If I Were a Muslim in Good Standing.
Article Type: Poem
Author: X, Marvin
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 306754425
Full Text: --Marvin X

Note: Brother Marvin, I'm reading your poem today at the Malcolm X & Islam Today event this afternoon at the Schomburg. I think it hits the spot on what we want to discuss at the forum. We can rest assure that Brother Malcolm is proud of you today ... carrying on his legacy of revolutionary spirituality for resistance and struggle.

--Sam Anderson
If I Were a Muslim in Good Standing

   If I Were A Muslim In Good Standing
   I would be like Prophet Muhammad
   I would fight oppression everywhere
   I would liberate the slaves
   educate the poor
   free the women
   expel the infidels from Muslim lands
   I would fight quisling Muslim governments
   not sleep until Jerusalem was liberated
   Palestine a free nation
   send the Zionists back to Europe
   or into the Mediterranean
   if it took one hundred or two hundred years
   like Saladin
   I would slay them without remorse
   Recite the Fatihah on a pyramid of their heads
   I would expel the heathen Christian armies from Iraq
   Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia
   I would defend Iran's right to have Nukes
   Why should the Zionists have Nukes but not Iran
   If the Zionists are sane, so is Iran
   I would fight white supremacy in all its forms
   even in black face, Arab face, Chinese face
   If I were a Muslim in good standing
   I would liberate Mecca of slaves and selling pork
   free the kingdom of Arabia of wickedness and primitive theology
   Infecting the Taliban Al Queda and Sunni insurgents in Iraq
   who have no intention to allow Shia to rule except with obstruction
   I would salute Hamas and Hezbollah for confronting Shaitan in all
      his masks
   I would stop honor killings and put women in the front of the
      masjed to pray
   put the veil on men and show equality at all times
   I would make earth a paradise for those who truly believe
   who fight oppression everywhere and will not sleep til the world is
      free.
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