We are told in the Qur’an:
“Oh you who believe! Be standard bearers for Justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, whether it be rich or poor; For Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts, lest you Swerve, and if you Distort Justice or decline To do Justice, verily Allah is well-Acquainted with all that you do.” [Qur’an 4:135]
One of the major injustices that we see in our society today is the loss of black lives through police killings, gang violence, and unjust incarcerations.
Under its project of ICNA Council for Social Justice, ICNA Chicago has decided to endorse and support a public action in this regard along with other Muslim organizations in Chicago (see CIOGC announcement) .
Please join the mass rally organized by Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression:
- What: March for Community Control of the Chicago Police
- When: Saturday, August 29, 12 noon
- Where: Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Adams in downtown) and marching to Daley Plaza
- Who: All Chicagoans of different faiths and ethnicities
ICNA Chicago has arranged for a bus that will leave from Islamic Foundation, Villa Park at 11:00AM. Please try to be present at the location at 10:30AM so that we can leave on time. Bus seats are limited and will be available only for people who reserve them.
Here is the announcement of the rally from the organizers:
In alliance with community based organizations and victims of police crimes and torture the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression calls upon all our sisters and brothers and all strands of the people’s movement to join us in a mass protest and march on the Federal Building and City Hall this August 29, 2015. Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the March on Selma, the Voting Rights Act and the Watts Rebellion. And on this day we will stand in solidarity with Fergusons everywhere. The march will kick off at 12 Noon from the Federal Plaza, at Dearborn and Adams, in the Loop.
See further details of the rally on the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression website. You can also join the Facebook event page to confirm your attendance and show your support.