Friday, December 23, 2011

Keep Obama on your call list and on your dua list

Assalamu Alaikum

President Obama has not signed the National Defense Authorization Act yet. That spells opportunity.

The President's intention to sign a bill enshrining indefinite detention into U.S. law is provoking unprecedented rage throughout America. A New York Times editorial says:

President Obama came into office pledging his dedication to the rule of law and to reversing the Bush-era policies. He has fallen far short.

This pressure may be giving the former professor of Constitution Law, President Obama that is, a pause. And maybe your dua against the bill and calling pressure on him to veto will do the job.

If this NDAA 2012 becomes a law it will allow the military to imprison anyone indefinitely without trial or a charge including the US citizens from your neighborhood and green card holders next door, just based on suspicion.

President Obama while receiving his Nobel Peace Prize said:

"We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but when it is hard."

This country's ideals have always been in rights and freedoms for individuals, in justice and equality. The National Defense Authorization Act with its provisions on indefinite detention does not live up to the ideals of our constitution.

You must remind Obama of his own words that he must stand up for justice even if it is hard.

Call President Obama Now: 202-456-1111.

  • Remind him of his quote above
  • Ask him to veto indefinite detentions in NDAA 2012 bill
  • Call ten friends, colleagues and relatives to call President Obama as well. Do it every day.
  • Forward this action alert with your friends.

Join Our Network!

We work with several partners on this issue, Muslim Peace Coalition USA organized conference calls to develop responses to the NDAA bill. The first call was attended by 20 national and regional Muslim organizations and the second was attended by 32 peace, justice, and interfaith groups.

If you would like to join this network and participate in our conference calls please fill out the following form to let us know about your networks advocating for peace and justice.

Thank you BORDC.

One of our past action alert essentially used the Bill of Rights Defense Committee's action alert without quoting or referring to it. We are thankful to their great work and regret the omission.

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The Muslim Peace Coalition USA is a grassroots alliance that has spread to 14 states since its inception. The Coalition's mission is to work closely with the peace movement and civil rights organizations to oppose war, terrorism and Islamophobia.

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Shahzad Afzal

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