Nadim Bashir – The Politics of Fear and Hate

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The Islamophobia group is working tirelessly to create fear and spread disinformation, including the use of sharia in the context of religion and the potential negative impact on the country. The group believes sharia is a complete separation ofause, state, and religion, and uses science in massage therapy and guns in violence. The segment discusses the use of hate language in media coverage and the importance of educating people about Islam. The importance of learning from experiences and connecting with people to remove fear is emphasized, and the need to be proactive in addressing issues such as racism and addiction. The importance of educating people about Islam and finding ways to encourage them to stand up for their rights is also emphasized.
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So I want to come play with our cattle

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so I want to go and play with our cattle.

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So, part of this three part series the first lecture is named politics and fear, politics of fear and hate what word was the loss of a la hottie was sent them do this is going to be conducted and presented by myself and where their common hook insha Allah once again this is very relevant to our current situation that's why we're giving this topic I think this will be very beneficial and inshallah ofers give the opportunity to brother common Hawk

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hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah was for the Allahu Allah say you didn't know Mohamed Anwar the early he was certainly here in

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the moderator of the program is brother asked him was he but he's still finishing up his prayer and I didn't want to hold hold you up longer than you need to be held up. So inshallah we'll bring in one brother Assam is able to he can join and conduct the rest of the program. So Alhamdulillah we have gathered here that shows that we care about this topic, that this is important to us,

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by the will of Allah. Inshallah, tonight in part one of this series, we are going to discuss something that is on on everybody's mind today. Whether you live in America, where the fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims has reached dangerously high levels, dangerously high levels. And whether were just yesterday, a Muslim community

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faced a stiff opposition from the some groups

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to building a masjid, which has almost been approved by the city council. But then some people became involved in this. And they spread the fear that

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we don't know what Muslims are going to do. This is a large piece of land that they had purchased. And we don't know how rocky this project is going to be in Atlanta, in Georgia, and close to Atlanta. So whether you live in America and you face this French Muslim, we're live who is living in France, and just today, a sister

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with hijab, and proper modest clothing was forced.

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She was sitting on the beach, and some policemen came in France, and they forced her to take some of her clothing, bedding, her arms, and so on, so forth. So this is the situation we are living in. In France, wearing the modest attire for women on the beach is illegal. The Burkini the so called burqini, and even the hijab has become somehow illegal. But people have the other people have the freedom to wear little or not to wear anything.

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Islamophobia has unfortunately moved from,

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you know, a small, deep south community to mainstream thanks to then it has become mainstream.

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Now, so much so that recently, New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, he said that the Muslim communities are living in a in a perpetual crosshairs of bigotry. And they are the mayor was reacting to the murder of an imam recently in Queens and his assistant as they were walking home, going home after the verb prayer and they were killed in cold blood.

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We also

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know that hatred and with it is the circumstances in which they are understanding their their fears are shaped and that is happening in the United States. There is a dedicated group of people and organizations that are working full time to spread fear and hate of the Muslims.

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So we should not think that it is just

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was born in a vacuum but rather, there are people who are working full time to create this fear. They are working tirelessly, and a dedicated group of journalists. Writers bloggers talk show host right wing activist lawyers and politicians it portraying Muslims as violent, oppressive

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backward and above all, a threat to America. This group is very heavily funded. Does anybody know how much money they have at their disposal?

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Yes, under

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300 million, you're close. So between 2008 and 2013. This group, the Islamophobia group that manufactures fear.

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It has spent $205 million

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according to care, and University of California at Berkeley. They have

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names, names that are attached to freedom

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and equality and preservation of American values. But behind the scenes, their work is nothing but to spread Islamophobia. Now, just a day before the Imam and his assistant were killed in New York,

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close to home halfway across the country from Islamization from Islamization of Europe.

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Now a recent joint UC Berkeley and care report, called the confronting fear also cited the following negative impact of glamorization of Europe.

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Now a recent joined to UC Berkeley and care report, called the confronting fear also cited the following negative impact of Islamophobia.

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There are 10 states in the United States that have passed the anti Sharia bills.

