Israel is Losing – And They Know it with Sami Hamdi

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They come on off to Allah Who better care to everybody. Welcome to a brand new program with your Kenya Institute. It's a live stream, live with him. I'm Tom every Thursday night insha Allah 9pm, Eastern 8pm Central Time.

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Hit us up with a chat. There's a new format that gives you the opportunity to interact with me with the guests, whoever that we're having on. Every week, you'll be able to ask your questions, and hopefully inshallah get your questions answered. I know that what's on my mind, and probably everybody else's mind are the events that continue to unfold, the brutal the brutal

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atrocities that are happening to our brothers and sisters in Gaza, and across Palestine. So hit send a message in the in the chat, let us know where you're watching from, let us know sort of what's on your mind and what you're thinking about. And if you have any questions, just checking in real quick, we've got secure from California, somebody asked, What happens if if Israel takes Gaza, then the West Bank will be gone too, and no one is helping. And that's I think everybody's fear. Right? I've know, I've been asked by many non Muslims, for example, well, how come Egypt doesn't open the borders, or Jordan just doesn't open the borders and let the Palestinians come rushing in as

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refugees. And you know, one of the answers to that is that many of the Palestinians they don't want to leave because they know that if they do, that they will not be granted a right of return. And that they will be their land will be taken, it'll probably be resettled by, quote unquote, settlers, and that this is a tragedy, right. This is actually as there have been documents that have been released official documents from the Israeli government this week, that have shown that that was kind of the plan. And the plan was to crack down on folks in Palestine so much in such a brutal way, that they would basically be chased out of Gaza, and that then they would seize the land. So that's

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exactly what, what they want. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect everybody in the Gaza and the West Bank and all across Palestine, and to make them victorious.

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We've got Subhan Allah, one of you born of silence, watching from Iran, Wisconsin, Homer him down from constant Israa, from Canada. Welcome, everybody.

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So Pamela thought I've mentioned something that I think many of us can relate to, she said that they killed the entire family of a friend and SubhanAllah. It's, it's getting very difficult. We see I know people who have lost their entire family,

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as many people who are watching also probably know people who have lost their entire family, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes 234 dozen people have been just completely obliterated, sometimes entire family trees, I had to explain this to another non Muslim that was in our locality. I said that, you know, when somebody says that your name has been removed from the registry, the Civil Registry like just take a second and think about what that actually means. That means that everybody with your last name, you know, when you're a little kid, they have you do these sort of family trees, right at school, and you kind of make the branches and the roots and you see as far as you

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can, as many people in your family as you can sort of account for imagine if that entire family tree is just murdered in one day, and one night in one week and one month, to the point where nobody has your last name anymore, or nobody shares your family name anymore. It's a very terrifying and horrific thing. Then we ask Allah subhana wa Tada to end it as soon as possible. We have someone watching from Washington DC, there's a big March coming up on Saturday in Washington DC. In sha Allah I'm still trying to figure out the logistics but I will likely be going to that inshallah Tada. We have someone watching from Iran from New York. Welcome, Toronto, masha Allah, we've got

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quite the quite a diverse audience here. Maryland is in the house. Baja has an interesting reflection, he says it's ill knows that they're losing the information war. And I completely agree that the one of the useful hashtags that has come up in the last week or two has been that every accusation is a confession. And we've seen time and time again, that everything that the IDF and the Zionist sort of propaganda machine has accused Palestinians of is actually something that they're guilty of themselves. And so this is something that you know, everything that you do, if you can only if it's the only thing that you have to be able to tweet to be able to share, to be able to

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comment to be able to show other people that this is something that actually does make a difference. That's not the only tool in our toolbox. You know, there's other things that have to be done. But it is a really important part. And actually, we're going to have a very special guest returning to the program tonight, Sammy handy and about five minutes, who I think has done a really good job of showing and motivating everybody in the western Muslim world that these things actually do really matter. We have a Xena from a man

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I'm a southern we have referred from Florida okay sorry from the UAE Okay, masha Allah, people from the UK from Texas Masha Allah here from the UK that means you're up very early. May Allah bless you many people from California Algeria I was settling and desire NYC in Chicago. Very good Masha Allah we have quite quite a diverse crowd tonight. I thank you so much everyone for tuning in. Don't just tune in with where you're coming from also tune in with your questions. We're going to be collecting questions both for Sammy and myself. If there's something that you've seen, many of us have seen sort of photos and videos that are coming out, some of them are very disturbing. Some of them are

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very inspiring when it comes to people's faith and how they're sort of bearing the tragedies that they're currently experiencing. Or if there's something that sort of lifted your mood or something that motivated you please share with those. Please share those with us as well. We have a man from Nashville Tennessee, Amina May Allah protect our our brothers and sisters in Palestine. We have someone tuning in from Rene Dar Salam Masha Allah welcome Alamosa Vanessa Gordon Sharif from Atlanta. I was in Atlanta a couple months ago Masha Allah welcome we've got Calgary in the house Ohio mashallah Batticaloa, Edmonton. Allahu Akbar. It's we have so we have a cross section of the

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Ummah right here, right here with us.

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Yes, Taha also points out, that's why Israel's using fake right. They have to rely on fake information. We saw one of the justifications that they came up with, right with the tunnels and what was the evidence? What was the evidence that they provided for the supposedly elaborate tunnel system was a CGI was a video that they had to invent themselves, they had no actual evidence. This is something that again, for people who have kind of swallowed the pill, right and sort of already are predisposed to believe the IETF lies, it's something that is, you know, they've they're already predisposed to believe it. But for those who have a critical eye, they can see right through it

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Kosovo's in the house, masha Allah, Philly's in the house, and I'm a southern

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mashallah, we've got a, we've got a very, very diverse crowd here in New Zealand, someone's worried and is worried we will get fired from our jobs. And that's a concern that's on a lot of people's minds. You know, but don't underestimate what you can do. And the little bit that you can influence things, I have a personal friend, actually, who reached out to their boss, and they kind of pulled him aside with a one on one. And they told them to say, hey, look, listen, this is how sort of I'm feeling about this. And this is sort of like where I'm coming from. And it actually made a big difference, right?

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You might it depending on the type of job you have, and the type of boss you have, you know, all that relationship that you've built up over time, right? Sometimes people just don't know. And it takes knowing somebody to actually look at things or begin to look at things from a different perspective. So sometimes you can leverage that. And you can say, hey, look, I know that this is what you're hearing, because sometimes, sometimes bosses just like politicians, they just put their signature on a statement that somebody hands them and the IETF lobby or some sort of, you know, Canary mission, or any of these sorts of groups that have their talking points already ready. But on

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the inside, maybe they feel a certain way, or they're open to conversation. So it's important to at least explore the avenues that you have. Sometimes, sometimes you will see that you have more room to wiggle than not. And if anybody is in a position to actually push it, right, because there will be some of us that will get fired from our jobs. Right. There was the story, I think of the medical student in New York City this week, that he was removed from his position in the hospital because he had a fellow doctor that was a Zionist, and he had to kind of step up and be brave, and care, I believe Kerr was able to assist him and I believe that he started working back at the same hospital.

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So unfortunately, it's it's unsettling. And it's difficult to make those sorts of sacrifices. But there will be some people from among us that are going to have to make those sacrifices in order to stand up for what is true. And in order to demonstrate the truth from the falsehood and to actually rally other people behind us and this cause.

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North Someone asked, How does one render Western media obsolete? Well, that's a really interesting thing. And I was thinking this the other day, because we have a huge generational shift when it comes to the consumption of media people. My parents age and older they consumed traditional media, mass media, CNN, the news they watched on television, right? And so obviously, everything's got a chokehold on what you can say. We've seen that they basically take their their news from the IDF itself. When it comes to people my age and younger, we tend to get our news from social media and that has been a game changer. So we do need to think, you know, it's been, I think, one of the

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means to see how Twitter aka X has been sort of the least censored, you know, platform, major platform that's out there, it's created new possibilities for the narrative and the truth getting through. Meta own platforms have been a lot more heavy handed and censorship. And so there's been a lot less that could have been, you know, poked through, or truth shown on those platforms. So it's an open ended question. It's a very good one, when will Muslims sort of come together to make their own media platforms, or at least to influence them in such a way that they're not going to censor things in a political way? That's definitely an open ended question that I think deserves being

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explored. We're 10 minutes in. And I think it's time to bring on our guest of honor tonight, Sammy, handy, semi handy, you know, went viral the other week with us when he was sort of giving us a very motivational speech about how the, the little bit that you can do does make a difference. I'm going to be asking Sammy, a little bit different line of questioning tonight, but we're going to use make the best use of his skills, inshallah. Tada, Sammy, welcome, again to the program is always a blessing to have you. Thank you very much very, very much for having me. And thank you for this opportunity as well. Great to be with you by the coffee. So I wanted to focus tonight sort of

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questioning and everybody who's watching, please send your questions in the chat, and we'll collect them for the end.

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It feels like there's, there's a race against the clock, so to speak, right? This has to end the genocide has to end the butchering of Palestinians has to end. And, you know, we're gearing up for huge demonstrations and, you know, applying pressure here and applying pressure there. But there's sort of a an open ended question, how is this going to end. And when I sat down to think about the possibilities for how this is going to end, I thought about three sort of theatres, right, or three sort of fronts. And I guess the the line of questioning will follow that I'm just going to mention the three fronts, and then I'll get into maybe one at a time. One of the fronts is sort of the

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regional powers, what's going on with, you know, with Turkey, with, with Qatar, with Iran, et cetera. The second front has to do with the politics within Israel itself with the time Yahoo and his longevity as a leader, or lack thereof. And the third has to do with the pressure that can be exerted within you, Israel's allies, such as the United States, which just unfortunately passed an enormous funding bill to go directly to the Israeli genocide effort. So I want to sort of take these one at a time. And to just think, how is this how is this going to end? What are the possibilities? When we see when we focus on the regional powers we saw in the last week, we had one of the biggest

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scholars in the world Sheikh had to do visit Erdogan. We had Erdogan make a sort of correct me if I'm wrong, but he made a sort of non committal statement basically saying that if other regional powers were willing to do something to intervene, that he might also consider intervening. We've seen the Houthis declare war on Israel, we've seen a lot of saber rattling from Iran. On the other hand, we've seen Saudi Arabia sort of commit to shooting down Houthi missiles and things like that. What are the prospects for anybody in the among the regional powers from stepping in or intervening?

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I think I'll leave it to your questions to break it down that each angle which one we're taking the first question is related to the regional power. So we'll start with that. I think that at this moment in time, all eyes now on the speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, who is expected to speak tomorrow. The first thing that's worth noting is that the delay in announcing his speech, again, reaffirms this perception that the Iranians don't want an all out war with the Israelis that the Iranians are setting up their proxies in preparation for a potential war. But exerting every effort to toe this very thin line of Israel, we are willing to go to war if we have

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to, but really, please stand down because we don't actually want to go to war with you as well. And I think that it's worth noting that the only reason that the US has mobilized any military force in Israel is not because it's concerned with any of the Muslim nations of Turkey or Saudi Arabia, or Jordan or the like. But solely because of Iran. There's a deep concern that Iran's proxies are well positioned in Syria, well positioned in Lebanon, we saw the Houthis display the ability to have missiles capable of reaching Israel, that the Saudis have very generously offered to the US to help to intercept in order to ensure that Israel remains safe. And also Israel is reported to have sent a

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ship into the Red Sea to help prevent the Houthis as well, from firing those missiles. There is certainly a suggestion that even though the Iranians don't want war, there's still a question mark over there whether they will actually go to war. There are reports today that schools in southern Lebanon have been closed in anticipation that there is going to be an escalation we saw today at the time of this recording. I know this is live, but we also saw that an attack

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did take place from southern Lebanon. It's been claimed by by Elka. Sam brigade they say they operate in southern Lebanon. Note here that Hezbollah is insisting that it's not the one that fires the missiles. But rather it is still a concern brigade in order to try to emphasize that this is still a war between Israel and the Palestinians and the Israeli Iranians have got not gotten involved yet. So in terms of the military front, Iran is certainly posturing it's still unclear whether they will get involved or not. All eyes are on Hassan masala. I do think that when it comes to Turkey and Jordan, I think it is significant that Blinken is making a new regional tour in which

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this time he will visit Erdogan in which he will visit King Abdullah of Jordan. And I think it is worth noting that the fact he is visiting those capitals means he's feeling the pressure from those capitals means that he's concerned that King Abdullah of Jordan has withdrawn his ambassador from Israel and informed Israel not to send its ambassador back to the capitol and man. He's concerned that Erdogan, who began this conflict with a very unprecedentedly neutral statement, is now beginning to write the popular momentum to speak much harder terms towards Israel almost reaching a point of no return. His last speech even though it was geared towards the Turkish audience, and

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appeasing the Turkish audience, the Israelis was so upset that they are now arguing that perhaps we will not restore our ties with Erdogan Erdogan has announced a halt. In plans to pursue a gas pipeline and plans to restore economic ties the Israelis have reacted by announcing a boycott of Turkish products. And again, of course, has denied that boycott is taking place. But certainly there is an escalation. So the fact that Blinken is going to the region to meet with Erdogan and King Abdullah of Jordan suggests that there is some pressure despite the fact that many people consider it to be just statements. There is pressure, that means that Blinken feels it's necessary to go to

