The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) requests that all organizations concerned with justice and human rights, especially faith-based organizations (including American Muslim Organizations) to go on record as requesting the repatriation of Aafia by sending statements to the U.S. and Pakistani governments calling for her repatriation.
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NCPCF Sponsored Event: Pre-emptive Prosecution, Islamaphobia and The US Constitution – Decorah , IA – March 12, 2013 @ 7: 00 PM.
Mel Underbakke, Ph.D., Educator & Activist – Bob Rosholt, Ph.D., Political Scientist, Ret. – Todd Green, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. of Religion, Luther College
NCPCF Demands the Repatriation of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan; Press Conference on Friday, March 8 at 9 AM; followed by Public Rally at 3 PM in front of the Pakistani Embassy
The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms declares its support for the repatriation of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to her homeland of Pakistan, and urgently requests the governments of both the United States and Pakistan to begin negotiations for her repatriation as soon as possible. On March 8, 2013–International Women’s Day–NCPCF stands with many other organizations and individuals to protest the unjust incarceration of Dr. Siddiqui in Carswell, Texas, and to insist that her persecution end. Press Conference: Friday, March 8 at 9 AM and Rally at 3 PM.
NCPCF Press Release: A Clear Victory for the First Amendment and a Proud Day for America on Religious Freedom
The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms applauds the important victory won for the First Amendment on January 11 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of prisoners’ religious rights in the Terre Haute, Indiana “Muslim prison.” A federal district judge ruled that the Bureau of Prisons unlawfully restricted group prayer for Muslims at the Communication Management Unit (CMU), a medium-security unit of the federal prison.
The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) strongly protests the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of the “Holy Land Five” defendants, Elashi et al. v. United States, that involves challenges to the Sixth Amendment right of the people to face witnesses in courts of law. Attorneys for the five defendants are evaluating all remaining options and will soon announce a decision on how they will proceed.
NCPCF Sponsored Event featuring Glenn Greenwald
Detroit, MI – Thursday, October 4, 2012
San Francisco Bay, CA – Friday, October 5, 2012
Dallas, TX – Saturday, October 6, 2012
New Brunswick, NJ – Sunday, October 7, 2012
Ticket: $10 – Reserve your tickets early @ www.mlfa.org/tickets
National Coalition Decries Wisconsin Shooting As Symptomatic of Hate-Filled Xenophobia; Calls for Government Action
NCPCF Executive Director Steve Downs has called on President Obama and congressional leaders to immediately seize the opportunity to address these concerns and start the healing process not only through leading the national conversation towards our common values, but also by isolating the agents of hate, intolerance, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.
A Wake-Up Call for Civil Liberties – Greensboro, NC – 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
Speakers: Dr. Mel Underbakke – George Friday – Prof. Eric Fink – Laila Yaghi