African American Muslims React to the Police Killing of George Floyd

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American Muslims have expressed outrage after a video surfaced showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of a black man and ignoring his pleas for help until first responders put him, unresponsive, on a stretcher. 

George Floyd, 46, died after the horrific incident at a local hospital, according to police. This case eerily echoes the death of Eric Garner, another black man who died while a white officer restrained him, ignoring pleas of “I can’t breathe.” 

African American Muslims React to the Police Killing of George Floyd - About Islam

Experts say the police officers’ actions leading up to George Floyd’s death are some of the worst they’ve seen.

African American Muslims are inundated with the brutal imagery of their brothers being murdered simply for the color of skin.

Black Muslims struggle with the dichotomy of navigating their own outrage and trauma, while being seekers of justice and fighting against oppression, as commanded in by Allah (SWT).

Allah does not wish injustice for any of His creatures. (Surah Al Imran, 3:108)

Outrage

US Muslims expressed outrage and hurt, as the video surfaced on various different social media outlets, proving the frightening trend of the merciless killing of unarmed black men in this country. 

“Murdered in broad daylight. By those who are supposed to protect us. With cameras and witnesses everywhere. I can’t breathe. #GeorgeFloyd,” Omar Suleiman posted on Facebook.

Murdered in broad daylight. By those who are supposed to protect us. With cameras and witnesses everywhere. I can’t breathe. #GeorgeFloyd

Posted by Omar Suleiman on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

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