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I was hoping to recieve some information here, I am new to islam. Very afraid of what will happen to me in my family,a nd this area if I let anyone else know.... The couple people that do know Im interrrested, I am worried about going to about these questions,,,, any help would be much appreciated....
What is said about:
Sex before marriage
Dating before married
CLothing when in public ( Right now, I have been wearing a bandana mainly because I cannot aford a scarf, baggy jeans, and a jacket. You can see my breast sorta, the shape, but the rest of my body, theres very very little definition too,,,, can that count for now?)
Bisexuality,,,,,,

Any thoughts
Thank you

Young, Hip, and Muslim?

Salaam Aleykoom!

I'm a young American Muslim who is sick and tired of only hearing about Islam in headlines. So I've started a new line of clothing and gifts that is geared towards young, modern Muslims who are ready to make their own headlines. Some political, some funny, some religious, and lots of ARABIC! So check it out, please spread the word if you dig it, and check in periodically for new designs.

And if you like it, WEAR IT WITH PRIDE!

American Muslim

Shukran!!
palestine

Google tells all

Islamic countries hungry for gay sex

Gus Cairns
www.guscairns.com
1 June, 2006
more articles by Gus Cairns

A new internet tool, Google Trends, reveals the most popular internet search terms used in different countries in the world – and the results have come as an embarrassment to a broad swathe of African and Muslim countries from Morocco to Pakistan, who turn out to be the world’s most ardent searchers for sex – both straight and gay.

Google Trends, presented last week in an unfinished version, promises to be a valuable tool for business analysts, market researchers and social scientists, as the popularity of specific search terms – from commercial items to the names of celebrities – can be narrowed down to city level.

It could even help to track the international drugs trade, and the tool has already uncovered an unexpected market for the east African stimulant drug khat in Vietnam and Malaysia.

While the word ‘gay’ is sought for most often by Latin Americans, it turns out to be Filipinos and – guess who – Saudi Arabians who most often look for the combination ‘gay sex’.

In Africa the ‘gay sex’ list is topped by Kenyans, Tanzanians, Namibians, Zimbabweans and South Africans, with Algerians and Moroccans looking for ‘la homosexualité’ and ‘sexe gay’. Homosexuality is illegal in most of these countries.

When it comes to regular sex, another conservative Islamic country tops the list – Pakistan, closely followed by Egypt, with Algerians again topping the Francophone world as they look for ‘sexe’.

Meanwhile the Moroccans have it both ways, coming 2nd in the world in terns of searches for ‘sexe’ and 6th for ‘sex’. Tanzanians, Ethiopians and Somalis also seem to be pretty sex-obsessed.

The numbers of people searching for the worlds ‘HIV’ and ‘AIDS’ pretty much mirror the global epidemic, with South Africa and India topping the list in the cyberworld as they do in the real one.

Disappointingly, however, there is no other African country on the top ten list, with ‘AIDS’ dominated by the USA and Latin America. However the Moroccans seem to be very concerned about ‘le SIDA’, to use the French term.

As for ‘condoms’, far more Indians look for them than any other nation, but South Africa tops the world in terms of searches for the names of anti-HIV drugs.

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this is in regard to the strike goin on in delhi and some parts of india by the students from india's
premier medical and technology institutes against reservation for backward classes.

apart from the reservation to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes, the govt plants to allot
reservation for Other Backward Classes too, which would bring reserved seats in medical and
technical institues inthe country to almost 50 percent.

i share the ethos of the sturggling students, students mostly from the upper strata of the society
against reservation, they claim that reservation would affect the quality of education.

But we never saw, those who are int he streets now, against the govt decisions to start umpteen
self financing colleges, where, anyone who has money can study, no one lamented about the
quality of education then, then what is the ethical position of the medical students who strike
against the govt, disrupting medical services to the poor of india, the rich woudl go to private hospitals.

