As the protests against the murder of George Floyd grow stronger and stronger, heartwarming pictures of Muslims, from New York to Philadelphia, praying together have gone viral, showing American Muslims support and solidarity.
The Black Muslim community in the United States has always been at the forefront of the fight against racism.
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#AScoopOfThoughts: The Black Muslim community in #America has always stood against racism with one of the most famous examples being the iconic #MalcomX. For many, #GeorgeFloyd’s murder echoed the killings of many that lost their lives to racist violence. Here’s how the new generation is responding to this injustice. #BlackLivesMatter
This is so beautiful and amazing ❤️❤️
The non muslim surround muslim so they can pray safely from the harm of the NYPD during a BLM protest in brooklyn New York #StrongerTogether #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/rMavW05V6I
— squaty_grayson (@alisha_ejaz2) June 4, 2020
muslims praying at a #blacklivesmatter protest in brooklyn, new work. they were surrounded by fellow protestors who were standing around them in silence. powerful. (photo by: shootwithhaz/forthelovers on insta) pic.twitter.com/9D5RE1BL8f
— melda (@legendyIan) June 4, 2020
Other forms of support were also offered by Black American Muslims.
In Brooklyn, Muslims Giving Back (MGB) gave out over 100 sandwiches, cold water bottles, and masks to protesters.
Muslim teenagers Dana Sharqawi and Sumaya Abdi brought people together at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee to remember George Floyd.
Unfortunately, Black Muslims throughout the US consistently encounter discrimination and anti-Blackness in Muslim spaces.
According to Muslim Anti-Racism Intra Muslim Study, 82% of participants reported that they have experienced racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination.