An important action initiative from the UAC’s http://www.LegislationMonitor.org
In accordance with its commitments as a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which was approved by the United States Senate in April 1992 and then signed and ratified by President George H. W. Bush on June 8, 1992, the United American Committee calls on the Government of the United States of America to enforce Article 20, Part II of the ICCPR, which declares:
“Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law.”
1) The United American Committee calls on the United States Government to remove all Saudi Arabian publications from U.S. Islamic institutions that constitute a human rights violation under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights or any other human rights treaty to which the United States is a state party.
2) The United American Committee calls on the United States Government to ban the distribution and possession of any and all Saudi Arabian publications in the United States that constitute a human rights violation against the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights or any other human rights treaty to which the United States is a state party.
3) The United American Committee calls for the United States Government to ban the distribution and possession of official Saudi Arabian religious publications until the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia discontinues violating international human rights laws regarding freedom of religion and the incitement to religious violence, hostility and discrimination. In addition, this ban should include the requirement that all official Saudi religious authorities and institutions cease inciting Muslims to wage jihad (holy war) against American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
For those who have not read the Freedom House report “Saudi Publications of Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques”, this report details the contents of publications that were created by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and propagated in U.S. Islamic institutions.These publications advocate violence and hostility against non-Muslims and “apostate” Muslims who do not adhere to the official Saudi state religion of Wahhabi Islam, and promote violence against homosexuals, discrimination against women and xenophobia of “infidel” societies such as the United States. The materials were obtained by Muslims and other experts from Islamic institutions across the entire United States, and were published primarily in Arabic.
The advocacy of such violence, hostility and discrimination is expressly prohibited by international human rights law under Article 20 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, which was ratified by the United States on June 8, 1992.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION!:
Sample letter to your congressman/senator regarding the UAC Action on Saudi Hate Propaganda
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