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Issue Areas That Matter Most to Muslim Americans in August 2020
Policy Changes Most Important to Muslim Americans in 2020
More than two years after Trump enacted his first ban, a Muslim Ban is still in place. NO ONE should be blocked from entering this country because of their religion or where they come from.
China is committing gross violations of human rights against Muslim Uyghurs who are subject to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment. These violations are unacceptable and must stop.
On August 5, the Indian government unilaterally amended their constitution to end the autonomy Jammu & Kashmir. Congress must speak out against these provocations to avoid further instability in the region.
The Rohingya need our help and the Senate must vote for the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act. This bill would impose targeted sanctions against military leaders responsible for the unspeakable acts of violence against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Burma.
As hate crimes continue to rise and the threat of white supremacy increases, we urge Congress to take the appropriate steps to collect better data. Without accurate numbers, the government has no way of effectively providing solutions to combat this worrying rise in hate crimes. We must pass the NO HATE Act to minimize hate crimes against vulnerable communities.
We have consistently supported the human rights and freedom of the Palestinian people, including their right to return. Our organization opposes the Israeli occupation, settlements, annexation, and any measures that impose a solution outside of a political settlement.
Our nation has less than 5 percent of the world’s population but almost 25 percent of the total prison population. Most of the 2 million Americans incarcerated today are non-violent offenders with African American men being far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms than white men found guilty of the same offenses. Mandatory minimum requirements are exasperating the problem by condemning non-violent drug offenders to sentences of 20 years, 30 years, or even life sentences. We support legislative efforts to end mandatory minimum sentencing and strengthening and end racial profiling which are essential to restoring trust between minority communities and law enforcement.