I’d appreciate it if anyone who saw this would be willing to at least signal boost, if not donate. A good friend of mine needs help. It’s not an issue of religion but rather one of culture. Regardless however, she is still very much in danger.
Clicking on the link will take you to the gogetfunding page.
To anyone who wants to give words of advice, hope, etc. Her tumblr is rionkatt.tumblr.com
My name is Afiqah. I am a 19 year old Agnostic lesbian who was born into a Muslim family. My life is under threat.
I had grown up and raised to be Muslim, but I could never accept it. It wasn’t who I am. It isn’t who I want to be. My fmaily has finally realised this and is now threatening serious action against me. I’m not sure if he knows I’m gay. The fact that I’m not as religious as I ‘should’ is reason enough for them.
The most recent encounter with parents led them to ask me about my faith. They asked me if I considered myself a Muslim. I wanted to say no, but then my Dad said something that made me change my mind. He said, and I quote, “Cause if you don’t consider yourself a Muslim, we have a very serious problem and we’d have to take the necessary measures.”
I’m not sure if everyone knows what Islam permits its followers to do to those who stray from the path as far as I did, but to gays, beheading is an option. For lesbians, they would get a hundred lashes.
The punishment for those who “murtad” (no longer believe)… they are to be killed without discretion.
I am scared of dying. I am scared of my parents. I am scared of leaving the girl I love alone because I died.
The girl I love deeply lives in the States whereas I live in Malaysia. I had a plan to get to her while doing my degree in Psychology, but this development has scratched that plan. My parents know the college and would track me down.
I have a friend to help me get to the US, but I need to get out of this house first and foremost. My friend hasn’t contacted me these past few days. Even if she doesn’t contact me ever, I can at least start a new life somewhere else in this country. Away from my parents.
If my friend gets in contact with me, I’d be able to pay everyone back for their kindness. I could move to the States and be with the girl of my dreams.
The breakdown of the goal is as follows;
Rent for a room = 500
Utilities = 100
As most rentals go, I would need to pay a deposit of 2+1 upfront. And the landlord has asked for 100 MYR as a deposit for utilities. So the first month would be;
In USD, 1600 MYR = 522.658 USD
To round it off, USD 525.
As you may have figured, USD 525 isn’t for my plane ticket or any such thing. It is for me to survive so that I can find a way to get to the US without fear of being killed.