Source: The New York Times

He didn’t like ‘Homeland.’ Now he’s advising it.

A sharply dressed lawyer represented his Muslim-American clients before a three-judge panel in New York recently, claiming that because federal authorities tried to coerce them into becoming informants, they had the right to receive monetary damages. The argument took place in a federal appeals court in Manhattan, before a gallery of a few dozen people. But a similar version of a lawyer and his community’s concerns are now starring on the small screen, in the sixth season of the thriller, “Homeland.” The lawyer Ramzi Kassem, a professor at the City University of New York School of Law, became the model for Reda Hashem, who runs a nonprofit legal clinic advocating for Muslim-American rights, together with the ex-intelligence officer Carrie Mathison played by the show’s star Claire Danes. Read more here.

 

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