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Hello starting in a minute

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along the elbow not only was

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this hill

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there Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah in the name of Allah The Compassionate V Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah and make his peace and blessings be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam begin by creating you all Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Shall I'll try to keep this as condensed as precise as possible, and not make it and not make it long. Two things I

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want to see if we can inshallah cover. Number one is

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the amount not only of silence, but the amount of celebration that is taking place, on the part of specifically the evangelical Christian community with what is happening in Philistine

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because you remember,

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really, really sad. But they say that initially,

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we overlook evil.

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And then we permit evil.

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And then we legalize evil.

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And then we promote evil, then we celebrate evil. And then we prosecute the people who call evil evil.

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And this is what you see happening today.

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Specifically, and sadly on the part of evangelical Christians,

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and inshallah we will have a like we said, you know, we will have a class on Christian Zionism.

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I'm pleased to remember,

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when we speak about Zionism, keep in mind that not every Jewish person is a Zionist.

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In fact, a good number, the majority of people who are demonstrating who are protesting, who are getting arrested nowadays, are people who are from within the Jewish community, and they are saying not in our name. In fact, today, there was a really nice demonstration in Oakland, California.

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It was an attempt to stop a ship heading its way to

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Israel, an eel

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with full of military equipment.

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They were attempting to stop that shipment and attempting to prevent that ship from going there. These are people who are let's say, Don't do this in our name. Do not do this in our do not do this in our name. So please remember that not every Jew is a Zionist.

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More important, the majority of Zionist around the world are not Jewish.

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The majority of Zionist around the world are actually Christians.

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And hence the name comes from Christian Zionism.

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Pew Research had a study or a survey back in 2013. asking people if they were okay with moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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The majority of Jewish people did not want the embassy to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But the majority of evangelical Christians were in favor of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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And that begs the question and that is, why did I do this? Why and and when did it start? not to bore you is a lot of details, dates and details, but this is really really old. Some people trace it back as far as 1588. Some people dated back to 1800 with John Darby. But within Christianity, there is a field known as eschatology. So eschatology is the study of the end of time, what is going to happen towards the end of time, and Christians, specifically evangelical American Christians, they have their own understanding, be dysfunctional. dispensationalism be the rapture, whatever the case is, American evangelicals, they have got their own eschatology.

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Their eschatology consists there that in order for Jesus peace be upon him to return back to Earth, the Jews must have their temple be done.

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In order to get there. There was different movements that took place, but again, for our sake, two meetings were really important 1969 Billy Graham, met with Jewish rabbis here 1969 as an important date, we will go over the details Inshallah, in our class. And in 1979, Jerry Falwell, if you remember the name passed away during Corona, I believe. Jerry Falwell created a movement known as the Moral Majority.

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And it was that movement that got their very first president elected, and that was Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan wasn't eschatologists. He believed in whatever it is that the Moral Majority came up with. And from there on, the political movement gained a lot of track. And as of today, the most famous face of that is Pastor John Hagee, from San Antonio, Texas. And supposedly, they have got 70 million people as part of their of their movement in any case. So what happens now that they believe that in order for the second coming of Jesus to happen, the Jews must have built their temple. So in the old days, it used to be that, okay, let's just wait for God's plan to take place. Well, they

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move that and they said, instead of waiting for God's plan to take place, let's see if we can expedite God's plan. So part of the Moral Majority, they came up with about five or six points, but one of them was the unconditional support for the State of Israel. So much so that one time John Hagee said that whatever, the policy, our foreign policy is the foreign policy of Israel, so much so because there is a verse in the Bible that says that blessed are those who bless Israel, and cursed are those who curse Israel. So as long as we are blessed for blessing Israel, God will bless us. And the minute we turn our back on Israel, we will be cursed by God. So one of their principles is the

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unconditional support for Israel.

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And these are the people who are the Christian Zionist, very, very influential, very, very dedicated. And to them, it is a matter of religion. You know, back in the 1990s, in the early 2000s, what Cape Israeli tourism afloat is that 40% of the tourists in Israel actually came from Christian Zionist, a lot of money that was donated, came from Christian Zionist. So now what happens is anybody that opposes these people, any politician that is, is a political suicide for them.

