Palestine and the Muslim Sleeping Giant – University of Toronto Lecture
Channel: Mohammed Hijab
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I don't know what to say I feel like I'm introducing a UFC fighter where you get a 500 pounds 300 pounds. Well let that information out in sha Allah Tala. Without any further ado please help us Welcome brother Muhammad hijab a person who needs no introduction
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sometimes I wonder.
Sometimes I wonder when I look at the circus of animals,
that how such a big elephant can be subdued?
Sometimes I look at these animals, not just elephants, but lions maybe?
And other wild animals in the circus in zoos, and how could they be subdued?
You see, I've done a little bit of research. And I found that what they do with the elephant
is that they take the elephant when it's a small elephant, and they tie it up, they punish the elephant. They tie the elephant up to a pole.
And the elephant can't move out of its place.
And so the elephant things because of that,
that isn't capable. Even when the elephant grows and becomes many tons, very heavy and big animal.
Whenever the elephant sees the pole, and sees the circus trainer, whoever they call them,
they're frightened and they cannot move out of that place. That's it, just see the chains and the pole. And there'll be subdued.
Arnold Toynbee, he referred to the Muslim ummah, as a sleeping giant.
And the reason why is because we have a rich and proper civilizational history.
The thing is, the Muslim world today by population is about 1.8 billion people.
We have capabilities, the like of which we don't recognize ourselves. We are like the elephant that has grown.
And we see the chains. And for some reason, we think we can't break free from those chains.
For some reason, even though we do have the capabilities, even though we can move out of place, even though there's no way the zookeeper or the circus keeper can keep us in that stationary position. We still feel the inferiority complex,
the post colonial trauma.
We still feel as if the zookeeper can keep us in that place. But the truth is, and we all know this to be the case, we all know this to be the truth
is that we're capable of breaking free from the chains. The Muslim people
are one of if not the biggest and strongest force in the world today.
And Joe knows that more than we do.
The Americans know that. Just read the reports.
American academics know that. Look at Samuel P. Huntington, very famous book, clash of civilizations, where he says that civilization will clash on cultural lines, and that the big enemy will be he states, the Islamic civilization. There are seven civilizations in the world. He says the big enemy is the Islamic civilization, there's going to be a massive clash. So what's the hidden message that Huntington and Bernard Lewis and all these Orientalist of the modern age want to portray, want to give to their policymakers? The message is keep the foot on this giant, that's the message.
And you know what? I'll be honest with you guys. We were for too long. In a somnambulant state. We were the sleeping giant.
And we didn't even know that we were sleeping.
But when the Israelis or to be more specific
The Israeli defense or so called defense, we should just call them the apartheid state. For now, when the apartheid state,
the religiously or the ethnically supremacist state of Israel decided to kill children for no reason, drop bombs instead of facing their suppose an enemy face to face.
They are destroying hospitals.
They are killing young ones, children, babies, and they're justifying everything with post hoc rationalization. Everything is being justified. Not only that, but proponents here in the West are justifying it as well, in the right on the right wing, and in the center, even some elements of the left wing.
And other elements are not even saying a word. Haven't you noticed that? Have you noticed that?
Have you noticed that the media machine the propaganda machine
is more vehement than ever?
Have you noticed
that the people have now come together and showed collective apathy for the Palestinian people?
The problem is,
in so doing, in not caring for us.
They've incentivized us to care for ourselves,
in hating us, they've incentivized us to love each other.
In fact, what I've also noticed is that by justifying what they're justifying, they are essentially waking up the sleeping giant of Islam.
We needed something big, to be woken from that slumber.
We needed something big, we needed a proper slap to the face. And here we have it.
The masks have dropped. Here you have it, the same people.
Proponents from the left and the right, and the politicians and others in the West,
and the EU, Canada, Australia, US Alliance.
None of them. No politician has come out and said categorically, we condemn what's going on in terms of killing of civilians. Incredible. Shocking.
Isn't that shocking?
In one way, it's shocking. But in another way, it's not surprising, because the West has never been morally consistent. As Mombasa said, The West has only been strategically consistent.
Why do we expect them to be moral. But now we will use this as an ample example. When they come and said, Well, your Prophet killed this. And you believed in that and you didn't this and your religion is the religion of that. Say shut your mouth. Shut your mouth
you have no moral high, get off your moral high ground.
