Civil Rights In Peril: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims

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Elaine C. Hagopian
Pluto Press, Jun 1, 2004 - History - 322 pages
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Muslims and Arab-Americans are increasingly under attack as a result of the US 'war on terror' - at home, as well as abroad. Since the tragic events of September 11, Arab and Muslim Americans have faced a major assault on their civil liberties. While targeting vulnerable groups and drawing on racist stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims, these measures threaten millions of people, including immigrants, activists, trade unionists, academics, writers, and anyone who the government wishes to define as a 'threat' to national security. The Patriot Act and new immigration laws primarily aimed at Muslims and Arabs have greatly expanded federal powers and eroded longstanding civil liberties. The US government has used its expanded powers to detain, deport, and try individuals, at times without access to lawyers or full disclosure of evidence and charges used against them. Civil Rights in Peril seeks to expose the impact of these new governmental powers on Muslims and Arabs, as well as other groups and individuals targeted as part of the Bush administration's 'war on terror', and to show how ordinary people can resist these attacks on our fundamental rights. This powerful anthology, edited by the well-known scholar and activist Elaine Hagopian, includes essays by Samih Farsoun, Naseer Aruri, Susan Akram, Nancy Murray, Robert Morlino and William Youmans.
  

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A strong anthology that unfortunately continues to be more relevant with each passing month. Perhaps it can be updated to include chapters on the foolishness of waiting for Obama to make everything right again. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Pre and PostSeptember 11 2001 Legislation
7
Arabs Muslims and the Post911
27
Sustaining and Reinforcing Demonization of Arabs and Muslims
69
The New Cold Warriors
105
The Convergence of US Domestic Shift to
131
American Global Reach and
161
Notes
239
Index
309
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Elaine C. Hagopian is Professor Emerita of Sociology, Simmons College, Boston.

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