Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rashida Tlaib's Victory Is a Win for Muslims and Democracy in USA

Rashida Tlaib's Victory Is a Win for Muslims and Democracy in USA

Muslims haven't had a great deal of motivations to be Cheered up for our legislature of late. Under President Trump, open antagonistic vibe has progressed toward becoming the same old thing. From the proposed Muslim boycott to the president coolly disclosing to Anderson Cooper that he trusts Islam loathes the United States, an increased feeling of nervousness currently taints the lives of Muslim Americans, and we have genuine motivations to feel deserted by our administration. Detest wrongdoings against Muslims have outperformed even the spike after 9/11, and inside the United States, American fear based oppressors have focused on individual Americans who happen to be Muslim. In the interim, Trump welcomes hatemongers into the White House, employs them to his staff, and retweets hostile to Muslim proselytizers.

However, in the event that Muslims see a disappointment of majority rule government under Trump, Tuesday's decision comes about offer no less than a promise of something better that the procedure can in any case work. In Michigan, Rashida Tlaib is currently ready to impact the world forever by getting to be not exclusively America's first female Muslim individual from Congress, yet in addition the main Arab-American Muslim, in the wake of winning the Democratic essential in Michigan's thirteenth Congressional District, which covers the greater part of Detroit and a portion of its rural areas. Tlaib will run unopposed in the up and coming decision, and Muslims in the U.S. what's more, abroad are now praising her triumph.

In an email, Tlaib revealed to me she supposes "this win demonstrates a considerable measure of Muslim Americans that even with Trump in the White House and the Supreme Court disclosing to us the Muslim Ban is legitimate, our voices are intense, and reminds individuals that we have a place in this nation like every other person."

Things being what they are, Muslim Americans are cheerful to attempt and speak to themselves if the present government declines to. A previous Michigan state administrator, Tlaib is one of the first to win in an influx of in excess of 90 Muslim competitors, for the most part running as Democrats, who've entered the neighborhood, state, and national race for open office.

Her triumph doesn't propel some sort of Muslim motivation. She kept running on a stage concentrated on financial and natural equity, Medicare for All, and a $15 the lowest pay permitted by law—all issues that justifiably resound with individuals living in Detroit. Her personality, she let me know, didn't assume a focal part. "I'm glad for my confidence and am raising my family to be pleased with our character," she let me know in an email. "Many individuals expect that my race and religion was an issue in this battle, yet it truly wasn't. Voters on the entryways couldn't care less that I'm Muslim, they simply need to realize that I'll buckle down for them and never offer them out." She got more than 27,000 votes, edging her over her rival by just 1 percent. "How I implore doesn't make a difference to them," she included.

In any case, to Muslims all around, her triumph will help restore a minimized network's expectation in battling for a libertarian majority rules system. Tlaib's win paralyzed American Muslims wherever who'd abandoned seeing themselves in the general population in charge of administering them. Portrayal, particularly for American Muslims, matters. The Pew Research Center inferred that recognition with a Muslim was specifically connected with positive perspectives toward Islam, and in America, the greater part of the populace have never met one. So with more Muslims in government, we have a superior shot at checking the issue of Islamophobia, and we'll have no less than a couple of chose pioneers who can identify with the battle.

Without precedent for quite a while, I'm amped up for majority rules system. Without it, the possibility of battling for portrayal—and winning—would be unimaginable. In her acknowledgment discourse, Tlaib reaffirmed her duty to our mutual American qualities. "I will push back against everything that is so un-American that is leaving this organization," she guaranteed a cheering group. What's more, that is something all Americans ought to celebrate.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Disparaged by burqa push, British Muslims fear ascend in abhor wrongdoing

Disparaged by burqa push, British Muslims fear ascend in abhor wrongdoing

“I mean just what is his problem? He comes out with disgraceful stuff like this all the time. It’s not funny, it’s dangerous. He is peddling this rightwing rhetoric and shrouding it in humour.” Waqas Siddiqui is exasperated and fears yet another rise in hate crime in his home town of Blackburn after Boris Johnson’s controversial remarks about the burqa.

