SERIOUSLY? At this day and age, this is important? Why is this even important? Why should this matter? Can't we just accept each other as people? What's up with the distinction? Does this make anyone else better than the other?
None of this has any bearing. Of course we are individuals. We have our own differences. We come from different races and family backgrounds. But tribes? Why? I live in the country that has more than 7,000 islands. I get it. But I fail to see why does this has to be such a big deal? We're all just people. We constantly move around places. I don't mind telling anyone where I was born and what city but being asked to explain my tribe and what tribe do my parents belong to is ridiculous and impertinent.
And what's up with this made-up tribe about "Balik Islam"? A made-up tribe for Muslim converts. Whut? Some people have invented this tribe because they dunno where to place them? What the heck is that? I have nothing against Muslim converts, okay? My mom's side are converts and NONE, and I mean NONE OF THEM appreciate being categorized in this made-up tribe concocted by some i-dunno-who.
We're all Muslims here. We're just people. Stop it with the tribes already! Whenever I hear the word tribe, I feel like there's gonna be a war. I mean seriously? Why can't we just accept as to who we are and not isolate people just because they look differently. It's so unfair. We should not even be doing this. It's one thing to respect your lineage and ancestors and family but to rub it in people's faces about which tribe one belongs to? WHAT'S YOUR POINT?
And to those people who irresponsibly flip out "tribal assignments" to anyone who happens to be wearing a veil or wearing Islamic garb in public...you are not spared! Cut it out already! When people do this, it only magnifies their ignorance. It's ridiculous and irresponsible.
I'm so annoyed. Argh!