There is no moral high ground. Stop pretending that you're compassionate. Stop pretending that you care about the death of civilian people. Stop pretending that you're gonna civilize us.
So pretending that you're anti terrorism, you're anti on strategic terrorism. That's what you are.
So pretending you don't like domination, you love it. You love domination everywhere, whether it's geopolitics or in your own bedrooms, where you do BDSM
and that is statistically proven.
Yes, it's statistically proven, I can give you the sources.
they pretend as if they are gonna civilize us.
They're not gonna civilize us.
They're not fit to civilize us. They speak to us as if they're our judge. Then our judge, they're not fit to be our judge.
And in fact the Quran tells us this
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that they don't care to uphold ties of kinship with you, or contracts with EU treaties with you don't care about that. You will do not compare for him. They want to just say kind words with their mouths. What talkback will boom, and their hearts dislikes you. They're repellent of you. What exaro whom, firstly, cool, and most of them are evil doers.
This is the reality of the state of the enemies of Islam. And the Muslims. They pretend
they pretend to care, they pretend.
But they don't care.
So now that we have diagnosed the issue,
the all important question is what do we do next? And of course, we have to start and it's not tokenistic. And it's not cliche. And it's not a tick walk. Box exercise, we have to start by saying, We the Muslim people believe that the greatest weapon of all is the supplication to Allah is the dua to Allah, that Allah alleviates the suffering of the people of Palestine say I mean,
may Allah alleviate the suffering of the people of Palestine? May Allah alleviate the suffering of the people of Palestine? May Allah give them victory. May Allah give them victory?
Is that how much you want it? May Allah give them victory?
And we mean that collectively and individually. We say this, because Wallahi
that is the key. But having said that,
Allah tells us to prepare.
Well, I do know how much data to
prepare for them, what you can from strength. So how do we prepare here in the West? Was our sponsor in the West? Have you noticed?
I have never seen this.
In the last decade, two decades, three decades, while I've been following this conflict very closely, I've never seen
I have not seen
that they are now associating the Palestinian flag itself with terrorism. Have you noticed this?
Is this the case here in Canada as well?
It's unbelievable. They're all singing from the same hymn sheet, isn't it? The UK, the US and Canada, the bastions of freedom of expression, the bastions of freedom of speech, they are telling us, you know that flag, which evidently they didn't know that the white man actually made that flag anyway,
when they were petitioning and breaking up our countries. But actually, the white man did it. But for that flag now, we consider it to be a terrorist symbol.
If you go to protest,
now you're supporting a proscribed terrorist organization.
And you might have an I'll ask you guys, because I want to know from you just as much as maybe you want to know some things from me, which is,
have you felt, who have you had been vocal about the Palestinian issue? Put your hands up?
Okay, many of you, actually, the majority of you, who have you have received some level of backlash from any organization. See, that's a lot. That's a chunk. That's almost half of the people who put up their hands. Can you see? Because it's not just a legal thing here. It's not just the state and the police, but it's also the institutions. They're trying to shut you up.
They're trying to gag you.
So what's the answer to that question?
Obviously, we want to be as smart as possible, and where the risk doesn't need to be taken. Don't take it. However, having said this,
they're looking for our insecurities. Let me tell you what they're doing. They come together. Maybe Trudeau and Sunak and Biden, I don't know maybe they
aren't his you know, Cara or whatever. He's got.
He responsible adults, I don't know what because of his condition.
And he's saying that and they all may be sitting down, drinking something, maybe eating some pancakes, some Canadian pancakes or some syrup. And this is
We're gonna do so get Netanyahu on the phone. Again wonderful Okay nothing yeah
hello Netanyahu Bibi
and then he because he's got such a grip on them he says this.
He says no PBS Habibi
capable. So anyway, what should we do say, look,
you're gonna have to crush because now the PRS a big thing, they will notice a big thing. Look, Israel has a tourist industry. They're trying to attract multinational corporations, they're trying to be a developed economy.
So look, the biggest thing you have to mitigate from your side, this is the conversation, the biggest thing you have to mitigate from your side is you have to mitigate public reactions.
