Skip to main content

Conservatives, Israel and Me

After September 11th, 2001, I believe our maturity as a nation has evolved. Voting is not just voting anymore. Political parties mean something. I daresay that a person’s political party might mean more to some people than religion.

A few nights ago, I was listening to NPR and they were speaking about the Right-Wing Republican Presidential nominees and how much they LOVE Israel. This sets my teeth on edge! I wonder how much more beneficial it would be to our country to befriend ALL the Arab nations in the Middle East?

They cracked down on Obama for “not being a friend of Israel”…but sometimes being a REAL friend means to tell that person/entity when they are doing something wrong. I don’t know why displacing, killing and basically ethnically cleansing a nation is OK by anyone’s standards. The Holocaust for the Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and others lasted a total of 7 years. The Holocaust for Palestinians has lasted over 60 years. Our undying support of Israel is like supporting, encouraging, and enabling a spoiled little brat. I have to agree with Ron Paul, all funding overseas including Israel must stop. I’m sure our funds overseas have helped a lot of people, but we are in great debt and we need to help our own right now.

This is only one of the reasons I can’t stand this type of political party. I am aware that “money talks”…and the Israeli lobbies are nothing to fool with…but really, why are lobbies even permitted in our system of Government? Aren’t the people we elect into office educated and well-read enough to know what they believe in? These lobbies aid in meandering corruption into the very system that is supposed to pose “Equality and Justice for All”. We pay our taxes…and a lot of it is washed down with the blood of Palestinians…enough is enough.

People might say that this is not the only thing that Conservatives stand for, but it’s enough for me to know that there is no way on this Earth that I could ever support a modern-day Hitler-like regime.  “If you’re not like us, then succumb to us, if you don’t succumb to us, then you’re just an ‘invented people’”.

Just on a closing note, according to the “Statistical Abstract of Israel 2011” located at (the Israeli Bureau of Statistics) less than 20% of Christians living in this occupied nation are Israeli citizens. Can you guess what the nationality of the other 80+% of the Christians in this country might be? Yes, you guessed it, they are Palestinians. This in no means belittles the Muslim population (because, remember, we’re human too) but the Conservatives are flying the Christian flag wherever leadership is concerned and the Israeli flag wherever a following is needed…why is it OK that their Christian brethren are killed in this land of “Milk and Honey”?



Popular posts from this blog

Digital Art by Sabah Waheed

  Here at Just Ask A Muslim, we like to give voices to our youth.  We want to make sure that they get the chance to express themselves in safe spaces. The digital art below is by Sabah Waheed, a friend of  one of our girls from youth group.  Please join us in letting her know how appreciated her work is.  Keep up the great work Sabah! Thanks for your contribution.   If your Muslim child has a talent for art or writing and would like to contribute, please send us a message and we will be in touch! -Just Ask A Muslim Crew

A Message of Hope from your Muslim Neighbor

"Verily, with Hardship comes Ease." (Quran 94:6) As I listen to the news everyday, I realize more and more the true colors of our Nation. I'm not talking about the ugly colors we see on the news, I'm talking about the beautiful colors we are as a people.  America is full of diversity and beauty.  We are better than all of the riff-raff in Washington right now. The more horrible things pop up in front of the us, the more good people are taking a stance to say that this is not going to be our new norm.  Trump's America is not Our America.  I am sure that there will be ease at the end of this insanity.  I don't think that things will ever be the same as pre-Trump, but I am sure that it will be better.  Trump has destroyed a lot of things in his path, but he has unintentionally done one thing, he has united us as a people.  Through his attacks on all things diverse, we as an American people, have stood up to say that this is what makes America beautifu

Bye Don!

It has been a harrowing 1360 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes since Donald J. Trump became the "President" of the United States.  It has been difficult for anyone that believes in good and promotes it. It has been hard for a lot of us.  It is time to make a change and vote!  Two hundred and forty-four years cannot go down the drain in 4 years of one person's supposed reign of our country.  It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to VOTE HIM OUT and into PRISON. Two hundred and fourteen thousand  Americans are gone today due to his negligence with the Covid-19 virus that he keeps making light of.  There are still families being torn apart on our southern border, but that story is old, right? He shocks us with new horrific things he's said, done or tweeted.  We are just a cast in his reality TV show.  Times up Donald, we're not playing this game anymore. 

Twenty Five Years Later

This weekend marks my 25 th year of wearing hijab.   This year has brought on a lot of challenges in terms of holding tight to what we believe in.   There have been too many stories to mention or to force my mind to conjure up.   I am here to celebrate my loving affection to my hijab. My daughter is 12. She started to wear her hijab when she was 11. She asked to start when she was 6 or 7, but I wanted her to start because she really understood the meaning of wearing this crown of Islam.   I did not want her to start out of imitation of me or anyone else.    As times move toward extremely scary, I would be lying if I said I was not scared for her.   Thankfully, we can have more than one emotion course through us at any given time.   I have a lot of hope and when I can talk to myself enough, belief that we will definitely be ok.   I can’t live my life in fear of being who I was born to be.   I can’t live my life thinking that my family and I will be accepted any more or any le

An America without Muslims?