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Event Name: Be Peacemakers - Eid 2010
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orld but when you do that people

are going to get upset they're going to

harm you so Allah subhana WA Ta'ala says

it fabulous he here accent give a wrong

with a right well yet vonabell hasan

Athiya say ya allah says they fight

wrongs with

they don't fight wrongs with wrongs

henges that will say yeah at the illness

a year to myth raha that's true but the

elements say they say here the second

one is not a say yeah it's a response to

the savior but Allah still says if you

look at all the verses where Allah says

you can have your retribution you can do

these things but he says after it just

look what he says immediately after but

if you're patient woman Kazakh but who

gives out woman Apple what I do know

Allah but those who forgive those who

are righteous those who rectified their

rewards without every single look

throughout the Quran and you see what

Allah Allah Dean is demiran an older

player Tilly Runa Oxana those who

listened to this speech and they follow

the best of this speech they follow the

best of this speech the anima some of

the rudiments say accent who are caught

the one Allah calls you to the higher

way you take that way you don't take the

low way you don't take the lower way

even if it's acceptable you take the

highway this is a time when Muslims have

to rise above their egos they have to

rise above their own tribalism their own

self-identity their own images of a

worse that they put up higher than the

Deen sometimes well mine

we're discussing this religion in many

many places people say oh you know

they're going to burn Quran let's burn

the American flag before they even burn

the hold on just because they say

they're going to let's burn the

Americans like the American flag too

many people in this country is a sacred

thing when I was a boy in in school it

was the tradition when I was a boy the

flag could not touch the ground if it

touch the ground you burnt the flag you

desecrated the flag that that's when I

was growing up I was a flag boy in

school the person that puts the flag up

at the school they used to do that I

don't know if they do that anymore

the flag is something very sacred to

many American patriotic Americans you

burn their flag what do you think

they're going to do seriously what do

you think they're going to do Allah

subhana WA Ta'ala says what after super

ladina Harouna min do Neela say a super

wide one deer a deer in kinetic is a yen

a D cool do met in a meadow home do not

curse the idols of those who call on

other than Allah because they in turn

will curse Allah how do

ignorance in other words you cause them

to curse Allah by your cursing their the

things they hold sacred

that's what Allah says in the Quran that

came because the Prophet used to speak

about the idols and then there the jihad

the Arabs would get angry and they would

say things about his Lord and so Allah

said no don't do that

don't speak about their idol just tell

them about God forget about their idols

tell them about our lawsuit panwa and

then Allah said something very powerful

everything in Quran is powerful but

reflect on this Allah subhana wa tada

says like that we have made every Ummah

every community deem their actions

beautiful they think what they're doing

is right they think what they're doing

is good every group thinks this they

think what they're doing is good many

people that went overseas to Iraq these

soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan they

thought they were doing good now some of

them have become murderers they have

seven young soldiers who probably were

just like these innocent people here in

this community people that you work with

people that you have transactions with

in stores a 21 year old young man who

should be in college studying or

learning some trade but instead he's

over shooting an Afghani farmer not even

a combatant just for sport seven

soldiers and then they tried to cover

this up mutilating the bodies one of the

positive things despite these terrible

atrocities one of the positive things is

that there are people that have

consciousness they're conscientious

people they reveal these things that's

why we know about them it can enrage

Muslims but that is something that is

positive about this community when

General Patton went to Morocco landed

first in Morocco he begins his memoirs

my war he has a book about the world war

two General George Patton he's

considered one of the greatest generals

in American history his opening

statement in that book as he arrives in


he said just finished reading the Quran

a good and interesting book now you

can't get more American than General

George Patton he's as red white and blue

as the flag but when he went to a Muslim

country he wanted to know what what do

these people believe and so he read the

Quran and he said a good and interesting

book that was his assessment this was a

