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Dear Deviants,

where shall I start....

Those of you who are following me on facebook (Soufeina Tuffix Ha) will know that there is so much going on, lately. Besides working at a local company while preparing my master's thesis, this all happened the last months (art-related of course):

After my latest journal entry there were more interviews: "Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung", "Hamburger Abendblatt", "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" , "Spiegel Online", Turkish Newspaper "Zaman", two times in the "taz", "Islamische Zeitung" and "ZeitCampus".

I gave lectures at an event in Darmstadt, a school in Saarlouis and a church in Osnabrück.

Me and my work were shortly presented in the "Women in the World Summit" (typical guests of that NY event: Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep..waaah). Moreover I had my works exhibited in Berlin at the "Islamwoche". 

Next week my works will bei displayed in the Institute for Intercultural Islamic studies at the University of Osnabrück, where I will be giving a lecture, too.

It feels as if it's all too much fuss for just some comics and cartoons but again: Alhamdulillah, I thank God for all these chances I get lately!

And thank you again for your support, deviantart was a great stepping stone!


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captain-pie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Are you gonna post some more drawings soon~?
Mr-Philip Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  New member
I do not understand how you can consider the hijab as something completely personal. Islam, by definition, has many political contents. Allah, for instance, insults homosexual love as an abomination in 7:80 in the Qur'an. The hijab, therefore, is a flag for a homophobic religion - an ideology that insults people for their sexuality. The hijab cannot help but being a political symbol as well.
Sheepy94 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's personal because those who don the hijab every morning choose to do so.
Mr-Philip Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member
No, because the hijab is a symbol for Islam. Islam is, among other things, a homophobic religion. Hence, the hijab is a symbol for homophobia.

This does not mean that everyone wearing it is homophobic. I could wear the hammer and sickle on my chest and not be a communist. The hammer and sickle is still a symbol for Communism. Hence, the hijab is a symbol for homophobia, eternal torture, etc. independently of what the wearer thinks. It has a certain external impact that should not be ignored.
Sheepy94 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Then again, I don't want to debate on someone else's profile page, this isn't exactly the best place for one in the first place. DA has a politics forum and a philosophy board for you to waste time in. It's better than giving random artists loaded questions on their behalf.
Sheepy94 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm fairly certain at this point that you're as much of an expert of communism than you are with Islam for you to even make such a inaccurate comparison. Like I said, those who wear the hijab do so because they choose to do so, their political stance otherwise is varied, much like anyone else. The conservative nature of many nations in the Middle East does not equate that to the faith of the many people that live there nor the diaspora that live abroad in Europe and North America to name a few.

Here in America, it's often criticized against Christian conservative groups that their nature at best is deemed anti-Christian, i.e. doing things Jesus would disapprove of or being against things he taught. Like feeding the poor for example, which is clearly an evil communist plot or something. But in Nicaragua, it was different: Priests and Nuns took in poor rebels that were fighting against the Samoza regime and gave them a place to stay and some food to eat, because they were glad and happy for what they were doing. At this point, is it really religion that you should be criticizing?

I'm queer myself and live in a area where a lot of Muslim folk live and never once have they called me "faggot" or "tranny", unlike a lot of Catholic people I went to school with. Not to say that's the nature of Roman Catholicism, as there are many I've meet also that are supportive. Surely, these people are not your enemy and you should redirect your anger to the ones responsible and not those not directly involved.
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Kamezdov Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  New member
Nice artwork, please keep it up ^^

Peace be upon you!
captain-pie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Artist
Oh my GLOB! You founded the gap project! :O
Would you mind doing a gap drawing with me?
If you don't want to that's fine too.
LaPrezCheQueenvara Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Hola. I currently live in the UAE and this place is awesome, problem is it has become so hot nowadays that I'm forced to stay inside with the aircon on, good thing Dubai has the Metro so I can just go to the Mall and buy things there.

Also we've got the news from Mecca that Ramadan will end this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The news from Mecca gets here faster.
tuffix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds interesting. Yes Ramadan ended last sunday. I hope you enjoied a happy fast breaking festival there.
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