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RIP MCA of the Beastie Boys: Great Musician, Fighter Against Injustice, Stood Up Against Islamophobia in 1998!

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RIP MCA of the Beastie Boys: Great Musician, Fighter Against Injustice, Stood Up Against Islamophobia in 1998!

Adam Yauch, aka MCA was a co-founder of the Beastie Boys, one of the all-time greatest Hip-Hop groups ever! After a long battle with cancer he has passed away at 48. May he rest in peace!

MCA was a tireless defender of human rights and fighter for the oppressed.

In this video award,(h/t:Reza Aslan) he speaks prophetic words in 1998 about the cycle of violence that the USA was engaging in across the globe, calling out the unreasonable hatred against Muslims and Arabs (see 6:35):

Transcript of what MCA said at the awards:

“In addition to thanking everybody who worked on all the videos and all the people who have worked with us throughout the years, it’s kind of a rare opportunity that one gets to speak to this many people at once. So, if you guys would forgive me, I would just like to speak my mind on a couple of things. I think it was a real mistake that the US chose to fire missiles into the Middle East. I think that was a huge mistake and I think it’s very important that the United States start to look towards non-violent means to solving conflicts because those bombings in the middle east were thought of as retaliation by the terrorists, and if we thought of what we did as retaliation, certainly we are going to find more retaliation from the people of the Middle East, from terrorists specifically I should say because most Middle Eastern people are not terrorists, and that’s another thing America needs to think about; Its racism. Racism that comes from America towards Muslim peoples and Arabic peoples, and that’s something that has to stop. The United States has to start respecting people from the Middle East in order to find a solution that has been building for many years.”

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  1. hilarious. he is right. well he’s factually wrong. we fired missles into afghanistan and somalia in 98. neither of which are middle eastern countries, nor arab. but it was a mistake. we should have gone in with massive force and taken osama bin laden seriously when he declared war on us and bombed our embassies. that was the equivialent to hitting someone with a wiffle ball bat when we should have used a sledge hammer.

    “did it like this, did it like that, did with a wiffle ball bat. sooooo…”

    have any of you muslims ever listened to the beasties? they would have been put to death for their lyrics in the time of the caliphate. i guess as long as you call america racist you win the favor of loonwatch.

    she’s crafty. brass monkey. you got to fight for your right to freedom of speech. may sharia never rule in america.

    the together forever tour was awesome.

    http://moviecitynews.com/2012/05/in-1986-the-beastie-boys-terrified-oprah-and-dogmatic-tipper-gore-249/

    rip mca.

  2. I remember going to a Beastie Boys show on the same day that President Clinton launched missiles into Afghanistan and Sudan. Adam Yauch called for a moment of silence for all of the innocent lives lost. Such a great loss for everyone, not just music fans.

  3. He was also a fighter for one’s right to party. Let us not forget that. Rest in Peace.

  4. a good man indeed

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  7. Mike,
    MCA spoke out against the kind of hatred that loons like you want to spread, and that fuels the violence against innocents in the Muslim world.
    That far outweighs whatever is in his lyrics.
    Cheers!
    Hugh

  8. pretty fly for a white guy

  9. What is that suppose to mean Carol? Whitophobia?

  10. Aw look Heather can’t take it when she gets a dose of her own medicine….or is under the delusion that she’s getting a dose of it.

    DumDum DitzBag FYI those are the lyrics to an Offspring song. Not any attack on whites or white-looking things.

    You really are as stupid as you look aren’t you? Were your parents brother and sister?

    The Beastie Boys were fricking awesome. They will go down in the history of awesomeness next to bands like Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.

  11. Aw look Heather can’t take it when she gets a dose of her own medicine….or is under the delusion that she’s getting a dose of it.

    DumDum DitzBag FYI those are the lyrics to an Offspring song. Not any attack on whites or white-looking things.

    You really are as stupid as you look aren’t you? Were your parents brother and sister?

    The Beastie Boys were fricking awesome. They will go down in the history of awesomeness next to bands like Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.

  12. I still remember fighting with my parents over getting a cassette of Beastie Boys’ “Licensed to Ill” and endless plays of the “Check Your Head” CD at my fraternity’s parties. Farewell, MCA. The world will be a lesser place without your gifts and charity. God Bless.

  13. Reality check: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) never beat his wives, in fact he never even raised his voice against them.

    “Shar’ia law” commands fighters to not kill civilians, women, children, and the elderly.

    Muslims who supposedly hate dogs actually built animal shelters and put out food for dogs and cats in the Middle Ages.

    Be careful about what you say about Islam, as there is a lot of misinformation out there.

  14. FRK:

    Mohammad hit Aisha in the chest. Now go find the verse that says that was alright.

    Be careful what you say about Islam, a muslim might kill you. Without criticism, there is no hope of even approaching solutions to problems.

  15. Hugh Slaman,

    what r u talking about? “MCA spoke out against the kind of hatred that loons like you want to spread, and that fuels the violence against innocents in the Muslim world.” if we had moved in in force in ’98 9/11 would have never happened and the invasion of afghanistan and iraqi would have never had to happen. which do you think cost more innocent lives? seriously you call me a loon???????????? clearly you have no clue of geopolitics. please stick to the brass monkey.

    “like a lime to a lemon and a lemon to a lime?”

    your knowledge is as sophmoric as licensed to ill. but it was fun in the 80s.

    “That far outweighs whatever is in his lyrics.” i have no problem with his lyrics. i’m a libertarian. in fact i enjoy the beasties. came to age with them. but i do find it funny that muslims would hold him up as an example.

    so back to my original question, do you know any of his lyrics?

    “We got into the cab – the cab driver said
    He recognized my girlie from the back of her head” in case you don’tknow that is a referance to falacio.

    “”Now my name is M.C.A. I’ve got a license to kill
    I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill
    Now what do we have here an outlaw and his beer
    I run this land, you understand I make myself clear.”
    We stepped into the wind he had a gun, I had a grin
    You think this story’s over but it’s ready to begin”

  16. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18017349

    one lone beastie i be
    all by myself i got nobody

    i gotta run for da border
    the sheriff is after me, for what i did to his daughter

    anon,

    come on now. you know the reason he hit her. her was driving some jinn out. she was posessed. yesterday i took the form of a black dog. the day before a scorpion. day before that a snake. lol.
    i’m starting to think muslims are very much like christians. they don’t know their own religion.

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