Why Citing the Japanese Internment as a ‘Precedent’ for a Muslim Registry Is So Alarming

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday night, pro-Trump advocate Carl Higbie drew a shocked reaction from host Megyn Kelly during a discussion of the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump might support making Muslim immigrants to the U.S. "register." In an apparent attempt to portray the idea as unsurprising, Higbie noted that there was [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resistance to Muslim registry

During his campaign for president, Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” require Muslims to register in a database, an idea that Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, more recently said the Trump administration has abandoned. Regardless, Sens. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, and Bob Gordon, D-Fair Lawn, are sponsoring a bill that would prohibit state [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Mexico lawmakers object to possible Muslim registry

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are advancing a proposed memorial urging the U.S. Congress to prohibit the creation a possible Muslim registry. President Donald Trump is seeking a temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations and has said the U.S. needs a registry for Syrian refugees entering the country. Whether he [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Groups urge 50 ‘big data’ firms not to enable ‘Muslim registry’

OAKLAND, California – Sixteen public interest groups sent a letter Monday to nearly 50 “Big Data” companies, asking those companies to pledge to “not allow our data, or services, to be purchased or otherwise used in ways that could lead to violations of the human rights of Muslims or immigrants in the United States.” Read [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lecture: Khaled Abou El Fadl on New Laws and Persecution of American Muslims Organizations

The Trump administration has evidenced an unwavering hostility towards Islam in general and also American Muslim citizenry. The proposed bill designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization by the clear terms of its explanatory memorandum is an attempt at not just initiating a persecution of Muslim civic society's organizations, but even more dangerously, empowering [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who’s Afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood? How Hatred of Islam is Corrupting the American Soul

A bill requiring the U.S. State Department to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a "foreign terrorist organization" is very likely to become law in the coming days. Senator Ted Cruz, one of the sponsors of the law, stated in a press release that the Brotherhood "espouses a violent Islamist ideology with a mission of destroying the [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

S. 54: Protect American Families Act

President Trump pledged during his campaign to institute a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration and Syrian refugees “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” He made good on much of that promise earlier this week, with an executive order suspending America’s refugee admission program for 120 days and the Syrian refugee program indefinitely, as [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Muslim registries”, Big Data and Human Rights

Both as a candidate and now as President, Donald Trump has made clear his intent to pursue aggressive policies targeting Muslims, refugees and immigrants under the banner of national security. In his first week in office Trump enacted the patently unlawful travel ban seeking to bar all refugees, and individuals from 7 Muslim-majority countries from [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments