The Problem Facing The Muslim Community

Tom Facchine

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If we're not thinking as an OMA, we're not thinking about it as a Muslim community. We don't make our own food. We don't educate our own children. We don't actually own as much as we think we do after credit and mortgage is taking into account. We can't make things for ourselves. Therefore, we are not self sufficient. Remember when the oil embargo happened in the 70s? What are the King of Saudi Arabia say threateningly, he said, we'll go back to dates and water if we have to. That's power, right? To have the ability to produce for yourself is to not be able to be messed with by anybody else. We can't satisfy all of our needs as a community. Again, we've got the Holy Trinity.

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We've got tons of doctors on lock engineers, no problem. But who's going to write poetry? Who's going to write curriculum? Who's going to We saw this with the LGBTQ phenomenon, all the sudden Muslims are on the backfoot backpedaling, who's going to write the curriculums who in this clip, raise your hand if you're an education major? I hope there's one in the room. Is there one in the room education? Anybody know? Nobody in this room? Does education I one person, yes, my man. But the idea is, this is not collective thinking. This is not collective thinking. We're being fed individualism, okay, like you and you, and you and you, what are you going to do for your life,

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we're not thinking as an OMA, we're not thinking about it as a Muslim community. If we're going to have all of our bases covered, we need diversity, we need everybody to have all the skills covered. Is it viable? Is it viable to have a community in this way? Last night, we had somebody say that their first encounter with someone in Canada at a gas station was that your third generation belongs to us, or your third generation will be ours. If this is how assimilation happens. All the things that I've been pointing out how the you know, the fracturing of the family and the breaking up and the feeding of dreams and the dreams that you imagined for yourself that aren't your own dreams.

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They're not your own dreams, they were fed to you. Okay, this is how assimilation happens. It's not sustainable. It's not viable in three generations. If these are our dreams, we will not be Muslims or maybe your children, your grandchildren will not be Muslims.