As the 16th year of the War on Terror approaches, it is now more important than ever to underscore how significantly Muslims and those racialized as Muslims, have been impacted.
As the 16th year of the War on Terror approaches, it is now more important than ever to underscore how significantly Muslims and those racialized as Muslims, have been impacted. We know after years of research, activism, organizing, and advocacy how much the Muslim community both domestically and abroad has suffered post 9/11.
While we share the sadness concerning those who died on 9/11, we categorically reject the laws and policies that have been put in place and that have targeted Muslims with the premise of collective responsibility. Thus, on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, we will be using the hashtag#MySept11MuslimStory to share our experiences of being targeted, maligned and criminalized throughout the War on Terror. This is not only limited to violence by the state, but the violence we have experienced in our societies and communities alike. Our goal is to share our narrative and push back against collective responsibility – and to not succumb to the demand to apologize for the actions of others.
There are a number of ways that you can participate in the campaign and we encourage you to get involved and spread the word!
1) Share and Like our page
Find us on Facebook and Twitter and help us mobilize others to take action on September 11th, 2017. Also, use our cover photo to help spread the word.
2) Participate in #MySept11MuslimStory:
Commit to tweeting and posting on facebook with the hashtag on Monday, September 11th on your experience as a Muslim or someone racialized as Muslim post 9/11. What have you, your family, or loved one experienced? Tell the world. We speak for ourselves.
3) Join us for a twitter chat on September 11th from 2-3pm EST with other Muslim organizers who will be sharing their experiences.
(Monday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Twitter townhall on September 11th from 2-3pm EST
DC Justice for Muslims Coalition