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Started by pr126, December 30, 2015, 04:08:08 AM

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H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

    Whereas the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric have faced physical, verbal, and emotional abuse because they were Muslim or believed to be Muslim;

    Whereas the constitutional right to freedom of religious practice is a cherished United States value and violence or hate speech towards any United States community based on faith is in contravention of the Nation’s founding principles;

    Whereas there are millions of Muslims in the United States, a community made up of many diverse beliefs and cultures, and both immigrants and native-born citizens;

    Whereas this Muslim community is recognized as having made innumerable contributions to the cultural and economic fabric and well-being of United States society;

    Whereas hateful and intolerant acts against Muslims are contrary to the United States values of acceptance, welcoming, and fellowship with those of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;

    Whereas these acts affect not only the individual victims but also their families, communities, and the entire group whose faith or beliefs were the motivation for the act;

    Whereas Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing have been disproportionately targeted because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances; and

    Whereas the rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance plays into the false narrative spread by terrorist groups of Western hatred of Islam, and can encourage certain individuals to react in extreme and violent ways: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representativesâ€"

(1) expresses its condolences for the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes;

(2) steadfastly confirms its dedication to the rights and dignity of all its citizens of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;

(3) denounces in the strongest terms the increase of hate speech, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and other hate crimes targeted against mosques, Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim;

(4) recognizes that the United States Muslim community has made countless positive contributions to United States society;

(5) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all United States citizens, including Muslims in the United States, should be protected and preserved;

(6) urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes; and

(7) reaffirms the inalienable right of every citizen to live without fear and intimidation, and to practice their freedom of faith.

Applies to all faiths, or just one on particular?

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The US is a melting pot, pr. The Muslims in America, most of them anyway, are being westernized. Some of them are being employed in the CIA/FBI/Homeland security and the army. So they are a great asset to the country. Every American administration needs to assure the Muslim population in the US that they are welcomed, and as for any ethnic/religious group, they are protected under the American constitution. You'll get a Moroccan Jew living in downtown Manhattan in the same building as a Muslim from Egypt, and they will get along just fine. Having said that, the situation in Europe, and the UK, is different, as the concept of the melting pot is non-existent, for now anyway. There are those, who agree with Trump, that Muslims in the US can pose a threat, but that's a minority, despite the huge headlines that Trump is getting. I don't think that will have any traction, even if Trump gets elected, which is a long shot as of now. Besides, Americans are in great part very Christian, and so the idea that Muslims would ever take control is ludicrous. Not even the Jews in the US, no matter how much clout people seem to think they have, are not in any way in control of the country.


American Muslims are mostly African-American.  Arab Muslims are mostly found around Detroit (which is also has many African-Americans, not necessarily Muslim but many Baptist etc).  Europe is completely different.

A resolution of Congress has no force of law.  And it can the topical, rather than a statement of universal ethics.  The fact that it would even be intelligible, is quite an accomplishment for our legislature ;-)
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