During a sermon in Boston, MA, Imam Abdullah Faaruuq said that the people native to America will never think of America as great until "you Europeans act right or go home. He said: "Go back to where you came from… [America] is not the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is the land of the coward and the home of the slave." He added that the future of America lies in Islam even if they "lied about all men being created equal," and said that Americans are outnumbered and afraid that their women will love Muslims or people of color. He also asked: "What's wrong with you, you sick Americans?" Faaruuq concluded by advising America to become Muslim and to "open the doors of this nation." Faaruuq, an American-born convert to Islam, lives in Boston, MA and is the Imam of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah. The sermon was uploaded to the mosque’s YouTube channel on February 24, 2017.
Following are excerpts:
Imam Abdullah Faaruuq: The natives to this land, people who are indigenous to this land, will never think of America as great until you Europeans either act right or go home. One or the other. Either straighten this country up so that it can be great, and know that it's always going to be inclusive of the faces I have in front of me now, and everybody that wants to submit to the will of God, because first of all, this is God's land. The natives that belonged to this land, if anybody belongs to it, they will clearly tell you that there is a great spirit. There is even a statue in front of the Museum of Fine Arts of a native upon a horse with his arms up like this, like he's making du'a [supplication to Allah]. I think it's by Dallin, the sculptor, and it's called "Appeal to the Great Spirit." What is that? Du'a. Calling upon God Almighty to send the European home, probably. Go back where you came from, because you've done nothing but cause hell in this country, and all over the world. You can hear me, America, you know you've done it. This is not the land of the free and the home of the brave. This is the land of the coward and the home of the slave.
Islam is America's future, or, without Islam, America will meet its demise. Islam means submission to the will of God. This is one nation under God. I believe that even if you lied. And even if you lied about "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" and you never believed that, and you didn't consider you fellow men to be equal or fair. You're a bunch of cowards because you don't want to get on the basketball courts with us because we'll whip you. You don't let us on the baseball field because we'll whip you. You don’t want to let us in the board rooms because we'll whip you, or at least we'll give you a run for your money.
You're outnumbered and you're afraid that even your women might love some of the people who say that they're Muslim or people of color. Don't be afraid, we're all human beings, what's wrong with you? I'm asking you, you sick Americans, what is wrong with you? Not all of America, there are plenty of white people who are just as good as any other person. Wonderful people. There are many Asians, wonderful. There's even some of you black people, and brown people, some of you are wonderful. And wonderful is what we aspire to be. And how to you become wonderful? Submit to the will of God, or this country will fail. The world will fail if you keep on marginalizing and hurting the little people who are looking just for a chance for life. Stop alienating, and be Muslim. I advise you, America, be Muslim. Open the doors of this nation. And even you people who say that you're Muslim, be Muslim. Submit to the will of God. This is the answer.