Muslim Ban 2.0: Chilling Civil Society


Media reports suggest that the Trump administration is considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. This could spark a witch-hunt and lead to the targeting of Muslim American civil society through false “six degrees of separation” accusations. This could destroy reputations and chill lawful activity, including freedom of worship, association, expression, and charitable giving. I wrote about what many are calling Muslim Ban 2.0 in The Washington Post.

Quotidian Hate Violence

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I wrote an essay for USA Today on the recent hate violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma & Queens, New York. Bigotry and bias against Muslims, Arabs, Sikhs, and transgender Americans continues unabated. This piece reflects the latest developments in both cases, including the addition of a hate crime charge in Tulsa. Pictured above are Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. They were murdered in Chapel, North Carolina in February 2015.

New FBI Program Unfairly Targets Muslim Americans

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I wrote an essay for Politico Magazine on a new counterterrorism program, Shared Responsibility Committees, that unfairly targets Muslim Americans. My article is in direct response to last week’s cover story for the magazine, which quoted an unnamed, senior law enforcement official, who reported that the committees are being beta tested in undisclosed pilot cities. I was invited by the FBI to review the program and believe it’s overreaching, ineffective and stigmatizes Muslim Americans.