In a Viral Speech, US Muslims Urged to Speak Up against Racism

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Alhassan Umar moved from Ghana at the age of two when 23-year-old Amadou Diallo was killed by the police in Bronx, New York.

Twenty-two years later, George Floyd was murdered by police. Now, Umar, a 23-year-old Bronxite himself, couldn’t take the brutality against black people in his community anymore.

In a riveting and powerful talk session held at the Muslims Against Police Brutality Protest outside of the Barclays Center, Alhassan Umar offered a powerful statement.

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“So many of us Muslims in this country are immigrants. We benefit, I repeat we benefit, from the fight that our forefathers and our foremothers in this country fought… If the previous Black leaders, if the previous colored leaders, did not stand up for their rights, we would not be able to congregate peacefully like we are doing right now,” he said.

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A video of Al-Hirz Student Alhassan Umar speaking at a #blackivesmatter protest last week went viral online, where he called on the Muslim community to do more in the fight against racism.MEE talked to Alhassan about his experience and why he believes Muslims should show solidarity with the Black community.Alhassan’s Instagram: @ally_deenFollow the Institute:Facebook: @AlHirzInstituteInstagram: @alhirzinstitute Twitter: @alhirzlegacy Contact us!: www.alhirz.org/contact

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“My message to the Muslim community is, stop looking at this like it’s an African-American problem. This is a problem of humanity.”

“If those who we have entrusted power with to take care of us are capable of ending my life because of the color of skin, then you will not be safe from it because you are also different from them,” he said.

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