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“We were not brought here to be made citizens. We were brought here against our will. We were not brought here to enjoy the constitutional gifts that they speak so beautifully about.” -Malcolm X

“Malcolm’s whole entourage was infiltrated with police. He may have had as many police as he had regular folk in his entourage, under cover.” -Van Jones

[From the film “13th” on Netflix]

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And they stand there like tourists–tourists of their own destruction …

[RAMBLING]

FAQ: “Why do you have a Spanish name? Why don’t you ‘look Filipino’ (if you’re full Filipino)?”

A: SUPER-ABRIDGED HISTORY TIME cause too many people ask me those questions.

Filipinos fill the spectrum of skin colors due to the diverse ethnic background.

- Negritos were the earliest inhabitants of the land (Picture Australian aboriginees). Boom, dark skinned Filipinos.
- Before colonization, Philippines frequently traded Asian countries, notably China, Japan, and Islamic countries and they sorta set up camp in places. Boom, birth of the Islamic population you see in the south and “traditionally Asian looking” Filipinos (such as yours truly.)
- Once the legendary Ferdinand Magellan claimed the lands for Spain in the 1500s (and died because people don’t like it when you take their land), Spain decided the Philippines were GG EASY to colonize and beat literally every other country out of it. Boom, Manila’s Spanish aesthetic, Near-unanimous Catholicism, super light-skinned Filipinos.

Looks, check. Names?

- In 1849, the governor at the time decreed Filipinos should adopt Spanish surnames for the census. This is why Filipinos don’t have cool Asian last names. :(

Now for the part I like telling my friends AKA why Filipinos adore the US but give major side-eye at the same time:

- After being ruled by the Spanish for about 3 centuries (a good deal of national heroes were essentially rebels) the US decided to step in and fight Spain off. Pretty N E A T O.
- The US did the movie villain thing right afterward and didn’t actually give back the Philippines to Filipinos and declared that they’d rule the Philippines. No longer N E A T O.
- Filipinos fought back but were overwhelmed pretty hard. The US then essentially said “good effort”, and while they didn’t withdraw, they would ever so slowly give more freedoms as time passed like some weird parent. Boom Tagalog AND English are the national languages and where Filipinos get their US-centric modern cultural influence.
- Filipinos eventually gain independence after helping out in WWII which is again pretty N E A T O, but the US sorta watch from the sidelines until about 1990 when the last of the military forces leave. These longstanding naval bases are the reason why Filipino-Americans are typically Navy when they serve in the US military. Ask my dad or my maternal AND paternal grandpas LOL.

BONUS: “Filipinos are Pacific Islanders, not Asians!” ~Some Filipino-Americans

- GEOGRAPHICALLY and ETHNICALLY, Filipinos are Southeast Asian. The frequent trade and early settlements by the South Asian countries provide concrete evidence on the Asian part.

HOWEVER, while it’s wrong to say we’re not Asian, the Pacific Islander mentality is not completely unfounded.

- For the archipelagos, Japan had China as their de facto “mentor”. Majority of Philippine societal upbringing on the other hand is due to the Spanish and US traditions mixing with that of the natives. This makes Filipinos CULTURALLY decidedly more (but not wholly) Western than other Asian countries.
- Incidentally this has led to Filipinos placing their interests more towards Western countries, despite its distance, and why some choose to disassociate from Asia completely.

TL;DR No, just because my first name’s Miguel doesn’t mean I speak Spanish.

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American foodies tend to assume that Halal is only middle-eastern and of the rice or gyro variant. However, the Hui ethnic Chinese, who hail from Northwestern China are one of the biggest Islamic populations in East Asia. With a 10 million population (though not all Huis are Muslims) the Hui Chinese carry their own Halal cuisine traditions.

Lamian 拉麵 is a type of Chinese noodle that is made through constant twisting, stretching, and folding of the dough into strands. Often served in a noodle soup, the majority of Lamian restaurants in Eastern China are owned by Hui Chinese, thus beef or lamb are the choice meats.

However, Lamian is prepared in many different ways and there exists Lanzhou, Xi’an, and Fuzhou variants.

