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Apr 03, 2020
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Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed: COVID-19 Is a Divine Wake-Up Call – a Punishment for Usury, Abortion, and Homosexuality

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Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed said in a video that was uploaded to the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center's YouTube channel on April 3, 2020 that Allah tests humanity every year with the flu, but that this year He has sent the coronavirus in order to get humanity's attention. Imam Elsayed gave a Quranic example in which Allah punished the Jews for violating the prohibitions against usury and for wrongly "devouring" people's money, and in which Allah says He has prepared "severe and painful torment" for the Jews guilty of these crimes. Imam Elsayed said that today, usury is being practiced by every nation in the world, and not only by the Jews, and he criticized humanity for legalizing things that Allah has prohibited such as abortion, homosexuality, and usury. In addition, he said that the capitalist systems enslaves everybody and that the current situation is a "wake-up call" from Allah. The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, where Imam Elsayed preaches, is in Fairfax, VA and is known for being linked to former Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, who had been the imam of the Center when 9/11 took place. Dar Al-Hijrah is also linked to some of the 9/11 terrorists, to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, and to other known Jihadis. For more about Imam Shaker Elsayed, see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 8234 and MEMRI TV Clips No. 7426, No. 6378, No. 6057, No. 6043,and No. 5989.

 

Shaker Elsayed: "Every year, Allah tests humanity with the flu, but this doesn't seem to be getting the message [across] and the attention, so this year, He is sending something like the flu, even with less damage than the flu, but it has created more fear than the flu ever has.

 

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"[Allah] tells us in the Al-Nisa chapter in the Quran... [that] because of the injustices of the people of the Jewish community, [He] made certain good things prohibited for them, because they turned away from the path of Allah.

 

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"And, [the Jews] were taking interest, which is usury. They had [previously] been prohibited from taking interest, usury, and interest money from people.

 

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"[They were also punished] for devouring people's money by wrong pretense.

 

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"[The Quran says:] 'And We have prepared for those disobedient ones among them severe and painful torment.'

 

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"These are some of the violations that are still going on, not only by the former minor community in the Jewish people - but now it is practiced by almost every nation and every society, with no exceptions.

 

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"Instead of correcting [things], we are legalizing what [Allah] prohibited. Which means we are protecting disobedience. We are legalizing abortion - we are legalizing abortion on demand, not abortion with legitimate reasons. We are legalizing homosexuality. We are legalizing usury. These are all abominations [in the eyes] of Allah.

 

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"In the capitalist system, we are enslaving everybody. Everybody is now subject to the whims of the capitalists. Those who have it are controlling those who do not have it. Whether it is militarization, insurances, insurance companies, the healthcare system is crumbling as we see it...

 

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"It is a wake-up call. It is Allah's reminder from Heaven to the whole Earth."

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