CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE PATRIOT ACT - article collection - updated 7/9/10


compiled by Sheila Musaji

UPDATE 7/9/10

Today CAIR issued a Advisory: U.S. Muslim Travelers Warned of ‘Forced Exile’ —whether citizens, permanent residents or visa holders—warning of the risk of “forced exile” when traveling overseas or attempting to return to the United States. Muslim travelers are urged to know their legal rights if they are placed on the so-called “no-fly list.”

UPDATE 6/22/10

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Terrorism Law that Criminalizes Peaceful, Nonviolent Speech

Joshua Holland has written an excellent explanation of how this law can effect individuals working for peace and justice,_i_show_how_easy_it_is_for_peaceful_people_to_violate_the_patriot_act_and_face_15_years_in_jail/?page=entire  He notes “Last month, the Supreme Court exposed Americans to jail sentences of up to 15 years just for giving advice to groups the U.S. government considers untouchable. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the court ruled that the USA Patriot Act’s expanded definition of “material support” for “foreign terrorist organizations” passes Constitutional muster. The broad wording of the statute not only makes it a crime to support violent activities, but also prohibits Americans from offering “services” or “training, expert advice or assistance” to any entity designated as a terrorist group.”  7/11/10

UPDATE 4/6/10

Abuse of Language Threatens American Freedoms, James Zogby 
Detained for being “Muzlem”!, Jeff Siddiqui
Full Body Scanners: A Security & Privacy Concern, MPAC
Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah’s Shooting to be Investigated by DOJ


first posted 1/03

9/11 Detainee Released After Nearly Five Years

10 Year U.S. Strategic Plan for Detention Centers Revives Proposals from Oliver North

A Bridge Way Too Far

A Chilling Message to Muslims

A Constitutional Amendment to Ban Islam?, Sheila Musaji 

A Global Infrastructure for Mass Surveillance

A Global Inrastructure for Mass Surveillance Part II, Nolan Anderson

A Holy Constitution:  Is America a Christian Nation?, Dr. Khaled Abdel-Hamid

A “Presidential Directive” That Threatens Our Democracy, John W. Whitehead

A Terrorist On Every Corner?

ABC Report on Monitoring of Reporters Calls Confirmed

AAI, ADC, MPAC Concerned By Alleged DOJ Guidelines 

ACLU Lawsuit Challenges an Important Section of the Patriot Act - Patriot Act Supresses news of Challenge to Patriot Act̬Found=true

ACLU Seeks Answers About FBI Mosque Surveillance

ADC Calls for Removal of Kirsanow

Airline Discriminated Against Muslim Imams

Al-Arian Reflects on Last Three Years

Alabama Muslims Denied Right to Islamic Attire

American Muslims must defend the Constitution of the United States, Sheila Musaji

American Prison Camps Are On the Way, Marjorie Cohn

American-Arab ADC Calls on U.S. to Remedy Civil Rights Challenges

America Censors Critical Professors

American Freedom Agenda Act H.R. 3835

American Muslim Leaders Gather To Speak Out on Al Arian Case

Anatomy of a CIA Mistake, Dana Priest

Anonymous Testimony of Israeli Agents in U.S. Court and 6th Amendment,1,3694525.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

Arab American ADC Deeply Troubled by New FBI Investigative Powers 

Maher Arar: Is This America?, Nat Hentoff,hentoff,75845,2.html

Are Concentration Camps Coming to the U.S.?

Are Civil Liberties Expendable During War?

Are U.S. Professors in the Midst of a Witch Hunt - Silence in Class,,1746227,00.html

Are Concentration Camps Coming to the U.S.?

Are You Brainwashed? Seven Principles for Free Government, John W. Whitehead 

Arizona Doctor’s Ties to Tabliqhi Jamaat Considered Ties to a ‘Terrorist’ Organization

Ashcroft Bars the Doors to Democracy,

Ashcroft Is a False Patriot

Ashcroft’s Efforts to Prosecute Americans for Leaking Non-Classified Information

Ashcroft’s Supboena Blitz

Assault on Muslim Civil Liberties

Baker Christopher Commission, David Michael Green

Banks Close Muslim Accounts

Be Careful What You Say On Campus

Beginning of the End of America

Behind the USA Patriot Act, Ann Harrison,

Belafonte on Bush, War and Wiretaps


Bipartisan Uproar Over Bush’s Spying Database

Blog Discussion on Internment of Muslims

Blog discussion on internment of Muslims

Boumediene v. Bush: What the Supreme Court Decision Means, Andy Worthington’s_habeas_decision_means/

