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CAIR-NY Urges Support of Anti-Torture Statement

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 9/13/2007) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) is calling on all people of conscience to sign on to “Torture is a Moral Issue,” a statement sponsored by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT).

In its mission to promote peace and tolerance, CAIR-NY supports the campaign’s denouncement of torture, which “violates the basic dignity of the human person that all religions, in their highest ideals, hold dear.&rdquo

As the campaign’s statement insists, torture does indeed “contradict our nation’s most cherished ideals.”

Immediate Action Requested:

Endorse the statement online by visiting,, and help to notify our lawmakers that the United States abolish torture as a practice immediately and without exceptions.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, Tel: 212-870-2002, E-Mail:


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