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Zaid Shakir

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Episode Notes

Imam Zaid Shakir discusses the noble historical role of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in light of the current events upon the release of a derogatory film depicting a negative image and how some Muslims have responded to it.

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Hello

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net has helped me learn lead over when SSI has helped you

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and so few who went to LA

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fusina

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Dr. Melina

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then Hello fellow Moodle Allah wanting you to the Excel a heavy Allah what a shadow

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Illa

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Allah what ash had to say he then Mohammedan Abu rasuluh yeah a

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horrible party have carpool party he was

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Muslim moon yeah

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Holla Holla

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Holla has no jaha

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marijan Calcio

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What? levy test una de

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la headcanon it boom rafidah

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de de nos

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we all feel the Cuckoo Cuckoo Why me you

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know Sudha

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Lena

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Babu upon hijiki taboo law

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he had you Mohammed In Sung la hora de you must sell them for short

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term

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gokula

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wakulla finol Alhamdulillah

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we had one

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Hagia Lola and had no law and hamdulillah lady and zela Allah Abdi Hill Kitab

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises due to a law who's blessed us with Islam

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who has blessed us to be followers of Mohammed Salah love while he was saying that,

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as we all know

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the name Mohammed

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is in the news.

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And I say the name

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because

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the name

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does not necessarily capture the essence

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of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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we all know unfortunately,

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there are many people named Mohammed

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who are not righteous people.

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The fact that they carry that noble honorable name

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is no reflection on our Prophet Salaam while he was sending them

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as say this brothers and sisters to say

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when someone draws some offensive picture

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and says that this image represents Mohammed.

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It doesn't represent our Prophet salallahu idea he was sending them

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in represents a figment of the artists or the filmmakers imagination.

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Our Prophet sulla love wine, he must sell them

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is considered

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not by us Muslims, he is bound by us. Those of us who are Muslims, the greatest human being to ever walk on the surface of this planet, some of the love lining was send them. But this opinion this, this belief

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that we believe to be factual,

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is shared by many Westerners who aren't Muslims.

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Many Westerners when they make a list of the Greatest personalities in human history, at the top of the list is our Prophet Mohammed. Subtle, a lot while he was setting them. History has recorded the greatness of our Prophet salla law while he was settling

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a lawsuit and why.

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Why does history acknowledge 100 similar law while he was sentenced as the greatest human being to ever live,

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single handedly

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he changed the entire orientation of his people.

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When Jesus came to the world,

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peace upon him

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he can to a people

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who are already familiar

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with monotheism,

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because they were in the heartland of the Jewish people

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in present day Palestine.

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So some Jews believed he was the Messiah.

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He says, think not as recorded in the Bible Think not that I've come but to the laws of Israel.

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Some Jews rejected him, and some accepted Him.

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So there are the necessary Christians who are Jews who accepted the prophecy of Jesus. They're the night Christians and the theories that propose that

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was it every night Christian who accepted Jesus but they still adhere to the Jewish law. And for this reason, when some say

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that no fan who the Prophet went to

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the Allahu and have brought the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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to affirm that he indeed has received revelation among lady died. But when the men were caught, he and others

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have read the Hebrew Scriptures. Some people say if you are Christian, shouldn't he have been reading Aramaic? Or should he have been meeting Greek?

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But so that the inner life Christians

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migrated into the hijab. This is a historical fact. And even some of our scholars record this as their existence, they're

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as late as 300 years after our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so they read the Hebrew Scripture, and they observed the Jewish law, but they accepted aisa salon as the Messiah.

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In any case, a chalet salon came into the heartland of the Jewish people. So it would have been very easy for them to accept his message, because there was a continuity between his message and the message or lose sight of the seller.

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There is a continuity between the message of Moses and the message of Jesus. Even today, most Christians, they have the Old Testament and they have the New Testament. The New Testament being a continuation of the Old Testament. Mohammed

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was

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into a sea of idolatry

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when there is no recognizable connection between

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polytheism

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and monotheism that he's preaching. So long while it was said

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that in 23 years, he totally reoriented his people, so long while he was said that,

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and he made them not just into monotheists, but he is still a sea of monotheism

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that floated out of the Arabian Peninsula. And they took that message within 100 years from the parents in

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China in the east.

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alone. This alone was a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as the architect of one of the greatest religious, social, and cultural transformations in the history of humanity, if not the single, most impressive social transformation in the history of humanity.

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This is not the work of a madman or lunatic.

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This is not the work of an imposter.

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And his greatness

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doesn't stop there.

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The fire of monetarism of Tony into the hearts of believers, his followers Rather,

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they then took it to his four corners of the known world at that time,

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and created rather than

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the greatest

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civilization in history.

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So

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was it the greatest in terms of his intellectual output?

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What is the greatest in terms of its geographical reach? Was it the greatest and turn along this or that or the other lines?

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We say it is the greatest because every civilization

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is confined to a geographical

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or racial or ethnic boundary.

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Egyptian civilization only appeared in

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Hindu civilization only appeared in India. The civilizations of the Sumerians or the Chaldeans or the Phoenicians only appeared in those geographical regions.

