people in islam

“The problem with Radio 3 is that there’s too many of them lefties, blacks, women and Islams on it, and not enough Elgar.”

It’s funny how modern culture teaches to cut off relationships and ties with people, when Islam has always preached to not cut ties with anyone no matter what the reason.

anonymous asked:

I've been trying to figure it out, and I have some theories, but how tf did the idea of Islam being "the religion of peace" become so big in the west? Why are people so afraid of offending Muslims but in the same breath bash any other religion (mostly christianity)? Why are people so complacent with Islamic terror and refuse to critically think about the like Islam and terror/misogyny/homophobia/pedophilia have?

I can think of five reasons to begin with. 1. Because they make the dumb assumption that all Muslims are brown-skinned so criticizing the ideology of Islam is somehow racist towards Muslims. 2. Because they have the mindset of because Muslims are the minority here, their religious beliefs and they as people simply cannot be held to the same standards as the rest of us. 3. Because for the longest time Christianity has been projected as the epitome of all things bad so nothing else could possibly be as evil as Christianity, that’s why they always bring up “remember when Christians did this in 1405″ when you show them a Muslim beating a gay person to death yesterday. 4. They are fucking terrified of what genuine misogyny and homophobia looks like. They’re used to homophobia being a Christian guy not wanting to bake a cake so how could they possibly handle real homophobia where they get hung and whipped, shoved in bags and beaten with sticks and locked up in prison? They’re used to misogyny being a guy sitting with his knees an inch too far apart for their linking so how could they possibly handle real misogyny where they get forced to cover their skin, to never drive, never speak to another man, never go outside alone, being cool with being raped by your husband, to be stoned or have your face melted for being raped by another man. It’s easier to pretend it doesn’t exist so they don’t have to admit things are pretty good here. 5. Because their Muslim best friend who’s enjoying all the benefits and freedom and protection of Western values told them how cool Islam is. They’re so naive it’d almost be cute if it wasn’t getting us killed. 

theguardian.com
Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor
Ginella Massa filled in on Toronto’s CityNews 11pm broadcast and created a buzz after the broadcast ended

A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.

Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pmbroadcast last week and created a buzz after the broadcast ended and she Tweeted, “That’s a wrap! Tonight wasn’t just important for me. I don’t think a woman in hijab has ever anchored a newscast in Canada.”

Massa, 29, said on Friday that she became Canada’s first hijab-wearing television news reporter in 2015 while reporting for CTV News in Kitchener, Ontario, a city west of Toronto. She moved back to Toronto, where she grew up, earlier this year to take a reporting job at CityNews.

Massa recognized the personal career strides she had made after stepping out of the anchor desk, but she said it took her editor to point out the larger significance.

“It wasn’t until my editor said, ‘Hey, great job! Was that a first for Canada? A woman in a hijab?’ And I said yes. And so I tweeted about it. As much as I knew it was important, I didn’t expect the reaction that I received. My phone hasn’t stopped buzzing for the last week,” Massa said.

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Friendly reminder that religious gay people exist!! You do not have to choose one or the other! You’re not a bad gay for being religious and you’re not a bad follower for being gay! You can be both! They’re both important parts of your identity and there’s nothing wrong with being both!