LGBT Muslims: Are They Trying To Play The Victim Game?

30 07 2018

“If a man or a woman was created in such a way that he or she feels attracted to same gender rather than opposite gender than what is the mistake of that human being. Instead of blaming them that they are sinners, we should try to understand their feelings or help them live their life according to Islam”.

I received the above comment on my recent blog post, “LGBT Muslims: It’s Time For Acceptance?”.

Talking about LGBT, those are the words that we often hear; that “a man or a woman was created in such a way that he or she feels attracted to same gender rather than opposite gender” or I presume that in other words it means that ‘god had created them that way’.

My question is, are these people trying to put the blame on the Creator for the choice made by human beings? 

Hence, in the issue of LGBT Muslims, are they trying to put the blame on Allah for creating a person “in such a way that he or she feels attracted to same gender”?

To claim, “…  what is the mistake of that human being” for choosing to become an LGBT Muslim affirms the above argument that one is blaming Allah for the choice made by a human being to disobey Allah.

“Instead of blaming them that they are sinners, we should try to understand their feelings or help them live their life according to Islam”

Everyone including the LGBT Muslims must know that Islam does not only forbid Muslims from being LGBT people but Muslims must not support the LGBT movements.

As a Muslim, we judge what is right and wrong from the perspective of the Quran and the Hadith; and not from human perspectives.

Hence LGBT Muslims cannot deny the fact that they are sinners, and the society cannot tell them that being an LGBT Muslim is not a sin; there is no question about that and we cannot say otherwise.

Are we saying that we understand the feelings of the LGBT people better than Allah when we as Muslims know that Allah knows best?

Knowing that, LGBT Muslims must repent to Allah and seek forgiveness from Allah and then seek help and must not refuse to be treated.

It is crystal clear that Islam prohibits LGBT; and as Muslims we must follow the laws of Islam.

It is about accepting the facts that being an LGBT Muslim is a sin and not about blaming others and demanding others to treat LGBT people as if they have done nothing wrong.

Please stop playing the victim game.

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LGBT Muslims: It’s Time For Acceptance?

19 07 2018

A Free Malaysia Today reader, who goes by the name of Dr. Moaz Nair, wrote an article published by the news portal regarding LGBT, which is currently one of the most talked about issue in the country.

With the title of “LGBT, homosexuality and Islam”, Dr. Moaz Nair discussed how he thinks the Muslims should treat the LGBT people including LGBT Muslims.

Even though Dr. Moaz Nair stated that “Islam forbids such behaviour” in reference to LGBT, Dr. Moaz Nair thinks that the Muslims should respect LGBT Muslims and “just leave it to them to live a life of their own”; or in other words, give the LGBT Muslims the freedom to express themselves in any way they wish to.

Dr. Moaz Nair wrote:

“Be that as it may, the LGBT issue should not be judged from a slanted religious or cultural perspective. It has to be looked at from medical and psychological perspectives.”

Interesting, Dr. Moaz wants the LGBT issue including LGBT Muslims “to be looked at from the medical and psychological perspectives” instead of being “judged from a slanted religious or cultural perspective”.

Hence, in order to do so, our main and most important reference should be the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases which is generally known as ICD.

ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical fashion and is used and recognised by the medical professionals worldwide.

Going through the list of internationally recognised diseases in the latest edition (2018) of ICD, categorised under, “Conditions related to sexual health”, is “Gender incongruence” which ICD-11 describes as:

Gender incongruence is characterized by a marked and persistent incongruence between an individual’s experienced gender and the assigned sex. Gender variant behaviour and preferences alone are not a basis for assigning the diagnoses in this group – (ICD-11)

Coded as HA60, “Gender incongruence of adolescence or adulthood describes the characters of LGBT people:

This means that LGBT people are internationally categorised as people with “Conditions related to sexual health”.

This proves that not only LGBT is prohibited in Islam but medically, it is recorded under “diseases and health conditions” classified under the code of HA60 in ICD-11, which is the latest edition of ICD.

