How could someone who loves you hurt you to the point of no return?
There are so many nuances to “whiteness” and it’s summer and I don’t want to think and explain what I mean by that. I just want to drink my smoothies and get annoyed by my little sister who I have to babysit for 4 months!!!
thechechenka: braveryandothermyths: Guys, I know you want the bombers to be white to get back at the racist remarks made by Americans, but we, Chechens, do not consider ourselves white. Like, at all. So please stop. Seriously? Speak for yourself. Every Chechen I know, including myself, considers their self white. Not to get pissy, but what color would you consider yourself if not white?...
I’m here to share the recipe for this awesome DIY face mask that is pretty common. Mix some avocado, honey, and lemon juice. I didn’t really measure how much I added of each of the ingredients, just make sure it’s pasty. I have horribly dehydrated skin and no matter how much water I drink it does not seem to go away (and no, it’s not the products I’m using, because...
Muslims face prejudice, but Muslims from the Caucasus face a particular kind of...– Sarah Kendzior, “The Wrong Kind Of Causcasian,” Al Jazeera 4/21/13 (via racialicious) When I was in Saudi for my Hajj, I saw a very strange kind of hostile prejudice for the Muslims from the Caucasus (again, light skin ≠ White), and I learned from my father about the ridiculous, petty reasons for...
Maybe every Muslim should get twitter and post funny and “normal” stuff? Just in case.
I’ve seen someone on tumblr comment about how people doubt Dzhokhar’s involvement in the bombings because he’s white. I have to disagree. I believe the reason why people are defending him is because we have essentially “humanized” him through his twitter updates and his friends’ disbelief over what happened. He became just a normal college kid to us, 19 years...
My mom after hearing stories of Muslim people being assaulted, just told me “If someone assaults you, don’t do anything. Don’t hit them back.” That’s sad.
Fail to Flourish: seekiinggrace: i was talking... →
seekiinggrace: i was talking with a friend of mine last night and she was saying how there’s so many people around her who aren’t practicing Muslim or are non-Muslim and it seems like they have it all. amazing career, great husbands, things just seem so wonderful for them, things that if we… the reason for your dissatisfaction with your life is because you’re looking for material...
Most immediately, this [Boston] incident will greatly strengthen the...– Context and Contact: Exploring Agents of Influence in the Boston Attacks. (via theamericanbear)
Oh, and to top it all, the aunt has been getting threat calls since yesterday.
Anonymous asked: can you elaborate on your mom's visit and what we're being misinformed of?
yeah, it’s definitely shady.
Anonymous asked: You said your mother went to speak to the aunt, which says you know the people. Are you sure they are Chechens? They could be Dagestanis that just say they are Chechen, which means there should be no Chechen anything involved in this case.
مہرین کسانہ: I’ll say three things clearly so that... →
mehreenkasana: I’ll say three things clearly so that there is no misconstruing: 1. White privilege exists. 2. This is about the instant media positioning from “White Caucasian Male” to Indoctrined Chechen Terrorist. 3. Call me a “terrorism apologist”, and I’ll take you as seriously as I take a worm. Race in…
allthefandomsinoneurl asked: What is this anon trying to get across? Before we even had the video of the bombers a women as attacked in my city, which is right outside of Boston. A lot of Americans still do and probably will point fingers at Muslims, no matter what their skin tone. Originally people thought that they were just two average american college kids. Until they were identified did anything come out about them being...
Anonymous asked: You dont fit in when you dont wear your hijab. Even without a hijab Im called a terrorist for my skin tone and religion. Innocent Brown and Black Muslim men and women have been assaulted and wrongly accused. A Hindu American has been wrongly fingered as the bomber. Yet you keep crying about how White Muslims arent White. The only reason those two arseholes didnt get arrested initially was because...
I’ve made so many grammatical errors tonight. I should just stop blogging.
A friend of mine said something I haven’t thought of before amidst this chaos. (a rough translation of his words) “Russian security services are now justified in front of America for their policy in the Caucasus and in Chechnya itself” If you don’t know what policy I’m talking about do some research.
My mom went to visit the aunt of the two boys and just came back. Let’s just say that everything the media tells you is false or just cut-off sentences to suit their needs. And what you hear about the boys is not the complete truth. And no, the older brother was not a “devout” Muslim, according to the family and what they know of him. Please stop trusting what the media feeds...
allthefandomsinoneurl said: Could you make this rebloggable by any chance?– I have no idea how to do that, but yes, I’ll try
Anonymous asked: A time back I randomly found of your posts in some tag or other... photos I think. That lead me to your blog, and I was drawn in by what a cool person you seemed to be. I don't have or want a tumblr myself so I couldn't follow you, but I just check back occasionally to see what you've posted. I hope that's ok. Anyway. I'm from the Boston area and have lots of family and...
