Racism in the USA

A photograph of George Floyd at the George Floyd Memorial outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis, Minnesota, (c) Laure Shaull, shared CC2

[2 June 2020]With regard to the ongoing protests against the murder of George Floyd, systemic racism and police brutality in the USA, IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh said:

“This moment in US history is crucial. The US’ foundational system of oppression based on racism and otherisation is writ large for all the world to see. We need to support the calls for justice in whatever way we can, by protest where possible, giving verbal support and dua for the end of oppression.

“Muslim movements worldwide also need to take a good long look at themselves. Many have worked overtly or covertly with the US in the name of achieving their goals. We must now realise that we cannot hope to achieve liberation of any sort whilst in alliance with or deferring to a regime that was created on the basis of genocide and racism.”

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