literally block me if you support the muslim ban, the environmental science gag orders, the anti- reproductive rights executive order or any other unconstitutional plan trump made that goes against the people and our planet in each and every way
Before it was temporarily halted by federal judges, President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban affected thousands of people worldwide. While much of the focus has rightly been on the refugees and immigrants whose lives were affected by the ban, it’s also affected U.S. citizens — including a NASA scientist.
Sidd Bikkannavar, who works in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on Jan. 30 upon returning to the United States from Santiago, Chile, the Verge reported. Read more.
Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student was arrested at his high school in Irving, Texas, after bringing a homemade clock to class, which school officials mistook for a bomb. Mohamed showed his engineering teacher first, but when the alarm went off later in the day, that’s when the trouble started.
During the so called, “Islamic Golden Age”, many of the scientists, inventors, philosophers, and mathematicians that lived under Islamic rule were hardly believers of the tenants of Islam, ironically many were secular Persians who cared about science more than religion (* See note below), and many questioned religion openly. They just happened to live under a Caliphate that conquered a large portion of the world. Besides, even if they were devout Muslims who spent their whole lives following and believing everything in the Quran, which they did not, their achievements had nothing to do with Islam, they just lived under Muslim rule! However, in the 21st century, apparently, Islam should be credited with what they achieved, even though Islam, the religion itself, not only had nothing to do with their works, but was heavily questioned by many of them in a way that could get you killed in some Muslim countries today!
* The irony is the fact that many Muslims in the Middle East today refer to Persians by using the derogatory term of “Ajam”. Many do not even consider Persians to be “real Muslims”, but if they were scientists in the Middle Ages and held no strong religious beliefs, everything they achieved is attributed to Islam.
On Saturday December 17, 2016, I wrote my very first blog post here on Tumblr. I have been so well-received and gained more than 150 followers in just the first week online. Today is Friday February 3, 2017. Yesterday, I celebrated my 50th blog post and I wanted to thank all 361 of my followers. You are part of the reason I keep writing, so thank you! Reading my original content, liking it, and reblogging it makes me feel really special.
Future Blogging Plans
Because I titled this blog “After My Shahada” I try to make every post related to me being a revert Muslim. However, as you have seen, I also have included content about my deafness, my love life, my goals, my health/fitness journey, and I have even written a few controversial posts. From here on out, I will continue posting original content daily, but I hope to incorporate more aspects of my life in my posts. I am more than just a revert Muslim.
Follow Me on Social Media!
If you’d like to follow me on my various other social media, please do! I have many followers on Facebook and Instagram, but I am admitatly new to Twitter. If you can help me make a breakthrough on Twitter, I would really appreciate that! Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aftrmyshahada Instagram: ashley.aftermyshahada Facebook: Ashley K. Letourneau
Catch Up on Posts You May Have Missed!
If you want to catch up on my previous 50 blog posts, the links are down below for you to enjoy. Explore, like, and reblog, please! Continue commenting, asking questions, and messaging me. I’m here for praise, suggestions, criticism, advice, friendship, inspiration, and more.
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