United we Stand: One Destiny

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ee with Pat Buchanan

sometimes I disagree with him other time

I agree with Chomsky sometimes I

disagree with others right because I'm

in dialogue with the books I read if you

if you see my library there's markings

on the side what is he talking about

couldn't agree more because I'm in dire

with the books I read that that's how I

was raised that you have to think and

you have to process and sometimes if

something bothers you you have to ask

yourself why is it bothering me why is

it bothering me because sometimes

something bothers you because it's

something you haven't dealt with inside

yourself you see you don't like to hear

it because it might be too true now in

the United States of America we have a

major problem in this country with how

Americans are looking at terrorism just

a few examples when a man who was

rational by all accounts all of his

friends said he was rational he had a

engineering degree he was very


high IQ had made a lot of money when he

flew his private plane into an IRS

building and left a note as a political

protest this was an act of political

protest they said this is a madman but

when Colonel when lieutenant or captain

Hassan kills the people down in this is

obviously a conspiracy he was in contact

with somebody in Yemen he wasn't a

madman you see this this this

psychiatrist who was in the Army when a

man in northern Europe plans for two

years to bomb a building in Oslo and

then kill all of these multiculturalists

and he does it with a political screed

that he writes justifying this and

quoting many many Islamophobes from

around the world including the major

ones that are here when when he does

that it's he's a madman that's all he's

just a madman so why is it that when

these hijackers hijack these planes and

drove them into why weren't they mad

what's the rationale

behind that reasoning it either there to

all terrorists or they're all madmen but

let's have a standard that is based on

some kind of rational criterion because

from my perspective it's madness we're

living in a time one of the arab poets

said enough is eminently forty should do

the heat malaysia hew general philosophy

aqua de we're living in a time that's so

extreme that if it doesn't drive you mad

you're not saying if it doesn't drive

you mad you're not saying when

palestinian if you if you look at

palestine a hundred years ago you Mark

Twain wrote a book about his travels he

went to Palestine he had some racist

remarks it was par for his day but

basically he wasn't afraid of

Palestinians he felt very comfortable

going to the Holy Lands you read

Gertrude Bell and her experiences when

Gertrude Bell went to visit the Ottoman

Bay in Baghdad she talked about the fact

how she marveled that she could just

walk in and sit down with the ruler what

happened what has happened to our world

it wasn't that long ago that you could

go into the modulus of the kings of

Saudi Arabia anybody you could go into

the modulus of the rulers in the Muslim

world just go in and sit down with them

you could bring your complaints to them

this was the world that people lived in

not that long ago in the United States

of America when Andrew Jackson won the

presidency he opened up the White House

anybody could come in they completely

trashed the place it was the last time

they did it but but that was that was

America because Andrew Jackson was the

people's president he was a true

Democrat he was also a

terrible killed a lot of Native

Americans and he's got some blemishes

but he's he was a human living at a time

when it's hard to judge people based on

the time they live in I mean it's easy

for us to condemn people now for things

that they did in the past but those were

the norms of their societies thank God

were beyond those norms we have a

problem in this country one of the major

problems in the United States of America

today is that the economy that's what

they say it's the economy stupid what

they talk about is the problem is

entitlements it's all this welfare no

there's only one problem with the

American economy it is a war based

economy it is spending almost all of our

budget in Washington is going to the

military industrial complex and until

that stops nothing is going to change in

this country they don't want to deal

with the fact that the budgets that the

Pentagon gets could completely rebuild

the entire planet we could have in in

mauritania the main street in mauritania

is John F Kennedy Boulevard

you know why the more tenían say John F

Kennedy Boulevard because he used to

send wheat to the more Italians if you

ask an old more Italian who lived at

that time who was John Kennedy man

Kennedy Kennedy he'll say Roger solid

minute American can you convert a foot

per hour my second a good man from the

Americans used to feed poor people when

Hillary Clinton as sheikh abdullah bin

vania in papa what can we do to improve

America's are are how people view us

abroad Shanna blow the says feed people

up Animal Farm

don't drop bombs on them it won't make

you any friends and they won't even be



don't drop bombs on people Afghanistan

is one of the poorest countries in the

world today if you read Roland me show

this extraordinary French photographer

and his wife in the 1960s they lived in

Afghanistan it was one of the most

beautiful places in the world they fell

in love with it and its people and you

can look at the pictures of beauty

Afghanis used to plant gardens they

loved flowers every half honey had a

flower garden in his house many pictures

of Afghani as he picked showing them

smelling flowers they used to fly kites

there they loved kites of many people

they would go and fly kites

they had picnics in this country they

say these are terrorists how did they

become terrorists those who among them

who are terrorizing how did they become

terrorists over a decade of war Russia

killed at least 1.5 million Afghan Eze

Russians lost about 13,000 people we

don't know how many we've killed but

today we're mourning the dead of New

York and it was said earlier we have to

remind the American people of the dead

of bedad of the dead of Kabul and also

of the danger of the imminent death of

people in Tehran of people in poem of

people in Tabriz for being nothing other

than simple people who are trying to

live their lives in peace and security

and because of the failure of political

people their lives are endangered and

threatened this is the reality we cannot

allow the incompetence of these

