Monday, January 02, 2012

Libertarian Party Joins Muslims to Oppose NDAA

An interesting press release from the Council on American Islamic Relations (dated January 2, 2012):

On Tuesday, January 3, representatives of the Libertarian Party and the Green Party will join the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT*) -- a national coalition of major Muslim organizations -- and other civil liberties group leaders at a news conference in Iowa to express their opposition to the unconstitutional nature of the National Defense Authorization Act's detention provisions.

This news conference is intended to convey a broad-based public response to President Obama's signing into law of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens suspected of terrorism without charge or trial.

WHAT: News Conference on New Law Authorizing Military Detention of U.S. Citizens "Without Charge or Trial"

WHEN: Tuesday, January 3, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Sioux City Meeting Room, 700
Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

CONTACT: AMT National Director Muhammad Salim Akhtar (773-507-5335)

AMT is an umbrella organization that includes:

Member Organizations:

American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)
Muslim American Society (MAS)
Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA)
Muslim Students Association-National (MSA-N)
Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA)
North America Imams Federation (NAIF)
United Muslims of America (UMA)

Observer Organizations:

American Muslims for Civic Engagement (AMCE)
Islamic Educational Council of Orange County (IECOC)
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

This move by the Libertarian Party is especially interesting given Wayne Allyn Root's opposition toward Muslim outreach.

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