It was a little over two years ago when Naseeb
was birthed into the internet world. Aiming to be the Muslim equivalent of Friendster
, and seeking to unite millions of desperate Muslim souls together in matrimony, it shot out of the gates with great vigour, gaining a good following and become a tool for young Muslims to meet, chat, and in some cases stalk one another.
Indeed, things were going well for Naseeb, and it continued to add features, including one that allowed members to submit articles. These would range from inspiring to stupid, but by and large, the new addition was a solid one that added to the attractiveness of the site.
And then what happened?
For beginners, Naseeb sold out big time. Not content to make money off of shoddy advertising, the owner of Naseeb decided to give added benefits to members who paid, fair enough, many websites have such systems. This did of course result in the banning of the infamous Borat character, who was a creation of a friend of mine (he can still be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
). Borat of course was one attraction to the Muslim meat market, he would add random friends, and then write them funny testimonials, his banning led to a solid number of defections from Naseeb in protest.
From there, things only got worse. Sending messages was next to bend over to the capitalist monster, people would now have to pay to simply say hello to another member. And then, rules were instituted that forced members to agree to a legal statement affirming that they really knew their online buddies, or face some sort of punishment for violating privacy rules. If that wasn't bad enough, the sell-outs at Naseeb began charging over $5 to send some crappy virtual flowers to other members.
This of course, was nothing, compared to the behaviour of the brain trust behind Naseeb. The forum given to members for artistic expression was handed over to cronies and close friends of the braintrust, in order to spew out rather shoddy propaganda for Progressive causes. One being the infamous Muslims for Bush, and their giddy founder, known to Naseebers as HassanDaddy (really).
Not only that, but Naseeb's brain trust becames so delusional, that it began to take aim at ISNA, which for the unintiated, is one of the largest and most important Muslim organizations in the United States. Naseeb decided to hijack the yearly ISNA convention (a meat market in itself), and hold a counter meeting, which was only attended by a double-digit number of people. All this of course, coming after a rather weak campaign to portray ISNA as a bully, via articles that were taken up by Dajjal's mouthpeice at MWU.
What the future holds for Naseeb is not difficult to predict. It will continue to suck money out of gullible, and lonely souls. Some people will meet through it, but due to the greed of it's backers, it has neutered itself and is not what it could have been. Instead, it is a collection of mostly 30-year olds, still living with their parents, or just graduated from Caribbean medical schools, looking for some love, and a way to not get a slipper in their mouth from their mother by marrying a non-Muslim.
The greatest sadness of this entire debacle is that these poor souls must suffer.