Tag: Identity

The lost identity of Chinese Muslims

The surveillance cameras, with facial recognition, cover the entire public space of KashgarThe authorities impose a progress that erases the tradition, dehumanizes the Muslim and makes him one more piece of the totalitarian gear. The goal is for this individual to work and obey, and to do it without thinking and, much less, without remembering. Your model has to be ethnic Han Chinese. More than 90% of the 1.2 billion Chinese are Han. The Uyghurs of Xinjiang do not exceed eleven …MORE LAVANGUARDIA

Are There Two Prophet Muhammad!

“Hassan your food is getting cold”, Habeebah called, as her six year old son was glued to his Mushaf ( a Copy of the Holy Qur’aan), She took the Mushaf from him angrily. “I’ve told you I’m late for work!”…

Where Did All The Jewish People Go?

“Everywhere around the world. They’re coming to America.
Every time that flag’s unfurled. They’re coming to America.
Got a dream to take them there. They’re coming to America.
Got a dream they’ve come to share. They’re coming to America.”. 
— Neil Diamond, America

The words of the song express the hopes and dreams of all immigrants –- or at least we think they do. Some of us. Some of us don’t. Some of us have a different idea of what the dream is, of what America is…more:  forward.com

The New York Times™: Behind 2016’s Turmoil, a Crisis of White Identity

Image result for Behind 2016’s Turmoil, a Crisis of White Identity“It’s fundamentally about ‘who are we?’” said Eric Kaufmann, a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. “What does it mean to be part of this nation? Is it not ‘our’ nation anymore, ‘our’ meaning the ethnic majority?
“These kinds of questions are really front and center, even though they’re not necessarily verbalized.” more: nytimes

Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

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Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the Pew Research Center, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And a little more than half of new converts are female. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti travelled to Miami, Florida — where two out of every three residents is Hispanic — to learn more.
Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure