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Many of you asked me about my trip recently, I was in the Scandinavian countries. This was my second trip there. So as you know, I like to observe different Muslim communities. And I think it is important for every community to learn about others to benefit to understand the trajectories, because what I find is that the cultures, the societies, the politics actually influences the problems of the Muslims in their own regions. And every single country has its strengths and weaknesses. And every Muslim minority has its potential, and also its threats. And I think it is very beneficial for every Western community in particular, to look at what is happening in other

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countries and to benefit from what they can and to learn from the experiences. So I will summarize, it's just introduction, I will summarize my own observations of Islam and Scandinavian countries. Now, firstly, what are the Scandinavian countries, the Scandinavian countries are Denmark, Norway and Sweden. And these are generally speaking, one bloc of culture, one civilization, obviously, within them, they have differences. But in reality, compared to the other worlds and civilizations, this is basically you can call it the Norse culture, the Nordic culture, the Vikings, this is that trajectory. And of course, as you're aware, Europe has many subdivisions. And the Vikings were a

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completely separate history and religion, then the bulk of Europe. By the way, before we get to modern Norway, Vikings and Islam. There's another top one day inshallah we'll talk about that. Actually, a recently delivery just introduced the concept, Vikings out of all that the Europeans, they actually had quite a lot of interactions with the Muslim world, and they interacted, we find to this day, every few years, we uncover a new treasure in those lands of Arab and Muslim coins, which indicates they were interacting with civilizations and Muslims, you probably saw was it three years ago, BBC had a massive

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article about a North Nordic Princess 1200 years ago, uncovered with a ring with the name of Allah on it. This is in Norway in Sweden, you will find the original still in the Stockholm museum, you will find it that you will find the ring she's she's a princess, and she's wearing a ring that has the name of Allah on it. This led to a lot of specialized speculation is was there Islam in Sweden factor that matters? No. But listen to this. Arab civilization Muslim civilization was looked up to it was the pinnacle. And so the princesses would wear the jewelry purchase from Arab lands. And so we have that type of interaction. We also have the the Vikings would also obviously raid Muslim

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lands. This is also the case and there was warfare and minor warfare as well. There's also a very interesting story, maybe one day we'll talk about it, a group of Vikings got

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cut off from the main group, and they remained it and de Lucia and Muslim Spain, and they embraced Islam, and they lived in Seville initDB Lea, and so there was an area of fish philia. Still to this day known. This is the area of the Vikings who converted to Islam. So you have a whole bunch of Vikings who became Muslim, and they lived in Muslim Spain. This is again 1000 something years ago. In any case, that's another trajectory. Let's go down to modern Scandinavia, the Scandinavian countries Oh, before I move on, I must mention one other historical fact many of the youth know it. The I busted Khalifa sent a share an alum, a historian and an ambassador to travel through these

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lands. His name is Ahmed bin fatherland. This is a 1200 years ago, and that was 100 years ago. And why did he send a chef because a group amongst them amongst that region there? They're known as the rural cars they converted to Islam, so they petition the Khalifa. Can you send us a chef to teach us Islam? This is beyond the Viking lands, not in Viking lands. So an ambassador a share analemma Hatfield traveled through Viking lands to get to this what is now Bulgaria full guard. And this is still to this day, that communities there are Muslims. That's a separate ethnicity, not the not the Vikings, but he lived amongst the Vikings. He lived amongst them and he chronicled what he saw. So

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he becomes one of the earliest eyewitness accounts of life, customs, culture, language of the Vikings. And He then wrote about this and it is preserved in Arabic documents. Of course it has been translated to English many books have been written you can find them on on Amazon Ahmedabad online. And in fact, believe it or not, Hollywood actually made a movie about this person. Back in the 90s I think it's called what the tribe 13th trial 13 where some of the the 13th warrior, they actually made a positive movie. You know, usually Hollywood has nothing but negative. This guy might have been frontline. They made a whole movie about him.