infinite—igloos: wordswoman: braveryandothermyths: Entrance to America is now being denied for Chechen people. work visas, student visas, etc. are being rejected. no. bloody. way. Source? Goddamn. source are chechen people who are suddenly getting rejection emails and phone calls today
Ramblings of a Madman: Who's Really To Blame? →
cynicallyjaded: I was going to go on a rant about how ridiculous it is that the American government has effectively laid siege to over a million people based on a whim and some inconclusive video footage and how that same community of a million people appear to be accepting of the siege without question. Or about…
dokimasia: braveryandothermyths: Entrance to America is now being denied for Chechen people. work visas, student visas, etc. are being rejected. Seriously?? yes. one example. a Chechen guy who had travelled to Chicago 7 times before because of his work just two-three hours ago got rejected for work visa application. there is no logical reason for the rejection.
Entrance to America is now being denied to Chechen people. work visas, student visas, etc. are being rejected.
this is irrelevant to what is happening right now, but I always wondered this. is your attachment to your country dependent on not whether you were born in that country, but whether you have seen it at its best and at its worst. I am extremely attached to Chechnya, to the point where I start having a mental breakdown imagining it suffering. Now when I say Chechnya I mean both the land and the...
I remember talking to someone a few months ago and saying something like “It’s been unusually quiet (this is excluding all the torture and false democracy going on with Kadyrov) in Chechnya lately. I feel like soon there will be another war” I really hope my words were not prophetic. My country is so tired and hopeless right now. These wars have destroyed our spirit. Please,...
fotojournalismus: “Russia’s Caucasus: breeding... →
fotojournalismus: “Russia’s Caucasus: breeding ground for terror” “How Chechnya’s culture of terror came to the streets of Boston” “Chechnya’s war just arrived in the United States” Some headlines on Boston bombing today… It’s not suprising and unusual to see those idiotic, irresponsible and harmful… way too late. you’re right
Ok, now I’m just plain angry. Why are these Muslim terrorists so f***ing stupid? Don’t they realize that they’re making it worse for every Muslim around the world? Just because of them, whole countries will be invaded, thousands of innocent civilians killed, traumatized, injured, and just destroyed. Millions of people have to pay for the mistakes of a few. Please, please, stop...
I have an exam in 3 hours and I’m sitting here shaking all over. Oh God. This is awful.
I am so angry with everyone on tumblr. ignorant fools “oh thank god they’re white muslims, and not brown. haha, serves you right racist Americans” (just a summary of what I’m seeing on my dashboard) WTF? do you actually think people look at me, a hijabi, and think “oh, she’s white, she’s one of us”?
Guys, I know you want the bombers to be white to get back at the racist remarks made by Americans, but we, Chechens, do not consider ourselves white. Like, at all. So please stop.
Oh word, they get to be white till they fuck up...
balkan-thug: youngbadmanbrown: hamburgerjack: They didn’t do a good job becoming White so you hate them that really seems like what the media is doing PEOPLE FROM THE KAVKAZ ARE NOT WHITE YOU FUCKING IDIOTS STOP POLICING OTHER PEOPLE’S IDENTITIES FOR THEM JUST BECAUSE YOUR SKIN IS WHITE DOESNT MEAN YOU’RE A WHITE PERSON SHUT THE FUCK UP.
I know their family.
Argh. I feel sick.
Great. The bombers are from Chechnya. And they’re Muslim. I’m pretty sure that when I tell people I’m from Chechnya no one will be puzzled anymore. Not sure if it’s a good thing.
Anonymous asked: Happy Birthday! your such an intelligent and inspiring soul.
It is delightful to receive flowers from your fiance who lives on the other side of the world. I couldn’t get rid of the smile on my face the whole day. Such small things that somehow mean so much. Overshadowed by finals <_<
I want to love You so much that I start loving myself because I am Your creation.
I’m sad. I’m very sad tonight. And I am turning 21 in 2 days. What an apropriate time to be sad. It has always rained on the 11th of April.
I always say: we, Chechens, do not need supporters of Chechnya, we need...– A Chechen poet, Apti Bisultanov, in an interview from 2004 (via lyricalchechnya)
I have become such an emotional mess lately. Like a vessel filled with love, hate, worry, sadness, happiness, anxiety, hope, despair, etc. And all of these feelings are combatting with each other for dominance, but when I’m with him I become a soft kitten that wants to meow and snuggle. But then he goes to sleep and I’m left with the war inside of me that I do not have the time or...
Apti Bisultanov is one of my favourite Chechen poets. His prose is exquisite and it saddens me that I can’t share the authentic poems with you because you don’t know the language.
Untitled: Childhoods by Apti Bisultanov →
lyricalchechnya: My grandmother used to say if you see your childhood three times you will live a long life My father saw his childhood twice The first time when he went to war through the carriage window he saw it there on the platform It had come from his mountain village all the way to say goodbye …