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I am an East Asian Muslim AMA

Uber EAMuslima
Nov 23

For the record I am not very religious and dress just like non Muslims. I sometimes eat pork, pray once in a while, and I identify more with atheism, but I do have a soft spot for Muslim issues like the Rohingya crisis, Taliban, Iran, Iraq, Xinjiang, Bosnia, Chechnya, and Palestine.

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  • Microsoft / EngTier 1
    What are your thoughts on Palestine hiding bombs inside a hospital?

    Is it ever ok to hide bombs in a hospital?

    Do you believe it is justified to kill others in defence of yourself and your family?
    Nov 2311
    • Lyft / Engcredit
      What do you think about dropping airstrike bombs on hospitals?

      Is it ever okay to bomb hospitals?

      Do you believe it's justified to kill others in order to 'hunt terrorists' based on sketchy intel?
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I don’t support violence except in self defence. Let’s face it, most countries agree on that. I think Palestinians have the right to protect themselves and their land. They also have a right to get their land back.

      I also like Israelis and Jews as individuals and as a culture. Jewish accomplishments are inspiring and I want to be like them. But I don’t support the taking of Palestinian land to help Jews after the holocaust. Jews should have carved out land in Germany instead because it was the Nazis who were guilty.
      Nov 23
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      I agree that Palestine has the right to self defence.

      Do you believe that Palestine has the right to hide its weapons behind a human shield of civilian men, women, and children?
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      That’s an interesting question. I think that Palestinians should avoid hiding weapons behind civilians as much as POSSIBLE. However, when Israelis refuse to return land that they took, and when Israeli technology is far ahead of Palestinian technology I think the Palestinians are left with only the choices of surrender or hide among civilians. The same thing happened among resistance fighters in WWII. I don’t blame them for that.
      Nov 23
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      Okay. Well then do you blame Israel for defending itself even if that means attacking the weapons hidden behind the human shield?
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I think it is ok for individual Israelis who attack those weapons and sometimes kill civilians inadvertently. Those individual soldiers are just trying to stay alive or are carrying out orders. I don’t think it is ok for the Israeli state to take any military action against the Palestinians because I think Israel has no right to any land in the Near East. I think Israel does have the right to exist on land coughed up by the real perpetrators of the Holocaust.
      Nov 23
    • @EAMuslima so Jews have lived in Israel now for 8 generations under international law if you were omnipotent what how would you change the current Israeli Palestinian conflict? Kick 25% of Germans out of their country and move the Jews there?
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      @GetSchwfty if it is not ok to kick 25% of Germans out of their country then why is it ok to kick the majority of Palestinians out of their country especially when Palestinians have been there for far more than eight generations? That said i do not support evicting Israeli Jews from Israel. Israelis descended from pre 1948 inhabitants absolutely have the right to stay. For the sake of peace, post 1948 immigrants probably should be allowed to stay as well. I’m only arguing for the state to cease being a Jewish state, an apology be given to Palestinians, allow Palestinians to return or get reparations, and the region reverted to a multi ethnic and religiously mixed Palestine.
      Nov 24
    • It was not ok. I mostly agree with your thoughts on this.
      Nov 24
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      French journalist: M. Ben M'Hidi, don't you think it's a bit cowardly to use women's baskets and handbags to carry explosive devices that kill so many innocent [french colonial] people?

      Ben M'Hidi: And doesn't it seem to you even more cowardly to drop napalm bombs on defenseless villages, so that there are a thousand times more innocent victims? Of course, if we had your airplanes it would be a lot easier for us. Give us your bombers, and you can have our baskets.
      Nov 24
  • New / ProductHooked
    If you identify with atheism, why did you identify yourself as Muslim ? Aren’t those contradictory?
    Nov 2322
    • If all societies were run from now until the end of time by people with a strictly literal interpretation of their religious books what do you think the future would be like? Are you familiar with the mystical texts of the major religions? Sufism, Kabbalah, Christian mysticism? So many billions of lives have been lost needlessly in the effort to force other people to adhere to literal interpretations of barbaric ancient books. Imagine how wonderful life would have been had society focused on science and a morality based in just treatment of all people from the beginning.
      Nov 23
    • New Payal
      @GetSchwfty are you mentally ill? So the world war was religious war? Moron!
      Nov 23
    • @Payal I asserted that people (mostly simpletons) that believe in a literal interpretation of their religious text has caused many wars, many deaths and a lot of harm to society over the course of human history. It is a well documented fact. I did not assert that all wars were caused by religion. So basically...you do not have good reading comprehension apparently because you could not understand what I was asserting. I also asserted that had humanity invested all of that time, effort, money into bettering society through technological and scientific progress society would be better for it. Now if you have a counter argument to these assertions please feel free to share it.
      Nov 23
    • New Payal
      @GetSchwfty again you are incorrect. Majority of the wars are fought for nationalistic/dynastic reasons, e.g. Roman vs Persians, wars in Europe, Mayan wars in Americas, almost all the wars in Indian subcontinent, and China, etc.

