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Is there any way I can look less Muslim?

It was only when I visited Thailand that I started to realize that I actually look very Muslim to so many people...

In Bangkok Airport there was this wonderful section for street food where I found this meal appealing

So I asked the lady working in the restaurant:
[quote] is this chicken? 馃憖 [/quote]

She responded:
[quote]No, it's pork [/quote]

[quote] 馃槸 Nice! Can I have one meal please?[/quote]

[quote]Sir, it's pork [/quote]

[quote] ok, can I have one[/quote]

[quote] sir.... It's pork... 馃槵 [/quote]

[quote] ok, I understand. Can I have a meal please 馃ズ [/quote]

.... This went on and on for some time... I didn't understand what was happening, but I think we both were about to start crying...

The lady obviously got so stressed too, because she had to cut a boiled egg in half in the process of preparing the meal, while doing so, her hands where shaking and she dropped both halves on the ground. She picked another egg, cut it into two halves but accidentally drops them again on the ground... I remember she wasted a total of 3 eggs while preparing my meal...

I asked multiple of my friends from other countries and they confirmed that I look very Muslim, especially to Asians. Even on dating apps it seems that I usually match with more Muslims than non-Muslims 馃槶

Not trying to start any religious drama, it's just that a non-Muslim man cannot date a Muslim lady, it's a complete deal breaker so it's just awkward.

And I don't wanna be denied pork 馃槶
Have some t-shirts made.

"I know I look Muslim but I'm not. I eat pork.

(Some of my best friends ARE Muslim. It's me that isn't.)"
@Mamapolo2016 I should probably do that
@Mamapolo2016 OR a big picture of BBQ on the front of the shirt!

@4meAndyou I don't think I like BBQ anymore.
HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA that conversation 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃槅馃槅馃槅
@Dewms Ikr?? 馃槶馃槀馃槀馃槀 It's so funny
@SW-User frustrating !!! just gimme my damn pork 馃槶馃槶馃槶馃ぃ
I heard somewhere that Muslim men, (mostly), wear beards. If you are clean shaven you would not look like someone who follows that religion.

You could ALSO wear a religious symbol, like a cross...and that is a telltale sign.
This is weird. There's Muslims from a lot of different races. Regardless, why would she be stressing over your order?
@NickiHijab Yes, but apparently people in many countries don't know that not all middle Easterns are Muslims. idk why she was so nervous about it tho. Maybe because she might get in trouble, maybe she has been specifically trained to avoid serving non-halal food to Muslims
dontbekoi36-40, F
@SW-User I'm thinking she was Muslim and she thought of you as a "kindred spirit" - of sorts?
Miram31-35, F
It is your eyebrows. So thick like mine. If we shave them, we don't look Muslim anymore.

Let's do this.
@Miram I had an Argument with chatGPT and I think it really resolved to that, thick eyebrows, black and thick facial hair too
@SW-User Dammit, I must shave too
Spica31-35, F
Tattoos for one. Or maybe just tell them that you are not
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deadgerbil22-25, M
Idk how you can look less Muslim. You really can't change your actual appearance, so maybe your clothes? Idk

But it seems like you might just have to acknowledge to them that "although I look Muslim, I'm not" when this situation comes up
@deadgerbil idk I tried shaving my beard but I've been told that I still look Muslim
deadgerbil22-25, M
@SW-User yeah it's probably your facial features and skin tone since you come from the middle east

People shouldn't assume but there's nothing you can really do about that aside from being straight forward and saying that you aren't Muslim
Ditch the headscarf?
@PepsiColaP I don't wanna look religious neither tho
I wouldn't be offended if somebody laughed about this story btw. I find it funny myself
Budwick70-79, M
Step one - leave Thailand - go some place where you can order what ever you want.
馃ぃ that's pretty funny actually ... what's the food in the pic?
@Lilymoon It's some nice sweet pork with rice
What are you suppose to look like?
@DarlingSelah I wanna look like someone you should serve pork without questioning it
Wear a necklace with a cross 馃槂
I may have a solution...
MrBrownstone46-50, M
Eat bacon.
It's silly how people correlate uncorrelated things 馃槳
You look like your plate..and two veggies ?
Plenty of Muslims eat pork...
What does a muslim look like? I get called Arab or Pakistani quite often.
@V00doo That's what I'm trying to figure out 馃槄 honestly I'm not sure, but people still confirm that I look "very Muslim"!

I've surveyed many 馃槀
Miram31-35, F
@V00doo @SW-User I swear, it is our eyebrows.
They are just too bushy not to belong to prophets.
@Miram YES!
I feel this as a white dude when I order it extra spicey at an Indian restaurant.
Starcrossed41-45, F
@MethDozer my kid's dad on several outings "no, I actually want Asian level spice- thanks"
@Starcrossed they never believe us.
Wear a cowboy hat and speak with an exaggerated fake american accent

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