Statement About the Killing of George Floyd
The Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge unequivocally condemns the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are outraged by this latest example of the police brutality that has been prevalent throughout our nation’s history. This horrific injustice disproportionately affects African Americans and must come to an end immediately. The tremendous number of Black families whose loved ones are being unjustifiably killed by law enforcement is atrocious and heartbreaking. The public trust in police agencies tasked with protecting our communities has been destroyed and must be restored. We declare our alliance with the Black Community fighting police violence and racism. Social justice is a central tenet of Islam, and as American Muslims we are bound by faith to remove racial discrimination wherever it may occur.