Are Immigrant Muslims Racist – Ridealong with Belal Khan
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Welcome to ride along with Aman and myself and beloved, today we are driving he's driving. Yes, that was a question I was driving last time too. Yes, British people were confused.
What side? You drive on the left side?
So yeah, today's topic is about racism.
Now talk about it. Talk about it. Well, a couple things I want to address, especially in light of everything is happening today in Baltimore, Baltimore. Why is that when I started going to the masjid as a teenager, one of the first words that I learned was blue. Yeah, why do they see people call? I was out the first word that I learned, where I learned about videography, the wonders of videography before I learned about how to say how no mass per chicken head and a mass per head.
First thing I learned, they didn't teach it to you, right.
I have no idea. When the Asian Monday. I don't even know what that means till now. But it's pretty cool.
One of the things we were talking about how, how disconnected the American Muslim community is, especially when it comes to blacks versus others, right? Like, if you look at statistics, and this is going back to studies that were done less than 10 years ago, they basically took a tally of the American Muslim community. were falling because
he is swerving. It's like wow, you guys like a riding along with us right now. Hope you guys didn't get dizzy on that one. But I hope I'm still in the frame. That's what
I was what I hope here
does actually take three, because the first two days we did he wasn't in it was pushing out the black man.
One of the studies that they're showcasing was that how basically the Muslim community in the USA, and probably even Canada, I don't know about the rest of the world is split kind of evenly between the Arabs that they seize and the African American community about 30%. Just over 30% each side, the remaining less than 10% is pretty much hence Hispanics and converts. And so the thing is that surprise to me, if that's really a statistic like that, um, I wouldn't have expected that. Yeah, I mean, surprisingly, if anything, I would say, of the three, the African community, probably the largest, and we chunk that bases altogether. So that's including, like the Bengalis and Pakistanis
are new. I always chunk they are all Indians. To me anyway, here's the thing, we're kind of evenly split apart yet. We are not that much engaged. And when it comes to the African Americans, whether they're Congress or not, and they come in with the immigrant community that want to engage with the American community, many times ostracized, meaning they're excluded. So what's the deal with that? Why do we do that? Why is racism inherently
in the Muslim community?
I mean, especially considering our history, everybody who came in the 60s 70s 80s, they owe a lot to the African American community, because it was the civil rights struggle that opened up the doors, you know, through the change in public perception with regards to color, you know, through the Civil Rights that allowed for non white immigrants to immigrate to the United States. You know, there's a reason why the first Muslims who immigrated to the United States were the Syrians and the Lebanese like 100 years ago, because they're the whitest Well, actually, it was more along. I think the African American community was the first other than now talking about immigrating, immigrating, not
being shackled. Yeah, I'm talking about immigrating. You're talking about the Syrians and the Lebanese were here 100 years ago, yeah.
That's when the day sees and the Arabs and the Africans started to come over. And so that's a debt that's owed to, you know, that the African American community and they're struggling, that should be something that's appreciated.
I mean, honestly, like, how else would the market wasn't really have grown? Like I said, if it wasn't for their efforts of getting people of colors. It's interesting, because I hear about
people who emigrated before the rush, like bases.
And, and this is we're talking about like, they had to drink from the colored fountain. Yeah. Yeah. And I mean, it's and they mean, it was because that was the situation. Was it right? Was it wrong? Well, that's besides the point. But the question is today, why are there inherent racism? Why why do people still refer to blacks that can lose? Why How about this? How come? Muslims don't really support African American causes, even outside of the Muslim community? Yeah. I mean, just just look at. I look at Ferguson. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. I don't have the answers. I don't think you have the answers either. But, but yeah, we'd love to know your thoughts. What's the reason for these what
what the root causes are?
The same time what do you think? Even if you don't know what the sources are, but perhaps maybe you have some ideas on how to move forward despite the past, I look forward to your thoughts me you guys be blessed with peace, safety, security and freedom now and in the days to come. I'll see you soon.