Intra-Muslim Racism

August 27, 2020

Salams/Greetings of peace:

It’s hard for a community that feels under siege due to Islamophobia to admit it that has a problem with racism and bigotry within its ranks. It is a difficult but necessary task. Such a community must be united to have an effective response to bigotry directed against it especially when the vast majority of its members are considered people of color, or non-white. As we all have seen in recent months, in the U.S., racism is the major obstacle to unity. That’s why as founder and executive director of Islamic Networks Group (ING), I felt compelled to develop a webinar series on intra-Muslim racism titled, Educating Ourselves: Expanding the Muslim American Experience Beyond the Immigrant Story.

The fourth segment was held last night on Wednesday August 26th, which you may view 

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Don’t miss our final part of the series on Wednesday September 9th on Calls to Action- Countering Internalized Racism, where we will be joined by Imams Zaid Shakir, Faheem Shuaibe, Abu-Qadir Al-Amin, Muhammad Ali, and Dr. Jamilla Karim and Dr. Mansa Bilal King and the ING team.

Register here.

Maha Elgenaidi
Founder and Executive Director
Islamic Networks Group (ING)
3031 Tisch Way, 110 Plaza West
San Jose, CA 95128