So anyone who's involved in protesting or anything like that, at every level, there must be some kind of suppression. Okay, so we're going to introduce anti terror laws, we're going to do this and we're going to do that and we're going to threaten them and we're going to scare them. Why? Because they don't want to be called terrorists. Muslims don't want to be called terrorists. Muslims are scared to be called terrorists. Muslims
are worried that the white man might tell them that they're a terrorist because they can't live a civil society can't live a proper life, if that's the case. So if they want to go down that direction, you endanger their life you danger their careers, you endanger everything labeled them stigmatize them tell you that they're terrorists, your simplify your terrorist sympathizer like that little weasel Ben Shapiro.
He said anyone who calls for a ceasefire is a terrorist sympathizer.
He's something else was begins with the first three letters
but that man who couldn't show up to the fight, and who, by the way, I don't know if you know this, but everywhere he goes, he's got so many security guards, when I saw your own Jordan Peterson,
who now is showing his true colors. He came in, he sent a military man into the mosque to see what's going on before he could come in the wimp. And in the last minute, he had a last minute replacement he said look, it's not just gonna be me, it's gonna be me and my friend versus you say wait a minute says to Allah No problem. Come on, let's do it. And even then he was forced to the worst admissions. He said, I don't want to maybe I don't want to be a rational actor. So the Trinity is not the Trinity doesn't make sense. He's Acida he's maybe I don't want to be a rational actor. So maybe a feminist can say the same thing to you then say this and that mean? I don't wanna be rational actor
could be whatever I want a transgender can say the same thing to you.
So he's a rationalist everywhere except with Islam. That shows you the power of Islam. Anyway, that full there? Who's getting $50 million a year probably by daily wire, and other people that they paid. That's a lot of money.
I don't know about you guys. I think that's a lot of money.
I mean, there are economies in the world. I don't think there are but anyway, I was gonna say who's GDP is that but it's nice. Isn't there isn't? But anyway, the point is this
is that those individuals then they're coming together in unity and they want to label us as terrorists sympathizer, this, that whatever. Here's my response. Okay. Here's my response. And take this from me. I am a master manipulator. Just asked my wife
who's also now unfortunately the same thing.
And so it's become like, the Cold War in the house.
Because I told her some of my tricks, but just take it from me. If what they're doing is they're looking for your insecurities as the brown man, the Muslim the other, then what are we going to do? We're going to look for their insecurities. And I can tell you from being in the west and living and you'll agree with me, the number one thing I will say up there, maybe number two or three to pedophilia or something, but one of the worst things a white person does not want to be smeared with is what racism Thank you very much. Oh, oh.
Oh Ha. He's already there listening to me. And when I said racism, something happening.
One of them started stuttering. The other one started producing diarrhea in the stomach.
And the other one actually sold himself.
The point I'm making too is racism. Now how can you accuse the calling us terrorist sympathizer for calling for a ceasefire for supporting Israel stuff Allah in Palestine Okay, so let's let me let me play role role reversal. Now, what is
what is Israel?
According to international law, according to international law in 1973, there was something called the apartheid convention.
There was something called the apartheid convention. Alright. One of the things which it said is that if there are laws which discriminate based on race, then that country fulfills the conditions of being an apartheid state. Now, in Israel, there are many laws which fulfill the condition
of discrimination based on race. One of them, I'll just give you one example. There's many, but this is just one is something called the right of return law, that you have a right to come back to Israel, if you're an ethnic Jew. If you convert to Islam or Christianity, by the way, that right is stripped by the way. Now, this is something that there's no, there's no discussion about it. You can't say, well, like what they're doing with the hospital, maybe it's a Hamas, a missile, maybe this maybe that you're scrambling, you're scrambling, You're stuttering, you're moving, you're you're trying to justify posts on anything. You're trying to gaslight, us, you're trying to tell us,
we're not seeing what we're seeing fighting for the thing. I'm telling you, there's a law here in this country, which you're supporting, which says that you can discriminate on the basis of race.
So what is it then what do you become if you become a supporter of that country?
Haha, what do you become if you don't allow criticism of such a country? You can argue your your racist sympathizer
or maybe your racist, because we are planning, talking, condemning discussing
the anti apartheid regime, or the apartheid regime, we are trying to criticize the apartheid regime, you're getting in the way of that you are the equivalent of the person who got on the way of Nelson Mandela.
It's the it's actually worse. I've been to South Africa.
