In Memory of Bassem Masri Education Fund
Donate to support "In Memory of Bassem Masri" educational Fund. Bassem was a Muslim Palestinian Racial Justice Icon who was recognized on the Congressional House floor in 2021.
The Story of Bassem Masri: Bassem was a young prominent Palestinian Muslim racial justice activist whose live-streaming of the Ferguson protests against Police Brutality helped shed light on racial injustice and militarized Police tactics in Ferguson, MO, in 2014. Nightly Bassem would put himself at personal risk to cover the Ferguson racial justice protests after an unarmed African American teenager, 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.
Alhamdulilah, Congresswoman Cori Bush, another Ferguson activist who recently was elected into Congress, 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 worshipers at Masjid Al-Aqsa.
Allah Yerhama, May Allah have mercy on him, as many other Ferguson protestors died suddenly at 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.
Help us to Remember the Legacy of Bassem by Creating a Educational Fund:
Alhamdulilah, American Muslims have several U.S. 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 are modern-day Muslim heroes and icons. I want to make sure his story is remembered, his legacy lives on, and he is an inspiration to all in the United States and worldwide.
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 collected funds will be sent to A Continuous Charity Foundation to set up an Educational fund in Bassem's name.
May Allah accept this effort from us and use it to make heavy the scales of Bassem Masri, Ameen.