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We Are The 99%

Man holding we are the 99 percent banner in Occupy Wall Street protests

The struggle of the world against the oppression of the bankers continues.

In the UK, our very own London had protests that contained thousands of protesters and even today, there are still protesters camped outside of the London Stock Exchange.

Around the world, protests unfortunately turned violent in Rome and even the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange was occupied.

I still do not understand why there are so few Muslims to speak on this issue. An exception was Imam Zaid Shakir, who spoke for Occupy Wall Street’s sister movement, Occupy Oklahoma.

How amazing that an Islamic representative finally comes out to the surface and speaks. In summary, he talked about composure and how in order to be better than those we are protesting against, our conduct also needs to be superior, otherwise we are just animals, like the people we are protesting against. Also, he hit home the Islamic central principle of justice (as mentioned in the Quran 16:90, Quran 42:39-42 and other places) and how this protest is relevant to both Islamic context and to Muslims.

Considering the bankers' engineer warfare, particularly against Muslim lands, why on earth have the Muslims still not mustered together to come up with a plan to resist the injustices that have happened against them?

Why are we so pathetic that we can’t muster a global movement?

It’s not like there aren’t 2 billion of us, so manpower is not a problem, is it?

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