I was at the gym earlier, and I came across some white dude at the water fountain with script written up both of his arms. I'm often curious about this sort of thing, so I asked him what it was about, and had a closer look.
On closer inspection, he's got loads of Islamic scriptural references there. Told me, "it's the true path to wisdom and the only way to live your life." Fair enough, mate, it's your life.
I was a little worried that he seemed completely baffled when I then said, 'salaamu aleikum to him. (his actual response was a blank stare, and long pause and "wot?")
I can't help thinking this is all going to get him into trouble somewhere down the line. My friend and I had a profoundly negative confrontation with a couple of Saudi lads in a takeaway
chicken outlet in Cardiff, a couple of years back, just because I dared to greet one of the guys in Arabic (as I do sometimes, out of politeness; most people love it), and he got up
in my face about, "what the fuck do I know about his people?" etc.
Anyway, some of the stuff he had written there seemed a bit unorthodox and it's been bugging me since I got back, so I looked it up. One of the things he had written on his arm was about the "Twelve Jewels of Islam"... which is 5 Percenter thing. "The Nation of Gods and Earths". Y'know, Malcolm X's lot. Who are every so slightly black supremacist... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Jewels_of_Islamhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nation ... and_Earths
Initially, the Nation of Gods and Earths was viewed as little more than an off-shoot of the Nation of Islam (NOI). However, while the Nation of Gods and Earths has been characterized as an organization, an institution, a religion, and even a gang, representatives of the Nation teach that it is a culture and a way of living...
The Nation of Gods and Earths teaches that Black people are the original people of the planet Earth, and that they are the fathers (Gods) and mothers (Earths) of civilization. The Nation believes that the science of Supreme Mathematics is the key to understanding man's relationship to the universe. The Nation does not believe in a traditional God but instead believes that the Asiatic Blackman is God [sic] and his proper name is Allah, an acronym for Arm, Leg, Leg, Arm, Head."
TLDR: I met some white guy at the gym with what I interpret as "black supremacist religious tattoos" which I imagine he doesn't fully understand and will probably get him beaten up if he ever goes to the Middle East dressed like that, and I think that makes him a bell-end.