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Apr 10, 2024
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Dearborn, Michigan Imam Usama Abdulghani: People Should Not Chant 'Death To America' In Our Demonstrations; Allah Teaches Us Not To Say Words That Can Be Used By The Enemy To Hurt Our Cause

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Source: Online Platforms - "Light of Guidance on YouTube"

At an April 10, 2024 Eid Al-Fitr sermon at the Dearborn Hadi Youth Community Center, Michigan Imam Usama Abdulghani spoke about the April 5 Quds Day Rally protest at which protestors chanted "Death to America" [see MEMRI TV Clip No. 11004]. Abdulghani said that it was a mistake for the man to chant "Death to America," but not because he is wrong to oppose America, rather because it can be used by the enemy to hurt the cause and because most Americans actually oppose President Biden's bloody foreign policy. The sermon was streamed live on Light of Guidance on YouTube.

Imam Usama Abdulghani: "We were all quite surprised when in the Al-Quds Day rally, someone who was in the rally started chanting: 'Death to America!' That was a surprise to all of us.


"By the way, before I start my explanation, this isn't going to be me throwing a Muslim under the bus because I'm scared of Fox News.


"This is Biden's war. Now, in light of that, just for context... So tempers were high... People around the world are upset. But you and I, we are talking about another question – should that brother have said 'death to America?'


"Is it good to say it?


"Allah teaches us not to say words that can be used by the enemy to hurt the cause.


"It was a mistake for that brother to say that. Was he wrong for being against the American oppression? No. Does he not have the right to stand up and be upset? And do the rest of us... Because all of us are upset with the American president, with Biden's hands being up to his elbows in the blood of the Palestinians. We are all upset with American foreign policy. We get to [be]. That is when I am going to say something else I have to say.

"The second point is more for the enemies. You see there is something more sinister at play. Saying 'Death to America!' here in America, where the masses have gone all out... You and I, our own neighbors, our coworkers, they've had more protests than we have.


 "The people of conscience in this country are protesting. They are going outside the Israeli embassy, they are standing on ships, they are stopping traffic.


"Everybody in America, the majority of people are against this war.


"They said loudly: 'From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free. When people are occupied, resistance is justified.' I was there in Washington, they had [Qassam Brigades' spokesman] Abu Ubeida flags in Washington, next to Biden. Why did they single you out? The enemies, they think you Muslims are second-class citizens."

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