Muslim Advocates

Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination. 

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Facebook Oversight Board Opens Door for Trump's Return in Six Months
Today, Facebook’s Oversight Board announced its decision to uphold the ban imposed on Donald Trump after the deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The following is a statement from Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates’ special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry: “This decision is not...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Muslim Advocates Celebrates Bipartisan House Passage of NO BAN Act
Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the NO BAN Act (H.R. 1333). The bill, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), would close loopholes in immigration law to prevent future presidents from enacting another Muslim Ban or similar, discriminatory bans. Muslim Advocates has worked with...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Muslim Advocates Cheers Reintroduction of NO BAN Act
Today, Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) reintroduced the NO BAN Act, a bill that would prevent future presidents from enacting discriminatory immigration bans like Donald Trump’s Muslim and African Ban. The NO BAN Act is a landmark Muslim civil rights bill that was previously introduced last year by Sen. Chris...
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Muslim Advocates Files Brief on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Motives in Detaining Guantanamo Prisoner
On Thursday, Muslim Advocates filed an amicus brief urging a federal court to consider the Trump administration’s anti-Muslim animus when it rules on the case of Saifullah Paracha, a 73-year-old man detained in the U.S. Naval base at Guantánamo Bay. Mr. Paracha is the oldest person still imprisoned...
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Friday, February 05, 2021
Muslim Advocates Applauds New Bill Adding Reforms to Section 230
Today, Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms (SAFE TECH) Act . This bill will enact needed reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that allow social...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene Leans into Anti-Muslim Bigotry to Save Her Job
Today, Muslim Advocates responded to efforts to hijack the legitimate process of removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments by attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar—an effort led by several anti-Muslim members of Congress. In addition to suggesting that top Democrats be executed , Rep...
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Friday, January 29, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is a Danger to Muslim Members of Congress, Should Be Expelled
Today, Muslim Advocates called on the House of Representatives to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. This call comes days after a Facebook post from Greene came to light in which she suggested House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receive “a bullet to the head” and said right before the presidential election...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
NO BAN Act Coalition Says "Goodbye to the Muslim and African Ban"
Today, the NO BAN Act Coalition is celebrating the end of the Muslim and African Ban and calling on Congress to take the next step and prevent similar bans from being enacted again. The NO BAN Act Coalition is an alliance of national and local civil rights, faith and community groups who have been...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Biden Day One Immigration Bill Includes NO BAN Act
Today, President Joe Biden announced that he will send to Congress the U.S. Citizenship Act, which includes the NO BAN Act, a landmark Muslim civil rights bill that will prevent future presidents from enacting discriminatory bans like the Muslim Ban ever again. The NO BAN Act, introduced in the...
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Monday, January 18, 2021
Muslim Advocates Hails End of Muslim Ban on Wednesday
On Saturday, news broke that President-elect Joe Biden will sign an executive order rescinding the Muslim Ban on Wednesday, January 20. Last month, Muslim Advocates met with the Biden transition team and sent incoming Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice a letter and memo underscoring the...
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