man who knew Greek who knew Latin who

spoke French

he knew the history of the ancient world

he was a military historian he was an

educated man he read the Quran and he

said a good and interesting book he

didn't say this book should be burnt

when he met with the King of Morocco

he said invariably some of our soldiers

will do heinous things this goes with

any group of people they always have

fools in amongst them and he said but I

want you to immediately tell me of any

incident he said if anyone raped we will

hang them and he said that the King of

Morocco lit up and he said this will

bring great joy to the Moroccan people

if miscreants are dealt with with this

kind of justice we haven't told people

who we are we're letting other people

define who we are we're letting other

people tell us who we are they're saying

this is an evil group these are devil

worshippers these are people that that

are violent people really my love

there's Afghan ease in here

peaceful people trying to get by leaving

their job like the Bengali taxi driver

in New York City

simple Muslim probably prayed five times

a day had a beard and the man says

tomorrow Muslim and he says yes not a

shame he could have said no no I'm not a

Muslim I'm Hindu but he said I'm a


the man said sat on my nickel and then

he took a knife out and slit his throat

and missed his jugular vein he could

have killed that man he could have

killed that man this is the type of

environment that has been created by the

seeds of hatred that have been sown in


parts of too many people in this country

Americans generally are patient people

they're patient people you know that

you've lived in this country those of

you who are immigrants you've lived long

enough to know that that people here

generally are good people they're

patient people but if you brainwash

people if you give them messages day in

and day out they will begin to believe

those messages and then they can do the

most heinous things they can do the most

heinous things our houses are

increasingly becoming less safe in this

country our massages are increasingly

becoming less safe in this country we've

had now several masajid since the mosque

51 the park 51 incident several massager

have been abused in this country

including Fresno California right down

the road the people doing this are often

they're not bad people per se they're

not evil people Kidada cos again the

Cooley Amit and I'm at home we make each

group think what they're doing is good

these people think they're doing

something good these are evil people we

have to stop them because they've been

brainwashed if the Muslims don't wake up

and recognize one the immense

opportunity that we have for the first

time in the history of this country

since the beginning of this country in

which people were very interested in

Islam this is a fact in this country

early on because of the problems with

Libya the problems with Algeria the

first country to recognize the United

States of America was Morocco Benjamin

Franklin in his autobiographies when

there was a preacher that came to

Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Love

the first capital of the United States

there was a preacher that came and he

had such an impact the other preachers

envied him which is often the case when

you have somebody who's effective in

what they do you have the Envy earth and

they wanted to prohibit this person from

speaking anywhere in the city of

Philadelphia Benjamin Franklin said I

noted a change in the character of

people since the coming of this man to

Philadelphia the people were actually

behaving more with brotherly love like

Philadelphia so you know what he said

I'm going to build a house that is free

for anybody to say something good even

if the mufti of Constantinople wanted to

come and tell the American people about

Islam he would find an open place in my

in my setting here this is this is the

founding father Thomas Jefferson who

said that he wanted to see an America

that was safe for every type of

Christian every Jew every Muslim every

Mohammedan this is in his own right

every Mohammedan every Hindu for the

Hindus and for even the Atheist of every

strike this was the dream of these early

people they did not want to see the type

of religious bigotry that there existed

in Europe where people fought wars over

what people believe Allah subhana WA

Ta'ala says al Haqq una Nakamura become

my man chef Edmund woman sha affiliate

or say the truth from your Lord whoever

wants to believe let him believe whoever

wants to disbelieve let him disbelieve

that Achrafieh Deen now a cravat Deen

there's no coercion in this religion cut

the vein almost a minute late things are

clear Allah subhana WA Ta'ala says what

OSHA or Ibuka the armaments that are the

who loom

Jaime and if Allah wanted everybody in

the earth would believe they would all

be believers if Allah wanted he could do

that but what is he saying no when OSHA

are Ibuka the Amana Medford articulo

engineer on a Fanta to Peru NASA hatea :

