Poligon Education Fund is calling on our Representatives in Congress to investigate such loopholes and protect the Fourth Amendment right of the people to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”
Help us protect the American Muslim community: Tell your Representative to investigate personal data privacy concerns and uphold our Fourth Amendment rights.
Our Fourth Amendment rights should not be compromised. Any and all legal loopholes in federal privacy laws must be addressed with the utmost concern.
Policies that use religion as a basis for law enforcement scrutiny are unconstitutional. They foster stigma against law-abiding American Muslims that could have dangerous consequences. Other ramifications include widespread community fear about informants and law enforcement, interference with practicing one’s faith (through mosque attendance, Muslim student group participation, Islamic dress, etc.), and silencing free speech.
The civil rights of American Muslims have been under constant threat since 9/11, and undermined by discriminatory programs and legislation launched in the name of national security. With a long history of mass surveillance programs, discriminatory profiling, and federal bans, manifested in legislations such as the PATRIOT Act, Muslim Ban, American Muslim voices and lived experiences must be amplified in the halls of Congress.
We urge American Muslims and their allies to push their elected officials to call for an end to unconstitutional, ineffective, and harmful programs that violate the civil rights of Muslims and preemptively consider them guilty on account of their faith and ethnicity.