Jibril Hough

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Jibril Hough


Charlotte native Jibril Hough grew up Methodist and converted to Islam in 1991 after listening to hip hop music like "Public Enemy, Rakim, Poor Righteous Teachers, different rap groups that would drop Islamic terms or would just be conscious enough to turn your thought process."[1]

Activism

Jibril Hough with Cornel West

Fayetteville Peace Rally

Jibril Hough was listed as a speaker of the Fayetteville rally for peace, which was held on March 19th 2005.

Speakers included;

MCs were Bridgette Burge, Peace LEAP (NC; and Bryan Proffitt, North Carolina Peace and Justice Coalition.[2]

Vigil for Gaza

January 3 2009- In Charlotte, N.C. 500 rallied and marched for Gaza, Palestine, taking over downtown Charlotte with a sea of Palestinian flags and energetic chants. The police didn't even attempt to stop the use bullhorns during the march . Palestinian and Muslim youth led the march.

On January 1 a vigil "received overwhelming public support". Demanded Ceasefire now in Gaza! Open the borders and let humanitrian relief in. Speakers on January 3 included: Rafat Khader, Muslim American Society of Charlotte President; Mohammed El-Nawawy, Published Communications Professor and Media Scholar; Edith Garwood, Amnesty International USA Country Specialist, Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestinian Authority; Khalid Hijazi Coordinator - Charlotte Al-Awda - Palestine Right To Return Coalition; Jibril Hough; President - Islamic Center Of Charlotte; Ibrahim Khader, Student of Local University; David Dixon, Coordinator - Action Center For Justice.

The vigil was sponsored by: Muslim American Society Charlotte, Al-Awda - Palestine Right To Return Coalition - Charlotte, Islamic Political Party Of America, Action Center For Justice, Masjid Ash-Shaheed, Muslim American Society-Freedom, Islamic Society Of Greater Charlotte, Muslim Women of the Carolinas, Islamic Center Of Charlotte, ICC - South, CODEPINK Women For Peace - Charlotte.[3]

Trump Campaign Event Controversy

Rose Hamid (standing with Marty Rosenbluth at Trump Rally
Rose Hamid and Marty Rosenbluth silently stood together during a Donald Trump campaign event in South Carolina in January, 2016. Both activists were wearing gold stars reminiscent of those imposed on Jewish citizens in Nazi Germany with the word "Muslim." They were removed from the conference. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on Trump to publicly apologize to Hamid and to meet with American Muslim leaders "to discuss how his rhetoric has sparked an 'anti-Muslim hysteria.'"[4]

While the mainstream media reported the incident as if Rose Hamid and Marty Rosenbluth were random targets by Trump, the activists "carefully orchestrated" their appearance at the rally.

Other activists associated with Hamid and Rosenbluth are Jibril Hough and Edith Garwood of Amnesty International.

Rosenbluth was quoted by The Daily Beast[5] as saying "We’ve been working toward this moment for months" and then reminded readers that “Keep in mind that Rosa Parks was not a seamstress on her way home from work who just got tired one day. Her protest was also planned out and well choreographed.'"

The article continued:

"Indeed, the activists behind the protest told The Daily Beast the CNN moment was carefully orchestrated, down to the detail of the flight attendant matching her turquoise-colored headscarf with her T-shirt. The activists are connected by years of local activism post-9/11 on issues including civil liberties, war, Palestine, “Black Lives Matter,” and immigration, and have been working for months on their anti-Trump organizing campaign."

Jibril Hough compared himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. Addressing whether the activists attended the Trump event to "cause trouble and get attention," he was quoted as saying, “There may be some truth to that. Dr. Martin Luther King had to strategize to get media attention. These things are orchestrated.”

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