The World Against Israeli Apartheid
The similarity between apartheid era South Africa and that of modern day Israel are plain for all to see.
Getting the local Masajid to even mention Palestine is hard enough, persuading them to tell the congregation to boycott Israeli goods is near impossible.
MPACUK are often lambasted for our position on our Masajids, that they simply do not do enough.
We’d like to share the above video with you, it’s an excerpt from an excellent series aired by BBC4 earlier this year, titled “The World Against Apartheid”. The documentary was ten years in the making and explored how a violent and racist government was destroyed by the concerted efforts of men and women working on multiple fronts inside and outside South Africa, for more than three decades.
In particular, it highlights the role played by the organised church in helping de-legitimise the apartheid system.
“We are not a pacifist church, we are saying that violence may be used by the white people against the black, but may not be used by the black people against the white. I do not believe this is right. Surely there can be a just resistance to an evil system.”
It’s difficult to equate terrorism with a middle aged, white, Anglican clergy man, but that’s exactly what the all embracing terrorism act, the most powerful tool in the arsenal of the Apartheid era South African government, charged him with.
Next time your Masajid refuses to boycott Israeli dates, or you're met with a shrug of the shoulders and told to go and make duah and are told boycotting is haram, remind them of the role the Church played in bringing down apartheid.