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Title: Muslim Civil Society in the US: Overcoming Islamophobia through Charity, Advocacy and Education


1
Muslim Civil Society in the US Overcoming
Islamophobia through Charity, Advocacy and
Education
2
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

3
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.

4
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

5
The Response
  • Charities continue to provide aid
  • Life for Relief and Development
  • Islamic Relief USA
  • Zakat Foundation of America
  • Many others

6
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 Kings
    Radical Islam congressional hearings
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