Archive for March 2012

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Thanks God , what an amazing victory

Anti-Sharia Bill Dies in Senate!

Interfaith Opposition to un-American SB 1360 pays off.

The Tampa Bay Times Reports today that Ant-Islam Senate Bill 1360 died in the Senate! CAIR Florida monitored the session until the last minute and has confirmed that this is true and the Senate closed today without passing SB 1360!

“This is a great success not only for the Muslim community, but for all Americans who believe in the Constitutional protections of Freedom of Religion.” Said CAIR-Tampa executive director, Hassan Shibly. “This sends a strong message that we will not tolerate legislation intended to demonize, attack, and marginalize religious minorities in America. Our victory tonight is a great example of how the interfaith and civil rights community united can make a positive difference for all Americans.”

On Wednesday, CAIR Florida held a press conference denouncing SB 1360 with several leading interfaith and civil rights leaders. The press conference was planned after CAIR Florida learned that the sponsor of SB 1360, Senator Alan Hays was passing around anti-Muslim literature in the Florida Senate.

The outrageous anti-Muslim literature passed out by Senator Hays prompted the Tampa Bay Times to publish an editorial decrying Senator Hays’ anti-Muslim tactics. Earlier this week CAIR met with over 100 congressional offices in DC to support national legislation that would protect the rights of all Americans and end religious profiling. Meanwhile, interfaith groups met with the Florida Senate in Tallahassee to voice their opposition to SB 1360. CAIR Florida congratulates the Florida Muslim community and the multiple Muslim organizations for uniting and mobilizing against this bill and making their voices heard.

We would also like to thank in particular our interfaith and civil rights partners that helped make this victory possible. CAIR will continue to monitor the legislator to ensure that no other anti-Muslim or anti-freedom bills are introduced and will be ready to mobilize the community or take legal action to protect the Bill of Rights if needed. Today’s victory shows the importance of working together, being involved, and not letting down our guard. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Contact: CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly: 813-541-4321, hshibly@cair.com

Stop Ant-Islam Bill 1360

Last Chance to Make Sure Anti-Muslim Bill Dies!

The Tampa Bay Times Reports today that Ant-Islam Senate Bill 1360 died in the Senate- However, the Senate Session has been extended and there is still a chance they may vote on the bill!

On Wednesday, CAIR Florida held a press conference denouncing SB 1360 with several leading interfaith and civil rights leaders. The press conference was planned after CAIR Florida learned that the sponsor of SB 1360, Senator Alan Hays was passing around anti-Muslim literature in the Florida Senate.

TAKE ACTION NOW TO ENSURE SB 1360 DIES IN SENATE
On this blessed Friday, please do your part. Defend our faith and our Constitution. We need to double our efforts and generate 400 phone calls to the Florida Senate today. Print this email and take it to JUMAAH Prayer. Urge your friends to make phone calls. IT ONLY TAKES 5 MINUTES!!! HOW VALUABLE IS YOUR FREEDOM TO YOU?!!!

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO MAKE 5 PHONE CALLS TODAY?
ACT QUICKLY, THE VOTE MAY HAPPEN ANY HOUR NOW
HERE IS WHO TO CALL, WHAT TO SAY AND DO

- DIAL ONE OF THE BELOW PHONE NUMBERS AND SAY:

“I’m calling to Urge the Senator to VOTE NO on SB1360″
(You don’t have to explain why and can say goodbye. You’re not required to give your address and even if you live outside Florida you can say that you “have a Florida connection”, “do business in Florida”, “have family in Florida” or “vacation in Florida.”)

However we prefer that you provide a reason, pick from the following list:
Unnecessary bill intended to discriminate and limit the practices of religious minorities, especially Jews and Muslim.
Suggests that the followers of the Islamic faith are second-class citizens or their practices are un- American.
Violates the religious establishment clause and unfairly discriminates against religious minorities.
The Bill sponsor, Senator Alan Hays, has distributed anti-Muslim literature, which proves his intention is to target Muslim minorities.
For more talking points, analysis and background on this legislation, click here, here and here.
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS APPEAL, today Florida is the political battleground against Muslim-Americans. Regardless of where you live, we NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN THIS POLITICAL BATTLE. Each call will take less than 1-minute.

Here is who you need to call, in order of importance. Leave a message if you get an answering machine. Please Make at least 5 phone calls. You can track the bill progress here and you can watch the FL Senate Floor here.

Senate President, Mike Haridopolos 850-487-5229
Senator Mike Bennett 850-487-5078
Senator Don Gaetz 850-487-5009
Senator Andy Gardiner 850-487-5047
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto 850-487-5356
Senator Anitere Flores 850-487-5130
Senator Evelyn Lynn 850-487-5033
Senator Greg Evers 850-595-0213
Senator Mike Fasano 850-487-5062
Senator John Thrasher 850-487-5030
Senator Garrett Richter 850-487-5124
Senator JD Alexander 850-487-5044
Senator Ronda Storms 850-487-5072
Senator Nan Rich 850-487-5103 (Minority leader, opposes sb1360)

Earlier this week CAIR met with over 100 congressional offices in DC to support legislation that would protect the rights of all Americans and end religious profiling. Meanwhile, interfaith groups met with the Florida Senate in Tallahassee to voice their opposition to SB 1360.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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