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Muslim Denominations we should learn before we hate.

The Muslims you might meet and talk with will probably not all hold the same set of beliefs and doctrines.  Just as within Christianity there are different denominations, and varying individually held beliefs within each.

However several main denominations can be identified.

Many Muslims are very peaceable and friendly.   During a recent conversation with a young Muslim, he told me he believes all three monotheistic faiths lead to God and that all who sincerely seek Him will be prepared for heaven by a time in Hell after we die.   Some Muslims are very interested in Jesus.

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You might be interested in Dr. Tawfik Hamid, who has developed his own understanding of Islam that is peaceful and promotes love to every human being irrespective of his or her religion.  He started to preach in Mosques to promote his message of peace and as a result became a target of many fanatics who threatened his life.    “As a Muslim, I am willing to speak out against the hate filled Islamic Fundamentalism that prevails in the world today,” he says.

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SUNNI ISLAM.

Generally speaking, Sunni Islam is closest to the form taught in the Qur’an, with emphasis on individual access to Allah. Sunni is the majority form of Islam world-wide – approximately 85%.

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Differences between Sunni and Shia are initially about the succession from the Prophet. The Sunni believe that Abu Bakr Siddique, Muhammad’s close friend and a father-in-law, was rightly chosen as the first Caliph of Islam.

SHIA ISLAM.

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Shia Muslims believe that, similar to the appointment of prophets, Imams after Muhammad are chosen by Allah.

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According to Shia Muslims, Ali ibn Abu Talib was chosen by Allah and thus appointed by Muhammad to be the direct successor and leader of the Muslim community. They regard him as the first Shia Imam. Ali and ten subsequent Imams were all killed, but the twelfth disappeared and is expected to reappear in the last days as the Mahdi. This belief is the essence of Ahmadinejad’s policies in Iran.

Sunnis still mourn the death of Ali and, according to Sunnis, his heir. This remembrance is accompanied by adherents striking their heads, flogging themselves with chains and cutting themselves with knives or swords. Shia belief allows images of Ali and encourages prayer to Ali (like Catholics and Orthodox Christians who pray to saints). Neither practice is acceptable to Sunni Islam.

Shia Islam has a hierarchy of Imams and in the city of Qum, in Iran a centre that could be viewed as a Shia Islam equivalent of Vatican City.

Apart from these matters the differences of doctrine are not great, but bitterness and persecution can be extreme.  It is reckoned that more Muslim blood has been spilled by Muslims than by the Crusaders and Gulf War forces. (eg under Saddam Hussein in Iraq) (Shia governed Iran executes more people per capita than even China)

ALAWI ISLAM.

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Alawi is the more mystical, minority departure of Shia Islam.

SUFI  ISLAM.

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Sufi Islam is a strain of belief and practice that might be found in both Sunni and Shia. It is more mystical and concerned with a personal relationship with the almighty. Sufi worship can appear somewhat “charismatic” in chanting and meditating on the name of Allah.

Sufis are friendlier and open to Christians.

WAHABI ISLAM.

Wahhabi Islam is not a separate denomination but a strain of teaching that arose in the 18th century in Saudi Arabia. (from Sunni Islam) Wahhabism would probably have remained insignificant, and considered heretical by the mainstream, but for twentieth century oil wealth.  Wahhabism adopts a much more hard-line interpretation of the Qur’an and Hadith, and indeed added requirements such as the covering of women and prohibition on them driving cars.  The excesses of the Taliban in Afghanistan originated in Wahhabism, as does the al Qaeda terror campaign against the western world. Wahhabi teaching might be found in the mosques of both Shia and Sunni Islam.

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Wahhabi Islam has a hierarchy of Imams and other clerics and an organisation based in Saudi Arabia. This powerbase is strongly associated with the Saudi royal family. The term Salafi or Salafist is also used.

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Although Wahhabi Islam is a smaller and later strain of Islam, it has disproportionate influence because of its base in Saudi Arabia which gives it control of vast oil wealth and of Islam’s holy sites.

