We interview Prof. Khaled Beydoun and Dr. Maha Hillal of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)to discuss the history and present reality of Islamophobia.
From the Archives: Prof. Arun Kundnani and Raza Nadim on CVE and Prevent and the domestic war on terror.
Plus music from Jasiri X, Digital Martyrs and Odessa Kane
Khaled A. Beydoun joined the Barry University School of Law as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the legal construction of Arab and Muslim American identity, and discrimination, profiling and policing targeting both groups. Before joining Barry Law, Professor Beydoun taught at the UCLA School of Law, and practiced in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and international law.
Professor Beydoun’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of race, religion and national security, with an acute emphasis on Criminal and Immigration law. His pioneering scholarship on Arab and Muslim-American identity has facilitated greater understanding of these two populations. In addition to his legal scholarship, Professor Beydoun is a regular commentator for Al-Jazeera English, and has provided insight for the Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, Fox News, the BBC and other media outlets. He also served as consultant for the US Census Bureau and the African American Policy Forum.
Dr. Maha Hillal is the Executive Director at National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms(NCPCF). Established in October 2010, the NCPCF is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization and is a coalition of national and local organizations as well as prominent individuals, whose mission is: To educate the public about the erosion of civil and political freedoms in the society, and the abuses of prisoners within the U.S. criminal justice system especially after 9/11, and to advocate for the preservation of those freedoms and to defend those rights according to the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its related UN Conventions, and the Geneva Conventions.