      You have an opinion maybe you should invest some time to learn history.
      Nov 23
    • There was a religious component to most of those wars as well. 🤦🏻‍♂️ and even if only one war was a religious war (and there have been soooo many) my assertion is still true. So you haven’t provided a counter argument yet.
      Nov 23
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      I think this view of religion (religion cause war) just mirrors the religious fanatic view that the book and the priests exist outside and above society: that their ideas were (often literally) handed to them by God. But this view (that religion causes war) also basically says these (bad) ideas exist outside of history and specific social conditions and emerge out of thin air.

      All so-called religious wars are just wars with religion providing a rationale... saving souls is no less a bs pretext than “spreading civilization” or “bringing democracy”. Wars are caused by specific social and historical conditions.

      Want to change politics in feudal Europe? Well since the lords claim that god put them in power and put everyone in their proper caste... to defeat a god you need a different god. So it wasn’t “god” that was really the root cause, the root cause was peasants wanting to overthrow aristocrats or merchants creating a version of Christianity that emphasized “thrift, hard work, and individual relationship with god” vs a feudal Catholicism that emphasized immutable order of the world, hierarchy, loyalty to one’s station in life” etc. These religious conflicts were just the way people explained/explain political conflict.

      Modern Islamic extremism is also only superficially religious. In regions where countries are not organic but mostly lines drawn up by British and French powers ruled by client regimes, Islamic sects become a rallying force. This trend is only a few decades old, before that conflicts were secular: Arab nationalism, Arab socialism as political movements against Russian, US or French colonial or ex-colonial interference and underdevelopment. These forms didn’t solve these issues and became repressive or were repressed. In the vacuum, Islamism became the new force to challenge Russia and the US.

      Religion is not real magic, it’s just an expression of certain kinds of ideologies - these ideas come from actual things, not stone tablets with God’s words on it.
      Nov 23
    • ^^ I think these are fantastic well reasoned points. I can expand my criticism of fundamentalism. Do you think the same logic explains why different cultures consistently use religious text as justification for oppressing LGBTQ people? (10% of the population).
      Nov 24
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Hmm, I’m not sure for Judaism or Hinduism, but this kind of oppression is relatively recent in Islam and Christianity - maybe since the Victorian era.

      For example, premodern Arabic poetry (which is more popular in Arabic speaking areas compared to English poetry in English speaking areas) had a lot of homoerotic content. Until recent times both middle eastern Muslims and Christians would have no concept of an LGBT population to oppress. Some places and times were fairly openly accepting of homosexual relationships and acts (or even expected that it was normal for younger men or women - who are in same-sex environments - to do prior to heterosexual marriage later). Generally Arab culture treated it like the Greeks and Romans did, which is fairly open and even kind of expected.

      When homosexual acts were repressed, at least in Europe, it was legally categorized along with other non-marriage, non-reproductive sex-acts like heterosexual oral or anal sex.

      For Christianity at least, this began to change with industrialization. Christianity became less community-based and more “nuclear family” based and so views of women’s sexuality (feudal people thought women were always horny and went around trying to corrupt men whereas the Victorians thought women hated sex and had no natural interest in it) and sex in general changed.

      I’m not as sure about the the how and way for the change in attitude in Islam - and I think there’s quite a bit of the old view of sexuality still around - but my guess is that colonial Victorians imported their views and laws. But that’s just conjecture - there could be other factors at play that I’m just ignorant of.
      Nov 24
    • In Christian nations by the year 1,300 gays were castrated on their first offense, dismembered on their second, and burned alive on the third. Which is roughly half of the Christian history. Christianity didn’t have such a strong hold over society in earlier times which I think is why it was widely tolerated before then.
      Nov 24
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      As far as I understand it, only certain regions did things like that at that time, but this time period is the beginning of inquisitions and the late feudal period - and like I said, it was the act that was punished, not group-oppression. These punishments seem cruel and inhuman... but other petty “crimes” would have been felt with by permanent disfigurement as well.