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Saudi Wahhabism is exported around the Islamic world by sponsorship of schools, colleges, universities and mosques through which their doctrines are advanced.

C0oGK15XgAAdUTvThe hostility and anti-western activity that you encounter will probably be from Wahhabi Muslims. It can be helpful to check where the funding for new mosques and other initiatives comes from. If it comes from Saudi Arabia, hard line Wahhabi teaching is likely to follow shortly!

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Patrick Sookhdeo (Barnabas Fund) commented that the Saudi Wahhabis have spent 100 billion pounds advancing their brand of Islam around the world. They distribute many copies of the Qur’an, in various languages, heavily subsidised or even free. These are not the unchanging, incorruptible word of Allah, but have commentaries inserted advancing their hard line, anti-Israel, anti-west, militarist, patriarchal viewpoint.

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You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia | HuffPost

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DRUZE and BA’HAI are offshoots of Islam, but are now separated from mainstream.

A fire temple, created by the founder of the Ba’hai movement, has its own well-tended gardens in Shiraz, Iran.

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Two very interesting denominations in Israel

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Korani is a stream within Islam that is Zionist, loyal to the State of Israel, and Dbelieves that loving the Jews is a religious duty. They believe that the Jewish people are the Chosen People, and that the Holy Land belongs to them.

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There is no disparity between Zionism and Islam. According to the Koran, only the Jews have a divine right to the Land of Israel. Every Korani Muslim is a true Zionist. And there are many, though most will not openly identify as such for fear of reprisals.

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Today, there are many streams within Islam. But during the time of the Prophet Mohammed, Islam split into just three streams: the Shiites, the Sunnis and the Korani. The majority of Muslims are now Sunni. Every Muslim that truly believes in the Koran is Korani. The difference between the two is that while the Sunnis prioritize the sayings and actions of Mohammed [recorded in the Hadith], the Korani focus solely on the Koran. Mohammed’s remarks against the Jews do not appear in the Koran, but rather in the Hadith.

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They believe that Israel should not divide the land, but also that its borders will actually expand. The Holy Land is actually the entire area from Iraq to Egypt. The Koran defines the borders of this land. The establishment of a Greater Kingdom of Israel covering this area is a Koranic prophesy.

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In the Koran there are 20 verses stating that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews. Every Muslim knows that the Al Aqsa Mosque [on the Temple Mount] is only referenced in vague terms, and its location is not revealed. In fact, it is most likely in Saudi Arabia.

In 1967, when the Temple Mount fell into Israel’s hands, there were no `Palestinian’ people and the Temple Mount had never been under Palestinian control. It is a minor dispute that the Palestinians have succeeded in turning into a religious war.

AHMADIYYA ISLAM.

The community in Israel was founded in 1929, following a visit by an Ahmadi emissary from India [where the movement was founded]. He was invited by the Odeh clan to their village of Kababir [now a neighborhood of Haifa]. Today they number about 2,000 people.

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Jesus was a prophet sent to the People of Israel. On the cross he fainted but did not die. Following his crucifixion, he went to India, where he died at the age of 120.

His tomb is found in the city of Roza Bal in Kashmir. The Islamic establishment, however, says it is written in the Koran that he ascended to heaven and will return. This is why Muslims are awaiting his return at the end of days. But if we are to believe that Jesus ascended to heaven, what is the difference between us and the Christians?

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They say no to violence in any form, verbal or physical, but we do believe in self-defence. This is the only true form of jihad. To blow up a restaurant is not jihad. Muslim conquest in the name of jihad is a violation of Islam.

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They believe in spreading Islam, but in pleasant manner, in love; not by force, but through persuasion.

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They are law-abiding and loyal Palestinian citizens of Israel. They want to do nothing that could compromise Israel’s security, and they believe there is a divine promise that the Jews will one day return to their land. This is written in the Koran.

