Saturday, November 15, 2014

Profiling of Arab and Muslim Communities Post-9/11

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing entitled Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim Communities Post-9/11 includes the following important findings:

--    While the United States government has taken important steps to work with the American Muslim community, many American Muslims still feel their civil rights are violated through stereotyping, profiling and other forms of discrimination and are r eluctant to report civil rights and labor violations.

--     Ethnic, religious and racial profiling has led to the wide-spread singling out of Arabs and American Muslims by Customs and Border Patrol, the Transportation Safety Administration and the Federal Burea u of Investigation.

--     In the last ten years, the Muslim community has seen a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment, anti - Muslim discrimination and policies that unfairly impact American Muslims. One example is the oftentimes secret placement of Muslim Americans on government watch lists.

Click the link above for further findings and details.


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