“We Can No Longer Endure Oppression Without Retribution”
So the content of this post is a little bit different to what I usually blog about but I feel like it’s something that needs to be talked about. Last Saturday I participated in a march to stand up to racism. With thousands of others across the world, we united to say no to racism and fascism, no to islamophobia and antisemitism and to take a stand for black lives, to welcome refugees and celebrate migrants.
As many of you are aware, there’s been an increase of racism in the past few years. Racists and fascists are taking centre stage, and migrants, refugees and the Muslim community are being scapegoated by a new far right movement. Islamophobic hate crime is on the rise, and I’d like to take a moment to address the awful attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took the lives of many innocent people (God rest their souls). It’s a terrible reminder of how minorities are at an even greater risk of being victimised by those that consider themselves to be of superior race. Such hatred can no longer be allowed and the governments of the world shouldn’t and cannot turn a blind eye. They need to do more to bring these perpetrators to justice!
The march was just a small step to defeating racism and the far right, but together we can turn the tide. I was honoured to be a part of the anti-racism march and will continue to take a stand for my fellow brothers and sisters. #WorldAgainstRacism
Until next time,