Faiza Patel

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Faiza Patel


Faiza Patel is the Counsel, Liberty & National Security Project & Director of Planning of the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and Professor, New York University School of Law[1]

Implications of Designating Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Organization

In an article[2] for Just Security, Michael German and Faiza Patel, Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Former Senior Policy Officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons argue that designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization would have serious implications for mainstream innocuous people and organizations, further claiming that concerns about associations with the Muslim Brotherhood are "smear tactic[s] used against prominent Americans." Michael German wrote that the Muslim Brotherhood "disavowed violence decades ago" and is now a "religious organization, a political party, and a social service provider."

"According to experts on the Middle East, the Muslim Brotherhood is a religious organization, a political party, and a social service provider that has operated for decades in numerous Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African countries. Though it has engaged in political violence in the past, it disavowed violence decades ago in favor of political engagement. In 2011, it won elections in Egypt, forming a government that was fully recognized by the United States. Two previous administrations, one Republican and one Democratic, concluded the Muslim Brotherhood did not engage in terrorism and did not warrant designation as an FTO."

CAIR-CT 2018 dinner

Senator Richard Blumenthal will be speaking at CAIR-CT's annual banquet and fundraiser on Saturday (4/28). This is an especially important appearance given Wednesday's Supreme Court Hearing on President Trump's Muslim immigration ban. If you believe in the civil rights of American Muslims you must come to this dinner and support CAIR-CT.

Our annual dinner and fundraiser is going to begin in a few hours featuring Senator Richard Blumenthal, Faiza Patel and Imam Siraj Wahaj.[3]

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