President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations justifiably led to much outcry from activists, politicians and foreign leaders. The list—currently struck down by a federal judge in Seattle—was arbitrary, motivated by disjointed racist panic and was reportedly causing deaths worldwide. But while it’s important to lay primary blame for the [...]
The FBI is investigating political activists campaigning against the Dakota Access pipeline, diverting agents charged with preventing terrorist attacks to instead focus their attention on indigenous activists and environmentalists. The Guardian has established that multiple officers within the FBI’s joint terrorism taskforce have attempted to contact at least three people tied to the Standing Rock [...]
Muslim Americans fear designating Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group would be used to crack down on their communities Read the full article here.
At least four Muslim nonprofit groups have rejected more than $2 million in federal funding to fight violent extremism, citing President Trump’s rhetoric against Muslim Americans and Islam and the new administration’s policies as their reasons. Read the full article here.
As I write, the White House has sent conflicting signals about how it intends to respond to Thursday night's unanimous Ninth Circuit panel ruling leaving in place Judge Robart's stay of the already infamous Executive Order 13769. Read the full story here.
US cable news media's coverage of Trump's 'Muslim ban' featured predominantly white men instead of Muslims. Read the full article here:
Are U.S. Agents Carrying Out Trump’s Muslim Ban at Airports in Canada and Ireland? We Aim to Find Out.
As part of our multiple tactics to keep up the pressure against President Trump’s Muslim immigration ban, on Friday the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request with U.S. Customs and Border Protection demanding records on the implementation of the executive order at all 15 CBP “preclearance” airport locations abroad. These are facilities at [...]
Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the first female Muslim American to win an Olympic medal for the United States last summer in the Rio Games, said she recently was detained by U.S. Customs officials for two hours with no explanation. Read the full article at The Washington Post.
A federal appeals court on Thursday bluntly rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to revive his controversial travel ban executive order, giving no ground under unusual public pressure from the president himself. Read the full article at Politico.
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday outlined how the Trump administration would be able to go after a broad array of Muslim civic organizations if it adds the Muslim Brotherhood to its list of designated foreign terrorist organizations, which administration officials have said privately they are weighing. Read the full article at The Washington Post.