To sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion
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To sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion

    1. Mahbubur Rahman
    2. Petition by

      Mahbubur Rahman

      Kansas City, MO

The undersigned Board Of Directors and members of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) urges you to sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion.  We utterly disagree with the violence that has taken place and the death of United States Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and other members of the United States embassy staff in Libya.  We support the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for such acts. 

We understand the First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, as such, prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, etc., but when the allowance of “free” speech incites violence it should be banned. 

The film behind the violence that is occurring in part of the Muslim world, “The Innocence of Muslims”, although it may be amateurish, its contents are very disturbing and insulting to the religion and has ignited an already volatile part of the world.  The film is repulsive to the sensibilities of Muslims and offends the religion of Islam in multiple ways; by denigrating the seriousness of Islam, our Prophet and the Muslims in general.  We believe that it would be in everyone’s interest to ban such actions from reoccurring. 

Actions as such should not be tolerated as they are very offensive.  The violence that has taken place as a result of this film is very alarming.  As Muslims, violence of any sort is prohibited in our religion.  Those people who are carrying out these acts cannot possibly call themselves devout Muslims as they are acting out of pure rage and not out of religious duties.  We condemn the violence and feel that, in spite of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, action may be necessary to pass such a bill or, at least, censure such actions in order to calm the current situation as well as prevent future re-occurrences. 

American Muslims are hard-working, law abiding, and tax paying citizens.  Everyone respects freedom of speech and the First Amendment in general, however, when freedom of speech results in defaming and insulting others and provokes the killing of innocent people, it should be outlawed.  In light of the recent situation, the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City hopes you may take up this cause and urge other representatives to do the same.  We appreciate your time and efforts.

ISGKC Board of Directors:

  • Board Member: Abdul Gafoor Akram
  • Board Member: Raqibul Huq
  • Board Member: Rushdy El-Ghussein
  • Board Member: Dr. Mohammed Kohia
  • Board Member: Russel Mohammad
  • Board Member: Ibrahim Morad
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I just signed the following petition addressed to: US Govt. and Congress.

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To sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion

Prevent our freedom of speech results in defaming and insulting others and provokes the killing of innocent people
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • lakisha barnes INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      this important to me because we as people have forgotten who hlds our future, who wakes us up each day, who has the keys to life and death and with that being said mankind can only do so much, God is the one that is in control, God is our protection and when mankind try and to do things withut him God is not please, the bible said trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to our own understanding in all thine ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths, Proverbs 3:5&6... God is a jealous God... we need to wake up and realize that we need prayer back in our school system and that is my petition.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      he is our profit and we need to defiant him because we love him and he is our guideness

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    • fozan turkmani OVERLAND PARK, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      BELIEF IN CERTAIN RELIGION IS A MATTER BETWEEN MAN & GOD, AND DEFENDING SUCH DUCTRAIN BY ATTACKING OTHERS IS NOT ETHICAL AND WILL CREAT CONFLICTS BETWEEN PEOPLE.

      AND WILL TAKE THE SOCIETY TO DANGER.

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    • Faisal Mirza CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      In this gr8 nation made of immigrants and in the biggest democracy in the world we as americans need to exemplify religious tolerance and respect for all belief systems . Its one thing to voice a difference of opinion or concern its another to publicly mock or blatently insult another groups faith. Treat others how u want to b treated. Its not rocket science its basic etiquete n common courtesy. Respect bridges gaps n brings ppl closer together as a nation. United we stand divided we fall.

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    • Ameenuddin Ashrafi BANGALORE, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      We cannot insult anyone's Religion as an when or however we want. Each Religion is his belief and God is with him.

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