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So in case you're wondering, why is it that this is taking place? Please remember that there is a theology behind it is a theological movement with a lot of politics that has taken place. And sha Allah like we said in the class we are going to learn more about about Christian Zionism and their work in

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in this regard and what they are doing.

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The second point, Shabaab hate propaganda really works.

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Hate propaganda works, because we can see the

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evidence for it.

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People been attacked. People been mocked, verbal abuse, murder, attempts of murder. We know about young boy, we're deer that was killed by his neighbor. We know about Dr. Sr. Han just found out that the person that killed her, every time he would stop her, he would actually take her polls and find out that she's not dead yet, and he would go and he would stop her some more, and then check on the pulse again and stop her some more, because you want to really make sure that she's dead.

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Somebody must have been filled up with a lot of hate for them to be doing something, something like this.

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Because propaganda really works. Remember, propaganda is a system by which you manipulate people to act, to believe, to buy, to sell things that you want them to believe to say, to add, to sell to buy whatever the case is. So propaganda works, and it works very, very well.

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And like we said yesterday, the very first casualty of war is truth.

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All the high ill health and happy.

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Death is the first word of truth is the first casualty of war. Because remember that people are not interested in truth, when it comes to these things. Hitler said, accorded Hitler the other day, and Subhan Allah, one of the ministers in Israel also said the same thing. He said that to be objective will only help the Palestinians. To be objective only helps the Palestinians we have an agenda, and we can only and we must only push our agenda.

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So propaganda works. The good news, though, is this. Remember what I'm talking about the Christian Zionist, these are all older people. Younger people don't get their news from CNN. Younger people don't get the news from Fox News. I believe that the average person that watches Fox News is over 40 years old. Okay. The majority of people do not get their news from Fox or from CNN. They get it a lot from social media.

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Now, this is where the next battle is going to be. How do you get young people to do and all you have to do is just watch. And very surely those of us who are immigrants, or those of us who are concerned about this, you will be watching like hundreds of 1000s of people demonstrated in Barcelona, they'll be demonstrating in Amsterdam, they will be demonstrating in Serbia, they'll be demonstrating in Romania. But this stuff will never make it to the mainstream media. You will never see there. Because that is not part of the narrative. Now the narrative is the entire Philistine is downsize to HERSA. All the Palestinians are downsize now to hummus. So when they got to speak, they

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speak that Israel bombed Hassan, so you bombed Hannah's strike. But wait a minute, Philistine is bigger than

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the Palestinians are more than Hamas. But what you do is that you induce the entire country into one city, you reduce the entire population into one group of people that you have dehumanized. And that is how the story is being told. That is how the story is being is being pushed. Remember, it's brilliant, or it's very wicked work. It is very, very wicked. But it's what

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it is working because all these committed voters are voting because these politicians do not want to commit political suicide. So they have to push even more. So much so that a congressman from Montana today was pushing to strip all Palestinians who are green card holders, or who are waiting for temporary

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status. He wanted all of them to be deported, because the United States cannot trust them.

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As a very, that these are like serious steps. We're actually now whether the bill passes or not is not the point. But for somebody to actually promote such a thing. That is very, very serious, through which you are criminalizing an entire group of people. And he called the Buildsafe act S A F II saving America from extremism. That was the name of the bill that is being that's being proposed, and that is very, very dangerous.

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When it gets to this when it gets to this point, remember what we said earlier about how we initially overlook evil. And then we permit evil. And then we legalize evil. And then we promote evil, and then we celebrate evil. And then we prosecute the people who call evil, evil. And we're getting there.

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We are getting there. They're talking about nowadays on college campuses. US college campuses happen to be some of the freest that this is where a lot of thinking is taking place. What is the proposal now

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on college campuses, Homeland Security, or law was the FBI, along with the security forces in these US colleges, they are going to be monitoring anti semitism and hate speech.

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What does that mean?

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What does that mean?

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They're talking about people losing their jobs. They're talking about students, the American Palestinian American,

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what's the name of that organization?

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So ANP American.

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Students for

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students will justice of Palestine.

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They're talking about criminalizing their behavior, because they are promoting hate speech.

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You know, eventually, every single hotbar is going to be hate speech.

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Because now what happens is that if you speak about the suffering of the people of Gaza, or you must be with Hamas.

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And by the way, please remember not to put anybody in trouble. Historically speaking, there has never been a consistent definition of who's a terrorist. Terrorism has always been a label that is placed on organizations out of conveniency.

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Nelson Mandela was a terrorist. You guys know that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist. Up until 1994. Nelson Mandela had to get a special visa to be admitted to the United States.

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So when he said that somebody is a terrorist, according to whom,

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since when does the oppressor have the moral authority to label who is a terrorist and who's not?

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Whatever the case is,

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it is not looking good.

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It is getting very, very serious that when you have got people criminalizing free speech, I mean, isn't that what makes America great the idea of free speech, free thinking, the ability to express your opinions and all that stuff that was said earlier. But now, nowadays, they're looking into we are going to put an end to anti semitism, why are you doing this? It makes Jewish students uncomfortable.

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It makes Jewish students unsafe, they said, No, what happens is that if you support apartheid, you should feel uncomfortable.

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If my speech is denouncing the apartheid system, that is taking place in full steam, and as a result, you are not comfortable with it, you deserve not to be comfortable.

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But again, what we are seeing here is that is a push to absolute acceptance of whatever it is that is taking place. And that is not and that is not good. Now, like I said, social media is becoming a place where people are getting their information. A lot of people are changing their minds. They're changing reviews, on the basis of them following the social media, please do not undermine social media. If you see something there, you want people to know it, repost it, send it again, it may look very small. It may look very, you know, nonsensical. But believe me, a lot of the people that are changing their mind, they're changing their mind because of what they are seeing on social media.

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And I say this to young people. You know if you have accounts, some of us are not very social media savvy. But if you have the accounts, if you have the skills, if you have the know how I'm telling you, this is the time for you to shine. This is a time for you to do something to your

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to your own.

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locally, I think it's very important that we be vigilant because there are a lot of crazies out there.

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And, like, you know, we've been getting

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sisters, especially sisters, mela pantalla protect our sisters, Europol Alameen, WA sallahu, may Allah Subhana Allah protect them, especially our sisters who are hijab 24, you know, all the time 24/7 Because these are the easiest target. They are the softest target, but they're also the most visible target. So may Allah Subhana Allah protect them Europa Island member, the point here is not to succumb to fear. The point here is not to succumb to fear, but to be vigilant. And in the process, we want to continue to be a voice for those who are voiceless, and we want to continue to speak on behalf of those who are unable to speak for themselves. Last point,

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I am absolutely shocked

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by the amount of cruelty

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in the Israeli society.

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To be fair, in the majority of the Israeli society, these people are cruel, none.

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They are cruel, did not move by people dying by people suffering. They're not moved by seeing images of babies dying, they would be celebrating. The cruelty is unbelievable. And sometimes the Quran would speak about how the here could hedgehog out

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the customer. He said that their hearts are hard like a rock even more than that.

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Because now the idea is when we see suffering, you're not just it is a human thing is that you feel sorry. If you saw Oh man, this is this is just this is this is not good. Earlier today I was talking about the hadith of Ibn Massoud said could Nafisa remind Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we were traveling with the prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam life Vitara can Allah cada hydrati So he left us to you know, whose personal business and then for our Aina Hamra 10 We saw a red bird Mahathir Han had two young chicks with her, we took away her chicks. And that's when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out for a hyperbole movie Jana ha.

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And he showed that the red bird was you know,

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flapping her wings around us for Colin Levy, Salah Salem, men fragile heavy, who has put this red bird Alhambra men fragile who has put it through distress and the agony for cod Laniado. Salah Rolla we did that we took two of her chicks for con and abuse of Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Rue du ha. Put it back, give it back the prophets Allah because he could not stand a mother going through this over her cheeks been bird.

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Or these people are not moved. These people are not when you have got the rabbi's coming out say to kill them kill all their children go there all that it takes. You have to be heartless to verbalize this. Remember I said like, I mean, it's really sad. But you know what is bad. And you can say that, even though you mean something else. But to these people, they went out of their way to point out that they want the kids dead.

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They want the kids dead.

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The level of cruelty at that point is just unbelievable.

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And believable.

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Or demarking you know what is trending nowadays. In is not real.

