Farhana Khera is the President and Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a well respected and connected legal advocacy organization that is independent of the state or any sectarian ideology and which has had a tremendous impact on the trajectory of civil rights for Muslims (and others). Previous to this she was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights. She focused substantially on the Patriot Act, racial and religious profiling, and other civil liberties issues raised by the government’s anti-terrorism policies after September 11, 2001.
Source of Influence: Political
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