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ISNA Joins Faith Leaders in Calling for Justice
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is outraged at the rising incidents of police brutality and profiling targeting the Black community, most recently Stephon Clark who was shot 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard. According to Newsweek Magazine, “Police in the U.S. killed 1,129 people so far in [December] 2017, and a quarter of those killed were black—even though they comprise just 13 percent of the population”
In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said:
“We join faith leaders across the nation in the call for greater accountability and an end to racial profiling and the use of violence.”
We encourage communities to hold town hall meetings to discuss issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and intersectionality. It’s critical for our community to rally together and support the Black Lives Matter movement.
To support the family of Stephon Clark during this difficult time: