To foster peace, forgo violence

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Originally published in The Daily Reflector

 

The recent uproar over the shootings in Ferguson and the deaths in New York has brought to light the unfortunate undercurrents of racial tension that still run within our country.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association firmly condemns the shooting of the two New York City police officers. The Holy Quran states, “O ye who believe! Obey Allah, his Messenger, and those in authority among you . . .”

Emphasis should be placed on forgoing protests and seeking other means to foster peace. Violence is never the answer. Keeping in the line of equity, police brutality and lack of accountability for police officers needs to be addressed by the Justice Department. Our system should not hold such a blatant bias toward law enforcers. In keeping in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, the Justice Department should seek to make rulings that are just and fair.

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