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  1. On a side note, I prefer watching paint dry then to listen or read about Salafi Aqeedah.
  2. <cite> @DoctorKenney said:</cite> This is a simple diversion used by Christian missionaries to confuse the common Muslim. This whole discussion had already occurred way back in the 1980's with Ahmed Deedat, when he debated Christian missionary Jimmy Swaggart. It's a tired topic If I am not mistaken, Sheikh Deedat يرحمه الله was not a Salafi.
  3. So what is the lesson learned here? How can you have so many proxy votes on such an important decision? Til, every vote was for Hassan.
  4. So how are you going to find a Somali man with three degrees and within your limitied age bracket(26-31)? lol
  5. Norf, focus on what the article is about. Why focus on "Hani Jacobson"? What is the author implying by writing this article?
  6. Norf, focus on what the article is about. Why focus on "Hani Jacobson"? What is author implying?
  7. On a related note, Has anyone seen that David Chappelle skit were he is a blind man that thinks he is white man and joins the Klan only to find out that he is black - much to his disapppointment. If you can post that video, I would appreciate it. One of the funniest skits ever.
  8. Saff, Let me ask you this – Is there are a sterotype called “Angry Black Man”? How about Mandingo? Somali Pirate? Shabbab Terrorrcist? This move is blatant racist and no one will care to do anything about it unless its being done to a White Female; a member of the LGBT community or an ancestor of the Cohen Livor legal team That is the truth of the matter.
  9. DK, Were the Chinese put in shackles and enslaved for centuries? Where they given the last names of Slave Owners? The Chinese that came to the States are usually affluent and wealthy people from Hong Kong. There are over a billon other Chinese folks in the world and they too have criminals and starving people. Your comparison is faulty.
  10. a href="" title=""> My first job in media was as a television producer. I was 28 years old, eager and brimming with ideas, some of which I’m sure were good and others of which I’m sure were not. Not long after starting the job, I asked to produce a segment with a well-known black actor whose work I had long followed. As the only black producer there, I knew from experience that when walking into an entirely white environment, it always felt good to be greeted by another brown face. My white male coworker, who produced a lot of the entertainment segments and clearly wanted to meet this actor himself, said to me, in front of the entire staff: “Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you get to produce all the black guests.” This producer had a point: He may have known just as much about film and this man's career as I did, and being black doesn't necessarily make me better qualified to do a segment about a black person. But his response was so hostile and pointed that there was no doubting his intentions: He was making clear that he wasn't afraid to mention my race aloud, lest I thought it was my personal ace in the hole. His assumption seemed to be that I’d use my race as a cudgel to get good assignments. His strategy, in turn, was to use it as a cudgel right back. That incident over 15 years ago wasn’t an outlier. It was an initiation into a career fraught with similar experiences. And now I've had enough—I'm quitting the mainstream media. It’s a strange and incredibly demoralizing time to be a black person in American media. The words “racist and “racism” have cynically become clickbait, all while various newsrooms are claiming that they want to hire more writers and reporters and editors of color, but don’t. What it feels like you are hearing is: We’re not really trying to diversify our newsrooms, because we don’t actually have to. Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone. Or worse, they do recognize when they’re being racially insensitive, but then demonstrate some semblance of regret and move on unscathed. If we can't say anything about this kind of behavior—or don’t—then who will? What’s more, if we do speak up, particularly if we are among the chosen few who are granted a voice in mainstream media, at what cost? Since leaving my most recent staff position with an online publication last summer, I’ve taken the opportunity to reflect on my career in the media industry. In doing so, it has occurred to me that at nearly every job I have ever had, I have encountered some sort of racial incident—either personally directed at me or witnessed by me as a third party. Since that first media job as a TV producer, I have held editor positions at a range of startups and other online outlets. I started to recognize a pattern after one job when a white coworker openly dismissed an idea to write about a black artist on the rise: “Nobody even knows who she is.” Actually, I said, a lot of people know who she is. “Mostly just black people, though,” she countered. I argued that “a lot of black people” set the tone and establish pop cultural relevance in this country. My coworker was stunned. She looked at me with an expression of both disbelief and betrayal. At the start of each new job, where I was almost invariably the only black editor on staff (unless it was a black publication—I have worked at a few), I would be heralded for my “voice” (and the implicit diversity it brought), until that voice became threatening or intimidating, or just too black. My ideas were “thoughtful” and “compassionate” until I argued, say, that having white journalists write the main features on a new black news venture sent the wrong message to the black online community. My editors disagreed. Years later, in a conversation about Trayvon Martin with another boss, I said something like, “Racism is real.” My white boss came back with an answer that still astonishes me: “But you don’t experience racism, right? I mean, you’re attractive and educated—I can’t imagine that you would ever experience racism.” And a colleague, perhaps thinking she was being progressive rather than insensitive, once told me that she would hire a “good” black editor over a “very good” white one—as if this were an either-or proposition. This is how it has gone throughout my entire career. I love media, and I am not necessarily leaving the industry forever, or even entirely. I will continue to write and be vocal about race and culture in America on various platforms. But I'm leaving the staff bullpen of journalism. I'm tired of jockeying for position in a profession that never hesitates to finger "racists" in public, but can't see the very real racism in its own newsrooms.
  11. Mooge, When waiving the flag of Puntland against Reer Xamar, you have no problem in using Islam to support your side. That is shameful!
  12. Saff, The New Jim Crow sounds like a good read. Will check out that doc that you posted. DK, are you a Black Republican?
  13. Hasina, When you name your kids names like Elijah and don't wear hijab and your hubby is called Nathan, what link to being Muslim is there? All I see is an "American Family" and that is what the article is gloating about. She dropped her culture and religion and look at the end result - success and validation. That is the underlying point of all this. She is a success story precisely because of those factors.
  14. <cite> @Hasina said:</cite> Her husband is a Muslim actually. He wrote a letter in reply to Somalis with your mentality that can't let others live their lives. Enjoy the read; The only thing I find strange is that she took his last name. But even that is her decision. Live and let live. Have you seen this show called "American Muslim". It is about muslims in Michigan. Well, on one episode the white american dude says to the T.V. that he just did the whole "muslim" thing so that he could get accepted into the girl's family (muslim family). Neither he nor the girl were religious but her parents were still practicing muslims. Get the point! Anyways, the issue is not Islam but rather what is being deemed to be "praiseworthy" actions that are suitable for appauleding and reporting. One more thing - Live and let live is total B.S. If you really lived by it, why come out in defence of the article and the person? I am entitled to my opinion so why did you respond unless ofcourse...