The Politics of Alleviating Oppression- Interview with Imam Omar Suleiman

A very Merry Christmas to all those celebrating! My Christmas gift to ya'll is a new podcast segment! :-) 

On Friday- December 15, 2017 I was given the opportunity to moderate my first event between Imam Omar Suleiman and Congressman Keith Ellison at the Texas Democratic Party event- Finding Common Ground. We chatted about the ongoing racism currently rising in our country, interfaith work, and the hopes they have for the future.  While the event was not recorded, both Congressman Keith Ellison and Imam Omar Suleiman did an interview for the WiseUp TX podcast. 

This week's segment focuses on our interview with Imam Omar Suleiman. We discuss what led him to move to Dallas from NOLA, what it was like for him and his family when ISIS targeted him, and how he intertwines his Islamic faith for standing up for social injustices for EVERYONE! Tune in below to hear all about it!



Above are some pictures from the interview. 


My main takeaways from the interview:

  • He has the potential to become a Dallas Cowboys fan... :-)
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 
  • We cannot be selective of which forms of justice to take up. 
  • Our politics should be the politics of alleviating oppression. 
  • GET INVOLVED IN LOCAL POLITICS!

You can check out the articles we reference in the interview here:

Also, if you want to get involved in Count the Homeless, check out their info here.