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the Middle East. The third point that is worth noting and that before I hand over to the next question, the third point that's worth noting is that Biden two days ago from this recording, again, I know it's live, Biden said that he spoke to Cece and that that he affirmed that Gazans must, oh, Palestinians must stay in Gaza, and not to be displaced to other countries. That's a concession from Biden, you will note that in his proposal to Congress, on the 28th of October, there was a suggestion or Biden did actually say that we're discussing funding to give to neighboring countries to receive the Palestinians. And by them essentially saying that we're going to facilitate the

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ethnic cleansing of Gaza and allow the Palestinians to go to Egypt, or to Jordan, when Biden tweeted saying this is no longer the case. And then John Kirby came out to affirm as well, that this is not the case. This is a concession. This means that Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan have put their foot down and they've said, we are not opening this border crossing to allow the Palestinians in, they're going to stay in Gaza. We're not going to allow an ethnic cleansing. And that's why I think Blinken is now going to present a new vision, which is that if you guys don't want the Palestinians to leave Gaza, then let's discuss possible alternatives. Are you willing to help us replace the

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authorities? And I think that in this regard, I think that this is a new narrative that is designed to achieve two things. The first is to win time for Israel to continue its grant offensive, that is not going particularly well. Netanyahu has said that about 20 soldiers have died. We know the IDF lie about the numbers. So you can multiply that by at least five or six, which had just a lot of casualties and a lot of issues. There are reports that one of the commanders has been killed as well in its attempt at Israel's attempt at a ground defensive, but there is also pressure inside Israel itself, which I assume we'll get to afterwards when we explore the US domestic issue and the Israeli

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domestic issue. So in terms of the regional pressure, it may not be you how everybody wants it to be. It may not be the outcome everybody wants it to be. But certainly there is a suggestion of a shift or traction as a result of the statements and actions that are being taken, that warrants Blinken to get on a plane again, to fly to the Middle East to try to calm down these tensions, because he fears the potential that these tensions might result in. Excellent. And that is a perfect segue. Okay, so that gives us sort of an update on the regional situation. What about what's happening in the Israeli media and within Israel, we know that Netanyahu is on very thin ice, the

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people the families of the hostages are very upset at him. Many people blame that's in Yahoo. What's keeping him in power? What are the obstacles to him getting taken out of power? What would that look like? And would that even be advantageous because who's going to replace him?

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There are two important developments that took place today. And I've asked the viewers to forgive me for my voice. It's been a rough couple of weeks, and I can feel the pressure on the throat. And now but one of the things that is worth noting, today there is an article published by Politico which is genuinely considered to be quite well respected, in which it claims that the US officials have told Netanyahu that he now has a time limit, and that they would prefer Netanyahu not stay in power after all of this is finished, and that Netanyahu those days are now numbered, suggesting that the Americans are in reality not happy with Nixon

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his antics, and they will already considering alternatives. One of those alternatives is Benny Gantz, who is a part of the war cabinet, former defense minister of Israel, somebody who believes in a de escalation in order to facilitate normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia, that suggests that at least internationally, there is distance now being taken. With regards to Netanyahu behind closed doors, we saw a senior diplomat of the UK, tell Sky News that Israel's friends are now seeking to make distance from Israel because they do not want to be seen to be abetting genocide or the like. We saw the former prime minister and all men speak today, literally about an hour before we started,

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this is telling Israeli television that Ben Graham and the right wing allies are exacerbating the situation that they want a regional war, and that Israel doesn't actually have an interest in this escalation that is taking place, and that this is narrow interest that is compromising Israel's wider interest. We saw the video released about the hostages that are in Gaza, who blame Netanyahu and who actually claim that a ceasefire was about to be signed that a hostage exchange was about to take place a couple of days ago, and that Netanyahu messed up that process, because as we've said before, Netanyahu is the only obstacle to de escalation, because Netanyahu believes that the

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Israelis overwhelmingly blame him. And if the war ends now he has to face an Israeli public that is demanding his resignation that is demanding that he stands down. Netanyahu has not attended any of the funerals of the hostages families, primarily because he's concerned that the media will see the hostages or families or hostages blame Netanyahu for what's happening. We saw Ben V. Netanyahu is Allah you can see the examples rolling off one another. You can see how the situation is not as beneficial for Netanyahu as everyone presumed it to be. We saw Ben Graham announced that he would impose a law get the Knesset the parliament to pass a law to ban protest against the ground

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offensive. Ostensibly, he's saying it's directed at the Palestinians, but in reality is directed at the Israelis, because there is increasing Israeli anger that the ground offensive compromises the safety of the hostages. And as the Times of Israel stated five days ago, before the time of this recording, on this livestream, The Times of Israel reported that Netanyahu and the IDF were deeply frustrated and annoyed by the release of hostages, because the release of hostages means that the ground offensive will have to be delayed note, Netanyahu is upset that the hostages he claims to be saving or being released. So that shows you the situation that Netanyahu finds himself in, in that

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domestically, the situation is not in his favor at all. So you have Blinken now buckling under the regional pressure. And now you have Netanyahu domestically under significant pressure. Excellent. So even if Netanyahu gets removed, right, is there a fear that whoever's going to replace them will be even worse?

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I think that it's still unclear. I think the reality is that in the overall grand scheme of things, it's clear that every Israeli that has come to power has expanded Israel's borders more and more. I think that Israeli leaders are unanimous in their view that Israel must continue expanding until it swallows Palestine completely. There is a text that is attributed to Ben Gurion, the first prime minister, in which he never He says he tells his friend that if I were an Arab leader, I would never accept Israel because we stole their land, and they will always keep fighting in order to take back their land. I do think, however, that the next Israeli leader will have to be very careful with

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regards to his relations with the US. We saw that one of the cities in California is now calling for a ceasefire. We saw also two senators today come out and call for a ceasefire, including Chris Murphy, which is very significant. Chris Murphy, saying that the way the Israelis are conducting their operation is making it very difficult now for America to continue supporting that we're now seeing Biden and Blinken, by the most of the blink and calling for a humanitarian pause. We've seen reports in Israeli TV, that the Israelis under pressure from the Americans might allow a humanitarian pause, something they don't want to give, but that they will be forced to give because

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the Americans believe that as a result of public opinion, as a result of the viewers, retweeting, sharing, commenting, playing with the algorithm and making the pro Palestinian posts reached the four corners of the earth and forcing a change in public opinion, where we see prominent intellectuals who used to support Israel are coming out today and saying that they now support the Palestinians because they recognize the shift. We're seeing that Biden is forcing this change. He's changing his mind. We need the humanitarian peace. We saw in the United Nations, everybody voted against the US with regards to what they wanted with regards to Israel. We're seeing Biden now

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change his stance talk more about humanitarian pause, we're seeing Kamala Harris announcing a new initiative to combat Islamophobia, suggesting they are concerned about the Muslim vote. They are concerned about Muslim anger. They're trying to avert Muslim anger. The Muslims who believe they had no power are forcing the Vice President to come up with some Islamophobia program in which the details are not

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Clear, but it's about fluff and PR to show that you guys do mess up, please don't be very angry with us. The point here being is you think your significant, are now making the vice president come up with some schemes in order to try to win your hearts back. The idea being is that they will have to monitor relations with America, in America is demonstrating that while it loves Israel, and while it's abetting the genocide and ethnic cleansing, as a result of public pressure, it's buckling. And Israel now is considering seeding to Biden, in order to give him some buffer with regards to his public opinion in allowing humanitarian pause, who managed and reports may not happen. But the fact

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that this is now debated the fact that this is now an issue being talked about the fact that the voices are getting louder, the fact that now Chris Murphy is talking about potential ceasefire, the fact that other senators are now talking about ceasefire, whereas it was considered impossible just a few days ago, there is a shift that is taking place, and it is abundantly clear that the shift isn't favoring the Palestinians, not the Israelis. Yes, yes, definitely. And it is significant. I think, also, my reflection from my ear to the ground is that, you know, Muslims from all stripes are not having it when it comes to the suppose Id rollout of the Islamophobia. You know, roundly

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rejected, I don't see a single person who has said, Okay, well, this is actually, you know, good or anything like that. So that's a perfect segue to talking about, but it shows Sorry, sorry, but it shows it matters. Think about it, the Vice President of the we always say that I've seen it many times on social media, people who say semi, I get it. I'm encouraged. I'm motivated by what you said. But I'm upset that I'm not seeing the change or the impact. The Vice President of the United States of America sat with the President of the United States of America, they had a conversation mm Tom, where they said that the Muslims of the US are angry, the Muslims of the US can punish us in

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Michigan, which is a swing state, they can punish us in some of these other areas. They may be small in number, but that percentage is the fine margin that we need. In order to beat the Republicans, these Muslims are angry, we need to throw them a piece of meat, we need to try to appease them. And that's why they've come up with this initiative. If the Muslims in the US did not matter, there would be no need to present this Islamophobia initiative. That's why considered the victory, it's it's a skirmish. It's a victory. But it shows that this we're having an impact. It shows that there was a shift taking place. And now it's about capitalizing with that momentum and amplifying it.

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Excellent. Yes. And so how can we capitalize better so we have, you know, the BDS movement is picking up stocks or tumbling for Starbucks, McDonald's, other corporations that have been, you know, funding genocide in Palestine, you know, when it comes to, but there's been pushback as well, right when it comes to we seen that this week, the ANP, has been targeted by Zionists. And there's now pro Palestinian student groups. There's sort of legislation that's coming out that's trying to silence them and criminalize even dissent when it comes to this.

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Where are we at? How can people respond? And is a ceasefire, the only thing that we should be pushing for at this point?

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I think that first and foremost, it's important to remember that the ferocity of the repression directly correlates with the panic, that the Israel and its allies are feeling. The ferocity of the crackdown, and the arbitrary nature of the crackdown, directly correlates with the panic and concern amongst Israel and its allies. The more repressive they are, the more effective you are being, the more repressive they are in trying to silence and cancel professors and intellectuals and students in the light, the more of an impact you're having that is warranting that reaction in order to try to temper your voice. So the first thing is to recognize that the reason that repression is there is

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because you're winning, it's because you're making an impact is because you're forcing a shift that they are deeply uncomfortable with, when the telegraph here in the United Kingdom publishes an article yesterday, arguing that tick tock needs to be banned because tick tock content has influenced the public opinion of the British in favor of the Palestinians as opposed to the Israelis. That is an admission that there is a shift that is taking place in favor of the Palestinians that has upset the Israelis, which necessitates a greater form of repression in this case, curtailing freedom of speech by banning social media to prevent ordinary people like me like

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mm hmm from you know, ordinary Mashallah. But the rest of us viewers over here, from commenting and posting that content, and convincing the neutral who supported Israel or their life, that the Palestinians are actually human, and that their causes just, that's the first thing to note because once you appreciate that, once you appreciate that it's coming from a position of where the repression is coming from a position of weakness, you can appreciate that the momentum is on your side, and therefore you're more encouraged in order to engage in greater action to apply greater pressure. In the words of the former director of Facebook for North Africa. He said that social

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media tries to shadowbanned tries to limit but when so many people are talking about the same issue, it overwhelms social media, which means they cannot stop

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silence those voices. And that's the reality. It's the same mantra. They can't arrest all of us. They can't sack all of us, they can't cancel all of us. And if you look every single day, there are more and more high profile allies who are coming out who are disgusted with the canceled culture, who are disgusted with the repression or the like. Every time they repress the numbers increase. Every time they repress the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his followers increased every time they persecuted, it's one was increased every time they repress the Ummah, the number of Muslims increases every time France introduce a draconian measures, the number of France French

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people entering Islam increases, the more they try your Germany Europe imposes restrictions or Islam or oppressive the Muslims. The more people open up the Quran, the more they enter Islam, the more they take selfies of themselves in Mecca, and saying I entered Islam because they repress the Muslims. So I decided to find out what it is they're repressing. When I open the Quran, Mala it was touch, Allah guided them where we thought he would never guide them. The reality is that it's important to understand that we are winning, that the reason there is oppression is because we are winning. The reason why they're canceling us is because we are winning. The reason why they're

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trying to deep platform us is because we're winning. The reason why they are repressing Our opinion is because we are sick, we are convincing them. I always argue Islam thrives in freedom. The reason it's known for our thrives in freedom is because our last word is supreme. Allah's word resonates with the fitrah. Allah has words resonates with the heart, we don't need violence, we just need freedom, freedom to give Dawa because that will resonates with the heart. And people therefore enter Islam. The reason they deny freedom is because they're terrified that the truth will come out. And it will convince the people as the Palestinians are now convincing the world that they are the ones

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who are being oppressed, and Israel instead is the Occupy. So the point here is that once you've established that the repression is because we're winning, the only conclusion that you can come to is keep doing what you're doing. Keep going as you are, keep making noise, keep shouting loud, keep raising awareness, keep doing what you're doing. There are organizations taking place, you mentioned care, which has got a team of lawyers in order to defend those who are being sacked. In the UK, we've got a lot of pro bono work going to protect people who are being sick, we've got people coming up with lists of swing states or swing seats, as we have over here, where Muslims can make a

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difference, so that we can gather together in order to maximize our political potential, so that when we sit with the governor, or when we sit with the Democrats or that we say to them, Look, we control that swing state, we are the ones who make a difference. You need to listen to us, because as it stands now, Trump wants to ban the most and surrendering America, but you're killing them abroad. So as far as we're concerned, you're both the same. You need to change your rhetoric, and they are changing their rhetoric. So the way the simple question is, even though it sounds like our left, right everywhere, and it's like, ask me, where's the air and I went like this. But the point

