Real Talk about the “War on Terror”: Islamophobia, Preemptive Prosecution and the Attack on Dissent



Real Talk about the “War on Terror”:
Islamophobia, Preemptive Prosecution, and the Attack on Dissent

On the 10th anniversary of the unjust targeting of two Atlanta Muslim youth, Shifa Sadequee and Haris Ahmed, this event will shine light on post-9/11 human rights abuses affecting Muslims, Black communities, and immigrant communities of color from the perspective of family members, community leaders, and advocates

Speakers will draw connections between surveillance, entrapment, and prosecution of members of Black liberation movements to Muslim Americans post-9/11, from COINTELPRO to the “War on Terror.” Speakers will also shed light on how these tactics attempt to disrupt and terrorize communities, inhibiting community members from collectively organizing for justice in support of marginalized members of our communities, and discuss possible strategies for collective transformative community building. 

The event will highlight Shifa Sadequee’s story which was documented in a recent HBO film, questioning the unethical practices of FBI’s targeting of Muslims. The family is organizing to demand his release and seek community support. Haris Ahmed is scheduled to be released next year and his father will be sharing their stories of struggle from his upcoming book.


Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Masjid Al-Mu’minun
1127 Hank Aaron Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

For up to date information, join the event on Facebook


Sonali Sadequee, sister of Shifa Sadequee

Syed R. Ahmed, father of Haris Ahmed

Imam Furqan A. Muhammad, Imam at Masjid al-Muminun

Karima Al-Amin, attorney and the wife of Imam Jamil Al-Amin

Stephanie Guilloud, Co-Director, Project South


MODERATOR: Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South

Hosted by Project South and Justice For Shifa


 Advancing Justice-ATLANTA

Community Masjid of Atlanta–West End

Council on American-Islamic Relations-GEORGIA

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Jewish Voice for Peace-ATLANTA

Inner-City Muslim Action Network-ATLANTA

Islamic Center of West Georgia

Masjid Al-Mu’minun

National Lawyers Guild-GEORGIA

Roswell Community Masjid

West Cobb Islamic Center

More info:

Azadeh N. Shahshahani

Legal & Advocacy Director

Project South



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