In pre-emptive strike against Trump, Colorado House tries to block state from cooperating with a Muslim registry

In its most forceful action yet aimed at the Trump administration, Colorado House Democrats on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a measure barring state and local governments in Colorado from cooperating with the federal government on any efforts deemed “discriminatory and unconstitutional.” But they did so over the spirited — and drawn out — objections of Republicans who [...]

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

On internment camps, Muslim registries, Colorado Democrats are invoking a famous Colorado Republican

Democrats in the state legislature want to make it illegal for Colorado to assist with the creation of a Muslim registry, internment camps or any other efforts to identify and detain people based on race, ethnicity, national origin or immigration status. The first question that comes to mind is whether this is a symbolic act [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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