I’m seriously contemplating shaving off my beard this weekend. I haven’t been clean shaven in over a decade, but in recent weeks I’ve had more than a few people approach me, and bid me “as-lam ma lakam”…………. Now I’m not necessarily bothered by being mistaken for a muslim, but it’s not really the look I’m trying to project. That coupled with the prospect of getting on a plane to Italy in a few days and being perceived as a fundamentalist………… well.
“Allah forgive me”