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.
Justice for Muslims Collective envisions a world where radical inclusion leads to collective liberation for muslim communities and beyond.
- As a DC-metro area based coalition, we are committed to prioritizing the needs of Muslim residents in the area
- 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
- We are firmly anti-war, anti-racist and anti-patriarchal in our approach and in our partnerships
- 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
- 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
- We stand in solidarity with the global resistance and liberation efforts of oppressed peoples around the world.
- We work towards collective liberation, not liberation for one group only
- We adopt an intersectional lens that acknowledges multiple layers of oppression
- We seek to dismantle, not reform systems of oppression
- We commit to fighting oppression on all levels -, structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized
- We embrace agitation and confrontation as necessary for change
- We are community organizers who believe in empowering muslims to lead the fight against islamophobia
- We respond to the needs of our community including those whose voices have been silenced
- We demand our human and civil rights, not beg for crumbs or compromise
- Our investment in our community is long-term
- We’re in it to win it