CAIR: U.S. Muslims Urged to Back Anti-War Move


WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Muslims were urged Monday to take action in support of a Senate resolution opposing the Iraq military build up.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations urged "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."

CAIR noted that the non-binding resolution, introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., stated 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."

CAIR urged American Muslims to "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."

"Research shows that a faxed personal letter gets the best results, followed by phone calls or e-mails," the group said.

The group also requested its supporters to "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."


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