Gaza

HIJABI MISFIT Answer:

Thanks for the info!

Anonymous asked:

Where are u from

HIJABI MISFIT Answer:

I’m originally from Texas.

Anonymous asked:

Did u see the picture of a Palestinian women kissing a Jew?! What is this bs!?

HIJABI MISFIT Answer:

Nope. Must have missed it.

Anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm trying to learn more about why the term Berber is a slur. I've lived in Morocco for a while and no one has ever asked me to stop using the word / this has never come up so honestly quite confused and want to understand... I live with a family who self-identifies as Berber / Tamazight, as do their friends & relatives, have met professors, shopkeepers, basically people from all walks of life who have never expressed discomfort towards the word. This is the first time I'm hearing of it.

HIJABI MISFIT Answer:

maghrabiyya:

thisisnotafrica:

Hi, I’m a Moroccan Amazigh person here.

I can assure you that there are many Indigenous Moroccans who express their discomfort with the word. It’s actually a word that is derived from the word ‘barbarian’ and is a name that was given to us by our colonizers, which should reflect their attitude and treatment towards us.

Non-indigenous Moroccans often use it because they are ignorant, or because they simply don’t care. ‘Berber’ is what the government know us as, and if you did some research on the Moroccan governments relationship with their indigenous people you would know why they don’t give a shit about what we’re okay with and not okay with.

I don’t mind or have a problem with fellow Amazigh folk using the word Berber, that’s called the power of reclaiming slurs.

Bottom line is, don’t use the word unless you yourself are Amazigh. It’s not difficult, and it’s not too much to ask.

i really don’t understand why so many people are desperate to find loop-holes in to rules on who gets to use slurs and who doesn’t

why do you want to use this word so bad???

My husband is from Morocco. His entire family is from the Atlas Mountain region’s. He doesn’t mind being called Berber, but he said that I can sometimes be derogatory. It all depends on what you say, when you say it, and how you say it.

reverts

souada:

to every person with a family who;s making life hard because he\she is a muslim

may allah reward you

just know that i really look up to those people who have patience even their family is making things so hard

im really looking up to you all, i wish i was that strong

and just imagine how pleased Allah will be if you remain patient during this test

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Coping with Injustice

themuselim:

I can handle the massacre of my brothers and sisters abroad well enough. I know that Allah will shower them with his mercy and that they will meet their lord without bearing an ounce of physical or emotional pain.

Death is something that takes us in different ways. We can die traumatically,…

The (de)volution of the arab people

themuselim:

As an Arab I used to feel like I was part of a larger nation of Muslim brothers and sisters, even though I was born and raised in the USA. I felt like I had a family abroad who were steadfast in the deen as I aimed to be, struggling to improve themselves and their respective communities.

However,…

Anonymous asked:

what are your thoughts about the white house iftar?

HIJABI MISFIT Answer:

maarnayeri:

I could turn this into an all out thesis, but I’ll spare that today.

This country is hostile towards Muslims. So much so that those who are even ancestrally associated with or have been mistaken for Muslims (Arab Christians, Sikhs, Hindus etc) are also subject to Islamophobic backlash. Islamophobia is not merely an unfortunate social byproduct, its a state sanctioned form of bigotry and hatred that’s been utilized to export unprecedented amounts of violence to Muslim majority nations. This violence is deployed by direct combat and siege, funding dangerous militias and coups, stunting economies by ways of sanctions, installing puppet dictatorships or supporting occupation and genocides (Palestine and Somali Galbeed by bankrolling Israel and Ethiopia respectively, for example).

Given the deliberately nefarious relationship American politicians have cultivated around Islam and towards Muslims, one should be innately inclined to wonder what the motives of a White house iftar is. Who gets invited? Why? What conversations can and can’t be had with a group of people whose jobs it is to destabilize countries many of us are from? There’s a sharp cognitive dissonance with the fact that some elite Muslims in more lofty positions can attend iftar dinners in the same structure that hosted the most devastating and patently Islamophobic political measures. Drone strikes are signed off in the White House. Sanctions have been approved in the White House. Muslims have been spied on and have had their phones tapped because of decisions made in the White House. How can anyone faithfully say that White House iftars are made in good conscience and with pious intentions when after the plates are cleared, the violence resumes as normal.