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The civilization of youth of Islam unique

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is based on knowledge. It is knowledge based civilization. And because it is a knowledge based civilization,

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it transcends geography. It transcends race and ethnicity, and any people who dawn themselves as beautified themselves and this is what Islam does to people.

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What Islam

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when they have the opportunity to share in the civilizing project of Islam, when it came to the Arabs,

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you saw the solving of an Arab, Muslim Islamic civilization

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in the heartland of the Muslim world, but also in faraway and lucea.

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With the entry of men at Bethel into Spain, the remnants of the Romanian

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dynasty will revive and some of the greatest models

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so such as Medina to Sahara on the end Coronavirus, Cordova itself.

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To that end on the outskirts of

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LA, one of the greatest architectural Wonders of the Ancient World appeared at gross cities like bucks that appeared and for which we would come up here and demand the master's degree and then we message it appeared and then when it was passed on to the person, you saw the flowering of poses civilization under Islam, and you saw the great contributions of the person

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And the cities that they go, and the beauty behind and head off, and

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the size. And all of these wonders that we're not only architectural wonders, but as centers of learning and scholarship.

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And then it passed into the Turkish head

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that was lifted from the likes of Mohammed.

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What's your

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process we've sent you as a witness, and as a given,

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and as a warner, as one calls to a law by his command, and as a luminous light, a luminous left, and then left has led the father of civilization.

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To pass through the Turks.

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You saw the great sound capitals, and then culminating in the credit memo, the America the Turkish King, slave kings of Egypt, as the great monuments of learning, and culture and civilization, that we can still point to, to this day.

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And then culminating in the Ottomans, one of the longest living dynasties in human history, for the 500 years.

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The great capital, Istanbul,

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the beautiful massages,

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and hospitals,

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and centers

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that testify,

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not only to the greatness of the atoms,

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but to the greatness of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who provided the impetus that gave rise to those warriors

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who turn into the architects of civilization and culture.

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And we can go on in that regard.

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Our profit someone love life, we're setting them once a

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while now I'm setting that attended Island. We've only sent you as the first seat on the world. And he described himself some of the law riders who assist him in

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that gift of mercy to the world, a gift of mercy to the world. And how can we measure that mercy? There are many ways to measure it, but we'll measure it in a way

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that can dispute or dispel rather some of the clouds of darkness that has been placed over the 100 day legacy.

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And that's the mercy to those people who are not Muslim living in Muslim lands.

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The Critic today was saying that the Muslims were intolerant. They're not equal, that the Christians or the Jews were all second class citizens, and that the Sharia

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oppresses minorities.

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When the Muslims have Sharia,

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the Christians and the Jews and the Hindus and the Buddhists and the Zoroastrian

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people and others who live under the umbrella of Sharia had sustainability.

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A decade, century after century

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This is a fact of history.

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Even in those lands where Muslims had the capability to wipe those minorities out.

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That is not from the nature of the snap. And it's not from the nature of our profits.

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And it's not from the nature of the followers of Mohammed Salaam,

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to white people out.

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So their communities sustain themselves in Palestine. They say that the person who is involved with this film that has sparked so much controversy is a Coptic Christian, how many Catholic Christians in Egypt

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and how did their community managed to survive all of these

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centuries?

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Because of the most of them are

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so long while he was sent them.

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And if these were

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threatened today, they're not threatened because of the influence of Islamic civilization that threatened because of the demise of the Islamic civilization

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being inundated by Western

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facade

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and narrow minded

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attacks against these minorities.

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This is a historical fact

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that we should not lose sight of. So the Muslims had Sharia

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and anonymous, some people had sustainability. The environment has sustainability. Now we have equality,

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apparently, for everyone except Muslims.

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And friends, rotate liberty, equality, and fraternity and brotherhood

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by the French Muslim, the person who made these despicable drawings of someone when said is more 100

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is free to do that. But the Muslims are freely free to peacefully assemble and protests

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under the banner of equality, and liberty, and fraternity

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and this country

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of Muslims are up in arms,

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which they are.

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They're calm and dignified.

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But when they protest, or discuss it out work with colleagues

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or with their neighbors, or fellow workers with fellow students.

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Then their time we're told, you know, just give me this is freedom of speech. We have the first amendment in this country.

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But when African Americans are insulted, there are protections.

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When one of these radio hosts Don Imus on the fence

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in New York City a couple years ago, called the remnants of the Rutgers University basketball team that made it to the NCAA finals against Tennessee about a nappy headed hos.

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He was fired from the radio station because he reached the limits of freedom of speech.

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Referee affected

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by someone on the sidelines hurting

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the homosexual community.

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And the whole lake organization was forced to publicly apologize and neutral PSA reached the limits of freedom of speech.

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And the famous court case in this country was established at a firm or rather

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an argument in defense delineating the limits of freedom of speech, that if there is no fire, you cannot call and yell fire in a crowded theater.

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That would be an encroachment on the limits of freedom of speech.

