Tell Congress to Speak Out Against Islamophobia
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Tell Congress to Speak Out Against Islamophobia

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      Interfaith Alliance

On March 10, 2011, Congress will hold hearings into what is being called the “radicalization of the American Muslim community.” Initiated by Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Peter King (R-NY), these misguided hearings single out one religious group for scrutiny, have the dangerous potential to intensify, rather than to lessen, prejudice toward Muslims and fly in the face of the religious freedoms we hold dear. 

Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take steps to counter anti-Muslim sentiment and that hearings like the one on Thursday should focus on criminal behavior, not on First Amendment-protected beliefs and activities.  As part of our ongoing work to combat Islamophobia, hatred, and uncivil rhetoric, Interfaith Alliance has been working hard to counter the dangerous message of these hearings.

Join Interfaith Alliance's critical fight by signing this petition urging your representative to cosponsor Congressman Conyers' resolution. 

 As the resolution notes, targeting American Muslims for scrutiny based on their religion goes against the core principles of religious freedom and Congress has a responsibility to ensure that its actions do not fuel misconceptions about or prejudices toward any faith community. There is no doubt that terrorism is a real threat that requires serious investigation based on fact, but the continued demonization of Muslims and questioning of the Muslim faith is not the answer.

Act now and urge Congress take steps to end Islamophobia.

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    • tommy fuller BUMFUCK, IA
      • over 3 years ago

      i am afraid of RADICAL ISLAM and when Muslim Americans finally get off their asses and start objecting to the killing of innocent people maybe i will listen to you! you should be ashamed of your selves terrorism is used for gods purposes you hypocrites? get out of my country you vermin@!

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • D. Nesheba BLOOMINGDALE, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Peace, Love, & Global Harmony to All...

      It's time to stop all the madness... Unity and healing is what our communities need right now for a better tomorrow.

      There's enough tragedy in the world today. Our global community has been through enough, economically, socially, unemployment, lose of life, homelessness, and far to many wars...

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    • Stuart Baron WILMINGTON, DE
      • over 3 years ago

      Rep. King is a hateful hypocritical lowlife. His support for IRA killing in the past was shameful enough but now extends his vitriol to American Muslims and to all Muslims. This is feeding into the Al Queda recruitment effort and supports their false claims against ALL Americans. His tactics are the same type of terrorist screed that they use to build unlimited resentment against anyone else who is not of their faith, just like Peter King is doing.

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    • SJ Champ LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      ANYONE PROMOTING ISLAMAPHOBIA IS AN EVIL SATAN WORSHIPPER !!! ISLAM IS THE RELIGION WHO GIVES EVERYONE AND ANIMALS AND ENVIRONMENT RIGHTS FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE. ITS THE WESTERN SYSTEMS THAT ARE OPPRESSING EVERYTHNIG, SO TELL THAT TO THE PEOPLE YOU EVIL MOTHER FUCKING SATANISTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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