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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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
2019 FBI Data Undercounts Hate Crimes
On Monday, the FBI released its annual report on hate crime statistics for 2019 . The following is a statement from Muslim Advocates Public Advocacy Director Scott Simpson: “The FBI’s hate crime data for 2019 shows that far too many families and communities were targeted by hate last year...
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Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Count Every Ballot, Ignore Trump’s Attempts to Undermine Election
Early Wednesday morning, while votes continue to be counted, President Trump falsely claimed that the election was being stolen from him and called on the Supreme Court to intervene and potentially halt the counting of ballots. Also this morning, the president tweeted that counting ballots amounted...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Barrett Confirmation Threatens Rights of Muslims
Tonight, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Muslim Advocates is part of the Our Court coalition, which has been working to oppose this effort to force through a Supreme Court nomination days before the election. The following is a statement from Muslim...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
New Report Exposes Facebook as "the World’s Engine for Anti-Muslim Violence"
Today, Muslim Advocates and the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism released Complicit: The Human Cost of Facebook’s Disregard for Muslim Life . This new, groundbreaking report documents Facebook’s instrumental role in anti-Muslim violence and threats in nine nations around the world, its...
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Thursday, October 01, 2020
Muslim Advocates Denounces Trump’s Racist Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Refugees
At a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday night, President Trump repeatedly attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar , causing the crowd to burst into a chant of “lock her up.” Trump also demonized Muslim refugees in his speech, warning of a “historic flood of refugees” and a “700 percent increase in...
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Friday, September 25, 2020
Muslim Advocates: Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Threatens Democracy
Today, several media outlets confirmed that President Trump is planning to name Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Also today, Muslim Advocates sent supporters a fact sheet explaining what American Muslims and everyone who cares about...
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Friday, September 11, 2020
ICE Fails to Respond to Reports of Miami Detention Facility Feeding Pork to Muslims
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) never directly responded to a letter demanding that the agency immediately stop forcing Muslims detained at a Miami detention center to choose between eating pork or rotten halal meat. Since sending the letter last month, Muslim Advocates helped...
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Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Muslim Advocates to Joy Reid: Apologize On Air Tonight for Anti-Muslim Comments
On Monday evening, MSNBC host Joy Reid spread the anti-Muslim smear comparing how “Muslims act” to how President Trump is encouraging white nationalist violence in the wake of nationwide protests against anti-Black police brutality. During her show, Reid said, “the leaders, let’s say in the Muslim...
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Phoenix Police Attempt to Cover Up and Distract from the Killing and Mocking of Muhammad Muhaymin Jr.
Today, Muslim Advocates responded to the Phoenix Police Department’s attempt to sidestep responsibility for the homicide of Muhammad Muhaymin Jr. On Thursday, the department responded to newly released body camera footage of an officer mocking Muhaymin’s faith during his death throes by attempting...
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