In fact, this year, they didn’t even wait to clear the plates. Obama’s pivotal statement was his assessment that Israel had the right to defend itself, thus asserting that Palestinian slaughter was not only justifiable, but necessary. Because when you allow the colonizer further access to massacre the colonized, but extend no sentiment vice versa, that’s what you’re saying. It doesn’t take a genius to understand the dynamic and insidious nature of statements that legitimize settler colonialism and worse, masquerade as if they are victims of brutality in any meaningful or relevant capacity.

Think about why he chose that particular moment to enable Zionist violence. Of all the months of the Islamic year and in the history of Palestinian genocide, using this time to utilize Islam to reinforce the brutality against a Muslim majority region was an egregiously sadistic act. And the cherry on top? No one walked out. So here we have a dinner that is caught on video for millions to see, (which is supposed to hold immense spiritual sentimental value), but instead is used as a platform in which a long standing genocide is endorsed and congratulated and the appearance speaks as if it was approved by the Muslims who attended, because they didn’t walk out.

What does that say to the world about the neutral approach towards Palestinian genocide? What does that say to Muslim Palestinians who have to deal with the instrumentalization of their faith (probably one of the few things that allows them hope to withstand violence) used as a tool against them? What does that say about the disgustingly privileged and opportunistic nature of certain Muslim leaders in the West to our brothers and sisters back home, who are oppressed by both the very apparatus of American politics and our unwillingness to speak out?

This was a reprehensible act of violence. Towards Palestinians first and foremost, and secondarily to all Muslim activists who put their heart, time, soul and efforts in BDS movements. Who have been victims of nonconsensual videotaping, relentless harassment, assault, lawsuits, fired from jobs and expelled from schools to stand up against Israel’s brutality against Palestine.

This is the neoliberal hell we live in. Where liberal governments can pay meaningless lip service and empty gestures towards brutalized minorities, but encroach upon them and utilize them as agents against their own. And franky, anyone who attends White House iftars should be completely ashamed of themselves.

jcoleknowsbest:

arachnofiend:

chronically-rebellious:

tashabilities:

scorpysue:

thegabdonwrites:

liltranslady:

kittymanada:

student-for-an-anarchist-society:

does anyone even need to say anything more about israel?

You bet your sweet ass if China or Iran was doing this reporters would be able to find the word “sterilization,” which is conspicuously absent here.

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Again. Israel!

:(

If you defend Israel, I don’t need to know you.

FORCED STERILIZATION IS NOT OKAY. Please signal boost so that people realize that forced sterilization wasn’t just something that happened in the US in the ’70s, but that it’s still going on now and it’s eugenics.

Here’s an article detailing the issue further

awww look…

jcoleknowsbest:

arachnofiend:

chronically-rebellious:

tashabilities:

scorpysue:

thegabdonwrites:

liltranslady:

kittymanada:

student-for-an-anarchist-society:

does anyone even need to say anything more about israel?

You bet your sweet ass if China or Iran was doing this reporters would be able to find the word “sterilization,” which is conspicuously absent here.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Again. Israel!

:(

If you defend Israel, I don’t need to know you.

FORCED STERILIZATION IS NOT OKAY. Please signal boost so that people realize that forced sterilization wasn’t just something that happened in the US in the ’70s, but that it’s still going on now and it’s eugenics.

Here’s an article detailing the issue further

awww look…

(Source: priceofliberty, via we-the-rising-suns)

body-without-organs:

We shall show them our signs in the universe and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that this is the truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is the witness of all things? (Qur’an 41:53)

If you want a physical copy of the leaflet (more pages included in the physical copy), let me know and I’ll send it, insha’Allah.

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islam2011:

Both the Qur’an and Sunnah are full of reminders to treat non-Muslims with respect and justice. The ill behavior that some Muslims display towards non-Muslims is due to their ignorance. Islam is completely innocent from their actions.

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salaamsandsalutations:

lakimariam:

I just came across this brothers tweets. May Allah make it easy for him. Remember him in your prayers.

I just found out his family are Sikh from his twitter. Sikhs I have come across will pretty much disown you decide you want to be in a relationship with a Muslim, let alone be a Muslim. I hope Allah makes this easy for him :(

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