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But in a crowded world of global village, when someone does something far worse than crime fire in a crowded theater

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is Muslims go ahead and say

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because the paraphrase judge Tony, ta W and E y for those who are familiar with his ruling, and will paraphrase it

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on the birth of the Civil War, and the

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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. A Muslim has no rights in this country that a non Muslim is bound to respect and some of you know the original

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phases

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of death.

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But it's alright.

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It's alright.

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Because we don't need the First Amendment. We don't need the government.

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We don't need that.

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We need a less.

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Almighty God tells us men,

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young

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men to have the heart

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proclaim

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the need is there

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with wasteful activities,

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just fully playing around.

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To go back, I didn't finish.

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So the Muslims has trivia. And the minorities had sustainability. The environment had is that sustainability. Now we have equality,

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and liberty, and human rights. But we also have genocide and eco side.

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Human Rights, equality didn't stop the genocide in Bosnia.

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It didn't stop the genocide. In Rwanda.

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The Declaration of Independence and the principle of God given rights, we have these tools to be self evident that all men are created equal. It didn't give the equality to the negative people of this land were wiped out.

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This is the legacy of modernity is the legacy of hypocrisy

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is the legacy of Genesis genocide

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and

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balancing these provocations against the Muslims, were endeavoring to continue that legacy. They want to continue

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to create this

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to see these people are crazy, wild lunatic.

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That's why we have to bomb them. That's why we have to occupy their lands and

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is now mentioned take their resources.

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Brothers and sisters, don't give them any excuse. Don't give them any pre tax. Maintain your dignity, maintain your worldview, maintain

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and turn off the news. I was listening to a recording by one of our great contemporary scholars Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murat

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from Great Britain. He says what is it

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about Muslims that you love BBC every morning so you can feel bad about yourself?

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Oh,

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today

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I'm

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going to

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present to your iPod present to

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present

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positive work that builds your self esteem but gives you satisfaction and contentment in your heart. share this message with your neighbors

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from a position of positiveness positive energy a positive outlook

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is

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undertaken his defense

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scheming and planning I have a plan

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for why

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take care of his puppy

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his

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father like a big rock elevated his his mentioned this is another sign of his income

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greatness, no other name is on the toes of some human being somewhere on the face of this earth, every second that this earth is in existence, once his religion was established

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as the song goes around, and the prayer time.

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And as people during the time such

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as the beginning of the timeframe, the middle or the latter part of the time, and then make the comma

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cannot defend this pocket.

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Do you think he cannot defend his

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brothers and sisters with a dignified life?

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Read to strengthen your faith?

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Because one of the psychological aspects of the psychological tactics, I'm not saying they're emanating from the government, but this is a psychological warfare tactic is designed to achieve political results rather than those results. Is the takeaway.

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The asset where the republicans can't attack, President Obama is not a commercial for Obama. And that's what national security cuz Obama has been.

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Your policies a disaster, Tomas himself and all that burning our embassies, what kind of success Have you had when you went to Cairo and you reached out to them with the open head and fighting with an iron fist? We need someone in the White House who can who can undertake the proper policy in the Muslim world.

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This is one aspect of

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and to do that to rile up the Muslims say, See.

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That's what you're dealing with.

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Another aspect is the keep a climate of tension between the Muslim world and the Western world.

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war that has been launched the endless war on terror

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that has no end because it has no geographical boundaries. It has no well defined strategic objectives. It's against some amorphous, defined concept.

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And the only way to keep it going is to say, you see, we're dealing with a bunch of terrorist is the nature of the religious.

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This is psychological warfare. And another aspect of that psychological warfare is to beat down the Muslims.

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The Muslims doubt, the integrity of their religious

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and it's working.

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You see Muslims in this country, a massive depression.

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How can I go to work today? Every time you turn on the television, it's another crisis.

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That's how they want you to think. And that's why we say uncover, disconnect.

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And turn into your core and

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resist resists erode your profit, learn about themselves. Read the history, not only the history of the Muslims, the history of others, so you can see the impact of Islam on the global stage.

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And the final greatness of Islamic civilization no other civilization was able to do this,

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including today's Western civilization didn't manage to establish his head Germany, but it has managed to assimilate the best qualities of the people. It's quite easy

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to see people

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wearing blue jeans

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they're not eating out Kentucky Fried Chicken they wish they could.

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Is the western cultural norms imposed on people

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the genius of Islamic civilization.

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To take the best from the previous civilization, the best from the Greek from the Romans, the best from the Persian,

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from the Indian,

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from the Chinese,

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from the Asian

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all into one harmonious integrated union union that respected cultural diversity.

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So everyone, even those people out spraying water they wear blue jeans and T shirts.

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by enlarge

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by when Islam spread.

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People in Malaysia and Indonesia don't dress like people in Africa, Africa have the grand booboo.

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People in Kurdistan don't dress like people

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in Bangladesh, people in Bangladesh current the present day Bangladesh don't dress like people in Muslim Spain. When Islam was there, how they dress. Their foods are different. There is no equivalent of the Big Mac.

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In Islamic civilization, they all have their unique foods, their unique cultures. This is Islam brothers and sisters. This is the genius