what meaning do you think you can force

people to become believers we're not out

to convert the world Muslims have never

been out to convert the world really

because our own book tells us you can't

convert the world but all you can do is

tell people if they want to come in

welcome if they want to stay out you're

free to do that Allah subhana WA Ta'ala

says inner ladina aminal wended enojado

wasabi no one knows hara will Medusa

well Nadine assure aku

lajjo Sylvania homeopathy ama those who

believe those who are Jews those who are

sabians those who are Christians those

who are imagines those who are idolaters

polytheists all the groups Allah will

sort them out on the day of judgement

just just be patient be patient nobody's

in a hurry the day is coming and Allah

says I'll make everything clear he'll

make it out of being marjoram and then

on that day I'll send them back to their

Lord then I'll send them back to their

Lord are you in a bit anemic and

Yamanote he will explain to them what

they were doing that's immediately after

to that because again Adi could be

omelet and I'm at home and like that we

made every group think what they were

doing was good and then Allah says I'm

going to explain to them what they were

doing we have an immense opportunity

Shakespeare says there's a tide in the

affairs of men which if taken at the

flood right leads on to ventures a

fortune now you get success omitted then

you spend your life and in shadows

and miseries upon such a sea are we now

afloat this is the time to tell people

about Islam who we are don't let other

people define us they have tools we have

tools to the Internet has democratized

mass media you can have more impact on

the internet and you can on CNN if

you're clever enough there's YouTube

videos now that have more people see

those videos then then see arrivee at

any given time or FoxNews Muslims have

to be creative tell people who you are

meaning if you can't do it yourselves

then empower those who are doing it we

have groups Islamic networks group

that's going on in teaching people about

Islam explaining to them what Islam is

not to proselytize to inform Thomas

Cleary said Americans can't even think

about thinking about Islam so we have to

break down the barriers we have to let

them know who we are this is an

opportunity people the prophets Elias M

asked for one thing from Korres

hallo Vania were bein an ass just let me

talk to people don't don't don't don't

stop me don't prevent me just let me

talk to people that's all the problems

lies and ass have no manual been enough

he didn't want to fight

that's it ameno all I do don't desire to

meet your enemy the Prophet I said

didn't want to fight he was not a


Raja who he was Rama Todd he was modest

unlucky in matenda nana mean he was a

mercy to all the world he loved guidance

for people he loved good for people he

praised the Jews when they did

praiseworthy things he praised the

Christians when they did praiseworthy

things he praised the machine Akeem when

they did praiseworthy things about

hanford Vogel he said I witnessed an

alliance of virtue in the jaw dia if I

was called to it in Islam I would answer

the Prophet was not a fanatic

hasha who he was not a prude he was

never an angry person

he said that talk about don't get angry

outrage is not anger there are times to

be outraged there's times for

indignation Muslims should be outraged

but so should good Americans people that

are out there should be outraged at the

type of prejudice at the type of

violence being directed to Muslims they

should be outraged

is this the country that they want their

children to grow up in increasingly

looking like a fascist country if these

things will continue if these ideas

proliferate is this the type of a

country Chris Hedges wrote a book about

the the right increasingly becoming like

fascists calling any descent treason to

dissent Theodore Roosevelt considered a

great American said it's not patriotic

to agree with the president when he's

wrong this country was about dissent it

began as a movement of dissent

these are reactionary people's there's a

rabbi in Florida that wrote a beautiful

essay and he identified three problems


this country he said the problem in this

country is you have an extreme right

that has an agenda

many of them have alliances with war

mongers who want to sell weapons who

want to create enemies out there Russia

is no longer an enemy let's make the

Muslims an enemy the monterrey Language

Institute went from the dominant

language that was being taught there 15

years ago was Russian now it's Arabic

new enemy is convenient when you have an

industry that thrives on war how do you

convince people to give billions of

dollars every year in taxes over 50% of

the budget of this country of the tax

budget is going to build weapons how do

you convince people when people find out

what has been done to them in this

country the economic injustice all of

these mortgages people losing their jobs

all the jobs being shipped over by the

same corporations that are building the

weapons shipping those jobs over to

China to Indonesia to other places who

cares about the American worker who

cares about the American worker so what

do they do what do they do just like

they did to the poor white southerner

turn all of your anger on the black

people they're the cause of all your

problems you're better than them you

were born with white skin right that's

what they did turn them on that but

they're still on the caboose of the

train right they're still on the caboose

of the Train that's the what they did

that was the strategy of certain

demagogues in this country turn them on

the black people now before that in

Germany when they had hyperinflation

would it Hitler say it's all the Jews

problems it's all the Jews problems is

not the fact that we started a war

against all of the other Western

countries and now they've wiped us out

completely gutted our economy and and

we're stuck to reap the bitter fruit of

World War one no it's the Jews problems

they've done this to us

and what happened they had enough

propaganda they had their FoxNews really

they had their Fox News they had their

propaganda machine Goebbels taught a lot

of these people how the thing works

Jacques Ellul wrote a book called

