Muslim & Allied Community Statement in Response to the ADL’s Recent Attack on Groups Supporting Palestinian Human Rights


Date published: Fri, 13 May 22

In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

We, the undersigned Muslim American organizations, express our unified support for the human rights of all people, including Palestinians. We also express our unified rejection of attempts to smear and silence members of our community who advocate for Palestinian human rights.

Far too often, Muslim Americans and others come under attack for daring to call on our nation to stop supporting the Israeli government’s human rights abuses against the Palestinian people. ADL Director Jonathan Greenblatt’s decision to attack prominent Jewish, Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian human rights activists, including college students, was only the latest example of this unacceptable pattern.

This must end. Groups like the ADL should not marginalize and slander members of our community working for human rights. As Muslim Americans, we stand united with each other in upholding justice. We also stand with the Jewish Americans, Christian Americans, Arab Americans, Palestinian Americans, African Americans, and many others who have been unfairly attacked for supporting justice for all.

The American Muslim community has vocally, collectively, and consistently stood up against all forms of hatred, including racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti- Palestinian racism. We have also worked closely with our friends and partners in the Jewish community and other communities to confront such threats.
That’s because our faith teaches us to support justice for all people. No matter what attacks we face, we will continue to do so–together, God willing.

Statement Endorsers:
ICNA Council for Social Justice
Muslim Community Organizations
Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action) Arizona Muslim Alliance
American Muslims for Democracy
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Birmingham Interfaith Human Rights Committee Burlington Masjid
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Free Uyghur Now
Islamic Center of Detroit
Islamic Center of San Diego
Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC)
Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Islamophobia Studies Center
Majlis Ash-Shura: Islamic Leadership Council of New York Mosque Foundation
MPower Change
Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)
Muslim Community Network
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
North Hudson Islamic Educational Center
San Francisco Muslim Community Center
The Mosque Cares Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed The Muslim Network
US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)
Young Muslims
Allied Community Organizations
API Equality-LA
Arab American Civic Council
Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)
Asian Law Alliance
Aurora Commons
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC) Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA)
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jews Say No!
OPAWL – Building AAPI Feminist Leadership Palestinian American Community Center
No Separate Justice
Peace Action
Revolutionary Love Project
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)