Son of Immigrant Muslims Aziz Ansari Complaining about Trump
American-born Muslim comedian Aziz Ansari is truly a joker. Here is what he wrote in his NY Times Op-Ed:
“DON’T go anywhere near a mosque,” I told my mother. “Do all your prayer at home. O.K.?”
“We’re not going,” she replied.
I am the son of Muslim immigrants. As I sent that text, in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Orlando, Fla., I realized how awful it was to tell an American citizen to be careful about how she worshiped. Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage. In our culture, when people think “Muslim,” the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or the kid who left the boy band One Direction. It’s of a scary terrorist character from “Homeland” or some monster from the news.
- Aziz Ansari, June 24th, 2016
Gee, Aziz, I wonder why that is? When you write our culture, whose culture do you mean? Your parents, or American?
Why is it that we Americans envision scary portrays of Islam as being the correct version of the truth? Of all the terrorism that takes place in the United States – and the world, for that matter – how portion can be attributed to Islamic terrorism?
Aziz continues his rant by entirely skirting the causation of Islamic terrorism which is responsible for the fear that we Americans feel today:
Today, with the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and others like him spewing hate speech, prejudice is reaching new levels. It’s visceral, and scary, and it affects how people live, work and pray. It makes me afraid for my family. It also makes no sense.
Is this fool for real? How could he possibly feel that “it makes no sense” when he is one of the Muslim celebrities in America who fail to denounce Islamic terrorism?
Aziz, you want to blame Trump for the fear that you and your family face in America? How about you start acting like a regular, normal American and fear the Islamic terrorists instead?
It does not matter if you are a Muslim, Jew, Christian, alien, etc. What matters is that if you reside in the United States you have an obligation to assimilate to American culture and to confront terrorism. And yes, Muslim Aziz, that includes confronting Islamic terrorism, and not just Republicans and their American supporters.
As the commentor known as Cat in the hat so eloquently put in response to Aziz Ansari’s absurdity: I would still much rather be a Muslim in America rather than a woman, Jew or gay person in a majority Muslim nation. So would the author.
Well said, indeed, my fellow American.