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Islamophobia: Manufacturing the “Muslim Menace”

When: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Grace Church (Newton Corner) • 76 Eldredge Street, Newton Corner • Newton

This program will explore the efforts of the Federal government to isolate, harass, and intimidate American Muslims in the name of "Homeland Security". Entrapment and dramatic media-assisted raids have allowed the government to present a picture of the American Muslim community as a breeding ground for dangerous terrorists. Subsequent, often questionable, prosecutions have led to some convictions, some charges being dismissed and some accused accepted guilty pleas to dramatically reduced charges under the threat of long prison sentences. The unsuccessful prosecutions have had much less media attention.

  • Thomas Cincotta director of Political Research Associates' nationwide investigation of regional counterintelligence strategies and member of the Board of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Nancy Murray of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.
  • Laila Murad, a Muslim Arab-American organizer who will address the case of Tarek Mehanna, a young Arab-American who is being held without bail based upon the government's assertion that he lied to investigators about his involvement in material support for terrorism. His side of the story, which she will present, has received virtually no coverage in the press.

* NOTE: This meeting is being held at a NEW LOCATION for us: GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH - one block from the Eliot Church of Newton

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Sponsored by: Newton Dialogues on Peace and War
P.O. Box 610395, Newton, MA02461


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