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Nov 12, 2023
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CAIR-LA Director Hussam Ayloush At November 2023 Islamic Society Of Orange County Event: Israel Should Be Attacked And Does Not Have The Right To Defend Itself; Islamic Scholar Zaid Shakir: Trump Is Crazy Enough To Create A Palestinian State If We Tell Him His Face Will Be On Mount Rushmore

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Source: Online Platforms - "ISOCMasjid on YouTube"

At an Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC) Community Event for Palestine, which was streamed live on the YouTube channel "ISOCMasjid" on November 12, 2023, Hussam Ayloush, the executive-director of CAIR-LA, said that Israel "should be attacked." He said that Israel does not have the right to defend itself, like Nazi Germany didn't have the right to defend itself in occupied France and Poland and the Russians don't have the right to defend themselves in Ukraine. Ayloush added that Palestinians have the right to resist and defend themselves through any means they choose, poetry, protests, or picking up arms.

California Islamic scholar Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College in Berkely, CA, suggested that Muslims should tell Trump that if he creates a Palestinian state, he will be remembered as the greatest president in history, and will be placed on Mount Rushmore. He added that Trump is "crazy enough" that this might work.

Hussam Ayloush: "The myth or the claim [that] Israel has the right to defend itself – no. An occupier never has the right to defend itself. Nazi Germany in France has no right to defend itself. Nazi Germany in Poland does not have the right to defend itself. Putin's Russia in Ukraine does not have the right to defend itself. You are an occupier. The only who has the right to defend themselves are the occupied – in this case, the Palestinian people. It is extremely important to keep that in mind. Don't get into [pushed] into the corner:

"'Well, Israel was attacked.' Israel should be attacked. If you continue to occupy peoples' land...Every means – according to international law – to defend and resist the occupation, is within your hand. You choose to do it non-violently – good for you. That is good, no problem with that. You want to do it through poetry, spoken word? God bless you. You want to do it by protesting? God bless... You want to pick up arms and defend your people and your land? That is a legitimate right too."

Zaid Shakir: "What happened when all this broke out? What did Trump say? His crazy self...Trump said: 'Hamas is smart, Netanyahu is an idiot.' Didn't he? Am I making this up? I'm the only one who reads the papers?


"He's so crazy, we might be able to go sit him down [and say]: 'Trump, do you want to be the greatest president in history? No president can solve this... Trump, create a Palestinian state.' He's so... like...'The greatest, I can be...' 'Man, Mount Rushmore will be Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Donald J. Trump – just create a Palestinian [state]. That's all, Trump. You have Mount Rushmore waiting for you.' Man, he is so crazy, he might do it. Don't mis-underestimate him."

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