DEATH OF THE WEST

Relying upon the most recent UN population studies, Buchanan declares:

By 2050, only 10% of the world’s people will be of European descent. ( We know it is less. He can’t admit the facts.) One third of Europe’s people will be over 60, and one-in-ten over 80. Involuntary euthanasia has already come to Europe.

Between now and 2050, Asia, Africa, and Latin America will grow by three to four billion people – 30 to 40 new Medicos! – as Europe will lose the equivalent of the entire population of Germany, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

By 2050, 23 million Germans will have disappeared along with 16 million Italians and 30 million Russians.

Russia will lose Siberia and the far east to China and be pushed out of the Caucuses and Central Asia, where Islamic populations are exploding while Russia’s is dying.

Either Europe must effect a radical cutback in pensions and health care for seniors, or Europe must import scores of millions of Arabs and Africans to care for the elderly and pay the taxes to sustain their welfare states.

The 4.2 million Palestinians in Israel and on the West Bank and Gaza will explode to 9 million by 2025, and 15 million by 2050, when Palestinians will outnumber Israel’s Jewish population two-to-one.

America’s “Dual Containment” policy in the Persian Gulf seems unsustainable. In less than 25 years, Iraq will have 42 million people and Iran 94 million people, more than any European nation except Russia.

The Islamic invasions of Spain and France in the eighth century, and of the Balkans and Central Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries, will be reenacted in the lifetime of most of those now living. Islam has already surpassed Catholicism as the largest religion on Earth.

It is the Christian nations—Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox—that have begun to die. In a chapter titled, “Where Have All the Children Gone?” Buchanan explains why, and why it is unlikely the West can solve the demographic crisis before it leads to The Death of the West.

In his chapter La Reconquista, Buchanan contends that an invasion of the United States is taking place and that America now harbors a “nation within a nation.”

There are 30 million foreign born in the U.S. today, and between 9 and 11 million illegal aliens, or as many undocumented aliens in the U.S. as there are people in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Mexico is exporting its poor and unemployed for U.S. taxpayers to employ and educate. Radical and militant Hispanics and Mexican leaders alike believe this will lead to the cultural and demographic recapture of the Southwest from America, reversing the results of The Mexican War.

By supporting open borders, the GOP is committing suicide. First-time Hispanic voters chose Clinton 15-1 over Dole. Of the seven major immigration states—Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Texas and Florida—Mr. Bush lost five, and perhaps six of the 10 states with the smallest share of immigrants, Bush won all 10.

European-Americans are a minority in America’s most populous state, California, and by 2004, will be a minority in Texas.

The political agenda of California Hispanics includes race welfare for illegal aliens, racial preferences, bilingual education, open borders, dual citizenship, Cinqo de Mayo as a California holiday, and in one case will replace a statue of an American hero of the Mexican War with the Aztec God Quetzacoatl.

White Americans are fleeing California at the rate of 100,000 a year.

MeCHA, the student organization that claims chapters on hundreds of campuses has a program that reads like a Mexican version of the agenda of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation.

In 2001, an Office for Mexicans Abroad in Mexico was providing survival kits with everything from dried meat to anti-diarrhea pills to condoms to Mexicans setting off to break in to the United States .

As of 2000, there were 8.4 million foreign born in California, as many foreign born as there are people in New Jersey, a primary cause of the state energy and schools crisis.

Among Third World immigrants, poverty rates and incarceration rates are double and triple what they are among native-born Americans.

Shooting up the flares and waving the flag, Buchanan argues that the 1960s “counter-culture” has become America’s dominant culture, and the iconoclasts of that counter-culture are systematically demolishing America’s history and heritage.

Under Political Correctness, America’s greatest heroes—soldiers, explorers and statesmen from Columbus to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson—are under savage attack as genocidal racists and exploiters of indigenous peoples.

The history books of American public schools are being rewritten with the old heroes ignored or trashed and Western civilization disparaged and demeaned.

When Mel Gibson’s film, “The Patriot,” came out in 2000, it was savagely attacked for presenting Black Americans as fighting patriots in the Revolutionary War.

