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ICNA Issues Urgent Action Alert Re NDA Senate Bill

ICNA Issues Urgent Action Alert Re NDA Senate Bill

Dec 2, 2011

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
JAMAICA, New York (December 2, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued an urgent action alert to the American Muslim community today, urging them to ask President Obama to veto a bill that will allow for indefinite detention of US citizens.

“The US Senate voted Tuesday in favor of a provision in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that will allow for US citizens accused of terrorist activity to be detained indefinitely and without a lawyer or trial. This bill will give permanent authority to the president to detain US citizens for life without formally charging them with a crime.
This bill is archaic and dangerous, violating basic civil and human rights and completely disregarding the due process of law. We urge you to contact President Obama and local members of Congress to act against this bill and prevent it from becoming law. Our liberties and rights are at stake today, and we must act to protect them.
Contact President Obama:
Call the President: (202) 456-1111
Email: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
Mail: The White House: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
What to say:
President Obama,
We ask that you fulfill your promise to uphold the U.S. Constitution by vetoing the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Due process of law is our strength, and not our weakness. We say there can be no detention without a trial, and our freedom is non-negotiable. You must restore and protect the U.S. Constitution and prevent this bill from uprooting the rights of American citizens.
Contact your state Senator:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Contact your local Representative:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
What to say:
We ask that you contact President Obama and tell him to veto this bill as he has promised. Restore the due process of law; no one should be detained without charge or benefit of a lawyer and a fair trial.”

The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199

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