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CAIR Thanks Sens. Booker, Shaheen, Menendez, Markey, Coons for Highlighting Pompeo’s Islamophobia at Confirmation Hearing

screenshot www.youtube.com 2018.04.12 16 00 42(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/12/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today thanked Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE), and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for highlighting Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s history of Islamophobic statements and associations during today’s confirmation hearing.

Video: Sen. Cory Booker Grills Mike Pompeo on His Past Anti-Muslim Statements and Associations

Video: Sen. Edward Markey Questions Mike Pompeo About His Smears Targeting U.S. Muslim Leaders

“We thank all those senators who cared enough about our nation’s traditions of religious inclusion and constitutional protections to call Mr. Pompeo out on his past Islamophobic statements and associations,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

CAIR is also calling on all those who value America’s traditions of religious inclusion and respect for diversity to contact members of the U.S. Senate to oppose the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. 

The Washington-based civil rights organization set up a click-and-send action alert to urge senators and members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to oppose and block Pompeo’s confirmation.

 

  • CLICK HERE TO SEND CAIR’S ACTION ALERT TO THE U.S. SENATE

In addition to issuing the action alert, CAIR released a congressional fact sheet, titled “U.S. Senate: Oppose and Block the Confirmation of Islamophobe Mike Pompeo to Secretary of State,” for concerned citizens and activists to forward on to their senators and members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

  • CLICK HERE TO READ CAIR’S CONGRESSIONAL FACT SHEET OPPOSING POMPEO’S NOMINATION

The Washington-based civil rights organization is calling on all Americans to urge members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to oppose Pompeo’s confirmation and to question him about his past anti-Muslim statements, about current associations with anti-Muslim hate groups and about his views on supporting torture, keeping the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo open and framing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as religious wars.

Report back to CAIR any progress made in pushing your state’s senate delegation or members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to oppose or block Pompeo’s confirmation. Contact CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert McCaw by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with subject line: “Pompeo.”

If you have difficulty reaching senate offices using these numbers, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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