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being is that keep doing what you're doing. And the reason why I say that is everybody has a different set of powers and skills, and different environments. I've seen people do amazing things that I'm not capable of, I've seen them do it within their domain, they're blessed with the knowledge that Allah gave him, it didn't give me what you're doing is making an impact. What I'm doing is making an impact what you're doing him and Tom is making an impact. Keep doing what you're doing. And the more you see the repression, the more you know, you're winning, the more you know that this narrative war is becoming in our favor, because they know it's going to be a lasting

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change. They know that they cannot win the monopoly back over the narrative. And when Chris Murphy who was the senior senator is coming out calling for a ceasefire, it shows you that the damage that Israel has done to the ability of its allies to continue supporting it is so great that they have no idea how they would emerge out of this without being seen as genocide supporters. Wonderful, wonderful. One thing that that I sort of fall back on all the time is that as Muslims, we bet on ourselves, right? Islam doesn't need oppression, Islam doesn't need, as you said, violence, we bet on ourselves. And we understand that the truth is going to shine through. How far do we push this?

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Okay, we're asking you right now, ceasefire now, but let's maybe think strategically. Let's say we get a ceasefire. What else are we looking at? Like? What are the next steps, then? What?

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I think that one of the things that is worth noting is let's take Hillary Clinton's answer, because I think that she answered the question very well, Hillary Clinton said that those who call for a ceasefire do not understand she said Hamas. But I think the reality we should talk about the Palestinians here, not about hammers. She argued that if we give a ceasefire, the Palestinians will be able to regroup, they'll be able to recover, to entrench their gains, their gains, the I'm not talking about violence, or the like, I'm talking about the change in public opinion, they will be able to maximize that they will find new platforms, they will be able to engage those neutrals who

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now believe in the Palestinian cause, because of the horrors that they've seen that have been shared on social media. And that's been amplified by 1.9 billion people around the world and delivering it to the four corners of the earth in a manner that has forced Bolivia in Latin America to kick out the Israeli ambassador that has forced Brazil or convinced Brazil to change its beach into a replica of the Gaza Strip to show solidarity with those who are in Gaza itself. I think that the ceasefire people are undermining this

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significance of a ceasefire. Consider mm Trump, if a ceasefire is announced tomorrow, what will the world say? The world will say that Netanyahu lost. The world will say that Israel is a genocidal state, the world will say that the US a better genocide, the world will say what the g7 diplomat told Financial Times, which is that now there is a divorce between the global south and the west, we can no longer rely on them in Ukraine, to push back against Russia or even to push back against the Chinese. We will see people say, as Bloomberg said, which is that normalization of ties in these circumstances, is impossible, because even if the regime's normalized, the people have showed the

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propensity to ruin that normalization, by being overwhelmingly against it. If a ceasefire happens, now, people are saying what is the ceasefire, do a ceasefire, in trenches this shift in public opinion, it's in trenches this break in international relations, it in trenches the shift in the global order in which the US can no longer claim any moral authority as a result of its supporting of genocide, or that you might think that it's insignificant, but let me remind you that the apartheid regime of South Africa in the 1980s enjoyed sweeping international support. But when the crimes of the apartheid regime became so public, that public opinion turned against it, the

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governments of the international order could no longer in good conscience, continue to be seen to be supporting it. And what ended up happening is they went from supporting the apartheid regime to sanctioning it, demanding Mandela's release. And Mandela came out and became president global public opinion matters. This could be the start of a turning point. ceasefire. People are thinking ceasefire, but that just entrenched the status quo. It doesn't. If a ceasefire entrench the status quo. Netanyahu would agree would have agreed to it yesterday. The reason Netanyahu is not agreeing to a status quo to a ceasefire is because he knows if a ceasefire happens now, he'll be forced to

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resign Israel's image of Israel being undefeatable is completely blown out the water, it's no longer true. The ability to rally the global south to any cause that there was support is completely broken. And history shows that when you lose public opinion regimes are forced to change their stance, even if it's slowly but it sets this the ball rolling for why that change. And that's why I think that look, ultimately the outcome belongs to Allah subhanaw taala. He knows best what's happening. But I truly believe that if a ceasefire happens today, the world everybody in the world, including Israel's allies, will say the Palestinians, one despite the fact that more of them died,

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and they will say Netanyahu loves Israel loss. And think about it this way implemented finished on this point. Three weeks ago, nobody was talking about the legitimacy of Israel or or the legitimacy of Israel. Nobody was having that debate. Nobody was having that discussion. Instead, we were talking about whether Palestine is legitimate or not where the Palestinian state today look at the debates taking place on the university campuses in the US. Look at the debates taking place in the UK. Look at how now everybody is starting to talk about occupation, to talk about the rights of Palestinians, to talk about whether Israel truly has a right to its land or not. The very fact that

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they are asking questions that were forbidden for years that we couldn't even talk about on mainstream of just four weeks ago, shows you the extent to which things have changed the extent to which the geopolitical plates have changed, you may believe it to be insignificant, but Israel believes it to be so significant, that they are investing in YouTube adverts that I promise you, those who watch this recording email, Tom, before this video comes up, there will be an IDF advert before this video comes up, because they are so desperate that they've lost the narrative that they need to put it on the McCain institute video as well, because that's how desperate they are in terms

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of how they're spending their money, because they know that this is a turning point. And that no matter how many Palestinians they kill, if they had to choose between slaughtering the Palestinians, and maintaining a monopoly over the narrative, they will choose the narrative of the killing Palestinians, because killing the Palestinians can be done whenever they want. But monopoly on the narrative once it's lost, will never be gained and has the potential to completely change the international order, and the political leverage that the good that the regional powers have over Israel. And I think this could be a historical turning point that we'll look back on and say this is

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when the whole conflict finally turned on its head. Brilliant, brilliant. And we've seen how many even social media influencers have have outed and exposed Israeli Zionist sort of companies approaching them, to engage in propaganda for them. And so the it's completely spinning out of their hands. Just I'm sorry, I don't mean to interrupt you. But I'll tell you something interesting. My wife and I have this have this hello travel guide company, we take people to try to restore the old man's memories together. So it's called Hana travel guide. Hello, traveler, I got an email from a PR company, asking them to email our subscribers to tell them that Israel is under attack, and that

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Israel is fighting a just war. It shows you the extent to which they go you were saying that's how it said the PR companies that they're messaging everybody they're not even looking at the name anymore, in order to try to win back that narrative. That's how desperate they are. So

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Subhan Allah Subhan Allah, we are indeed winning Insha Allah, may Allah make us victorious. Let's go to a couple of questions. So we have Astra Purana asked the question, the way the world is responding well, lahi it seems like a cruel joke. How can the world see what is happening and not do anything?

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I think the reality is that what's become abundantly clear is that the world actually hasn't changed from how it's been in history. I always used to ask myself, how did the world exist in which there was colonization, where the British could rule India or the French could rule Algeria was such barbaric colonization could take place where 1000s could be killed simply for protesting and demanding independence and freedom? How could the world exist where we had slavery in the US where the black population were used to work on the cotton fields, and the white master just used to control and that was just the way it was? How do we live in a world where the world just accepted

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that, you know, certain people are allowed to vote certain people are not allowed to vote? How did we live in a world where all these injustices take place? And I think the reality is that the world is as it's always been, and the one who thought it was any different is the one who was misguided, or perhaps was global under this false sense of illusion. I think one of the things that highlights that very clearly is, we always talk about the secular liberal forces versus religion or the like. But when you look at the way that the Speaker of the Congress is summoning the Bible, and using it as the reason why they should support Israel, when Lindsey Graham says this is a religious war, when

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you see the way that Netanyahu is summoning the Torah saying let's kill the women and kill their babies, or the like, can you imagine if somebody that they're Muslim did that stood up and said, I'm going to use an AR, like the reaction would be uproar the like, but it shows you that for all of the facade, that somehow there is a secular liberal authority, power or the like, underneath, there is still this perception, at least amongst the West, not in Islam. But in the West, at least, of this idea of clash of civilizations, that Islam is still a terrifying force, that Hinduism is not a threat. Buddhism is not a threat. Islam is a threat because it keeps growing. We colonized the

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Muslim world and more people became Muslims. We were colonizing the Muslims and our own MPs in the UK, were becoming Muslim. We were colonizing the Muslim world and Muslims were growing in France. Today in France, I remember a French journalist was saying that one of the issues that's happening in France is that the new French generation, if you ask them who their heroes are, they tell you it's the Muslim Kenyan Benzema is the Muslim and Gordo Canty, it's the Muslim, Paul Pogba, all these Muslims. And I said to him, what's the problem with that? And he goes, where are the French? Where are the French amongst these arrows? The French generation will grow up not knowing what it means to

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be French. We think that Islam is in decline when they see it in the ascendancy. And that's why I think the direct answer to your question is, I think the world is, as it's always been, I think we were lulled into a false illusion that we have progressed as mankind and actually started respecting each other and that human rights belongs to all it's abundantly clear now that the blood of Ukrainian is worth more than the blood of the Palestinian in the eyes of the Western Power. But it's equally important to note that it's only more important in the eyes of the Western Power, not in the eyes of the rest of the 126 countries around the world, who in the UN have consistently voted in

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favor of the Palestinians who have come out openly to pressure the Americans who have made the Americans buckled with regards to their stance in terms of the majority of the world, the overwhelming majority, it's abundantly clear that Palestinian means something according to the YouGov poll, which shows that 70% of those in the UK are in favor of a ceasefire. It shows that only a minority rule, believe the Palestinian blood is cheap. But now 70% of the UK believe it's valuable. When the Gallup poll in the US shows that 60% of Americans are now in favor on immediate ceasefire. It shows that 60% of Americans believe that Palestinian blood is of value and a minority

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that rule are the ones who insist that it doesn't. I know the world feels cruel, but I think we can take hearts that it's a minority who have power, who are suggesting that it's cruel, but Alhamdulillah we are see it's becoming abundantly clear that the overwhelming majority of mankind and humankind knows what's right. They've identified what's right. They've come out in support to the Palestinians. The battle is slow, it's tough. The results are taking time to manifest. But certainly it's shifting in our favor. Don't lose hope. The world looks bleak. But Allah is in control, and I can see the signs of victory. We can see it we've explained it take heart and that

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the battle is tough, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Excellent, excellent. Mashallah. Another question from Neil Prado says salam aleikum wa Alaikum salam, please expand on the issue of Israel's contract with European Union and Egypt for oil to be explored on the shore of Gaza. Is it the main reason to get to vasa? And I like this question, because some people in the past week have you know, said that there's sort of a reductive analysis that sometimes gets made about it's all about oil, or it's all about sort of material resources. How do you respond to that?

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I think one of the things that's worth noting is that Netanyahu has built up a force his was not actually near Gaza. He's built up forces was near the West Bank, suggesting that for him the priority was to annex the West Bank before it was about annexing Gaza. The second point is he doesn't need to take over Gaza to take advantage of the gasoil in a day.

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Anyway, God has blockaded by Israeli ships. And when you look at where Israel maps out its gas territories or the like it includes territories of Gaza. Netanyahu doesn't need to invade Gaza in order to use the gas facilities. The third point, you notice the reason that Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, was not because it felt that Gaza wasn't worth it, it was because it felt there are too many Palestinians there. It's a headache to rule on that. Let's just make it into a concentration camp. They can't really use any of their resources anyway, we'll use the resources, and we'll leave them trapped in there. I don't think Israel needs to invade Gaza in order to have

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access to that gas and oil facilities. I get that it's a very simplified way of looking at it. But I think when you look at the normalization terms, the way that the UAE is considering constructing an alternative to the Suez Canal, with the Israelis, when you look at the way that Erdogan was considering constructing a gas pipeline, with the Israelis and acknowledging their How do I word it by acknowledging they're supposed right to those territories in the sea or the like? I think that when it comes to Israel, they don't need to invade gods in order to have access to that gas or that oil. And the Gazans have no real power in order to assert themselves over those resources either. I

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understand why people are saying it. But as I said, I think that Netanyahu in terms of military invasion, he was looking at the West Bank at the Janine refugee camp, not at Gaza, and it's Gaza that shocked him when he was actually preparing a military campaign to go take the West Bank. Excellent. As a follow up question to that somebody asks GH a s says, are you aware of the Ben Gurion canal project? Is this the cause of the latest quote unquote, conflict was in the way of this? We're gonna see a similar response.

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I think the Ben Gurion canal, certainly there's a lot of talk about it, the UAE is very excited about it. It's something that's upset the Egyptians the Egyptians cannot understand why their brothers in the UAE would even consider undermining Egypt's economic security by entertaining this construction with Israel. And I think that bin Zayed has this vision that this is the way that it should go forward. I don't think Gaza necessarily has any relevance to it primarily. Because to construct that canal, you need peace. And I think Netanyahu did not anticipate that the Palestinians would be able to mount this particular offensive on Israel, I think the general assumption was that

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Gaza could be subdued that no threat was impending from Gaza. And that's why they were going full steam ahead. You'll remember you told me that g 20. Summit in India, where they announced the Middle East corridor that would go India, Saudi Arabia, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and then into Jordan and Israel, and then into the Mediterranean or the like, they were ready to go ahead, Biden celebrated the plan as well. I don't think that God has a direct involvement to it. I think that has more to do with normalization of ties. Again, that doesn't mean that they're not pursuing the project. They are pursuing the project. But I think that what's happening in Gaza has been brought about by the

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Palestinian actions, not necessarily by Netanyahu himself. I don't think that war in Gaza, or Gaza itself was an obstacle genetically over pursuing those economic projects. And certainly the UAE had indicated that it wasn't an obstacle either they were going through. And you remember, when you submit it by the UAE ambassador to the US a couple of months ago to a think tank, he said, What normalization has demonstrated that we in the UAE have no influence over Israel, with regards to Palestine. But let me tell you how amazing all this economic projects and ties that we have, and how many flights there are now between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, suggesting that for the UAE, it's not an

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obstacle at all, they were ready to build it. I don't think Gaza was going to mess that up. But I think perhaps this latest war will certainly complicate that project and certainly delayed Excellent. Morning reboot asks, How do we deal with people who are so invested in their relationship with Western media? That they accept the current narrative as the truth? And how do we deal with family members like this in an Islamic way?

