(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/2/17) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to urge their elected representatives in Congress to push back against President Trump’s “Muslim Ban” executive order.
Take Action Today – Urge Your Representatives in Congress to Push Back Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
CAIR is asking Americans to call on members of Congress to oppose this unconstitutional executive order by making statements, by writing dear colleague letters and by pushing the Trump administration, State Department, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to oppose such discriminatory policies.
CAIR has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President’s Trump’s recent “Muslim ban” executive order.
Trump recently said the order banning travelers from seven predominant Muslim nations is a "necessary action" to protect religious freedom in the U.S. – characterizing Muslims as “those who would seek to enter our country for the purpose of spreading violence, or oppressing other people based upon their faith or their lifestyle.” He added, “We will not allow a beachhead of intolerance to spread in our nation."
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/25/17) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge their elected members of Congress to push back against President Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order, a disturbing confirmation of Islamophobic and un-American policy proposals made during the presidential election campaign.
According to a leaked copy of the executive order that could still be changed before it is signed into effect, Trump is calling for:
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/24/17) - The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today revealed that the original draft of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) controversial “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act” was written by a disgraced former FBI agent who has made a career out of bashing Muslims and Islam.
An Islamophobic website (WND, 11/23/2014) reported that John Guandolo, who claims that former CIA Director John Brennan is a “secret Muslim,” “helped draft the [original] anti-Brotherhood bill” for then Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
“The fact that Senator Cruz’s current legislation has its origins in the conspiracy theories of a notorious Islamophobe serves to prove that the bill is designed as the basis for an anti-Muslim witch hunt, not as a legitimate defense of national security,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.