Saturday, October 29, 2005

"funny, you don't look moorish"

Even though I use the term "modern-day Moor" I should probably clarify that I'm not from Morocco. Also, although I think the movement is interesting from a cultural perspective, I'm also not a part of Moorish Science which has a distinct Circle 7 Koran as their scripture. I explain what I do mean by "Moorish". elsewhere on the blog.

5 comments:

Laury Silvers said...

I like to say that I am a Maroon-American after the free Maroon communities of slaves, indentured servants, natives, etc... So much of that history is imagined, mythic, we know so little, but it tells a myth I want to tell for myself.

Abdul-Halim V. said...

hmmm... what does it mean to tell a story for yourself and consciously see it as a myth?

Sharks said...

So what's exactly a modern MOOR?! i started reading on "Moorish Science Temple of America"...n' i was going like "what the hell is that all about?!!!"...

a friend of mine gave me a CD for a new Danish hip hop band "Outlandish"...so far i like them but the word MOOROS is repeated like hundreds of times in their songs...so what is it exactly?...i need an insider info.

Abdul-Halim V. said...

hmm.. the different uses of the term "moor" aren't necessarily refering to the same thing. When I use it, I basically mean Afro-Hispanic Muslim.

Anonymous said...

Now this is funny ;)