The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge Congress to block funding for war with Iran by supporting and cosponsoring legislation introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).
Introduced on Friday, June 3, the legislation will “prohibit any funding for offensive military force in or against Iran without prior congressional authorization.”
The measure was previously introduced as the bipartisan “Prohibition of Unauthorized Military Force in or Against Iran” amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act and had passed in the US. House by a 251-margin vote. However, the measure was stripped from the final version of the bill.
On Jan. 3rd, the Trump Administration launched a drone attack on an airport in Baghdad, killing Qassem Suleimani, the leader of Iran’s revolutionary guard corps, alongside several other individuals. Iran has vowed to exact revenge upon the United States, and the Trump Administration has ordered several thousand American troops to deploy to the Middle East.
In response, CAIR has expressed strong support for congressional efforts to bar the Trump Administration from taking further steps toward an illegal and unnecessary war on Iran.
Last June, CAIR called on all Americans to urge Congress to stand firm against the Trump administration’s ongoing march to an unnecessary and unconstitutional war with Iran.TAKE ACTION