RSM Peterborough stands in solidarity with the members of Masjid Al-Salaam, Muslims and people of colour throughout Peterborough and the Kawarthas in the face of an attack on the community’s Mosque this past Saturday Night. An arson attack just hours after the community was celebrating in the space is a clear message of racism and islamophobia. Such attacks by reactionary elements in our community cannot be tolerated. Just as RSM and PRAC Comrades and have taken an active role in confronting the PEGIDA fascists in Montreal and Toronto, the RSM calls on all revolutionary and progressive forces in Peterborough to condemn and confront racist ideas and actions wherever they arise. There has been a group formed to support the Community!
The international context of western imperialism and reactionary ISIS forces confronting each other cannot be ignored, but it must be remembered that both these groups seek to dominate and oppress the revolutionary classes of the world. Reactionaries and white supremacists will always use conflict to justify their oppression of and violence toward People of Colour and others. Lal Salaam/ Red Salute to the revolutionary forces that are globally confronting reactionary Western Imperialism and Supremacy and Fundamentalist Islam. We cannot forget that no matter which of these forces win it will be the proletarians and refugees who suffer.
Solidarity with the Muslims of Peterborough!
Solidarity with the victims of racist and fascist attacks!
Down with Fascism!
Down with Racism!
Down with Islamophobia!