political leaders to get you and Isaiah

Narmer John and Abdullah killing each

other this has to stop as a project in

the human condition because the only


benefit by this you know Karen Armstrong

was saying the fact that the people that

support her this program to create more

peace in the world are the businessmen

because business men don't like war

businessmen don't like war unless

they're in the business of war then they

love war then they love war there are

people here that love war because it's

an exciting time for them they make a

lot of money off the blood of people

share Abdullah bin VII said the Arab

Spring was watered with blood this is

what's going on innocent people being

killed whether it's in New York but dad

wherever it is Washington DC it's

unacceptable and as a human community if

we don't begin to recognize that we have

to re-establish and reassert ourselves

as individuals that have rights to have

good governance to have people that are

looking out for our best interest

because these people in power today are

not looking out for our best interests

and let me give you one example it in an

extraordinary study called the China

study of nutrition 20 years with top

experts from Princeton from Oxford that

determined that most of the diseases

that are happening in the United States

of America are directly related to the

diets of the American people and yet

Americans are lied to that they need

milk that they need meat that they need

all these things fat and sugar if you

give it to rats they will die because

they can't stop consuming it all motor

banana Bob in the warmth of imam attic

said yeah krome allow the Anela holder

our captor a little calmer

beware of meat because it has the

addiction of wine you can become

addicted to meat it's harmful for you if

you consume too much meat this is all

proven but when Oprah Winfrey after

reading about this announces it on

national television that she doesn't

want to eat beef anymore the

Hado Lobby sues her the Pyramid of food

that you see this pyramid that you see

of food was actually restructured after

the dairy and meat Lobby said no no

you're going to harm our economy and so

science is subjugated to greed you see

this is the problem when we have most of

our scientists in this country working

in defense industries instead of trying

to find cures for cancer they're trying

to find better ways to kill people and

when they you see they had a problem

when they were thinking about Saudi

Arabia and if we have to ever use

nuclear weapons on these places we're

going to destroy all the oil

infrastructure and so they had American

scientists good people that go to church

on Sunday most likely PhDs from the best

universities so they developed the

neutron bomb that kills all the people

and leaves the infrastructure standing

this is the type of madness that we're

living in

this is unacceptable as a human

condition when the number one industry

on this planet is tobacco alcohol and

narcotics and number two a close rival

is weapons something is wrong with the

human project something is seriously

wrong with the human project there are

two questions to ask why do we need all

these weapons when most of us I don't

have any problem with you you don't have

any problem with me if you want to know

why people get aggressive against you

disrespect them in the ghettos in in

Washington DC there's people that carry

around guns you know what they really

want they won't respect because if you

pull out a gun you suddenly have an

incredible amount of respect coming from

the person on the other end he respects

you and that's the that's the level that

these people have fallen to because they

feel so disrespected that they have to

carry around that they have to look at

you like what you looking at what are

you looking at because they think you're

looking at them with contempt they think

you're looking at them without any

respect that's what the african-american


inner cities in the United States feels

he wants respect she wants respect and

it's not offered and now because Obama

is president suddenly it's all over

races a hey man were beyond that

tell the Tea Party that you know tell

tell the white supremists that tell the

N let me talk about the G Party because

I read the tea party's manifesto and I

agreed with probably about 80% of that

book I'm not exaggerating I read there

man people just say Oh tea party Tea

Party see they never read what they

actually have to say you should actually

read what they have to say a lot of

their complaints are very justified but

the tea party is even though there's

some african-americans in the tea party

undeniably the tea party is largely a

Norman Rockwell America that doesn't

exist anymore these people have seen a

change and the demographics of this

country they've seen a Kenya Luo

tribesman become the President of the

United States of America he could not

get elected in Kenya because Luo people

can't get elected to high political

offices his father was a failure because

he got some of the highest degrees in

this country when he got back to Kenya

because of the tribalism in his country

he was not able to advance and yet his

son could become president of the United

States you see this this these aspects

of America are very troubling to certain

Americans they're troubling to them but

as somebody who has Irish American entra

ancestry welcome to America it's part of

the negotiating process because my

grandfather changed his name from Oh

handsome to Hanson

because H ENS Owen is also an

anglo-saxon name and it's a Swedish name

and John Hanson was the first president

of the Continental Congress so he

changed his name my great-grandfather

you do Chiappa let's change his name to

George he was light-skinned he used to

tell people he was French I see it's not

that long ago I these are the stories

that I grew up with but Greeks now they

have Greek day kiss me on Greek the Big

Fat Greek Wedding

everybody loves Greeks in America now

it wasn't always like that they were

greasers seriously they were greasers

John Esposito could go on all night

telling you about the Italian Americans

and they're still struggling with The

Sopranos they're still struggling with

that stereotype I mean when I listen to

John I love John he's he's brilliant

he's great but I keep hearing the Mafia

Don make him an offer he can't refuse

and to end on the Mafia Don America is

in danger of becoming a Mafia Don this

is not the America that I grew up in

when Dick Cheney can go around this