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A long time ago, 20 to 25 years ago, and it's actually a very positive movie, portraying how Islam was a superior culture compared to Europe and compared to the Vikings, and how he actually benefited them, and you learn their language. So there are interactions between Islam and the Viking civilization. By the way, the Viking culture was a different religion, different ethnicity, different looks than the rest of the Europeans, and they embraced Christianity much later than other segments of Europe, nonetheless, now let's get to our modern Scandinavian countries, you should all be aware that Scandinavian countries have a very different system of government of laws of politics,

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they are a type of social democracy, which means some of the highest taxation rates in the world, all of them, and also some of the best perks of all of the world. Norway is regularly voted to be the best country on Earth, in terms of standard of living, right, you pay very high taxes 70% 60%, the income disparity is very little everybody gets a similar wage, middle upper middle class, everybody gets a very similar wage. But then the perks over there are massive health care, absolutely free and very easy. The education system, there's no concept of paying, there's no concept, they're shocked that why would the government not give free education to the PhD to the

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anything? What do you do medicine, engineering, whatever you want to do, all of it is taken care of by the government. Also, one of the things that you should be aware of is that Scandinavian countries in general, unlike America, and England, they are very monocultural. So the bulk of the people, one ethnicity, one culture, and they have a lot of history, this is all going to impact our study of Islam. Because when you have one massive, monolithic population than outsiders really are outsiders, right. That's one of the big differences that we have in America, America is a land of immigrants, the only indigenous people that are being forced to live in reservation camps in this

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country, otherwise, everybody's an immigrant. And this is one of the biggest perks and positives of this country that nobody can claim that we have been here for 2000 4000 years, whereas in Scandinavia, that they can claim that and the Muslims are very recent immigrants also realize these are very small countries. The population of Greater Dallas is actually more than the population of Denmark as a country, and Norway as a country, our greater Dallas, who knows how many people live in the greater meaning the whole conglomerate of Dallas, all of Dallas? How many people are we?

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Seven to 8 million? Correct? Yes, all the Greater Dallas seven to 8 million, all of Norway, 5 million. All of Denmark 5 million, Sweden's a little bit more 10 million. So you can imagine now the quantities are much smaller. In a one entire country. This changes everything. Because when you have a small group of people all speak the same language all look the same, ethnically, they're the same, then you have outsiders, what's going to happen? What's happening in these countries is going to happen as we see. Now, within the last 30 years, Islam has gone from zero to the second largest religion in all of these three countries. This is a very important historical fact. In the 60s,

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Islam was almost non existent in all three of these countries in the 60s and 70s. Hardly any Muslims were talking about less than point 1%. Within the last 30 years, Islam has gone from almost zero to believe it or not 10% in every major city and capital, Stockholm, 10%, Oslo 10% Mama, another small city are the second largest city in Sweden, maybe 13 14%. It's phenomenal. Now what's going to happen though, when so quickly, you have a bunch of people coming, look different, speak different, act different. That's why these countries are very different than so many other European countries. Now, why has there been mass migration? Where did these Muslims come from? Two main sources and all

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three of these countries. The first batch in the 70s and 80s. These countries really needed cheap manual labor. They needed workers. It's not like many other countries where you have, you know, people migrating illegal Harvard might be those countries, you have to get the visa to get there. So they decided to actively bring groups of people to do the lowest jobs in the factories, manual labor, and they chose some countries, primarily amongst them was Pakistan. They actually do

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Those buckston peasants and laborers not we're not talking engineers and computer scientists know, they needed factory workers. And so they went to certain areas in the Punjab in the villages I'd like we want to give. So it became, and also some other pockets, Bosnian some places in Turkey. But all of these were manual laborers, right. And again, this is an awkward topic. But when you bring people that are not college educated, it is what it is. They're going to live differently, act differently. It's just the reality. It's an awkward topic. But it needs to be said here, right? So the first batch was all people who are coming to work in the factories, initially, they weren't

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allowed to bring families, then the grumbling and dishonor, they didn't want them to marry locals. So they allowed them to bring to bring families, right. So this is the first batch in the 70s, then in the 80s, and then 90s, these three countries decided they needed more people to come. Why, because their birth rate is amongst the lowest in the world, their birth rate is amongst the lowest in the world, they need people to come. So they decided that they're going to actively allow refugees from war torn countries to come. And where were the war torn countries in the 90s, which countries in the 90s, Somalia and Afghanistan and Iran as well that the political refugees came

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right, and the 2000s Iraqis. So one of the largest batch of immigrant Iraqis is in the Scandinavian, these Nordic countries, right. And again, these are all Muslim lands, because these are the refugees fleeing, and these countries want fresh blood, they want any people to come. And so they brought in 10s of 1000s of people from these lands, the majority of whom happened to be Muslim realized they didn't actively pursue, you know, we want Muslim, they wanted people, they want people to come and they want their country to thrive. And who's going to come because it's really cold guys, I was there now. And it was freezing cold, right? The sun doesn't set in some of these places, you have to

