What A Muslim Wants

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I want

to read books by all kinds of people until the end of my days
to travel to different places in the hopes of understanding people different from myself
to go scuba diving
to better express myself through creative means
to be a source of calm and warmth for my loved ones
to make friends that are simply good people
to right my wrongs
to shed my ego
to stand up for people whose rights have been stolen
to stick to my faith, always

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What I don’t want

is to take over the Western world
is to hurt you or you, or even you
is to force my beliefs on you
is to be rude
is to act on anger
is to lose my patience
is to let you dictate my intentions

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Listen.

Hatred will never win in the end.
Injustice will cease to exist one day.
People of differences in their clay and in their walks will stand side by side.
You and your abhorrence of nothing will cease to matter.
Your flame ridden iron rod is better suited for your lumps of coal.

There may still be hope in you yet.
You’ll have children of your own; maybe you already do.
You’ll protect them from the distaste that you so exude.
But will you protect them from becoming what you are?
Will you promote the burning of the innocent?
Maybe you’ll learn one day.

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Let your hatred for something be rooted in reality and in fairness.

But don’t let it drive you.

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4 Comments

  1. Your blog is certainly a source of calm and warmth for me! 🙂 I was intrigued by the following line: “You and your abhorrence of nothing will cease to matter.” And also the following one: “Your flame ridden iron rod is better suited for your lumps of coal.” Anyone in particularly you are referring to?

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    1. Well this was my response to the flyer posted around the UK about April 3rd. I honestly don’t even want to dignify the day by using the intended name.. The first line you mentioned was my way of saying that this type of prejudice is based on nothing real, and that ultimately a person’s meaningless hatred won’t matter in the greater scheme of things. That effort is better spent trying to better one’s self. The second line you mentioned was my way of saying that I’m not here to fight fire with fire, and so a person with malice towards innocent people is in dire need of pointing their finger back towards themselves to find out why they are harboring such intense dislike/racism.

      Honestly, when I write I don’t really know where I go mentally, I just let the pen (or keyboard, in this case) take over 🙂

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      1. Oh, yeah… that. I’ve stopped following things other than cows, so I’ve avoided reading too much into that day. There’s so much in the world to be angry about. But anger that is not properly channeled can end up being such a diversion in the end.

        “Honestly, when I write I don’t really know where I go mentally, I just let the pen (or keyboard, in this case) take over.” That’s how it should be done! Your writing and even the way you write about your writing is so romantic! Ahh, remind me of Byron. LOL

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