ICD which is the foundation for the identification of health trends and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions, is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes.

Moaz also said that homosexuality and bisexuality can also be found in the non-human kingdoms including animals:

Again, homosexuality and bisexuality can also be found in the non-human kingdom, in animals and plants.

The same symptoms in animals and plants were created as such and this is not an issue at all to human beings. It’s only when human beings are seen as having these distinct traits that it becomes an issue in some societies.

I cannot understand what makes some people think that what is right for plants and animal must also be right for humans.

Or, as I once asked in my column in a news portal last year, do some people think that animals are smarter, more ethical and more civilised than humans that we humans need to follow their behaviours?

As animals practice jungle law, so must we too do the same and live a life without rules and orders where we can become our own kings and free to proclaim war anytime we feel like it?

If so, they might want to live in the zoo or forest or deep in the jungle where they can do what ever they wish and without any rules to follow.

Dr. Moaz Nair also wrote that:

There have been many cases of even religious figures who have children belonging to this category of people. Some have approached counsellors and doctors for ways out, but even trained psychiatrists cannot do much to change these congenital symptoms.

LGBT is classified as a disease, disorder, or a health condition and Muslims know that Islam forbids such behaviour, so not only if their children but if a so-called ‘religious figure’ belongs “to this category of people” or has a tendency to become an LGBT, then the so-called ‘religious figure’ must repent to Allah and seek forgiveness from Allah and then the person must seek help and wants to be treated.

But if the LGBT person refuses to be treated, then “even trained psychiatrists cannot do much to change these congenital symptoms”; not because it is impossible to do so, but because the patient does not want to be cured!

Next Dr. Moaz Nair said:

In Islam, it says Allah is compassionate (al-Rahman) and merciful (al-Rahim). Allah is also the forgiver and hider of faults (al-Ghafur).

So, just have faith in God for he knows best. Let the final judgment be God’s. 

Allah is compassionate, merciful, the forgiver and hider of faults; that is why we must obey Allah.

As Islam forbids LGBT, all Muslims must obey the words of Allah because we are Muslims and we love Allah.

If we truly have faith in Allah for Allah knows best, then we’ll obey and submit ourselves to Allah without any doubt, and not the other way around!

Dr. Moaz Nair also said that:

As human beings with many shortcomings in our judgments, we should not play God and pass spiteful judgments on the LGBT community.

I would like to say that it is not about to “play God and pass spiteful judgments on the LGBT community in Islam”, but it is about the concept of “amar ma’ruf nahi munkar” which means enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong.

In a hadith narrated by Imam -Tirmizhi, the Prophet s.a.w said:

”By He whom my life is in His hands, you shall call others to do good, and stop them from doing wrong. Or (if you do not do so) Allah s.w.t will bring to you a punishment and then you ask for His help and your prayers will not be answered.”

So, if the Muslims care tor the LGBT Muslims and think that they are an integral part of our society, then we should not let them live their lives in sin; instead we must bring them to the right path.

Are we going to do nothing and just let other Muslims taking the wrong path in life only because we think that they “are an integral part of our society and they should be given the leeway and latitude to prove themselves useful to all and sundry”?

As a Muslim, we judge what is right and wrong from the perspective of the Quran and the hadith; and not from human perspectives.

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Agenda LGBT Tersirat di dalam Buku Harapan?

2 04 2018

Apakah maksudnya pendidikan jantina yang mahu diaplikasikan oleh pakatan DAP, PKR, PAN dan PPBM?

Pada muka surat 179 Buku Harapan, perkara ketiga di bawah, “Iltizam 3: Memastikan sistem pendidikan negara mengiktiraf dan membangunkan wanita” tertulis:

Persoalannya apakah pendidikan jantina yang dicadangkan itu sebenarnya ialah ‘gender education’?

Jika benar, apakah keperluan pendidikan jantina mahu dilaksanakan di Malaysia?

Adakah tujuannya untuk memperjuangkan hak pelajar perempuan di bidang pelajaran?

Amat tidak logik jika itulah tujuan mereka kerana perkara ini telah lama terlaksana di Malaysia; di mana ibubapa dan kerajaan Malaysia memberi sokongan dan peluang yang sama kepada pelajar perempuan dan lelaki untuk melanjutkan pelajaran, memilih bidang pelajaran serta kerjaya dan sebagainya.

Malah di Malaysia, jumlah pelajar perempuan yang menuntut di universiti adalah lebih tinggi berbanding jumlah pelajar lelaki.

Jadi, apakah sebenarnya yang ingin pakatan DAP, PKR, PAN dan PPBM perjuangkan melalui pendidikan jantina?

Kita boleh lihat dengan jelas bahawa gender education yang terpakai di seluruh dunia, juga mempunyai hala tuju untuk menafikan perkara stereotaip berkenaan jantina; termasuk mengamalkan konsep gender neutral, membenarkan konsep gender fluid dan seterusnya memberi kebebasan kepada individu itu untuk memilih gender mereka sendiri.

Maka, apakah ini tujuan sebenar pakatan DAP, PKR, PAN dan PPBM di sebalik memperkenalkan pendidikan jantina?

Ideologi ini dengan nyata bertentangan dengan ajaran Islam, agama bagi Persekutuan.

Kita sedar, ramai di antara pemimpin pakatan ini mesra-LGBT, dan pejuang tegar hak LGBT adalah penyokong pakatan DAP, PKR, PAN dan PPBM.

Anak kepada Marina Mahathir, Ineza Roussille semasa Himpunan Wanita #BantahPolitikToksik yang berlangsung pada 10hb September 2017.

Contohnya Maria Chin Abdullah yang akan bertanding atas tiket PKR adalah Pengerusi All Women Action Society (AWAM), Pengarah Eksekutif Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) dan bekas Pengerusi Bersih 2.0; AWAM dan Empower menganggotai Bersih 2.0 dan juga COMANGO; dan kedua-duanya, khasnya COMANGO memperjuangkan hak LGBT.

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Bendera LGBT dikibar pada perhimpunan Bersih 4

COMANGO membawa agenda LGBT hingga ke Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB), supaya PBB mendesak kerajaan Malaysia mengiktiraf hak LGBT.

Jadi, apakah ini agenda halus pakatan DAP, PKR, PAN dan PPBM?





TMI’s “On Religious Authorities” – A Malicious Distortion Of The Truth

21 11 2014

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I find the above article from The Malaysian Insider (TMI) as unjustly written, full of lies and using wrong arguments and analogies to wrongly accuse the Islamic religious authorities and the Malaysian government.

It is a malicious distortion of the truth.

Below are my answers to the writer’s statements, TMI’s text is in blue and my answer will be in red.

It seems that whenever we question anything, either the government or those linked to it does, it is seen as a bad thing. And this comes during a period of a prime minister whose initial speech said “the era of government knows best is over”.

So, why is questioning a fatwa a big issue? It is truly not.

A: Official fatwas are Muslim’s guidelines. We are the Muslims of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah. People cannot interpret Islam as they wish or the way they want it to be like the liberals do. I think it is the same with other religions.

Even if we look at the most conservative nations practising Islam, there are landmark changes globally. Iran allows sex reassignment surgeries for their transgender community. However warped their mindset may be, it is clearly different than Malaysians who recently heckled the courts for upholding the constitution.

A: Iran is one of an example of “the most conservative nations practising Islam”? He must be kidding because Iran is not an Islamic country but it is a Syiah country. There are big differences in important matters like akidah between us, the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Muslims and Syiah followers. The rules of Syiah is against our akidah.

In Saudi Arabia, the authorities are now mulling over giving women the right to drive cars, a fatwa which is decades’ old and has only been vocally challenged in the last five years.
We have seen Muslim-majority countries that are moving forward in issuing religious edicts or limiting the viability of such rules and regulations to allow moving ahead together as a nation.

A: Driving has nothing to do with akidah, unlike LGBT. Malaysia never ban women from driving. Women are free to drive buses, lorries or even to become commercial pilots. 

And yet in Malaysia, we continue to limit the general public and civil stakeholders from venturing an opinion without being heckled, or in the case of Sisters in Islam, having a fatwa quietly gazetted banning them.

A: Sisters in Islam (SIS) leaders are liberal activists. Liberalism is against Islam. They tell people that they understand Islam better than our Muslim scholars and Muftis but they do not follow even the basic rules like to cover their aurat. They do not respect Islamic rules and want liberal rules to be accepted as Islamic rules.

It is truly nonsensical that in this day and age when other nations are talking about matters which are truly important such as poverty eradication, the lack of knowledgeable human resource, and pushing for better public transport – we are stuck discussing, and even going so far as to file police reports, a tourist attraction dedicated to a Hindu deity placed on a bottle of water next to a “Halal” logo.

A: Islam is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia, so in Malaysia everybody must respect Islam. The halal logo was placed at a lower part of the mineral water bottle than the Batu Caves picture. In our custom, that shows disrespect to the religion of the Federation. I guess in Vatican City, they also have rules to respect Christianity more than other religions suitable to their customs that people over there must respect.

The Malaysian government has done much more than solving the problems of “poverty eradication, the lack of knowledgeable human resource, and pushing for better public transport”. But there are people who are never thankful and only look for ways to complain and cause troubles to the country to put down the government.

Even worse: we have Malaysian Muslims who think cross-dressers are a threat to society by promoting a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT, if you still don’t know what that is) lifestyle.

A: LGBT is against Islam and so are cross-dressers. Malaysia does not sign the SOGI Rights.

Permit me to point out that a guy in a dress has nothing to do with their sexual orientation, especially when Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden chose to wear a burqa to escape their hunters.

Would you accuse them of being sodomites, too?

A: Will a man who is not LGBT supporter wants to look like a woman and wear a dress in public without any purpose?

re: “Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden chose to wear burqa to escape their hunters”.

There is a huge difference between men wearing women’s clothes to escape from danger or to save their lives or for other important reasons like investigating a certain case compared to men who always wear them including in public because they like and proud of wearing them, saying that they have the rights to do so.

Fatwas should be up for question because while the religion stays true, its followers evolve. There was once a limited source of knowledge specific to Islam from muftis and imams, and perhaps PAS for the more politically inclined.

A: We cannot change a religion, changing means liberalising and that is against Islam. To question a fatwa, a person must be at least as knowledgeable as the members of the fatwa council on Islamic matters. PAS is not an Islamic party because like SIS they only use the word Islam for their own agendas. 

However, with the advent of the Internet, anything and everything about Islam and other religions can be found online. Intellectual debates can be seen on YouTube as raging, trolling debates rage on news portals and social media aplenty.

A: We can find lots of things from the internet including lies like this article from TMI. How can a person who does not understand a subject take part in intellectual debates on the subject or be a judge on problems regarding the subject?

Malaysian Muslims can not only listen to the lectures of Azhar Idrus, but can also go as far the BBC to see debates of Islam versus Science.

A: Yes, I agree that we must not listen to Azhar Idrus and his ‘fatwas’. I wrote about one of them: Ustaz Azhar Idrus: “Islam Dan Kristian Bertuhankan Allah?”

The internet sparked a revolution of information being streamed, “torrented” and read online without control, allowing Malaysian Muslims to seek counsel outside the boundaries, and this is what has made our religious authorities very nervous to the point of stupidity.

A: It is the main duty for our religious authorities to protect the akidah of the Muslims in Malaysia. Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitutions gives the rights for the states in Malaysia to have state laws to control or restrict the propagation of any religious doctrine or belief among Muslims. Prevention is better than cure.

