Stop The Genocide

Abdullah Hakim Quick


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Oh all praises to to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.

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And surely the best reward ultimately is for those who have Taqwa. And surely there is no animosity, no ill feeling except for the oppressor.

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And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners, and that Mohammed the son of Abdullah is certainly

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assaulted his way, establish his sunnah to the day of judgment

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as to what follows.

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I begin by reminding myself and you

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have the critical importance of the consciousness of Allah to Allah azza wa jal and that we hear the words of Allah we truly listen to the words of Allah, we truly obey them and we obey the messenger peace and blessings be upon him.

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And Allah subhanaw taala has revealed to us in His mighty book, how you who believe have the consciousness of Allah and speak a straightforward word, he would repair your deeds, forgive you of your sins, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, has surely gained a mighty triumph.

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Oh you who believe.

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Allah subhanaw taala has given us a formula

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that we should decode through our lives. And no matter no matter what happens,

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we remember that there is one mighty in power that ultimately Allah subhanaw taala will bring justice to this world.

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And in our lives, we need to focus on our lives.

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And it is so important right now because every single Muslim with an ounce of Eman in his heart or her heart is feeling pain right now.

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And that pain could turn into rage.

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But Allah azza wa jal tells us

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tells us in the second chapter, verse 183,

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yeah, you had Lavina Amanullah into toquilla Your child law conferred upon where you cafe and constantly RT como yo feiyr.com Wallah Hello, father. Oh you who believe if you have Taqwa. If you have the consciousness of Allah, keep your duty to Allah, then he will grant you a distinction, a four part Allah will give you a photon. And he will he will do away with your evils, and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.

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One of the great scholars of Islam along with others looking into this word, alpha con.

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It is a critical word today as we move toward the Day of Judgment.

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Alpha Pong is to

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to to separate us from battle to be able to separate truth from falsehood. And a mama show. Kenny Rahim Allah told us that for con also means to battle collude. We're Kuwait, Al Bassam. We're hosting al hidayah. Three important qualities that we need right now. Every single Muslim in our lives, Tibetan clue that our hearts become consolidated.

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We are watching this Nevermind the people suffering under the bombs, suffering the pain. We are watching this confusion happening right in front of our lives. Many people read it in the books. They read about the Mongols. We read about the Crusaders.

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We read about the Nazis. But we never thought that this could happen directly in our own lives. And so we have to keep connecting to Allah that our hearts can remain solid.

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is difficult time

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and the second quality for some bizarre

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doubt is insight, the strength of having insight into the affairs there is so much confusion, so much deception in this world and that leads to personal hedaya That is the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala that we need in this time of darkness

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because we are moving towards the day of resurrection

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at break neck speed

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and the Prophet SAW Salem was reported to have said on the authority of NSF and Malik for the LoRaWAN in amama

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what are your terminal fee haha well yeah to kill them fee Haraway better pillow Amara way better call the Alpha waste.

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Yet to kill them fee Pamela Amma RWA met

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the Prophet SAW Selim as reported to have said Verily preceding the false messiah, the Antichrist will be years of deception

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in which the truthful are treated as lions. The Lions are believed

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the trustworthy discredited the treacherous are trusted, and the disgraceful ones speak out. And they asked who was destroyed.

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And the Prophet saw some of them said little wicked men

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who will speak out on behalf of the masses of the people.

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In South Dakota Sula, allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it has come to pass.

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But this Taqwa Allah is rising in the OMA, another 100 Allah, the Ummah is waking up all over the planet, in Europe, in Asia, in the Americas, even down into Chile, in South America, way to the Philippines. In Korea,

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the OMA is waking up this new generation of people is a different generation.

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It's not the bend the knees generation. It's not bow down generation, but it is we are standing up and the more we stand up, the more we have straightforward knowledge, solid Yaqeen reality is the more we will be prepared psychologically and mentally for what is to come.

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And so let's set things straight.

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Especially for the younger generation. Because there are many young people who are not aware of what has happened in the past. There are many people who do not study the history of this region, who are shocked at the information coming over our radios and televisions and elected leaders are shocked by this. But it is in one Nafion it is beneficial knowledge that will open up our eyes.

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Number one

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the Palestinian people

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are the indigenous people of this region. Just like in Canada, we have indigenous people, Eric Chua, we have the Mohawk. We have the different indigenous people who lived for 1000s of years here in Canada.

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Palestinian people

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are the indigenous people of that land.

