Amina Wadud's Unforgiveable Blackness
My friend Ahmed Nassef's MWU has good piece by Tarek Fatah on Prof. Amina Wadud speech before Toronto's Noor Cultural Center. Amid a sea of hecklers, Ms. Wadud stood her ground and pointed to 2000lb elephant in the room, namely Arab/Muslim bias toward Black Africans. Asked why she was being heckled, Ms. Wadud stated:
"Usually I wear the hijab, and when I am wearing it, most Muslims do not consider me African–American; I pass off as a South Asian, but when they see me without a scarf, they can see my African locks and they know I am Black and suddenly their attitude changes. The fact is I am a nigger and you will just have to put up with my blackness."Amen to that sister.