61 – Al-Shabaab reasons behind the Westgate Saga

Faaik Gamieldien

Channel: Faaik Gamieldien

Episode Notes

share this pageShare Page

Jumuah No. 61

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:00--> 00:00:03

hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah who wanted

00:00:05--> 00:00:05

me to be here?

00:00:07--> 00:00:16

When I was with him and surely unforeseen amin sejahtera Molina, Maria de la palma de la la la, la la de la,

00:00:17--> 00:00:19

la la la la la la la la sharika.

00:00:21--> 00:00:56

Mohammed and Aveda who are a solo salvaterra he was Salam O Allah he was he was heavy woman without he did a bad blood brothers just in Islam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Allows Muhammad alswamitra speaks in the Holy Quran Allah says Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim Yeah, he will Edina Manu injure Converse upon beneva in Fatima Yano. And to Cebu Coleman v Johanna tin. For those of you who fall to Nardini Sokoloff, Colorado it

00:00:57--> 00:01:12

allows for Hanukkah that speaks to us in Surah Al Hayat the 49th surah of the Holy Quran, verse number six last part Allah says, You are Latina Manu, are you people who believe the people of faith people have a man

00:01:14--> 00:01:16

in a confers upon be number one.

00:01:17--> 00:01:20

If a person without full character

00:01:22--> 00:01:27

a person know not to be truthful, comes to you with any news.

00:01:28--> 00:01:32

Fatima Yano allows for analysis, then you should

00:01:33--> 00:01:59

find out what the truth is before you accept what he says. You should try and establish what is the truth. Don't just take a five six word for what he says. And to see more Coleman bidjar Latin allows foreigner says because if you just take people's words at face value, if you assume that what the person says is the truth, and to Cebu coven, which

00:02:00--> 00:02:02

you may find that

00:02:03--> 00:02:06

you have done something in ignorance

00:02:07--> 00:02:35

for two Sui hawala for our community, and what happens, you may relay the message over to others. And you will find that you will be disintegrate after that you will regret a lot. There'll be a mighty regret when you accept news from all and sundry, and accept it to be the truth and relay that information to others. And you will find at the end, that the information given to you at the beginning was not the correct information.

00:02:37--> 00:02:39

So tobiano uttarayan.

00:02:40--> 00:02:49

To make clear, to find out the truth is a first order of business when it comes to news in any news that you may hear.

00:02:50--> 00:02:59

Today, inshallah, I want to talk a little bit about the Westgate Mall tragedy that happened in Kenya.

00:03:01--> 00:03:01

Now,

00:03:05--> 00:03:14

I would like to say, right from the beginning, right from the introduction, that we as Muslims,

00:03:15--> 00:03:16

and indeed,

00:03:17--> 00:03:18

any other person,

00:03:21--> 00:03:25

we have no other choice, but to condemn

00:03:26--> 00:03:35

the manner and the way in which this tragic incident took place. And the tragic loss of life that people suffered.

00:03:37--> 00:03:38

And when I looked at the

00:03:41--> 00:04:01

television and the news broke on the television, I was sad and very sad. I mean, I put myself in a situation where I find myself in a situation like that in a bowl, and suddenly all hell breaks loose and people lose their lives. People get shocked people to take an oxygen can imagine the kind of chaos it must have rained at the time

00:04:02--> 00:04:07

in the Westgate Mall in Kenya. Now, the way that

00:04:09--> 00:04:17

we are informed about these things were informed about this senseless violence of course, and senseless hostages being taken.

00:04:19--> 00:04:29

The media tells us how to respond. By the way they take the pictures, by the way, they film the scenes, we are almost

00:04:31--> 00:04:41

it's almost certain that every single person looking at it will have a negative impression very negative impression what has happened.

00:04:43--> 00:04:43

And

00:04:45--> 00:04:48

if we only accept on face value, what we see

00:04:50--> 00:04:59

we not only are not true to ourselves and to to the Quran, it says we must make sure of what has happened and the background to what has happened but

00:05:00--> 00:05:04

We also disrespect the people who are killed. And we allow the media.

00:05:06--> 00:05:11

And of course, the criminal governments who support that media to monopolize

00:05:12--> 00:05:19

the narrative around the attack which took place a grotesque attack, which played took place in Nairobi.

00:05:20--> 00:05:33

And what comes through very clearly, both in the newspapers and on the television and radio, is that you can almost feel and sense the undercurrents of Islamophobia that comes through.

00:05:35--> 00:05:42

This is not just about people committing a crime, but it's about holding the whole Muslim world hostage.

