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Presumed Guilty:
American Muslims and Arabs

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Noor Elashi

Noor Elashi, Daughter of Ghassan Elashi of the Holy Land 5 Credit: http://antiauthoritarian.net

American Arabs and Muslims are under the microscope, from Capitol Hill, to your local shopping mall.  Some communities feel demonized and say they are living in fear of arrest.
On this edition, we’ll hear stories about the past 10 years of America’s homeland war on Muslims and Arabs. We’ll also hear about racial profiling during previous war times.

Featuring:

Veena Dubal, Asian Law Caucus National Security and Civil Rights Program Staff Attorney: Lejla Duka, family member of the Fort Dix Five: Dominick Calsolaro, Albany Common Council Member: Noor Elashi, Daughter of Ghassan Elashi of the Holy Land 5: Shaheena Parveen, mother of Siraj Matin: Marlene Jenkins, mother of Tarik Shaw: Sharmin Sadequee, sister of Shifa Sadequee: Tamer Mehanna, brother of Tariq Mehanna: Fred Korematsu, formerly interned Japanese American, John Frank, Clerk to Associate Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black; Tsuyako Kitashima, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress spokesperson; Donald Tamaki, lawyer for Fred Korematsu, Peter Irons, UC San Diego Constitutional Law Professor.

—WEB EXCLUSIVES—

NYC Town Hall on Preemptive Prosecution

Full audio from December 2010 NYC Town Hall featuring family members of “wrongly accused” terrorists.  Recorded by Jaisal Noor.

Full-length Interview with Veena Dubal, Staff Attorney with the Asian Law Caucus

Dubal talks about Preemptive Prosecutions, racial profiling, Department of Justice and White House strategies, and the effect they have on Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities.  Is there a valid comparison to the Japanese internment during WWII?

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For More Information:

ACLU-Northern California Civil Rights Groups Call on Bay Area Police Departments to Cease Joint Operations with the FBI

Asian Law Caucus
San Francisco, CA

Coalition For a Safe San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Council on American Islamic Relations
Washington, D.C.

Free the Fort Dix 5
Fort Dix, N.J.

Information on the Newburgh 4

Korematsu Institute
San Francisco, C.A.

Manufacturing the Muslim Menace:
A report by Political Research Associates

New York University School of Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story

Project Salam

San Francisco Human Rights Commission
San Francisco, C.A.

Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund (SALDEF)

Sikh Coalition

Articles, Blogs, Reports and Videos:

Muslims Reject SFPD Surveillance Program

San Francisco Human Rights Commission Hearing: US Law Enforcement Profiling & Surveillance of Muslims-Arabs-South Asians

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  1. Thank you for making this story!! As an american muslim I feel striongly connected with my country. As a convert to islam I have no connection to other country, and am still constanly second guessed about my loyalty to America. You have put a face to the struggle American Muslims have, and have given me words to voice my frustrations with the biogotry and ignorance we are facing. To have a news source that recognize the struggles of all of it citizens makes me have hope for my future.

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