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realize it's, you know, the, sorry, the sun doesn't rise, excuse me, in the winter times, in the northern cities, is like, you know, perpetual dark and perpetual night, they were telling me that in Ramadan in some years is 20 to 23 hours of fasting. Like in some cities, they were saying that the if thought and the Sahara is organized for the same batch of people, they come they break fast, they prey throw away, they eat to hoard, they prefer to they go home, literally one batch come in come out. That's it, because that's how it goes over there. So in some ways, these countries are very difficult to live in. Right. But in other ways, obviously, there are many perks over there. So what

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has happened. And again, I have to be a bit generic here because they're three separate countries, each one has slightly different issues. So I'm being a little bit Birdseye so please, if somebody wants to come in, I have many critics along with Stan, they want to nitpick, I'm trying to be teach you some broad ideas. I'm not being 100% accurate to all three of them, but generically, what I'm talking about, unfortunately, what we see there is a massive divide between the indigenous population and between those that are coming from Muslim backgrounds. And the majority of immigrants are from Muslim backgrounds and all three of these because again of the reasons that I said, and so

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because this is a homogenous culture, one culture, one ethnicity, one group one history, and they all look the same talk the same act the same, anybody who doesn't look like them, and they're all mashallah seven foot tall, blond haired, blue eyed. Just kidding. They're, they're not seven foot, but they're six foot seven, every one of them that mashallah this tall, what not, they're all different. And then you have all of us coming along, we stick out like sore thumbs, right? We are totally different from them. So what has happened this quick, you know, influx of refugees and of immigrants has changed the dynamics. And by changing the dynamics, what has happened? far right

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parties, far right parties have become extremely popular. Nobody could have predicted because these three countries, all of them were left leaning in the 70s and 80s. There's an interesting point here. These three countries were the most liberal, the most left leaning 3040 years ago. Now, all three of them. They have some of the most far right parties becoming mainstream, some of the most blatant Islamophobia and that's where there's a reputation, like, especially Denmark, you'd all know, Denmark, how many things happen in Denmark, there's this reputation. I'm not saying that's correct. But there's a perception that Islamophobia is the worst in these countries, maybe only

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after France, and perhaps there's an element of truth, but there's also obviously a bit of an exaggeration. Another thing we need to understand is that these countries, their role of the government is not like America. The people expect their government to be involved at every level. We call it a nanny state, the nanny they take care of you

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Right, which means the government is expected to monitor what you say. It is expected to physically enact laws that protect their culture. Unlike America, we have the First Amendment. Unlike America where we're expected to be individualistic, those governments are expected to protect overall the the cohesiveness of society. They're expected to get involved in everything and every facet of society, I'm going to tell you something, it's going to blow your mind up. The government actually takes charge of all religious institutions, any religion can come and open their temple, their mosque, their synagogue, and write down who comes and the government will pay. Depending on the

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number of mousseline the number of synagogue, Temple worship, the government will fund your center of worship anybody in Norway, you can declare I'm a member of this church. And when you declare the church will get I don't know how much maybe $200 a month or something. Do the math. If you have 1000 people coming? Right? The government will pay the masjid monthly 3040 50,000 words the epic board members, this is why this is why there's no fundraising over there.

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There is no fundraising, but every person has to declare on the one message it they cannot go 345 messages right. One temple, one church and you register so the mousseline are registered and every Masjid is eager that come to our Masjid because by coming Can you imagine if epic started doing that? collecting your information and you have to register and then the government is going to give us funding. This is how it works over in Norway, at least in other countries, there's other funding in Norway in particular, you are literally to this day, the Masjid of Norway are funded by the Norwegian government not just the masjid is any temple. Now, you will say Masha Allah Tabata kala

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but what happens when others fund

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control, control? Because, you know, the golden rule as her by, you know, the golden rule. He who has the gold gets to make the rules. That's the capitalist golden rule. He who has the gold gets to make the rules when Norway is going to give money to the masjid.

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Norway now has the right

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to dictate.

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And previously, they didn't care about dictating any to any, any, any church temple, but things have changed. And so all of a sudden, what is happening now, if you want money from us, you cannot preach anything against our values. Now, what is against our values?

