For Immediate Release
ACLU To Join Discussion On Homegrown Terrorism Tonight
WASHINGTON - American
Civil Liberties Union Policy Counsel and former FBI Agent Michael
German will participate in a panel on “homegrown” terrorism tonight at
the Georgetown University Law Center. The panel, which is part of the
fourth annual South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.’s Civil
& Human Rights Symposium, will focus on the government’s efforts to
curb homegrown terrorism and their effect on the lives and rights of
Muslims and South Asians in America. Many of those efforts have raised
serious civil liberties concerns and have focused almost solely on
Muslims even though perpetrators of terrorism in the United States have
had many religious and ethnic backgrounds.
urged policy makers to tread lightly and carefully in this area, and to
make every effort to preserve religious freedom and free speech and
Georgetown Law Center on
National Security and the Law panel discussion, “Homegrown Terrorism,
Radicalization and National Security: Embracing Security While
Michael German, Policy Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office and former FBI Agent
Laura K. Donohue, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Georgetown Law
David H. Laufman, Trial Attorney, Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice
Michael Mullaney, Chief, Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice
Peter R. Neumann, Ph.D., Director, International Centre for the Study of
Radicalization and Political Violence at King's College London.
Habib F. Ilahi, Counsel, Schertler & Onorato, LLP
Wednesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. EDT
Gewirz Building, Room 12
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
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