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March 21, 2011 Clip No. 2874

Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Hussein Yaaqub: Results of Egyptian Referendum Were in Favor of Islam, and Whoever Is Unhappy about It Is Free to Leave to Canada or the US

Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Yaaaqub, which was posted on the Internet (accessed on March 21, 2011):

Muhaamad Hussein Yaaqub: Dear brothers, I have received the good tidings that the result is "Yes" [in the constitutional referendum]. Allah Akbar.

Crowds: Allah Akbar.

Muhaamad Hussein Yaaqub: This was an [Islamic] raid – the raid of the ballot boxes. Our forefathers used to say to the heretics: "The difference between us will be evident in our funerals. Let's see how many people come to my funeral, and how many come to yours." In our days, people say: The difference between us is evident in the ballot boxes.

Indeed, we have made the difference between them and us evident in the ballot boxes, and the ballot boxes said "yes" to "Islam...

Crowds: Yes.

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Muhaamad Hussein Yaaqub: They have begun saying: "From now on, Islam will enter every aspect of our lives." What is our response to them?

Crowds: Yes, it will.

Muhaamad Hussein Yaaqub: They were the ones who said that it would be decided by the ballot, weren’t they? Isn't that what their democracy is all about? The people said "yes" to Islam, right?

Crowds: Right.

Muhaamad Hussein Yaaqub: The people have said that they want religion, and whoever says he cannot live in such a country anymore is free to go. Go in peace. After all, they have visas for Canada and America. They are free to go.

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Sometimes, when your sheik tells you to vote "Yes," you vote "Yes" – even if it contradicts what you want.

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