With the assault on Confederate books, symbols, flags, heroes, and holidays almost complete, the attack is now proceeding against the Puritan fathers, soldiers who fought in The Mexican War, and in New Jersey, even against the Declaration of Independence itself.

In some school districts, Mark Twain, Flannery O’Connor, and any realistic portrayal of the America South, including Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, are now forbidden.

Even the great museums on America’s Mall, to introduce school children to the greatness and glory of America’s past, are being used to indoctrinate children in how wicked and evil our forefathers were.

In his chapter, “The De-Christianization of America,” Buchanan argues that the death of the Christian faith in Western countries is a primary cause of their dying populations. Whenever faith dies, the people die. A new atheistic civilization is arising, he argues, and is using its dominance of the culture and the courts to drive Christianity out of the temples of our civilization.

Secular Humanism, widely mocked and disparaged, a few decades ago, is now the dominant faith of the nation’s cultural elites. The moral tenets of humanism are replacing those of Christianity in our public life.

Even Christian churches are rewriting their hymnals to make them acceptable to the dominant culture.

Anti-Catholic films and filthy and blasphemous anti-Christian art are the deliberate insults of a triumphant pagan and secularist faith.

Muslim Characteristics and the Hijab Commentary (by a non-muslim)

Just about the reply to the anon who asked about Muslim girls wearing hijab at home:

You stated that Muslims pray five times a day (with the exception of periods). While that is true, and what is supposed to happen, many of my Muslim friends don’t take notice of this at all, and generally only pray 2 or 3 times a week, either at a mosque with their family or in their Islamic Education classes at school. (note: I am a teenager at a British school in the UAE. This probably only happens in schools following international cirricula)

Also, from the ask, it seems like the anon is trying to write a Muslim character who is surrounded by non-muslims, where she feels less obligated to wear the hijab. Also, whether or not she wears the hijab can depend on where her family is originally from. For example, if they are from Gulf nations, you can be almost certain that she would wear the hijab at least around conservative family members, if she isn’t persuaded to wear it full-time. However, if the family originally is from places like Jordan or Lebanon, where there is greater religious diversity (like Turkey, as you mentioned), most Muslims there don’t wear hijab or dress particularly conservatively. 

As a general rule (from my own personal observations), Muslims in places with greater religious diversity among the locals tend not to wear the hijab, even if the country they are in is Muslim-majority (e.g.: Jordan). In contrast, places with low religious diversity among the local population tend to enforce the hijab (e.g.: Saudi Arabia and Indonesia). However, even in countries with a high expatriate or foreigner population, (like the UAE, where I am), if the local population is predominantly Muslim, most women will wear the hijab.

Of course where you grew up/whether your family is liberal or not also has a huge effect on whether you choose to wear the hijab, but in the end it is (supposed to be) a personal decision. Also, if you choose to wear the hijab, you’re expected to cover up everywhere else too. Be mindful of that.

*I would have submitted this through the ‘ask’ box but it was closed; thought this was important to send though anyway. Sorry if you already know this!

Hi,

All of your observations stem from different Muslims practicing Islam in different ways. No matter which country a person is practicing in, you still find examples of religious diversity down to the way people dress.
I am concerned that a lot of your statements carry a Western, orientalist undertone colored by outside observations on Islam, and a narrow population to observe.

For instance, my friends are from Indonesia and Malaysia, and on their trips back from visiting their grandparents, they have described how the West pictures these places as full of hijaab-wearing women; when, in reality, women often choose not to wear it except to masjids, where the majority of these pictures and depictions stem from.

In addition, choosing to wear the hijab doesn’t necessarily mean covering up in the manner of a burka or abaya, as I believe you are implying with “elsewhere”. From visiting Saudi Arabia and having close friends in UAE, I understand that there is more of a norm there and regulation on being covered, but that area of the world is not a representative of the cultures that practice Islam.

I would advise that you read a little more on religious diversity within Islam, and not conflate your personal experience and observations within UAE globally, or over Muslim voices.