British High Court Says Anti-Terror Law “Affront to Justice”

British Delegates to Muslim Anti-Extremist Conference Detained at U.S. Airport,1282,-5487648,00.html

Broken Promise of Brown, Julian Bond

Bush and Habeas Corpus: Gutting the Constitution, John W. Whitehead

Bush Signs Bill That didn’t Pass Congress

Bush Signs the Reichstag Fire Decree, Larisa Alexandrovna

Bush Let U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts

Bush Administration and the End of Civil Liberties

Bush Administration’s Appetite for Power Is Never Satisfied

Bush Regime Preaches Democracy, Proposes Tyranny, By Paul Craig Roberts

Bush Seeks Expanded Military Tribunal

Bush’s Apex of Unlimited Power

Bush’s Mysterious ‘New Programs’

Bush’s War on the Bill of Rights, Anthony Gregory

Bush Lied Repeatedly About Scope of NSA Spying on Americans

Bush’s Impeachable Offense,1518,391808,00.html

Bushwhacking the Constitution, Nat Hentoff

Bush Game on Padilla May Backfire, Marjorie Cohn

Butler, Amir,

Bye Bye Bill of Rights, Muqtedar Khan

Case of Maher Arar, Elaine Cassel,

Cause for Concern: Civil Rights in America, LCCR

Chaplain Yee Goes On the Offense

Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Ron Jacobs

The Chickens Come Home to Roost - Losing our Civil Rights, Sheila Musaji

Child Taken From Mother Who Converted to Islam


Civil Liberties After September 11th

Civil Liberty and the State: The Writ of Habeas Corpus, Richard M. Ebeling

Civil Rights Chronology

Civil Rights Commissioner Kirsanow Warns of Internment for Muslims

Civil Rights Movement, The, 1955-1965: An Introduction

Civil Rights Timeline

Civil Rights Under Attack, LCCR

Civil Liberties In an Age of Terrorism

Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against NJ Officials Alleges Illegal Surveillance of Rabbi’s Home to Restrict Home Worship

Common Sense Prevails in Al Arian Trial,Parvez Ahmed

Companies Forced to Inform on Customers

Congress’ Shameful Retreat From American Values, Garrison Keillor,1,2100411.column?ctrack=1&cset=true

Congress Denied Bush War Powers in U.S.

Congressional Bill Would Target Teachers Critical of Israel

- Rights and Responsibilities, Zehra Hussain 


The Constitution also protects Muslims in America, Jafar Siddiqui

Rep. Conyers Report: The Constitution in Crisis

Court Opens Door to Searches Without Warrants

Could the President Seize Absolute Control of the Government?

Customs ‘Camps’ Cause for Concern

Court Says School Lessons on Islam Appropriate  http.://

Data Show How Patriot Act Was Used

D.C. Arab Americans Turn Out to Quiz Federal Agents on Rights

Death of the great writ of liberty, Jennifer van Bergen


Delta Airlines Settles Discrimination Complaints

Detainees Deserve Court Trials, P. Sabin Willett

Detention Camp Jitters

Detention Centers By Any Other Name

Chris Dodd’s fight to restore habeas corpus

Driving Your Liberties Away: Biometrics and ‘Enhanced’ Drivers Licenses, Christopher Parsons

- American Citizens Voting in other countries 
- Contradictions of Dual Citizenship, Robert Hazo
-Schizophrenic Citizenship
-Dual Citizenship?, Michael Warder
- Dual Citizenship and Divided Loyalties
- Why Dual Citizenship Can Be A Double Edged Sword, Michael Lane
- Dual Nationality
- Trace Your Ancestry to a New Passport, Rebecca Falcoff 
- Number of Dual Citizens in U.S. Soaring
- Dual Citizenship Greeted With Mixed Feelings 
- Multiple Citizenship
- Dual Citizenship is an Oxymoron, Phyllis Shafly
-Does Dual Citizenship Erode American National Identity

Congressman Keith Ellison and the Qur’an, Sheila Musaji

Emancipation Proclamation

Encylopaedia of USA History: The Struggle for Civil Rights

El Genaidi, Maha - B.A. Political Science-Economics, American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Founder & President of Islamic Networks Group (ING).

The End of Habeas Corpus, Ralph Nader

The End of the U.S. as a Civilized Nation

The End of “Unalienable Rights”

The Endgame for the Constitution, Paul Craig Roberts

The Erosion of Free Speech, Robert Fisk

FBI Agents Asking Muslims Inappropriate Questions

FBI underreported use of Patriot Act

FBI Grills High School Student Over Doodle

Federal Agencies Keeping Close Tabs on U.S. Muslims

Federally Mandated National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional, Sheila Musaji

FEMA Internment Camps, Locations and Executive Orders

Fifty Secretly Detained After 9-11

First a National I.D. Card Then A (Ouch) Bio-Chip, Jim Moore

First 21st Century Police State, Anis Shivani

Fitness USA Gym Investigating Possible Civil Rights Violation of Muslim Woman

- W. Va. State Board of Education vs. Barnett
- I Pledge Allegiance to What, Ron Rosenbaum
- Player Refuses to Salute Flag

The Flaws in the Military Commissions Act, Sen. Russell Feingold

Flying While Muslim

Foreign Nationals Can Now Be Detained Because of Race or Religion

Foundations in Place for Martial Law in U.S.

France: Law Banning Religious Symbols May Ban Beards

Free Speech: Ridicule and Contempt,,1766835,00.html

Freedom of Information Act Request Form

Full Text of Al Gore’s Civil Liberties Speech

General Tommy Franks comments in the article Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack by John O. Edwards,, 11/21/03

Georgia Muslim Barred From Court Over Islamic Scarf

GOP Senators Introduce Eavesdropping Bill

Government Tracking of Reporters Phone Calls May Reveal News Sources

Gulags for American Citizens?

Guantanamo: David Hicks Case, John Pilger

Habeas Corpus - gone but not forgotten, Sheila Musaji

Habeas Corpus R.I. P. 1215-2006, Molly Ivins


Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2006

Halliburton Detention Centers, Margaret Kimberly

Halliburton Gets Contract for Temporary Immigration Detention Centers,,Q7EQ25,yQ25,Q27Q25oaxmQ2BoaQ60Q25,Q27Q3EaQ60Q60mQ23Q5DexQ2Bo6Q3ExgQ60

History of U.S. Government Surveillance, ACLU

Homeland Security and the First Amendment

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Centers

House Votes to Scale Back Patriot Act

House and Senate Agree to Extend Patriot Act;_ylt=Atpv0DbFVg35xNaPNNFfsEOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ—

Human Rights Watch Calls for Release of Saudi Journalist

Immigrants to Netherlands Will Have to Pass a Racy Test

Internment Camps in America, Are They For You?

Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror? Michelle Malkin

Islam & Constitutional Rights, Iftekhar Hai 

Islamophobia Allows Civil Rights Abuses

Islamophobia no longer even questioned - even by our elected representatives (includes collection of quotes by elected officials), Sheila Musaji

Israeli-Palestinian Couple Fight Israeli Restrictions

Israeli Agents to Testify in Muhammad Salah Case in Closed Court,1,755311.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

Islamic Charity Sues NSA Over Illegal Wiretapping

Is the Pentagon Spying on Americans?

Islamic Government” - An Oxymoron, T.O. Shanavas

It Can Happen Here

It’s Munich in America - There Will Be No Normandy, David Michael Green

J. Edgar Hoover Back at the ‘New’ FBI, Nat Hentoff

Jewish Man Removed From Airplane for Praying

Jose Padilla’s America,0,6416878.story?coll=la-home-oped

Journalist Sami al-Hajj Case!bQ27dNJQ24__NdQ26LLQ7CdQ3DLdQ3D1d_cQ5EYQ5E_YdQ3D1gQ24Q5EJN_o,Q2BNR6

Judge Rules Detention of 2 Chinese Muslims at Gitmo Unlawful 12/23

Junking habeas corpus, Greg Moses

Justice O’Connor Warns of a Dictatorship

Justice Department Report Cites 100 Violations by F.B.I.

Justice Department Probes Eavesdropping Leak

Katrina, Walter and John: Has Anybody Here, Seen My Old Constitution?, Roderick T. Beaman

KBR Awarded Project

(Rep.)King, Peter Endorses Ethnic Profiling,0,4047199.story

Kilt Wearing Teen Seeks Dress Code Change

Know Your Rights, Federal Laws Protecting Religious Freedom USDOJ

Lawsuit Over Mass Arrests in L.A.

Lawyers Fight for Habeas Rights

Leahy Aims to Restore Habeas Corpus

Letter From Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King

Let’s Deport the Catholics Too

The Limits of Liberty, We’re All Suspects Now

Lodi California Muslim Community On Edge After Terror Probe

Looking for Our Own Joseph Welch

Lost in Translation

Maher Arar Case: A Green Light for Torture

Man Asked to Remove T Shirt Before Boarding Plane

Man Says “Allah” in Callahan Name Blocked Yahoo Email

Mass Arrests of Muslims in Los Angeles

Military Commissions Act of 2006

Michelle Malkin and the Destruction of Civil Liberties, Kurt Nimmo

Modern “Dreyfus Affair” Unworthy of America, Eric Margolis

Michigan Civil Rights Initiative Would Hurt Arabs and Muslims

Mohammed Yusry’s Conviction Raises Legal Concerns

Muslim Americans Fear Backlash After 9/11

Muslim, Civil Rights Groups Oppose LAPD ‘Mapping’ Project

Muslim in Congress? Framers of Constitution would approve, Sam Fleischacker

Muslim infiltrators in Congress?, Jeff Siddiqui

Muslim Woman’s ordeal at Florida Airport Prompts Federal Inquiry

Muslims Challenge Constitutionality of Patriot Act

Muslims Sue for U.S. Citizenship,1,3376761.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

Muslims Sue U.S. Government for Abuse, Injustice

Muslim Police Officer Files Discrimination Suit

Muslim Charities

Muslim Woman Strip Searched at Airport in Florida

Muslim Woman Asked to Remove Scarf in Court in Texas

Muslim Girl Refused Entry at Roller Rink

Muslim Father and Son Removed From Flight Because Attendant Felt ‘Uncomfortable’ Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Muslims Feel Targeted by U.S. Security Programs

Muslim Civil Liberties Under Attack on 4th of July

Muslim Woman Civil Rights Activist Rabia Kadeer Takes on China,1518,386263,00.html

Muslim College Student in California Forced to Remove Scarf

Muslim Girl Refused Entry at Roller Rink

9/11 Detainees in New Jersey Say They Were Abused With Dogs

National ID Cards On the Way?

Naturalization Delays for Muslim and Arab Americans 

New Airport Security Screening Procedure Affects Sikh Turban, SALDEF

NM Gov. Richardson Concerned Some of His Calls Were Monitored,2564,ALBQ_19859_3736152,00.html

New Orleans: Quick, Vote While the Black People Are Gone

NY Times Sues Pentagon Over Spying Program

New Angels in America by Michael Wolfe

New York City Council Opposes the Patriot Act

New COINTELPRO campaign directed at Arabs, Muslims and South East Asians, Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Nuclear Monitoring of Muslims Done Without Search Warrants

