Policy Analysis

  • TSA’s ‘Quiet Skies’ operates under the notion of guilty until proven innocent

    August 9, 2018
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently implemented an airport and in-flight surveillance program known as “Quiet Skies" that secretly surveils American citizens as they fly based on vague criteria. We urge Congress to press the Department of Homeland Security to ensure First Amendment rights are protected and taxpayer dollars are appropriately spent.

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  • Islam vs. the West: The lie that keeps on giving

    August 2, 2018
    The tendency to view American Muslims as suspects rather than potential partners leads to increased fragmentation and discrimination. Donald Trump’s presidency and politics are only symptoms of the underlying racial and cultural divides in the U.S. So too are the forces at the extremes of U.S. politics.

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  • Netanyahu Reignites Jim Crow Legislation in Israel

    July 26, 2018
    Israel has just legalized its discrimination of Palestinians. By voting in favor of a law which formalizes Israel as a Jewish state and strips Arabic from the official languages, Israel has signified its inability to uphold democracy, human rights, and religious freedom.

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  • Trump could become immune from investigations

    July 12, 2018
    As the saying goes, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Take Judge Kavanaugh at his word; he is no friend to the American people and if confirmed, the rights of immigrants, workers, women, and the Muslim community are on the line.

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  • Home of the free (even when it doesn’t appear to be)

    July 5, 2018
    There are complex juxtapositions that define America; from the loftiest ideals -equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- outlined in our Declaration of Independence, to the countless times throughout our brief history that we’ve fallen far short of that vision. This week we take a close look at our major policy areas and see just how far we have to go.

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  • The White House’s War on Children

    June 28, 2018
    Whether they’re fleeing unlivable conditions for a chance at survival in our nation of immigrants, or they’ve been here for generations, the welfare of children is not a priority for this administration.

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  • From Bans to Terrified Children: We Share the Same Fight

    June 20, 2018
    Tearing families apart has been one of Donald Trump's favorite pastimes since well before he became President. On the campaign trail, he whipped crowds into a frenzy by promising to enact a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the country while in the very next breath calling for a wall and accusing families seeking asylum at our southern border of bringing drugs, crime, and rape.

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  • Representing the Majority-Minority

    June 14, 2018
    Rashida Tlaib has dedicated her life to defending underrepresented groups through advocacy, law, and policy. She's a pioneer as the first Muslim woman in Michigan’s House of Representatives. Now she might also be the first Muslim woman in Congress.

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  • The New Normal of School Shootings Demands Collective Action

    May 24, 2018
    Last Friday, our nation reeled from yet another horrific school massacre that claimed ten lives in Santa Fe, Texas. For Muslims, this shooting had a particular resonance given that one of the victims, 17-year old Sabika Sheikh, was a Pakistani Muslim exchange student who wanted to unite cultures through education.

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  • Embassy Move Threatens Religious Freedom, Lasting Peace

    May 18, 2018
    President Trump has consistently stated that resolving the conflict is a top priority for his administration while ignoring continued warnings that moving the US embassy would dramatically undermine that goal. Indeed, when the White House first announced the move in December, Palestinian leaders considered the announcement a betrayal of trust and good faith. They have refused to participate in the peace process since.

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