In Defense of American Muslims Working for the US Government

Posted on July 25, 2012

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Thank you US Senator McCain, US Congressman Keith Ellison for coming to the defense of patriotic American Muslims working for our government.  Thank you too Anderson Cooper for uncovering the truth. Thank you to the 42 interfaith groups who have rallied to the defense of American Muslims.

Senator McCain Defends Huma Abedin

Anderson Cooper Exposes Michelle Bachman’s Assault on Huma Abedin

Congressman Keith Ellison defends Huma Abedin

Listen from 7:08 on the following video clip:

American Christians, Jews, Hindus and numerous other Groups defend American Muslims working for the US

Amanda Terkel

WASHINGTON — Forty-two religious and secular organizations united on Thursday in condemning conservative lawmakers’ allegations that Muslim-American individuals connected to the U.S. government may be trying to spread the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

They directed their criticisms at Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), who recently wrote to various government agencies and asked them to investigate the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. In their letters, the lawmakers targeted top State Department official Huma Abedin and several advisers to the Department of Homeland Security.

“[W]e write to raise our voices in protest of your recent letters regarding prominent American Muslim individuals and organizations,” the 42 organizations wrote in a letter to the lawmakers on Thursday. “These letters question the loyalty of faithful Americans based on nothing more than their religious affiliations and what is at best tenuous evidence of their associations. As such, your actions have serious implications for religious freedom and the health of our democracy.”

The signatories include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which often sides with Republicans on social issues, along with the Interfaith Alliance, American Civil Liberties Union, American Baptist Churches USA, NAACP and United Church of Christ.

“Far from supporting the safety of our country, these accusations distract us from examining legitimate threats using proven, evidence-based security strategies,” the groups wrote. “Moreover, we know all too well the danger of casting suspicion on loyal and innocent Americans simply because they hold particular beliefs. We will not stand idly by and allow our country to revive federal investigations into innocent individuals based on their religious adherence.”

Please click here to read the remainder of the article, and please click here to read the letter to Reps Bachmann Franks Gohmert Rooney and Westmoreland from 42 interfaith organizations 7-26-12.

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