MIM(Prisons): Islam as Liberation Theology

Anti-Imperialism.org

[A piece on the strategic space Islam occupies in the anti-imperialist terrain by MIM comrades that has piqued editors’ interest. An informative and scientific touching-off point to a larger conversation. As always, the following is provided for the purposes of study and discussion.]

In the 20th century New Afrikans reached out to Islam in an attempt to find identity outside of Amerikkkan culture. In Islam they found history, identity, independence, integrity and a connection to the larger world, in particular the Third World. Today, revolutionary Islam is reaching out to New Afrikans and the First World lumpen. Just this month, an Al Shabaab-affiliated video was released featuring the stories of young men recruited from Minnesota who were martyred in Somalia fighting the African Union troops who serve their U.$. imperialist master. The first five minutes of this video is a pointed critique of the history of national oppression in the…

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