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So mmm, so could you repeat the question, or it was about family members who are so invested in the narratives that they pick up from mainstream media, that they accept the current narrative as truth? How do we deal with family members like this?

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I think how you deal with it is you deal with with social media, the reality is that their social media is what's changing the entire landscape. I think that a lot of the information that is breaking the control of mainstream narratives is social media. It's this idea that on the television, they are watching CNN, which made it so for example, Israel said that they bombed the Jabalia refugee camp and killed 400 people. And they celebrated they said, Yes, we did it. CNN and BBC took it upon themselves to act as a PR company to sort of say, Israel, when you say you did it, maybe that's not the right language. We're going to say an explosion happened that bombed the

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refugee camp or in CNNs case, a blast somehow happened and killed the refugee camp. So exactly. So so the point is that on the TV, they're watching that mainstream narrative to combat that narrative. You must show them what's happening.

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on social media, show them the gods and accounts show them the Palestinians who are sharing those videos, show them Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, which is now documenting what's happening in Gaza. Show them the UN official, the head of human rights at the UN who recently resigned and show them his resignation letter what he writes underneath. Show them the way that you see the Senate is now changing their position in terms of Chris Murphy saying we can no longer support the Israelis or the way the Israelis are currently going, means it's making us very difficult for us to go show them the pictures of the babies, show them the pictures of the rubble,

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show them the pictures of the of the corpses that are lying there. So show them those images, because the reason the narratives are being broken, is because while the IDF in Israel is telling the world what is happening, we are capable of showing the world what is happening, we are capable of showing them the videos, showing them the reality of what's happening in Gaza in a way that cannot be denied. And then you leave the question to them. You've seen what happened. And you've heard what's been told what's happened, which one do you believe? And I think to finish on this point, the greatest example of this is the CNN interview where the Israeli commander celebrates and

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says we bombed this place and Jabalia refugee camp and killed 400 that CNN presenter is a known supporter of Israel. His sympathies are deep with Israel. Look at the shock on his face. When he sees the IDF commander admitted, even he his Petra, his fitrah that he has desensitized to the Palestinians is so shocked by the public admission that even he expresses his horror on his face. So imagine how that family member and relative will react when they see the realities of what's happening in Gaza itself. Don't underestimate social media. The reason that Israelis are pressuring social media to contain the reach of the Palestinian post, is because they believe it's that

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content, which is breaking the whole the mainstream media, if Israel believes that's the most effective way, let's trust the Israelis, let's trust the IDF. Let's take that social media and put it in the faces of everybody who's willing to listen. Excellent, excellent. And yeah, there's maybe if you're in a situation where you have older generation folks in your household, then okay, they're not on social media, but you can show it to them, right, you have a device, and you can actually demonstrate to them. And that might be the thing to crack the code or to break through the narrative with them. We'll take one more question and we'll let you go same No, it's very early, where you're

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at born of silence asks, Can you ask me to talk about unity, and why it matters at this point in time?

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I think that sorry.

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I think that there are two ways to look at Unity. There is a theoretical approach, which is that you feel bound by an identity of unity, but you don't actually do anything to demonstrate that unity. The way you see unity is an action. The way you see unity is in the way we mobilize together. It's one thing to tell people were united, it's another thing to show people that we are united. What I mean is we always say as an ummah, that we are united. But in reality, we are always limited in our actions, because we don't usually take actions. And that's why I've made the emphasis over the past three weeks to highlight that everybody is capable of action. The reason that we've wrote about

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these changes in the narrative or the light is because we mobilize together, we show the unity in our action, we show the unity in our message, we show the unity in the content that we're sharing, we show the unity in the hashtags that we're sharing, when the head of Facebook for former head of Facebook for North Africa, says that if you overwhelm the algorithm with the same hashtag, it cannot shadowbanned that as the OMA together 1.9 billion, we all use the hashtag Palestine. We all use the hashtag Gaza, we all use the hashtag genocide. That's why it remains the most popular hashtags taking place on social media. So we went from talking about unity, to actually showing unity. When

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you ask what's the importance of unity is because together we are powerful, together, we are strong that Allah subhanaw taala says to the believers in the Quran, yeah, you entered in M and o let and as Al Fatah shadow, Waterbury hokum, Oh you who believe do not be divided divided, otherwise you will fail and dissent with which people are attracted to you will disappear. Now look at how the opposite is happening. Now that we are united are sent his sweet the message of the Palestinians is being heard. The neutral dismay negated. He's realizing this is the smell I should be submitting. He's realizing this is the opinion that is correct. This is the just cause I should be supporting.

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These are the people I shouldn't be sympathizing with. These are the images I should be seeing. This is the arguments I should be propagating. These are the arguments that make sense. This is what feels right. My fitter is realizing this. And the reason they're realizing this is because we're all talking with one voice. We're all roaring with one voice. We're all condemning with one voice. We're all mobilizing with one voice. We're all all over the world. Social media has been able to show us that those who protest in London are encouraging those in America to go protest. Those who protest in America are encouraging those in Paris to go protest. Those who protest in Paris are encouraging

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those in Rome, and then those in Berlin, in Pakistan in Malaysia

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Although like it says, If we all set out with our own personal initiatives, we all chose to strive. And Allah is bringing all those dots together, connecting them together as one that is moving as one body. The reason why we always say that the outcome belongs to Allah is not because just that Allah will decide the ultimate outcome, but also because Allah knows how to tie the efforts together. The reality is three weeks ago, I had no idea that Yaqeen institute that I was watching on TV, that that would be sitting next to Mr. Trump being able to use this platform to talk with a message, Allah take your efforts, and he tied my efforts. We were both striving this way, Allah put it together.

