CAIR Action Alert: Protect Civil Liberties, Promote Justice
CAIR: ACT TODAY TO PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES, PROMOTE JUSTICE – TOP
(WASHINGTON, DC 4/27/2007) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on American Muslims and all people of conscience to communicate with their elected officials on a range on crucial issues.
In less than ten minutes, you can tell the people who represent you how you feel about the following issues:
1) CITIZENSHIP DELAYS
Federal law provides the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) up to 120 days to accept or reject a particular applicant’s request for citizenship after the applicant has provided the required documentation, been fingerprinted and interviewed. However, the backlog on these name checks is leaving some law-abiding applicants in a legal limbo for years.
2) RACIAL PROFILING
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right to be safe from unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause. In addition, the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution requires that all citizens be treated equally under the law.
3) OPPOSITION TO HATE CRIMES
“Victimizing a human being simply for because of their race, faith, or other traits is simply unacceptable,” said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor. “America will be a brighter place when such discrimination is a thing of the past.”
4) PROTECTING THE INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT TO CHALLENGE DETENTIONS
Habeas Corpus is a legal term for the action by which detainees may challenge the lawfulness of their detention. This right to challenge one’s detention in front of an independent court is among the most cherished of American principles of justice for all people.
It is quite apparent to any objective viewer that our current policy in Iraq is an utter failure. It is time for our government to make tough decisions that will enable an orderly withdrawal from Iraq. The Iraqi people will truly experience freedom when they perceive their land to be free from any foreign occupation.
Since 2003, some 200,000 human beings have died in the conflict and another 2 million have been displaced. Two-years of African Union led negotiations resulted in a Darfur Peace Agreement in May 2006. However today, Darfurians remain vulnerable to displacement, rape and slaughter.
For too long the plight of the Palestinians has been ignored in the halls of Congress. For too long the discussion has been one-sided. Our lawmakers have spoken out in support of Israeli rights and national security, but appear content to leave the Palestinians with neither rights nor security. To the Muslim world, this is perceived a double standard and remains a major source of anti-American hostility.
Follow the link below and send your views on these important issues to your elected officials: