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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).
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates, regarding…Read More
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:
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.
Today, Muslim Advocates along with a coalition of 29 civil rights and civil liberties organizations filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release detailed information concerning their “Extreme Vetting Initiative,” which involves a number of invasive and troubling practices, including social media monitoring of visa applicants and visa holders.
On Friday, the plaintiffs in Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) v. Trump joined plaintiffs in two other cases in filing a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Washington, DC – Today, 15 civil rights and advocacy organizations – including Muslim Advocates, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational…Read More
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., upheld the Maryland district court’s order blocking implementation of the Muslim Ban in three consolidated cases, Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump, IRAP v Trump, and Zakzok v Trump.
In light of renewed efforts by the administration to surveil, “vet,” and otherwise unjustly target Muslims, Muslim Advocates just filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Gary Emineth’s withdrawal today from the North Dakota senatorial race comes the day after a report from CNN regarding a a pre-campaign tweet calling for “no more mosques in America.”
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates, regarding President Donald Trump’s…Read More