Bukhari’s journey as a Muslim and a revolutionary ultimately demonstrates that there is no inherent tension between Islam and revolutionary politics. . . .
We need an ummah that does not align with the oppressive characteristics and practices that prevail in U.S. culture and society. In fact, we need an ummah that stands in radical opposition to these things. . . .
Abolition is a verb, a practice. The act of abolition generates an abundance of new opportunities. It is alive with possibility! Abolition is presence. It requires our attention and care. It forces us to think wide and imagine. What does a just world look like? What does mass peace feel like? . . .
In the contemporary world, Islam – instead of being a force for emancipation – is being grotesquely jihadized into a violent form of extremism. This is a natural result of the social logic of imperialist capitalism which turns religion into a mode of illusory satisfaction for the subalterns. . . .