by Mozzified Contributor Hassam Munir
1) On power.
“Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.”
2) On race.
“I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”
3) On the media.
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
4) On education.
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
5) On solidarity.
“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world.”
6) On hypocrisy.
“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”
7) On taking a stand.
“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
8) On Islamic equality.
“America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white, but the white attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all together, irrespective of their color.”
9) On knowledge.
“My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
Hassam is a student at York University in Toronto, Canada. He blogs at the Islamic History Review and enjoys reading about history and politics. He plays basketball in his free time.