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And in many more state legislatures, these kinds of bills were

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introduced. Now Sharia is Sharia a threat? The Jews have the Halacha their own laws to deal with personal matters. And Muslims have Sharia in this country, Sharia only serves as a personal matter for us. So we can eat halal, we can deal with the inherent inheritance laws, we can deal with marriages, and and so on so forth. It is not a threat to the United States, just as the Jewish halacha is not the not a threat to the United States. So is the Sharia not a threat to the United States government because there is a complete separation of religions, state and even Christians, if they wanted to take over the US government, they will not be able to do that without basically

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throwing aside throwing out the window the US Constitution. So where did this threat come from? It came from that Islamophobia industry that

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basically drilled down this threat in the threat in the minds of people, that Sharia is a threat and it must be stuck.

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There is also in the last two states.

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In the last in at least two states, Florida and Tennessee. laws have been passed to make changes to the approved textbooks, because in public schools because those textbooks were considered to be pro Muslim, pro Islam. So they have revised those textbooks, right here in our backyard, Wiley.

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Some of you may know in the English literature class, they are teaching a book called The Inferno.

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This is this was written by Dante, a medieval islamophobe that version of Islamophobia.

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And this book portrays the Prophet SAW Salem in the hellfire.

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I know the vazee family.

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I think Najib was at the school at that time, and they found out and brother at Mom's son complained to him that they are being taught a book in the English literature class,

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which portrays the Prophet SAW Salem in this situation. And a Muslim child imagine he is sitting in the classroom

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and having to deal with

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you know, such degrading and heart wrenching treatment of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Brother Hackman waged a campaign to get this book thrown out of this the curriculum of the school.

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At some point, I also became involved. He dragged me into it. We wrote we, we contacted care. We wrote to the principal of the school, the Valley High School.

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And Kerr advised us that we have to pick our battles. Because if we even prevail and get this book out, there are many books that the other folks the other opponents want thrown out. And obviously, because they think those books are pro Islam, and obviously they have a higher number, and they can they have higher votes, so they may prevail, and we might lose the

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In May, we may win the battle, but we may lose the war. So therefore we had to back down. And that book continues to be taught in a school not far from where we are. Okay?

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Now, some businesses have put up science in the United States, which the sign says what Muslim free zone or Muslim free business, Muslims are not allowed. Okay. And in

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and sometimes even buying a land for a Muslim cemetery. You remember this our own cemetery that we just purchased in conjunction with other Islamic centers, there was an opposition to buying this cemetery land, because they think they said, that Muslim dead when they are buried in the ground, that will, we're not sure it will pollute the water and will pollute the ground Subhanallah or Muslim, they're, you know, going to be polluting the ground and the Christian dead will purifying the ground. I mean, so this is all Islamophobia.

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And here, right here in Texas, as we know, in to massage that least, that I am aware of in IMT, and Irving masjid, there were two armed protests, armed groups of people, there were not very large. But nevertheless, there were gun toting people who came, and they were taunting at the people who were going to pray in the masjid. And it was a very volatile situation, very propagative situation, and the police depart department was, you know, just had surrounded the place just in case the violence erupted. And but hamdulillah our community behaved itself restrained itself. Because in a situation like that restraint is self restraint is the best thing. Because anytime we act out our anger and

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our fears, and our revulsion against this, then they will say, see, we told you, this is how Muslims are

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now, a Jewish rabbi who came to our program a

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few months ago, he said that in Europe, when anti semitism started, the church was silent.

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And other civic organizations were silent.

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And then Hitler came on the scene.

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The Third Reich was defeated. And Hitler came as a demagogue leader at the mob leader. And then what happened after that is well known. It created the Holocaust. And it created according to

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most quoted numbers, 6 million Jews being killed, exterminated in gas chambers and other places in Germany, in Poland, in Austria and other places.

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So the rabbi was saying that it was not until holocaust that nations of Christian European nations began to feel shamed by this blight on there. On the Record, although the record has been blighted before, there has been many, many wars, even among Christians in Europe. And then

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what happened is to get over their guilt, a sense of shame, and they created the State of Israel and Palestinian lands in 1948. Now, the US media, as we know, their use of media covers far more negative news about the Muslims than positive news. I mean, if I were to ask you, when was the last time you heard something positive about Islam and Muslims in the media? And you would say?

