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WASHINGTON – Scott Simpson, public advocacy director for Muslim Advocates, issued the following statement on news reports that Department of…Read More
In a comment submitted today, Muslim Advocates sharply criticized the Department of State’s proposed “extreme vetting” regulations. Muslim Advocates’ filing…Read More
Click here for a PDF of this letter. May 15, 2017 DELIVERED Via u.s. postal mail and E-mail Attorney General…Read More
Click here for a PDF of this letter. May 15, 2017 DELIVERED Via fedex and E-mail Bill Montgomery, County Attorney…Read More
WASHINGTON – Muslim Advocates, a national legal, advocacy and educational organization for American Muslims, issued an arson awareness notice last…Read More
UPDATE: On May, 11, 2017, the court issued a stay in the Muslim Advocates case against the Muslim ban, UMAA v. Trump.…Read More
This week, two lawsuits were filed in federal court to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release information about how federal officials have treated travelers who are Muslim or who are perceived to be Muslim at United States borders, including airports. The lawsuits highlight the numerous recent reports of individuals who are or are perceived to be Muslim having their electronic devices searched while traveling or having their trusted traveler status revoked without explanation.
The Board of Supervisors in Culpeper County, Virginia has voted to approve a settlement agreement with the Islamic Center of Culpeper (ICC) to resolve a religious land use lawsuit. Under the terms of this agreement, the ICC will be able to move forward with plans to build a new mosque in the county.
UPDATE: On May, 11, 2017, the court issued a stay in this case. Click here for more information. 2:00 pm Hearings…Read More
As news outlets continue to report on whether embattled White House chief strategist and white nationalist Stephen Bannon will continue serving in the administration, 24 diverse civil rights groups are reminding the Trump Administration that governing through Bannon’s divisive and hateful campaign style is out of step with the country.
“This is a true loss for the state of New York and for the nation. It is not easy rising through a career in the public service all the way to New York’s highest court, especially for women, especially for Muslims, and especially for African Americans, but that didn’t stop Judge Abdus-Salaam from breaking through those barriers so that others may follow.”
On March 23, 2017, Muslim Advocates and our partners, the Southern Poverty Law Center and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, filed UMAA v. Trump to challenge President Trump’s second Muslim ban.
Today Muslim Advocates, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Muslim community against President Trump’s second Muslim ban executive order.
Muslim Advocates, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and the Arab American Institute issued a joint statement following reports that established anti-Muslim bigot and top advisor to the Trump Administration Sebastian Gorka has taken a “lifetime oath” to a Nazi-affiliated group in Hungary.
“We applaud this ruling and will continue to work to ensure this temporary halt is permanent and the executive order is struck down.”