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The Muslim on the airplane | Amal Kassir | TEDxMileHighWomen

October 10, 2019


Translator: Rhonda Jacobs
Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Whenever I travel, I carry a little metal box
of Altoids mints because after a four-hour,
7 AM flight, everyone has bad breath, so almost anyone
is willing to take the mint from the Muslim on the airplane. (Laughter) And I know I’ve been successful
when my neighbor turns and asks, “So, what’s your name?” You see, even if there was
an elephant in the room, I’m still the elephant in the room. (Cheer) Yeah! When an elephant
offers you mints on an airplane, I’m fully aware that
it’s not always easy to accept, so when the courageously curious
do pop the what’s-your-name question, I try to make it worth their while. (Laughter) My name is Amal. It means ‘hope’ in Arabic. Most days my name is waitress
at my family’s Damascus restaurant, full-time university student
and then some, pre-law, world traveler, 11 countries. My name is I’ve performed poetry
in eight of those countries. (Cheers) (Applause) International spoken word poet,
unapologetic Muslim woman. Syrian, American, hijabi,
activist, social justice advocate. My name is writer, teacher,
Colorado-born Mile High baby! (Laughter) (Applause) But at the airport,
my name is random search. (Laughter) And on the street, it’s terrorist, sand nigger, raghead, oppressed, and on the news, it’s ISIS, jihadi, suspect, radical. My name is, “Could your Muslim
neighbor be an extremist?” My mama, who wears the hijab,
the Islamic headdress, is often referred to as
“Go back to you country,” but she’s from Iowa! (Laughter) And her nickname is Lisa Pizza. (Laughter) And it does not take more
than a couple questions to figure out that her country
is the Council Bluffs cornfields. (Laughter) But, how would someone
know this without asking? They say the shortest distance
between two people is a story. Well, I elaborate on that to say
that the greatest distance you can travel in the shortest amount of time,
is by asking someone their name. The way we name ourselves
is a reflection of who we are, our declarations, family histories,
the things we believe, the morals we abide by,
our homes, cultures, transformations. Like a Mohammed turned Mo,
or a Lisa Pizza turned Iman. And how we name others, and how,
if, we allow others to name themselves is a reflection of our own declarations, of our courage, and our fear. The malleability of a person’s story
must be self-determined, coming from the lips of the storyteller, not the anchorman, not the megaphone, not even the scarf on her head
or the melanin in his skin, because no one can speak
the names of billions in one breath, unless it’s in prayer, and oftentimes when we generalize,
it isn’t because we’re praying. And when we don’t ask someone their name,
we’re not asking for their story. In the world of mass media
and rampant misinformation, it is hard for anyone, including myself, to deconstruct all these
terrifying stories that we hear. Sometimes, instead of isolating them,
individualizing them, we tend to paint a group of people
with a broad brush, until suddenly, everyone with a hijab on
is a raghead that needs liberating, or everyone with white skin
is a racist cracker, or everyone with black skin
is a fatherless nigger, or everybody who looks like my father
is going to blow up the airplane, or if the killer had a light complexion,
he’s just a mentally fragile lone wolf. And we come to this point where we feel like we don’t even need
to ask people their names because we already gave it to them. In Europe right now,
a monumental name change is taking place that has completely transformed
a humanitarian responsibility. Countries are deporting refugees, but when you watch news coverage, these refugees
are being referred to as migrants. Because let’s face it, deporting migrants
sounds way more reasonable than deporting individuals
who have been forced to flee their country because of persecution,
war, and violence – the United Nations definition of refugee. (Applause) And in naming these people this way, we’ve attributed to them a choice
instead of a circumstance, some economic gain instead
of a desperation to flee a war zone. These little ones
are refugees, not migrants. I took this photo last year
at a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border,
and contrary to popular belief, they aren’t poisons. They’re not here to steal our democracy
or to take over our neighborhoods. They’re people, families who wish that they could go home but have had to make
that home somewhere else. And we’ve come to this point,
where the word ‘migrant’ essentially means piles of brown,
foreign-speaking people, and we end up forgetting
that there was a point where some people would’ve considered
those who looked like this to be migrants as well. (Applause) Right, though? (Applause) And it is in this forgetfulness
that we assume, monopolize on people’s stories,
attribute their race, social class, religions, clothing to the names
that we chose for them. Terrorism is a fine
modern-day example, unfortunately. In the past few years, so much violence
has just spread across our country, but when you watch the news,
there’s always a specification as to whether or not
terrorism was involved, which I think we all know
means the killer looked like this. [Arab dude] Which… (Laughter) He’s a babe! Which must mean… (Laughter) Which must mean that the killer,
of course, pledges his allegiance to this. [ISIS] Right? But correct me if I’m wrong, news coverage
does in fact tend to be a little different when the terrorist looks like this. [Robert Dear, Planned Parenthood Shooter] (Applause) And it ultimately
has us forgetting that terrorism, by definition of terrorism, has always come in all shapes [Ku Klux Klan] and colors. [Timothy McVeigh, Oklahoma City Bomber] (Cheers) (Applause) And what happens when we confine
certain names with certain depictions, wrongfully excluding some
and including others, we end up caging masses of people
under a name that says ‘dangerous,’ even if they’re nowhere near it. Like when we say ‘thug’
instead of 17-year-old black child. [Trayvon Martin] When we say ‘alien’
instead of ‘immigrant.’ When we say ‘lazy poor people’
instead of ‘unequal wealth distribution.’ When we say ‘bomb’ instead of ‘clock.’ [Ahmed Mohammad, clock inventor] (Applause) (Cheers) This man’s name is Craig Hicks. He’s often referred to
as a parking dispute, but his real name is a man who shot
and killed three Americans in their homes, in their heads, execution style
because they were Muslim. His name is hate crime. Their names are Deah, Yusor, and Razan, a 23 year old, 21, and 19. Deah and Yusor were just named
husband and wife, newlyweds, and the three were known
by their loved ones as sons and daughters, brothers,
sisters, students, activists, Instagrammers, tax payers, Americans. But now, their names
are too young to have been taken, their names are rest in peace,
Allah Yerhamo. Hicks did not ask them their name. He assigned it to them
when he assigned them each a bullet, named them a threat to his America,
and as a result, took their lives. This is a photo
on Deah and Yusor’s wedding day. It’s so beautiful. They were killed
before they could even see this. Studies show that during
breaking news coverage, the first story is the one
that sticks, even if it isn’t true. Like during the Paris attacks, when there was talk
that refugees were dangerous because they found a passport, only to later confirm that there were
no Syrians or refugees involved. But when we have such
a huge habit of misnaming people, it’s easy to overlook
these kinds of mistakes. And this is exemplary
of what happens in a culture of fear. In a society that doesn’t ask
one another their names, you end up with the mouth of an anchorman or the mouth of a gun
doing all the talking. On September 11th, 2001, I attended a private K-8 Islamic school, and within the first hours of the tragedy, my school received two bomb threats. The word ‘terrorist’
was not on my spelling list, but all of us kids picked it up
pretty soon after. And in naming us terrorists
amidst this mass tragedy that affected us as Americans too, in the words of Dalia Mogahed, we were not just mourners,
but we were suspects as well. But, a few months ago, me and my very handsome,
white-boy-looking brother named Usama were at the museum
buying planetarium tickets, and an elderly white man
walked up to me and said, “I’m sorry about everything
you must be going through right now. I want you to know that not all Americans
believe what these buffoons are saying.” (Applause) “Yeah, he used the word ‘buffoons!'” (Applause) And he said, “I want you to know
that we stand by you.” Now, had I not been wearing
a little piece of my identity on my head, he wouldn’t have known to tell me this. And even though he didn’t ask me
what my name was, he instead told me his. I have learned from experience
that when someone really wants to know, they will be willing to cross
that threshold of fear and find out that my name means hope. And then, they’ll have the courage
to ask the much more important questions that probably only I can answer, like, “What’s that thing on your head? Were you forced to wear it? Are all Muslims really violent people? Does the Quran
really say to kill all of us? Can you please tell me
what’s up with ISIS?” And these questions,
though seemingly uncomfortable, are how I know that I have been humanized, and are how the courageously curious
know that really, I’m only as scary
as the silence fear festers in. Upon meeting someone new,
we ask their names. We do not assign it to them. And with that name, we are given ancestry, bloodlines and dialects, books and poems, perspectives, wars, struggles,
and survival stories. “What’s your name?”
is such a short distance to cross, but when you ask me, oh, buddy! I will take you from Kuala Lumpur
to Barcelona to Beirut. We’re going to go to Damascus,
to Sydney, to Trinidad and Tobago. I will show you Mecca, my closet with 70-plus
international scarves, the graves of my 31 family members
who’ve been killed in Syria, the coffee shop that I hang out at
and do my homework. But we must have the courage
to claim our curiosity, to go beyond anything we ever knew,
anything we ever feared. But it takes two: the elephant who offers the mint and the one who takes it. (Applause) (Cheers)

