Americans and Muslims together welcome Senator Durbin’s initiative to hold hearings on civil rights of Muslims.
Dallas, March 23, 2011
Mike Ghouse, President of America Together Foundation, welcomes the initiative of Sen. Dick Durbin’s announcement to hold hearings in to the civil rights of American Muslims.
No American has to live in anxieties, discomfort or fear of the other. It is in the interests of every Patriotic American to work for a cohesive society where we focus on being a catalyst to each others’ well being, safety and prosperity.
The organization will focus on bringing Americans together with a series of educational programs to address the critical issues facing our nation in an open forum to find pluralistic solutions to restore the cohesiveness of our society and work towards building a safe and secure America.
America Together foundation is an extension of the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other, and World Muslim Congress committed to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam.
We hope the hearings will focus on the Civil rights of Muslim Americans and bring justice and hope to fellow Americans.
Mike Ghouse, President
America Together Foundation, committed to building cohesive societies
2665 Villa Creek Dr, suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234
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US Sen. Dick Durbin announces plans for hearings into the civil rights of American Muslims
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has announced plans to hold congressional hearings on the civil rights of American Muslims.
The assistant Senate majority leader said the hearings will be held Tuesday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. The hearing will be held before the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.
In announcing the hearing, the Illinois Democrat said the Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans. In noting a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry, Durbin added it is important for the current generation to renew the founding fathers’ commitment to religious diversity.
Durbin’s proposed hearing follows that earlier this month of New York Rep. Peter King of the House Homeland Security Committee, who said he was looking Muslim extremism in the U.S.