If the House of Islam were a family

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The Arabs would be the venerable, schizophrenic and impotent patriarch.

Iran would be the ageless, beautiful but bitter bride, constantly scheming and harlotting where she can.

The Turks would be the valiant general with whom Iran has carrying on with for the past millennia shortly after her Arabian rape.

Pakistan would be the 20-something sub-altern to the general desperately trying to win the respect of the Patriarch and love of the Bride; to the amusement of all 3.

The Afghans would be the angry teenage chowkidar (gatekeeper) pushed around by the sub-altern after he’s been slapped around.

The Kurds and Berbers would be the angry adopted kids constantly plotting to break up the House but never really getting anywhere except for minor victories. They win a bedroom here and there but they aren’t able to make their own house; no funds, no love, no real friends.

The Indians & Bangladeshis would be the next neighbours over wondering why the sub-altern prefers to be a servant in that house rather than a friend in theirs.

The rest (Malays, Africans) are distant cousins who come over once a year for an Eid reunion and visit the ailing Patriarch.

Someone should make a comic strip about the Ummah; I’m sure it’ll be a blast, no pun intended..

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5 Replies to “If the House of Islam were a family”

    1. I meant that I dont think the lay Muslim in the subcontinent feels enslaved by Arabs or anything. I dont know why Arabs have become the bogeymen here. Most Indian Muslims would feel sad that Pakistan is facing violent days, but I doubt they will blame Arabs for those issues.

      Once the barrier of language is overcome, I think Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims get along very well with each other and the rest of the Muslim world.

    2. Wanted to repost my clarification which seems to have been deleted,

      “I meant that I dont think the lay Muslim in the subcontinent feels enslaved by Arabs or anything. I dont know why Arabs have become the bogeymen here. Most Indian Muslims would feel sad that Pakistan is facing violent days, but I doubt they will blame Arabs for those issues.

      Once the barrier of language is overcome, I think Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims get along very well with each other and the rest of the Muslim world.”

  1. :LOL:
    Right on!!!
    +∞
    Agree with all of it. Vikram, he gets Indians right on. Indians are trying to make friends and don’t understand why it doesn’t work.

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