100 Comments

  • Reply Knauziuz September 12, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Honestly, Altoids are so good, I'd accept them from anyone.

  • Reply Helene September 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I broke into tears when she showed the wedding picture and told the story

  • Reply منوعات روئ Hadil TV September 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I loved her sooo much

  • Reply Terrie string art Pehrson September 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    ……. BUT, THEY GROW UP BEING TRAINED TO BE ANGRY JIHADISTS AND TAUGHT TO DESTROY THAT COUNTRY, LOVE, KINDNESS AND SAFE HAVEN THAT USA IS STILL THE ENEMY… SAD SICK BUT TRUER THAN TRUTH

  • Reply Nabila Alheshf September 13, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Such a good speaker, such a deep idea.

  • Reply Judgment Proof September 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Why is she wearing the American flag on her head?

  • Reply Tim Winfield September 14, 2019 at 4:56 am

    I could listen to Amal Kassir all day and never tire of her intelligent and poetic spirit. May we all be offered a mint.

  • Reply Suman Nath September 14, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Her speech was a turning point for a lot of nonbelievers. But it was worth watching. Her eyes and smiles are just PURE BEAUTIFUL. God BLESS you.

  • Reply Noure Hadde September 15, 2019 at 3:41 am

    احسنت أيتها الشجاعة احسنت يا أمل 👏👏👏👏👏👏❤ اتمنى من الله ان يحفظك واتمنى ان تكملي نشر ديننا وان تريهم انا ديننا دين السلام والامن وانه دين الحق ليس دين البطش والعداوة وفقك الله 💜💜

  • Reply nur September 15, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Why there is no Turkish subtitle. Please add subtitles in Turkish. Please..

  • Reply MsPennyDrop September 15, 2019 at 11:06 am

    This has to be the most inspiring talk I've EVER heard.

  • Reply Olivia Webb September 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    “But my mom is from Iowa!”
    Me- IM FROM IOWA!

  • Reply The Patriot September 15, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Respect from Bangladesh♥

  • Reply Emad Majdalawi September 16, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Creative

  • Reply Barbara Blair September 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely, spontaneous, profound.

  • Reply Gunther Vincent September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    "Does the Quran really say to kill all of us? " That is THE question !

  • Reply geneveweil September 17, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    What’s she complaining about after supporting such an extremist ideology?

  • Reply Jai Hind September 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    She is a non Muslim by thought but a Muslim by custom and rituals, these people are real hurdle to solve terrorism.. they confuse everyone… these people need to leave Islam.

  • Reply basic core September 17, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    …// .. List of Killings in the Name of Islam:
    Last 30 Days (August- September 2019)

    During this time period, there were 104 Islamic attacks in 19 countries, in which 494 people were killed and 685 injured.
    The religion of "peace": Muslim on Muslim

    Afghanistan

    An average of 74 men, women and children were killed every day in Afghanistan throughout the month of August (2019), the BBC has found.

    The deadliest day for civilians was 18 August, when 112 people lost their lives. Most died in a single incident when a suicide bomber killed 92 people and injured 142 at a wedding in Kabul.

    The Afghan security force casualties: .. 45,000 members of the security forces had been killed fighting the terrorists since late 2014.

    Yemen

    The Hiuties in Yemen, representing the “true Islam” were established in 1990’s . the Houthis' slogan "God is great, death to the US, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam", became the group's trademark.