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I don't know. I don't remember. Because it is true that there is very little positive reporting about Islam and Muslims. Now, a question may be asked, Is it possible that all the Muslim American doctors, teachers, first responders, scientists, firefighters, soldiers and business owners are up to no good? As a matter of fact, Other research shows that the Muslims are in the highest echelons income brackets of the society among the most educated and the most peaceful, but this Islamophobic lobby Islamophobia lobby has made it appear that Muslims have no contribution as a matter of fact, Muslim hate Muslims have no place on the table.

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as you know, when Anders Breivik, the Norwegian going back to Norway, Norwegian extremist right wing extremist he killed 77 people.

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His religion was not associated with him.

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The media did not cover this story

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as that of a Christian fundamentalist, killing 77 people. But when

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Omar Mateen

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killed 49 people in Florida in a gay bar.

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In dubious circumstances, we don't know the full detail. His religion was immediately attached to him, so that Islam looks, you know, violent and intolerable and has no place in the American society.

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Now, we know that some of the Muslims overseas especially they are engaged in acts of terrorism acts of violence, suicide bombings, but

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most of their victims are Muslims, Muslims themselves, whether in Afghanistan, whether in Iraq, whether in Syria, most of their victims are Muslims. And according to an FBI report, between 1980 and 2005, Muslims were implicated in only 6% of terrorist cases, in on the American soil, only 6% whereas Latino, were 42%, left wing groups were 24% and Jewish groups. This is this is something interesting Jewish group is also a very small group in the United States, population wise, there were 7%. And Muslims were only 6%. For when when was their religion associated with their acts of violence, you will not find it reported in the media. Now,

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while we talk about this,

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you know, Murder, Mayhem, doom and gloom news, sad news, we should also bring the good news. So what is good news if there is any.

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one of the good news is that because we have started to monitor some of the organizations like care and others, they have started to monitor the activities of the Islamophobes.

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The Islamophobes have become careful,

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they have become careful. As a matter of fact, every time they try to give a training to the law enforcement in the United States,

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or give a speech at a public institution, here makes a lot of publicity about this wholesome news conference and puts pressure on those institutions and the government's and in most of those cases, their appointments have been canceled, but hamdulillah So, we have this preventive action. Now.

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I may say, where do we go from here after all this is happening and we know that this is not news to you, some of it may be news to you, but all of you are reading newspaper or news whether online or on your phone or in you know in the printed copy. So all of you are aware, but where do we go from here? This is the really the crux of the matter why we are we have gathered here. So I may say to you in a very simplistic term, that conquer hate with love, just like Allah subhanaw taala says, that Repel evil with good, edify ability he has and then I'm not stealing from him. I'm not him, sir. Points, but repel

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evil, with good. But what hamdulillah Of course, this is what the Quran says. And so it first of all, however, we see that repelling evil requires some strategy. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard that his strategy in the Moroccan society were evil, and we're hatred of Islam and Muslims, was higher than the hatred that we have today, higher than the hatred that we have today. And he used a combination of love, forgiveness, and public relations, to counter the extreme hate and lies in the society. One example I will give is then at the time of the schoolhouse Davia when Al rulez was being sent by Pradesh, to negotiate with the prophets of salaam to go back to Medina and not

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performed the umbra, the prophets of salaam knew al hula is these were from the Hamish people, the Amazonians and the love the sacrificial animals. So he told the Sahaba for the Allah annum to pray these sacrificial animals in front of

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Malays, and when and when I saw the sacrificial animals he did not even talk to the Prophet SAW Salem, he went back to the Quran and he said that let them perform Umrah it is clear that they have come for umrah and they have not come to fight. It will be in an injustice to prevent them from performing the Umrah.

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Lessons from Ku Klux Klan who can tell us who is Ku Klux Klan, k k k

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is a white supremacist group and it was founded in the 19th century.

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In 1870. It had a large following.

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And in 1925, it is said that

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it boasted 4 million members

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By the way, Ku Klux Klan is still a legal group in the United States. Ku Klux Klan is a still a legal group in the United States. Although this is a good thing, because of the tireless work of the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, and NAACP National Association of the colored people, the tireless works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others,

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this organization has become a political liability today. No politician wants to be seen as close to kk k today.

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This happened only because this kk k, actually did not even tolerate the Catholic group. The Catholic group and the Jewish groups were not allowed to build their religious institutions in this country in the night, early 19th century. That's what's happening right in the United States. Now, today, even though they exist, the Ku Klux Klan is a marginalized group and no politician wants to get close to them, because there's a political suicide to be seen as close to them. The David Duke, you know, he tried to curry favor with Donald Donald Trump, but they distance themselves from him.

