"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
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
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(2) steadfastly confirms its dedication to the rights and dignity of all its citizens of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;
(3) denounces in the strongest terms the increase of hate speech, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and other hate crimes targeted against mosques, Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim;
(4) recognizes that the United States Muslim community has made countless positive contributions to United States society;
(5) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all United States citizens, including Muslims in the United States, should be protected and preserved;
(6) urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes; and
(7) reaffirms the inalienable right of every citizen to live without fear and intimidation, and to practice their freedom of faith.
Another glowing example of why Democrats should never be allowed near a public office and are automatically disqualified from holding said office, due to their cockeyed, backassward thinking, inabilities.
The fact that government can make NO law inhibiting the free speech is just ignored.
“United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion,abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.”
Odd how Democrats ignore our Constitution unless they find something in it they can twist for their own radical agenda (like ‘right to privacy.’ which doesn’t exist)
This asinine bill also ignores the fact that muslims, as all people in the United States are ‘protected’ by our laws against — murder. They don’t need any “special protections”, since that would be “unfair” and “biased”, something Democrats say they abhor.
This is a backdoor attempt to promote islam at the expense of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, American values and traditions… and at the expense of Christians. Jews and those who practice a religion other than islam.
Please, people. Save America. Vote for principled Conservatives and not racial, fascist fools filling the Socialist Democrat Party. We no longer have any time to waste. This crapola doesn’t simply take place in Texas, but is embedded in every State. Democrat fascist working to control our speech, thoughts and actions via laws and regulations. Neo-nazi’s are alive and well in these United States. Vote them out.