…At an Airport Earlier This Year

…at a small Michigan airport, a Black “Christian” male Attempted to Knock Me Down

Earlier this year I was returning from the northern midwest back to Maryland. I was to depart from the same local airport I had arrived in a week earlier.

As I entered the automatic external sliding doors eyeing a kiosk to print my e-ticket, there a small unrelated line about two feet away. This line had a black male and what appeared to be a South Asian or Arab standing behind him.

As I proceeded to conduct my transaction via the kiosk the dark skinned black male “Christian” made a point to turn fully around and began speaking to me randomly about his flight is delayed how they are waiting for their matters to be straightened out.

As it was between 6 and 7 a.m., that this odd STRANGER made it an unnecessary point to attempt to engage in an unwanted, unprovoked and unusual communication, especially when he was further away from the kiosk than the guy standing behind him. After I looked up briefly, and I immediately noticed the gentleman behind me said nothing but gave me an emphatic look, I continued to focus on the kiosk screen and followed its instructions. I never responded to the black male and just walked away.

As I arrived to my gate and was awaiting boarding announcements, the same black male out of no where intentionally and harshly “bumps” into my right shoulder with his left and knocks half my body forward. Most of the other airline patrons looked shocked as was. But when I saw it was that same Black ‘Christian’ male I realized that is who most of them are and apparently see women of color, especially Sunni Muslims as property and objects to be disrespected and harmed for their whimsical amusement. This was apparently his irrational revenge for me not engaging in unwanted communications with a Black male stranger.

I can only rationally arrive at one conclusion for the majority of my experiences when I attempt to go about my daily business and routine with the hopes that I can have one day without being sexual harassed and taunted by Black male “Christians” that they have inherent hedonistic and demonic proclivities.

I used to be sympathetic when whites called Black males monkeys–because it is racist in some ways; especially when the reference is about appearances or lineages related to Africa. But I see the validity of this reference with regards to Black “Christian” males not in physical appearance but based on observation: the majority of them today display illogical possessive, simian behavior towards total strangers ie., act like ‘apes in heat,’ yet expect sympathy from the public including women of color, innocent Muslim women and society in general, who they continue to put in unprovoked danger on a daily basis.

I am truly appalled that wherever I am in America, there is one constant: that Black male “Christians” refuse to leave me alone. I am a Sunni Muslim and have no interest in you bothering me.

One thing I do notice is Black ‘Christian’ males go out of their way to violate a Muslim woman’s boundaries and rights. What normal and decent people do, that is mind their own business, conduct their own affairs–Black males feel the need to hinder when it is a Muslim Black woman. One example is when I go to get an oil change at the Valvoline in Glen Burnie, Maryland (Anne Arundel County) and am waited on by a Black male worker and he stares and even moves his head to attempt uninterrupted glances when I look away to be modest. Black males ALWAYS do this to me and fellow Muslims but would not dare engage in this inappropriate behavior if I was a white nun or Amish.

For the most part white men attempt to ensure that they don’t even accidentally trespass in my personal boundaries while Black ‘Christian’ males go OUT OF THEIR way to violate them. From this one can only deduce that Black males believe Muslim Black woman have no rights and are not to be treated as humans–yet they are the same ones yelling about abuse and police brutality when they actually did or are reasonably suspected of doing something wrong or illegal.
More tales from the harassment crypt are on their way, especially in my attempts to avoid Black male “Christians” harassing and attempting to assault me STILL in Howard County, Maryland.
*A Sunni Muslim Black American Woman

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