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I am Muslim by Tyshea I am Muslim by Tyshea
    As a Muslim, I do not follow tradition blindly
    As a Muslim, I do not conform to new age views without evaluation
    As a Muslim, I am constantly self-reflecting
    As a Muslim, I give charity and smile to strangers
    As a Muslim, I believe in a non-human, non-gendered, unimaginable God

    As a Chinese Muslim, I feel unrecognized and isolated by my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters
    As a Chinese Muslim, I feel unrecognized and isolated by the American media
    As a Chinese Muslim, I feel equally hated by the American media
    As a Chinese Muslim, I am thankful to have seen so many different perspectives at my age
    As a Chinese Muslim, I feel closer to Allah

    As a Muslim artist, I do not have religious ultimatum
    As a Muslim artist, I am criticized for not devoting my art to my religion completely and blatantly
    As a Muslim artist, I devote myself instead to universal messages in hopes of reaching a wider audience
    As a Muslim artist, I fully love and indulge in the visual world created for us by God
    As a Muslim artist, I prove people wrong not by shoving my religion in their face, but showing them I am just a person like everyone else

    As a Gay Muslim, I believe in love above hate.
    As a Gay Muslim, I have been through constant, endless torment for simply loving someone.
    As a Gay Muslim, I have become infinitely more compassionate and understanding to others.
    As a Gay Muslim, I have found deeper, purer faith in Allah.
    As a Gay Muslim, I vow to never let my faith put others in danger, I vow to protect others who are bombarded by blind faith.

    This is me.
    I am constantly torn
    I am always falling
    I am sheltered
    I am afraid to speak
    But I am insanely proud



This was mainly for myself, to remind myself what it means to be me.
And to never give in to hate or anger.

Thanks to my friends for being the best, most accepting, most loving, and most wonderful family in the world.
Thank you for a great 21st birthday, and reminding me of the most important things in life.

Ask me any questions you like. I may choose to reply or not :)

[updated May 21, 2012]
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No I don't respect your beliefs. Your beliefs are false. First of all the people of Lut never existed. Second of all the fact that your god would destroy a city just because it has gay people shows he is a terrorist and mass murderer. The fact is that your god has been proven wrong. There is nothing wrong with homosexuality. In fact it has been found in every living species as a means to prevent overpopulation and all major Scientific and Psychological organizations say there is nothing wrong with it.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexu…
www.psychiatry.org/lgbt-sexual…
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RottenNails 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Look too busy to read your crap
Sorry if you don't respect my beliefs thane I don't respect yours therefore I won't waste another minute with your ass ;)
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ViperKillerNextTupac Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what bro? you got a few things wrong
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RottenNails Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
who me or her ?
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ViperKillerNextTupac 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Her dude she went weird about Allah having a wife.
So haram.
And no one has to wear a burkah its a tradition in some contries. No even mentioned in Islam.
RottenNails you got your facts damn right!
Lutt's people were cursed with the ground's sudden collapsing causing water to drown them, and it is said to be at the Dead Sea.
May Allah forgive our sins.
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RottenNails 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
dude are you drugged or shit ?
Tyshea would never say something as retarded as this lol XD
it's true nobody have to wear that  burkah all the time me as muslim i just stick up with hijap or my bob marley hat XDD
they were doomed for having gay sex but allah never mentioned being attracted to same gender was haram..
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Ceres1523 Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. You have earned my respect! :)
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godsend54 Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! so amazingly beautiful
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Tyshea Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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