Building Our Community/Strengthening Our Coalition

  • Meet Maha Hilal: She’s fighting for your freedom: An interview with the new executive director of NCPCF

    Source: Muslim Girl. “The NCPCF was the only organization that was providing active support for impacted families, which I found to be extremely important given the stigma, isolation and marginalization that many in the Muslim community have experienced under the guise of ‘terrorism.’ I began volunteering toward the end of last year and became more invested in the organization, subsequently assuming the role of Deputy Executive Director — and in October of this year, Executive Director!”

  • Message from the New Executive Director

    Dear NCPCF Friends, Members, and Supporters, It is with great pleasure that I write to you as the new Executive Director!  I am honored to have the opportunity to build on the legacy of this organization in fighting for civil liberties and I look forward to the growth of the […]

  • 1600 miles away from home

    Source: Friends of Human Rights. 1600 Miles Away From Home. Last week, Ziyad Yaghi was moved to a high security prison in Florence, Colorado, which is more than 1600 miles from his mother, Laila, and his home in Raleigh, NC. Laila writes, “I sit on the couch motionless, staring into space as if space will bring back my son for me! I am also in prison. I am shackled spiritually.”

  • National Coalition for the Protection of Civil Freedoms Co-Sponsors #IStandWithAhmed Teach-In and Solidarity Action

    National Coalition for the Protection of Civil Freedoms Co-Sponsors #IStandWithAhmed Teach-In and Solidarity Action. -Washington DC-The National Coalition for the Protection of Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) is co-sponsoring an #IStandWithAhmed Teach-in and solidarity with the Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum. The action will be held to raise awareness of the case of Ahmed Mohammed, a Texas teenager who was reported to the local police by his teacher in Irving Texas after building a clock that was thought to be a bomb and which resulted in his arrest. Though Ahmed has since been released, this event is being held to raise awareness of the culture of Islamophobia and anti-Blackness that has been cultivated by the government and society alike.


    NCPCF FIFTH ANNUAL FAMILIES CONFERENCE DONATION APPEAL. NCPCF is seeking the help of 100 individuals, who are willing to donate $100 each to 25 traumatized family members of targeted individuals, so NCPCF can fly them to the families conference to receive counseling, spiritual healing, and social support. Goal: 100 Donations for 25 Families by September 2nd.

  • Muslim groups and civil rights activists seek more transparency in US counterterrorism efforts

    Source: Associated Press. Muslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation are calling for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama’s administration that’s aimed at countering homegrown terrorism. The organizers are speaking out Thursday through coordinated efforts in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, the three cities where the Countering Violent Extremism program is being piloted. Among their primary concerns is that federal agencies continue to host invitation-only discussions about the program, referred to as CVE, to the exclusion of dissenting groups.

  • “The FBI is responsible for more terrorist plots than any other organization.”

    “The FBI is responsible for more terrorist plots than any other organization.” Trevor Aaronson-Speaking at the First United Church of Tampa on July 5, Trevor Aaronson described how the FBI manufactures terror plots through the use of paid informants. He noted that during COINTELPRO, the FBI employed 1500 informants; today, there are 15,000. These informants are usually criminals, or having difficulty financially. When the FBI offers money, or offers to expunge their criminal records, they are easily convinced to take the job. Informants are also highly paid, often as much as $100,000 per case.

  • Iowa woman organizes love-In following anti-Muslim hate crime

    Source: Huffington Post. Responding to a reported hate crime against a Muslim man in her community, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident Lori Carlson decided to extend a message of love. Carlson and her friends organized a love-in that drew about 100 people Tuesday evening after reports that a home owned by Tigani Mohamoud, who moved to the U.S. from Sudan in 2007, had been vandalized. Mohamoud told police on June 24 that his Cedar Rapids home had been painted with anti-Muslim graffiti, including a message reading, “You will be killed here.”

  • Torture experts join appeal of Rasmea Odeh’s unjust conviction

    Source: Center for Constitutional Rights. Internationally recognized experts on the effects of torture are weighing in on the appeal of prominent Palestinian American activist Rasmea Odeh, who is challenging her unjust November 2014 conviction on an immigration charge. Odeh, who was tortured and raped in an Israeli prison, was denied the right to present a meaningful defense in her Detroit trial last year. On June 19th, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, REDRESS, and the World Organization Against Torture, arguing that Odeh’s trial judge, Gershwin Drain, erred when he did not allow mention of the torture or expert testimony on its effects.

  • Targeting Muslims: State Violence in the War on Terror

    “Targeting Muslims: State Violence in the War on Terror” June 28th @ 6:30 P.M. Impact Hub DC, 419 7th Street, NW 20004   Join the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms for our upcoming Ramadan iftar fundraiser featuring an exclusive showing of the documentary (T)error. The dinner will also feature […]