August 31, 2005

Breaking some stereotypes, enforcing others

I was browsing the web for information regarding the upcoming ISNA conference in Chicago. I never go to ISNA conferences, but wanted to keep abreast of the latest happenings to get an idea of the scale of the event. This eventually lead me to the infamous site, which I've heard much about but have never visited before.

Anyway, it has always bothered me that in spite of all our efforts to promote Islam in North America and in spite of the extremely educated Muslim population living here, we still can't spell. There, on the front page of this famous website, is a typo, in a sentence claiming that American Muslims will be breaking stereotypes. I love the irony.

1 comment:

  1. Haha... that was so right.

    Personally, I think it's pathetic to try and be everything the West idolizes as the perfect lifestyle. Sure, a good education and excellent command of language and literature are valuable assets in themselves for any person but to depend on those to make you appear 'civilized' and 'cultured' will never have the desired effect.

    It's sad how most Muslims these days will jump at the opportunity to ditch anything perceived by the West to be 'radical'. It's a sorry state of affairs for the Ummah - or does it even exist anymore?