Friday, November 18, 2016
Resisting Corruption and Tyranny
There was a small gathering of mostly Shi’a Muslims, who are part of the “whoishussain.org” movement, in front of San Francisco City Hall last Sunday morning listening to speeches and musical performers.
According to their website, the “apolitical, nonreligious” group was founded in London in 2012 to promote the ideals of Mohammed’s grandson, the martyred Hussain ibn Ali, "a 7th century revolutionary leader who made the ultimate sacrifice for social justice in the face of corruption and tyranny.”
The recent disastrous U.S. elections give every indication of ushering in a period of blatant “corruption and tyranny,” and Muslims appear to be at the top of the list for the receiving end of the coming horror.
Young people were handing out roses to strangers in Civic Center Plaza, and I wished there was something to offer them in return other than sympathy.