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Join Us for a Panel Discussion on Jan 9th

Less Than Human:  Guantanamo Bay, Guantanamo North and the Criminalization of Muslims in the War on Terror

When: 7 to 9pm 

Where: First Trinity Lutheran Church located at 309 E Street NW (Judiciary Square Metro) Washington DC 20001

This panel will examine the physical confinement and conditions under which the Muslim body has been held in the War on terror.  Further, the discussion will focus on the ways in which Muslims have been criminalized by virtue of their religious and racialized identity and subjected to a separate system of justice. Using specific examples, panelists will speak both to prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, and Communication Management Units, two prisons that are notorious for their treatment of Muslim prisoners. Underscoring all of these issues, the panel will also interrogate the degree to which state violence has become law.


  • Major Raashid Williams, Counsel of Ammar Al-Baluchi
  • Abdul Ali (Avon Twitty), Current leader of Dar At-Tawhid Masjid and Former Communication Management Unit prisoner 
  • Dr. Maha Hilal, Executive Director, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

Moderator:  Darakshan Raja, Program Manager and Helga Herz Organizing Fellow

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