Following is an excerpt from an address by British Islamist Sayful Islaam, which was posted on the Internet on March 27, 2012.
Sayful Islaam: "If you look to our own communities, I'm sure we see it - there is sin and haram everywhere we look. And it's so hard to save ourselves, especially the youth. Nowadays, the technology is made so you can do haram.
"You know the technology that we have: they make iPods, they make iPhones, they make iPads - all of this. And what do they do with it? They listen to music, they watch haram, they do haram. All of this happens. They make a big-screen TV like we have in the front here. They make a big TV. Why? So you can watch the haram in HD. Now you can actually watch the haram in 3D. Allah be praised.
"This is what they do. They make all the hi-fis, the speakers, with such clear sound, so you can listen to all the beats. I don't know how the beats are, brother. Sorry. Long time, brother... But this is how it is.
"Every day, there is somebody new coming out, a false prophet coming out, with their new music, new films, new things, and you see everybody running to be like them.
"One brother... Who is it who was telling me about Lady Gaga? Where's he gone? There he is. There, the brother at the back... Telling me about Lady Gaga... And people, she dresses so weird and funny. I'm sure anybody that looks at her thinks: Is she crazy?
"But the weird thing is that people want to follow her. People want to be like her. You see many of these women - they come out, and they behave like what? Prostitutes. And what happens? The Muslim woman is the one to follow them and act like a prostitute. The Muslim men - they see the men acting like pimps and thugs... We need to become pimps and thugs.
"This is the strange... This is their strangeness that we see - that these people, they want the hellfire. This is why it becomes so difficult in our times. So difficult." [...]