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Distribution of the denominations

Visit http://www.nationmaster.com for a table of statistics, explaining which denomination is the majority in every nation with a Muslim presence. The data could be the key to understanding many allegiances and inter-Muslim conflicts.

Here are a few facts…..

85% of all Muslims are Sunni

90% of Muslims in Israel + disputed territories are Sunni

Shia are the majority in…..Iran – 96%, Azerbaijan – 94%, Bahrein – 80%, Iraq and Lebanon 75% and Yemen 60%

Iran is working with the Shia against the Sunnis in Iraq and with the Alawi leadership of Assad in Syria (70% Sunni) and with Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon

Hamas, Fatah and the Muslim Brotherhood are all Sunni, but will work with Shia Iran in a common cause against Israel. Hamas are more likely to be supplied by Egypt as it comes under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.

ISIS / ISIL / Islamic State is Sunni

Conflicts such as that in Syria have a denominational component – the ruling elite of Bashir Assad are minority Alawite.

80% of Muslims in USA and Britain are Sunni.

Nations – affecting Israel % Muslim       Sect

Jordan     92% 90% Sunni

Egypt      90% 95% Sunni

Syria       90% 74% Sunni

Lebanon  60% 75% Shia

Iran  98% 89% Shia

Iraq  97% 65% Shia

Turkey    100%      75% Sunni

Saudi Arabia   100%      83% Sunni

Libya       97% Sunni

UAE       76% Sunni

Bahrein   81% Shia

Qatar       77% Sunni

Pakistan   97% Sunni/Shia

Bangladesh      89% Sunni

Sudan      70% Sunni

Algeria    99% Sunni

Afghanistan     99% Sunni

Morocco  99% Sunni

Uzbekistan      88% Sunni

Kazakhstan     57% Sunni

Yemen    99% Sunni/Shia

Tunisia    98% Sunni

Somalia   100%      Sunni

Azerbaijan       93% Shia

Tajikistan 97% Sunni

Kyrgyzstan      75% Sunni

Turkmenistan  89% Sunni

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Gaza       99% 90% Sunni

West Bank      75% 90% Sunni

See also Israel’s tough neighbourhood

Islamists and Moderate Muslims

How can we be on our guard against Muslims who seek to destroy our civilisation and subjugate our Christian (or Jewish) faith whilst having an open and loving approach to our Muslim neighbours who abhor terrorism practiced in the name of Islam and wish to live in peace with us?

“The aim of this book is to encourage mutual understanding between Islamic and Western worlds. The majority of Muslims are peaceable, law abiding citizens. However, Muslim fundamentalists, described here as Islamists, present a challenge to the values of Western Democracies.

With many lapses, modern Western societies strive to uphold values such as tolerance, pluralism, and individual freedom. Islamism is monolithic, intolerant of dissent and hostile to individual liberty.

‘Islamic’ societies and militant ‘Islamism’ need to be distinguished. Islamism is not compatible with liberal democracy, but it is the hope and intention of the authors that through these book non-Muslims may develop a better understanding of Islam and better relationships with moderate, peaceable Muslims.”

Traditional and Progressive Muslims

Recent months have seen a number of unexpected and extremely encouraging statements coming out of the Muslim world. Respected, mainstream Muslim leaders in a variety of countries have voiced opinions which are at odds with traditional, conservative Islam. They have challenged aspects of Sharia and are calling for a liberal, modernist, enlightened Islam compatible with Western norms. Perhaps the most significant of all is a comment by a group of British Muslims calling for an end to the apostasy law and for full freedom in all religious matters.

The article concludes,

It is time Western governments and Christian Churches implemented a policy of rejecting traditional Muslim and Islamist demands and that they shifted to a position of active support for the new voices of reason and moderation within Islam.

Barnabas Fund applauds these encouraging moves and the courageous Muslims advocating them.

 

Broadly speaking, Islamists divide into three types: (1) Salafism, who revere the era of the Sala (the first three generations of Muslims) and aim to revive it by wearing Arabian clothing, adopting antique customs, and assuming a medieval mindset that leads to religious-based violence.

