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Stop Demanding White Christian CVE

As Americans it is vital everyone, particularly community leaders, interact with all community institutions, including law enforcement. However, act carefully and in the best interests of the weakest and most vulnerable in the community. No matter what any Muslim leader thinks, the job of federal law enforcement is not to be their 'friend'. While some communities may feel the FBI in their area is not as hostile to Muslims as they are in places like Southern California or New York, these suggestions are relevant to Muslim activists and leaders nationwide:
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No Justice No LeBron: A Last Thought

It is true. I asked you to sit out. The reason I went as far as to ask you to sit out is because every bit of empathetic work you have done makes you the archetype for this sort of leadership. Whether it be hoodies, t-shirts or 4th quarter comebacks, your energy commands allegiance. I believe that you could inspire many others whose bodies are bread & butter, to engage in this sort of non-violent action. Something clicked for the Mizzou football team that I believe can click for Black professional athletes. Mizzou channeled the same energy that created the legacy of Paul Robeson, who was so critical of the United States, that for a period of time he not only lost money, but his right to enter the very country he was born in.
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Letter to American Muslims from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

I came to Cuba to attend the 4th fourth International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases and to advocate for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. This call comes almost 14 years after the prison was opened, after Obama repeatedly stated his intention to close it, and while 107 prisoners still languish behind bars. The letter below is one I wrote in response to the absence of American Muslim voices in the movement to close Guantanamo Bay, while occupying a camp site close to the gates of the U.S. Naval Base that houses this notorious prison.