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And there is recorded proof around 4500 bc

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of the people of Canada, the Canaanites living in this region in 2000 BC. Recorded proof of people are moody in Amorites Phoenicians tribes from Crete from the Mediterranean, coming into this region and settling in this land. So when Nabil Ibrahim alayhi salam established Uppsala,

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the people living around the believers at that time, were the indigenous people. They were the Palestinian people.

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And they took care of this Masjid this area for 400 years.

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And it wasn't till the time of Jewish ah

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because most

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laze around, never went in. But usual was given permission to go in to establish to heat around 1255 BC.

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But the majority of the people living in the region was still the Palestinian people.

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From that time, there were many conquerors that came, Persians conquered. Babylonians conquered Greeks conquered Romans conquered in 63 BC, the Romans officially called the province Philistine

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in 63 BC, they officially called that area to the scene.

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Just after the death of the Prophet SAW Selim when Muslims responded to the Romans and defeated the Romans and opened up this area.

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Khalifa Omar Bradley Allah one

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established worker, he established a trust that the Muslim should be in charge of displays until the day of judgment

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that Muslims are responsible, not just the people in the area, but all over the world are responsible for this area.

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And it wasn't except for a few brief 80 years or so with crusaders until the 20th century, that this land was conquered by the Europeans.

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But still

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Besty for young people in 1917 99% of the territory belonged to the Palestinians 99%

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These are the indigenous people.

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But by 1948, using the powers of the West, Palestinian people with driven out terrible slaughters happen to them until 750,000 people were forced to flee.

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Today there are over 7.2 million Palestinian refugees. Let's get things straight. This struggle did not start two weeks ago.

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It is the largest concentration camp on Earth.

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There are over 6000 Palestinian people in the Israeli jails.

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constant attacks are being done by the sedulous. Every day something is happening to people much to the upside, established by Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam, our Masjid is constantly under attack. And this is not new. This is something that's been going on over and over again. So the present so called War, it is not a war.

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It's a massacre. It is based upon all this oppression that happened in the land and the reality is that I say this to the younger generation for you who will live longer than us.

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You are witnessing

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and genocide has been studied,

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it has been studied

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and there are certain

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points, there are certain stages of genocide. Think about this. There are mass genocides that have taken place in the world. Number one, classification, that the people are classified as the other two are classified according to their race according to the religion according to the ethnicity that has happened now.

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To civilization, symbols of Islam, the hijab, Masjid, so called Word Islamic Jihad, civilization, to put fear in the hearts of people Islamophobic civic civilization, three, discrimination. This is not Muslims that wrote this. These are people who study genocide. The third stage is discrimination, where the people are excluded from civil rights. That is happening right now. For dehumanization equating the people with insects and animals. The defense minister called our people human animals, it's here five organization special malicious groups of dogs, like the sedulous who are organized number six polarization, hate speech propaganda up until our own cities,

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our own elected officials, our boards of education

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In preparation, the victims are identified. They are isolated. And the mass killings are planned. Number eight, persecution,

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which is forced displacement, look at the people being displaced from the northern part of bizarre displays to the southern part of Raza and still bombed.

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Number nine, extermination. And now we're seeing this happening in front of our eyes, and 10

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denial that the perpetrators deny that they committed any crimes. And we see it happening, all the stages of genocide are in place. But we need to be clear with one point, because being Muslim is not an easy thing. We have to be balanced. Our enemy is not to Jewish people.

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It is not Christian people.

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On October 18, over 300 people from the American Jewish community went to Washington DC, they have wrapped themselves up, they have said not in our name. They have been arrested, even some of their rabbis 22 of their rabbis have gone to protest the situation.

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This is some of the things that their own Jewish people can say.

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Not in our name.

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Our blood is the same color. My grief is not your weapon.

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Ceasefire now.

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And they said to President Biden, please investigate over 75 years of ethnic cleansing,

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does not Muslims.

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The Jewish Voice of peace is a national anti Zionist organization,

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Christian people,

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the patriarchs than the heads of the churches in Jerusalem. They said we the patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem joined together in profound solidarity with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, as we bear witness to the criminal act

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that unfolded within the precincts of an Anglican hospital. We vehemently denounced what is going on.

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What should we do?

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We cannot sit still.

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This is a new phase in our existence. Every person has to do something.

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We have to demand that the siege is lifted.

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We have to demand humanitarian aid has to come through the borders to the people right now. It's in front of us. Don't tell me 20 trucks.

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If somebody stabbed you in the back, and then pull the knife halfway out, you're still stabbed. So don't tell me 20 trucks, it's insult to injury.