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Then, the other thing that we need to know that the N word, the N word that hadn't been used against African American for a long time, okay, and it was a very degrading, dehumanizing word that they had used to put down the African Americans, but again, because of the political work, because of the civic engagement, today, no politician who wants to get elected, can dare to use the N word.

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Okay. So,

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this gives us hope. And this, of course, our our first and foremost hope is in Allah subhanaw taala, that truth will eventually win. False falsehood will not, may appear to win for a moment, what else will not endure? The truth is long, long lasting and eventual victory with

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you know, against the evil forces, the forces of darkness and hate and fear, Inshallah, the truth will win out eventually. Now.

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Speaking of strategy, and inshallah we'll

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wrap up quickly. Speaking of strategy since 2008,

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a group called Islamophobia research and documentation and documentation project. This is led by Dr. Hatem Bazian. He is a professor at University of California at Berkeley, and his tireless visionary work. He has organized many conferences, and they produce a journal of Islamophobia studies, that is subscribed to by intellectuals. It goes through peer review. And every year they hold a conference annual conference, and they look at how the Islamophobia groups are working to counter their strategy.

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Care and

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because of the peaceful and legal challenges, the Islamophobes have changed their tactics in the United States, they are not as blatant not not as overt as they used to be.

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Now, this is something we need to continue to challenge them wherever we find them is spewing and fomenting hatred.

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The same report by K and Berkeley, which is called the confronting fear has identified four areas and this is something that I would like all of you to pay attention to. One is advancing Islam principle of being a benefit to humanity and avert harm

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from humanity. This is Islamic principle, right? The Prophet sallallahu sallam was he just sent just to the Muslims. And the answer is no. When I fell NACA Illa Rahmatullah Allah mean he was sent to the entire the all the words, the words of humans and the jinns. So the ummah of Rasulullah salaam cannot be freeloaders just taking the benefits from the society, we have to be seen as problem solvers. Right, giving back to the society becoming involved in matters of common good.

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There is no way we can sit back, while humanity is mired in corruption, moral turpitude, homelessness, domestic violence, drugs and all of these things, and we can sit back and just go to our massages and pray and fast

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This is not Islam. As a matter of fact, Islam exhorts us to go from solid to Muslim

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solid is somebody who is pious in themselves. But Muslim is somebody who goes beyond that, who would have tried to reform the society around them. The second is establishing in the public conscience, that Islamophobia is identical to other forms of prejudice that existed in this country. And it has been marginalized today, empowering a diverse range of legitimate voices to persuasively contribute, particularly to the news media. And then finally, impact us political policy, through public service, voting, and meaningful political contribution. Now, our job as individuals, you know, in in Islam, there are two kinds of Ferrara one is the further nine, which is the responsibility of each

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and every individual. And there is further Keifa, which is the response, as long as a few people in the society do it, then the rest can be exempted from them. Now, the times that we are living in, it seems like I'm not giving a fatwa. But it seems like each and every one of us has a responsibility to do whatever they can. But didn't the Prophet SAW Selim said, Didn't? Didn't the prophet for some say that? If you see evil, stop it with your hand.

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And if you can't do that, speak out against this, the evil and if you can't even do that, you're too weak to do that even then, hate it in your heart, dislike it in the heart, all of us have to ask ourselves, what can we do?

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Honestly, sincerely in their own solitary confinements that we should ask ourselves? What is it that we can do?

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Can we at least vote in the election, so that we can lessen the harm to the Muslim Muslims, that we can choose between to make two difficult choices to take the easy choice, so that we prevent the harm to the Muslim community.

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Also, it is time for the Muslim community to send their children to media school instead of medical school.

