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Monday, 15 May 2006

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Yahya

wow, it makes me seriously wonder, do they do it on purpose? were they tryin 2 wear u down, till u 'slip up'? u did well tho bro, mashallah. may Allah SWT reward ur patience, and make it a source of ur salvation.

Yahya.

Yahya

oh, isnt the canadian flag sooooo much better than ours? we cant sport ours, can we? im prty sure its based upon the cross. if we had theres tho... GO LEAVES!!!

Zimarina

Oh wow ARG, they REALLY put you through it..mash'Allah- that's where your sabr and steadfastness kick in!

It'd make for an excellent script- I think any muslim could pretty much reel it off by heart without even glancing at it..

By the way:

'Yes! I went to Afghanistan and fired some weapons during my two week stay with the Mujahideen during the mid nineties conflict against the occupying forces of the then Soviet Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but I never killed anyone or even fired them at a person.'


I did NOT know that! You went to Afghanistan to fight Jihad?

You learn something new everday..

Insh'Allah I hope you're well rested and on top form as always!

AsalaamuAlaiqum waRahmatullah brother!

Abu Eesa

Miskeen!
ARG comment:
....like me or them?

Maher Abou Al-Sood

Br. Abdel-Raheem,
This price that everybody working with Dawa’a usually pays especially nowadays! May ALLAH (Sobhanaho wa talaa) rewords you in the day of judgment and counts these terrible hours in your good deeds.
"GAZAKOM ALLAH KHAIREN"

neocarvi

Assalaam alaikum Bro, man its been a long morning for me and i am missing my pillow right now ( its amaze you honestly if you felt it, its some sort of latex spring foam plastic..basically words cant describe how comfortable it ) so yeah am so with taking that on holiday with me but yeah anywoo where was i yeah! as much as this pillow distracting me, the last couple weeks i been talking to my mom about the idea of her going to Amercia. I spent hours giving her reason why not to and one was just the idea that going on a flight and getting the Canadian 5 Star treatment as you did! Tiring it sounds and annoying but yeah it seem you got off lightly, i know on trips to South Amercia my Dad getting thrown about Venezuelan Police cause they thought he was "Gringo" ( Amercian to you and me ) and what puts me off travelling is just that, in the "Free" World (and i use that word loosely) i am a terrorist, and in South Amercia am seen as a dirty Amercian (*_*). This sort of trouble is what a black Muslim brother must face from Metropolitan Police walking outside of Brixton. Begs you to wonder, can the only way they attack Muslim not by challenging our ideas but rather waring us down with silly questions!
I for one, after reading this story, will not be leaving this country unless i really have to..i am to impatience to just sitting in a room for to long without taking a nap.

ARG comment:
...I've been stuck on delayed flight in the blistering heat in Cairo airport for 14 hours. A few questions wasn't too bad.
I have to emphasis that the Canadian Immigration were never insulting or abusive, and in my opinion perfectly reasonable. I could just do without it. And yes, it does put you travelling.
There is, however, another good reason to limit travel. Long haul flights are one of the largest contributers to global warming, the potentially greatest threat to humanity in the next 20 years. More on my views on Islam and the enviroment another time though.

hoxzle

wow mashAllah.. i can't believe u told all those guys all that stuff. i mean, if it was me i'd probably leave out the part with the Afghanistan training camp. brother, how come there aren't many of your new lectures available online?

ARG comment:
Well if I thought not telling would help maybe I wouldn't have mentioned it but they already knew, and its been public knowledge so there is/was no point in hiding it.
I was asked direct questions. If I lied this would be more likely to arouse suspicion, and I'm sure that's exactly why I was asked over and over, to see if my story was consistent.
I really believe in the effectiveness of speaking the truth. It may seem the hard option, but its always the best one in the end.

wan

:) Ahah, very interesting journey I must say.... and its cool how the guy was genuinely interested of the presentation.... If there is a part two, do post it soon.

Fatima

SALAM I JSUT HAVE TO SAY THAT I WAS AT MOST OF YOUR LECTURE SHERE IN MANITOBA AND ENJOYED THEM SO MUCH. I LEARNED MANY THINGS TAHT I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF AND HAVE ALSO SHARED THEM WITH FRIENDS WHO MISSED YOUR LECTURES. ALSO MAY ALLAH REWRD YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE

Waranga

As Salamalaikum,

That was hilarious when the interrogator found the 'weapon of the believer', he must have thought he scored the jackpot!! But it looks like his preconceived ideas was a benefit to him since he found it interesting. Lets hope he supplicates to be shown the truth inshAllah.
I didn't know we had our own home grown mujahid, I wonder did you sip green chai as the sun set over the snow peaked tora bora mountains? and if you didn't have your insides drowned in about 20 gallons of chai then you havn't had the full afghan experience!!

Waranga

ARG comment:
Oh yes, plenty of green chai. Small glasses half filled with sugar and then refilled again and again until the sugar is no more.
Anyway I was no "mujahid", I had terrible diahorrea that meant I had to run to the loo six times a day, and like I said never faught anyone. We were in a village at the base of Qunar valley, in front of plain, over the ridge of which was Jalalabad. The mujahideen called us "tourists".
Not one for mincing their words those Afghanis!

Zimarina


Erm, ARG- I hate to burst your bubble- that big romantic image of the blonde warrior and all that...but err, yeah Afghans NEVER drink tea like that-it's an A-Rab thing. But fear not, I think I have an explanation for this:

I think on your way out of work, you may have taken the bus down to Edgware Road, had a bit of a hallucination and imagined yourself in the snowy mountains atop Tora Bora..

It happens to the best of us (!?)- but I'm glad we've cleared it up now.

TAKBEER!!

ARG commnet: errrm...well these guys certainly drank tea like that, and I'm pretty sure they were Afghanis, and I pretty sure I was in Afghanistan..but then maybe I was hallucinating or....now I know what to say next time I'm stopped in an airport.
"I couldn't have been in Afghanistan because Zimarina said that Afghans NEVER drink green tea they way I did, so it MUST have been a conspiracy!"

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