RNA – The Strategic Council of the International Servants of Mahdism, which is affiliated with the Centre for Justice at the Holy Mosque of Jamkaran, has released the following statement in condemnation of the crimes against African-Africans in the United States.
The present protests in the United States began when George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, after allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill at a market.
While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a city street during an arrest, Derek Chauvin, a white the American Minneapolis police officer, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. According to the criminal complaint against Chauvin, 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that time occurred after Floyd became unresponsive.
After Floyd’s death, demonstrations and protests in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area were initially peaceful on May 26, and later that day became violent as a police precinct and two stores were set on fire, and many stores were looted and damaged. Some demonstrators skirmished with police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Additional protests developed in over 200 cities throughout all 50 states in the United States as well as internationally.
The statement of the Strategic Council of the International Servants of Mahdism is as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
The establishment of world peace and security and the establishment of fairness and justice has been the ideal and lofty goal of the great prophets from Adam to the Seal of the Prophets, Muhammad, as is stated in the Holy Quran (“so that mankind may maintain justice” [Quran 57:25]) and is based on the definite divine promise (“Indeed My righteous servants shall inherit the earth” [Quran 21:105]). The Seal of the Vicegerents and the Promised One, Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, will bring this to realization with the help of the justice seekers of the world and Jesus Christ.
The widespread protests and crises that we are currently witnessing throughout the fifty states of the United States are the reaction to the tyranny, racism and injustice of the leaders who have claimed freedom, democracy and human rights over the centuries concerning the African-Americans and the people of this country.
The American government’s brutal and violent treatment of the people is a clear example of the confrontation between the oppressors and the oppressed, who can no longer tolerate all this humiliation.
If this widespread uprising, which has spread to Europe and other parts of the world, is suppressed by coercion and violence at the present time, it will undoubtedly turn into a fire under the ashes that will be ready to ignite and uproot the foundations of oppression and tyranny at any time.
The Strategic Council of the International Servants of Mahdism, which is affiliated with the Centre for Justice at the Holy Mosque of Jamkaran, is inspired by the Quranic teachings, the school of Imam Khomeyni and the pure ideas of Imam Khamenei and states that the crimes of the Great Satan [the United States] are against the protesters who want their basic rights, including security, to be respected.
We strongly condemn the brutal repression of the demonstrators and call on all free thinkers, seekers of justice, thinkers and lovers of peace and humanity, regardless of colour, language, religion, tribe, ethnicity, race or nationality.
We condemn the actions against human rights by the dictatorial rule of the “Mother of Corruption of the Century” and support the oppressed people of the United States, especially the African-Americans.
We make this statement in the hope that this popular uprising will pave the way for a global awakening and revolt against oppression around the world and pave the way for the emergence of the only saviour of mankind in the world.
“Is not the dawn [already] near?” [Quran 11:81]
With hope for the ultimate victory of righteousness over falsehood throughout the world,
The Strategic Council of the International Servants of Mahdism
Rasa News Agency