    The UN report on Yemen: At least 7,290 civilians have died and 80% of the population – 24 million people – need humanitarian assistance or protection, including 10 million who rely on food aid to survive.
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  • Reply XD Gaming September 18, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Such a great talk, i wish people understand this, and anyone notice, she laughs like Elizabeth Olsen

  • Reply toyba worku September 18, 2019 at 5:37 am

    I’m watching you Many times like water. I’m Drink water Every day. And I will see you again you made me cry a lot you are so beautiful and beautiful thank you so much!!!we need you we need more your video
    May Allah bless you and your family.

  • Reply Mary September 18, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Watching this Ted talk for the 10th time and it's still as touching as the first time. one of my favorites ever <3

  • Reply Naveed Bhattti September 19, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Nice and canadaen muslam

  • Reply Phoenix Lord September 19, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I may not be Muslim, but as an Asian who is going through so much

    I understand her words and I will take those words as inspiration.

  • Reply Mohsin Ashraf September 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I'm a Muslim and I am very proud of this great lady.

  • Reply Andrea Marcon September 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    A like for the message! be mlre carefull to give names.

  • Reply basic core September 21, 2019 at 1:47 am

    …// .. TED should ask Asia Bibi from Pakistan to stage and her horrific ordeal dealing with peaceful Muslims.

  • Reply Kilocharlie33 September 21, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Would be better to return Muslims to the land of their DNA origins, the western world is something they only want to loot and enslave the population under a brutal regime, this is clearly seen when looked at worldwide view.

  • Reply basic core September 21, 2019 at 2:25 am

    …// .. And if only the …. ISIS, Al-Quida, Taliban, Hamas, Hizbullah, Boko-Haram, Al-Nusra,, Abu Sayyef, Al-Badr. Muslim Brotherhood, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Palestine liberation Front, Jemaah Islamiyah, Abdullah Azzam Brigades .. would wear the "red-white and blue",.. Ahh,.. problem solved as far as TED is concerned.

  • Reply woytzek bron September 21, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Rubbish

  • Reply Gunther Vincent September 21, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Please beware. A hijab is a religious choice ONLY where there is RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, meaning here and a few other places on Earth (of which NONE is Muslim as far as I know)…

  • Reply ABDUALLAH AL IMRAN September 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you so much Amal, for bringing this subject on TEDX

  • Reply Shehab AbdulKader September 21, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    احا

  • Reply Isman Ismun September 21, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    I'm so happy for her shorts story❤

  • Reply J September 21, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    An example of cowardice.. she doesn't want to talk about Muslim Women because in doing so she must critique Islam and Muslim Men. She's wants to talk about islamophobia and general sexism instead because this requires no introspection of her religion/culture and she gets to criticise western society instead.

  • Reply Sidharth Singh September 22, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Ohhh shut up, I'm about to fall for you ! <3

  • Reply Joko Suwardy September 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    It is so beautiful

  • Reply Pride Princess September 22, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Her laugh is beautiful

  • Reply Md Ksurshed Alam from Bangladesh September 22, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Masha allah

  • Reply Listen and believe, no I will not! September 22, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    ISLAM is right about women …

  • Reply Hope Stropoli September 23, 2019 at 3:04 am

    She’s amazing I love her. My name is Hope so that’s even cooler. I love her message and her personality and her speech was sublime.

  • Reply stephen raj September 23, 2019 at 10:58 am

    i asking one question …….why muslim refugees didnt go to rich saudi arabia or uae or oil wealth muslim countries ? why they want to go to europe and america or canada? ….then why they want to attack their shelters? …..i dont understand.

  • Reply stephen raj September 23, 2019 at 11:05 am

    i asking one question …….why muslim refugees didnt go to rich saudi arabia or uae or oil wealth muslim countries ? why they want to go to europe and america or canada? ….then why they want to attack their shelters? …..i dont understand.

  • Reply stephen raj September 23, 2019 at 11:06 am

    saudi arabia is muslims holy country. but why saudi is not allow inside fellow muslims?

  • Reply Мika Mika September 23, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    It’s my third time of watching this video! I am so in love with Amal’s performance! She is soo cute and I totally agree with everything she said about Muslims. She is the best speaker in Ted Talks !!!!