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We have to speak out. We have to demonstrate and I say this to the young people, especially with strength, we have to demonstrate and it means civil disobedience. Do not destroy property in this country. Do not attack innocent people, but make noise. Make noise. So that could be here in our city.

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We must support advocacy groups. I appeal to you to support the National Council of Canadian Muslims NCCM. They are on the front lines. And they are in need of financial support. Now.

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They're defending us. So those of us who have wealth, find their website, support them,

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as well as supporting Penny appeal. And all of our groups which are helping the innocent people, we have to pressure our political leaders on all levels.

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Stop the genocide

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ceasefire. What is wrong with this? This is not Canadian. This is not civilization. Stop the massacre of people.

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It has to ring louder and louder and louder until our voices are heard our actions will be heard and it's happening all around the world. You're not alone. People all around the world are now rising up. This is an

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we face in our existence. And we have to ask Allah subhanaw taala above all, to have mercy upon all those who are dying under the bombs. May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy on the children of Palestine and the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanaw taala give dignity and honor to the women of the Ummah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanaw taala raise up strong men, strong leaders in the Muslim world to take our confused political leaders from darkness into light. And may Allah accept us. May Allah accept the Shahada. May Allah accept a modest who have fallen into Gaza who have fallen in Palestine in the West Bank? May Allah accept

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them and send their souls directly to paradise to Jana till fifth dose? And may Allah have mercy on us that we can be strong enough to stand and move in backup. Apollo call the other one stock for Lolly welcome. Well, he started he musta mean him in Columbia iStockphoto you know who who have a photo of him?

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So that moto moto moto law

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That demonize us or cell phone brains now that demonize us. Terrorism and its naked pure form just means when mass violence is carried forward, driven by a specific political ideology and the political ideology driving mass murder is what? Who knows.

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What is it? What is the brother? What's the name of this allergy start to the Z? Zionism Zionism is the ideology that is driving the genocide in Gaza. Right in what is Zionism? There's a lot of

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myths as to what Zionism is, there's a lot of misunderstanding as to what Zionism is. I don't have much time, but I'm gonna break it down for you. Right I've read all the books, I've read Edward Sayid, I've read all the scholars

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who've broken down this ideology, and what it actually means, you may be surprised to know that Zionism was born as a secular ideology.

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It wasn't rooted in religion. It wasn't rooted in Judaism, the organization that spearheaded Zionism, and that established a modern Zionist state, the state of Israel was called the World Zionist Organization rooted.

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It was led by a number of a cabal, right, a secret sort of society,

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of white men, white secular men, who decided that they wanted to establish a secular state of Israel, atop the heads of Palestinians who had lived there for centuries.

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What is that what this is called, and this is the language I want you to use, when you talk about this, on your timelines on social media to friends, this is called settler colonialism. This is when a foreign power,

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invades, settles and then displaces in indigenous power. We've seen this before. We've seen this before it my country, the United States, we call it manifest destiny, right, this idea that these white guys from England, right, they believe divinely that, you know, God gave them the authority to travel 1000s away from home, kick off

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these indigenous tribes and nations who had settled the soil and developed it,

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raise children, but it was their entitlement. They believed through God. Right? They didn't see Islam as a bonafide religion then. Right. They didn't see Indians as fully fledged human beings. They call them savages. So they exterminate all right, they genocided them all the ethnic, ethnically cleanse them all right, until there was like 5% of them left and they push them on to reservations. The history here in Canada was settler colonialism isn't dramatically different. Right? It's a story of a similar tone and a similar tenor.

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Country free was a sovereign nation, since before machinery was a sovereign nation.

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They lived there before there was ever such a thing as the United States, or Canada, or the State of Israel. All of these governments now that are conspiring, giving money endorsing financing, facilitating whatever words you use, to justify ethnic cleansing based on the same stereotypes based on the same tropes

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that have been Palestinians are uncivilized. They said that about the Indians, right?

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The Ottoman Palace things are warmongering, and backwards and violent. They said that about the Indians

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Ottoman Palestinians would be unable to make the desert bloom right, they wouldn't be able to maximize the potential in the capacity of the land. They said that about the Indians, they said about Africans in Africa, they say it about everyone who doesn't look them and believe like them. This is the same story, but a different chapters. We've seen it happen in history over and over and over and over again, to people who have our skin complexion or darker skin complexions or who believe in our faith.

