Islamophobia, the NDAA, and the Attack on Civil Liberties with Lamis Deek
Over the last decade of the so-called “War on Terror,” the Bush and Obama Administrations have used Islamophobia to run roughshod over our civil rights and civil liberties, especially those of Arabs and Muslims. Obama capped this assault that began with the Patriot Act by signing the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the government the right to indefinitely detain without a trial American citizens charged with terrorism. This panel will expose and analyze this bipartisan assault on our civil liberties and their devastating impact on Arabs and Muslims.
Lamis Jamal Deek is a Palestinian Attorney, Human Rights Advocate and Community Organizer with a private practice in NYC. Her practice and organizing work relates to domestic and international issues concerning the Arab and the Muslim Communities. Lamis Deek's legal practice handles cases related to the defense of the basic constitutional rights and civil liberties of Arab & Muslim Community Members in the renewed anti-Muslim and anti-Arab atmosphere.
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