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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Torture is Never Right

I have received more email from NRCAT, The National  Religious Campaign Against Torture, decrying the racist hearings on the Muslim community that Rep. Peter King is calling.


TORTURE IS A MORAL ISSUE




Dear Friends:
Last week we emailed you about a series of hearings that are being held by Rep. Peter King (NY-3) into the “radicalization of the American Muslim community.” In that email, we said that there is a better way to make our nation safe than to inappropriately single out one faith community. Instead our security would be strengthened if the government asked all religious communities in America to work together for our nation’s security. 

Rep. King’s hearings will likely increase anti-Muslim sentiment in America and isolate our Muslim citizens without improving US security. 

Rep. King’s first hearing was today. He has promised to hold additional hearings. Please write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper expressing your hope that the format will be changed to focus on how people of all faiths can work together to end violence. Rep. King must not be allowed to scapegoat one part of the American community.

Please write today. Sample talking points for your letter and general instructions for writing a letter can be found here

Thank you,

Linda Gustitus, President
Rev. Richard Killmer, Executive Director

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