Statements & Press

  • State of a Fractured Union

    February 5, 2020
    On February 4th, President Donald Trump delivered his fourth State of the Union address. Contrasted with nearly all of Trump’s statements is the hard reality of American life which his administration has had a leading role in creating. Ultimately, he presented a campaign speech including a vision of American values to justify his administration’s litany of abuses. 

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  • BREAKING: Muslim Ban Extended

    January 31, 2020
    The Trump administration announced it is expanding its imposition of travel restrictions from the seven countries included in the Muslim Ban to include six majority non-white countries with significant Muslim populations. This expansion is an extension of their broad campaign against communities of color.

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  • Impeached and indicted leaders unveil “peace” plan

    January 28, 2020
    Devised without consultation from any Palestinian representatives, the Trump administration's "peace" plan amounts to a pact between Israel and the United States. It abandons decades of U.S. bipartisan foreign policy to effectively endorse Israel’s settlement policy.

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  • SCOTUS rules in favor of “public charge”

    January 27, 2020
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the changes to public charge, which will essentially split up families through the use of social welfare programs, and prohibit immigration from majority non-white countries. In light of this new policy of family separation that puts a wealth test on immigration, it's more urgent than ever that Congress passes a legislative fix to the rule.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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