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European Muslim by tuffix European Muslim by tuffix
Tariq Ramadan is one of my favorite Muslim scholars.
He once said:
“I am Swiss by nationality, Egyptian by memory, Muslim by religion, European by culture, universalist by principle.”

On this video he's talking about being a Muslim in Europe: [link]

It's interesting for both Muslims and Non-muslims for it's about living together as Europeans (Western citizens respectively).

Recently there are many debates concerning Islam, "Islamism" and "the Muslims" in German policy. And it's alarming, how everything is lumped together.
People outside are getting afraid of Muslims more and more. Sometimes, when I'm outside in the bus or subway, I feel the desire to shout out: "Look, I'm Muslim! Don't panic! We're really normal!"
I'm happy to live here and it's not like people would attack me or so. It's just a subliminal suspiciousness, that I feel.

And I'm really disappointed how some of our leading German politicians talk about these things. They always emphasize the Judeo-Christian culture of Germany. But in fact - as Tariq Ramadan (and my professor of cultural history as well) explains - there is a Judeo-Christian-Islamic history and Europe has to view Muslims not as the “other,” but as integral elements of it!

(maybe I'll change the bg..)
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The-Psychid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Writer
I kinda forgot: Did you say you're a European Muslim, or are you half-German, half-something else?
tuffix Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
half German, half Tunisian
cookieeatspenguins Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Digital Artist
18% of muslims are from Arab ethnicity.. i wouldn't worry much about you xD
habsfn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Yeah, there's no problem until a Danish cartoonist chooses to express freedom of expression and then all the "moderate" Muslims utter death threats and start riots! Excellent propaganda cartoon
tuffix Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neither me nor anyone of my Muslim friends or family members ever uttered death threats. Sure, I felt sad seeing someone insulting a person who's dear to me, but sadness about the insulting pictures and incomprehension and embarrassment concerning the riots was all I felt. However I never felt hate. Wouldn't you be sad if someone drew a really bad cartoon about.. let's say your mother or sister?
The cartoonist's provocation as well as the riots were totally superfluous, so please let's not talk about it (:
cadencerox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm an Indian by culture and Muslim by religion and there is no problem 😄😄☺☺
Mukicake Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm a European musl
tuffix Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rodegas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
traitor :D
SolidSnake000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
If Muslims want to receive respect, they should learn to make peace with Europeans. There are far to many rapes perpetuated by them as well as crimes against the indigenous population. I have no pity for a group of people whom want to oppose Sharia Law on the natives. That's sick, disgusting, and reprehensible. Obviously I'm not talking about every single Muslim ever, but there are a ton like this.
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