Laila Al-Arian: Free Speech Under Attack for Muslim Americans

Laila Al-Arian: Free Speech Under Attack for Muslim Americans

Laila Al-Arian: Free Speech Under Attack for Muslim Americans

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.


Sami Al-Arian, a professor at the University of South Florida, and an activist on behalf of Palestinian human rights, was arrested over 9 years ago on terrorism charges. His daughter, journalist Laila Al-Arian, tells The Nation how the FBI built a case against her father that was based on intimidation, coercion and pervasive fear. She wrote about the case and the FBI’s infilitratration of Muslim communities in The Nation‘s special issue on Islamophobia. Be sure to also watch Moustafa Bayoumi’s video explaining how Muslims’ everyday life is being criminalized.

—Max Rivlin-Nadler

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