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Council on American-Islamic Relations objects to new NDAA law

By Katerina Nikolas     Jan 2, 2012 in Politics
CAIR, the Green Party, and the Libertarian Party, are scheduled to hold a news conference on Jan 3 in Iowa, to express their opposition to the new National Defence Authorization Act. CAIR is deeply troubled by the new law.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a press release saying it is "deeply troubled" by the new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that Digital Journal reported President Obama signed into law on Dec 31.
CAIR's statement says "It is deeply troubling that the NDAA became law with the detention provisions intact. We believe it is unconstitutional for our military to become a police force that would hold American citizens indefinitely without the right to trial or even to hear the charges brought against them." (Stock Markets Review)
The statement goes on: "While it is encouraging to hear that the current administration will interpret the detention provisions 'in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law,' we have no assurances that future administrations will act in a similar manner."
"This ill-conceived and un-American legislation will forever be seen as a stain on our nation's history -- one that will ultimately be viewed with embarrassment and shame."
Market Watch reports that CAIR and other civil liberties groups are set to hold a press conference in Iowa on Jan.3 "to express their opposition to the unconstitutional nature of the National Defense Authorization Act's detention provisions." CAIR will be joined by representatives of the Libertarian Party and the Green Party. The news conference is scheduled to take place at Des Moines Marriott Downtown at 11 a.m.
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