      The idea of homosexuality being a distinct population, rather than an act, only appears in the 1800s as ideas of “natural order” rather than “divine order” become common and scientists begging categorizing things into essentialist categories like race and so on.

      This is not to defend mid evil Christianity for all sorts of horrible things, but I think this shows that it is a social/political issue, not one of magical bad ideas that people just blindly followed.
      Nov 24
  • New Payal
    I absolutely love Islam but not a lot of the Muslims. I am Indian and my bf is Muslim (posted my story on another thread), and I am seriously considering becoming Muslim. There is so much hate here on this thread against Islam and Muslims, unbelievable.

    I studied Islam and find it to be the most beautiful and honest religion.
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    • Facebook frustsoul
      Is it 72 unique virgins per person? Does it not mean a population problem in heaven? If it is a sum total of 72 virgins, then it is a scam (provable via basic maths)
      Nov 24
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      @frustsoul: ssssh... Don't reveal the scam. The scam has been working well since 2000 years.
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      @Payal

      Google/Wikipedia search will tell you phrases from Quran which talks about Jihad and 72 virgins/hoor in heaven. Don't bullshit here saying Quran do not have any references about them. What next? You are going to say those sources doesn't understand Islam correctly?
      Nov 24
    • New Payal
      @hdhhj

      If you are a racist moron. Most likely RSS pracharak. F off parrot!
      Nov 25
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Yes, someone who thinks a 1300 year old religion has been around for 2000 years certainly has the best understanding of Islam, better than Muslims even.
      Nov 25
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      @Payal, yes I'm from RSS. Are you from Taliban?
      Nov 25
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      It’s only in Hadith as far as I know, not the Quran. Someone said they once heard Muhammad say that in paradise people get new (mature but virgin) wives and a bunch of personal servants.

      Heaven in these religions is usually just the earthly life of the rich but for everyone. If the Hadith were written today maybe someone would say they heard Muhammad say that in paradise everyone gets a trophy wife, swimming pools, private jets, and floor seats for their favorite basketball team.

      I’m pretty sure Muslims believe heaven will literally give them a bunch of wives and Permanente-boners as much as modern Christians believe they will be able to talk to dogs and cats and be doused with milk and honey in heaven.
      Nov 25
    • Google engg1
      @ellis and payal - do you guys also believe that Mohammad sat on a winged horse and flew from jerusalem to heaven?

      If you don't, then aren't you a non believer ie kafir?
      And if by any chance you do, then we don't need to argue further.
      Nov 25
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      No, I’m a materialist atheist. I think religion can be understood not from the myths of the devout or the myths of Islamophobes/antisemites/antipapists, but from material conditions of societies and history in which different beliefs and traditions arose and morphed with social changes over time.

      I’m also not Jewish but don’t need to be one to understand that Jews are not secretly trying to “destroy white culture” and that their practices don’t actually involve the blood of Christian babies. I was raised Catholic, but no one in my family believes they are literally cannibalizing Christ when they eat blessed wafers at mass.

      Like extreme fundamentalists, you think that Islam exists only one (cartoonish) way, that your interpretation of words in books is the only correct one despite the actual practice and history of any religion being complex, diverse in practice and tradition, self-contradictory, etc. The only difference is you cast this straw-man Islam as morally bad whereas the fundamentalist thinks their 2-dimensional view is morally good.
      Nov 25
    • Google engg1
      I agree with your analysis, but not the conclusions. I'm basing my understanding of islam on the actions of current practitioners and of practitioners in last 1400 years.

      The point about winged horse was just to make fun of the assertion that practitioners need to believe everything in that religion's books, otherwise they are kafir. A lot of people do take islamic books literally. I know a Muslim in Google who allow their children to listen to only beat based music(no melody) because Mohammed said so. And another one in microsoft who gave a talk that it's ok to beat your wife, again because Quran says so.

      Mostly you can't expect believers to behave logically and violate their books.
      Nov 25
  • Amazon BCS
    You have a soft spot for taliban? Wtf?!
    Nov 2312
    • Apple bqdp
      Ok this has to be a troll. No one can be this ignorant on both Afghan and Chinese history.
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I’m aware that Taliban colluded with al qaeda to do commit massacres including at Mazar-i-sharif. That was bad, just like when the Boxers massacred Chinese Christian converts. I’m less apt to blame them for sheltering al qaeda during the nineties because that was more of a military alliance and at that time Al Qaida was seen by some as a force for revolution in the Muslim world. I also don’t think Taliban should be blamed for anything to do with 9/11 because they did not know about it and did not want it. I think that their role as the main force in resisting foreign invasion since 2001 is the most commendable thing about them (and maybe the only commendable thing about Taliban).

