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Trump’s attacks on Muslims and immigrants have their basis in the Patriot Act and legislation passed after 9/11. This led to the racial profiling, large scale round-ups, detentions, and mass deportations of Arab, Muslim, and South Asian men and the first Muslim registry! Point of Attack (2004) is about that time and the resistance that was mounted by immigration lawyers, students, and community activists. Although the “point of attack” of the laws may have been Muslims, this sweeping legislation, passed in late October 2001, gave the government new powers to increase domestic intelligence gathering and surveillance and simultaneously to decrease judicial review and public access to information. This film is as timely now as it was then.

“This important film is a damning indictment of how the government over-reacted after 9/11, singling out and targeting people who had nothing to do with terrorism. It should have the widest possible distribution and viewing by the American public.”

- Abdeen Jabara, Civil Rights Attorney, Past President of American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

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  • Runtime
    46 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Kathleen Foster