Dating muslims america
I know for a fact that there are Muslim celebrities who are not Muslim, who prefer to just say they are Muslim. By the time a corporation has gotten to the point where they think they can put a hijabi model on the cover of a magazine, they have calculated that something in the broader culture has changed enough that they can profit off it, which means there is a broad sympathy for that view.
From that perspective, it's kind of upsetting to see that there is this broader acceptance of practices like hijab.
Not only are liberals and Western progressives wrong, they are actively leading to a more toxic discourse around faith and this absolutely will have an effect on the broader political climate. This is less visible in the United States than in Europe, but it's very visible in Europe and the silence of the left and progressives in general on the specific problems Islam poses has empowered the right. Not just for Western politics but because Islam has had negative effects on the world, just as Christianity has and Judaism and the way all religions have. We have a chance to move people away from superstitions and to work for a world where we really have equality and tolerance of minorities globally, but it cannot take place unless we take on religion. If the left is silent now, it will be only the far right that is talking about the problems with Islam and it makes them look like the truth-tellers instead of the left.Now I see my role has to be to educate people on the left on what's going on here and how we need to get back on course.What do you want Western liberals to understand about Islam?If we were talking about Christian conservative practices, we would not be having this conversation. I feel sure that if a fundamentalist Mormon woman was saying that she is empowered in her long skirt and bonnet or whatever, you would view that with some level of suspicion, especially people who are of the left and who are feminist. But when hijabis do the same, the response is totally different. I'm baffled by the idea that it's an “erasure” of culture.It reveals a lot about our political climate and the ideological emptiness of the left and the degree to which it is very superficial. When Muslim women talk about modesty, it's seen as this immutable characteristic, like their superstitions are a deep part of them in a way that we don't see in the West. Why is my culture defined by how horribly women are treated?
If the stories in the Bible didn’t make sense, were the stories in the Quran any more legit?