What was once a monopoly of information by the religious authorities is now apparently threatened by Malay-language Bibles and Irshad Manji books. Not Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ann Coulter, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, whose books are widely available and for everyone to read and buy either online or at a local bookshop.

A: The religious authorities are not threatened by the Malay bibles or Irshad Manji books. They are only doing their duty because any bible that calls the Christian god as Allah is against most of the states’ laws in Malaysia. Irshad Manji books are about deviant teaching but she claims them as the true teaching of Islam. Promoting deviant teachings to Muslim is against the law of Malaysia. All countries have laws to protect their constitutions and people.

They have lost control over the access to information; so clinging to this moral authority has resulted in stupidity beyond measure. Instead of opening issues for debate, our government-led religious authorities have instead decided it is better to outlaw those who talk back.

A: Religious authorities have lots of other more important things to do to benefit the Muslims. 

Never since the schism of the Christians by Martin Luther, creating the Catholics and Lutheran churches and subsequently the Protestant denomination, has any religious authority done something so despicable.

Questions lead to enlightenment. The ability to debate and discuss everything – even faith – is a must. While this is definitely encouraged, what matters is also how such affairs are debated.

A: A rule is not made to be broken even if one does not like it. In Islam not everything can be debated and denying Allah’s rules affect our akidah and cause a person to be a murtad or an apostate.

It is one thing to say our religious authorities are out of sync with the rest of the world, but it is totally another for us to blame it on the religion itself.

Tact, respect and even the ability to access information are a necessity in order to discuss these issues intellectually and with a level head. Personally, Islam should not be limited for discussion among Muslims because it has now become a national issue.

A: Muslim authorities in Malaysia do not interfere with people of other religions unless people of other religions slander, humiliate, interfere in Islamic matters or other similar things in order to protect Islam and the Muslims.

When you steal the bodies of the deceased, kidnap kids from parents, stop people from getting married on their wedding day, confiscate Bibles or even raid bookstores and take managers to court, I am pretty sure you are affecting the lives of non-Muslims as well.

A: These are lies and the writer spins the facts of the cases to unjustly accuse the Muslim authorities. 

So, religious authorities have affected not only national unity, but have created a schism in national unity and harmony that will not be resolved easily. – November 18, 2014.

A: People like the writer who write and spread lies are the ones that “have affected not only national unity, but have created a schism in national unity”.





The Court Of Appeal Recognises SOGI Rights?

8 11 2014

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In the above article, The Star reported that in a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal lead by Justice Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus ruled that punishing transgenders for cross-dressing contravenes freedom of expression.

I was really shocked to hear the news because the transgenders and two of the three judges are Muslims and Malaysia is an Islamic country.

As a Muslim, I am sad with the ruling:

  1.  Isn’t the freedom of expression for the Muslims must be in accordance with the rule of Islam? Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution says, “Islam is the religion of the Federation”; and since LGBT is against the teaching of Islam, it contravenes with Article 3(1). How could cross-dressing be a part of freedom of expression for the Muslims when it is against their religion and also the religion of the of the Federation?
  2. Muslims must understand that we must obey the rules of Islam and not the total freedom as in human rights that is against Islam. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action says, “All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated…  While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty of States, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” So I think that freedom of expression must be in accordance with a person’snational and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds”.
  3. LGBT is against Malaysia’s, cultural and religious backgrounds; particularly the Muslims. And it can cause uneasiness to others and can cause unpeaceful situation.

Comparing this case to Meor Atiqulrahman and others vs Fatimah Sihi and others, is cross-dressing that important in someone’s life that they have the rights to do that even though it is against the law? In Meor Atiqulrahman and others vs Fatimah Sihi and others; Meor Atiqulrahman, his brother and cousin wore ‘serban’ in school. Serban is not a part of the school’s uniform and the rule is to wear uniform to school. Their headmistress told them to wear songkok instead but they did not listen. The headmistress told their parents to send them to another school and did not let them come the school again.

