Skip to comments.Campus Apostate: Former UC Irvine Muslim Student Union Member — and Former Muslim — Speaks Out
Posted on 08/01/2010 8:35:01 AM PDT by Nachum
The following is an interview with OC Apostate, a former UC Irvine student who made the decision to leave Islam and the Muslim Student Union at UCI. Though as OC Apostate describes it, the two decisions were not related.
This interview provides a unique firsthand description of the MSU from an insiders perspective, something usually unavailable to the outside community. As readers will see, OC Apostate did not have an easy time disengaging from the MSU.
Why did you decide to leave Islam and the Muslim Student Union? Were the two decisions related?
My parents were not religious before; they kept the bare minimum. When I was 5, my mother became more religious after meeting a religious teacher. We moved to London to get a better religious education for a year. The Muslim community there is a lot more fundamentalist. No music, avoid non-Muslims, no assimilation, women cant cut their hair, all kinds of rules. Thats the brand of Islam that influenced me. We came back; I became very active in the Muslim community. I became involved with my high school MSA.
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...
I’m sure she has a target on her back now and the first people to watch out for will be her family.
Disturbing too that the matter of loans paid for going through college enters into the issue at all, and where finding ways to borrow money to go through school, to find a support system for it, is somehow construed to be among the casualties. What ever happened to college students working their ways through school? Remember when that's how most folks did it, and the U.S. prospered? College and university educations are inflated to the extreme and instead of treating the cause, here's a mindset that addresses the symptom -- how to finegle and get "entitlement" loans for college educations, and how it affects "community" and a disturbing purpose of student unions.
If I were a kid today, I'd resent like hell that "the system" had put a regular college education too financially expensive and costly to pursue. That's BS.