Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA CSJ, gave a powerful speech on social justice and the need to eradicate racism from our society on Friday, August 19, 2016 in Alexandria, VA at the ICNA VA Islamic Center. About 100 people gathered to hear him speak.
He delved into the lives of the companions and how the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) would not tolerate racism in his company even for a moment. He mentioned that we must all work together and join efforts with others who are fighting against this disease. It is a cancer in our society and that we must work with organizations such as Black Lives Matter to pressure our elected officials and the media to care about the disenfranchisement of black people in this country and change laws which specifically target black people.
Recording of the video can be seen at the bottom of this post.