Monday, February 14, 2011

“Don’t mess with Texas”




Texas is an interesting state. The people here have a ton of pride for their country and for their state. It is also home to the most conservative cities. The funny thing is, I am from America’s number one liberal city. Being a Muslim and wearing a scarf on my head, I get a lot looks. But, the people here are also SO KIND. The term “Southern hospitality” is so so so very accurate.

Unfortunately I live in the south, in a very urban city, just like the city I come from. Every day crazy things happen. Boyfriends run over their girlfriends, husbands put their wives on fire, and you know—other totally normal things. Just kidding. I mean those things do happen, in fact those two stories were both on the news yesterday. But its not normal. Its completely crazy.

There are crazy people everywhere. Ever since I moved here I’ve felt so scared and unsafe. Yesterday my classmate’s apartment was broken into. That makes me so sad and scared, especially since he lives in a gated community.

I don’t feel safe at all where I live and the only thing that’s kept me going is the fact that I will move to a different community that is gated. But I guess that’s not even safe. So I don’t know what to do. I kind of just want to stay here because I don’t want to go through the trouble of looking for another place and starting all over. Though the community I live in is scary, I have kind of started to feel comfortable here.

I have my pepper spray in my hand and protection from God so God Willing, I will be ok. Everything will be ok.

10 comments:

Constructive Attitude said...

Everything will be ok. For everyone. InshaAllah.

EmptyWords said...

Just dont get shady nahmean?

Softly Spoken said...

May God protect you, always.

Rationality said...

May Allah protect you.

Mrs. Cullen said...

EW- i dunno what you mean

EmptyWords said...

lol I was joking but I meant dont get involved with gangs and stuff... I feel like a lot of those things happen b/c people dont realize the environment theyre around... ex. walking out at 2am or making eye contact with someone on the street... iA Allah will always protect you

Mrs. Cullen said...

i'll try not to join a gang. kinda tempting but ill try

Falling Up said...

Lol.

iA you'll be ok.
I get scared for someone I know in South America. It's dangerous down there and she lives alone. May Allah SWT protect you and keep you safe. <3

Mutmainnah Q said...

Girl it is not tempting to join a gang!!!!

Sulthana said...

Sounds scary :(

May God protect you and iA you will be fine.