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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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Sahar F. Aziz

Professor of Law, Rutgers University Law School
Sahar Aziz researches and writes on the intersection of national security, terrorism and civil rights in the U.S. and the Middle East.

Sahar F. Aziz is a Professor of Law, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Middle East and Legal Studies Scholar at Rutgers University Law School.  Professor Aziz’s scholarship examines intersections of national security, race, and civil rights with a focus on the adverse impact of national security laws and policies on racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the U.S.  She is the founding director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Civil Rights.

National Security, North African Issues, Middle East, Women's Issues, Terrorism. Discrimination and Bigotry, Civil Liberties