Today CAIR joined a coalition of organizations from across the political spectrum in promoting the StandAgainstSpying.org Congressional Scorecard to rate each member of Congress on his or her actions to end or promote mass surveillance. The scorecard is meant to recognize those members of Congress who have taken objective, measurable steps to enact meaningful surveillance reform in the past year, while also identifying those members of Congress who have not been engaged in the fight or who have promoted bills that would entrench mass surveillance.
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By Jack Jenkins, ThinkProgress
Although Ahmed no doubt felt alone at the hostile Heritage panel, she is but one of millions of Muslims who stand up for peace on a daily basis. In the United States, Muslims are actually disproportionately peace-loving when compared to the rest of the country: a 2011 Gallup survey found that American Muslims are significantly more likely than American Christians, Jews, Mormons, or Atheists to oppose attacks on civilians, regardless of whether they are enacted by military force or by a small group.