  • Reply Alexandra Mendes September 24, 2019 at 2:34 am

    This made me cry. Equal rights is a topic that can be explained for years and years.

  • Reply Gizmologist1 September 24, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Started off on the wrong foot with me by desecrating the American flag. I freely admit I wuill NEVER ever trust ANY muslim. They did that to themselves. The imbeciles listening to her do not even realize that she is insulting them and the USA right in front of them.

    All you need to remember about islam is the word taquiyya. It is the islamic practice of lying about ANYTHING to anyone with the sole purpose of promoting islam.

  • Reply Pakistan News September 24, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Amazing voice, beautiful personality and realistic approach ❤ God almighty blessed you

  • Reply Gunther Vincent September 24, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Aren't Hijab and Burqa discrimination ? What would Asia Bibi say ?

  • Reply Schloss Heiss September 24, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I hate respirdahl drugs in my blood.

  • Reply Mariam Rafiq September 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    She is so sharp-minded.

  • Reply Malek Shaban September 24, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    😢😭😭

  • Reply wier do September 24, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I'm proud of you girl ,I'm Muslim too

  • Reply C Ac September 24, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Amal is a bit too american

  • Reply Teri Lynn Varner September 24, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Outstanding TedTalk Amal Kassir. It takes two. I will be sharing your wealth of life experiences and wisdom in my classes this semester. Thank you for Being YOU.

  • Reply pooja mishra September 25, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Didn't liked much boring speech till now on ted

  • Reply Minhajul Latif September 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    No one can speak the name of the billions in one breath unless, it's in prayer….. loved it

  • Reply Gunther Vincent September 25, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Was Asia Bibi invited on TED ?

  • Reply Türk Kahvesi September 26, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Islam is not terrorism,our religion never commands us to kill people.Terrorist organizations are not muslim.

  • Reply Amit Aria September 27, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Amazing , thanks for your incredible speech👏

  • Reply Wolfsschanze September 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    nice brests <3

  • Reply آب و آتش آذرمنش September 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Wish i could like it million times❤

  • Reply Mohamed Fawzan September 28, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Thank you `Hope` for this.

  • Reply Bob Haughey September 28, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Ah, wrapping one's head in a dishcloth. dressing oneself in a potato sack is the beginning, of that wondrous reverting process. A process that takes the empty but levelhead individual out of this modern world of ours all the way back to the 7th century, to becoming a camel riding, tent dwelling, sword wielding, throat slitting desert crossing Arabian want tobe! Oh, to dream of such Arabian knights, their called a thousand and one nightmares! May His Camels Peace Be Upon Your Tent.

  • Reply Péter Rumi September 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

    So cringy… Had to stop after a few minutes.

  • Reply Dd _Ad September 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    جزاكى الله خيرا

  • Reply Khadija Tabreek September 28, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    brilliant!

  • Reply dante dante September 29, 2019 at 2:52 am

    So much beautiful words. And before anything else, I'd like to say that I fully agree with her. The problem comes with Orientals not being so "open-mind". You would never hear things like that coming from them. I mean, it's always Muslims raised in occidental countries who give speeches like this.
    You will never see a Pakistani applauding another Pakistani speaking like she does in this video.

  • Reply Muzammil Khakwani September 29, 2019 at 5:23 am

    She amazing and unbelievable… I love islam

  • Reply Michael Quirk September 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

    What's wrong with islamophobia (an aversion to Islam, a man-made ideology) ? It's similar to anti-communism, that's all…..

    But at least communism doesn't dictate how to enter a toilet…… what clothes to wear or what to eat/drink etc.

    If criticising, condemning and rejecting an ideology isn't allowed it's fascism………
    Believers who cannot tolerate criticism and rejection are weak…. hence the recourse to violence instead of argument….

  • Reply Michael Quirk September 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

    What's wrong with islamophobia (an aversion to Islam, a man-made ideology) ? It's similar to anti-communism, that's all…..

    But at least communism doesn't dictate how to enter a toilet…… what clothes to wear or what to eat/drink etc.

    If criticising, condemning and rejecting an ideology isn't allowed it's fascism………
    Believers who cannot tolerate criticism and rejection are weak…. hence the recourse to violence instead of argument….

  • Reply Shukri Siri September 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    This girl is so full of energy n lights up the stage with her captivating presence..we all could sit for hours listening to her talk n talk..

  • Reply Pinkman September 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    amerikan bayrağı sarmışsın kafana .. you are not muslim

  • Reply Mustybone666 September 30, 2019 at 11:18 am

    It's awesome when Muslims leave out all the yucky parts of Islam.

  • Reply Mustybone666 September 30, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Amal provided 15 minutes of finger pointing to a largely American audience (clapping like Pavlovian lap dogs every time an overused cliché Liberal talking point was uttered)
    without the slightest criticism of Islam or Arab politics.

  • Reply Mustybone666 September 30, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Does Amal ever ponder why Syrian migrants never seem to settle in the Arabian Peninsula?

  • Reply Roasted Coffee Bean October 2, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Her laugh is so cute but 😩😍

  • Reply Michael Jefferson October 2, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Let's face the facts, if a Muslim in a hijab shouts "Akbar Allah" on plane you're half expecting an explosion to follow.

  • Reply Sanas corner October 2, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Love her..

  • Reply big b October 4, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Whatever but you are follower of Islam. Which advocate hate and violence. And your defination is Muhammad prophet is your perfect man and you have to follow it. So stop your Islamic propaganda behind your fancy expression and bubbly girl mascot. Stop fooling people by using taqiya. Instead of taunting others do little introspection. You guys killed millions of people on name of Allah and crying victims? That's really outrageous.

  • Reply Iris October 4, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    just quit Islam

  • Reply Abang Zul October 4, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I'm from Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is my Capital City. I'm a proud Muslim. Peace

  • Reply Thor Odin October 5, 2019 at 5:39 am

    She is too beautiful 😍😍💚💛

  • Reply mikail karli October 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Bu tür üst düzey konuşmaların yapıldığı platformlarda konu İslam olunca lütfen ama lütfen kılık kıyafetinize dikkat ediniz. Çünkü İslam her şekilde en güzeli ile temsil edilmelidir.

  • Reply Amal Abdulrazaq Jarhki October 5, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    We have the same naaaame yaaay
    And she is so charismatic 😊

  • Reply climbeverest October 6, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Because you do dress like an elephant, she is crazy, please make your place look like Arabia, please do not think, Quran has thought of everything for you 1700 years ago

  • Reply Necla Konak October 6, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    😢

  • Reply blink bubs October 7, 2019 at 3:43 am

    humanization is the most important social aspect of meeting new people

  • Reply Steven Zombie October 7, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Why do "They" always play the victim role in Western countries.. In your native land, you have no voice, you will be forbidden to speak to anyone… In Western countries, you are free to do whatever you want without someone telling you the "Do's" & "Don't s". …

  • Reply Saad Alamri October 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Such young lady is a shining example of real Muslim who can express themselves very well so others can comprehend that we’re all alike “Human Begins “

  • Reply Mero Salama October 8, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I am muslim🤗🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

  • Reply Ranfer October 8, 2019 at 4:33 am

    What a lie, what a comedy show. Always Tedx Talks promotes cult of Islam. Who wants learn Islam?
    YT Channel – The Arabian Prophet/message of love/sheikh yourbooty
    Skype – debateTV

  • Reply Asad Ali October 8, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Still 5.4k hates..

  • Reply catherine beauty October 8, 2019 at 10:45 am

    She is wearing a scarf in the shape of an American flag that she loved very much

  • Reply Gunther Vincent October 8, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Could a Christan girl do this finger-pointing TED talk in a Muslim country ? Could Amal herself do this same finger-pointing TED talk in a Muslim country ?

  • Reply idriss ogard October 8, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I wish to be there

  • Reply aya R. October 9, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I want to be her when I grow up! So inspiring!

  • Reply 911WasFake / 21st Century Aesthetics October 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Muslims pork their cousins

  • Reply Johanna Dracona October 10, 2019 at 3:07 am

    This is beautifully eloquent

  • Reply jbawi marka October 10, 2019 at 3:47 am

    اي عربي يصف جنبي

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