|Stand Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry|
Rep. Peter King (NY-3) has begun a series of hearings into the "radicalization of the American Muslim community." These hearings unfairly and unwisely single out one faith community as responsible for terrorism. There is a better way to make our nation safe than to scapegoat one faith community. Instead our security will be improved if people of all faiths work together to end terrorism.
Rep. King’s hearings will likely increase anti-Muslim sentiment in America and isolate our Muslim citizens without improving U.S. 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 of the hearings will be changed to focus on how people of all faiths can work together to end violence. Rep. King must not be allowed to divide our American community.
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