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To be pissed off at the Muslim community?

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Redolent Tue 26-May-20 21:43:03

The vast majority of my Muslim neighbours and family members have had visitors over for Eid. Not just one household, but a steady stream of them. My mum, who’s vulnerable and has pretty much kept to herself over the last couple of months, has mixed with four different households since Sunday. Her response is ‘Well they turned up/travelled to say Eid Mubarak. They’re right on our doorstep. I couldn’t possibly turn them away without serving them food’.

Media accounts of how Muslim communities life in extended family networks miss the point that these ties are not simply dependent on proximity but are based on entrenched feelings of social obligation.

Bearing in mind that the BAME community is more at risk anyway, I’m pissed off at the Muslims I know, fearful of a second spike, and hoping that the cites they live in get locked the fuck down again before they all get sick.

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ElectricTonight Tue 26-May-20 21:45:01

Well to be go

Experimenopause Tue 26-May-20 21:45:34

No wonder people are not following the ‘loose guidlines’. Didn’t you get the memo? May be the Muslim community did? We are not following any rules anymore. It’s all guidance only and you are fully within your rights to follow your own instincts. smile

OnlyFoolsnMothers Tue 26-May-20 21:46:31

YABU if you think it’s just the Muslim community - from the Jews in NYC to the Christians in the southern states- many religious groups think they are exempt from the lockdown.
Your mum needs to look after herself though if she’s vulnerable- I’d direct your anger there as you can’t influence the others.

Davespecifico Tue 26-May-20 21:47:53

Report your neighbours if you’ve seen them having gatherings.

ElectricTonight Tue 26-May-20 21:47:51

Sorry phones playing up.

What I was going to say was to be honest I'm pissed off with all of the people breaking rules, not just the Muslim community although my neighbours are Muslims and haven't left the house neither has anyone come in from what I've seen/heard so it's not the whole Muslim community.

RainMustFall Tue 26-May-20 21:48:58

Absolutely none of your business.

Unshriven Tue 26-May-20 21:49:05

I'm certain that if the lockdown had happened in December, there'd be people visiting their families for Christmas left, right, and centre.

People will decide for themselves what matters most now. The 'guidance' is unenforceable and illogical.

BillywilliamV Tue 26-May-20 21:51:13

Good, we all need to be starting to get on with her lives!

U022828 Tue 26-May-20 21:51:24

I said the same thing today, pictures all over SM of people enjoying Eid with their entire extended families. The biggest joke of it is that all of these people have been slagging off everyone else who's broken rules / the gov for the last few months. It's the hypocrisy of it that irks me most.

x2boys Tue 26-May-20 21:52:07

I live in an area,with a,large Muslim community but I don't think it's just them tbh most peop!e I have seen regardless of their ethnic background don't seem to give a shit any more.

Fandoozle1 Tue 26-May-20 21:52:49

My friend lives with her 79 year old mother (friend has immune system issues and a serious illness, her mother has a few major health issues too. ) they had several of her siblings over to celebrate Eid along with the siblings spouses and kids.
Given my friend's health and that of her mum, I think that it was a bad move. I just hope they stay well.

Mnthrowaway20202 Tue 26-May-20 21:53:20

No offence but people of all communities are breaking lockdown- especially white people ( if you’re white). I’m in my early 20s and I’ve lost count of the amount of people I know that have flagrantly broken lockdown and had people over (social media posts)

mindutopia Tue 26-May-20 21:53:33

Well, I'm Jewish and I can assure you that many Jewish communities have ignored restrictions too - as have lots of Christian communities, including in the UK. That said, my super rich 100+ acres of land owning white neighbours have been coming and going back and forth between each others houses, baking cakes and swapping them around, popping over for some eggs, meeting up for drinks, etc since the very beginning of lockdown. I saw one couple clearly going out all dressed up in the car, obviously going for a dinner party somewhere, the other week.

tempnamechange25 Tue 26-May-20 21:53:39

Yes. My family are Muslim and I'm angry with them too. I literally got ridiculed because I wouldn't go there.

DressingGownofDoom Tue 26-May-20 21:56:21

Well when the political advisers who make the rules don't even stick to them, why should anyone else?

tttigress Tue 26-May-20 21:56:56

Well it is your mum's decision to shield, and obviously you telativ s should have called ahead.

But we cannot spend the rest of our lives alone inside, I think this lockdown is naturally coming to an end.

amijustparanoidorjuststoned Tue 26-May-20 21:57:20

Tread carefully.

Why aren't you angry with the rest of the community for doing conga lines on VE Day? This thread smells extremely racist and I'm not here for it.

By any chance, do you read the Daily Mail?

Moondust001 Tue 26-May-20 21:58:25

That would be all Muslims, everywhere? Every single Muslim family? I assume that they were simultaneously on the beach in their bikinis and not social distancing?

Your mum is an adult and if she chooses to entertain people instead of saying no, then that is on her. But is is racist to tar all Muslims with your narrow-minded brush. It's also racist to assume they all live in cities.

You want to take a long hard look at yourself before judging other people.

tttigress Tue 26-May-20 21:59:01

I find the level of people spying on each other quite scary, the Stazi would be proud of some Brits in this Lockdown period.

tttigress Tue 26-May-20 22:00:10

Erm...I am getting the impression the OP is Muslim?

Arnoldthecat Tue 26-May-20 22:00:29

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NotAgainNo Tue 26-May-20 22:01:52

To be pissed off at the Muslim community?

Hmmm 🤔

Nymeriastark1 Tue 26-May-20 22:01:56

Well you need to angry at every type of community then. It's not just Muslims breaking lock down rules. You can't just direct your hate at one community for something A LOT of people are doing. Fgs. hmm

x2boys Tue 26-May-20 22:02:02

I do @DressingGownofDoom but I have a child with disabilities whose considered higher risk and a husband with underlying health issues,I see your point but I'm not stupid enough not to follow the rules regardless other Dominic Cummings choose to do.

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