Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

By Mariam Fam

In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support black-led organizations.

“The victimization of unarmed Black Muslims has a long and troubling history,” said a coalition statement signed by more than 90 civil rights, advocacy, community and faith organizations. “As American Muslims, we will draw on our diversity, our strength, and our resilience to demand these reforms because Black lives matter.”

Proposed changes include prohibiting racial profiling and maneuvers that restrict the flow of blood or oxygen to the brain, such as choke holds; making it legally easier for prosecutors to hold law enforcement accountable; and redirecting police funding “into community health, education, employment and housing programs.”

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Categories: Racism, The Muslim Times

1 reply

  1. Why do Muslims in US and UK NOT demand the freedom of religion in Gulf States, particularly in KSA?

    There are still discriminate against Christian, Ahmadiyaah etc.

    Be fair !!!

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