The Muslim Ummah has responsibility to stand up for justice. But that doesn’t mean blindly following every movement that claims to fight for justice. For example, American Muslim community backed Black Lives Matter uncritically, with no care whatsoever for the hidden agenda of the people behind the movement and the people funding it.
When I speak to Muslims online, most haven’t even visited the Black Lives Matter website. They haven’t seen “Herstory” in place of history. They haven’t seen their stated objectives to promote and normalize LGBTQ in the black community. They haven’t seen their stated objective of dismantling the nuclear family. They haven’t seen that the black father is not mentioned on their website even once.
But there are many black voices that oppose BLM categorically. They ask why BLM is silent about black-on-black crime. They ask why BLM is silent on developing black businesses and black entrepreneurship. They don’t want black neighborhoods burnt down by rioters. They don’t want roads and highways blocked by protesters when they are trying to drive to work so they can earn a living to put food on the table.
Muslims have a duty to think critically about issues like this and do what’s best for humanity as a whole, as opposed to just serving our own self-interests.
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Introducing: Uncle Hotep and the Hotep Nation
Uncle Hotep is a podcaster and Youtuber who offers insightful social and political commentary with the customary swagger of a Black American. He is one of the founders of the Hotep Nation, which offers positive solutions to the problems faced by black Americans in the USA.
A naturally funny guy, Uncle Hotep’s unique mix of comedy and insightful cultural critique makes for very entertaining listening. He’s a featured guest on documentaries likes Silenced: Our War on Free Speech and on podcasts like InfoWars and Timcast IRL. You can find him on Twitter and YouTube.
“Muslim community, please stay away from the liberals. I’m just giving y’all a warning. It’s trickery, don’t fall for it.” – Uncle Hotep
Time-stamped Show Notes
- 03:35 – What is Hotep? A continuation of the “conscious” community within Black America.
- 04:50 – Hotep means “peace” but it was used as a derogatory term by BLM activists towards black people who pushed back against BLM’s victimhood narrative.
- 06:20 – How does Hotep relate to the socially conscious movements of the past like Afrocentrism, the Nation of Islam, the Five Percenters?
- 07:55 – Hotep is for self-accountability and self-reliance. I quote the Quran in response.
- 09:10 – Uncle Hotep believes a lot of the problems in the black community, like black-on-black crime, can be alleviated by improving it from within. He quotes a Denzel Washington character from one of my favorite movies, Training Day.
- 11:50 – I ask Uncle Hotep to explain what the deal is with BLM. We have a movement that, on the face of it, seems to be a popular protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but a visit to their website throws up MANY red flags.
- 17:50 – Why does Deray Mckesson (a BLM leader) live in a mansion?
- 19:30 – What’s the connection between Feminism and BLM? Why do they vilify the straight, black male while claiming to advocate on his behalf?
- 22:50 – Why aren’t Muslims thinking critically about BLM when many Black voices speak out against it?
- 25:30 – You can check out the Hotep Nation website and see for yourself what Hotep stands for. Compare it to what BLM stands for.
- 26:15 – I ask Uncle Hotep to explain the extremes of angry black Feminists on the one hand and twerking, slutwalk-types on the other. Where are the modest black women?
- 29:15 – Uncle Hotep can’t understand why Muslims would ever associate with BLM, given the movement’s association with Feminism and LGBTQ. He talks about his time in the U.S. Air Force when he was stationed in Riyadh, K.S.A.
- 31:00 – When did the Black community, who are generally socially conservative, switch to voting Democrat, and why?
- 34:42 – The American Muslim community’s similar trajectory post-9/11.
- 36:30 – Uncle Hotep talks about the effect that the mainstream media has on fanning the flames of civil discord.
- 38:30 – The American Muslim community is acting in the interest of self-preservation rather than for the collective benefit of the global Muslim community.
- 39:20 – Trump vs. Hillary. Where does Hotep stand?
- 42:00 – Ed Latimore is down with Hotep.
- 43:00 – The effect of illegal immigration on employment in the Black community.
- 44:30 – Why are there no Hotep voices in black mainstream media? Why do they need people like me or Mike Cernovich to give them airtime?
- 47:30 – Is this Hotep or BLM?
- 48:00 – Who can lay claim to the legacy of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali? If they were alive today, would they be down with Hotep or BLM?
- 51:02 – Who are some of the non-Hotep Hoteps aka Hotep adjacent, i.e. Hotep in their thinking but don’t necessarily identify as Hotep?
- 51:20 – Shoutout to Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, ZaZa Ali, and Sonnie Johnson.
- 53:55 – I ask Uncle Hotep to explain the motivation behind his podcast and Youtube channel.
- 1:00:00 – What’s Uncle Hotep’s take on the election as it stands right now?
- 1:02:50 – We have a laugh about Bill Clinton being the first black president.
- 1:03:45 – What’s the deal with Shaun King? Why is he still around after being exposed as a fraud?
- 1:06:05 – What role to black public figures like Jesse Lee Peterson and Sherrif James Clarke play in the discussions taking place in the black community?
- 1:07:45 – Uncle Toms, House Negros, and House Muslims – do they exist? Who are they?
- 1:11:40 – Uncle Hotep’s plea to the American Muslim community
One thing for sure is BLM can’t do anything about black on black crime. This is a corrupt empire and needs to be overthrown. is the second…
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Enjoyed the podcast brother. Would’ve appreciated more of an expansion on this ideology of victimization and how it’s seeping into the Muslim community via the constant shouts of “Islamophobia!” Maybe next time.
Also, you need to improve the audio quality. Obviously this project is still in it’s infancy, but this is the time to iron out technical issues like audio.
Hi there. I forgot to reply to your comment. Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave feedback. I appreciate it. Inshallah the audio quality will get better as the podcast and website grow.