Torture and Indefinite Detention

National Religious Campaign Against Torture

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a founding member of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and has been an active participant in NRCAT campaigns since its launch in 2006. NRCAT works for an end to torture in four areas:
  1. To ensure that U.S.-sponsored torture of detainees never happens again.  Click here to see NRCAT’s work on the treatment of post-9/11 detainees, including a video called “Repairing the Brokenness,” featuring ISNA Past President Dr. Ingrid Mattson.
  2. To end the use of torture in U.S. prisons and detention facilities, in particular the use of prolonged solitary confinement.  Click here to read more and watch the video, “Torture in Your Backyard,” featuring ISNA National Director Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed.
  3. To end U.S. support (direct or indirect) of any country that engages in torture and to work for U.S. policies that help other nations stop their torture practices.  Click here to read more and watch the video, “Preventing Torture Everywhere.”
  4. To end the bigotry and hatred that promotes the practice and acceptance of torture against religiously, ethnically and other targeted groups. Since the fall of 2010, NRCAT has worked for an end to anti-Muslim bigotry.  This includes work in the Executive Committee of the Shoulder-to-Shoulder campaign.
For more information about NRCAT’s work and how you can be involved, please visit: