The Crescent Report

May 19, 2010

MAS Freedom Joins ACLU and MALDEF in Lawsuit Challenging Arizona’s Racial Profiling Law

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 8:36 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MASNET) May 18, 2010 – The Muslim American Society Freedom (MASF) joined the ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) along with other plaintiffs in filing a lawsuit in the US District Court of Arizona challenging Arizona’s new law requiring police to demand “papers” from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the US.  MASF is a civic and civil rights advocacy division of the Muslim American Society, America’s largest Muslim grassroot organization.

“Although we are the only Muslim organization to file as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, we feel that the need to challenge legalized racial profiling is a moral and civic imperative stated Mahdi Bray, Executive Director of MAS Freedom. “Clearly Arizona’s SB-1070 is unconstitutional and opens the doors for racist practices in addressing immigration issues.”  Bray further stated, “With the legal assistance of the Partnership for Civil Justice, a Washington DC law firm who specializes in civil rights protection, MAS Freedom is launching a nationwide “No More Arizona Campaign”.  The campaign through town hall meetings and education material assists citizens and immigrants in challenging discriminatory immigration practices.”

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the post. I found it informative and interesting and look forward to more posts in the future.

    Comment by DUI Lawyer Arizona — May 19, 2010 @ 2:36 pm


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