No More Roundups, David Cole

No Pause In Patriot Act Pounding

Now That You Could Be Labeled an Enemy Combatant

Once and Former Rule of Law, Nat Hentoff

Omar T. Mohammadi Appointed to NY Civil Rights Commission

Padilla and the Future of Habeas Corpus, Jacob Hornberger

Patriot Act Abuses and Misuses

Patriot Act Author Has Concerns

Patriot Act Finds Trouble in Texas

Patriot Act Produces Wave of Opposition, Tom Troy

Patriot Act II: Bush Grabs New Power for the FBI,1848,61792,00.html

Patriot Act II Means a Permanent National Emergency

Patriotic Questions, Timothy Lynch

Paying More Than Usual on a Debt May Cause Homeland Security to Be Notified

Play It Again Uncle Sam

Presidential Powers in a Time of Emergency, John W. Dean

President Authorized Secret Eavesdropping

Preparing for Martial Law

Patriot Act II - Quietly, Bush Administration Moves to Implement Act

Preparing for Martial Law

Racial Profiling Before and After September 11th, LCCR

Racial Profiling: Walking While Muslim

Reflections of unconstitutional Precedence

Religious Freedom at Core of Civil Liberties

Religious Bigotry Then and Now, Gary Leupp

Repeal the Patriot Act, Jennifer Van Bergen

Report to Congress on Implementation of the Patriot Act̬Found=true

Republicans Give In To Bush, Betray America, Thom Hartmann

Resistance to Patriot Act Gaining Ground

Respect Rights of Protest Groups, Wayne Madsen

Restoring Habeas Corpus, Geoffrey R. Stone

The Right of Habeas Corpus: A Truly Fundamental Human Right, Isaac M. McPhee

Rights Panelist Sees Possibility of Internment If Terrorists Strike Again

Rounding Up the Enemy,lee,37003,1.html

Rumsfeld Zeros In On the Internet, Mike Whitney

Santa Doesn’t Watch Muslims But the FBI Does Shahed Amanullah

Savaging the Law in the Jose Padilla Case, Mike Whitney

Sayonara to Checks and Balances
Secret Supboenas, Elaine Cassell

Secret Service Bars Muslim Guard from D.C. Hotel Floor

Secret U.S. Jails Hold 10,000

Security Without Freedom Is Meaningless, Kathleen Parker

Senate Keeping Muslim Inquiry Open Despite Announcing Its End

Snatching Victory From the Jaws of Defeat

Special Agents Exceeded Authority at U.T. Austin

Spying on Muslims Should Worry All Americans

Spy Scandal Far Bigger Than Just the NSA, Dave Lindorff

Standing for Civil Rights, Aslam Abdullah 

The State of the Nation: “I am afraid”, John W. Whitehead

Status of American Muslim civil rights 2007, CAIR  -  2008

Strange Case of Nasser Amin

Struggle for Civil Rights

Surveillance: Obedient Slaves Have Nothing to Fear, Kurt Nimmo

Taking a Closer Look at the Patriot Act

10-Year U.S. Strategic Plan For Detention Camps - Endgame

Tens of Thousands Mistakenly Matched to Watch List

Terror Fears Hamper U.S. Muslims Travel

Terror List Snagging Too Many Americans With Wrong Name

Terror watch list swells to over 750,000

The Disappeared

The Pentagon and the Internet

People For the American Way Calls for Immediate Congressional Action to Remedy Patriot Act Situation

The Real Assault on America, Paul Craig Roberts

The Spirit of Tom Paine, Stephen Lendman

The ten Who Voted Against Patriot Act Reauthorization

The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act Undermines Freedom, Sheila Musaji

The War on Terror on the Lodi Front

The State of Detention

Terror Watch List 325,000 Names on Terrorism List  - swells to more than 755,000

Third Republican Candidate Calls for Profiling of Muslims

Third Side Freedom Ride, Rev. Robert Thompson

Time to expel the United Nations to a nation that is free, Ray Hanania

Too Many Lies

Torture an Issue in Jose Padilla Case,0,6687355.story

Translating Arabic Into Injustice

Tunisia: Magnetic Cards for Muslim Worshippers

Under New Legislation Attorneys for Detainees Could be Detained as Enemy Combattants


University Students’ Book Request Triggers Visit by Federal Agents

U.S. Judge Refuses Request to Limit Border Inspections

U.S. Terror Watchlist 80,000 Names Long;_ylt=AjokIisYT5skWE7d1msffs4Xr7sF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

U.S. Group Asks Judge to Ban Border Searches Ahead of Toronto Conference

U.S. Threatens Mass Expulsions

U.S. Muslims Sue Over Mass Arrests

U.S. Government Rebuked on Padilla Case

Unjust Targeting of Muslim Americans, Siraj Mufti

U.S. Supreme Court and the Imperial Presidency, John W. Dean

U.S. Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons and Torture

U.S. Muslims Fear Backlash After Sniper Attacks

U.S. Plans Massive Data Sweep

U.S. Seeks to Reassure American Muslims

U.S. Threatens Mass Expulsions

U.S. Muslims Sue Over Mass Arrests

Victory: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Habeas Corpus Rights For Detainees, The Rutherford Institute

VIDEO: American Fascists: the Christian Right and the War on America
VIDEO SATIRE: We’re the Government and You’re Not
VIDEO: America, Freedom to Fascism
VIDEO: National Yawn As Our Civil Rights Evaporate
VIDEO: Liberty Counsel Promotes Christian Missionary Activity in Public Schools
VIDEO: The Road to Guantanamo

The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act Undermines Freedom, Sheila Musaji
War on Academic Freedom 

War on Terrorism Shouldn’t Override Constitution

Warning: You Are Being Watched

Was Hammoudeh Indictment Misleading?

What Everyone Should Know About Jose Padilla

What Price Freedom?, John W. Whitehead

What Sort of Emergency Requires Detention Centers

When It Won’t Need Tyranny To Deprive Us Of Our Freedom,,1714256,00.html

Who’s Winning the War on Civil Liberties?, Elaine Cassell

Whose World Is It, Ash Pulcifer

Why is habeas corpus important?, Josh Clark

Why Is a Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel on the No Fly List?

Why Is Halliburton Building Internment Camps?, Sheila Musaji

Will Bush’s War on Terror Bring Back Internment Camps

Will Library Research Provoke FBI Visit?

Wiretap Said to Sift All Overseas Contact

With a Whisper, Not a Bang, David Martin 8&rfi=6

With Great Power ...

Working Towards an American Muslim Civil Rights Movement, Safaa Ibrahim

You think you are free?, By Linda S. Heard