00:05:43--> 00:06:03

It's like saying to us as Muslims, you are the people who are responsible for this. It is your religion, religionists, your co religionists, your co Muslims that is perpetrating this, you should take responsibility for this. So it makes us all victims

00:06:05--> 00:06:36

of the perception that non Muslims have of Islam and Muslims. So immediately, the link is made to terrorism. And the link is made to the Koran. And the whole idea of Islamophobia is spread that Muslims are these vile people that perpetrate these senseless acts of terror, senseless killings, and they should go and hide themselves in a big deep black hole and cover themselves up and never return back to the earth.

00:06:38--> 00:06:40

And of course, it creates a sense of

00:06:42--> 00:06:47

overwhelming hopelessness, sometimes in the heart of a Muslim.

00:06:50--> 00:06:54

It makes sometimes Shere Khan comes on and makes you think and say,

00:06:56--> 00:06:58

you know, how is it possible?

00:07:00--> 00:07:29

that a person who declares the Kalam of La ilaha illAllah? How is it possible for people who follow the Noble Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala? How is it possible for people to commit such crimes? How is it possible for people who, having read the history for example, and we don't have to go far away from having metal alaris we take an example of our Marina

00:07:30--> 00:07:36

de la noir de who, after he was stabbed with a poisoned knife.

00:07:39--> 00:07:41

Leading Salah fudger in Medina

00:07:42--> 00:07:43

came and stabbed him

00:07:44--> 00:07:47

with a knife that was dipped in poison.

00:07:48--> 00:07:51

And our evil hottub was carried hope.

00:07:53--> 00:07:57

Put on his bed in the face. And he was delirious obviously.

00:07:58--> 00:08:10

And when he regained his consciousness, the first thing you asked was not who stabbed me. And whether you arrested the person. The first question he asked was

00:08:12--> 00:08:13

how some Muslims The

00:08:15--> 00:08:18

first question you asked was, did the mostly spray the

00:08:19--> 00:08:25

first question you asked. Then you call for a scribe and dictated his wall

00:08:26--> 00:08:29

or rather his instructions to the next Khalifa.

00:08:31--> 00:08:38

And the final insertion into the instruction was the following. The final clause in his instructions was the following.

00:08:39--> 00:08:49

That he directs Muslims and Muslim rulers to treat non Muslims with equity and complete justice.

00:08:50--> 00:08:55

Not to oppress them not to interfere in their religious in the religious practice.

00:08:58--> 00:08:58

Not

00:09:00--> 00:09:11

to enslave them, to allow them to build their synagogues in their churches, to allow them full freedom under the Muslims. This is the legacy

00:09:14--> 00:09:21

that comes from the sons and daughters that studied at the feet of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

00:09:22--> 00:09:25

And this is the legacy that Islam has in the world.

00:09:26--> 00:09:29

That when we were the the leading nation in the world,

00:09:31--> 00:09:36

Christianity flourished under Islam. Judaism flourished under Islam.

00:09:37--> 00:09:44

Not like the Christians when they took over when they when the Crusades came from Europe to reconquer Jerusalem,

00:09:46--> 00:09:59

on the way from Paris and all these places to Jerusalem, they killed every single Jew they found on the road. Every single Jewish child, woman and men was slaughtered.

00:10:01--> 00:10:05

And when they came to Jerusalem, they put every Muslim to the sword and every Christian

00:10:07--> 00:10:15

It was said that blood reached the ankles of the Crusaders and reached Jerusalem. That was the example that they set.

00:10:16--> 00:10:22

And so keeping that in mind, we should not feel that this this is not part of Islam.

00:10:25--> 00:10:27

These are not Muslims

00:10:30--> 00:10:33

that are practicing Islam at the time when they did this.

00:10:37--> 00:10:39

But I think it's important for us

00:10:41--> 00:10:46

to have some understanding of the background to the Westgate Mall massacre

00:10:49--> 00:11:12

and to be able to understand that and to understand who our Shabaab is in who knows, you know, the word Shabbat beans youth, Shabbat means young people are Shabaab means they're young people. That's the name that they that they have, obviously, because they consistent are they consistent today of a group of young Somali men and women?

00:11:14--> 00:11:20

To understand this, we need to understand where this was nurtured where it comes from.

00:11:21--> 00:11:24

How did this begin? Where did it start?

00:11:26--> 00:11:28

And it basically starts in America.

00:11:29--> 00:11:31

It starts

00:11:32--> 00:11:34

in the armaments factories of America.

00:11:36--> 00:12:08

You might have heard of the Fortune fortune 500 fortune 500 of the 500 richest people in america because the full the Wall Street 500 all these people are Americans capitalism, lovey dovey Eric, in what is their main job. They own the arms factories that produce the drones, the tanks, the airplanes, the missiles, they produce all the armaments that is thrown all over the world, tanks, planes, they're the richest people in the world and all Americans

00:12:09--> 00:12:13

and their job as capitalists

00:12:15--> 00:12:23

and producer producers of arms. Their job is to see that war continues in the world,

00:12:24--> 00:12:36

that America should always see to be the biggest nation that can be arms and can solve the problem of the world through arms. And we know that that is a great fallacy

00:12:37--> 00:12:51

that no problem in the world has ever been solved through the use of arms. America is more than 1000 military bases throughout the world more than 1000 military bases throughout the world, they have nuclear weapons.

00:12:53--> 00:13:13

They have the biggest anti ballistic missile system. They have 1000s of tanks and planes and bombers, our modern Special Forces killer teams, the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, they massacred civilians all over the world, mainly in Pakistan with the US drones, also in Somalia with the US drones.

00:13:16--> 00:14:03

And the CIA, the Central Intelligence Agency of America, which is a spy center of America, they use this war military complex, use it not only to spy on their own people to spy on the rest of the world, but also to spy on their own people. America has got 800,000 people, American citizen to spy only on American citizens. We know I mean, the Snowden affair has brought it to the fore. This is not secret. This is World News. headline news, that America 800,000 people are employed full time to tap the phones, the cell phones. Remember every transaction you make with your credit card.

00:14:04--> 00:14:07

Every single time you swipe your credit card.

00:14:08--> 00:14:11

The transaction goes via New York

00:14:13--> 00:14:33

center of all the credit card transactions go by New York. So America is a way of every single transaction that you and I make no matter where we are in the world. Every single transaction is monitored. And nowadays is not difficult to monitor the internet and whatever else they is in the way of in the way of communication.

00:14:34--> 00:14:40

The CIO of the CIA funds as you know, the the Egyptian army.

00:14:41--> 00:14:47

It funds the ISI, which is the spy agency of Pakistan, who in turn,

00:14:48--> 00:14:59

funds the Taliban in in Afghanistan. I mean, it's really a very confusing picture. These are supposed to be the enemies funded by the enemy yet

00:15:00--> 00:15:07

Funding continues. Because it is in the interest of America to do this kind of confusion in the world.

00:15:10--> 00:15:35

There are two things that puts a country into the radar in the eyesight of America. Two things a contest to do. First, the country has to be pro Islam. And secondly, the country has to be anti American, either one of the two. Either one of the two, either the country's anti American, it comes under the watchful eye of America, or it is pro Islam. It comes under the watchful eye of America.

00:15:37--> 00:15:39

The only time countries

00:15:40--> 00:15:46

are not part of the surveillance of the United States is when that country is pro America or anti Islam.

00:15:47--> 00:16:01

The country is pro America like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, the Gulf states, these are all pro American countries. So they Medicare's basis they the biggest, biggest

00:16:03--> 00:16:06

base of the planes in the Middle East is in Qatar.

00:16:07--> 00:16:15

The biggest tank formations in Saudi Arabia, biggest communication facilities expire and all of the Muslims in Jordan.

00:16:16--> 00:16:17

So

00:16:19--> 00:16:24

a country the latest example of this is Egypt.

00:16:27--> 00:16:31

A country that is pro America, the army is proud America,

00:16:32--> 00:16:34

in its attitude towards israa.

00:16:35--> 00:16:59

Egyptian army will never ever fight the conventional war with is not impossible, cannot be because all the all the generals Egyptian generals are trained in American armies trained by Americans. I mean, you see it in the news in the newspapers, joint military exercises, I mean, always wondered this, you know, how is it possible for a Muslim country to have joint military exercises with with American

00:17:01--> 00:17:08

so and why did Egypt why he did not wear these because each of his pro America but Egypt also pro Islam.

00:17:09--> 00:17:26

And because the regime of the Brotherhood is pro Islam, it had to be stopped in its tracks. Even if it was a democracy, even if Islam was middle of the road Islam, even if Islam was non terrorists, and non military, militarily

00:17:28--> 00:18:11

objective, it had to end you can see the violent and vicious means that they use to suppress and replace Islam. The Brotherhood was a wealthy organization, they still a wealth organization. But the fear of Islam is so great that anybody who just has a beard or prays is considered to be a terrorist. And in this case, Subhan Allah, the oppression of the brothers is so strong, I mean, I have confiscated their the assets, they have banned the organization, they have done so much in such a short period of time, of course, we will see in history will tell us that this will be a complete and total failure. This has never worked. It will never work. It has never worked since the

00:18:11--> 00:18:12

beginning of time.

00:18:13--> 00:18:36

The Brotherhood will eventually I mean the tiger now in Tunisia, they trying to Denise and people are also setting up to get rid of the another party, which is also an Islamic party. So anytime they do not want any Islam to surface with any kind of authority anywhere in the world,

00:18:37--> 00:18:38

this is the object.

00:18:41--> 00:18:48

So let us look at that. So that is the the war machine that the Americans have fine tuned.

00:18:54--> 00:18:58

This former CIA CIA director leon panetta

00:19:00--> 00:19:10

said just two three years ago, that there are less than 50 people who follow al Qaeda in Afghanistan, less than 50 operatives.

00:19:13--> 00:19:25

And he asked the question, why is America in Afghanistan blaming al Qaeda, when there are less than 50 people who have joined the ranks of al Qaeda in Afghanistan?

00:19:26--> 00:19:34

Is it about al Qaeda? Or is it about keeping a close watch on the oil in the Caspian region

00:19:36--> 00:19:43

and keeping a close watch on Iran and keeping a close watch on was Vicki Stein and those areas now that have oil

00:19:48--> 00:19:52

coming back to the 25th, September 21, attack on Westgate,

00:19:53--> 00:19:56

shopping mall by Shabaab militants.

00:19:57--> 00:19:59

And I repeat that as Muslims

00:20:00--> 00:20:03

We cannot condone that kind of behavior.

00:20:04--> 00:20:28

And he deserves our utmost condemnation. But as I said, right from the beginning, that allows for Allah commands us that when we see the news, we need to get an idea to find out what the truth is behind such vile acts by people who claim to be Muslims. So we listen to the government, and we listen to the mainstream media.

00:20:29--> 00:20:37

And of course, every second word is terrorists. And every third word is Islamist, and so forth, and so on.

00:20:39--> 00:20:48

So when we listen to the media, and we listen to these governments talking about the Westgate Mall, it's like asking the murder of a victim to give the eulogy at the funeral.

00:20:50--> 00:20:52

You asked him to tell you what has happened.

00:20:54--> 00:21:22

The proper way to respond to these terror attacks from a from an ordinary citizen point of view is to understand why why it happened. We need to understand why it happened, and how it can be prevented in the future. These are the two issues at stake. These are the two issues for the world to consider, for the news agencies to consider. But they'll never consider this. Why did these people do this? Secondly, how can we avoid it happening in future?

00:21:24--> 00:21:35

This means we have to do a few things. First is we have to listen to the motives of the people who carry out these acts.

00:21:37--> 00:21:45

Are the grievances legitimate? Do they do it just because they have blood lust? Because they love to kill? They love to maim.

00:21:47--> 00:21:49

They love to put Islam in a bad light.

00:21:51--> 00:22:05

Why is it? Why do people do this. And they knew that they were not going to come out of this alive in fact, which means that they were prepared to give their life to lay down their lives for what they had done at the Westgate Mall.

00:22:08--> 00:22:09

If we look at the history of Somalia,

00:22:11--> 00:22:12

Somalia, of course bigger

00:22:13--> 00:22:18

and Muslim country meaning Muslim in the sense that its population is Muslim.

00:22:20--> 00:22:26

Somalis are known historically, if you read the history of Somalia, the very middle of the road nation,

00:22:27--> 00:22:30

not a nation of terrorists or extremists.

00:22:32--> 00:22:38

In fact, Somalia was never an Islamic State. The AU is just a country with Muslims.

00:22:42--> 00:22:47

There was never a cry for Somalia to become an Islamic State.

00:22:49--> 00:22:53

The emphasis was never on implementation of Islam

00:22:54--> 00:22:59

as a political force. In Somalia, that was never the case.

00:23:00--> 00:23:19

But if we look at the history of Somalia, in as much as you look at the history of the Middle East, and Africa, we find the dark legacy of imperialism still hangs over those lands. What do we mean, when we talk about Imperial we mean, the big powers using these countries for their own objectives.

00:23:21--> 00:23:23

The United States of America

00:23:25--> 00:23:30

as plagal played a large role in the problems in Somalia.

00:23:31--> 00:23:37

And America is to blame for the rise of what we might call radical Islam in Somalia.

00:23:42--> 00:23:57

And if we understand that, we will understand what happened in this case. The Americans are responsible for the problems and I'll explain now, and the Americans are responsible for the radicalization of the youth of Somalia.

00:24:01--> 00:24:08

In 1995, pick a little bit back Mr. 9095, United Nations forces left Somalia.

00:24:10--> 00:24:17

The country was in a state of civil war. There was total chaos was feminine, as you know, violence, political chaos.

00:24:20--> 00:24:24

And yet despite that radical Islam was not part

00:24:26--> 00:24:33

of the psyche, or the agenda of the Somalis. You see them do you meet them, the new, violent people.

00:24:34--> 00:24:36

They know the radicals.

00:24:37--> 00:24:42

All they were interested in was to run their own country, or they were interested in was to feed their own people

00:24:43--> 00:24:46

without interference from the outside world.

00:24:47--> 00:24:59

Radical Islam, as we may call it, in inverted commas, didn't take foothold in Somalia until the so called war on terror started by President Bush. They expressed in bush

00:25:03--> 00:25:11

One of the big writers on Somalia. His name is Ken MC house. He says that in 2002,

00:25:14--> 00:25:19

the number of people with serious links to al Qaeda was less than 10 people

00:25:21--> 00:25:40

in the country have millions of Muslims 2002, less than 10 people at direct links, and he's an American is a researcher, you should know. And many people believe that radical Islam could have been limited if the Americans had not done what they did in Somalia.

00:25:43--> 00:25:59

And the reason that Islam or radical Islam, when I talk about radical Islam, I mean, the beating of women, if they don't wear the hijab, the cutting of the hands, and so forth and so on. Those who stay were part of the running of an Islamic state, in Somalia,

00:26:00--> 00:26:09

until foreign troops entered Somalia, for example, when 911 occurred, finally, evidence mixing for the Americans.

00:26:11--> 00:26:17

All the political leaders and community leaders in Somalia condemned the 911 attacks.

00:26:21--> 00:26:32

When a traditional national government, the TMG, traditional national government was formed in the year 2013 years ago,

00:26:33--> 00:26:43

and tried to reach out to the Bush administration to say let's, we'll work with you on the war on terror. Let's do this together. What is the what is the Bush administration do?

00:26:46--> 00:26:47

They said,

00:26:48--> 00:26:49

We cannot work with you.

00:26:51--> 00:26:52

Because you

00:26:53--> 00:26:56

are a government of Muslims.

00:26:59--> 00:27:04

Just because you are Muslims. All of you are Muslims. Sorry, we can't work with you.

00:27:06--> 00:27:42

That's all that was it. That was the short and long of the medical of Bush's response. And what it was he funded warlords in his in, in, in, in in Somalia, you, you you, you must have seen these to the fact that we not I mean, there was terrible mayhem, terrible bloodshed, terrible destruction, all of the tissue was destroyed, and who destroyed Mogadishu? Who was it? It was the war nodes, cleanse groups of people, tribes of people that was bought by America with money and arms, to kill their own people

00:27:43--> 00:27:52

to wipe out what they saw was a rising Islamist government. People who are Muslim and want to run their own country.

00:27:53--> 00:27:55

These warlords

00:27:59--> 00:28:17

killed 1000s of Somalis. Every time Americans are killed that one kill that one kill that one. They have gone on killing, killing people in Somalia. And they were supported in 2001. The Bush administration, I want you to listen carefully to what I'm saying. I want you to listen to the buildup. This was a country

00:28:18--> 00:28:35

in the 80s. The 70s in the early 90s was peaceful country. You'd never heard of Samadhi. In fact, I know once my plane landed in Mogadishu airport, there must have been in the 80s a very peaceful place airport was along the beach. I remember. I think we had to make an emergency landing there

00:28:37--> 00:28:39

is a peaceful country. They had their own airport and everything.

00:28:43--> 00:28:49

In 2001, of course, we know after 911 it was President Bush, who said one of the countries

00:28:50--> 00:29:23

that we need to subdue was Somalia, just because it was in West Africa. And just because it was a Muslim country. There were certain countries of the targeted countries that had nothing to do with 911. Somalia had nothing to do with 911. Yemen had nothing to do with 911. Afghanistan had nothing to do with 911. But these were soft targets that America sought to attack after 911. In 2001.

00:29:24--> 00:29:28

The Bush administration decided to close

00:29:30--> 00:29:46

a company called al Baraka. It was a company that transferred money from Somalis working overseas sending money to the starving relatives in Somalia. In fact, Michael, then wha who is one of the prominent American

00:29:48--> 00:30:00

writers on Somalia says it was the equivalent of killing off the Somalis. Because what the Bush administration did was, they cut off the money supply to all

00:30:00--> 00:30:09

Ordinary villages who wish to buy the stuff from that money. It was said that between 200 and $500 million was sent every year

00:30:10--> 00:30:44

from Somalis working overseas to their families in Somalia. And what a miracle to the cut of that funding. Just like that, there's no reason no reason whatsoever. Only thing America said was that the money was going to al Qaeda. By the end of story, all the money cut off. That is why we are just terrible famine and terrible. starvation in Somalia. We knew our organizations when there are major organizations when there is you know, taking food day by truckload by airplane load to Somalia.

00:30:46--> 00:30:49

And during this time, while this was going on in Somalia,

00:30:52--> 00:31:06

the Muslims in Somalia decided despite the fact that they will cleanse and try to develop join hands. They had to join hands in order to get the rest of the warlords that was sponsored by America. And

00:31:08--> 00:31:40

it is because of this war on terror that some of these forces including people, organizations like Al Shabaab Subbu, was just a young men's Muslim organization, young people coming together to feed people with soup kitchens, and that was a job setting up clinics that was al Shabaab, that's what they did was that was a job. They join hands with other organizations to form what is called the United Islamic us rather union of Islamic Courts, UIC

00:31:41--> 00:31:53

of Somalia. UIC was a grouping of Muslim organizations who decided to fight off what America was doing to their country.

00:31:55--> 00:32:06

It was an indigenous reaction. So local reaction to the brutal us warlords supported by America with money and apps. The court system,

00:32:08--> 00:32:10

the union of Islamic court system,

00:32:13--> 00:32:25

the first thing they did was that was missing at that time in Somalia was justice. There was no justice. So first of all, they set up they set up Sharia courts, and they created stability.

00:32:26--> 00:32:38

They brought the clients together. And there was no imposition of the harsh laws of Islam, people's hands on cut off. They weren't stoned to death, just merely to bring order

00:32:39--> 00:32:44

to the chaos and reign in Somalia, because of what the wallets are doing at the instigation of America.

00:32:47--> 00:33:05

The UIC union of Islamic Courts, because if they work amongst the people that gain political and military power, people saw them as the solution. Those of you been following Somali politics will know that at that time between 2002 to 2006, there was calm in Somalia.

00:33:08--> 00:33:09

They

00:33:11--> 00:33:14

ports were open, airports were opened.

00:33:17--> 00:33:18

food prices dropped.

00:33:21--> 00:33:26

Aid came into the country from overseas went to the people that were supposed to be banned for

00:33:27--> 00:33:31

there was a semblance of a stable central government in Somalia.

00:33:34--> 00:33:40

And most of the Somalis supported the union of Islamic Courts, as I still call the union of Islamic codes.

00:33:43--> 00:33:45

But it was a small group

00:33:46--> 00:33:49

called the Somali Transitional National Government,

00:33:51--> 00:33:54

which is backed by the US and by the EU

00:33:55--> 00:34:05

will control contolled a small portion of Somalia, by the record dies by the by the Americans to be the legitimate government of Somalia.

00:34:06--> 00:34:08

And in 2006,

00:34:09--> 00:34:16

the US chose the biggest enemy of Somalia through the centuries Ethiopia, which is of course as you know,

00:34:18--> 00:34:22

a majority Christian country ruled by Muslim country ruled by Christians

00:34:24--> 00:34:29

and America with the Ethiopian army

00:34:31--> 00:34:37

invaded Somalia. This was to put down the union of Islamic Courts to destroy

00:34:39--> 00:34:40

the semblance

00:34:41--> 00:34:57

of peace and quiet it is raining in Somalia. Remember these child Shabaab was part of this process all the time. These are young people as they were growing up in this kind of atmosphere we can there was progress, something happened. Every time there was progress, something happened Ethiopia coping with the army

00:34:58--> 00:34:59

with US troops.

00:35:00--> 00:35:05

with US intelligence with us airpower, with drone strikes,

00:35:06--> 00:35:15

and the it turned into a brutal occupation. You know what after you saw the photos of the American soldiers that was pulled to the streets of Mogadishu.

00:35:16--> 00:35:47

They were humiliated. But it was a two year occupation of brutality. 1000s of people displaced 1000s of people, they came here to South Africa, they spread all over the world. It created a massive refugee problem. About 20,000 civilians, civilians were killed. During this two year period, Somalia was back into the hell of chaos. oppression, because of what America was doing. So if European occupation couldn't didn't last Theo Pia to withdraw its troops.

00:35:48--> 00:35:55

The opposition was too great. And between 2006 al Shabaab started with about 400 young men.

00:35:56--> 00:36:09

When Ethiopia invaded between 2006 and 2008, it turned into 1000s upon 1000s of members, all ready to defend Somalia. And this was the time when the

00:36:11--> 00:36:19

links with al Qaeda appeared. This was when 2006 It was long after 911

00:36:21--> 00:36:25

because they realized, Al Shabaab realized that

00:36:26--> 00:36:29

it was America that was behind the suffering of the people.

00:36:32--> 00:36:39

In 2011 2011, two years ago,

00:36:42--> 00:36:44

Kenya, where this happened.

00:36:49--> 00:36:53

The pretext that tamales were kidnapping tourists.

00:36:56--> 00:36:57

Now, if

00:36:58--> 00:37:09

somebody kidnapped somebody else, there are many ways to find a solution. We take the people to court to catch the perpetrators. What Kenya decided was to invade the country.

00:37:10--> 00:37:14

So from the south Kenya invaded Somalia

00:37:16--> 00:37:17

2011.

00:37:19--> 00:37:29

And immediately Can you say it's al Shabaab that orchestrated these kidnappings, although al Shabaab denying the having had anything to do with the kidnappings

00:37:35--> 00:37:37

after eight months is an eight month occupation

00:37:39--> 00:37:40

by Kenya

00:37:41--> 00:37:57

as a country and after eight months, they joined the EU African Union. And to this day, Kenya and African Union, armies are still controlling large portions of Somalia, including Mogadishu.

00:38:00--> 00:38:05

My dear brothers and sisters, it is in this kind of context that we have to understand the build up to what happened at risk.

00:38:10--> 00:38:30

One of the things that they tweeted when they were inside the Westgate Mall was that those as part of the punishment of Kenya for invading and killing innocent Somalis, and supported by the US and supported by the African Union troops.

00:38:32--> 00:38:33

And one of the tutors

00:38:35--> 00:38:51

that I read that was targeted by Al Shabaab was they say this attack on Westgate Mall is just a very tiny fraction of what Muslims in Somalia experience at the hands of the Kendi Kenyan invaders all the time.

00:38:56--> 00:38:57

So you can see.

00:39:00--> 00:39:04

And if you want to read more on this, you can go to a website called counterpunch.

00:39:05--> 00:39:10

You can read a lot of articles concerning what is happening all over the world.

00:39:11--> 00:39:15

Don't do it now. Not now. Not now. But

00:39:19--> 00:39:26

I was gonna say to you, please, I had some complaints that people were using their cell phones during Juma.

00:39:27--> 00:39:46

It's not in itself to me, I don't have a problem with it. Allah is a problem with it. And his profits or loss elements are problems. And if Allah is profit has a problem with it, and I also have a problem with him and all of us. So I want to ask, and he said not only the young people, also everybody seems to be using their cell phone syndrome, I can understand.

00:39:47--> 00:39:50

I have no idea why people do that.

00:39:51--> 00:39:54

Why do people use their cell phones during the walkthrough?

00:39:55--> 00:39:57

When it's such a sacred hour,

00:39:58--> 00:39:59

it is the same as

00:40:00--> 00:40:08

In the province, as Adam said, If you tell your brother Next To You keep quiet. You have no German, he also has no drama, no German hope to Moscow.

00:40:09--> 00:40:33

Why? Why? Why can you not say to somebody Next, you're speaking to keep quiet, because you distract yourself and him from the football and from what he said. So if you're on the cell phone, it is the same effect. You distract yourself from the drama, and from the football. So you also have no drama. So if you use your cell phone for any reason,

00:40:35--> 00:40:46

sending an SMS receiving, looking at for example, as a counterpart, somebody suddenly puts it in his cell phone to see whether the thing exists. Not allowed or not allowed to do this not allowed in Islam, we shouldn't do it.

00:40:48--> 00:40:48

So

00:40:50--> 00:41:14

if we look at this, this very glasses, I said, you can go to that website. There's a lot of good articles written in there in that website. And most of the information that heavier comes comes from the there, the United States is largely responsible for what has happened at the Westgate Mall. All the frustration, since 1995, that is built up in these young people who grew up under those circumstances. We've seen the country destroyed.

00:41:16--> 00:41:17

We know that.

00:41:18--> 00:41:45

Not only were they invaded by Kenya, by Ethiopia, they were also invaded by armies of Burundi, and Uganda, supported by the United States of America. So for armies every day, and I use Five Armies, every day invaded Somalia, it tells you a lot about the tenacity of the people of Somalia, that they could withstand the invasion of Five Armies over a period of 10 years, including the American army.

00:41:48--> 00:41:49

And they still surviving.

00:41:50--> 00:42:06

It is a lot not only about the tenacity as human beings, but it tells you about the strength of Islam amongst the Somalis that they've never given up. This was just to tell the world that this has happened because of what you've done.

00:42:08--> 00:42:10

This because we are Muslim for no other reason.

00:42:16--> 00:42:23

So they radicalize the Muslims. This is this is the radicalizing the Muslims of Egypt and Egypt and people I mean, I live in thing

00:42:24--> 00:42:28

I studied the I know the Egyptian character, peace loving people.

00:42:29--> 00:42:43

If they could have been oppressed by dictators since the first world war there must be peace loving British came when they were they didn't do anything. Then all the dictators came. So that came Nasser came Mubarak cape, there was no uprising.

00:42:45--> 00:42:51

humble people, simple people, until you push people too far. And this is what is happening now. This is what has happened.

00:42:53--> 00:43:14

And Muslims in Asia are now also going to be radicalized. While Allah Allah, Allah, Allah knows the future. Allah knows why allows families has this plan. But this is what is actually Muslims are being radicalized. We've seen it in our country. We saw it here. During the time the latter days of apartheid, are Muslims became radicalized.

00:43:16--> 00:43:18

soft spoken Muslim through bombs,

00:43:20--> 00:43:24

planted bombs. She was recommended.

00:43:25--> 00:43:40

We became not only Muslims became radicalized, everybody became radicalized. People prepared to die. In the streets of Belgravia in Soweto, in kwazulu Natal uprising was coming schoolchildren was marching

00:43:41--> 00:43:48

because of what is happening. So you can understand why these young people have done what they did.