When it was brought to the court, Meor Atiqulrahman was not allowed to wear serban to school because although ‘serban’ is related to Islam, it is not a main part of the practice of Islam. And wearing ‘serban’ broke the school’s law.

Like wearing serban to Meor Atiqulrahman’s school, wearing other gender’s clothing is also against the law. So how can wearing other gender’s clothing be right when it is against the law and the rights of other people living in the same community? Imagine if a man in woman’s clothing enters a woman’s toilet because he dresses as a woman. Isn’t that contravenes the freedom of other women in the toilet? And what will happen in ‘surau’ and mosques? This matter is very serious because if this happens, it will involve the ‘aurat’ of others.

Malaysian government does not sign the SOGI Rights (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) and Malaysia does not legalise LGBTIQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer). SOGI Rights is a part of Liberalism and Liberalism is against the teaching of Islam.





Mujahid Yusof Rawa Is A Muslim Scholar?

24 06 2014

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In the above article, Mujahid Yusof Rawa told The Malaysian Insider:

“And we have also clearly mentioned that the new laws will not interfere with Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, which states that Islam is the official religion of the federation and other sections which talk about the rights of the Malays and the rulers,” he added.

Exasperated by the attacks from Muslim groups which claimed the bills were drafted to uphold the “liberal-secular” conventions of human rights and drafted by those who were anti-Malay and anti-Islam, Mujahid countered by pointing out that he was himself an Islamic scholar.

“I don’t know what is Islamic to them. I am an Islamic scholar. They are saying that they can condemn other religions but the same cannot be done to them. That is not Islamic,” he said.

The bills, he noted, are “very Islamic” as all stipulations in them were based on the teachings of the Quran.

re: “… Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, which states that Islam is the official religion of the federation … “

Article 3 of the Federal Constitution says that Islam is the religion of the Federation and not the official religion of the Federation.

re: “I don’t know what is Islamic to them. I am an Islamic scholar”.

Is Mujahid a real Islamic scholar or is he only a PAS’s scholar?

Below is what I copied from his blog:

1) Doktor Falsafah (PhD) Siyasah Syariah, UM
2) Sarjana (MA) Pembangunan Sumber Manusia, UPM
3) BA Bahasa Arab & Sastera, Al Azhar, Mesir

Mujahid also made a lot of statements against the teaching of Islam, the rights of Muslims, Muslim authorities, Muftis, Muslim scholars and Muslim activists.

re: “The bills, he noted, are “very Islamic” as all stipulations in them were based on the teachings of the Quran.”

In another article by TMI, “Let Parliament debate protection for gays and lesbians, NGOs tell Unity Council”, it wrote that in the draft of the bills, there is a clause supporting LGBT.

So how could Mujahid claimed that, “the bills are “very Islamic” as all stipulations in them were based on the teachings of the Quran”?

LGBT is against the teaching of Islam and not part of the teachings of the Quran.

I wonder what will Mujahid say about this?

Kertas Putih Parlimen 1988

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Gay Right Group Call For Boycott On Barilla

27 09 2013
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Where there’s Barilla, there’s home

Aurelio Mancuso, head of gay rights group Equality Italia called for a boycott of Barilla’s pastas, sauces and snacks.

He made the call after Guido Barilla, chairman of the world’s leading pasta manufacturer, told Italian Radio 24 on Wednesday that his company would never use a gay family in its advertising.

“I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role.”

Barilla for many years has used the image of a happy family living in an idealized version of the Italian countryside, with the slogan, “Where there’s Barilla, there’s home.”

I support Barilla for supporting the classic family and not promoting gay family in his advertisement because homosexual family is against my religion.

It is funny when Mancuso called for the boycott as Barilla does not say anything against gay, what he said was that he does not want a gay family in his advertisements.

It is wrong and unfair for some people to force other people to accept homosexual family as normal because homosexual family is not accepted by lots of religions.

It seems that Mancuso cannot not respect Barilla’s freedom of speech and opinion.








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