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MLFA Condemns the Unsecured Handling of the No Fly and Selectee Watchlist

We at MLFA are aware of the recent access and circulation of the No Fly and “Selectee” lists the government provides to airlines and other agencies. We are also aware that this occurred because a small airline had an unsecured server, which the accessing individual was able to navigate to obtain the lists.

Ours is Not a Caravan of Despair

I stand before you today – and bear witness to the cries of our sisters being locked up in solitary confinement, drugged for 23 of the 24 hours in a day; being pulled apart from her 2 year old son;

I bear witness to our brothers being chained, and beaten in custody and held without any charge; learning about their passing of their mothers behind bars and not being able to be with them.

Sit Down in This Circle

I was feeling fragile in a new town, longing for community. There was an evening program at a masjid nearby, somewhere I’d never been before. I marveled at the designs and the calm warmth of the space.

We Deserve Better

According to a 2021 UC Berkeley survey, “most Muslims engage in self-censorship out of fear of how people might respond or react to them”.

Have we reached a world in which we police our own thoughts? Isn’t that the opposite of what living in a free country is all about?

MLFA Thought Leadership

MLFA provides legal education and promotes thought leadership, strengthening Muslim community organizations.

On Friday, November 4, 2022, The Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is offering a Law and Policy Symposium entitled “Perspectives on Muslim Philanthropy: A Look at Waqf in Building a Strong and More Resilient Community in a Pluralistic Society”.

Standing in Front of the Water with No Options

“Moses said, ‘No, my Lord is with me: He will guide me,’ and We revealed to Moses: ‘Strike the sea with your staff.’ It parted – each side like a mighty mountain-”

(Quran 26 : 62-63)

Christina A. Jump Selected as Super Lawyer

MLFA’s Christina A. Jump Selected as a Super Lawyer

Congratulations to our own Civil Litigation Department Head, Christina A. Jump, who was recently honored as a Super Lawyer in the state of Texas by Super Lawyers magazine on October 5, 2022!

Muslim Legal Fund of America and Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America Merger Announced

Richardson, TX – October 11th, 2022: The Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) and the Constitutional Legal Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) announced their merger today, positioning the newly combined organizations to better defend, protect, educate and serve American Muslims and Muslim organizations against discrimination, unfair targeting and all the legal and social issues that fall under the guise of national security.

Presumption of Innocence

I have a general policy of avoiding disclaimers in my writing. So maybe we’ll call this a clarification. I’m not your best source of information on the Adnan Syed case. MLFA has not worked on the Adnan Syed case; our work is on national security issues in federal courts, not on first-degree murder trials.