Queer Muslims never happy? August 27, 2006Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Queer Muslims.
The Islamic Society of North America has just elected its new president, Dr Ingrid Mattson, the first woman to hold the post! A positive step for equality, right? Yet this news is greeted by Al-Fatiha’s Faisal Alam philosophically:
i wonder if they would’ve elected a woman if she wasn’t white and a convert.
What’s really priceless is the response from Fake-Sheikh “Daayiee Abdullah”:
I”m of the opinion she’s led around like a person on a leash. Her VP [Imam Mohammed ibn Hagmagid] is a known homophobe and he was the one who refused to train me at the masjid–and Saadiya frequently reported he referred to me as that “gay” fellow and he would not provide me the opportunity to do an internship. So do we continue to give praise to an organization that continues to promote Muslims in the US and Canada as white converts to appease the white Christians who live in these countries? Don’t forget the article last year on their magazine cover–a lot of muslims of color turn to these “converts” as if they’re demigods (and isn’t that idol worship?).
Be sure that we will continue to expose these people’s words and actions, and to critique their arguments. They, in their turn, will try to ignore us, and might occasionally take an ignorant swipe with no engagement on the issues. Sad, really.
The Sidney/Daayiee Files: