Start Practicing, Or Stop Pretending

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for salatu salam O Allah

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the income of a lawyer,

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Allah Subhana.

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Allah Subhana, Allah says in the Quran that you will be tested in your wealth and in your persons in your lives, your property and your persons, your well being.

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And you will hear

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harm things that bother you. And then anything that harms you,

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you'll hear much harm from the people who were given the book before you in the Jews and the Christians.

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And from those who are polytheist idolaters, a minute.

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And then

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tells how you respond to that wind

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So if you show patience, and if you have Taqwa piety, that's the essence of this affair. In America,

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that's at the root of what this is about. That's all your justice alone.

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it, you

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know, that we created life and death, or death and life, in order to try and do the same work, you're going to have to be better, you're going to have to be

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in order to try to see which of you is the most beautiful.

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The people,

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the people that respond to the accent, respond to the most beautiful way, right, that's

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the good thing and a bad deed are not equal, they're not equal. So respond to a bad deal with a good deal. That's the point. It's not good enough.

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That when you push back, push back with a good thing, not with a bad thing, push back for the good thing. And this is reiterated in the heavies when the public says

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he gave him this advice. He says hi.

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Beautiful character wise.

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And for any fallacy, whether it comes from you or somebody else.

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And it would obliterate it, because the nature of goodness in obliterates evil.

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Imagine argues that Iran is actually the absence of goodness, that evil is present because of the vacuum of goodness. So if there's goodness, even that doesn't have any room,

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to exercise itself. So the premise was told to be patient, and his people were told to be patient. Now, one of the things I'm sure all of you are aware of what's happening around the Muslim world, you see, look at the countries where things are not out of control in the Muslim world.

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Malaysia is a very educated place.

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Turkey is a very educated place.

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If you go to Turkey, they love Islam,

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the mosque sector.

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If you go to Malaysia, Islam, there are more

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than two circles in countries and you'll see that it's very different from other Muslim countries. What is the hallmark of the distinguishing

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characteristic that makes them different. I will guarantee you it's not even.

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It's not even his education.

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They have higher levels of education. It's as simple as that. The more educated you are, the less likely you want to make a fool out of yourself. Because people who are ignorant people doing their thing, that's why they're called

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the judge is somebody who does in your thing is called.

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Now, when you have a lot of different people, but you have regulators for those number of people, these are called shoes. Like in a tribal society, you have a wise person that was shipped me rise. To me, it has seven meanings in Arabic, one of them is white. So when there's a problem, the people, the ignorant people, they go to the white person, and they say, what should we do?

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And then he says, we should do this or this, settle down, calm down. Now, when the Sahaba. The Arabs, by their nature, Arabs are a desert people, by their nature, desert people

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are hospitable.

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This is well known, they have by their nature of choleric temperament. They're hot people. But we're dealing with them all the time, you can read Syrah from beginning to end, and you will see constantly, even amongst his companions, hotheadedness you will see this.

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This is part of our tradition. But what is the always doing come down?

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When they were shouting,

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battle, he says,

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I have some dignity in a connected, you're not calling on a desktop.

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He never raised his voice in the marketplace.

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Or he literally did it. He didn't do it as a habit at the time that he was in the marketplace. One time he really did it with some humor with a man who was trying to sell something in the pocket, put his hand on the man's eyes, and he says,

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who's going to buy this thread? And then he said, Did you do any tests? Like I know, I'm not because you have to shout. But when I when your goods aren't good,

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shout out. When they're good. You don't have to say sit on you, that is your take on something that will sell easily. So you have to advertise.

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He said

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something, little words with our mouth. That was

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this was his nature. He was

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really, he was working with

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this after he had out

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in Mecca where

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he did Medina, and he's with his wife, and a group of

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teachers. And one of them or all of them say

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this is a way of just trying to go somebody because it means peace means death. But

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it's almost like you could get away with it.

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She says,

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you know,

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go to hell. And because you

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slow down.

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Go easy, Ayesha.

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And then I just, you know, she's, here's this young woman who loves her husband, and she loves you so much. If you hear somebody speaking of him, she's just angry. What does he say, man? Slow down, take it easy.

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And then he says,

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keep a

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This is not the normal circumstances. This is in a circumstance where you're being provoked.

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Being aware of violence and using foul language,

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anything that's uncouth.

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She was a strong woman.

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Maybe he doesn't understand why I thought they said I said

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what I said, in other words,

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establishing the sooner

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the following. You're not.

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Because this is about constraints.

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Issue shows patience, man, when you're being

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when you're being angered.

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The strong man is not the man who can overthrow anybody who can wrestle anybody down the strong men.

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strong man is the one who controls his anger.

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The one who controls his anger, among

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other things, he kept saying, I say, give me some real advice. What does that mean? Don't get angry?

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Right, I'm gonna

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change my personality.

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Because this is all

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about your human nature, to transform nature, the nature of belief, the nature of

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this is

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when a person's

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making a scene look like it's a religion of fools.

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And some perceived grievances.

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he was cursed in his lifetime.

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You can read

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and you can read the rituals.

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They can write poetry.

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Here's what he says.

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He says

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of others who says

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reflect on this all servants of Allah. And when

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he says

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and I just won't

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off. When rooms whatever the phrase has to say about me that's negative.

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For me, isn't that amazing to you? Isn't that amazing? He says

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that talking about this dress.

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that's not me.

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or however they think they can pronounce that name. That's not the perfect there's

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nothing that can reach the perfect

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boss all night at the room. Do the sounds of

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the glorious,

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There are people that want to see Muslims killing Jews. And there are people that want to see Muslims killing Christians

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in Egypt,

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Egyptian television who's doing this and what are they trying to get out of this? The internet is filled with slanders about the size of its cells with

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images. There's pictures

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There's cartoons, there's comic books, making fun marketing. This is the reality but why now? And why do

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you think about this? manipulated here

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who you're able to

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base your lies your deception. He's the Great Deceiver. He's the buyer. He was what's happening now?

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put something on the Internet

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at all.

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Cavalry, infantry.

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Most people don't know that part of the conspiracy. They don't know that.

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They just hear whispers in their heart. I think I'll try that. That's a good idea. Yeah, let's do that.

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But this was going on. This is what I was

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getting to do.

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Xena sanitation, legitimate children that will destroy them, destroy their civilization, destroy their families

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and get them no false promises.

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And then

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only promises and falsehood. But then he says

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they said so far, but you have no authority over. Why? Because there's people out

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there people.

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this is my people.

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I know what you don't know when the angel said, Why are you putting somebody who's gonna shed dry chili bastard

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never killed an ambassador.

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Ambassador, she sent them back

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to the Muslim countries because they were

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killed by an Arabic ruler. And they sent her a horse. And now watch them live. their homes were destroyed. This is what happened. You're playing with fire here. This community is playing with fire. We have extremists on both sides

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here that want to see us killing Christians, and we've got extremists over there.

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Christians and Jews, this is what they want. Because they want to conflagration

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Read history.

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But when we were down in Mecca,

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we had patients we had, we had the teachers there to say Calm down.

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Calm down. This is the way the prophets conquered the world. conquer the world with spirits and spirits, be confident with good character.

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And now we think we can rattle toothless tigers.

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Tigers like Aesop's donkey that finds the the tiger skin.

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He finds the tiger skin and he puts it on and he spends throwing around and all the animals that have run away. They're afraid that

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he's laughing.

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And the thoughts come. He says you know you gotta learn how to rule.

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This has become like the donkey putting on the trunk of a bike that's wrong. We then humiliated

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Who has humiliated us

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can humiliate

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humiliate themselves by denigrating you, these people that are denigrating

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themselves as ignorant people, they are

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people but there's also a host of demonic people.

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You know why? Because they said in the last few years $33 million

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to produce place in this country towards them.

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So $33 million. We don't know what's going on in other places. $33 million

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that that man in railway line and 69 150 people,

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a station, all these young people, even from children he killed. He was influenced by these ideas. He wrote 150 1500 checks

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1583 pages to declare why he did it. You know why he did it? He said, we're turning into the radio, the Muslims are taking over. And these the people that are doing it are the multiculturalists, the people that want to tell us we can live with Muslims, that they're the same as us that they share the same values with us. No, my friends, we have to have preemptive strikes now.

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This is this is Miss theology. This is in geology. He was influenced by people in this country writing books, he pointed them and

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destroyed the American Embassy.

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Yeah, this is this is this is our response. We don't build anymore. We build buildings in the world.

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We built the greatest universities in the world. And now you look at the missile community services. And you have to think about this. Now in the United States, my warning to all of you without that window of opportunity, but I'm really I'm running out of time morning. We have a window of opportunity in this country to let people know who we are. Because there's other people defining us and they're using very sophisticated strategies, demonic strategies, to instigate to prevent, to make Muslims react. You know what sunsoo says? He says, your enemies, prevent them so that they fall into disarray. They can't even think this is what's happened to our community. People don't even

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think straight, no

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matter what data tells us to say, oh, but somebody was so on.

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Hold the prayer. Hold to pray

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in tourism,

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is an amazing thing. He says,

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Don't make us a tribulation for those who disbelieve.

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In other things, it means we become such a negative example, that people have no encouragement to even think about Islam.

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They're not interested in finding out we've become a barrier for any interest in Islam. And then he says,

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Allah forgive us.

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You can destroy us.

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But forgive us for

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asking not to be interpretations of the disbelievers before asking for forgiveness. Because if you become a tribulation, for those who don't know anything about Islam, you might not get the forgiveness of God. They're not worried about being a tribulation, for disbelievers. They know forgiveness. That's what he says. Now, you look at the eyes that follow that there are about relations between people that you have animosity with

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men who

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are who you are fighting now and put between you love.

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All Powerful, he can make people you don't like now

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he can make them like they can they invaded the Muslim man within 15 years. He never saw them, as pagans conquering them, or praying side by side with them in mosques.

