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Lecture: Islam, Citizenship, and Religious Liberty

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Lecture Details

Event Date5/27/2016
Event LocationSanta Clara, CA
Event Description

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Quotes Made at this Event

How the Irish became White - Note: Shaykh Hamza discussed how hard it is for immigrants to fit into the American Social System. He related from his own heritage, how the Irish had so many problems in the 1800's.
How the Irish became White - "A very interesting book, on the difficulties of integrating by the Irish" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Islam, Citizenship, and Religious Liberty - Note: How Jews were fully enfranchised in Medina and how they lived there till modern times
James Baldwin vs Williams Buzley Oxfords debate - ""If you want to watch the most extraordinary debate ever" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
How the Irish became White - "If you want to read an interesting book…" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam - "This is an important book, because most historical orientalist books are based on Byzantium sources, which are always anti-Islamic. This book uses Islamic Sources" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
James Baldwin vs Williams Buzley Oxfords debate - "If you want to watch the most extraordinary debate ever " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
James Baldwin vs Williams Buzley Oxfords debate - Note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w
Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam - Note: How Jews were fully enfranchised in Medina and how they lived there till modern times
How the Irish became White - "

A wonderful book

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
How the Irish became White - "

If you want to read an interesting book

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
How the Irish became White - Note:

About making the Irish, White; In order to stop the Black/Irish alliance

This whole idea that we're the first multi-ethnic civilization in history, is just stupidity. It's a hallmark of our ignorance. Undeniably, I would argue that America is probably the most progressive civilization in human history, in terms of legislating non-discriminatory law. I think that would be a fair thing to say. But the Muslims; For pre-modern records, nobody compares to the Muslims. And I say that objectively, as a student of history. I think Toynbee and others would also make that point. -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf