Post-9/11 Targeting of Muslims: Naming the Victims, Naming the Repression – May 17th
Jackson will discuss the tactics used in preemptive prosecution, through examples of several cases already prosecuted in the federal courts; SAMs and solitary confinement; and identify the effects of isolation, excessive sentences, and CMUs on prisoners and their families. Hundreds of innocent Muslims have been targeted, prosecuted, and convicted in the hysteria and fear following 9/11, using the FBI and Justice Department’s new paradigm of preemptive prosecution––prosecuting someone on suspicion alone, before a crime has been committed. This paradigm has turned the reasonable necessity of preventing terrorism into a governmental dragnet aimed primarily at Muslims, based on the false assumption that since the9/11 terrorists were Muslims, all Muslims are prone to terrorism.
WHO : Lynne Jackson, co-founder of Project SALAM (Support and Legal Advocacy forMuslims).
WHEN: 7pm, Thursday, May 17th
WHERE: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square (2649 N Francisco)
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.projectsalam.org/events/05-12-13-12.html