My teacher keeps calling me out in class, bc im a muslim and she constantly calls me out! now i just wanna know how do poeple feel when they meet someone muslim. when people see me they usually think im white or hispanic. but i feel like when i tell them, then there opinion changes about me. i mostly have white friends. and sometimes i feel alienated.
When I met my Muslim friend it was kind of like; "Hey". "Hi". "I'm Charli". "I'm Fatima". "Muslim?" "Yeah". ":D I'm a bisexual polytheistic Pagan and my views completely oppose yours!" high five
We weren't particularly bothered. I mean, it's whether the person gives out the message of love from their religion rather than hate, right? My Muslim friend is completely okay with me having differing religious views and liberal for everyone and shares some. We go with our friends to Gay Pride to show support which never happeneed in her home country, she teachs me some Arabic, I believe. It works xD
I feel for you Jen. Being muslim in the US is hard enough as an adult much less a teen. Your going to find ignorance in some adults and younger, no matter. Just keep in mind it's ignorance and their fears stem from that. The best you can do for yourself and Muslim's as a whole is represent all that is good and educate them through your actions. Some may never get it but lot's more will. As Natalie posted...Your true friends are the ones that don't care what your labeled with .....they just care about who you are. Show the doubters the best you've got!!!
Your teacher should not be treating you any differently because you are Muslim. I'm an atheist but while I don't hide it I don't wear it on my sleeve either. I like people to decide on my character before telling them I'm an atheist. Most people have negative stereotypes about Atheists. I figure if I tell someone I'm an atheist before they know me they will think less of me but if they decide I'm a good person first then when I tell them I'm an Atheist that they will think better of atheism. As a religious minority you might try the same approach.
I also wanted to add to be understanding of those who don't understand you..... only see or hear "Muslim". Many here have family, friends in the US that have or had military deployed to that region. They have experienced emotional trauma and scarring at ether the loss of or their return not being whole or the same. It may not be fair as they don't see you for you but try and understand sometimes people get stuck and it takes patience and understanding for them to get past and see you for you.
Honestly, I am very judgmental about it, and it is not for me to judge. I do not understand it. We tend to fear what we do not understand. From what I know so far, I dont really like. It seems like a really controlling religion. I dont care for any religion that says thery are right, and everyone else is wrong, and that includes most Christian religions as well. It is not up to us to say who is wrong, it is our business to love one another.
Am Muslim. And yup. I кŋσω how it feels atimes. But the truth is that yhu neednt care what anyone says. And don't shy away from your religion.I Islam has been given a bad definition but yhu can makw a difference don't u think? Besides. The holy book says if yhu be shy of your religion on earth Allah will shy away from yhu too.come when Ʊ need him.be strong if yhu believe in your faith.
I know what you mean.. Please don't take any offense but the average Canadian and American when they hear Muslim they think Bin Laden, Bombs and Iraq.. I never had anything against Muslims but it was the only thing I knew. Then I had Muslim friends and they were awesome! Now I think of them.. It's really too bad people think that way when they hear muslim :(
My best friend is Muslim, and she moved to the US from Pakistan one year ago. I am sure that she feels alienated, but she doesn't let that bother her, and neither do I. She's been the most loyal friend I've ever had this past year, and the only true friend I've had as well. Your true friends are the ones that don't care what race or religion you are.
My best friend is also Muslim and he is the best guy I have ever met.. No reason to feel alienated and no reason to feel down.. :) So don't worry about it. Once your friends get to know you really well u won't feel so alienated
I don't care what religion someone is if they are nice and fun to be around they are my friend if they are then I dot care about them. People have had a bad image of Muslims sin 9/11 but that's because they are ignorant
i know, but when you first meet someone that is muslim, there arent any thoughts in your head? or you just think of them as another human being iiving in this planet just like the rest of us?
thanks guys! you really made me feel sooo much better :D
Its not good feeling meet muslim parson.