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File #: 150956    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/10/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2015
Title: Condemning Donald Trump's remarks regarding the banning of Muslims from entering the United States and calling on Mr. Trump to refrain from making such hateful comments in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke, Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature15095600.pdf
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Condemning Donald Trump's remarks regarding the banning of Muslims from entering the United States and calling on Mr. Trump to refrain from making such hateful comments in the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, On December 7, 2015, the Donald Trump campaign stated in a campaign press release that, "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States"; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, was founded on the principle of religious tolerance. William Penn and his fellow Quakers were among the first people to shape modern American values promoting peace and religious tolerance; and

WHEREAS, Freedom of Religion is a fundamental human right, afforded by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees all individuals the right to freedom of religion, expression, and assembly. Accordingly, individuals have the right to practice and express their religion free from discrimination by the government; and

WHEREAS, The United States is historically a country of immigrants and is currently where many individuals seek new opportunity and refuge from oppressive regimes across the globe; and

WHEREAS, There are 2.6 million Muslims in the United States and 200,000 in Philadelphia, who provide a diversity of perspectives which are valuable to the progression of our multicultural American society; and

WHEREAS, Muslims serve our country in every level of government, armed forces, police and fire departments, and as academic and community leaders, contributing positively to the larger fabric of the community and deserving equal respect and treatment under the law; and

WHEREAS, The United States is a place of cultural diversity and understanding. Accordingly, the exclusion of an entire group of people is contrary to the core principles of our great nation; and

WHEREAS, On Sunday December 6, 2015 a severed pig head was left at a mo...

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