propaganda which explains how much of

Western propaganda now is based on the

ideas of Joseph Goebbels the only PhD

amongst the inner circle of the Nazis

this is what's happening blame it on the

Muslims they're your problem don't blame

it on all this war mongering don't blame

it on the fact that we have a budget of

defense that usually be called the

department of war now it's called

Department of Defense a budget that is 9

times greater than all of the other

military budgets in the world combined

until a famous author from Boston could

write a book called the abode of war

calling America the abode of war Doral

Harbor and that's an American calling

America the abode of war Kulemin oh

pardon are and allowed me ha ha ha

every time they attempted to to stoke

the flames of war Allah put those flames

out way as an owner that ugly facade and

they sow corruption in the earth wallahu

legitimacy Deen Allah doesn't love

people that so corruption in the earth

we should be peacemakers not war mongers

our religion is a religion that calls to

peace you can say yeah Muslims are being

fought everywhere and you're saying

peace no you think about what what

fighting a machine like this does to

Muslims today you think about that just

think about the suffering that's been

brought on the Iraqi people the

suffering that's been brought on the

Afghani people and then talk to me about

war you know we want to see these wars

end and Muslims have to wake up in this

country because we have a destiny in

this country if we don't rise up to the

destiny that allows you an alert that

has chosen this community to bring peace

the people in the future I believe will

this community they will curse them all

of those things they had all that wealth

all that intelligence all of that power

and yet they squandered it on 401k plans

that dissipated before their eyes

squandered it on a new car that they

could have used their old call to have

squandered it on big entertainment

centers that's not what we were created

for a poodle Cody hada was stuff that a

lot you would a comedy sat in a machine

allahu akbar allah akbar allah akbar

allahu akbar allah akbar allahu akbar

allahu akbar anime Adana

allahu akbar al hamdulillah al

hamdulillah and american-islamic a Kappa

B Hanauma a bad Allah o sequels in a

series of Allah be pious people be good


don't cheat the system live within the

laws this is our religion to be good

citizens this is our religion be

exemplars for this religion you're here

you're not somewhere else you have

immense opportunities many of you have

been blessed greatly use your wealth for

good use your wealth you you get what

you need and then and then use it for

good don't squander this opportunity

life is very short

many of us are growing old before our

eyes really we're getting older this

community has been here now for some

time we have young children we need to

sow the seeds for those young children

to reap the benefits of our hard work

and labor please

take it as an opportunity don't ignore

the winds that are blowing out there

don't ignore these winds really many of

the Jews in Nazi Germany they didn't see

those winds blowing they didn't they

thought they can't get this is this must

be as bad as it's going to get we're

watching it get worse and worse and


at which point at which point really if

we allow this to

happen they will make it impossible for

Muslims to live to live in this in this

land with their children without concern

every time their child goes to school

but I believe in the heart of hearts

it's a loss of hano of data that's

waking us up and if we don't wake up if

we don't wake up we have no one to blame

but ourselves a loss of Hannah with

Dianna is is is has told us tell people

who you are

the Provencal nadia Ali was Adam said

believe or anyone else i empower people

if you can't do it yourself

I mean I lost my hand with that I accept

your Ramadan

now loss of a hand with an accept all of

our fasting or standing in prayer may

Allah subhana WA Ta'ala guard all of

your homes guard your children protect

your women protect the Muslims

everywhere may Allah make this land a

safe land may Allah prevent it from any

harm coming to it may Allah bring these

leaders to the understanding so that

they pull out of places where they

shouldn't be but they leave people alone

may Allah subhana wa tada

- these people rely may Allah give them

wisdom the people that are over us in

authority may Allah subhana WA Ta'ala

protect our women especially those all

of them but those who are openly Muslim

wearing the hijab with great courage may

Allah protect them may Allah protect

them from any harm coming to them may

Allah subhana WA Ta'ala make you people

of the Quran all year long may Allah

give us understanding of the Quran may

Allah make us people of the Quran may

Allah increase our understanding of the

Quran may Allah subhana would not have

forgive all of our sins may Allah Subhan

Allah to either restore peace and order

make us people of peace make us people

of order bring the Muslims back to their

senses if they've lost their senses and

make those have since become leaders in

our community may Allah subhana WA

Ta'ala protect all the people in

Afghanistan all of them may Allah

subhana WA Ta'ala bring these troops

home to their homes where they should be

may he protect the Afghan people from

any harm

may he protect the people who arrived

from any harm the people of Palestine

may Allah Subhan Allah

protect the people of Palestine may

allah subhana wa tada give them wisdom

to come to some kind of agreement

may we be peacemakers may Allah make us

amongst those who call to peace a

Donelson and in the end the ultimate

pieces in the al-shara this war is this

this world is a place of turmoil it's a

place of strife it's a place of grief

may allah subhanallah dynamic all of you

people of acura make all of you people

who know that ultimate peace is with

allah subhana wa tada but as long as

we're in this world may he make us

people who struggle for the best that

call to the best may may he make us

people of Eid fertility here accent who

returned wrongs with rights

Apolo dejado Stopford olala welcome

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar

diesel Kumar heron Salam alaykum wa

rahmatullahi Mubarak