Speaker: Dr. Maha Hilal
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Islamophobia is on the rise! In response to recent attacks in Paris, San Bernadino and Brussels, Muslims are being targeted and demonized at home and abroad. In the U.S., Republican presidential candidates want to restrict the entry of Muslims, increase security and surveillance where Muslims reside, and authorize torture. Abroad, the U.S. has waged an unrelenting war against Muslims, through bombings, occupation and the use of killer drones, as well as the unjust detention of Muslim men at Guantanamo.
Dr. Maha Hilal is the Executive Director of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, an organization dedicated to addressing civil and human rights abuses related to preemptive prosecutions and thoughts crimes in the War on Terror. She is also an Islamophobia consultant for the Team Baluchi Defense Team of the Office of the Chief of Defense, where she supports research on disparities in the legal system that Muslims face. She is presently an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University. Maha earned her doctorate last May from the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked at a number of human rights organizations, including the Center for Victims of Torture and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Last November she was part of a Witness Against Torture delegation to Guantanamo to call for the closing of the detention center. See the following excellent article about Guantanamo that Maha recently wrote:
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