[act-ma] FW: SUNDAY JUNE 26 - Federal Government Oppression of Muslims - at GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Newton Corner
marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Thu Jun 9 17:53:45 PDT 2011
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Manufacturing the “Muslim Menace”
SUNDAY, JUNE 26 at 7:30pm
Grace Episcopal Church*
76 Eldredge Street, Newton Corner
This program will explore the efforts of the Federal government to isolate, harass, and intimidate American Muslims in the name of ʺHomeland Securityʺ. 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 Associatesʹ 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 pharmacist from Sudbury, MA accused of being part of a conspiracy “to kill Americans in shopping malls”.
* NOTE: This meeting is being held at a NEW LOCATION for us: GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sponsored by: Newton Dialogues on Peace and War
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P.O. Box 610395, Newton, MA 02461
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