The murder of George Floyd in broad daylight is outright criminal. We are reminded of the murder of Eric Garner, six years ago, when he begged for his life crying out, “I can’t breathe.” How many dying voices of, “I can’t breathe” will it take before police brutality ends?
The horrific murder of Floyd is the result of deep rooted, systemic racism toward African Americans. It is abhorrent and despicable. Human life is precious and sacred.
Killing one person is like killing all of humanity. Both the Bible and the Quran teach the sanctity of life. “And (do) not kill the soul which God has forbidden except through (due process) of law.” (Quran, 6:151)