Muslim Profiling

CCR fights tirelessly to obtain justice for those who have fallen victim to domestic government abuses perpetuated in the name of the so-called “war on terror.” Our challenges to discriminatory profiling, torture, and illegal detentions of Muslims in the U.S. began in the days immediately after the tragic 9/11 attacks when Muslim, South Asian, and Arab (MASA) men were rounded up and detained and continues to this day with our opposition to Trump’s Muslim ban. Our efforts also include litigation opposing: experimental prison units that segregate Muslims, surveillance of Muslim communities, and attempts to coerce Muslims into spying on their communities. Some of our most fundamental rights — the right to habeas corpus, the right to due process, the right to a fair trial, the right to equal protection — rights that separate a democracy from a police state – are being systematically eroded in Muslim communities. The Center is committed to amplifying the voices of our clients, Muslim activists, and their communities through litigation and advocacy. Together, we are working to challenge the prejudice and fear-mongering that has increasingly been used after 9/11 to deny Muslim individuals and communities constitutional protection from government overreach and law enforcement abuse.