USCMOUS Council of Muslim Organizations
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National Muslim Advocacy Day delegates promoted a legislative agenda adopted by the USCMO. The bills listed below are some of ones the group lobbied for.
USCMO encourages Americans across the nation to come together at this time to work towards closing the divide and building a better, stronger, more productive country.
USCMO stated that it shares the pain suffered by Armenians during this period but it also believes that any acknowledgment by religious or political leaders of the tragedy that befell Armenians should be "balanced, constructive and must also recognize Turkish and Muslim suffering," during that period.
The USCMO statement continued: "As Americans, we are concerned about alienating a key ally, Turkey, through one-sided declarations that political and religious leaders have made on this subject.
USCMO highlighted that Turkey is the only Muslim-majority member of NATO and current president of the G-20, as well as a key partner for the US to defeat ISIL and a host country for Syrian refugees who fled from the Syrian civil war.
Sotloff, especially so soon after its members murdered journalist James Foley," said Oussama Jammal, USCMO secretary general.
During these difficult days, the USCMO also reminds the public to avoid spreading Islamophobia by using the actions of ISIS to characterize and demonize all Muslims, globally and here in the United States.
"We at the USCMO offer our heartfelt condolences to Mr.
holidays such as our National Muslim Voter Registration Day on Eid al-Azha, September 12, 2016, according to a USCMO statement issued here.
USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jamma said that with large concentrations of Muslim voters in key swing states such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, "the American Muslim population is positioned to tip those elections and to determine who will be the next President of the United States".
Currently, the USCMO is offering only estimated numbers as the final statistics will not be available until after the elections due to the different voter registration deadlines in each state.
According to Jammal, the USCMO's first objective will be to conduct a census of Muslim-Americans to "enhance political participation in upcoming elections."