-Mod Kaye

Another thing that I learned on the school trip: Mazara del Vallo (name comes from the Arab domination, when Sicily was divided in wali) is the city (though it’s more like a town) with the best Arabic and Muslim integration in almost the entire country. Around half the population is Islamic, mostly coming from Maghreb (especially Tunisia) and Arab countries with a strong Slavic community. Every religion lives extremely well with the others and they’re often very mixed and well-blended (there’s a better word, I know), as opposed to most big cities in Northern Italy. Most writings are in two languages, Arabic and Italian, religions and cultures are all respected (most immigrants have decorated their houses, which are mainly found in the historical centre where houses are cheaper, with traditional things from their country of origin) and kids grow in an accepting, town-like environment where they’re basically raised by every adult and learn to speak almost two languages. The local school has an art project dedicated to decorate the historical center and the old part of the town with tiles painted by students, and all of them are later used to decor either the streets or the walls.

the article i read on the attack on the ariana grande concert said that the “islamic state” was celebrating it. 1) i’m pretty sure they have muslims confused (once again) with isis and other extremist groups who don’t really practice islam, and 2) what is the “islamic state”? this one really makes me rub my chin. i think they’re referring to the world islamic population, but state implies a certain area in the world. that could be the middle east, but to me, an american, states are smaller than countries, and the middle east makes up a few countries. so, ???

A brief history of Christianity in the African continent

*this post doesn’t touch on how was used in Christianity western colonialism there will be other posts made for that*
[I have tried to make the reading more accessible for people than and also as short as possible]

Christianity emerged in the Levant* around mid-1st century AD. Christianity in Africa began in Egypt around the 1st century, the Coptic Orthodox Church are believed to be the oldest sect of Christianity in Egypt and one the oldest in the continent along with Ethiopian (Christianity in Ethiopia emerged around the 4th century and existed in the country before that)  and many Copts* still practice it today. According to tradition Mark the Evangelist founded the Coptic founded the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Egypt.                                                                                                                                                           The Kingdom of Nobatia which was established in the 3rd century was a Christian kingdom in what is now lower Nubia. Due to Islamization the Muslim population of Nobatia gradually started to rise but still remained Christian until the invasion of the Funj Sultanate of Sennar. The Kingdom of Makuria (what is now Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan) converted to Christianity near the end of the 6th century but after it was invaded by Muslim armies, the kingdom was cut off from other Christian kingdoms, states, christendom and eventually became a Muslim kingdom.With the addition of the Kingdom of Alwa, these three kingdoms are known as the Christian kingdoms of Nubia

The emergence of Christianity in North Africa’s Maghreb was around the 2nd century. Tertullian (who was born to a Roman father and an Amazigh mother – born in what is now Carthage, Tunisia)  is known as the founder of Western theology was on the prominent and influential figures of Christianity in North Africa. Even after his death, Christianity was spreading rapidly all over the Maghreb. 

Kingdom of Kongo (what is known northern Angola, Cabinda, southern republic of Congo and western Democratic Republic of Congo) became a Christian Kingdom in 1491 when King Nzinga converted to Christianity of his own free will. Despite of the conversion many Bakongo* still practiced their traditional religion, some alongside Christianity. Christianity also influenced traditional Kongo religion and neighbouring kingdoms and states around the Kongo kingdom. The Kongo Kingdom was the Christian only pre colonial kingdom and state in Central Africa


The Levant is a historical geographical term referring to an area in the eastern Mediterranean

Copts are ethno-religious group indigenous to Africa who live mostly in Egypt but also Libya and Sudan. 

