Today, Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the State Department and the Trump administration seeking release of detailed information regarding several important but overlooked provisions of the Muslim Ban Executive Order: “extreme vetting” policies targeting certain visa applicants and a worldwide review of visa vetting and screening processes to identify additional countries to add to the list of targeted countries.
A leading group of advocacy, civil rights, community, and faith-based groups call for an objective investigation into the tragic death of a young African-American Muslim teenager in Lake Stevens.
Fifty-nine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), American Muslim, and Latinx organizations released the following statement in advance of the first day of remembrance of the June 12, 2016 massacre at the LGBTQ nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida.
Our report exposes the breadth of anti-Muslim hate online with examples from leading social media platforms, provides an overview of existing laws governing hate speech, and offers steps that Internet users can take to respond effectively to hate speech online: namely, reporting and counterspeech. ...Read More
The federal government’s current initiatives to counter violent extremism (CVE) in the United States focus mainly on Muslim communities even though only a small fraction of acts of extremist violence is carried out by Muslims. ...Read More