I’m noticing this trend of articles written by Muslims and people who claim to be Muslims where they complain about and reject the media’s and society’s expectation for them to play the “good Muslim” role in order to counteract negative stereotypes about Muslims.

These articles make good points about how Muslims shouldn’t have the responsibility to prove that they’re “normal” and “mainstream” and not “religious fanatics.”

Yet inevitably in those same articles the authors undermine their entire argument with a line or paragraph at the end about how they themselves are “normal” and “mainstream” and “don’t take religion that seriously” because they have a boyfriend, drink, love x, y, or z (haram) aspect of American culture, etc.



Daniel Haqiqatjou

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