I'd also like to point out the American Black Muslims - born and raised here since being dragged to this country in chains during slavery - ARE A THING.


Ibtihaj Muhammad. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Keith Ellison.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Charles Bilal. André Carson. Malcolm X. Jamilah Nasheed.
Larry Shaw.


Black American Muslims exist. STOP IT with the "foreignizing" (& whitening) of Islam.
Black Muslims (American or "foreign") are already erased enough within the global Muslim community - and in the States, the marginalization is even harsher, with the legacy of slavery and institutional racism mapping on to American Islamophobia.

Check out #BlackOutEid.
Everyone on Twitter knows I rep Atlanta as my permanent base when I'm in the US. ATL is also my favorite American Muslim community.

And Atlanta is a Black city. The ATL Muslim community is one of the country's most vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive that I have seen to date.
Black Muslims were brought to the United States in CHAINS.

This discourse of "Muslims, stay in the US if you will help us fight terrorism" is disgusting on so many levels - racism and erasure are only PART of a broader problem with "Clash of Civilization" citizenship rhetoric.
Beyond calling @ChelseaClinton out for the "as an American" thing that trots out foreignizing tropes about Islam as some (fictionally) unified and antithetical "other" - don't forget to absolutely drag her for the erasure of Black Muslims in the United States since SLAVERY.
I would (as I am sure you already know) love to rant more on this subject, but I have to go teach my second class of the day so bye, Twitter.

Don't forget: Black American Muslims exist. Don't add a layer of extra racism to the Islamophobic GWOT nonsense of 'Culture Talk.' #Bye
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