Action Alert: Urge Senators to Oppose Iraq Troop Escalation

Action Alert: Urge Senators to Oppose Iraq Troop Escalation

CAIR ACTION ALERT #506

URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE IRAQ TROOP ESCALATION

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/29/2007) - CAIR is asking members of the American Muslim community and other people of conscience to urge their senators to support a resolution (Senate Concurrent Resolution 2) in the U.S. Senate opposing an escalation in our nation's military involvement in Iraq. Debate on this and other Iraq resolutions is expected on the Senate floor this week.

The non-binding resolution, introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Joseph Biden, also expresses the sense of Congress that "greater regional and international support would assist the Iraqis in achieving a political solution and national reconciliation" and "the United States should transfer, under an appropriately expedited timeline, responsibility for internal security and halting sectarian violence in Iraq to the government of Iraq and Iraqi security forces."

This past weekend tens of thousands of anti-war protestors rallied in Washington, D.C.

SEE: Thousands Protest Bush Policy (Washington Post)

ACTION REQUESTED:

1. CONTACT both of your senators and ask them to support Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 and any other Senate action that opposes escalating American military involvement in Iraq.

Click here to contact your senators: http://www.capwiz.com/cair/issues/bills/?bill=9300186
(Note: Research shows that a faxed personal letter gets the best results, followed by phone calls or e-mails.

2. INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY by forwarding this release to at least five other people. Tell them you took action and ask them to do the same.

CAIR-AZ Job Opening: Civil Rights Director

CAIR-AZ Job Opening: Civil Rights Director

CAIR-AZ Job Opening: Civil Rights Director

CAIR-AZ is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person for the position of Civil Rights Director. For more information about the position, e-mail: [email protected] Copy to: [email protected]

CAIR-FL: David Cole to Speak at Annual Banquet April 1

CAIR-FL: David Cole to Speak at Annual Banquet April 1

CAIR-FL: David Cole to Speak at Annual Banquet April 1

The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Cordially invites you to attend its Annual Fundraising Banquet.

WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2006 (Registration 6 p.m., Dinner & Program 7 p.m.)
WHERE: Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL

GUEST SPEAKERS:

* David Cole - Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights
* Azhar Usman - One of the world's few American Muslim standup comedians
* Rodwan Saleh - President of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston
* Dr. Parvez Ahmed - Chairman, CAIR National

Tickets: $50 per person, ($65 at the door, if available), $450 for table of 10
Childcare available for $10 per child. Call in advance to reserve

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call: 954-272-0490, E-Mail: [email protected], URL: http://www.cair-florida.org/

Minuteman: ‘I View Islam as the Scourge of the Earth’

Minuteman: 'I View Islam as the Scourge of the Earth’

Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/pennsylvania/14194093.htm

Its border-control campaign was born a year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with the Tombstone (Ariz.) Militia, which evolved into the national Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The mission of the controversial organization - and of loosely allied groups such as Ryan's - is to keep out illegal immigrants it believes could be terrorists, drug traffickers or disease carriers and who depress U.S. wages, founder Chris Simcox says. . .

Last April, at the group's monthlong Minuteman Project, 1,200 volunteers converged along 23 miles of the Arizona border and reported 200 attempted crossings to the U.S. Border Patrol, Simcox said. Their role is reconnaissance, he said. The Minutemen do not become physically involved. . .

Monitors from the Southern Poverty Law Center have reported the presence of self-declared white supremacists at Minuteman border events. Simcox acknowledges that he sent a half-dozen groups home last year. . .

"It really burns me," said Frank Shiery, 47, whose wife had to wait nine months to emigrate from China on a fiancee visa.

But that's not the main reason the martial-arts instructor, from Willow Grove, will patrol the Canadian border from a Mohawk reservation in New York next month. He fears Islamic terrorists.

"I view Islam as the scourge of the earth," Shiery said. "It is pure unadulterated evil."

CAIR-San Diego: Screening of ‘Muhammad’ Documentary

CAIR-San Diego: Screening of 'Muhammad’ Documentary

(SAN DIEGO, CA, 3/27/06)- On Monday, March 27, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), in conjunction with the Muslim Student Association of San Diego State University, will sponsor a free public screening of a portion of the PBS documentary "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet."

WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2006, 6 P.M.
WHERE: Casa Real, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego
CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida, 619.913.0719, E-Mail: [email protected]; SDSU Muslim Student Association President Kourosh Safavi, Email: [email protected]

SEE: www.cair.com/Muhammad

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