Michael Berry has used his radio show to demonize Muslims, refer to Black people "animals," and ridicule victims of gun violence. In reference to a proposed Muslim community center in Manhattan, he once said "I hope somebody blows it up."
Even in one of the most bigoted and corrupt administrations in recent history, one person manages to stand out: Steve Bannon, the chief strategist at the White House, who as the former editor of Brietbart—the anti-Muslim White Nationalist "news" company—used his platforms to spread vitriolic anti-Muslim hate and conspiracy theories on a daily basis.
CAIR's lawsuit against Trump's executive order was filed on behalf of 25 Muslims in the U.S. whose basic rights as citizens and residents are under attack. We know that there are many thousands more who are having their lives needlessly disrupted because of this executive action, which we're calling a modern-day "Muslim exclusion order."
Imam Jamil, 73, has suffered imprisonment for over 16 years–12 years in solitary confinement (for no reason). Seven of those years were in "Supermax" Federal Prison in Florence, Colorado, where he had no human contact, no fresh air, nor sunlight. Now that Imam Jamil has been diagnosed with an incurable cancer and the prison has proven unable to provide medical care, please release him to Medical Parole, also known as Medical Furlough and Humanitarian Parole.
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