I Used to Be a Mouthpiece for Israel. Then This Happened | Sh. Abdurraheem Green
In this episode of Empowered by Islam21c, we hear the story of how Shaykh Abdurraheem Green was moved by the Palestinian struggle and how he went from being a supporter of Israel to being a proponent of freedom for Palestinians.
Here’s what others had to say:
I am a white European Christian 50-year-old male, and I support Palestine!
I am a Canadian Christian. I was so pro Israel until I watched a video of how Israeli protesters voiced how they hate Africans and was so proud to be racist against black Africans. Then i saw Palestinians homes being sprayed bulldozed down. My first response was , What !!! I couldn’t believe this was actually happening in the holy land. I use to feel connected to them, because our struggles was almost the same. Now what i see them doing to the Palestinians is beyond evil. It is wicked. You cannot kill a whole bunch of innocent people (women and babies) to catch a few bad guys. This is unthinkable. Look lets call this what it is Benjamin Netanyahu needed an excuse to bomb the hell out of Palestine to put up new settlement for more Americans and European Jews (white). The Palestinians people was not the ones who put 6 million Jewish people in the gas chamber and do experiments on them. It was the Germans. SHAME ON ANYONE WHO THINKS THIS IS OK.
61 year old Christian and I support genuine human rights and justice therefore I support Palestine,the facts are on their side.
I am a white Englishman and have supported Palestine after listening to a debate at my University of Essex on “Zionism is racism” in 1978. The level of debate was truly enlightening. A packed student meeting voted overwhelmingly for that motion. We were threatened with closure as a Unjversity by the Guardian.
I am an Australian with British parents & consider myself having Christian values. I have always felt shame for some things the British have done in the past, here in Australia & in other countries. I have always had such compassion for any people who aren’t treated as I would like to be treated. I dont know why the world doesn’t see that blowing to pieces little babies, children, mothers, everyone, is not ok time & time again. They are so traumatised they are going to do shameful things, similar to what has happened to their families Israel has created this mess in my opinion & for once the people of Gaza are seen as they are. They may as well be kept in jail, their life with no hope. I cry for the hostages as I also cry for the Gazan people I hope something good comes out of all this terror.
One of the most disturbing things for me was watching Israelis take over a homestead and immediately cut down the olive trees.
Generations, hundreds of years of careful tending and in a moment it was destroyed for no other reason than to humiliate the ones they wanted to leave.
Norman Finkelstein stated that the Palestinians have the right to hate the Israelis. I think that once Israel is exposed, millions of people will feel the same way as the Palestinians. Israelis were actively involved in similar atrocities in Cuba and Africa as well under the guise of helping waring factions.
Breaking the arms of children with stones…Let the world listen and rethink their stance about Israel.
I was brought up as a Catholic too, but I have always been on the side of the Palestinians, I thought that how could the world give somebody elses land to the jews just because their religion originated from there.
Once our Faith enters the inner core of our heart and that happens only when we practice our religion, there is no place for hate for anyone. This is the gift of Allah as Allah says in the Quran “ in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest”.
All living decent ppl should stand with Palestine !!! Freedom of the Palestinian.
I am Christian. I was baptised as a child. I have practised Hindu religion because I did a very religious form of yoga. I must stay never seen something like the Palestinians. U read about that in Hindu books. Never seen that spirit.