Religious, legal and political leaders rallied Thursday morning at the Capitol in an effort to end U.S.-sponsored torture.

About 20 attendees looked on as four speakers took turns expressing their opposition to torture and urged that President Barack Obama create a Commission of Inquiry that would conduct thorough investigations into acts of torture against U.S. detainees…

The event is part the Campaign to Ban Torture, a nationwide push by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture to stop torture that has occurred post-9/11.

Michigan residents, in particular, are even more affected by this issue, according to Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who is a Muslim and served in the Navy for four years.

“There’s a large population of Muslims and they still have family in that part of the world so this issue directly affects us,” he said. (More)


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