Manzoor Cheema, founding member of Muslims for Social Justice and the Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, tells us in this episode about how we can fight social justice, racism, and Islamophobia, and gives teaches us a lesson on what we must do to be the change we want to see in our society. This is a must listen for everybody!
Yesterday’s tragedy in Charlotte has caused anger and outrage as reports of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot and killed by the police. This raw podcast was recorded to give my thoughts and to let people know how they can help during this time.
Photo credit belongs to Al Jazeera
Our story today comes from Aziz Ahsan, an Attorney from Hopewell Junction, NY. He was born in Pakistan and became a US Citizen in 1984. He is a 9/11 survivor and was a subject of two PBS TV documentaries. He has also appeared on radio, television, and social media, to discuss various issues/topics. Mr. Ahsan is a recipient of numerous honors, awards, and patents. He believes strongly in community engagement and serves, or has served, on a variety of boards or different organizations.
He talks about the moments before and after the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 and what we can do and continue to do as Muslims in America.
Credit for photo used in this blog/podcast is from the the PBS newsmagazine “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly”.