Tuesday, August 09, 2005

More Pressing Issues

So, my beloved American umma. Still think that hijab, woman-led prayer and dating are the most pressing issues of our time?

Here's a little reality check. Subhan'Allah, when people think it's okay to attack pregnant Muslimas then you know we are in trouble. Any justice for this sister, insha'Allah, will happen and the criminals will be punished accordingly. But this is a big reminder that some people still habor sick notions about Muslims and people of color.

"Our Lord! Pour down upon us patience and make our steps firm and assist us against the unbelieving people." Surah al Baraqah, Verse 250.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/9/05) - A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on law enforcement authorities to treat an assault this morning on a Virginia Muslim woman as a hate crime.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that a 23-year-old Muslim woman, who is 8 months pregnant and wears and Islamic head scarf, said she was out for her morning walk in Arlington, Va., when three white men in a pick-up truck began screaming anti-Muslim and racist slurs at her. According to the victim, the men shouted, "You terrorist b*tch, go back to your country. . .You n*gger b*tch." (The woman is African-American.)

The truck drove away and then returned as the woman continued on her walk. One of the men, who was wearing military-style clothing, allegedly got out of the vehicle and began shoving the woman and preventing her from moving away. During the assault, he shouted, "You terrorist b*tch. . . We're going to kick you're a*s. . . you're nothing." The other men then called the attacker back to the truck and it sped off."

We believe these types of incidents are the direct result of the growing level of virulent anti-Muslim rhetoric Americans are exposed to on the Internet, in newspaper editorial pages and on radio talk shows," said CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. "Our nation's political and religious leaders must begin to challengeIslamophobic hate-mongers."


Blogger DrMaxtor said...

I think its high time that American Muslim, especially sisters in hijab start practising their second amendment rights. Theres nothing the trailer park types understand better than packing heat.

11:30 PM  
Blogger TwennyTwo said...

Know what's nuts? I'm IN DC, wearing hijab and have heard NOTHING about this. Humph.

I'd like to agree with the previous poster, except that a woman with a gun had better know DARN well how to use it or it can be taken away from her. Better to just catch the men and give them a nasty lil sentence as an example who all those who can't understand "to you be your way and to me mine"... or better yet, just "live and let live".

that's my $.02

4:04 PM  
Blogger izzymo said...

Salaamz guys,

I'm with you both. Before purchasing the weapon, get those lessons and training so you can know how to handle it when you have to.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

I used to live in Arlington, so I was curious when I heard about this, and I did find it in the Washington Post.
Virginia - Possible Hate Crime

4:48 AM  

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