Thursday, February 16, 2012

Half a baby step forward, 200 steps back.

You know, some days I think the image of Muslims in society at large is improving and that people are starting to realize that Muslims are normal people with jobs and families and mortgages and prayers to say and lawns to trim and litter pans to clean--- and then the news puts out an article like this and calls a terrorist and would-be murderer a "devout Muslim". -.-

The title of this article? Underwear Bomber Abdulmutallab: "Proud to Kill in the Name of God"

>.< Glad I'm going to the mosque tomorrow...


  1. Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
    Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmathullah wa barakatuhu

    So horribly true. And so sad.
    Little story: I was asked to translate a long series of articles for an American (female) professor into Arabic last year. She and I exchanged a lot of emails and got on fine until one day she read an article about a 'terrorist threat' near where she lived (New England).
    Immediately she started being very formal after telling me about the 'threat' and then asked me if I was extremist? I said NO!
    Two days later I get a message from the publishers, saying the professor did not want me to work on her articles. They told me in confidence it was because she had found out I wore niqaab ! She equated that with terrorism and extremism.

    200 steps back...............


  2. Waleikum salam. So sorry to hear that happened to you, Aliyah. : (