Despite brother Rabbani being found guilty for not disclosing his passwords which gave access to details/evidence of a torture victim, he refused to break their trust and he upholded their amanah. I think it’s fair to say he was victorious. A brave, selfless man Allahumma baarik lahu, who was willing to be sentenced to jail for the sake of privacy, morals and ethics.
It is crucial to remember, this wasn’t an attack on an individual. Schedule 7 is an issue, that in its entirety affects British and has deeply affected British Muslims. From unjust arrests, to revoking passport and to being uncomfortably intrusive and misuse of power. Rabbani didn’t stand in court for himself yesterday. He stood for ALL of us. You, me and justice.
If you just ponder on what he was willing to sacrifice on our behalf, he reflects the character of a true hero. He deserves our duaas, our gratitude and respect. Very few people and community leaders in this day and age will represent and fight for us in this manner.
CAGE is a threat to the institution because they fight and stand against injustice anywhere. They cannot be silenced. They are more than an organisation, they are a voice and a mentality that will challenge all injustices, included that by our very own government. The fact that you can be rest assured if you were harassed and treated unjustly by the institution, CAGE will probably be the only ones who have your back. Hence why it is vital we support them and keep them going.