Re: [tatar-l] to Lilya Karimova
- ----- Original Message -----From: EmilKSent: Friday, August 31, 2007 7:16 PMSubject: [tatar-l] to Lilya Karimova
.. what can they do?
create all kinds of problems.
.. no one
in the world will be able to say anything to you, but if you submit to their ignorance only more will come!idealism ..
- "n" is right. This is idealist.
Are you ready and able to offer the sister a decent
job where you work? Are you?
I'm a 53 years old Muslim and an Arabic-English
translator - which is supposed to be in "such need"
now. But I'm unemployed because I have never
supported US invasions and because nobody wants
translators or news commentators that do not support
the war effort - nobody except volunteer organizations
of course, which can't pay any of my mounting bills.
So until you or some institution is ready and able to
employ people who are shunned out of other places
please keep this kind of highfalutin advice to a
--- n <mktemir@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----____________________________________________________________________________________
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> .. what can they do?
> create all kinds of problems.
> .. no one
> in the world will be able to say anything to you,
> but if you submit to their ignorance only more will
> idealism ..
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I apologize if I did not express myself clearly
I do not hide my religious/ethnic affiliation if
people ask me about it directly. However, if I am
dealing with anyone who seems hostile toward views
other than their own, I prefer not to volunteer
information about myself.
Some might interpret it as weak/lack of Iman, and they
should feel free to do so. I see it as saving trouble.
I guess I am less optimistic about benevolence of the
human nature and the rule of law.
--- EmilK <tafik@...> wrote:
> Issyanmisiz Liliya!____________________________________________________________________________________
> It really saddened me to read your email.
> Off course I've never been in your shoes, but to be
> afraid to show that you
> are not Christian that's just upsetting.
> I'm as a Muslim see an opportunity to show
> non-Muslims that Islam is not
> what FOX or CNN shows them in every encounter.
> People don't want to hear many things, but hiding
> something that you are,
> for the sake of few ignorant folks is just not
> I know sisters in Russia, that wear hidjab even
> after hearing all the
> out-loud comments like "hey ninja are you planning
> on blowing us up".
> But here, in this country, where we have the right
> to believe in what we
> believe in and are protected by law and
> constitution, to hide our identity
> or our religion is just sad.
> I had few similar remarks thrown at me, I just smile
> back. Ignorance brings
> lots of laugher :)
> If you are good person and act and mean well, what
> can they do? Or why would
> they look down upon you?
> I very much hope that in future Liliya, you will not
> hide your Muslim
> identity, but be proud of it. When you carry it
> proudly, no one in the world
> will be able to say anything to you, but if you
> submit to their ignorance
> only more will come!
> With best intentions.
> Sau buligiz,
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