|Dear Friends, Members, and Supporters,
Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim majority countries which includes Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days. Additionally, the Executive Order puts a halt to refugee entry into the United States for the next 120 days, with Syrian refugee acceptance being suspended indefinitely.
While we were prepared to challenge what we anticipated would come down the pipeline under a Trump administration, the recent flurry of racist, xenophobic, and Islamophobia Executive Orders that he has signed, makes it clear that we need to fight back harder than we ever have before.
The ramifications of policies under the guise of national security serve to further malign Muslims, which makes it easier to continue to promote policies that selectively target this community. Thus, we know that the road ahead is long for advocacy and litigation on the core issues that the National Coalition works on, including but not limited to preemptive prosecutions and material support for terrorism.
We have much work to do in the coming days, weeks, and years and I hope we can count on your support to challenge the presence of these unjust laws and policies. Thus, I hope you will consider donating $5, $10, $50 or more to help the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms continue its work. Together, we can stand up and fight back.
Thank you for being a champion of justice.
Dr. Maha Hilal
NCPCF Executive Director