Egypt’s recent success in conquering its oppressors has ignited a wave of realizations that determination mixed with unity and a dash of patience results in one sweet slice of change. Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Bahrain among others have used the mother of the world as an inspiration and an example, and have taken the first steps towards change.
So, like a majority of Lakers fans and wearers of over-sized sunglasses, I say jump on the bandwagon people. Although we are not victims in the same way that many people in the streets are, we too are oppressed.
We are dictated by magazines and talking boxes in the corners of living rooms. Our free speech is limited by ignorance and the false portrayal of our community. Our Hosni Mubarak comes in the form of revealing clothes and hypnotizing melodies.
These powers have been abusing us for much longer than 30 years and I say that we accept the world’s invitation and join in in telling our oppressors that we won’t take it anymore.
We are constantly fed propaganda that suggests Muslim and American are as opposite as right and left. This alienation of Muslims is an attempt to scare us into assimilation and force us to resent our own beliefs. The door of revolution has been pried open by our brothers and sisters around the world so why not sneak in before it is too late?
They say that we are opposite. But I say fast for Ramadan and eat apple pie during iftar. Pray on an American flag. Wear your Yankees jersey to the mosque. Do da’wah to Uncle Sam and force the oppression that is propaganda into resignation.