Presentation on theme: "Muslim Civil Society in the US: Overcoming Islamophobia through Charity, Advocacy and Education."— Presentation transcript:
Muslim Civil Society in the US: Overcoming Islamophobia through Charity, Advocacy and Education
U.S. Muslim Charities and the War on Terror: A Decade in Review Update to the 2006 OMB Watch Report, Muslim Charities and the War on Terror. It examines: The Muslim charities shut down under executive order and the litigation surrounding the cases Excessive government scrutiny and surveillance of American Muslims Response from civil society organizations
The Problem Shut-Down Charities –Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation –Benevolence International Foundation –Global Relief Foundation –Goodwill Charitable Organization Inc. –Holy Land Foundation –Islamic American Relief Agency –KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development Inc.
The Problem Government investigations –Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) –Kinder USA –Life for Relief and Development Surveillance of Muslim Communities –FBI Infiltration of Mosques –NYPD Surveillance of Community Groups
The Response Charities continue to provide aid –Life for Relief and Development –Islamic Relief USA –Zakat Foundation of America –Many others…
The Response Accreditation Programs and Due Diligence –Muslim Advocates Dialogue and Education Initiatives –Muslim Public Affairs Council/ISNA building bridges with law enforcement –Dispelling stereotypes during Peter King’s “Radical Islam” congressional hearings