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A Muslim Girl’s Response Guide to White Supremacy

A Muslim Girl’s Response Guide to White Supremacy

The Responsibilities of Muslim Girls in the Face of White Supremacy:

 

1. It is our responsibility to actively educate ourselves

on the modern manifestations of white supremacy, and understand the historical context which has allowed the continued oppression of people of races, faiths, gender expression, and sexual identity that do not align with it.

 

2. It is our responsibility to engage.

While you should log-off as needed to retain and restore your mental health, please do not do so at the expense of your ability to stay informed, and

demonstrably critical of the actions and actors upholding these systems of violence.

 

While you should log-off as needed to retain and restore your mental health, please do not do so at the expense of your ability to stay informed…

 

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3. It is our responsibility to do more than pray.

While prayer is a foundation of Islam, surely of all faiths, our pursuit of peace and justice is unequivocally modeled by the Prophet (PBUH). Transform prayer into power, act in such a way that you would want others to act upon your loved ones, and stay actively engaged with this work.

 

4. It is our responsibility to “take a side,”

when the options that are splayed out before are between the inclusion and wellbeing of those who have perpetually been dealt with violent injustice, and the group who has maintained this status-quo through power and privilege. It is that simple, really.

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