We learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. in school. We learned about the NAACP. If someone was trying to tell you what to do, you could say, “It’s a free country.”
Ayman Soliman is no stranger to oppression. He participated in student protests in Egypt. As he became more involved, he started writing and taking pictures to document what was happening on the ground as a freelance journalist. The Egyptian authorities grabbed him multiple times and threw him in jail. There, he was beaten and tortured for days at a time. Ayman feared for his safety.
You’ve raised these children. All along they’ve been your responsibility, but not everything they do is under your control. Now they’re adults, and you’re hopeful about all their potential.
You’ve always been strict about no weapons in the house. You want to shelter these kids from violence if at all possible. They’re not kids, you remind yourself, but still. It’s your house, your rules.
MLFA’s Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) has been successful at getting more than a dozen clients off the No Fly List. We’ve helped clients who were presumably on Watchlists to get the security clearance they need to work at the airport or for the government. We’ve ensured that clients can travel without excessive harassment at the airport.
You’re starting to put the pieces together. You have a growing family. You’re making progress on your Information Science degree. You’ve found a job that provides some balance, working as a baggage handler. You enjoy the manual labor. Since you work for the airlines, it’s easier and cheaper to travel. Things are coming together.
MLFA has been influential in changing laws that target Muslims in the United States. In this case, our attorneys from the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) were able to achieve a reduced sentence for Nima Yusuf. This set the precedent for other judges to determine more just and proportionate sentencing in similar cases.
Imad Wadi had his own business, importing and exporting cardamom from Texas to Colombia. He had an idea for a new business, to open up a halal slaughter service in South America with one of his close friends. Having done business in South America, they’d noticed that there was a demand for halal beef. They were developing a business plan but struggling to find investors.
Mohammad Khalil fought on the side of the United States against the Soviets in Afghanistan. He was granted asylum in 2000 and has been living here for more than twenty years. He’s been trying to get legal permanent residence for a very long time. His application has been continuously denied because of the Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) policies.
Protect your good deeds. IARA-USA was an Islamic charity that provided more than $25 million in disaster and war relief aid.
Alexander Smith was abandoned by his parents. As a child and a young man, he became very close to a Syrian family, who informally adopted him. He was moved by their kindness. As he learned more about their religion and culture, he also accepted Islam.