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Muslim Council of Britain Stands in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Protests

As MCB rightfully states, Muslims have an obligation and duty as believers to stand up to injustice and be with those who are oppressed – and if this means to protest, then Muslims must support and stand with those protesting for their lives. 

As MCB rightfully states, Muslims have an obligation and duty as believers to stand up to injustice and be with those who are oppressed – and if this means to protest, then Muslims must support and stand with those protesting for their lives. 

The Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest umbrella organization for Muslim-led groups in Britain, has issued a strong statement of solidarity and support towards the Black Lives Matter movement.

Erupting into protests after the horrific killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd – who was killed after white police officers pinned him down by the neck – the US is seeing a nationwide movement against the systemic and historical racism that continues to kill innocent black Americans on a regular basis.

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Under the larger Black Lives Matter movement, thousands have marched in solidarity with black Americans, calling for an end to a corrupt police and state system that specifically targets people of color.

Posting on Twitter, the Muslim Council of Britain stated:

As Muslims, we must stand against injustice…we stand in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters in the United States, UK, and beyond, wherever anti-Black racism manifests. Black. Lives. Matter.”

The Muslim Council of Britain also quoted a verse from the Holy Quran (4:135), which states:

O you who believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witness of Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not personal inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever with what you do, Acquainted.”

As MCB rightfully states, Muslims have an obligation and duty as believers to stand up to injustice and be with those who are oppressed – and if this means to protest, then Muslims must support and stand with those protesting for their lives.

When it becomes an everyday occurrence for innocent black Americans to be killed by the state, for simply being black, it means that we cannot remain silent. Silence is now deadly.

We must stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

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