Quotation

“You cannot ignore a peoples who have been oppressed historically — Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans — and are still oppressed, filling up the prisons today – and do nothing and say nothing yet expect that God will give us the moral authority as a community to do something about the enslaved, the oppressed and the imprisoned halfway around the world?? It does not work like that!”

-Imam Zaid Shakir at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention, Toronto, 2006. 

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