Palestine Restores our Confidence
Happy Jumaa! If you want to hear someone say critical and harsh things about Muslims, you probably don’t have to search very far. Some of the meanest things to be said about our brothers and sisters do not come from bigots out there, they come from fellow Muslims. Sometimes the harsh language is disguised as self-assessment, but with no solutions to be offered. Other times it is the expression of a few negative experiences that have completely tainted someones outlook on the world and made them feel hopeless. We’ve spent a lot of energy and attention on addressing Islamophobia when we see it in the media or in politics, and rightly so! But what about the Islamophobic sentiments that exist within our own community?