      To clarify, I don’t think Taliban is an all good thing. I condemn their faults and applaud their virtues.
      Nov 23
    • So basically the same sort of virtue that a drug lord has? Yeah he kills tons of people and hurts millions but he brings in a lot of money and when he’s not kidnapping and murdering members of his community he’s building some churches or community centers.

      Anyone that wants to murder you for dancing or expressing joy is a very very bad person. Bad in the absolute sense. Very sick. Very disturbed human being.

      Probably like drug lords Taliban has done some good in their local communities when they are not actively murdering people for just being human and their constant violence against women.
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I’m pointing out the virtues of the Taliban only because public opinion and media coverage is uniformly negative. I think it should be more balanced. For example, the French Resistance actually committed a lot of crimes and killed rival French groups as well as extorted civilians, but it doesn’t mean we should only listen to the Third Reich’s coverage of them.
      Nov 23
    • While I agree media coverage is uniformly negative I'd like to hear what their virtues are? Perhaps you could enlighten us. The Nazi's accomplished a lot of impressive things - scientific discoveries and technological innovations but the media coverage is correctly uniformly negative on them as well. I'd say the same about most religious extremist groups Taliban included. Religious extremism is not a defendable position and it should be attacked physically and ideologically as much as possible until it is completely stomped out of existence. It has no place in a civilized society.
      Nov 23
    • IBM fTaY55
      “I’m less apt to blame them for sheltering al qaeda during the nineties because that was more of a military alliance and at that time Al Qaida was seen by some as a force for revolution in the Muslim world”

      So everything they did pre 9/11 was cool? Embassy bombings, etc?
      Nov 23
    • Beyond the bombings and the harboring of terrorists...the Taliban oppress people by enforcing Sharia law on areas they control. So I'm just not seeing any value they are bringing to society.

      Sharia law is barbaric and wrong. It is immoral and unjust. It oppresses women, LGBT, and many forms of free thought and expression. Any group of people that enforce the literal interpretation on others are bad people.

      Honor killings involve violence and fear as a tool of maintaining control. Honor killings are argued to have their origins among nomadic peoples and herdsmen: such populations carry all their valuables with them and risk having them stolen, and they do not have proper recourse to law. As a result, inspiring fear, using aggression, and cultivating a reputation for violent revenge in order to protect property is preferable to other behaviors. In societies where there is a weak rule of law, people must build fierce reputations.[22]

      In many cultures where honor is of central value, men are sources, or active generators/agents of that honor, while the only effect that women can have on honor is to destroy it.[22] Once the family's or clan's honor is considered to have been destroyed by a woman, there is a need for immediate revenge to restore it, in order for the family to avoid losing face in the community. As Amnesty International statement notes:

      The regime of honour is unforgiving: women on whom suspicion has fallen are not given an opportunity to defend themselves, and family members have no socially acceptable alternative but to remove the stain on their honour by attacking the woman.[23]

      The relation between social views on female sexuality and honor killings is complex. The way through which women in honor-based societies are considered to bring dishonor to men is often through their sexual behavior. Indeed, violence related to female sexual expression has been documented since Ancient Rome, when the pater familias had the right to kill an unmarried sexually active daughter or an adulterous wife. In medieval Europe, early Jewish law mandated stoning for an adulterous wife and her partner.[22] Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, an anthropology professor at Rhode Island College, writes that an act, or even alleged act, of any female sexual misconduct, upsets the moral order of the culture, and bloodshed is the only way to remove any shame brought by the actions and restore social equilibrium.[24] However, the relation between honor and female sexuality is a complicated one, and some authors argue that it is not women's sexuality per se that is the 'problem', but rather women's self-determination in regard to it, as well as fertility. Sharif Kanaana, professor of anthropology at Birzeit University, says that honor killing is:

      A complicated issue that cuts deep into the history of Islamic society. .. What the men of the family, clan, or tribe seek control of in a patrilineal society is reproductive power. Women for the tribe were considered a factory for making men. The honour killing is not a means to control sexual power or behavior. What's behind it is the issue of fertility, or reproductive power.

      pg. 613 “THE PENALTY FOR THEFT…. A person’s right hand is amputated, whether he is a Muslim, non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state, or someone who has left Islam….”

