Francis Deng discusses how the guidelines created through the Brookings’ Project on Internal Displacement have been adapted by governments and the UN.
To say that small children should be treated as threats is pretty extreme. It gives the message that there’s something fundamentally wrong with the Islamic faith that even an infant could be a danger.
If there’s a dark cloud looming where they [CAIR] could be viewed as affiliated with a terrorist organization by the government, I think there’s a huge disincentive for people to approach them. This should concern us whether we’re talking about Muslims or any other minority.
Weakening CAIR in such a way would eliminate the first line of defense for many American Muslims against several policies proposed by Trump and members of the anti-Islam right, such as registering Muslims in databases, surveilling their mosques, or banning their entry into the country, McKenzie said.