June 18, 2009
Media Spotlight on Muslim Charities Accreditation Program and American Muslims Right to Zakat
With the release of a report by the American Civil Liberties Union about American Muslim’s frustrated attempts to fulfill their religious obligation of zakat (alms-giving), media attention is now turning to the complex maze of federal regulations governing international giving and to Muslim Advocates’ Muslim Charities Accreditation Program.
Read Muslim Advocates Executive Director Farhana Khera’s guest blog entry, Breaking down barriers to charity from the Washington Post-Newsweek blog “The Faith Divide.”
Read the New York Times article, A.C.L.U. Report Says Antiterror Fight Undercuts Liberty of Muslim Donors
Read the Los Angeles Times article, ACLU condems U.S. crackdown on Muslim charities.
Watch Muslim Advocates’ Executive Director Farhana Khera discuss Muslim charities from CNN’s The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Read the June 12 Chicago Tribune article Muslim charities, mosques get lessons on fundraising
Read the transcript for / listen to the National Public Radio piece, Muslims Face Risks in Giving to Charity
Listen to the Free Speech Radio News Interview Muslim charities ‘targeted’ by US authorities