Having just listened to the comments of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I thought what he said was above reproach. He courageously spoke about the massively disproportionate black on black crime statistics and how it is wrong to assume always that the police are racist.
I am saddened to see this witch-hunt against him.
I have wanted to put something together on the subject of ‘racism’ for some time having seen and personally been involved in some discussions and disagreements on this topic. One of the reasons for writing this article now is this issue has been widely discussed recently due to some comments made by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf at a conference, which I will analyse and address later. Racism, (if you pardon the pun) is not a black and white issue and I wanted to tackle this from various angles but more specifically in relation to the Islamic perspective and that which affects Muslim community itself.
Before I share my thoughts and opinions on the subject, I will put out a disclaimer: Everyone has an opinion on the subject of racism and not everyone shares the same view or even the definition of what racism is. Therefore, I do not expect everyone to…
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