The following is a statement from Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, in response to today’s Senate vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.
The following is a statement from Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, following today’s Supreme Court oral arguments in Trump vs. State of Hawai’i – the lawsuit against President Trump’s long-promised, and unpopular, Muslim Ban.
The following statement from Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry for Muslim Advocates, in response to today’s guilty verdict in the case of three militiamen plotting to slaughter Muslims in a Kansas apartment building.
The following is a statement from Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates, regarding Facebook’s decision to remove white supremacist Richard Spencer’s two Facebook pages.
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The following is a reaction from Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates, to Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony declaring “we do not allow hate groups on Facebook. If there’s a group that their primary purpose or a large part of what they do is spreading hate, we will ban them from the platform overall.
Today, a group of Muslim owned businesses, mosques, individuals, and student groups have finalized a settlement agreement with the New York Police Department (NYPD) in Hassan v. City of New York, a federal lawsuit challenging the suspicionless, discriminatory surveillance of American Muslims in New Jersey.
This afternoon, ProPublica reported that Jason Foster, chief investigative counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote an anonymous blog using the handle “extremist,” and proceeded to push out anti-Muslim and fear-mongering content.
Yesterday, Muslim Advocates submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights in response to its new proposed rule, which would give health care professionals a license to discriminate against patients on the basis of their personal moral and/or religious beliefs.
Anti-Muslim animus is in the DNA of the Trump White House and the naming of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo to major leadership positions only further entrenches this bigotry throughout the administration.
Today, Muslim Advocates and the law firm Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) on behalf of five U.S. citizens who were subject to grossly discriminated against by Aeroflot Airlines simply because of their perceived race and national origin.
This week, Muslim Advocates and the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of 119 religious groups and organizations representing or working with faith communities asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to suspend the government’s planned termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
The following is a reaction from Scott Simpson, public advocacy director at Muslim Advocates, regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement today that Mike Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state:
On February 26, 2018, after years of effort to build their mosque and in the face of a concerted and well-organized opposition, the Al Salam Foundation was finally granted a permit to build the Islamic Life Center (ILC).
The following is a statement from Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates, following an exclusive report from Reuters’ Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg that the waiver provisions promised in the Muslim ban have been hardly implemented at all.