No, but Wallahi. It's worse, it is worse, because in South Africa, there wasn't provinces where this kind of thing was falling. They weren't dropping missiles in Canada. There wasn't doing that. Yes, there was bad things happening. But it wasn't to this level. It's worse than South Africa was.
But at the time, do you think people thought that South Africa was bad Tony Blair, who was the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, right before the apartheid, not before apartheid, in fact, because they finished 94. But the English, who was at the time, the British had alliances with South Africa, many Western countries have alliances to South Africa, because it fulfilled their policies. Remember, we said the West is strategically consistent and not morally consistent. The point is this.
Now we're gonna fight fire with fire. So if they say to such and such, so I have reason to believe
I have reason to believe that you are racist.
I have reason to believe and obviously consult the defamation lawyers.
And I will announce something
that since now,
every tweet I do put out brings 20,000 likes and 10 minutes for some madness like that, I will help you how we've put in place a designated surface, where you can send the following. I'm going to tweet it after this lecture, you're going to put the person who's harassing you,
you're going to if you can get a picture of them.
Because you know why? They're doing it to you, you know why they're doing it to you, because they think that's going to destroy your thinking, they know what you're thinking, I want to get a job, I want to live a normal life, I don't want to do something that's going to impact that. But you know, what we're gonna do, we're gonna make them think the same thing.
What the white man wants a job, he wants to have a life he wants this. And that's not just a white man. I'm talking about the liberal despite the right wing, the centrist, whoever is, who is not sympathetic with us, effectively. That's what I'm talking about. That person, okay, if you're not sympathetic with us, you're going to try and gag us. You're going to try and suppress us, you're going to try and harass us. We're going to name and we're going to shame and we're going to label and we're gonna stigmatize and that's how protest, that's our resistance. How about that?
So you go fight fire with fire.
And let me tell you something. For a long time, the institute that I work with, we formulate arguments for living. That's what we do. We formulate arguments for the veracity of Islam for this for that. We do that for a living and
I've noticed one thing.
After all of that time, in the institute formulae, all these arguments, the arguments are not the most powerful way to convince people.
That attitude is more important than arguments. If they see in you,
if they see in you if they sniff from you, fear, hesitation, worry, they will take advantage of you.
We were just talking today.
Here in Canada, you have bears.
What was this keep talking about animals bears, lions, you do have bears. When I first came to Canada in 2019, I went to up to a place where there was bears. I don't know, I can't even remember the place where it's called. And the guy told me, Look, there's three kinds of bears.
I said, Why are you telling me this information? I said, he said,
he said, just hold on for a second.
I said, What are the Eagles, grizzly bear? There's the Blue Bear, or whatever. Okay. I said, he goes, we're going into the forest now. And he said that if you see a grizzly bear, you're finished.
You've got no chance.
I said, Are you sure about that? My friend? He said, Yes. He said, Yes. He said, but there's this kind of bad thing as a blue bow. You guys can correct me if I'm wrong.
Or you will know it.
There's one, I thought the guy was joking. I actually thought the guy was dope. He said, Look, if you see a black bear, and it tries to attack you,
give it all you flow.
He says shout screams punch. Don't show him fear. Have you ever been given this advice, by the way?
Oh, don't say that well.
so if it's a black bear, I know you're saying, Well, of course, you're talking about the bear, not the little people.
It sounds like something, you know, one of the white apartheid deaths from South Africa saying it was black fire back.
Down? Is that what to say?
If it's brown lay down, and if it's white, good night?
Well, I'll tell you what, whatever the situation, right?
Most of us are black and brown.
The point is this is that
you've got to deal with them. The enemies of Islam. I said them while I'm talking about the the people harassing us. I'm also thinking about all the non Muslims. Just to be clear. Of course, we're not talking about those. We're talking about the enemies of Islam and Muslims. The people who are asking us about Palestinian activism may be clear about that. Are we clear about that?
Yes, we're clear about that. If we see those people trying to harass us, deal with them, like you deal with a brown bear.
Sorry, sorry. Don't do that. With a black bag, honestly. Because the black bear, if you cease, you're on it. You're not seriously, if you cease, Your Honor. You will respect you. For the most part, that's how it is. I still live in a place in London was rough.