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Morality, sexuality,

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even hijab and segregation

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because this is against the values. These countries have banned the burqa. They banned the niqab. Right? It's fine to wear the niqab over there is not allowed. So it's a huge crisis now because the culture firstly, the Muslims themselves, generally speaking, compared to us, socially, economically, they're not like us understand why the where did they come from? Right? socio economically, they're not like us. They're working different types of jobs. Secondly, well, the taxation is so high. Thirdly, they're not accustomed to the culture of giving. They're accustomed to the culture of receiving. So fundraisers like we do are almost unheard of. They're not used to it. So now the

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government has pretty much control. And this is now one of the biggest crises that they were facing. They were trying to get my advice like, I have no, I've never expected this type of problem. We thank Allah, no matter how difficult our fundraisers are, we thank Allah that because of that, we have independence. Nobody can tell us what to say. Right. Let me tell you one, a very sad thing that is happening right now. So in Sweden, I told you this this nanny state in Sweden, what you can do, any community can come together and say we have 3040 50 kids, we're going to have a school, the government will build the school, pay for it, pay the teachers, every community can build his own

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school. I mean, obviously you have conditions but basically you come together you have the conditions, and the government will finance your school for you. So throughout the 90s 2000s Muslims came together, the government funded, I don't know 3040 50 schools. The government funded it. Sadly, every one of them has been shut down in the last year.

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Every one of them there is no Islamic school.

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Will in Sweden are mustn't forget Muslim school anymore. Why secret terror laws? You guys are? We can't tell you the details they told us they told them, we cannot tell you the details. But whatever it might you know what it is this Islamophobia, guilt by association, or what you're teaching values of so now, and and you know, we read in the news and I read in the news, how can the government shut down Islamic schools? When I went there I found out well, they can shut them down because they're the ones funding them. They're the money's coming from them. Because I was wondering even when I read it, I couldn't understand how what right? Does the government have to shut down schools? Well,

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obviously, if it's their money, it's their right, what do you say about that, right. And now the Muslims don't have a single Muslim school in all of Sweden. And the problem comes, they're not accustomed to the culture of fundraising. They're not accustomed as it is low income, high taxes on top of that, to build your own school, it is phenomenal expense in those lands. So they're going through all of these crises, what to do with this and that. So this is one of the things we need to understand about these countries is that, yes, there are a lot of perks to live there. But at the same time, because of that, there's also there's also a bit of a control over there. Now, another

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point I want to mention here is that in the last 2030 years, as I said, these countries have gone generally from being far left to actually becoming more sympathetic to the right. And the perhaps the most blatant example of this is Denmark. in its in its wanting to it's provocative cartoons, for example, right, and banning the slaughter of animals. They banned the ABA, and when they banned it, Norway and others, so followed suit, you cannot purchase halal meat in any of these countries. Where do they get it from? They have to import from other countries. It's unbelievable. You cannot slaughter they say it's inhumane. You must beat or kill or stun the animal. Right? And you cannot

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slaughter the way we slaughter. And again, all of this is happening for the last 10 years. All of this is new that's happening here. So they have to import their halal meat, which is why it's super expensive to have halal meat over there. But head so this is some of the negatives over there. Of course, perhaps the greatest negative incident that happened was the massacre of by Anders Brevik. One of the four right in Norway, right in Norway, too. So again, this is you, y'all remember when that madman bombed in Oslo, and then he went to some island off of Norway, and he killed almost 70 teenagers, right. Anders Brevik. This is around 10 years ago, in 2011. This is a very key symptom of

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the rise of the far right. This person, very sane, very rational, very lucid. He wrote a manifesto 100 Page manifesto. You can read it. It's been translated, you can read it. And in it, he said that our ancestors, the Vikings fought against these people. We had our own culture, we have our own heritage. Now, the left wing government is committing cultural and ethnic genocide. He used the term genocide. Our identity is being gone. Look around you. He said, You see these brown skin whatever he didn't say brows, maybe he didn't know with the Muslims. You see them everywhere. Where's our culture gone? And whose fault is it? The left wing party. So he attacked, not the Muslims. He didn't

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attack the mosque like the guy in New Zealand. The guy New Zealand attack the Masjid. This guy. By the way, the guy in New Zealand was inspired by this guy. The guy in New Zealand read the manifesto of Anders Brevik. It's a very academic manifesto. Yeah, he wanted to write this book. The goal of the terrorist attack was so people read is this writing. It went viral in the far right community. And it's a very dangerous manifesto. So he wrote that the left wing party is destroying our heritage. And so I'm going to make a point by shooting at them. So he bombed in Oslo, some outside the parliament, and then he took a boat, there was a youth conference. So suppose suppose the

