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Burning the Israeli flag in Auckland in protest over the murder of innocent civilians in Gaza is nothing to be ashamed of” said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. “Calling for both sides to stand down when one side is annihilating the other though, IS something to be ashamed of.
“On one side you have a state with nuclear weapons, tanks, artillery, fighter planes, helicopter gunships, warships, a fully operational army, and the best missile defence system in the world that has killed hundreds of innocent civilians, displaced more than 100,000 people, and destroyed the infrastructure of the people in Gaza, in the last couple of weeks.”
“On the other side you have kids with rocks, and irregulars with rockets who have killed 2 civilians.”"
Hone Harawira on burning the Israeli flag, and the occupation, apartheid, and genocide taking place in Gaza.thcoralsea)
I haven’t really been doing much “blogging” lately but I have been busy, so here is some of what is new in my life.
- I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment with my girlfriend Kotuku, it is beautiful, she is beautiful, and I love her
- I moved my whole house by bicycle and it got on TV which was pretty cool
- I finished my first trimester of study with some some B’s and A’s and I have reduced the number of papers I am taking (focusing on Religious Studies)
- I am working several days a week at Bike Barn in Wellington and it is really great, easily the best store I have worked in.
- I am riding my bicycle for FUN at least once a week, and finally appreciating the trails around Wellington.
- I miss my friends a lot and I might come to Christchurch over summer.
Tim Rysdale, Crested Butte 1981
sext: i want to pay bills and share household duties and approach our late 20’s in a financially and emotionally stable way with you
If this is how you folks make art, its fucking depressing
Social scientists estimate that 15 to 30 percent, or, “[a]s many as 600,000 to 1.2 million slaves” in antebellum America were Muslims. 46 percent of the slaves in the antebellum South were kidnapped from Africa’s western regions, which boasted “significant numbers of Muslims”.
These enslaved Muslims strove to meet the demands of their faith, most notably the Ramadan fast, prayers, and community meals, in the face of comprehensive slave codes that linked religious activity to insubordination and rebellion. Marking Ramadan as a “new American tradition” not only overlooks the holy month observed by enslaved Muslims many years ago, but also perpetuates their erasure from Muslim-American history.
Although the Quran “[a]llows a believer to abstain from fasting if he or she is far from home or involved in strenuous work,” many enslaved Muslims demonstrated transcendent piety by choosing to fast while bonded. In addition to abstaining from food and drink, enslaved Muslims held holy month prayers in slave quarters, and put together iftars - meals at sundown to break the fast - that brought observing Muslims together. These prayers and iftars violated slave codes restricting assembly of any kind.
For instance, the Virginia Slave Code of 1723 considered the assembly of five slaves as an “unlawful and tumultuous meeting”, convened to plot rebellion attempts. Every state in the south codified similar laws barring slave assemblages, which disparately impacted enslaved African Muslims observing the Holy Month.
Therefore, practicing Islam and observing Ramadan and its fundamental rituals, for enslaved Muslims in antebellum America, necessitated the violation of slave codes. This exposed them to barbaric punishment, injury, and oftentimes, even death. However, the courage to observe the holy month while bonded, and in the face of grave risk, highlights the supreme piety of many enslaved Muslims.
Ramadan was widely observed by enslaved Muslims. Yet, this history is largely ignored by Muslim American leaders and laypeople alike - and erased from the modern Muslim American narrative."
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Anonymous said: I don't know a lot about the Muslim religion. So out of curiosity; from the little to nothing I know and see, it's oppressive to women.. And I gathered you were a feminist? I don't mean this in a nasty way.. But just genuinely curious about how a feminist can then choose to suddenly become a muslim?? I'm sorry if I sound ignorant, which I probably do. I mean no offense.
Firstly I want to say that when you question two important parts of who I am and my identity, and state that they cannot coexist, you are challenging who I am as a person, and when you tell me that something as dear to me as my religion is oppressing me as a woman, not only is it hard to hear for myself and for my own purposes, but I am reminded of the countless times that people have used misconceptions about Islam to oppress Muslims, and in particular, the times that this very misconception has been used to harm and even kill my brother’s in Islam.
I understand that you mean no offense, and I understand that you are curious, but it’s important to me that you know that I find this question upsetting and distressing, but please don’t take that to mean that I am angry or upset at you specifically.
But none the less, I will give you the short answer(s):
Islam does not oppress women. There are, of course, occasions when Muslims oppress women, but these are in no way justified by the Qur’an or by the Sunnah. If you want to look at Islam, it’s important that you look at the sources, not at the people. People are fallible, imperfect. There is, no longer, no such thing as a perfect Muslim. We all sin, we all misinterpret. Look at the Qur’an, and at the Hadith. There is no sexism nor misogyny in Islam.
Muslims and Islam have been utilised as a scapegoat by the West for a long time. Much of it is deliberate, in the same way that anti-semitism or racism is deliberate. The vast majority of the media will tell you that Islam is sexist. That Islam is oppressive. These are lies. It is not.
Feminism has progressed in very different ways in different countries. In the West, particularly in English speaking countries, wearing less and less clothing has been a part of feminism, in other countries, with other religions it has not. There is no one right way and there is no wrong way to approach feminism. Different cultures, different religions approach it differently. Many things about Islam and about the way Muslims approach feminism is in direct conflict of the way that the West approaches feminism.This does not mean, in any way, that Muslims are not feminists. It does also not mean, in any way, that Western women are not feminists. What it means is that feminism is different for everyone, everywhere.
If you have specific questions I would be happier to answer those, big questions are hard for me to answer, because I don’t really know exactly what it is you’re asking.