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But every single time these stories have been on the wrong side of history. They've been on the wrong side of history. Let me share something with you and many of you may know I'm a law professor I teach law for a living young don't know that they just they just think I'm this dude on spends too much time on social media. But social media is powerful, right, the first, the first post I put up

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when they invaded the Gaza was a quote from Malcolm X. Malcolm X is one of my heroes, right? Malcolm X is not even arguably but the most prominent, famous most

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slim in North American history, maybe Muhammad Ali rivals, but those are the two. And they're both my heroes, right?

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I'm 40 some years old and I've spent my entire life researching this stuff, writing about Islamophobia

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in fully understanding that one of the most powerful outlets, one of the most powerful mechanisms that perpetuate the demonization of our people, whether Palestinian or Pakistani, whether African American,

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or Arab,

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whether Uighur Muslim or Rohingya is the media, right, in three, six decades before the war on terror. And before we see what's unfolding right now in Palestine, Malcolm X had it right. He wrote the book, he saw what was coming. Right. He wrote, if you're not careful, the media will have you loving those people do the oppressing and eating the people being oppressed.

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You guys have heard that before.

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That was the first post I put up, boom was going to happen.

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I knew what the next days and weeks were going to look like as the propaganda machines. I'll be frank with you, right, we're seeing in very graphic stark naked form these bombs falling to top hospitals. And then they're blaming us for doing it. Right. We're seeing the bombs falling atop churches and mosques to churches and 24 hours. And brothers were all Muslims in this room and Hamdulillah. But me, I'm just as angry is when they bomb a church is when they do a mosque. Just as angry.

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I knew what was going to happen that before

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the actual war that conventional war rolled forward, the propaganda war was going to begin first. Right, CNN and MSNBC and Fox News and the BBC and CBC. All of them were going to begin with

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propaganda, sowing the soil to enable the State of Israel to do we're doing right now.

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They're gonna submit these stereotypes and tropes that all Palestinians are Hamas, right? That Israelis are the victims.

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Right? I made the mistake. And look, I'm part of the reason I took to social media. And I'm on platforms like Instagram and Twitter. I don't like doing it to be honest with you. I'm it's not what I enjoy doing. Right? I'd rather be

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watching sports or visiting my family. But I do it because I have to do it. I do it. Because I know that Western media outlets, the corporate media outlets are not only unfair to us, that's an understatement. That's an understatement. They're fully invested in our nation. They want to make us look bad. They want to say we're terrorists. Want to say that that isn't our land.

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They want to affirm in legitimize lies,

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that enable these militaries to kill and bomb our people and collateral damage. who raise your hands who seen videos or images of young babies charged by what phosphorus, who seen videos and images of young children being injured and killed? Who seen images and videos

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of elder grandmothers and grandfathers walking the streets being by themselves in the world?

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They see collateral damage. To me the most painful thing is they call our children human shields. They can't even honor us in death, to say these are fatalities. These are victims of these bombings. You don't want to call it a genocide. Cool. I'm with you. Don't do it. Don't do it. But at least victim I bet but at least humanize who are killed.

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And I know black people in the room are not surprised by this. Because that's what they did the Trayvon Martin, that's what they do with George Floyd, right.

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Part of the design of ethnic cleansing part of the project of genocide is to dehumanize the individuals before they're killed.

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Because if you accomplish that, then no one's gonna have sympathy or compassion for the kill people. They're actually they're actually going to applaud it

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and desire it, because they view them through the lens of terrorism in the instance of Arabs and Muslims, and they view our black brothers and sisters shot down on the streets of places like

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Minneapolis Detroit where I'm from

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all across the United States but also in Canada, through the lens of criminality. If you if you dehumanize the person first, you've already succeeded in the subsequent project of shooting them down and killing them. What am I? What am I my heroes is Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Anybody who wishes please raise your hands if you don't know who it is young people, please read Mahmoud Darwish, young people in the room. It's high time for you to read our giants read our intellectuals read our thinkers. Know that language. Mahmoud Darwish has this beautiful quote, and it's something that I've lived by. This has been my slogan for the last 13 days since Gaza has been bombed. Darwish

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row. If you live, live free,

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or die like the tree standing up

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or die like the trees, standing up. The olive tree in Palestine has tremendous symbolic significance. It's a metaphor for the people, how deeply rooted they are in the land. how strong the trunks are,

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how far stretching the branches are.

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They signify that even though you've dehumanized, displace these people,

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they're not going anywhere. And this week, I told myself,

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and trust me, I'm under a lot of risk. I've gotten death threats

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20s 3040 by the day, some of these Zionists and Islamophobes and I got a lot of enemies because I Yanni I choose all the wrong issues to champion, right Hindutva the Chinese because I talk about the Uighur Muslim genocide as well. I've gotten Deathrun after death threat. This week, family members have gotten texts and direct messages. Two nights ago, I got it, I got a DM in my Instagram,

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from an anonymous photo, showing the photo of the front the entrance of the apartment building that I live in with two words that say be careful.

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Right. So I know that part of the game is silenced, silencing us suppressing our voices, making sure that people like me, don't take the time

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to share the images to share the narratives that have been buried for so long.

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You know, I'm not gonna lie to you, right? I'm Hamdulillah I think I'm a strong guy like I'm getting older. So I'm not as strong as I once used to be. I'm not somebody who cowers under fear. Right? But I have family members.

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And sometimes I think twice Should I post this? Am I putting myself or my mother or my sister or my loved ones in jeopardy if I do this.

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But as soon as that thought

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creeps into my head

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I think about these brave journalists and Kazaa

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you guys have all seen the really courageous in this brother man and you know in sha Allah and he stayed with us for a long time. Brother Martinez is isaa that brother has done transformative work.

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And bringing our stories and bringing what's happening in real time in Reza to the forefront.

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That brother and he's a friend now.

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He was missing for 10 hours.

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And I thought did this bomb at this hospital take his life that did a rocket take his life, did a sniper shoot him down. Because if I'm getting these threats, if I'm getting this pressure, that brother is getting it a hundredfold.

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And he's still going forward. And he's still standing. And he's still posting. And he's still showing images in real time of children being rescued from the rubble.

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If he's putting his life on the line, in the very heart where war is taking place.

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And I can't put my life on the line in the comforts of the United States. Robot War meal and hot water. No threat of electricity

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not trying to minimize my threat. It's there. But it's 100 Full for that brother.

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He's Muslim, I'm Muslim.

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Right? It's only hunts from a law that I live here and he lives there could very easily be the reverse. I'll share a story with you guys. I don't share the story much publicly. And please cut me off. I

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I'm a professor. So I talked for a long time, feel free to cut me off. When I was young, I'm half Lebanese.

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When I was young, we spent two years living in Lebanon during the Civil War. Everybody remember young folks you may not remember, but there was a civil war in Lebanon through the 70s. In the 80s, Israel got involved because the PLO moved into Lebanon into Beirut and set up their headquarters there. I lived in Beirut at that time, from 86 to Ada, some of the most intense years of fighting for that war, I vividly remember. And whenever I see images of war, whenever I see children being killed and being maimed, I vividly have memory still today, and I may even have PTSD. I don't know maybe, almost probably have some degree of PTSD, right. But I vividly remember the sound of Israeli

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jet soaring above our building, I vividly remember the sound of sirens, foreshadowing and signaling that an attack was taking place. I remember how it felt to sleep in to sleep in shelters. When bombs were considerable. I vividly remember seeing homeless kids selling Chiclets gum on the street to make it and to make it into the next day. I vividly remember seeing men who have lost their legs, tying themselves to skateboards to make it around the city. I vividly remember

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1560 year old mothers with hijab, selling whatever they could on the street, being stripped of their dignity any woman at that age should be at home with their children and grandchildren, living a peaceful life. But I remember what these wars did in decimating and humiliating our people. I remember this and because I remember this, and remember more, it drives me to speak, confront the threat, and raise a Palestine to the people of Gaza and every in any way that I can, and I'm only here today.

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Do the same, our dean gives us the greatest blessing, which is a commitment to racial justice, to social justice, and to equality, especially when those who are being pummeled by it are the most vulnerable, violated, and oppressed people in the world.

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If you don't do something or say something, I'm gonna be frank with you. Okay.

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If you don't do something, say something, donate something.

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You're enabling Jedi.

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That's a hard line position. I know. But we brothers and sisters, we're at a moment

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in history, where you have to take a sigh You have to take aside of some kind

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whether it's us if you have somebody with a with your somebody with a mass following post speak up. If you're somebody with millions and millions of dollars, donate to make sure that the water that is being depleted in Hazard, the electricity that has been depleted, can be tended to if you're somebody who is a corporate executive, and has access to individuals who are not Muslims in those spaces, move and mobilize them whatever is you can do we have to do something because we're staring genocide in the face. And if we don't do something, the listing and people may not no longer exist on that plot of land. So close by saying I'm here and I'm proud to be here with Penny appeal Canada.

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Right. All of us should be not only donating the penny appeal Canada, but uplifting this organization for being a robust and strong vehicle for uplifting the Palestinian people. Thank you so much Islam

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Muslim country

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what they have done some

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time to answer questions

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on it