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The Muslim Legal Fund of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that supports legal cases across the country which impact civil rights, freedoms, liberties and principles of justice in America.

The Muslim Legal Fund of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that supports legal cases across the country which impact civil rights, freedoms, liberties and principles of justice in America. MLFA is comprised of staff, volunteers and supporters from all walks of life who have one thing in common: the belief that treating people unfairly because of their religious beliefs undermines the core values that make America great.

Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists and people of other faiths are joining hands to protect freedom and promote justice by giving their time and money in support of MLFA's mission.

Protecting Freedom

Everyone has a right to competent and zealous legal representation. In the current political climate, negative stereotypes of Muslims permeate the media to such an extent that Muslims suffer from significant public bias. Such bias often results in pervasive legal difficulties for many Muslims in America as they face discrimination in the work place, in schools, in public areas, and within the criminal justice system.

MLFA supports cases and coalition efforts that seek to protect due process of law, the right to habeas corpus, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and other fundamental legal issues that go to the heart of our society's values. While the defendants or plaintiffs may be Muslim, the outcomes of these cases impact the civil rights and rule of law for all Americans.

MLFA protects these freedoms by meeting these challenges with the financial and logistical resources required to defend our American way of life.

Promoting Justice

In addition to financially and logistically supporting legal cases that impact our American way of life, MLFA promotes justice by informing the public of the important issues and cases it supports. Email newsletters, special events, benefit dinners and other activities are designed to introduce MLFA to the public and solicit support for its mission.

MLFA collaborates with diverse organizations across the nation to promote shared values. The Fund co-signs statements that "petition the government for a redress of grievances." All these efforts are expended in the spirit of promoting justice, fairness and equality and in recognition that an infringement on the freedom of any group jeopardizes freedom for all Americans.

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