If they woere concerened about the quality in the colleges in india, they should had agaitated
when the govt liberalised education sector and changed it from a 'service' to an 'industry'

As a student i could never avail the mercy of reservations, but i understand that my forefathers where a part of the opressors, i am asahmed to be known as an opressor, who could recognise blood and blood.

i have lived on the mercy, of my friends who could avail the benifits of reservation,, sometimes i am thankful to them too...
palestine

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SAVE THE DATES - UPCOMING CONFERENCES
& RETREATS FOR LGBTIQ MUSLIMS & THEIR ALLIES


March 18 - 21, 2005 - The Inner Circle's 2nd Annual Islamic Retreat 2005 - Cape Town, South Africa. Sponsored by the Inner Circle and the Triangle Project Cape Town. Featured speaker: Imam Daayiee Abdullah, an openly gay Imam from Washington DC. For more information please contact Muhsin Hendricks at admin@theinnercircle-za.org or by telephone at 082 507 3412. Sponsored by the Inner Circle - http://www.theinnercircle-za.org.


April 30 - May 2, 2005 - Imaan Conference in London, United Kingdom. More information to be announced soon. To keep up-to-date on the Imaan Conference visit http://www.imaan.org.uk; email Imaan at imaan_london@hotmail.com or join Imaan London's email list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/imaan_london. Sponsored by Imaan London.


July 8 - 10, 2005 - First-Ever Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) Muslim Women's Retreat - in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Sponsored by Al-Fatiha Foundation. This historic retreat will be open only to LBT Muslim Women and their partners. More information to be announced soon. To keep up-to-date on the LBT Muslim Women's Retreat visit
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September 9 - 11, 2005 - 5th International Conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims and their Allies - to be held in Atlanta, Georgia - Sponsored by Al-Fatiha Foundation. The conference will feature fifteen workshops, a community-wide reception and an awards ceremony. The conference will also feature a candle-light vigil to honor the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001, victims of discrimination and abuse in the United States post 9/11 and all civilians killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The candle-light vigil will be held at the Georgia State Capitol.

a call for writers

i'm only testing the waters here right now to see if there's any interests and if it's feasible.

i'd like to put together a book of a collection of writings from arab-americans, arabs and muslims who are lesbians, bi, transgendered. if there's not enough interests from women i'll consider opening it up to men as well. i just thought since there's at least a couple of books out there that pertain to muslim men more and none that i can find that pertain to the women.

so if you like to write, it can be short stories or poems or whatever really and you're interested, let me know. like i said, i'm only in the phase of seeing if i have enough interest to move forward with this. once i do, i'll try to find interested parties that could publish it. if not, i might go more DIY with it. and from there we'll get the stories in and have editors go over them.

thanks,
shu

for your consideration

friends its long time since ive written,
now I am presently preparing a book on nudism, in our vernacular.
it comprises, the philosophy of western nudism and naturalism, its various streams, the spiritual, familial and activist streams etc..
I also wish to include narratives of individuals into the work,
The book would also hae a portion of the present Indian response to nudism, I wish for indian naratives and people willing to speak out. Im not sure who will be willing.

now I request my LJ friend to support me with the work, You can help me by , providing materials, documents, narratives and of couse your experiences, opinions and reservations about the project.
I wish to acklowledge LJ in the production of the book, I would love to make it a collevtive effort, so may be it would become history.
Please let me know if there are anyone willing to help me, by collecting materials that are not so easily accesable thru the net. You can also suggest links, You can speak to friend, conduct and interview and send it to me.
I wish your whole hearted coperation, please feel free to mail me at
silentrain@rediffmail.com

prayers
jonathan

more about me

"Just for GK sake, do u ever see the funny side of life or is it always like this...as far as my exp goes, mallu chappies are damn witty n very funny! would u be one of them? :P"

the above is one of the comments i recieved to my journal,
let me explain it a little.. for the non indian audience,

I am a mallu chappy(a malayalee, frm the state of kerala, mallu chuppies are 'supposed'/shoud be funny... if not?...)

this was written by an indian girl, im not sure whether she is a malayalee, anyway.. she wants mt to see the funy side of life..

she wonders wheter i am always like this,
writing about, pain, sex, putdown, agonies, starvation, poverty... hehehehehe... isnt there an other side of life..

i am askign myself.
friends, you know I was thinking about the comment.. form a post colonial context. My indian friends, who have been outside, means who have left third world for a first world, they have really grappled for a life out there and succeeded,
they talk about 'hanging out', for them, murky indian politic is, 'fucking shit'
They dont want to adress their, 'real-self' you know, cos it has an odour od sweat that you csant stand,
Its easier for me to fill my blog daily with 'mallu jokes' which i personally enjoy that writing this 'sentimental stuff' but still i have to adress the nightside of my self, my existence, and the people and life around me.

I AM NOT THE FOLLOWING THINGS,
1.
I am a contented happy malayalee boy, who always does his morning prayer and then recite the indian national anthem
2
I am a proud Indian, who would feel depressed if India loses to pakistan in cricket, and if I couldnt get hold of a national flag on Independence day
3
I am a happy Indian, who works hard, then go hanging out, and then attend 'Art Of Living' by SRI SRI rAvishankar and be a missionary of Sudarshana CHakra.
4
you know Indian woman, she has the legacy of Jhansi rani... I speak to my fellow girls and then voyeur the aunty next door washing her clothes and mastrubate(I voyeur and mastrubate with out the jhansi Rani episode)
5
I speak of the Great Indian tradition in volumes, and sigh over the loss of it... over a bottle of coke(i drink coke with out the tradition episode, even though I am Anticocacola, I have written pages after pages against them)
6
I fear about Indian generation losing there roots for western culture
7
I am a nationalist
8
I am a communist
9
I love A B Vajpayee
10
I love Indira Gandhi
11
My motto is is character is lost everythign is lost
12
I am for multinational capitalism
13
I hate vulgar, hard porn
14
i love erotica
15
I dont believe in superstetions.
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there are a strong list.. if intersted ask me....
if not just ignore me

For all the queer mixed asians out there...

Note: This is cross-posted on HapaMafia, Arabs, South Asian Queers, Gay Asians, Half Asians, About Asian Americans, Of Mixed Asian Persuasian, and Queer People of Color. Even if you're not interested, please pass this on to anyone who might be. Thanks.

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My name is Justin Leroy, and I’m a film student at Wesleyan University. I’ll be doing research for my thesis documentary this summer, and I’m writing because you or members of your organization might be interested in participating in my project.

The research is built around my interest in the relationship between multiracial identity and queer identity. Because LGBTQ communities, which are often primarily white, can be very isolating even for monoracial people of color, a queer multiracial Asian-descent individual may face unique problems and complexities in terms of racial identity formation. I believe that multiracial people can and do actively influence the way they are perceived, which sometimes gives them more ‘racial mobility’ than monoracial Asians. While having such an option can be a significant privilege, the ethnic ambiguity of mixed race Asians might also draw them into unwanted racial identifications determined by their sexual identity or practices. In my project, I plan to identify and examine some of these potential issues and hypothesize their greater implications for the way we think about multiracial Asian identity.

For example, is a Chinese-white lesbian more likely to be seen as merely white than her straight counterpart because of the presumed whiteness of lesbian identity? Is a Black-Filipino gay man more likely to call himself mixed or Asian because of the desirability of such an “exotic” identity to white men? Would he be more likely to identify as just Black if he were heterosexual? After coming out, if an Indian-Mexican woman is disowned by her father, who is her only connection to Indian culture, does it affect her Asian identity?

My research will consist of individual and group interviews, both filmed. You may participate in either or both, and participation does not mean you must consent to having your interview included in the finished film.


To participate, you must meet three criteria:

1) Not be strictly heterosexual, either in identity or practice.

2) Be multiracial, meaning you have parents of two different races, two parents who are multiracial, or have parents who are of very different ethnicities within the same racial group (such as Japanese and Indian or Iranian and Thai).

3) Be Asian-identified. This includes not only East and Southeast Asian, but also South Asian, Central Asian, and West Asian (Middle Eastern).


I’m looking for underrepresented groups, such as non-East Asians, those who do not have a white parent, and people who live or grew up outside of the US, in particular. However everyone who meets the above requirements is more than welcome to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me at jleroy@wesleyan.edu. I’d also be happy to hear any questions, comments, or suggestions.