Sunday, June 14, 2009

GET OVER IT! I'm ranting

I am so tired of people looking at me as if I have a bomb on my head! There are MILLIONS of Muslims in the USA...
haters.... just get over it, were not going anywhere. Honestly I have had people completely forget their manners and whip out their cell phone to take a picture. I have had grown adults in Wal Mart actually point and stare. I was walking in the mall and some guy yells at his friend "Look! there goes a Muslim!". I have had my public school 10 year olds totally panic because they realized that my scarf meant I was Muslim (even though they did not know what Muslim meant). I don't really know who to blame for the ignorance that is passed as intolerance and prejudices... Pick up a book!!! The world is a big place!




5 comments:

Stephanie said...

ha ha I just did a post defending small town people. i can't believe someone actually took a pic of you. i live in a middle sized (300,00) town in the middle of the Bible belt and occasionally i get glances but nothing so extreme as this! Of course in my actual area there is a high concentration of muslims since both masjids are on this side of town. Anyway, inshallah maybe you'll personally get to change many peoples views.

Lisa said...

Hi habibty!

I know what you mean. When I wore niqaab a bunch of people at Walmart stopped and starred.

And often times, they would point and tell their kids "look at the ninja" who would also laugh.

But, you know what sweetie? Those same people were almost always the most uneducated in our society, and frankly illegal immigrants. I live in Texas and we're very close to the border.

I am so sorry about your public school 10 year olds. This sounds like a great opportunity to educate them in a sweet way. Tell them about how beautiful hijab is. I love you and so appreciated your comment sweetie. This blog is so cute!

Janny. said...

Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten stares or anything disrespectful like that. I don't live in the states, so is it an American thing? I can't believe someone took a picture of you. Muslims aren't circus freaks, people!

Ms. Mango said...

Sallam ladies and thanks for your comments...

I dont know if this is an merican thing or just a rural uber Christian area thing... we onlt have one masjid and it looks like a regular old house as to not attract attention.

Yup people are actually rude enough to take pics... I dont know if this is because I am muslim,African American, or both... I give up on trying to figure these people out!

The Gori Wife said...

I hope things get better for you soon. I know it sucks now, but more people every day are learning more and more about Islam (and some because of see YOU! Maybe they go home a google!) so hopefully it will get better with time. InshaAllah

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