MACLC

About MACLC

The Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC), a New York-based coalition of Muslim advocates, attorneys and community leaders, was created in 2007 following the release of the New York City Police Department report, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat.” MACLC was created for the purpose of articulating a New York-specific Muslim perspective on homeland security, civil liberties, counterterrorism, and law enforcement decision-making.

Members of MACLC hold firmly that engagement and consultation with the Muslim community and community-based organizations are necessary precursors to effective domestic security discourse, and that the protection of civil liberties—especially protections against racial, religious, and ethnic profiling/bias—is an essential component of an effective security policy. MACLC’s vision is to promote a partnership with law enforcement and the American Muslim community that upholds local and national security interests without infringing on civil liberties. MACLC hopes to serve as a working model for law enforcement and minority groups across the nation.

MACLC MEMBERS
Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL)
Arab Muslim American Federation (AMAF)
Council on American Islamic Relations, New York Chapter (CAIR-NY)
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
Jamaica Muslim Center, Inc. (JMC, Inc.)
Muslim American Society New York (MAS-NY)
Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY)
Muslim Consultative Network (MCN)
Muslim Public Affairs Council-New York City Office (MPAC-NY)
Women in Islam, Inc. (WII, Inc.)

ENDORSERS
Arab American Family Support Center
Center for Constitutional Rights
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Islamic Center of Long Island
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
National Lawyers Guild
South Asian Americans Leading Together
South Asian Bar Association of New York
Sikh Coalition
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

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