Criminalizing Creeds: How Government Anti-Terror Programs Have Missed the Mark

Sponsored by the St. Thomas International Law Association.

Date & Time:

Monday, April 25, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Free—lunch included


University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 244

The War on Terror has challenged traditional national security tactics. Community engagement on American soil is an absolute necessity. Unfortunately, such government intervention tactics often risk doing more harm than good. Jaylani Hussein of the Minnesota Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) tells the story of government intervention in the Minnesota Muslim community, chronicling the ebb and flow of trust and security to suggest a new way forward.

Jaylani Hussein's family emigrated from Somalia to Minnesota in 1993. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Community Development/City Planning and is pursuing a law degree. Hussein serves on the Advisory Council for U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones and has served on the boards of many Twin Cities non-profits. He has served as secretary on the ARAHA Executive Board since 2004, making numerous trips to the Horn of Africa to open a regional field office and to oversee large-scale humanitarian projects in response to the Somali Famine of 2011. 

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