Every now and then, every time we have a conference, every time we invite a speaker, they always come with the same accusations, this speaker supports death penalty for homosexuals, this speaker supports death penalty for this crime or this crime, that he is homophobic, they subjugate women, etc, etc etc. It’s the same old stuff coming all the time.
And we always try to tell them, I always try to tell them that, look, it’s not that speaker that we inviting who has this extreme radical views, as you say. These are general views that every Muslims actually has. Every Muslims believes in this things. Just because they are not telling you about it or just because they are not author in the media doesn’t mean they don’t believe in them. So I will ask you, everyone in the room: How many of you are normal Muslims, you’re not extremist, you’re not radical, just normal sunni Muslims? Please raise your hands.
Everybody! Mâ shâ-Allah! OK take down your hands again.
How many of you agree that men and women should sit separate? Please raise your hands.
Everyone agree! Everyone agree ! Brothers and sisters. Soubhan Allah! So it’s not just these radical sheiks then! Allahu akbar!
Next question : How many of you agree that the punishments described in the Qor’ân and the Sunna, whether it is death, whether it is stoning for adultery, whatever it is, if it is from Allāh and His Messenger, that is the best punishment ever possible for humankind that is what we should apply in the world. How agrees with that?
Allahu akbar! Are you all radical extremists? Soubhan Allah! So all of you are saying you are common Muslims, you all go to different mosques in Norway. Or is it… Are you like a specific sect like the Islamic Net sect or anything like that, are you like that? Noo? Please raise your hand if you are like this extremist Islam Net sect or anything like that.
No one. Allahu akbar! How many of you just go to these normal mosques in Norway, the normal sunni mosques ? Please raise your hands. Allahu akbar!
So what the politicians gonna say now? What the media gonna say now? That we’re all extremists? We’re all radicals ? That we need to deport all of us from this country? Soubhan Allah! Allahu akbar! Takbîr? Allahu akbar! Takbîr? Allahu akbar! Takbîr? Allahu akbar!