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New Zealand Mosque Shooting

The “well-planned” New Zealand attack targeted mosques during Salatul Jummah, the mid-day Friday congregational prayer held weekly at all Islamic places of worship worldwide. This is the time of highest weekly attendance. Friday prayers will be held across the U.S. today.

These experts can inform your reporting on how U.S. Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian communities are experiencing the tragedy and how they have dealt with attacks at places of worship in the United States.

Farhana Khera is the Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, where she works to maintain and protect civil liberties and Muslim rights in the wake of governmental counter-terrorism efforts.
Deepa Iyer is an expert on hate violence, profiling, and the intersections between immigration and national security policy as they relate to the Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian community.
Qasim Rashid is an international Human rights attorney who has published on white supremacy and extremism. He is a high profile voice on social media.

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Riham Osman

Communications Coordinator, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Washington D.C.
Riham Osman uses her expertise as a digital media strategist and communications expert to advocate for the civil rights of American Muslims.

Based in Washington, D.C., Riham Osman directs the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) national digital media and communications strategy. Ms. Osman works to protect the civil rights of American Muslims through the use of digital media public affairs and advocacy. Ms.

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