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And it's the same with you and other organizations. Everybody started striving and notice that this is what I meant by talking about unity and acting with unity. When you started striving, Allah opened the doors, when you started striving, Allah suddenly showed you the opportunities when you started moving with whatever you had, Allah amplified your voice, when you suddenly believe that it's worth taking an action. Allah has suddenly made it easy. Allah suddenly made us have an impact. Allah opens the doors. When we start moving. Allah opens to opportunities. When we start moving. Allah rewards and OMA that strives, Allah remove rewards an ummah that actually tries to resist this

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oppression. When this OMA mobilizes, we start seeing that our unity becomes stronger, it becomes stronger in action, because each action encourages the other. I'll be honest with you, amen. I understand that people are saying semi is talking about motivating stuff or the like. But the reality is, the motivation for me comes from people like you. It comes from seeing the ordinary Muslim out on the street in the stand, trying to fundraise by selling ice creams or pads, because he wants to help the Palestinian cause. I look at that. And I wake up in the morning and I say, You know what, if he's doing it, well, I will do it too. I will mobilize as well. We are inspiring each

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other. We are lifting each other up. When we see somebody who's stumbling. We carry up together. We are elevating each other's voices, we are guiding one another. We can feel the juices pumping through us, then we are pumping the juice through each other. And that's why the reality is for all of what's happening in Palestine. We're all feeling feeling the the desire to keep going, none of us is lying down. We're getting louder, the more Israel bombs. We roaring louder, the more Israel pushes in. And when you look at all the signs mm Trump, it's Israel, its allies that are buckling, not the Palestinians. It's Blinken, who's changing its tone. It's Biden, who's changing its tone.

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It's the Israelis who are changing their tones. But our tone is the same message is the same. It's getting louder, it's having a greater impact. That's what Unity means. Unity doesn't mean in theoretical that we happen to have the same identity. Unity means that when we mobilize together, our actions are amplified because of the efforts that we're embarking on. And this is why I finish on this point. It's nice to focus on this idea of unity as an abstract concept. But Unity comes from action, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the way he was able to establish unity amongst the Sahaba was not by telling him the virtues of unity, but by leading by example, he

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started with the action so Abu Bakr, Siddiq, and many others follow them. When the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tried to do Amara, indeed, Koresh wouldn't allow him and he was on his way back. And the Sahaba refused to sacrifice their sheep, because they were so angry that they were not allowed to do the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asked his wife, what should I do that they are disobeying, they're not sacrificing the sheep. She said, use that first. And they will all follow you. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam strove, he took the first step and the Sahaba in unison, in unity, they came back to unity of purpose, and they follow the Prophet Muhammad Salah is and because

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what the Prophet SAW Selim was demonstrating is that when you take an action, you inspire others to take an action. And that unity that you're talking about starts to manifest itself. Imam Tom, I'm sitting here in the UK at 2am. In the morning, you're sitting there at 10 o'clock or whatever time in the US and we are together, mobilizing on the opposite sides of the world for a common purpose for a common cause. This is unity, not because we planned it, but because Allah brought us together to do it. And it's the same all the viewers who are here who have given us their time and attention, and who will then go back to their families and they will convey the message and as one OMA, we move

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together to spread this a this, this this message, I understand that people are upset by the horrific images that we're seeing in Gaza. And we ask Allah to accept their shahada, and we ask Allah to rescue them from this horrible disaster that's happening, but I promise you, battles are tough. Battles are difficult. But as you Omar together, we can win this battle and we are winning and they are feeling it. Kamala Harris is introducing Islamophobia initiative, not because she suddenly cares about it, it's because she's heard your voice. She's worried about your anger, use. I've heard many Americans say we Muslims are small. We don't have much power if you didn't have

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power. Explain to me why Kamala Harris has put a video on her Twitter saying please Muslims, please don't be angry. I'm ready to do an Islamophobia initiative. Wake up, wake up and realize the power that Allah subhanaw taala has given you it went through Donaire Mata Lila if you count the blessings of Allah you

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We'll never finish counting them. The reason Allah says that in the Quran is so that you may always remember that you are powerful that you do have powers to deploy, that as long as Allah subhanaw taala is there, he can amplify your actions that he decides the conclusion of your actions, your choice is not in the outcome. It's in whether you choose to strive, and we are choosing to strive, and we are seeing the effect of our actions. Let's keep going. No momentum is on my side. And in sha Allah, Allah, this will be the start of the turning point in history, where people will read in the history books, and say that in October 2023, this was the turning point in the conflict between

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Palestine and Israel, that led to the Liberation of Palestine in sha Allah, we ask Allah to make that clear sooner rather than later.

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Thank you so much, Sammy, for joining us live speak, may Allah, restore your voice. You've given us everything you want us everything that you've got, and everybody that we really appreciate it, please do get some rest. And inshallah we hope to have you back on soon. May Allah bless you always, is a complicated political Luffy.

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And following Samys point, and we've just got a couple more minutes here before we will wrap up. That for all of you that are in the US, we have a nationwide demonstration day for Saturday, for those of you who can make it down to Washington, DC, we are trying to make this the largest demonstration in favor of the Palestinians in the history of America. So if you're able to come be there, stand up, have your voice counted, man your post, right or be be there. Inshallah I will do I will make every effort to be there as well. were demanding for a ceasefire, as Sammy said, you know, there's other goals, you know, maybe after that sanctions, maybe who knows. But the first thing that

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has to happen is a ceasefire. This is a thing that will be similar to we can make an analogy from better from the battle of better. This is something where we have all of the the forces stacked against us, we're out man, we're out funded we we have no if you think about it in materialistic terms, we have no right to win. But if we can get a ceasefire announced, and this would be a major victory and a major blow to the forces of evil that are slaughtering our brothers and sisters in Palestine. So everybody show up and be heard if you're able to, if you're not able to then do whatever you can in your local community or around the world. Keep on sharing, keep on liking keep

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on showing people if people don't have phones, they don't have social media, take your phone and shove it in their face and show them what's going on and make them care as one of the elders in in the Twin Cities told me he said very similar thing to what Sammy said. He said that power people must misunderstand what power is power is not a position. And it's not having access. It's not being the person with a title. Power is the ability to move in a coordinated fashion. Right. And so we are hoping that the Muslims of the world can unite and move in a coordinated fashion, not in an artificial or a superficial way, not in a fake or a phony way. But in something where everybody is

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mobilizing and moving together towards the same goal with the same actions in order to achieve

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a major assistance and a victory for our brothers and sisters in Palestine. We owe it to them. That's the very very least that we can do. And with that, you know it's been over an hour. We will wrap it up here just a reminder, this is going to be a weekly program, Thursday nights at nine eastern US New York time, eight Central time, that's Dallas time or whatever is the appropriate time for you wherever you're at around the world. We will have different guests on each week inshallah. Hopefully Samuel will be a regular guest

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and if there's any break in the schedule, then we will communicate that to you please sign up for notifications and be sure to subscribe. May Allah subhanaw taala bless every single one of you and make us successful and make the people of Palestine successful. I mean, Subhanak Oklahoma will be Ambika shadow Allah, the ancestor of Hirokawa to Blue Lake Soleimani coming off to Allah