To anyone opposing this resolution, I was wondering: why do you oppose this resolution? Did it leave something out, or do you disagree with the intent? Or is it unclear what this condemnation entails? Just curious because the number of votes against is a bit surprising to me; is this resolution not a step closer towards condemning racism, and if yes, why would you oppose that?
Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States. A resolution by Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8], 114th Congress (2015-2016).
Full text: Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.
Whereas the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric have faced physical, verbal, and emotional abuse because they were Muslim or believed to be Muslim;
Whereas the constitutional right to freedom of religious practice is a cherished United States value and violence or hate speech towards any United States community based on faith is in contravention of the Nation’s founding principles;
Whereas there are millions of Muslims in the United States, a community made up of many diverse beliefs and cultures, and both immigrants and native-born citizens;
Whereas this Muslim community is recognized as having made innumerable contributions to the cultural and economic fabric and well-being of United States society;
Whereas hateful and intolerant acts against Muslims are contrary to the United States values of acceptance, welcoming, and fellowship with those of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;
Whereas these acts affect not only the individual victims but also their families, communities, and the entire group whose faith or beliefs were the motivation for the act;
Whereas Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing have been disproportionately targeted because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances; and
Whereas the rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance plays into the false narrative spread by terrorist groups of Western hatred of Islam, and can encourage certain individuals to react in extreme and violent ways: Now, therefore, be it. More: congress.gov.
Regretfully, those people who form opinions and views from the depth of their ignorance always recognise one of their own.
In Trump they have hit the mother load.
Although the Syrian conflict is often presented as being Muslim or Islamic motivated it is not. It is both tribal and is, as with all wars, being conducted by the few over the bodies and lives of millions.
No sin is so great that it cannot be committed in all the variations of Gods names.
I am not even american but this resolution made no sense, because at least in my country violence and incitation to it are always condemned.
And even if it pain me to admit it, (i'm italian, so very close to the Vatican state) bigotry is not a crime, you can't punish someone based on his ideas or ideology if he does not commit a crime