And I had a surgery the other day, I was feeling a bit vulnerable. So some some guys, and I started doing this
no word of a lie. I went to South Africa. I went to a certain area in Durban. They said listen,
this area, they're gonna they're gonna do something to you. So I just walked around like that.
So the amount of threat is commensurate with the amount or the amount of intimidation is commensurate with the amount of threat. The point is, if they are giving you that you have to give it to them back attitude, eats arguments for breakfast. It's all about the attitude you have.
We are in a very special time in history.
In the 1960s, in the West, we had the civil rights movement. We did and there were different approaches to how to deal with the situation. The most successful approach was rebellion was resistance, no doubt about it. And if it wasn't like that, if it wasn't resistance, and I'm not talking about physical violence, or I know the the FBI here were the Canadian alternative. What they called
I'll see me
Whoever they are, man, I know they're here. So I'm listening to me
wherever they are, they're the most kind officers in the world. Canadian people are very nice anyway.
I'm pretty sure if they saw me doing something criminals, what are you doing there? You know
very common people from one perspective, but from another perspective, trying to harass us.
That's the truth. So what I'm saying is, if you sense that you've got because this thing, it's not about the Palestine conflict, although that's very important. It's about you and me building character. It's about what we're what we're ready to accept and agree to.
And Muthana Bissette, great Arabic poet.
He said, man, yeah, Han?
Yes. Who will Hawaiian wily manager and be my Yeti in a Lambo, he said the one who is
always being defeated, humiliated, it becomes easier to be humiliated again, just like and it says the following a corpse, a dead person, you know, a dead person.
When you try, obviously, when you translate poetry, look how horrible it is, I mean, but if you get a dead person, and you're stabbing up a dead person, so that person can't feel anything. The point is, is if humiliation becomes commonplace to you, you will be numbed to humiliation.
Humiliation will be easy for you. They'll tell you don't do it today. Don't do this. Don't do that. Don't do that, even though it's legal, fully illegal, and you will be scared and you'll be this and that. And if that's your personality, then you're just like a dead man walking, you're better under the ground than you are over the ground.
What kind of life is that anyway? Because every child, every woman, every man that's dying in Qatar has in Raza in that area, although their bodies are dead. Their spirit is the most alive of all, but ended up being Musa Khan, that they are being provided for by Allah subhanaw taala they have more dignity than we could ever dream of having
been in commemoration in respect to that dignity. We can't. If a woman a child, a man is going out and putting themselves in harm's way protesting in the West Bank in Gaza, and all these places being killed being sniped, being bombed, being harmed, if they are putting themselves in that situation, and they don't mind to do so. And in fact, it actually makes them even more brazen, flagrant,
then how could it be that we in the West, will be scared, will be whipped into submission will be subdued, will be subjugated
will be subjugated by the dominant population.
I don't want to pontificate in a sesquipedalian way. Why I will say here
is that we have a moral duty, there's no doubt about it. We have moral duty, and we are living in history. And our great grandchildren will ask us, they will ask us what did you do? In 2023? What did you do when you had the capability to go online to make as much noise through this thing called the internet, where for all of humankind, for the majority of the conflict of Israel and Palestine, such a thing didn't exist, we can make a change, we will make a change. Because we are the sleeping giant. We are the sleeping giant and we're starting to wake up.
But for us to wake up in an efficient and proper manner.
We have to have no fear.
We have to not care too much about the consequences.
Just do it. Whether it's activism, whether it's protesting, whether it's going online, whether it's blogging, whether it's making an article, making a website, the public relations angle is the strongest thing that we can hold on to. And by the way, that's an ocean that's not accessible. Public relations and the internet is an ocean.
What we can do collectively in the west with the English language, affecting discourse directly Did you not see when I went on Piers Morgan Morgan show and all the comments and millions of people and another person came on afterwards,
whose name was Bassam, use of AI?
together, it accumulated a whopping 22 to 25 million views, which is about almost the population of the entire country of Canada. 39 million or something right? 40 million.
Tell me if that's not going to change the narrative, of course, it's going to change the narrative.
The media representatives are already on the backfoot. They're changing their tone.
And we can do it and we will do it. And there have been examples in the past where the pressure has mounted on these people. And it has led them
to two ceasefires. The PR thing is a big thing for them.
They have a country they want to run. I'm telling you put the pressure on them.
I will conclude