On December 24, 2021, a video was uploaded to the As-Sabiqun DC YouTube channel in which American Imam Abdul Alim Musa, the director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, D.C., delivered a Friday sermon in a parking lot in which he apologized to the people of Iran, Hizbullah, Palestine, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq for not speaking out "on their behalf" in condemnation of Israel, which he referred to as "the Zionist entity." He said that Muslims need to "normalize" sacrifice, and that Muslims have developed a "disease" that makes them sleepy and idle because they have been bitten by the Zionist and American "fly." Imam Musa called on Muslims to stand up to "boss-man," who he said is the Americans, and to the Zionists, who he said control the United States and the world. Speaking to his audience and to people as they walked past, Imam Musa called on Muslims to "help" go "in the path of Allah," because it is difficult to raise funds and "prepare [the] Jihad materials" for a "tussle" with the "boss-man" and the Zionists. Citing Quranic verses, he criticized Muslims who "cling heavily to the earth" when they are called upon to "go forth in the cause of Allah." He also cited a verse that says: "Allah loves those who fight in His path." For more about Imam Abdul Alim Musa, see MEMRI TV clips Nos.9067, 5869, 5762,and 2326.
Imam Abdul Alim Musa: "We open with an apology to the people of Iran, to the people of Yemen, to the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, and Hizbullah in Lebanon, and Libya, Iraq, for not speaking out on their behalf with open condemnation of the Zionist entity.
"So we have to tell you this story today so we can normalize sacrifice, normalize striking back, and normalize standing up. Don't you know that we've been here for so long and it got so quiet that we have developed the disease that the tsetse fly, when they bite you, they give you the sleeping sickness?
"And I don't care, when you get bit by that fly — call it the Zionist fly, call it the American fly... when you get bit by that fly, you don't do nothing.
"Now, what we want to do is help a little bit today, help remove that sleeping sickness. Now you know... Here's what we're trying to do... We're trying to stand up to boss-man, and we're not asking you to get uncomfortable, so we're going to do it ourselves. Now, that means that you all have got to kind of help a little bit. If we're willing to go our in the path of Allah, we want you all to help us do that.
"Because I know you don't want us to raise the funds, prepare all our jihad materials, and then go out and tussle with boss-man and the Zionists. Now, you know, we've been tussling with boss-man ever since we've been here, but now boss-man... That's the white... That's the Americans... [They] have been taken over by the Zionists.
"Now, if you think that the Americans are Marxists, you ought to see the Zionists... Them boys is so bad that they just don't know what to do.
"There's only a handful of Zionists in the world, but the Zionists [are] running the world. That’s why the Muslims are having all of this trouble. Why? Because the Muslims refuse to stand up for themselves.
"Why do you think the Zionists treat us the way they do? Why do you think the Zionists treat us the way they do? And there are less Zionists in the United States than there are Muslims now. They treat us this way because you stroll right on by, you're not organized, you're not disciplined... Why do you think they can slaughter people in Palestine, why do you think they can slaughter people in Libya, why do you think they can slaughter people in Syria? Why do you think they can slaughter Muslims anywhere in the world they want? It's because we walk right on by, going about our business.
"We're treating Islam like Christians treat Christianity. [The Quran says]: 'Oh you who believe, what is the matter with you? When you were asked to go fourth in the cause of Allah, you cling heavily to the earth!'
"Boss-man don't like you standing out here talking this stuff to him and waking people up! When I say boss-man that means the American system, but the American system is no [longer] controlled by the United States of America. The Zionists, the illegal Zionist state, is the one that is robbing, murdering, and killing us all over the world, and especially in Palestine, and they can do it right here in America. Why? Because the Zionists control America. The Zionists tell the world what to do, and guess what? The world must be listening.
"Hear what I'm trying to tell you, brothers and sisters. We've got to stand up. I'm sorry, we're not going... We read the Quran, and we believe its true, right? Stand up for justice! Raise your voice for the truth! We read that in the Quran and we believe it! So we're not gonna sit around here, comfortable, and play like: 'I don't know what the Quran says, I don’t know what it means...' Yes, you do! Even with corrupted English translations, we know what it's trying to say.
"For those of you who are bathed - born and raised - in the Arabic language, [you] know what it says! You know what is says! [the Quran says]: 'Allah loves those who fight in His path in ranks like well-built walls.' That's what it says, you know the verses... Allah loves those who fight in his cause as though they were a solid cemented structure. You know it's true! So cooperate! We're going to stand out here and take all the flak. Solid cemented structure! We're going to fight for you. But we want you to help us fight against the Zionists. We want you to help us! Demand Justice and balance for the evil United States Government."