Building Our Community/Strengthening Our Coalition

  • Islamophobia and The War on Terror

     
  • Sixth Annual Ramadan Gifts Appeal

    NCPCF is seeking the generosity of 197 individuals, who are willing to donate $108 each to 197 of these victims, so NCPCF can send each $100 to their prison commissary accounts before the coming holy month of Ramadan.   “…I saw the money in my account from an unknown source. […]

     
  • Issue No 522 – April 18, 2017

    – SIXTH ANNUAL RAMADAN GIFTS APPEAL NCPCF is seeking the generosity of 197 individuals, who are willing to donate $108 each to 197 of these victims, so NCPCF can send each $100 to their prison commissary accounts before the coming holy month of Ramadan. “…I saw the money in my […]

     
  • SIXTH ANNUAL RAMADAN GIFTS APPEAL

    SIXTH ANNUAL RAMADAN GIFTS APPEAL. The Federal Bureau of Prisons allows for special purchase of Ramadan items (such as dates) during this holy month. Our goal in this sixth year of the Ramadan Gift Program is to send $100 to the prison commissary accounts of 197 of these victims before the coming holy month of Ramadan. NCPCF is seeking 197 generous people who are willing to donate $108 each (the extra $8 will go towards expenses such the purchase of money orders, processing fees, etc.).

    We hope that you will show generosity to people who are suffering because of governmental abuse of power and prosecutorial overreach. Please consider making a generous donation today.

     
  • What the Ramadan Gift Program meant to me

    Dear Friends and Supporters, Today marks the first day of our Ramadan gift campaign as we remember the Muslim prisoners who are far from their loved ones during Ramadan. One of those prisoners was Ismail Royer, who  was recently released after 14 years of harsh incarceration.  In the letter below, […]

     
  • Lynne Stewart – A Tribute

    Lynne Stewart – A Tribute. Lynne Stewart, “the people’s lawyer”, died on March 7, 2017 from cancer. The title of “the people’s lawyer”, is quietly given to the lawyer who represents the interests of the poor, the marginalized, and the revolutionaries. Lynne paid a high personal price for her advocacy which refused to concede an inch to the wealthy and powerful, but she earned the respect, and admiration of young lawyers and activists who emulated her as a model in the struggle for freedom.

     
  • Hatem Fariz, NCPCF Development Director – My Time in “Gitmo North”

    In 2003, I was falsely charged on allegations that I had ties to Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was subsequently arrested. These charges were leveraged against me because of my identity as Muslim and Palestinian; an identity that has become increasingly criminalized in the War on Terror. After pleading guilty to lesser charges, I was sentenced to 3 years in prison, but not just any prison-a communications management unit. Nicknamed, “Gitmo North,” and “Little Gitmo,” this prison, one of two in the country, houses prisoners under extremely harsh and restrictive conditions, including no contact visits and little phone call access.

     
  • Resist the #MuslimBan and Fight Back Against Islamophobia

    Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters, The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms has been working to protect Muslim human and civil rights for over six years. As we enter into ever more precarious times, it is important that we sustain and build momentum to fight back against the virulent Islamophobia that has become ever more problematic in the United States. That’s why we decided to run a crowdsourcing campaign on LaunchGood.

     
  • NCPCF Statement on Trump’s Executive Order Instating Immigrant and Muslim Ban

    Washington, D.C. The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms is outraged by the news that President Trump will be signing an Executive Order that will not only ban Muslim immigrants from six Muslim majority countries, but which will also cede refugee intake into the United States for at least 120 days. The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms believes that rather than implementing policies to protect the United States, that these measures are instead designed to fundamentally target Muslims and others racialized as Muslims.

     
  • Will You Help Me Tell My Father’s Story?

    My name is Nida Abubaker and in 2008, my father Shukri Abubaker was convicted on material support for terrorism charges and was sentenced to 65 years in prison. Despite the U.S. government’s claim that my father’s charity, the Holy Land Foundation, was supporting Hamas, his only real crime was supporting Palestinian widows and children, a population that has been criminalized and increasingly so under the War on Terror. The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms has supported my family throughout the years through the organizing of their families’ conferences and the provision of platforms through which we can share our stories.