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.
The Trump Administration has proposed a “Muslim Registry” which eerily brings back dark memories of Japanese-Americans being forced to register before their internment as well as the Nazi registry of German Jewish citizens which was the first step in demarcating them as the “other” in the body-politic. We propose a One America Registry program to [...]
The Presidential Executive Action banning travel from seven Muslim-Majority countries, limiting refugee settlement, and indefinitely ending the acceptance of Syrian refugees is in effect a “Muslim Ban”. The Trump Administration is now arguing that this isn’t a “Muslim Ban” but a suspension done for security reasons and justified by Presidential plenary power. However, the evidence [...]