Imam Injured by Border Police Wins Settlement DALLAS – May 3, 2016 – Attorneys for Imam Amr Elsamny, of Peoria, Ill., secured a financial settlement and apology from U.S. Customs and Border Protection over a border detention incident during which Elsamny suffered injuries that were treated at a hospital. According
MLFA Joins Rights Groups in Opposition to FBI’s Anti-Muslim Website DALLAS – April 7, 2016 – Muslim Legal Fund of America joined more than a dozen national civil rights organizations in an April 5 letter to FBI Director James Comey in which the signatories request that the agency take down
USCMO’s Washington Declaration WASHINGTON -- February 6, 2016 -- During the first three days of February, 2016, U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) held the first International Conference of Muslim Councils in the West, which brought Muslim leaders from around the world together to exchange experience and discuss common issues of concern to
Attorneys Challenge Unconstitutional Conviction of Ziyad Yaghi DALLAS -- February 2, 2016 -- Last month, attorneys with Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, a nonprofit law center funded through a generous grant from Muslim Legal Fund of America, filed a Memorandum of Law in support of Ziyad Yaghi’s petition
Duka Brothers Get Another Day in Court DALLAS – January 19, 2016 – Earlier this month, attorneys funded by Muslim Legal Fund of America represented Eljvir, Shain and Dritan Duka (pictured above) in an rare evidentiary hearing before Federal Judge Robert Kugler at the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.
New York Attorney General Supports Muslim Community’s Constitutional Rights DALLAS – December 17, 2015 – On December 9, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter to Muslim Legal Fund of America Executive Director Khalil Meek to express support for the civil rights of Muslims in New York.
MLFA Opposes Ineffective Legislation that has Potential Anti-Muslim Consequences MLFA Joins National Organizations in Letter to Congressional Leaders to Express Concerns about Ineffective Legislation that Unfairly Targets Muslims in America DALLAS – Dec. 9, 2015 – On December 4, a coalition of national civil liberty and community organizations sent a
Motion to Dismiss All Charges against Harcevic Filed DALLAS – Oct. 27, 2015 – Attorneys for Armin Harcevic filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri asking the court to dismiss all charges against their client due to insufficiencies in the indictment (USA vs.
ADC Presents Justice Award to MLFA DALLAS – Sept. 21, 2015 – Muslim Legal Fund of America is honored to have received the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Michigan’s 2015 Justice Award during its 13th Annual Judges Night in Dearborn, Mich., on Thursday, September 17, 2015. ADC established Judges Night as
Former Muslim Charity Leader Keeps Citizenship, Trial Pending DALLAS – Sept. 14, 2015 – Supporters of Enaam Arnaout, the former head of Benevolence International Foundation and naturalized U.S. citizen, are applauding the court’s denial of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago’s request to revoke Arnaout’s citizenship without trial (Case No.