About

Mission:

Justice for Muslims Collective’s (JMC) works to dismantle institutional structural Islamophobia through raising political consciousness, community empowerment and organizing, and movement building through coalition-building focused on the Greater Washington Region.

Vision:

Justice for Muslims Collective envisions a world where radical inclusion leads to collective liberation for muslim communities and beyond.

Guiding Principles:

  1. As a DC-metro area based coalition, we are committed to prioritizing the needs of Muslim residents in the area
  2. We recognize the limitations to using the state as an answer to our problems and strive to create self-empowered solutions for Muslim communities to not just survive, but thrive
  3. We are firmly anti-war, anti-racist and anti-patriarchal in our approach and in our partnerships
  4. We believe that all these forms of violence, such as capitalism, colonialism, poverty, racism, patriarchy, ableism, caste-based violence, Islamophobia, homophobia, and transphobia, create a world where the status-quo dehumanizes us as Muslims
  5. We recognize that the United States is built upon anti-blackness, settler colonial violence against indigenous communities, capitalism, and imperialism and are committed to a practice of self-awareness within our coalition
  6. We stand in solidarity with the global resistance and liberation efforts of oppressed peoples around the world.
  7. We work towards collective liberation, not liberation for one group only
  8. We adopt an intersectional lens that acknowledges multiple layers of oppression
  9. We seek to dismantle, not reform systems of oppression
  10. We commit to fighting oppression on all levels -, structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized
  11. We embrace agitation and confrontation as necessary for change
  12. We are community organizers who believe in empowering muslims to lead the fight against islamophobia
  13. We respond to the needs of our community including those whose voices have been silenced
  14. We demand our human and civil rights, not beg for crumbs or compromise
  15. Our investment in our community is long-term
  16. We’re in it to win it