Bakongo are a Bantu ethnic group who live in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Congo and are descended from the former Kongo Kingdom

Books:

  • Christianity in the Land of the Pharaohs: The Coptic Orthodox Church by Jill Kamil
  • Coptic Civilization: Two Thousand Years of Christianity in Egypt edited by Gawdat Gabra
  • The Kingdom of Alwa by Mohi El-Din Abdalla Zarroug
  • The Spreading of Christianity in Nubia by Michalowski
  • Medieval Christian Nubia and the Islamic World by Jay Sapulding
  • Tanscontinental Links in the History of Non-Western Christianity by Klaus Koschorke
  • Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo by Cecile Fromont
  • The Development of an African Catholic Church in the Kingdom of Kongo, 1491–1750 by John Thornton
  • The Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 2: Constantine to c.600
  • The Disappearance of Christianity from North Africa in the Wake of the Rise of Islam by C. J. Speel
  • Church History: Christianity in Ethiopia by Dale H. Moore
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TIL that while projections show Islam and Christianity having population booms into 2050, atheism is expected to dwindle as time goes on. The main reason is atheists have extremely low fertility rates in comparison to Christians and Muslims. • r/todayilearned

TIL that while projections show Islam and Christianity having population booms into 2050, atheism is expected to dwindle as time goes on. The main reason is atheists have extremely low fertility rates in comparison to Christians and Muslims. (npr.org) via Pocket

Isis now controls a swath of land slightly larger than the UK, from Aleppo to central Iraq, and holds sway over a population of at least four million people. The group’s rapid ability to organise and consolidate continues to splinter a fractured body politic in Iraq and Syria and is fast causing ramifications for the broader Middle East.

“The Islamic State is now the most capable military power in the Middle East outside Israel,” a senior regional diplomat said on Friday. “They can determine outcomes in a few days that the Syrian rebels took two years to influence. Their capacity is in sharp contrast to the Syrian regime, which is only able to fight one battle at a time and has to fight hard for every success.

"In the first two months of its life, the so-called Caliphate has achieved unparalleled success. It is in the process of creating foundations for substantial financial, military and political growth. It is the best equipped and most capable terror group in the world. It is unlike anything we have ever seen.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/22/isis-syria-airbase-tabqa

Teflon Trump

Donald Trump’s December 7th call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States until the authorities “can figure out” Muslim attitudes to America prompted the biggest storm of criticism yet directed towards his outlandish presidential campaign. Jeb Bush described Mr Trump as unhinged; Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, said his comments are “not who we are as a party”. Mr Trump thrives on controversy, and he has said many outrageous things on the trail. So far, though, his poll numbers have held up. But will they this time?

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Merkel says ready to support Turkey EU accession process
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Germany is ready to help drive forward Turkey's European Union accession process, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, extending support to Ankara in exchange for Turkish help in stemming the flow of refugees to Europe. "How can we organise the accession process more dynamically?" Merkel asked at a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. "Germany is ready this year to open Chapter 17, and the make preparations for (chapters) 23 and 24. We can talk about the details," she said. (Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Mark Potter)

Europe’s most dangerous demagogue strikes again.

Turkey is not Europe. Turkey has never been Europe. Turkey is no longer a functioning, secular democracy. It has no place in Europe, especially not considering the considerable voting power an Islamic country with their population size would have in the EU.

With every day that passes, it becomes more clear that she will do whatever it takes to destroy the nations of Europe. There simply is no other explanation at this point. 

anonymous asked:

Islam doesn't have a single thing in common with terrorism? Oddly enough all terrorists just happen to be Muslims and also praise their god before beheading people or stoning them to death. You are a traitor to the West. Why don't you go live in Saudi Arabia, like a good little dhimmi?

“No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism. Terrorists do not speak for a billion Muslims who reject their ideology.”
President Obama, 18 Feb 2015

By 2050, Muslims will be nearly as numerous as Christians, who are projected to remain the world’s largest religious group at 31.4% of the global population (PewResearch) ISIS not even comprises of 0.1% of entire Muslim population. Then how can you say that they represent Islam?

Also I’d love to live in Saudi Arabia! How it this supposed to be a diss?! Hello! Extremely low/tax free salary packages, some include a housing accommodations, health care and transportation. Plus low crime rate, and have you ever met any Saudis? They are so lovely and kind people!

Dhimmi is the Arabic term that refers to its non-Islamic embracing population that has the ignominious dishonor of living in Islamic conquered lands. So ummm irrelevant much?

Have a good day, I hope you don’t reproduce, and one day learn to accept that the world is a big place and there’s all kinds of people. Of all colors and religions, and it’s not going to change.