The Imam opens this episode by telling us a story from his childhood of how there was a leak in his house and try as he might his father just could not find the source. After months of work and poking around they finally found the source, and it was on the other side of the room. He tells us this story to remind us that while we make look at a problem, what we are looking at might not be the source of the issue.
Imam Azhar asks B.C. Dodge if he understands the point that he is trying to make. B.C. says that he does understand. He goes on to say that there is a lot of negativity in the world today, not just in the U.S, but around the world, and we sometimes – while we would like to blame President Trump or some other outside force, the fact is that once in a while it is us, it is our view on things, that causes this negativity.
The Imam goes on to say that there are three issues in the Muslim community that we, as Muslims don’t want to talk about – or even acknowledge are there – the first being that Muslims are very unwelcoming to others outside their community.
The second point is that Muslims are very judgmental, not just of people that are from different cultures, but of their own community. For instance, when B.C. goes to pray – he is white, he can’t be Muslim, he must be an FBI informant.
And the third point – well… you are going to have to download it to hear it!
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