The Gravity of One Murder
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Why should I give a lecture on the murder of George Floyd?
“I can’t breathe,” the man says. “Mama,” he says. “Please,” he says.
A murder, in broad daylight.
Oh Allah, do not make us among those so hard-hearted that we can hear this story and not feel it shake us to our very core.
How would your mother feel watching the thousand videos of your death? How would your siblings feel? Your friends? Your children?
with impunity. We have no right to participate, by our passivity, in injustice.