The Islamic community of Vallejo, CA is disturbed, broken-hearted, and deeply grieved over the cruel and unjust death of George Floyd. Our deepest condolences, sympathies, and prayers are with his family.
The life of George Floyd was ended by those sworn to protect and serve. They became his judge, jury, and executioner.
We condemn hate in all its forms and stand together to end injustice against blacks and all other minorities, in the name of God.
The black community has been discriminated against and marginalized for far too long. Political leaders continue fanning the flames of discord, bigotry, and violence, behavior which is cowardly, weak and dangerous. At this challenging time our nation needs real leadership which can unite us all, not divide us.
We pray for reconciliation and unity amongst all people. We are all God’s creations. Respect and love each other, which in turn will make this great nation of ours much greater in the eyes of the world, as well as in the eyes of God, our Lord of all.
Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and all the religions of the world teach, preach, and practice equality for all human beings, a principle which is also enshrined in the United States Constitution. Let’s put into practice that which we so loudly proclaim. May Allah guide us towards peace, unity, and safety for all. Ameen.
Islamic Center of Vallejo
Anger is the minds fire, that burns away the forest of merits.