Help us Create a Scholarship Fund in Memory of Palestinian Racial Justice Icon, Bassem Masri who was Recognized on the House Floor in Response to Israeli's Ongoing Attacks on Masjid Al-Aqsa and Unarmed Palestinian Worshippers
The Story of Bassem Masri
Bassem Masri was a young prominent Palestinian Muslim racial justice activist whose live-streaming of the Ferguson protests against Police Brutality helped to shed light on racial injustice and militarized Police tactics in Ferguson. Nightly he would put himself at personal risk to cover the Ferguson protests after an unarmed teenage African American, Mike Brown, was shot and killed by Police. Bassem was fearless in the face of Police brutality, unapologetic in his criticism of institutional racism, and a proud Palestinian who grew up in Jerusalem.
Bassem's Legacy Remembered on the House Floor
Alhamdulilah, Congresswoman Cori Bush, another Ferguson activist who recently was elected into Congress recently recognized the legacy of Bassem and shared his story on the House Floor in connections to the ongoing brutal attacks by the militarized Israeli Police against unarmed worshippers at Masjid Al-Aqsa.
Allah Yerhama, May Allah have mercy on him, as many other Ferguson protestors died suddenly at the age of 31. During his short life, he was a leader in building deep bridges between the struggle for racial justice and Police accountability in America with the struggle for justice in Palestine.
Learn More About the Life of Bassem Masri in the News:
- CNN: Host, Protester's Firey Moments
- BET: RIP Ferguson Protester Bassem Masri Dies at 31
- The New York Times: Unofficial Videographer of the Ferguson protests movement
Help me Remember the Legacy of Bassem by Creating a Leadership Scholarship Fund
Alhamdulilah, American Muslims have several local heroes who stood on the front lines against racism. Images such as Muhammad Ali and El-Hajji Malik El-Shabbaz known as Malcolm X. Bassem Masri is a modern-day Muslim hero and icon. I want to make sure his story is remembered, his legacy lives on, and is an inspiration to all in the United States and around the world.
That is why I'm hoping to launch a leadership scholarship fund that will be used to fund the education of others who want to follow the legacy of Bassem.
The funds that are collected will be sent to A Continuous Charity Foundation to set up a Scholarship fund in Bassem's name.
May Allah accept this effort from us and use it to make heavy the scales of Bassem Masri, ameen.