The "Riyaadah" is an annual Islamic athletic event held in various cities featuring competitions in various sports, seminars and important meetings. This year it was held in Philadelphia. It was a spectacular, magnificent event hosted by a core of hard working, dedicated Muslims. It was easily superior to any of the conferences held by the alphabet soup organizations. The camaraderie, sportsmanship and love was overwhelming.
Missing as usual were the Arab, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other immigrant communities. Not that they were needed. It was they who needed to be present, not us who needed their presence. They are always invited. But rather than attend the Riyaadah, the immigrants organized a counter-Riyaadah called the "Islamic Games."
The "Islamic Games" is a copy cat event designed to imitate the Riyaadah. The founders of the Games asked the Muslim leadership in Philadelphia to support the Games. Of course we cooperated, as we always do, by having our people participate with manpower and money. When we asked the "Games" people to support the Riyaadah, they refused - like they always do. The Islamic Games founder(s) also publish a newspaper called the Tri-State Muslim. The publishers of the paper refused to run any ads publicising the Riyaadah!
It is clear that too many of our immigrant brothers are racist and, as one Imam stated, "The immigrants see the indigenous Muslims as merely a commodity- a group to make money from without offering anything in return."
So here we go: Some of you are going to call ME a racist! All I am doing is informing you of the truth of what is going on because it pains me to see my people being used like prostitutes. No, even worse than prostitutes because it can be argued that that user of prostitutes gets something in return for his money. You , my brothers and sisters, give your money to the immigrants in their clothing stores, conferences, Great Adventure Days, Islamic Games, "halal meat stores" (many of which are not really halal!) etc. BUT YOU GET NOTHING IN RETURN!
AND IF ANY OF YOUR BROTHERS POINT THIS OUT YOU ATTACK YOUR BROTHER WHO I S TRYING TO WAKE YOU UP! YOU ARE WORSE THAN PROSTITUTES BECAUSE A PROSTITUTE WILL NOT GET ANGRY WHEN CALLED A PROSTITUTE. SHE KNOWS SHE IS BEING USED! BUT MANY OF YOU, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, DON'T KNOW AND DON'T WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE BEING PIMPED!
But it was a beautiful weekend and much good was accomplished and it was magnificently organized. We look forward to the next one, should Allah bless us to live.