Tuesday, March 5, 2024

New York Muslim body says India and Israel attack Muslims in Ramadan

As Muslims observe Ramadan globally, the world is witnessing horrific amounts of targeted hatred and attacks towards Muslims, particularly in India and Palestine, said Islamic Leadership Council of New York on Monday.

Islamic Leadership Council of New York is an umbrella of over 90 mosques and organisations in New York

Human Rights Groups are warning of impending genocides on Muslims in India, while the Israeli Occupation Force resumes its violent raids consecutively during Ramadan to terrorize Palestinian worshippers at Masjid al-Aqsa.

The Islamic Leadership Council of New York said it condemns these acts of violence against Muslims.

The Muslim body has also called upon public officials to denounce violence against Indian Muslims and Palestinians, especially during Ramadan – a time when public officials make gestures of support towards the Muslim community.

“For years now, the BJP Party in India has been stoking religious divisions within society, and encouraging violent provocations towards Muslims from both society and authorities,” read the statement by New York based Muslim body.

The group went on to say: “We have already witnessed double standards in media coverage and political responses when comparing Eurocentric lives to Black/Brown lives- in what would be an unimaginable label of describing the Russian invasion of Ukraine as simply “clashes between Russians and Ukrainians,” we demand the same standard be applied to instances of all conflicts with clear aggressors and victims.”

The statement comes days after the city witnessed a demonstration in solidarity with Indian Muslims.

The protest against Hindutva nationalism was organised by Anti Fascist Solidarity Network.

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