      pg. 616 “THE PENALTY FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERY…. If he steals the equivalent of 1.058 grams of gold…, both his right hand and left foot are amputated…. If the highwayman robs and kills, he is killed and then left crucified for three days.”

      pg. 610 “THE PENALTY FOR FORNICATION OR SODOMY…. If the offender is someone with the capacity to remain chaste, then he or she is stoned to death….”

      pg. 595 “APOSTASY FROM ISLAM (RIDDA)…. When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.”

      pg. 617 “THE PENALTY FOR DRINKING…. The penalty for drinking is to be scourged forty stripes, with hands, sandals, and ends of clothes. It may be administered with a whip, but if the offender dies, an indemnity… is due… for his death.” [This penalty applies only to Muslims.]
      Nov 23
    • New Payal
      @GetSwfty what utter nonsense, take any religion and you can come up with such one sided nonsense. Honor killing is common in non Muslim societies (India is one example).

      You are moron.
      Nov 23
    • Caterpillar ptownbrown
      @GetSwfty is straight uneducated dumbass. Like that one guy who got killed on North Sentinel Island recently.
      Nov 23
    • @Payal My assertion is that enforcing barbaric laws like this is barbaric. All of the major religions had disgusting barbaric practices. They were all wrong to do it. Thank GOD (sarcasm) most civilized societies do not enforce such disgusting and barbaric laws.

      Honor killings in any society and any religion are barbaric. It is the behavior of animals. I stand by my argument. One day society will evolve past such disgusting practices. It saddens me to see two people (presumably) in the tech field defend such barbarism. I bet you two would honor kill gay people for just expressing themselves wouldn't you? (honor killings of LGBT people is common in eastern europe)

      I don't care what group of people or religion are doing this...it is wrong. Unfair. Unjust. Immoral. Evil. Inhumane. Cruel. It must stop everywhere.
      Nov 23
  • Cisco Infensus
    What kind of cereal do you like?
    Nov 231
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      Frosted Flakes nom nom nom
      Nov 23
  • Oracle 350
    OP is a dishonest person. He is here to score some Blind points.
    Nov 231
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I’m trying to point out that Muslims can come in many forms. In my daily life, people are usually shocked that I can be Muslim.
      Nov 23
  • Microsoft qgfT54
    What is the rationale behind slaughtering goats and camels on the streets on bakri id, with kids watching?
    Nov 237
    • New Pppoop
      Muslim people are left in the dark ages because of their religion. Think of Muslims today like Europeans 100 years ago. Exact same animalistic behavior. The Bible btw is more savage than the Koran.

      Difference is Europeans were able to get to the point they are today because they got rid of god. Muslims still need to do so.
      Nov 23
    • Amazon BCS
      Killing goats to eat and serve the poor is a dark age thing?
      I didn’t know Europeans all became vegetarian, wow so advanced and modern they are!!!!!
      Nov 23
    • As barbaric as it looks honestly I think modern society is a little too distanced from the taking of life that we all take for granted at every meal. We could use a little more visibility and respect for the lives that are lost so that we may eat.
      Nov 23
    • New Pppoop
      No BCS but killing gay people and stoning people that commit adultery is. Don’t act stupid you passed a bar raiser interview I am hoping
      Nov 23
    • Amazon BCS
      The convo wasn’t about adultery, and most Muslim majority countries don’t do what you’re saying about killing and stoning, so don’t act stupid and assume all Muslims do.
      Nov 23
    • New Pppoop
      Follow the Koran and be a good Muslim = barbaric. Otherwise you are a fake Muslim just like the fake Christians of today.
      Nov 23
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      If Arab countries today are like European countries 100 years ago.. could it possibly be that France and England started writing laws and reorganizing these areas to suit their game of Risk about 100 years ago?

      Islam in the late European Middle Ages was relatively tolerant of other religions (when Europeans were killing moors and Jews and “witches”) and celebrated a lot of homoerotic Arabic poetry.

      You are blaming culture and religion on developments that are only decades old.
      Nov 24
  • Uber EAMuslima
    OP
    Mainly because from my interactions with people, i noticed there was a lot of misunderstanding about Muslims and Islam and the hatred towards us is disturbing. As someone who is not representative of worldwide Islam, i think I bring a unique perspective.

    What most disturbs me is the convergence among some westerners and some Chinese in lazily thinking that Muslims are the problem and harsh actions against Muslims is justified. For example, when something bad is done by a Muslim somewhere in the world, many people think it is a manifestation of a fundamental flaw with Islam. When Muslims get attacked, a lot of people think it is just desserts. I find it scary that over the last 17 years many formerly liberal Americans and Europeans have lost patience with Islam and think that they have seen the true ugly face of us. A parallel trend is developing among Chinese who once had much sympathy for the plight of vulnerable Muslims worldwide but now seem to have turned against us.
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      Nobody gives a fuck about religion in their day to day Life, especially the people working in FANG or any other companies in bay area. You are talking about the community of the most progressive people.
      Nov 24
  • OneMarket cryptoczar
    And your point being? Need folks to shit all over you so you become crazy?

    Dude just chill!
    Nov 231
  • Verizon / DesignSnoopDoge
    OP is a level headed person. That’s what matters end of the day. From one muslim to another, proud of ya sister.
    Nov 230
  • Apple bqdp
    How East Asian are we talking here? Like Han Chinese/Korean/Japanese or like Uighur or Southeast Asian or something?

    Assuming actually East Asian, how many generations has your family been Muslim?
    Nov 233
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I’m an ethnic Hui. My family history claims to have some Persian ancestors from no later than the early Ming Dynasty, but that is hard to verify other than the fact that I have huge eyes lol.
      Nov 23
    • Pinterest gshsh
      Try a DNA test like ancestry or 23andme
      Nov 23
    • Uber EAMuslima
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      Good suggestion. I think I will try that
      Nov 24
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    • Capital One yaduyodh:a
      “Every single” is paramount if you claim to be atheist. How come no mention of poverty, or marginalized people in developing world ?
      Nov 23
  • Caterpillar ptownbrown
    You don't have to follow a religion to have a soft spot towards innocent people facing injustice. It just says that you are a human.

    Most of the crisis you mentioned are war related where inoccent people are being murdered in the name of war and politics. Two groups fighting for some shit they want on stake of peoples life.
    Nov 231
    • Uber EAMuslima
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      You are right. My views on those issues is a function of my being Muslim, the historical and cultural background that I grew up in, and my own thinking.
      Nov 23
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    Star Trek or Star Wars?
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  • Do you expect your partner to be Muslim to any degree?
    Nov 233
    • Uber EAMuslima
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      No, because Muslim is part of my identity but not everything. I’m also East Asian. I emphasize East Asian because I’m technically Chinese (American born Chinese) but don’t really identify as Chinese but I think Asian is too broad to be meaningful because west Asian is really the same as East Asian.

      As long as my partner is respectful towards Islam and East Asian culture, but more importantly is towards me that is enough.
      Nov 23
    • Do you don't mind at all if your partner eats pork and drinks alcohol?
      Nov 24
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      I don’t mind, as long as he is not an alcoholic.
      Nov 24
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    On the scale of 1-5 how hot are you? 😀
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      8 :) in my humble opinion.
      Nov 24
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      Great! Then how about coffee?
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      And what made you come here and post a question to a question to OP to which you have no business?
      Nov 23
  • Facebook frustsoul
    With the description of yourself, your blind name and soft spots, your claim to be an outlier of some sort in the Muslim community is a lie (intended or not). Appearances mean nothing. The community needs a much bigger portion that does not carry the baggage of victimhood even if there are cases where there is/was legitimate victimhood
    Nov 231
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      This is a good point. I have actually found it very hard to integrate with Muslims except those from East and Southeast Asia and to some extent Central Asia. I am not so much an East Asian outlier in the Muslim community as I am a Muslim outlier in the East Asian community. Ever since the start of the War on Terror, however, I have had a strong interest in Muslim issues around the world and maybe I am naturally inclined or biased to see my fellow Muslims as victims.
      Nov 24
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    Do you have 4 wives?
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    • Amazon BCS
      Op is a woman
      Nov 23
  • Amazon / Engnutboy39
    You don’t follow the religious practices and identify more with atheism... so are you just “Muslim” to be edgy? Assuming you have a soft spot for the Taliban, I’m guessing yes.
    Nov 231
    • Uber EAMuslima
      OP
      Gosh I didn’t think the Taliban would get this much attention. I’m interested in other Muslim issues too
      Nov 23
  • Cisco Infensus
    What do you think a bout dogs, and pictures of Muhammad?
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    What made you come here and post an AMA thread about Islam religion?
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  • Capital One yaduyodh:a
    Don’t get it wrong. You can’t be an atheist for sure.
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