Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Religion-Related Rant

So here's how it happened this week.


1) Someone who works with me makes a discussion about how there are rumours (that she feels are founded in truth) that the Muslims of my city are coming here, starting businesses, with the ultimate goal of taking over the city in 20-30 years. Frustrating that even me telling her I know these people PERSONALLY, have been in their homes, know their teenaged children  (ie the next generation), etc. made no difference.

2) I wrote a message about this ridiculousness on FB and when I got to work today, two of my closest co-workers who I also consider friends were kind of saying in a less direct way that they believe this to be true. Not necessarily that it's a big conspiracy, but that if we aren't "careful" about letting in so many Muslims, we will get our way of life taken over. Do they even know any Muslims around here? I don't like some of them and have personal issues with some of them, but they don't influence the way I live in any sort of way, even with them knowing that I'm Muslim. They just want to do their own thing.

3) Had one of my closest collegues, (in a very nice, respectful wa though) send me an email of something by an idiot person Nonie Darwish... And some horrible translations of the Qur'an about killing Christians and making war... With another part about loving verses of the Bible (turn the other cheek, thou shall not kill, etc). So frustrating since I don't want to be too defensive but at the same time I feel the need to be.

4) This one is conflicting. Shayma, the murder victim beaten in her own home, found with a note telling her to go back to her country... It was domestic violence and not a hate crime. I didn't want it to be a hate crime, but for it to be in the end violence by a Muslim man... Fuck, this really just makes me not want anything to do with Islam. It's a concrete example, one of MANY MANY MANY of what is wrong with the Muslim community. These things seem to happen all the time! There seems to be more hate and wrong from within the Muslim community than against it. At least they haven't come out with something saying that he based this murder on Islam yet like honour killings. In this way, it's easier to compare this violence to another murder that happens here by a Christian towards his girlfriend. Not religiously motivated, just man-motivated.

So overall... Not a good week between me and religion.

1 Comentário:

Susanne said...

I've heard the conspiracy theory about Muslims coming here, having lots and lots of children, and eventually taking over. Sorry for your frustrating week!!

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