Designated terrorist group CAIR is virulently opposed to him because of his past statements on the threat of Islam and troubling views on issues impacting American Muslims,” said sharia law-supporting CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
CAIR Be sure to contact your Senators and encourage them to confirm Sessions’ nomination without hesitation. Below are the reasons why the Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood front group Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is campaigning against Senator Sessions:
Sessions’ Support for Trump’s Religious Test to Ban Muslims Traveling to the United States
In December 2015, Sessions voted against and publicly lashed out at a nonbinding amendment seeking to prevent a religious litmus test for people entering into the United States. The amendment had been offered by ranking Senate Judiciary Committee Member Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
During that vote, Session said: “Many people are radicalized after they enter. How do we screen for that possibility, if we cannot even ask about an applicant’s views on religion? Would we forbid questions about politics? Or theology?”
Following the horrific shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sessions also warned Americans on FOX News Sunday in June 2016 to “slow down” on foreign born admissions into the United States, particularly those with Islamic backgrounds. “It’s a real part of the threat that we face and if we can’t address it openly and directly and say directly that there is an extremist element within Islam that’s dangerous to the world and has to be confronted.”
Sessions appears less likely to uphold the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) when it comes to the massive spread of mega-mosques in Christian residential communities.
In December 2016, the Center for Security Policy published “a practical primer for assessing mosque land use applications” entitled Mosques in America: A Guide to Accountable Permit Hearings and Continuing Citizen Oversight.Given Sen. Sessions close associations with the Center for Security Policy, CAIR questions Sessions ability as Attorney General to support the right of American Muslims to construct houses of worship in the same manner one would expect him to support other religious communities.
Sessions has close relationships with several highly-respected anti-Islamization/Counter-jihad groups
In 2015, Sen. Sessions accepted the “Keeper of the Flame” award from the Counter-jihad group Center for Security Policy, whose leader is Frank Gaffney, and one of many counterjihadist names on the Communist/Islamofascist-funded Southern Poverty Law Center ‘hate group’ list.
Sen. Sessions has also accepted the “Annie Taylor Award” in 2014 from the anti-Islamization group the David Horwitz Freedom Center and attended the group’s annual “Restoration Weekend” Florida retreat events in 2008, 2010 and 2013. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that tracks hate movements in the United States, labels David Horowitz “the godfather of the modern anti-Islam movement.”
Sessions sent a letter to the National Endowment for the Humanities demanding their justification for funding the “Muslim Journeys Bookshelf” program
In October 2013, Sen. Sessions asRanking Member of the Senate Budget Committee sent a letter to theNational Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in part demanding a justification for why the NEH was “promoting” Islamic cultures at the expense of Christian and Jewish cultures.
The purpose of NEH’s Muslim Journeys program is to “offering resources for exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.”
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