Black people have to face a lot of racism and discrimination in our societies, inter-racial as well as within Muslim communities. And then you have people who are black and Muslim, and we often tend to ignore their causes and struggles.
Not only do they have to deal with racism and discrimination because they’re black, they’re also dealing with Islamophobia because they’re Muslim. That’s why the hashtag #BeingBlackAndMuslim was trending on twitter and here’s a brief summary of the various tweets people shared.
1- Read and never forget
#BeingBlackAndMuslim is trending and it's the only thing you should be reading right now. So read, always listen and don't forget.
— انيسة (@2_Anissa) February 14, 2017
2- #beingblackandmuslim in one tweet
#BeingBlackAndMuslim means that if you're not being called a nigger, you're being called a terrorist.
— ㅤㅤㅤpeaches (@pochighlight) February 15, 2017
3- That’s why we should all support #blackhistorymonth
#BeingBlackAndMuslim no one talks about the Islamic Empire of Mali because they want you to believe that Africa had no significance in Islam
— AZ (@atribecalledmoe) February 14, 2017
4- Double standards
#BeingBlackAndMuslim means hearing "free Palestine" often, but being told "Black lives matter" is too controversial.
— I'm SHOOK (@HalfAtlanta) February 14, 2017
5- When you’re black, Muslim and a woman…
#BeingBlackAndMuslim when you have to deal with racism, islamophobia and sexism all in one. I'm basically a walking target
— حفيظة✨ (@Hafee_X0) February 14, 2017
6- You know something is wrong when you need Trump before you help each other out
— Dr. Halim Naeem (@halimnaeem) February 15, 2017
7- Sadly enough, non-black Muslims can be so ignorant
#BeingBlackAndMuslim Having to recite a verse from the Quran to non black Muslims to prove that you're Muslim.
— مريم (@MariamasTL) February 15, 2017
The ummah really needs to check itself.If we can't question prejudice within our community what can we expect of others #BeingBlackAndMuslim
— Kamil_Kamikazi (@TheKamikazi) February 15, 2017
9- This is like the one ‘advantage’ of being a minority
#BeingBlackAndMuslim you try and push your community towards solidarity with other movements because you know what injustice feels like.
— 👳🏿🇸🇩 (@AmericanZol) February 15, 2017
10- Some non-black Muslims should really buy themselves a map
— A (@AmalAkilYare) February 14, 2017
11- I mean, check this out
#BeingBlackAndMuslim knowing there are more Muslims in Ethiopia than Iraq, and in Nigeria than Egypt yet their struggles are ignored
— A (@AmalAkilYare) February 14, 2017
— wanderess (@heyitsasmaaa) February 15, 2017
13- You don’t really belong anywhere
#BeingBlackAndMuslim means being too Arab for Africans and too black for Arabs
— Fatma Elsayed (@FatmaYasier) February 14, 2017
— Ajuran (@Payitforward87) February 15, 2017
15- Pretty much sums it up
#BeingBlackandMuslim means dealing with islamophobia, Arab supremacy & anti-blackness within and outside of the Muslim community.
— Maymuuna Yusuf (@Mayameenah) February 15, 2017
16- So much hypocrisy
— vimto mami Ⓥ (@lunarnomad) February 14, 2017
17- I think it’s time that we let people speak for themselves
#BeingBlackAndMuslim means sometimes being erased from conversations on both Islam and Blackness. But always belonging to both.
— Sara (@princessofpunt) February 14, 2017
18- Never stop standing up to injustice!
— Asha Noor (@RajooWeyn) February 14, 2017
19- It’s just as bad as white people shouting ‘ALL lives matter’
When other Muslims try to ignore the fact that you're Black by saying "We're all just Muslim" 🙄 Stop doing that! #BeingBlackAndMuslim
— Queen Xabiiba (@Xabiiba_) February 15, 2017
20- It’s as simple as that
— #BLM (@helnuh) February 15, 2017
21- But at the end, you should never forget that we love you, guys!
#beingblackandmuslim is dishearting & exhausting more times.. but we know we're popping tbh most of us wouldn't have it any other way
— . (@Awolinaaa) February 15, 2017
This article was first published on Mvslim.com