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On Tik Tok struggle is not real.

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What's Trending

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reservist who come back home, or they meet their children. Now we will be taking pictures. Israeli soldiers coming back home and their children's running towards them. And that this is threaded, right? Everybody's taking pictures, you know, everybody's making videos of you know, these kids running towards their babies.

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We call this the epidemic of hypocrisy.

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Because here you are cherishing your own children after having come back from killing somebody else's children. That doesn't make a good father. This makes you a thug.

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You are a hypocrite if that's what you do.

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And unfortunately, this is what is going on. So I'm absolutely baffled by how cruel these people are.

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But you know, these are soldiers. These are politicians talking. I'm sorry. But even you look, you know how sometimes we look into women being the softer ones, you'd have these women coming. We want all of them that we want the kids that say, You're a mother.

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How can you be? How can you be saying this?

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Like they say, they made sure that they are hated by their neighbors, to say the least, absolutely hated and despised by your neighbors. And remember, when you are in a neighborhood, and you really hated, there is no amount of good security that will keep you safe. There is no fence that's too high, that will keep you safe. There is no amount of technology that is so sophisticated, that will keep you safe. If you are hated in your own neighborhood,

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you are not safe, you will never be safe, by virtue of the way that you are behaving.

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Please remember that every little thing helps. What we post on social media, the phone calls that you make to your representatives, the fact that you reach out to your neighbors, the fact that you can call the politicians, the fact that we'd be more careful as to who we vote in office. Because remember, politically speaking, Muslims are not people to count on. Muslims are an afterthought.

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This is not to put political activism down. But I tell you, many people do not put on their plan, or we've got to get the Muslims vote. No, that's not how it works. Too many, the Muslim vote is an after is an afterthought. And that is not good. And that is not healthy. So if we're going to, you know, political activism has to get more sophisticated than the way that we have been doing things. So may Allah Subhana Allah keep the people of us a safe harbor, Al Amin, if any of us have relatives and all of the people who are our relatives, may you hear only good news about your relatives Europa Alameen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant them PCR but Alameen May Allah subhanaw taala destroy the

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people who are destroying them. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah disgrace the people who have led them down and they could have done something about it. And may Allah who make us amongst them, and May Allah help the people who are helping them and make us amongst them. You are obliged al Amin Adela, Harlem salah.

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Congressman, his name is Paul.

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He's from Springfield, Illinois. Yes, he was. He was Congressman for 24 years.

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And by accident, he had to go to Yemen, because one boy of his constituency was arrested by young people because he was on pain. And plane became, you know, wrong, something. So it had to stop. And just boy, a young teenager boy took some picture at that time.

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So what happened? This past time he, he went to Yemen to rescue this boy, American boy who was from his constituency. And that change is perspect for the Muslims. You know, he never interacted with a Muslim man skate immense hate for Muslims. And when he came back after seeing Yamina how good people they are. And there's this. And then he always supported Israel. And he always won the election. But just because he went to Yemen, the Israeli lobby became absolutely against him. They said, Why did you go to your money, excellent, that ye was arrested and I went to rescue him, but they did not take it, you know, just because you went to Arab countries. So you you are

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there made sure that he will lose, but the most important then he wrote a book, which was one of the best seller, they speak out. They dare to speak out, because then he becomes sensitized

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that anybody who spoke little bit about Israel, or did something is right. Right, is right made sure that that that man or thing is politically finished. But then he remember that he wrote many books after that. And he studied Quran and those kinds of things, that he

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thought why he had that animosity towards him. Then he remembered that in his book, that in when he was a student in the eighth grade, some volunteer teacher came to class and put all the poison against Muslims.

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And that was a sticking. He became one person. He was a senior

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Congressman and everything that he wrote many books and one of the things I just I will take one minute.

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He, in one of his book, he says that in his constituency put the names of 24 or 45 people. There they are from my constituency, they are all Muslim. They never had. They did not like Sophie to come to me my office to explain what Islam is the

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variation in very real allegation, he said I was there remember, I was there is congressman for for 24 years, not a single man of this constituency came to me to explain what Islam is. That was one the last thing then there was a some lady some doctor lady doctor, a TIA. She opened up lady

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charity clinic for