Is Zayn Malik Brainwashing You?

zayn malik pimping Islam

He can see into my soul. | credit: WENN.com

Um, no, duh! Of course Zayn isn’t brainwashing you. Maybe he is mesmerizing you with his intensely perfect eyes, but other than that, no. Unfortunately, in probably one of the most awful comments and accusations I’ve heard about a celeb, this American right-wing blogger Debbie Schlussel says Zayn is “pimping Islam” and “enticing jihad”. If you’re not sure what this means, Schlussel is insinuating Zayne is trying to brainwash One Direction fans into converting to Islam.

She says, “He knows the power he has over these mindless girls and is using that influence to preach the Islamic faith. It’s dangerous.”

Not only is this completely absurd, it’s cultural bigotry. What exactly is wrong with being Muslim? My BFF is Muslim and he is probably one of the smartest, most awesome people I’ve ever known in my whole life. What gives, Schlussel? We know Katy Perry is Christian, why don’t we go off on her about pushing her “Christian agenda”? Probably because Christianity is the religion Americans are most comfortable with. News flash: America is a melting pot, what ever happened to that?

Look, I know what you might be thinking, on 9/11 something really terrible happened in the U.S. and the people who did it happened to be terrorist of a certain religion. I cannot make this clear enough, those people were religious extremists–emphasis on extreme. Those people were a small group who do not represent the views of all Muslims and definitely not MOST Muslims!

It really devastates me that some Americans feel justified in what is blatant and obvious discrimination because a very tiny group of people did something really heinous. People of all faiths have committed seriously awful crimes, not because of their faith but because those people were misguided in a bad way. Why are we singling out this one group of people?

And the blanket-hate doesn’t stop with Zayn and the Muslim faith.

Just the other day an Iranian-American teenager wasn’t allowed to buy an iPad because an Apple employee heard her speaking Farsi (her native language). The employee thought that because the U.S. has a policy that says no one is allowed to export goods to Iran (meaning a U.S. business cannot sell goods to Iran) he couldn’t sell products to individuals who happened to be of Iranian decent. Clearly this guy got it wrong, but it goes to show how easy it is for people to fall into the trap of cultural bigotry. The girl left the store in tears.

Nothing sets me off more than obvious, unwarranted, senseless hate. There’s nothing dangerous about Islam and no one is trying to brainwash anyone. I’ve had a lot more Christians knock on my door to teach me about their religion than any Muslims. And you know what, if a lot more people embrace Islam because of Zayn’s intensely perfect eyes, that’s quite alright with me.

How do you feel about Islam? Are you Islamic? Do you love Zayn? Let us know in the comments!

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  • iman malik

    That’s fucking false islam is so faith and i’m so sad for peaples who have different religions cause,allah will torture you be muslim be proud

  • imen

    Fuck you mother fucking shit did you have a problem make sure before your dirty thinking islam is true and faith and i’m so proud being a muslim girl we are not terrorist,amirican are . Allah will torture you guys i’m so sad for you by

  • ashley

    he is not brainwashing you god

  • Killuminati

    9/11 was an inside job.

  • lopphe vitrea

    yes I’m female Muslim from Indonesia
    I was very sad when someone carve talent of achievement was accused of being terrorists, pimps Islam and others.
    why is america so afraid to Zayn that in fact only a man in his 19 years.
    america without realizing that she was very afraid of the greatness of the power of Islam. until they gave warnings to the 1D lovers.
    even if there is a 1D fans who converted to Islam. it is options of live . they are is a democratic country. countries that have the freedom to choose.
    so do not ever issued stupid speculation based solely on one-sided viewpoint.

  • 4evrmileyfan13

    Yeah, I get it: Zayn has nice eyes. But “perfect” is a BIT much. :p

  • sharmeen

    hi zayn i love your eyes

  • idil

    FIRSTY zayn isnt brainwashing anyone.He is doing THE SAME thing as other people do.When some celebs write ”Happy Chrismas” its the like zayn’s does.But noone accuses them of brainwashing.And that woman Debbie is Jewish.And Americans are mostly Christian.Whats the point of her to get worried

  • Shadaab

    I am a Muslim and what u said in this article is right, 9/11 and all these “taliban and Al Qaeda” are just a small group of EXTREME people. They don’t represent Muslims at all. And our religion doesn’t kill thousands of innocent people. And what u say about Zayn, well I actually LOLled. How could anyone be so stupid to blame him? He hasn’t even done anything on an interview or whatever to bring people to Islam. Leave us Muslims with your extremism alone, please.

  • Arianna

    I believe that Zayn is just any other boy who believes in Islam… He dosen’t deserve hate and Americans shouldn’t hate him because of this. Zayn is Amazing… And One Direction is Awesome…<3

  • Cindy

    That’s so stupid. Why we should even believe that Zayn is trying to do that,and how he would do such thing!?! Plus I don’t believe so much of that 9/11 thing that were the muslim who did it. Yes, there might be muslims that hate USA,but there’s also more people that don’t even have a religion and hate USA for whatever reason they have. Something that is more important is to know that humans will never find total peace among the world. Like everyone respecting each other’s ideals and other stuff. So I think the best thing to do is to ignore people like that,because saying something so mindless is to gain attention. So don’t let them win your’s.

  • Parul sharma

    Iam a indian girl.I had heard about this article.iam a hindu girl &acc.to me religion does’nt matter.&i respect islam religion