(2) Muslim Brothers and like types who aspire to an Islamic version of modernity; depending on circumstances, they might act violently or not.

(3) Lawful Islamists who work within the system, engaging in political, media, legal, and educational activities; by definition, they do not engage in violence.

Mahdism (and Sectarianism and Superstition) Rises in the Islamic World

When it gets nasty

The Sunnis are destroying sites that are holy to the Shiites, and the Shiites, along with the Alawite regime in Syria, are destroying sites in Syria that are holy to the Sunnis.

This echoes the conflict between Syria and Saudi Arabia (the Hijaz) in the Umayyad period (661-750), during which the Syrian army of the Umayyad’s assaulted with catapults the Kaaba, the holiest structure in Islam, in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in Mecca.

On August 14, 2013, former Lebanese minister Fayez Shaker, head of the Syrian Ba’ath Party branch in Lebanon, said in a TV interview that if Mount Qasioun in Damascus were to be fired upon, Syria would blow up the Kaaba.

The Shiite crescent is challenging the status of Mecca. The Iraqi Shiites favor Karbala as the Shiite holy city instead of Mecca, Bashar_al-Assad_in_Russia_(2015-10-21)_08 while the Assad regime touts Jerusalem. On December 23, 2013, the Iraqi-Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said the direction of prayer should be Karbala and not Mecca.

Moreover, the Hezbollah Party of Iraq, the twin sister of Hezbollah in Lebanon, has sworn to wrest the holy places in Saudi Arabia from the Wahhabis and make them Shiite shrines, while in the Sunni camp, the Muslim Brotherhood wants to focus on liberating the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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WOW: Trump Fails Basic Literacy Test

Published on Feb 6, 2017

–Since our story on Donald Trump’s reading ability went viral last week, new video evidence has been uncovered of Trump’s body language when presented with text that is indicative of low levels of literacy

Remember when we were kids and we pretended to be something else well Trump is playing President. He has not got a clue like a blown up wind bag and he love to sign his name and have people stand around him as though he rules the world, which no doubt he thinks he does.

This has never happened before he has been honored with pomp but we know he loves to feel important and they know it too. What ever they are up to we will never know. It sounds as though he were a KING. It is so ridiculous  when you think of all the Muslims he refuses into the country of the USA,  but we know there are many Muslim sects just as we have many Christian sects. We need to learn and educate ourselves.

WE LIVE IN THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN IDOL.

WE LIVE IN THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN IDOL

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WE LIVE IN THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN IDOL.

Trump never lets the grass grow under his feet looking to the future and a second term and we have not finished the first round. I have learnt so much about the people of the USA and the fabric of Trumps round of politics.

  1. FAKE NEWS flashed on TV all the time GREAT brainwashing seemed to work. and  exploited by the RICH.
  2. Where do the people get their information they hear from billionaires.
  3. Computers not a luxury.
  4. Cell phones not a luxury.
  5. CROOKED Hilary talked about by CROOKED Trump.
  6. TRUMP’S ADULTERY so overlooked with CLINTON ADULTERY.

President Donald J. Trump has formally announced that the 24 people listed below will be serving with him on his Cabinet.

is (1)Vice President Michael R. Pence

is (9)Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Net worth: $245 million (2016)

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Trump cracked the Nut.

Trump cracked the Nut.

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Trump speaks the language of those who have never been heard.  The people belong in his pocket : believe in him ONLY HISTORY will tell us the rest of the story.

MICHAEL D’ANTONIO, Author, “The Truth About Trump”: He said to me that he was wise guy. He’s the fellow who threw an eraser and gave the teacher a black eye, and would throw cake around a birthday party. So, I can imagine him as being a little terror.

GWEN IFILL: It proved even too much for Fred Trump to handle. So, at age 13, Donald’s parents shipped him upstate to the New York Military Academy.