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Democratic Party, right? Suppose the democratic Democratic Party was having a teenager's conference somewhere. That's the equivalent of what he attacked. He wanted to give the shock and awe message of killing children. These are teenagers, not even adults. There was no armed police over there. There was nothing that's why for an hour and a half, he was armed to the teeth. He went through the whole woods just killing children. These are 15 1417 years old, so tragic. majority of them were obviously not even Muslim, maybe one or two are Muslim, but the majority of them were just, you know, people of society. They're part of that Democratic Party, the Socialist Party, and his goal was to send the

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message that this part

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He is betraying who we are now. Allah subhanaw taala works in ways beyond this incident was actually one of the biggest causes of the backlash against the far right. This incident, believe it or not calmed many people down, that actually this rhetoric is going too far. And it actually helped some common sense and bringing about a sense of, you know, unity. And because Muslims didn't do it, if you remember when it began, everybody say Muslims, Muslims turned out to be a far right, you know, local person that did it, right. So this incident actually caused Norway to be slightly different than Denmark. And it helped curb Islamophobia in Norway to a certain extent, but Denmark and then

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Sweden have gone the exact opposite way. Sweden was one of the most welcoming of refugees, because they genuinely had those notions of the 70s were one word, we're one together, we want to have everybody different, then when all of these last 2030 years have happened. Now, it looks like Sweden is beginning to regret what did we do now. And so they're curbing and they're forcing, you have to become like our culture. They're kind of putting all of these laws in place. But the good news is that hamdulillah the Muslim community is now maturing up, as you can understand, and I don't want to be critical of other Muslim communities that that I go to, but generically speaking, one of the

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problems of Western Islam, Western Muslims, one of the biggest problems and especially in these countries, is the division that exists amongst the Muslims themselves. You have to understand this is first generation immigrants can you imagine the people who migrated from villages in Punjab and from villages in Ethiopia, those people are now here in one country, what do they have in common? Nothing, they have nothing in common. So ethnically, the divisions there are much more pronounced than in America. You have the Pakistani Masjid. You have the Ethiopian masjid, you have the Turkish masjid, you have the Bosnian Masjid. So ethnically big divisions, and they can even communicate in

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their mother languages. And many of them are struggling even they're learning the language of the people very complicated language, as you know, but hamdulillah they're now learning Iraqis, they've just come 10 years ago, Afrikaans have come right now. They're not get what language are they going to speak with anybody? So actually, we say Oslo is 10% Muslim, Stockholm is 10%. Muslim. Yes, it is. 10% of the city is Muslim, but they're not united, ethnically massive divisions. And then one of the worst problems of the whole world within our OMA sectarian divisions and you know, I have been a very vocal critic, the same sectarian differences back home, have now been imported. And you have,

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believe it or not, while there's so much Islamophobia, the betrayal, the masjid, they're the Deobandi Masjid. They're the W Masjid there, the earlier this Masjid there can you believe? And this is the reality, right? And you laugh at this, but I'm telling you, what do you expect is going to happen now? Right? And but this is the elder generation. When I went Alhamdulillah, massive crowds coming the new generation is coming diverse people are coming and insha Allah other than new born and raised, this is not going to end on a positive note. Those that have been born and raised in those lands, their vision is changing. And they have a sense of identity. Alhamdulillah when I went

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to Norway, in Oslo, they're building the largest community center modeled after epic. They literally said we're modeling it after epic. And they want to have, by the way, every city I went to, they were so happy at epics vision, epics, Masjid, epic 2.0 Every seat city that Hamdulillah we are Alhamdulillah always told to give Salaams to all of you and to our shoe, and everything is going hamdulillah they're monitoring us. But in Norway, seven eight $9 million project funded by themselves and the Muslim communities around the world, not funded by the government. They're not going to take money from the government. They're seeing now what's happening. And I visited I taught

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the class that I did this hero class I did. I taught it in their center, mashallah four or 500 people packed to the audience. They're building a massive structure for them a massive structure from ground up. No, no government control independent. So Al Hamdulillah. Now we are seeing a resurgence. The youth are coming to Islam. The Islamic identity is very strong amongst the youth. And they recognize that they have a role to play here. And of course, they're born and raised there. They speak the language fluidly. So alhamdulillah my humble assessment is that their struggles are very different than ours. And in some ways, they have it more difficult, but in some ways they have

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it easier because the cities are much smaller than Dallas and what