country selling his book and people

aren't literally spitting on him for

what he did to this country I'm serious

and I'm gonna make a distinction for all

of you right now if people say I'm

anti-government that's a lie because

I've studied the American system of

government in America we differentiate

between government and administration

the government is the Constitution of

the United States

it's the Congress it's the Senate it's a

judiciary system we have checks and

balances that are made to protect we the

people but administration's can

manipulate can abuse can do things that

are wrong and the only way that we can

change that in this system of civil

government's is by voting in different

people and I'm hoping that that's still

a possibility to see a real change in

this country but this country is

polarized it's in a very precarious

situation and the economy is incredibly

fragile it is incredibly fragile many of

the jobs that are gone will never come

back again Americans are gonna have to

think of new ways of making livelihoods

they're gonna have to go back to the

creativity of the 19th century it's a

new America

and Muslims are part of that America

we've been here from the beginning we're

not going anywhere we're here to stay

and Americans Americans in this country

and and and I really mean this we're

part of the family we're part of the

intellectual family of European and

American intellectual tradition they use

Arabic numerals when they learn their

mathematics just to remind them if they

don't know where those numerals came

from they came from Spain

via Morocco via Egypt via Iraq via India

that's how they came when they look up

at the night sky they see Betelgeuse

epple Joseph they see devar on a divan

they see Altair a paya they see the

remnants of Muslim discoveries when they

study astronomy in American universities

they learn Arabic names to think about

those stars because we are part of the

intellectual tradition when they study

my son is studying algebra right now

algebra when ma vana it's it's forced

upon them the words are there to remind

those who know and so that we can show

others who don't know we're part of the

family we're part of the intellectual

spiritual emotional physical

psychological fabric of human existence

we are one-fourth of this planet and

we're not going anywhere it's a big new

Brzezinski said it's easier to kill a

million people today than to control a

million people in the past it was easier

to control a million people than to kill

a million people if having to kill a

million people is the only way we should

end the human project right now drink

the kool-aid get it over with

this is totally completely unacceptable

stop thinking about controlling people

that's the problem

learn how to work with one another

Alwyn we're a little bit early we'll

talk while come together that verse was

about all of us coming to there that

verse was revealed about the people of

Mecca who weren't Muslims work together

in what's good to Allen or a liability

with Dhokla work together this is what

we have to do as a people we have

incredible challenges incredible

challenges but this country is a

creative country it has risen to the

occasion many times before and I'm

hoping because hope springs eternal hope

is a bird with feathers that perches in

the soul I'm a hopeful person I've got

five kids to make me extremely hopeful

this is my country I love this country

it's my home

I love the hills around the Bay Area

that I grew up with I love muir woods

I love the redwood forests I love the

Sierra Madre that I went to as a child

and camped with my family these are the

places that I grew up with when the

prophet sallallaahu them left Mecca and

he met when he got to Medina there was a

man who came sailin high fari

and he said to the Prophet SAW I said

I'm said kafir I hit Tameka - how did

you find Mecca and he said oh the valley

has been filled with flowers through

Maha and he said and all of the cedar

trees were blossoming and I left the the

water was flowing and he began to

describe the physical he didn't say the

Kaaba or masha'Allah dr. Kutner he

described the physicality of the place

that the Prophet SAW lies who grew up

with as a child and the Prophet began to

weep and he said qu franca has

polka-dotted shalwick Tony don't please

stop it's enough you have made me yearn

from my home

he was yearning for the flowers of Mecca

not just for the Kaaba

he was yearning for the trees of Mecca

that he shaded under as a child

everybody loves the place they grew up

in her but what a minute

amen it's part of human condition it's

not a hadith but it's a basic fitness

statement so this is our country all of

you are here with every right unless

there's some illegal immigrants in the

hall now report yourself immediately to

Homeland Security and for those people

who came here who are going to report

back to your whoever that you report

back to because there's private

enterprise as well as public I would

just say this Imams Aid

I've known Imam David for many years now

Imams aide the lies that they tell about

this man just really bothered me

you know these right-wing people they

just recently wrote an article about him

Imams aides what grew up in very

difficult conditions but like many

honorable African Americans he joined

the United States Air Force to get out

of a certain situation he served

honorably unlike all these chickenhawks

Dick Cheney got six referrals right

seriously unlike these chicken Hawks

to talk about all patriotism in this

they've never served this country

they've served themselves they've served

themselves and he spearheaded this event

because he wants to see the best for

Humanity he's a universal man and he

loves humanity and that's what this was

about coming together to commune with

one another to share thoughts to be

together on a day before a very sad day

in American history but I want all of us

to remember the evil that came out of

the evil that occurred on September 11th

as well remember all the dead Iraqis

remember all the dead civilians in

Afghanistan remember those people

because they're nameless people we've

got now a memorial with all the names of

the people that died in New York

and in Washington their names are known

but we'll never know the names when I

read the New York Times it said six

civilians were killed yesterday in

Afghanistan they don't say Zana Hunnam

or BB Majid daddy or they don't give the

names they're just nameless people

nameless people they're not nameless

with God

so don't mind it come