Muslim Advocates Archive

Muslim Advocates Responds to Rise in Annual Hate Crimes Data, Despite Rampant Underreporting

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Madihha Ahussain, Special Counsel for Anti-Muslim Bigotry for Muslim Advocates, regarding the 17% spike in hate crimes in 2017, as reported by the FBI: For the third year in a row, the FBI’s annual data shows an increase in reported hate crimes throughout America, including still

Muslim Advocates Calls Proposed Addition of “Citizenship” Question to 2020 Census “Illegal and Irresponsible”

Washington, DC – Today, Muslim Advocates filed an official comment to the U.S. Department of Commerce opposing the agency’s efforts to add a question about citizenship status to the decennial census in 2020.  The census has not included any questions about citizenship since 1950, and a bipartisan coalition of former census directors, members of Congress,

Muslim Advocates Mourns the Violent and Tragic Police Shooting of Stephon Clark

Washington, DC – Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, released the following statement in response to the recent autopsy report on Stephon Clark, a father of two and an African-American Muslim who was shot repeatedly by police without cause while in his family’s backyard: “An unarmed father of two young children was shot eight

Muslim Advocates: Trump Incapable of Governing a Strong and Diverse Nation

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslims Advocates, in response to President Donald Trump’s continued hostility toward immigrants, people of color, Muslims and many other American communities: “President Trump is clearly incapable of governing a country as diverse and strong as the United States. America is not