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In 15 years.

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Christian writer says is one of the unique places in history was conquered, conquered, converse with

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they came with.

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But the Muslims had ideas.

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We don't even have, we don't have ideas. Now, we're like a mosquito. It's just bothering the western social body. But I'll tell you something.

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There are people in this country in very high positions of power

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in which nuclear options are not far fetched for them. I'm really I'm telling you this the Absolute Truth.

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There are people in this government in the military, there are voices they're saying we need to show real force here. This has got

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And this country has used nuclear weapons twice. And they use radiation many times

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nuclear strike on the Muslim because they're threatening our existence. And this is crazy stuff. But this is somebody who lectures all over. And it's held up as an intellectual.

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So I, you know, I really I think we really need to think very deeply about what you're doing here in the United States

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to make some money, it's not going to be that easy to make money for Muslims pretty soon.

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I'm just telling you, you know, my problem is I read too much.

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You know, people are eager, that's what they call it. But when you see what's happening when you see what's going on.

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So you know, this is better really think about this, we either we practice our religion, or we stop pretending that we're Muslims.

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As far as I'm because I adopted his faith, and I'm sick of defending ignorant backwards reactionary.

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Really, I'm just I'm tired of it.

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He would have

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handled outside to set a lot of season I have you been up

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and handed enough

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to handle the data, your

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brothers or sisters, this is another trying time for Muslims. This is learning tribulation. And it's real. And if you don't think it's real, this could affect the election. seriousness, it could affect the election. killing an ambassador is not a simple thing. We condemn it. First of all, most of us here are American citizens. As our ambassador,

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we're here. We might disagree with a lot of policies of this country. But this is our country. And we have a right to protest those policies. Simply, we have a right to petition our government, right, we have a right to elect politicians that are going to adhere to policies that we think are misguided. If we're in the minority,

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they call democracy a tyranny of the majority.

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Right? That's reality, but tides change, you can turn the tide.

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Think about changing the scenarios here. There is undeniably a double standard in the West, as far as I'm concerned, this idea somehow that

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you know, this is freedom of speech. In fact, we had one of the presidential candidates saying we're defending freedom of speech. We don't have to apologize for our values denigrated

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leaders, whether you agree with them or not denigrating them and mocking them in their health in the hearts of millions of people to be exalted and high thing

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that does not advance any values or cause or civilizations No, because in the end of the day,

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this was a one fourth of the population on this planet, one for

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one out of four people. And we have to learn to get together. The Europeans are the historical neighbors of Islam

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doesn't destroy our neighbors in Islam. They took the project Asian attacks twice,

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which enabled Europe not to suffer the economy of being under that

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Muslims are not a relative peace and other times face difficulty. But in the end of the day, we're neighbors and we're here in this country.

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We have to learn how to live together.

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War is not an option.

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especially in light of nuclear power and weapons of mass destruction. This isn't going out with

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a handful of people are killed in the entire lifetime of the 23 years of his message. Less than 1000 people probably were killed according to our own historical analysis. That's how many are killed now in one day.

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We don't want nuclear option viable

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size is a magnet,

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we've got train as well. Now really, China's rising power, level threat, all this instability we can learn to live together as human beings. And this is what our religions is supposed to be teaching us. And it's about time we started living up to these principles, the law says that the Jews are not anything and

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according to their various rabbis, entire Torah can be reduced the love of God and love of

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Jesus Christ says you

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the New Testament

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used to tell me to take care of my neighbor

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until I thought he was gonna

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use the bad parts and bother him.

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And then when he got arrested, I'll be out of a restaurant for something else.

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He went and found out that he was unjustly gotten out of the jail.

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And he said, You said, Why'd you do that? He said, because I found out that I wanted to see what happened to you. And then I found out you were wrongly accused of something. So I

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kind of religion is bad.

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We've got demons out on both sides of the equation. And they're working hard. And it's the people who respond to the better angels of our nature. People don't rise up the vast majority of human beings if they don't rise up and swap

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these bases and stop allowing them to dictate the agenda, to write the scenario

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to give us the script that we asked out, because this is exactly what they want on both sides.

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Exactly what they want. And it's really time for people in the middle to just say enough is enough.

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Because these people are like toxic

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nuclear power is it's a clean energy provided by some houses, but it's got toxic waste

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and that

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toxic waste amongst us

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and they need to be isolated and contained.

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Or neutralized.

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You know, I wanted to say one thing.

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He says about the disbelievers within a couple of people.

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when when when they became zealous and filled with their jadie rating,

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how is it the believers respond

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this tranquility to enter the hearts of the believers?

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that's that's that's how you respond to this madness. You don't respond to it with more madness. It's

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only what we can imagine.

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And he caused them to adhere to this teaching of club of duty. That is you remember from Santa Ana Pomona. Don't let the hatred of the people cause you to lose your balance. That's what it means to be justice to be balanced. Don't let them cause you to lose your equilibrium

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along with minister Dena

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Mohammed He will send them

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to them.

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