Closure to the Burqa Bandits
I am tired of hearing about the so-called “burqa bandits” and the controversy surrounding the refusal to burry them by the Germantown Masjid. And as Imam Luqman Ahmed stated in his email that people need to be quiet unless they know what they are talking about and leave this to people who know the community to discuss and imams (I agree with the first part and almost all of what he said and respect that brother a lot, meaning you should know before you comment, but disagree on the second half as at least half of the imams in America couldn’t tell their butt from a hole in the ground). I am also tired of people blaming this solely on the Salafi community as if there was no crime in Philly before the Salafis and there were no Muslims movements with a lot of criminality in them before, those who believe that have selective memories, and I could challenge you on that but need not do so. So, I am going to leave this alone and as a matter of fact I am tired of hearing about it.
Mothers Day Thoughts
I hope many of my readers did not get suckered into observing this un-Islamic holiday designed for the benefit of card companies, chocolate makers, and florists. Every day is Mothers Day. My grandmother called me on Saturday saying she was waiting on my call the next day and I called her back in the chilly Philly weather from Rittenhosue Square waiting on a brother and said “you do not need a day you are special everyday and this is a holiday with no meaning and that is my gift to you; stop observing this meaningless celebration”. In this same manner I do not observe any holiday to commemorate any person, past or present, if you truly love this person they do not need a special day.
Along with my friends Tariq Nelson and Rasheed Moore I am going to begin writing a series of pieces on the feminization of the Muslim male, Muslim movements promoting or turning a blind-eye to this, the miseducation of our boys, the anti-boy sentiment in public schools, and the infiltration into the Muslim community of these feminist anti-male attitudes (primarily being introduced by Muslim women and males educated in the system here and giving the thoughts of social scientists supremacy over the teachings of Islam).
I do not like to talk about things going on outside of America that do not directly effect us here; but I am concerned about the instability and violence being spread by the group that calls itself Hezbollah in Lebanon and their targeting of Sunnis and Christians. Unfortunately I have heard many Sunnis here, who would be Hezbollah targets there, applauding their recent acts of vigilantism.