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I know this will be controversial for some parents, but for too long, I have seen our parents sending our children to medical school, because they can earn good money and fine, that is fine. But the community has to be a balanced community. It has has to have doctors, it has to have engineers, it has to have political scientists, if you have to be media relations person it has to be have a radio talk shows. That's how our community can cover all these areas. So it is time to send them to PR school, at the politics of school where they learn the art of politics instead of lucrative professions where they all they learn is how to make more money. And last, and perhaps the most

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important, the prejudice and the general American public is often a byproduct of ignorance. So the hatred and the prejudice that you see,

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they were not born with this hatred and prejudice, something happened along the way. So this prejudice is a byproduct of ignorance. And for this ignorance, we are responsible, if they are ignorant about Islam and Muslims, it reflects on us negatively when that we have not taken the message of Islam to them, we have not done our job and research upon research. This is the last point, research upon research has shown that when fellow Americans know Muslim, they are less likely to be hostile to Islam and Muslims and this I can attest to this, that all the rabbis and the past hours we have been working with overtime, they have been putting in good words for us everywhere.

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And inshallah we should, you know, learn these principles which we should implement this principle Subhanak along with the hamburger shadow, hola, hola, hola. And SAFAROVA to read like?

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Cloudflare and really Chrome for all that hard work and effort. I don't think a lot of people don't realize how much research was done there. And I'm sure maybe hours and hours of research was done there. So may Allah reward you tremendously for that brother crumb. Exactly. Well, Claire. Next up is Imam Nadeem, who will inshallah be presenting

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how to deal with this fear from the Islamic and Islamic perspective with regards to sunnah in this era inshallah.

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Hello Brocato I know the first thing that you must be thinking is like, oh my god is another lecture.

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I'll try to make this short inshallah Mr. Rahman Rahim.

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We are alive We are truly blessed. Imagine if we were facing this challenge today. And we have nothing we had nothing to resort to. We had nothing to reflect upon. Then he imagined today we would have many scholars, many activists scrambling to find solutions to our problems. Alhamdulillah we are blessed and we are honored that we have something called the Sita of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we can reflect upon that, and we can try to find solutions that can be relevant in our society today. When you talk about fear, the question is that did the Quraysh like today, fear is being manufactured? Fear is being planted into the hearts of the people. The question

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is that did the courage to do the same thing during the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? And their answer is yes, the Quraysh will spread fear within the hearts of people and within the people that if you believe in Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam you will be abandoned. As we know that amongst the Arabs, tribal loyalty was something that was regarded was given high regards. And they were told that if you did become a Muslim, then your tribe has nothing to offer you. Your tribe will not offer you protection. Your tribe will not stand on your side, because you gave up the religion of your tribe. So they were feeling this fear was putting into their heart, the fear that

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they will be boycotted, like in the time of US law, sal Allahu Allah, he was setting them for three long years, Muslims were boycotted, and this boycott was not an ordinary boycott. This was a social boycott, an economic boycott, a psychological boycott, and a political boycott. There were boycott on all levels. And did we find that the Sahaba the Allah Tala and home and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they don't mention a lot about that time, because this was indeed a very difficult time upon the Sahaba of the ultra unknown. And the family of us Lhasa, Allahu alayhi wa sallam. They there was fear that was put into the hearts of the leaders that if you accept Islam, you will lose

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your status, you will lose the position that you currently hold. They were told that if you follow Muhammad said Allahu Allah, he was setting them, you will fall into the state of poverty. They were told and they were informed that if you believe in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will be tortured and you will be persecuted. They were told that if you listen to the Quran, you will be affected by the Quran. These were people who were told that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a sorcerer, they were told that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a poet, they were told that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. wasallam is a soothsayer, He's a magician, so that they can build a up.

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So they can build up a negative public opinion, about Rasulullah sallallahu. It was setting them These were people the Quraysh that they were able to, they managed to create the conditions that were conducive to people's accepting anything that they said without applying any kind of logic or any kind of judgment. And they will continue to discredit Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So these were the fears and because of time, I cannot go into each one. But these were the fears that were put into the hearts of people. Now the question is that when we look at these negative sentiments, when we look at rallies that take place across our nation, and rallies where people are

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saying very negative things about Muslims, and we as Muslims we're seeing here and we're thinking to ourselves, and we're asking ourselves, the Why does why do they show this much hostility towards us? The reason is that there is actually fear within the hearts of these people. Fear of what fear of what fear that they will lose their country, fear that they will lose the freedom of their country, fear that Sharia law will take over this country, fear that they will lose all their privileges here in this country, fear that they will be forced to accept Islam.