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but not Stockholm is less than a million. Right? And in Stockholm if you have 10% Muslim, I was in the city of Malmo my Alma has was spelled with an O but has pronounced Mollema. And they said that if the Swedish population maintains its negative, and the Muslim population maintains Muslims have mashallah the average of what 567 kids right the average mashallah is a secret weapon. I say that the prediction is this is the held secret weapon geyser. So we don't really take the video and miscut halaal secret weapon, it's not our fault. We have more kids, guys, you want to do whatever you want to do. It's all Hello Alhamdulillah. So if the projection continues, I was told by one of

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the local councillors there that within one generation, it is very likely that this city will almost be half Muslim. Because this city is just not there. The locals are not reproducing. It's not our fault. I mean, it's not. I don't know why they're getting irritated at us. It's not our fault. We're having kids, right. So it's not even so the point is what's going to happen to the majority now, finish off on this negative note, you know, the Swedish Quran burning? You're hearing this happening, right? I passed by the place where the guy did it. And he did it in a district of Mollema. That is 90% Muslim.

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Everywhere you see hijab, bees and throbs and beer, the whole city, you're like, where am I? Every falafel shop, you know, is over there, every shawarma, your everything is over there. And you're like, Am I in Sweden? Or I'm in Bethesda or Damascus? Where am I? The entire, you know, subdivision is Muslim. So what's going to happen this far right guy is going to say what's going on here, right? And so he literally stood smack in the middle, they showed me I saw the video footage a few weeks or months ago, they showed me that exact location. It's literally in front of all the, you know, apartment complexes of the Muslim community there he and he wants to provoke what's going to happen.

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And again, it's awkward to say this, but what do you think is going to happen? These are these are teenagers that are coming from war zones. These are actual Afghans that have seen blood actually Iraqis that have seen the invasion, what do you think they're going to do when this person comes and burns the Quran in front of them. So obviously, they the police had to be caught, you understand? I mean, but he wants this. And he's willing to die like Anders Brevik is lifelong, he's willing to die, because he thinks this is how I'm going to send the message to the people that they need to wake up here. So there's a lot of tension in those lands, but at the same time, the Muslim and this

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needs to be set as well, awkward reality. So we do have groups of Muslims that are saying and doing things that are very problematic. I don't blame them, because they're not, they have just come from overseas. And they're just, you know, learning the language. And they don't understand long term vision. So they're acting and saying and doing things, and they're attracted to interpretations of Islam that are, again, it's, you know, it's going to be a reaction. If you're not going to want me to call us then I'm going to go down a very radical route. So unfortunately, when the jihadi groups were active, 10 years ago, Scandinavian countries did have quite a lot of young men go there.

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Because when society calls you terrorists all the time, I'm not excusing them for what they did. But these youngsters are attracted to those ideologies to so radical interpretations of Islam, hardline and church Islam are actually common amongst the youth there. Because once society is going to treat you like this, you're going to absorb those values. If you're not welcome, you're going to say, Hollis, I don't want you guys, I'm gonna go there. And mature people on both sides need to understand this is not the way forward, mature people need to understand this is not the way forward on a positive note. And this will conclude because Scandinavian countries don't have foreign

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lobbies, like our country does. The one positive thing, generally speaking, they're far more pro Palestinian. They're much more open to the reality, because they don't have concentration of the other group over there. They don't have that. And they don't have foreign lobbies, and they can see the reality for what it is. So to give you an example, Sweden 20 years ago, was one of the first European countries to have a permanent ambassadorial position for Palestine. They literally said, We don't care. There's a Palestinian state, and they had an Embassy in Jerusalem. They had their ambassador for Palestine, and in Sweden, they had a Palestinian representative. What other country

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did that right, Sweden had that Norway, as you should be following the news, one of the most vocal critics of Israeli tactics right now, right? So you see they're not influenced by

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These other groups so to be honest and fair, this is not pure Islamophobia because they're fighting for the truth. What it is they see are some people see their culture, their lands being changed, and so they want to react in this vicious manner. The solution the goal is the Muslim communities need to be at the forefront and they need to embody the reality of our faith by being productive members by integrating the way we're supposed to while maintaining our religious and our ethical values. And in sha Allah, Allah, my tour this time, gave me a lot of Good Hope and good you know, vision, the community is thriving in spite of all the opposition, there are good people in the government there

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wise leadership amongst the Muslims, and I feel inshallah to add that in these lands because they're smaller lands and concentration is so high. We're going to see a very interesting development of Muslims in the Scandinavian regions. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect them and all of us and until next time somebody can

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