Sila Sahin is the poster child for assimilation in Europe. The Muslim Turkish/German model decided that in order to be truly free, she had to strip off for a photo shoot.
This rather deluded thought process led Sila to liking herself to a modern day Che Guevara as, get this, she’s in a bid to express her freedom…rather laughable isn’t it?
Recently The Akh has been blogging about one Shanna Bukhari’s wish to be Miss Universe which has been followed up by this peculiar case.
All these cases point to one certainty and that is the imposition of an identity upon Muslims.
For all my criticisms of the Americans, they allow multiple identities, you can be African-American, Mexican-American, even Arab-American with no problems, you even get your own day, complete with flags and ceremony.
In Europe there is an inherent intolerance that means all Muslims have to assimilate into our way of doing things or face being ostracised and maligned as the “other” who is the latent threat that lives amongst us.
This has and will continue to manifest itself amongst weak minded Muslims like the ones I’ve mentioned here, to play up on our differences, because whenever we travel to the old country of our parents and our fore fathers, it’s never “home” for us, and even though we are born and bred in Europe, we’re constantly told that we’re not German, French or British enough due to false constraints that have been set up as a standard that somehow we have to meet to qualify as a bonafide citizen.
If it means abandoning all the values you have been taught and stripping off for a bunch of pervs, then in the name of freedom, I’m going to do it.
The writer Kurt Vonnegut once said:
“We are the sum of the things we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be”.
Unfortunately it is beyond the rationale of most Muslims to think coherently to understand that “The West”, be that America, the UK or pockets of Europe cannot exist without separating Muslims from our identity, value system and culture.
Be proud of who you are, rather than desperately trying to be something you’re really not, just to fit in.
Whether your mind is ready to accept it or not, that’s what this culture or lack of culture is feeding us.
Be true to yourself.