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And they don't want to see that these politicians have put this fear into their heart that either you stand up today and you vote for me. Otherwise, one day, you will be living in the land that will be taken over by Muslims, once again, just like the people who existed during the time of Rasulullah sallallahu. It was seldom people who never applied logic, people who never applied their judgment. We have people like that today. And it's hard to imagine that how can a small percentage of people have the capacity, the intellectual power, the economic strength, the economic power to

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to take over entire country and modify and change the constitution, the United States, it's ludicrous. It cannot happen. But yet these people are told, and they believe in that. So in conclusion, we understand that there's a problem. There is first of all a problem because of their sentiments and because of their reaction, there is a problem. The problem is the first of all, there is fear in the Muslim society, we are fearful of going outside, we are fearful at times sending our women to the supermarket. At the same time there is fear amongst the public, in the hearts of the public. So the question is, that what is the solution to this? We find the solution in this era of

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number one.

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Most most of us have not been verbally or physically abused by anyone because of Islamophobia. Yet there are people and this number is increasing. Some of you may have faced some type of verbal abuse.

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Now my question is this. Has it ever happened or has ever crossed our mind?

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If we are abused, imagine I went to the supermarket today. And someone says something very negative about me something that's very offensive. My question is, what would also also Aloha he was sent to Rasulullah sallallahu. Ala he was sent him would wake up in the middle of the night as it was his habit, but he will make dua for that person. Just like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made dua for Abu Jamal, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made dua for Aminata. Well, the Allah Tala and when both of these people were not Muslims, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the time of Fatah Maka, he's holding on to the cover of the Kaaba and he's saying, Allahu Madhya

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Pradesh. The Quraysh that were the reason that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam had to leave Mecca, the Quraysh that caused so much pain to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that not only did they, they did they hurt rustless Allahu alayhi wa sallam, while he was in Makkah, they never left him even after he left Makkah, but yet also also Allah Islam is making dua for these people. Every single person out there today, when they say something negative about Islam, how many of us have actually taken their names and we have made dua for them. Allahu Madie Funan been Falon Allahu Madie Falana been Falon how many of us have done that? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam did that. The

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second thing is as an ummah, we need to increase our so far why, just like we find in the story of universality has some use out of Islam is the belly of a well, it seemed like there was no there was no way to get out of that situation. Just like today as Muslims we sometimes we ask ourselves that will this Islamophobia ever come to an end? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? This was a situation that Eurosonic Hassan was in but what do you do? He constantly made is different and Allah subhanaw taala made a way out of that. When we today make it stick far I guarantee you Allah subhanho wa Taala if there is no light today at the end of the tunnel, because of it still for Allah

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subhanaw taala he will provide that light at the end of the tunnel and he will provide optimism in sha Allah. Number two that we find that also Salah some did was that he had a very big heart. Because the today when we see once again, all the the environment and the atmosphere of negativity. We need to understand that these people are simply ignorant, and this is why they're behaving in this way. But when they come across us, just like today we have found we have seen reports that people have said negative things. They have made threats against masajid against Muslims, but when they were held accountable, they apologized.

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What as Muslims can we do and what do we learn from Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when the Prophet leaves on went to Fatah Makkah, and these were people who were scared that now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will read it will will retaliate, and he will take revenge for every single thing that we did. Taurus wa sallahu alayhi wa sallam the prophet Ali is some simply said the three body Kamal Jung Lassa, fever Alikum on Yom there is no there is no revenge today and everyone is forgiven. This is the nature that we need to have. And especially in these times,

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we have to remember that whatever these people they say that they will do. These people, politicians,

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people in media, they say things that a person a Muslim starts to wonder that will these things happen or not. Always remember what my Kuru Amaka Allah will lo HydroMax in this entire dunya runs on the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala they make plans and so Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Remember that the only reports that we hear about for the most part are all the negative reports, people who have done things against Muslims, people who have said something against Muslims. Those are the things that we hear. But there's a lot of positive that is taking place in this country. There are a lot of people who are standing up for Muslims today. And we don't hear about that. So we should always remain optimistic that there are people out there who are sending off our religion and finally, what can we do on our part?

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Study your deen.

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Study your deen when people when people come across Muslims, and they say very negative things,

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that when they when they taunt Muslims for different things. As Muslims, we have the basic knowledge. I'll tell you honestly, if you ever come across an Islamophobe, or you come across a person who doesn't know more than what they show on the news, and what this person hears on the radio, as a Muslim, if you have knowledge about statistics, if you have knowledge about history, I guarantee you, I guarantee you, there is no one who come close to you. Because you provide information you provide knowledge that they don't have. And as they say, in English, that knowledge is power. We really don't know our religion, we really don't know our religion, and SubhanAllah.

