Opposing Religious Intolerance Against Muslims in America

Resolution Number 11-04.75

WHEREAS, Muslims have been an integral part of California's diverse cultural, economic and social strength since the latter part of the nineteenth century; and, eight hundred thousand Muslims now live in California, and;

WHEREAS, there have been marked increases in statewide and nationwide discrimination, hostility, vandalism, and violence towards Muslims in America and those who physically appear to be Muslim or espouse tolerance toward and acceptance of Muslims; and

WHEREAS, the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment, known as Islamophobia, has contributed to opposition to the lawful construction of Islamic cultural centers and mosques across the United States, specifically in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party stands unequivocally for the right of free speech and for the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as the equal protection of all citizens guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party strongly condemns any and all acts of discrimination, hostility, vandalism, and violence directed at Muslims in America and their institutions as well as those of any other race, religion or nationality.

Authors: Sunny Zia 70


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011





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