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Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel is co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, and lead author of the report “Foreign Law Bans.” She has written about issues that affect Muslim Americans in The New York Times, The Guardian, Salon,, Defense One, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Blog Posts by Faiza Patel

Posted by Faiza Patel 14 weeks 4 days ago
As my kids have grown into teenagers, their behavior has changed. My daughter is less interested in hanging out with me and prefers sitting in her room glued to her computer. My son plays Nintendo...
Posted by Faiza Patel, Amos Toh 1 year 14 weeks ago
Foreign law bans are back.For the fourth year running, Florida is trying to outlaw the use of foreign and international law in state courts. Missouri has mounted another attempt to pass an...
Posted by Faiza Patel 1 year 26 weeks ago
When Marvel Comics announced the debut of its latest superhero — a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim from Jersey City, N.J. — it was correctly seen as a positive development. Created and written...