Statements & Press

  • White House Doubles Down on Racist Trump Tweet

    January 14, 2020
    The Trump administration’s latest act of Islamophobia is dangerous and obscures the realities of the American Muslim community. American Muslims are a constituency as any to this country - they are teachers, lawyers, doctors, engineers, and make up a significant portion of this nation’s middle and working classes. We deserve better.

  • Muslims Respond to the US Gulf Crisis 2020

    January 8, 2020
    The decision to assassinate Iran’s Major General Suleimani, which was made without the knowledge of the U.S. Congress, has President Trump leading us closer to war with Iran, a country whose leadership has already threatened retaliation towards the US. The Muslim Public Affairs Council, CAIR Los Angeles, Shura Council, Shia Muslim Council, ILM Foundation, Islamic Center of Southern California, and Masjid Ahlul Beyt strongly condemn war with Iran, and support legislation to block its funding without congressional approval. War has many consequences. Here are five that should concern all Americans.

  • Impact of the US Drone Strike in Iran

    January 3, 2020
    Without debate in Congress or articulation of American interests, a US drone strike was ordered at Baghdad International Airport, killing Iran’s top intelligence and military officer, thus incurring a threat of retaliation by Iran’s leadership and putting countless innocent people and more US soldiers into harm's way.

  • We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters

    December 29, 2019
    When one faith community, regardless of religious affiliation is harmed, we are all harmed. We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time.

  • India’s democracy turns to fascism

    December 27, 2019
    Protests have sparked in India as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the latest anti-Muslim move in India, has been passed by Prime Minister Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

  • DHS Task Force Recommends More Resources Towards Fighting Threat Of White Supremacy

    December 17, 2019
    In just the US alone, white nationalist groups have increased by 50 percent in 2018 as reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center. This marks a trend of growth not only with white supremacist groups but with the rise in xenophobia-related hate crimes. Together in concert with our fellow members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) Task Force, we have created a set of recommendations for DHS and the FBI.

  • Trump Further Weaponizes Claims of Antisemitism

    December 11, 2019
    Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order (EO) which codifies into federal civil rights a dangerous and overly broad definition of antisemitism in order to criminalize pro-Palestinian organizing and activity. Not only is it an abridgment of free speech rights, but of the rights to academic freedom.

  • Tell the Senate to Support the Uyghurs

    December 5, 2019
    The House passed H.R. 649, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, a bill which would mandate several federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), State Department, the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and the U.S. Intelligence Community, to report on China’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslims. It's time for the Senate to follow suit.

  • Finally, A Resolution Condemning Indian Action in Kashmir

    November 25, 2019
    Four months after the crisis in Kashmir unfolded, Congress is finally taking action. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has introduced a Congressional Resolution which would work towards holding the Indian government accountable for their actions in Kashmir, and urge action on behalf of Kashmiri Americans.

  • Israeli settlements in the West Bank violate International Law

    November 18, 2019
    Secretary of State Pompeo's announcement of the Administration's support of Israel's settlements in the West Bank is a violation of both international and humanitarian law. We condemn this stance that further isolates the U.S. and reneges on its responsibility to the Palestinians.


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