TIMOTHY O’BRIEN: But the thing to remember about Donald Trump is that his wealth sort of created a bubble around him, and he’s been able to pursue his appetites and really do whatever he wanted to do for most of his life with very…

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Trump cracked the Nut.

Trump speaks the language of those who have never been heard.  The people belong in his pocket : believe in him ONLY HISTORY will tell us the rest of the story.

MICHAEL D’ANTONIO, Author, “The Truth About Trump”: He said to me that he was wise guy. He’s the fellow who threw an eraser and gave the teacher a black eye, and would throw cake around a birthday party. So, I can imagine him as being a little terror.

GWEN IFILL: It proved even too much for Fred Trump to handle. So, at age 13, Donald’s parents shipped him upstate to the New York Military Academy.

TIMOTHY O’BRIEN: But the thing to remember about Donald Trump is that his wealth sort of created a bubble around him, and he’s been able to pursue his appetites and really do whatever he wanted to do for most of his life with very few restraints.

GWENDA BLAIR: His sister told me that the reason he went to Fordham — I asked, and she said, it’s where he got in.

MICHAEL D’ANTONIO: You won’t find people at Penn who will say, well, I was Donald’s really good friend, I was in a fraternity with him, or we socialized.

He didn’t do any of those things. He studied. And then, come Friday, as soon as he could, he’d jump in his car and go back to Queens, where he worked with his dad. So, from the very start with Donald, it was about getting control of the family business, building it, growing it, and becoming the rich and famous and powerful person that he eventually became.

One must agree that his voice spoke to those who have never been heard and that were his magic will be as uncouth as ever.

WE LIVE IN THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN IDOL.

WE LIVE IN THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN IDOL.

Trump never lets the grass grow under his feet looking to the future and a second term and we have not finished the first round. I have learnt so much about the people of the USA and the fabric of Trumps round of politics.

  1. FAKE NEWS flashed on TV all the time GREAT brainwashing seemed to work. and  exploited by the RICH.
  2. Where do the people get their information they hear from billionaires.
  3. Computers not a luxury.
  4. Cell phones not a luxury.
  5. CROOKED Hilary talked about by CROOKED Trump.
  6. TRUMP’S ADULTERY so overlooked with CLINTON ADULTERY.

President Donald J. Trump has formally announced that the 24 people listed below will be serving with him on his Cabinet.

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Vice President Michael R. Pence

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Net worth: $245 million (2016)

 

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Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin Net worth $300 million

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis Net worth      $5 million

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Net worth   $800,000

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue In 2006, Perdue’s financial disclosure forms revealed that he had a net worth of approximately $6 million

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. Net worth       US$2.5 billion (June 2017)

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Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price Net worth              $10 million

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. Net worth $29 million (2016)

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Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Net worth       $24 million

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Secretary of Energy James Richard Perry Net worth          $2 million

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Secretary of Education Elisabeth DeVos :DeVos’s father, Edgar Prince, was a billionaire Michigan industrialist who founded the Prince Corporation, an auto parts manufacturing company.

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin

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Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly

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White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

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Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats

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Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley

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Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney

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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo

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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt

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Administrator of the Small Business  Linda E. McMahon

Net worth IncreaseUS$1.24 billion (2017)

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Having British Citizenship is a GIFT not a RIGHT.

British Citizen is a Gift not a Right

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Now is the time to start to come together as British Citizens. When you immigrated 30 years ago why did you? Parents suffered for find a better life and came to Britain?

Being British means standing up for the country and the people, when I heard about Finsbury Park I felt we were losing the plot fighting each other. Like the old butcher in Dad’s Army who got flustered when he thought there was trouble saying, “Don’t panic don’t panic”.

The stupidity of that man who believes all Muslims are the same is like saying all fruit is the same. Cultures are different they always have been but ISIS is the rotten fruit that stinks and oozes its way into our Community. When you have a boil on your nose you have to squeeze the puss out.

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FIGHT FEAR WITH FEAR.

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