(NEW YORK, NY, 3/24/2015) A growing Muslim social and political movement last Thursday hosted an online lecture on colonialism, struggle and the “Muslim Theology of Liberation.” This event and the movement’s public announcement in early February were prompted by escalating state and racist violence in the US, culminating in the February 10 murder of Deah Barakat and Yusor and Razan Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, NC.
The “webinar,” shown via Google+ on IMJ’s websites and hosted by IMJ’s Eeman Abuasi, featured Dr. Hatem Bazian, chairman of American Muslims for Palestine, co-founder of Zaytuna College, and UC-Berkeley Professor of Near Eastern Studies & Ethnic Studies. Professor Bazian spent over an hour lecturing and answering viewers’ questions, speaking on Islam and jihad, European and American imperialism and Islamic resistance to it, bigotry and state violence, solidarity with other oppressed communities around the world, and more. The entire lecture and question-and-answer session is available online.
The Islamic Movement for Justice is a grassroots organization founded by community organizers, activists, and intellectuals with the stated aim of liberating bodies and minds from oppression through Islamic social organization and education.
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