(ATLANTA, GA, 4/25/16) Congressman David Scott (D-GA) has agreed to co-sponsor an anti-Islamophobia resolution after CAIR Georgia leaders met with his staff during National Muslim Advocacy Day on April 18th.
“You may be pleased to know that as a result of our meeting, Congressman Scott is cosponsoring H.Res.569, a resolution condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States,” said the congressman’s staff in a message to CAIR Georgia.
“Hate speech often leads to hate crimes,” said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell. “We are therefore pleased to hear that Congressman Scott has joined other lawmakers on Capitol Hill in publicly and officially condemning Islamophobia.”
House Resolution 569 was first introduced in December 2015.
Among other things, the resolution expresses condolences to victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes, denounces hate speech and violence against Muslims, recognizes the positive contributions that American Muslims have made to the United States, and calls on local and federal law enforcement to work to prevent hate crimes.
CONTACT: CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]