00:43:50--> 00:43:54

And the US is unlikely to end their violence in the Middle East.

00:43:56--> 00:44:01

And in West Africa, and in East Africa, because of the attempt to dominate the region.

00:44:02--> 00:44:09

And it's only a matter of time before another ways get more into Gabon, and another and another.

00:44:10--> 00:44:12

And when the next one occurs,

00:44:14--> 00:44:16

we should look through the hollow exterior of the press

00:44:18--> 00:44:21

and seek out the true origins of the attack

00:44:26--> 00:44:38

which only let us listen to the victims their stories. But he was also listened to the perpetrators and they stories who themselves often were victims themselves.

00:44:41--> 00:44:43

And only then

00:44:44--> 00:44:59

will we be able to prevent this kind of thing happened. But unfortunately, the powers that be do not see it that way. to them. It is rule and hegemony and control and oppression at all.

00:45:00--> 00:45:00

At any cost.

00:45:03--> 00:45:06

And it gives you an insight into the end of America.

00:45:07--> 00:45:38

This is the beginning of the end. You cannot rule a world with your press and kill people willy nilly. I mean, I don't understand how their mind works. They've created so called millions of terrorists in Syria that hate the United States. They've created in Egypt, millions of people who hate the United States. They've created how countries like Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen, who take the United States, how is it possible for such a country to survive in the world in which we live?

00:45:43--> 00:45:44

Interestingly,

00:45:47--> 00:45:50

I must say, and we have to be honest about this.

00:45:52--> 00:45:57

That I was very impressed with the speech It is made by President Rouhani

00:45:58--> 00:46:08

of Iran. Although I don't like the belief system, I have to say that he made a very impassioned plea at the United Nations.

00:46:09--> 00:46:48

In fact, he said they should start what he called a wave Wi Fi, world against violence and extremism. He said, If the United Nations if the if they, if America can get a coalition of belligerent nations want to make war, why can't the world bring together nations who want to make peace? This was his message. Why can't the world bring together a coalition of people of peace, and he called them a corded wave world against violence and extremism? Nothing that is what is required today.

00:46:50--> 00:46:56

And he hit the nail on the head. And he said it was such humility. I mean, I really admire the man for what he is what he stood for.

00:46:57--> 00:47:28

And that is what we need. And we have this headlong rush against this bombing, and bombing and killing and bombing. And it all comes from one source. And it is that source America that tells the world that you are the terrorists, they do all the killing. They do all the bombing, and they tell everybody else You are the terrorists. And do you know, of the more than 200 terrorist attacks in the United States of America, in the last year, only 17 were perpetrated by people who had Muslim names.

00:47:30--> 00:47:48

So there's a whole propaganda war. That is Muslims out there. It's not true. It's false. It's completely and totally false. But it is to a set like that by the media. And if we look at the man, I think it was in Sweden, who killed all the schoolchildren he was it is at

00:47:49--> 00:47:54

the moment, they found that he wasn't a Muslim, the news went off the front pages.

00:47:55--> 00:48:03

That's the moment it wasn't a Muslim. But the moment this lady that we know, was foreign.

00:48:05--> 00:48:10

Although possible to show the Christian names, it when they discovered she was a Muslim widow.

00:48:12--> 00:48:22

It's now on the front pages. Everybody wants to the CRA wants to Kenyans put on something for chase because they discovered that she was a Muslim.

00:48:23--> 00:48:31

Now, it doesn't mean that we now should go into a state of paranoia. The whole idea is not for ourselves, oh, you see, the world is against? No.

00:48:32--> 00:48:35

The important thing for us is to know the truth.

00:48:36--> 00:48:47

This is the important part, how you handle it, you know now what it is how you deal with it. At least if somebody talks to you about that you can have some kind of response.

00:48:48--> 00:49:04

Marie says what's wrong with you Muslims? Aren't you ashamed to be a Muslim? We look what you Muslims entering, you know, killing innocent civilians, killing us. And it seems as if they do it for no reason whatsoever, but the facts of the case, the news will never give you the background to it. They'll always tell you just what happened.

00:49:05--> 00:49:14

And that is why it's important that we use platforms like the Juma platform to bring about this kind of understanding and,

00:49:16--> 00:49:53

and clarity on what has happened and to be true, of course, to the eye of the polar allows partner says yeah, you're Latina Manu, in Jakarta, could be Napa in fabriano. And to Cebu Coleman Machado in photo Sparrow Alana file to be somebody comes to you with news, not a trustworthy person. Newspapers are not trustworthy. Television is not trustworthy. They come to you with any news allows partner This is for tobiano find out the truth because if you don't find out the truth, Allah says you will regret having accepted that kind of information. shokran was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah terranova