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That's why you have many activists today that we should listen to them, we should try to listen and listen to them, learn from them. Because these people, they provide numbers, they provide statistics. And when we listen to them, I guarantee you, there's a lot that we can learn. Now, what can we do on our part, that we learn from the seat over sauce, Allahu alayhi wa sallam to eliminate the fear amongst other people. Number one is that we need to connect with them as whether a crime mentioned earlier on, we need to connect with these people. I remember, several weeks ago, I was at a different masjid. And there was a group of people who came from a certain company. And these were

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Muslims in that company, that they had created this event to bring them to the masjid they give them a tour of the masjid. And believe it or not, there was one person who said something which is related to this point, this person said that there are a few Muslims that I come across. But I know that there are a lot more Muslims in my own company that I work with. But they don't ever say they don't even say hi to me, they don't connect with me. And they're very, they are there they seclude themselves from everyone else. They don't want to they don't want to talk to anyone. And they don't want to get to know each other or get to know anyone else. And this hurts us. This really hurts us.

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When it comes to our when it comes to ourselves when it comes to our children. We need to connect with other people as whether it Crom said earlier that studies suggest and they say that when a person knows a Muslim, then all those negative sentiments they go away, just like Rasulullah sallallahu ala he was setting up that when he found out that there was a woman in the society who would go out in public and she was saying negative things about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one day she needed help to take some things to her home. The Prophet sallahu wa salam did not, did not disclose his identity. He went with this woman, and he went all the way to her home.

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And this woman she was so pleased that this man who is a stranger to me, who has no idea who I am, he chose to help me and he and he volunteered to help me and she asked the Who are you and what is your name? He said Ross was a Alonzo and said that my name is Mohammed. My name is Mohammed. And this woman she realized that this is the Mohammed I have been talking about. I've been saying very negative things about in the in the in the public. And right away, she changed her opinion about us. Allah said Allahu alayhi wa sallam, when people come to know about Islam, they most certainly change their opinion. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam was a person who was proactive. The problem

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that we have today is that when there's an incident that happens in the United States, we are not proactive, we become reactive. On the other hand, the problem was Saddam was continuously proactive, we are either we become reactive, or we are passive, and we are oblivious. And I get and I tell you, that if we remain in this state, then nothing is going to change with our condition. Nothing's going to change with our condition. The Prophet SAW Selim will create strategy, when the Prophet saw that there was a problem in the society, whether it was related to him or not. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was stand up against the injustice. The Prophet SAW Selim would never sit down

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and rely on Allah subhanho wa taala. As we know the famous hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that first tie your camel and then you do the work hold on Allah subhanho wa Taala then you rely on Allah subhanho wa Taala this is exactly what this was ALLAH

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Why Sunday, he was proactive. And then he put his reliance on Allah subhanho wa taala. Brothers and sisters, there are people today. There are people today in the society, the general society who would like to know about Islam. And on an elite level, there are people in our society such as clerics, such as judges such as scientists, doctors, scholars, people in the area in the field of academia, the journalists, the professionals, the technocrats, the artists, the athletes, these are people who would love to know about Islam. The question is, there is no one who is taking Islam to them, and that responsibility falls on our shoulder. The last thing I will share with you something

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that we find in the seed of Allah so Allah who it was sending them that can help us remove this fear.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says and listen to this hadith Hadith that we have heard mullum Yesterday NAS, Nam Yes, Quran Allah.

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The prophet is something he did not say mullum Yes, Quran Muslimeen those who are not appreciative towards the Muslims, he says those who cannot appreciate people, they cannot appreciate Allah subhanho wa Taala let me tell you that there was a person during the time resource Allahu alayhi wa sallam his name was Moto M Bernardi Moto M rd was not a Muslim. He was a Muslim. He passed away even before the Battle of brother took place, but because of his support, to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the province of Salem after the Battle of bada. This is a Hadith narrated by Jubail EBITA Mortarion he says that the prophets of salaam said on the battle of the Battle of Buddha, that if

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Moto M Bernardi was present here today, and he will plead on behalf of the prisoners of butter. He says I will let all these people free. I will let all these people free. Now what exactly is this law Salah who it was and I'm doing over here, he is acknowledging the fact that there was a person by the name of Milton Bernardi and even though he was not a Muslim, but because he provided his support in a time when everyone had forgotten the Muslims in a time when everyone was hostile towards the Muslims. And that time a person I moved I'm gonna ID he stood up for the Muslims. And the problem was some he appreciated that.