But another thing that Siddiqui predicts is the rise in sales of the full veil over the next few weeks. The Siddiqui family own the Hijab Centre in Whalley Range – an area with a large Muslim population. For 17 years, they have sold every kind of Muslim headscarf conceivable. Rows of mannequin heads line shelves. They are adorned in intricately embroidered scarves of fuchsia and turquoise. Nadeem Siddiqui and his wife, Amna, make regular trips to Turkey, Egypt and Jordan to bring back luxurious cloths and silks.
To the front of the brightly lit store in a corner, there is a much smaller section. A few pieces of thin black cloth with a slit in the upper section hang from a hook. These are niqabs. They cover everything on a face apart from the eyes. The store now sells roughly one a day, having seen a steady growth in recent years.
Muslim hijab

 ‘He comes out with disgraceful stuff like this all the time. It’s not funny, it’s dangerous’: Waqas Siddiqi who works at Hijab Centre, responds to Boris Johnson’s comments. Photograph: Phil Tragen for the Guardian
Mariam, one of the shop assistants, demonstrates. She places the niqab on her face and there is a bit of giggling – she doesn’t normally wear one, but says she sells many and appreciates why women want to wear them. In a mix of Gujarati and English she explains that women feel protected by the covering – “they don’t want men looking at them”.
Siddiqui, 27, says Blackburn has experienced a rise in women wearing the niqab. He believes it is a reaction to the criticism of his faith. His wife chooses to wear a veil but his mother and sister don’t.
“There has been an increase – it is mostly the younger girls who are buying them rather than the elderly. I think we see more girls wearing them now in places like Blackburn because when people criticize your religion, you hold on to it a bit more. You retreat back into what you’re comfortable with,” he says.

The last time there was an increase in sales of the niqab at the shop was in 2006. The area’s local MP, Jack Straw, wrote a controversial column in a local newspaper requesting that Muslim women lift their veil at his surgeries in his constituency. Straw sparked a national debate, saying he was worried about the “implications of separateness” and the development of “parallel communities”.
 “We saw a rise in sales during that time,” says Siddiqui. “When people attack you, you feel like the only thing you have to cling on to is your religion – like a safety blanket. It makes you go inwards. When we had all the Jack Straw stuff, women felt unsafe, they felt they would be targeted in the streets and the same will happen now.”
Siddiqui says the “irresponsible” comments made by politicians will once again fuel hate crime in his area.
“He [Johnson] has a hidden agenda, trying to gain support of certain types of people who have certain views on Muslims. You already feel like you’re a minority in the country and then if you wear the niqab, you are in an even smaller minority.
 “There are certain individuals who will use this, those individuals that do not view Muslims in a positive light already and seeing someone in a position of power making comments like this gives them the green light to take it a step further.”
Fazal Hassan, the Muslim chaplain at Royal Blackburn hospital said he felt “deeply hurt” by the comments and joined calls for Johnson to resign.
He said “The Muslim community feels belittled.
“Britain is a democratic and free country, therefore the right to clothing is a matter of personal choice and freedom. It is absolutely unacceptable that a choice of a person’s dress is equated to that of a criminal.
“Worryingly, his actions and choice of words indicate that Islamophobia is becoming mainstream in the UK and is on the rise. Furthermore, if the Conservative party fails to take any action it will signal that Islamophobia is acceptable within the Conservative party.”
Meanwhile, back to a street near the shop, Saika, 28, says she has worn the veil since she was a teenager. She cannot understand the overwhelming interest in her clothing. Asked why she wears the veil, she replies bluntly: “Because I feel like it.”
Six years ago when she arrived in Britain and completed the Life in the UK citizenship test she said she was told that people in the UK were free to wear whatever they wanted.
“I was never forced to wear it. I like it. If I haven’t got it on I don’t feel comfortable. Nobody is telling me to do anything. I don’t go around telling other people what to wear – so why do they think they can tell me? This is my choice.”