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Today, believe it or not, we have motor ideas in our society. We have a booth our lives in our society. You have people like John Esposito,

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you have people like John Esposito, a man who does not who is not a Muslim, but he has written so many books, so many books in support of Islam.

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There are people today in our media, who are standing up for Islam. My question to all of you is have we ever stood up for them? Have we even sent a message to these people that are appreciating them for them standing up for Islam? There are people in our media today people like Anderson Cooper, just few days ago, Anderson Cooper he proved that all these people when they start making these loud noises that Sharia law is taking over the country. And they're banning Sharia law from the courts and the United States in such and such state has banned Sharia law in their courts in the court of law. Anderson Cooper proved through a with a and he had a guest with him, they proved that

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there is no such thing like that, that there is no such thing that suggest, or there are no reliable reports that suggests that Sharia law is taking over the courts here in America. He proved that.

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My My question is, if we were to really look into the fact that how many people how many Muslims stood up, and they just sent him a thank you note, or a thank you email. I guarantee you there's hardly anyone who said anything to him. And there are politicians today who are standing up. There are celebrities today, standing up for the people of CDM.

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There are celebrated celebrities today. There are Republicans today, like Lindsey Graham, who are standing up for the people of Syria, have we even said and you don't have to be on Facebook, you don't have to be on Twitter. You can find their info online. You can go online, and you can find your email address or you can just simply say thank you.

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Thank you for standing up for us in a time where Islamophobia has has spread is darkness all over America. Thank you for standing up for us. How many of us have done that? There are people who are standing up for us today. Believe it or not. These are people who are in the media. There are people amongst celebrities. There are people from other Oregon

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as nations who are going in they're providing their support, first of all is that why do we not know about this? Because we are oblivious. Because if I cared, if I cared about what's happening to the Muslims today in America, I would follow these people, I would know exactly what's going on. For many of us, we don't even know about this, we really don't know about this. If one time, if one time there is a celebrity, or someone who says something positive about Islam, you find so many people sharing on Facebook, peacefully, people sharing on Facebook, you know why? Because we have come to that time, where there are very few people who are saying great things about Islam. And these people

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they understand, they know very well, that when they support Islam, then their reputation will take a hit. They understand this. But now they have come to the point where they realize that this is wrong, this is wrong, and they're standing up for us. But there's none of us who are even appreciating them. And I'll tell you, the last thing I'll say, there are politicians in the past who have come who have supported Muslims,

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politicians who were stood up for Muslims understanding very well that their reputation will take a hit, they will lose votes, but they stood up for Muslims. And guess what, not a single Muslim went to go and vote for them. And you know what these people they said, they said that if if I stood up, and I put my career on the line for these people, and they cannot even come out, stand in line for half an hour and vote for me that I have nothing to give to these people. I have nothing for these people anymore. I will not stand up for these people. I will not fight for their rights. When I see Islamophobes attacking them and in taking away their rights. I will not stand up against them even

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though I disagree with that person is because the we have not done our job. So this is why it's very important that we find this in the Seattle WA salatu salam that he would acknowledge the non Muslims when they gave their support for Islam. So I pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala that he gives us the ability to understand these things to a May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to implement these things that we find the seed of US law so Allah who it was sending them to fight Islamophobia, and remember, it's a long road. It's a long road. Never can a person say how long is this journey? Never can a person say that how much work do I have to do? It's a long road. We continue to walk on

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this path and inshallah inshallah ALLAH SubhanA he'll provide light at the end of this path, realize that behind give us ability, does that come Allah Subhana Allah Hundi subharmonic Allahu Allah. Hi, I'm Nick national

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nurse Delfino. Luca wanted to be like if there's any questions, inshallah we can take them next week. When next we will take them next week in sha Allah, if you have any questions right now, you can ask them right now and inshallah I want to conclude this is getting really late stuck in my head and I want to complain

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