Folks, you can do your part in the battle against the threat of Islamic extremism. A way to do your part is through the United American Committee’s Legislation Monitor which allows you to monitor key legislation currently in Congress which deals with the Islamic extremist threat.
In focus: H.R.2037/S.1117; “The Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2005”
Title: To halt Saudi support for institutions that fund, train, incite, encourage, or in any other way aid and abet terrorism, and to secure full Saudi cooperation in the investigation of terrorist incidents, and for other purposes.
Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2005 – Expresses the sense of Congress that the Government of Saudi Arabia must immediately and unconditionally: (1) cooperate fully with the United States in the investigation of terror groups and individuals; (2) close permanently all organizations in Saudi Arabia that fund, train, encourage, or in any way aid terrorism anywhere in the world; (3) end funding for terror organizations outside Saudi Arabia; and (4) block funding from private Saudi citizens and entities to Saudi-based or offshore terror organizations.
Directs the President to prohibit certain exports to Saudi Arabia and restrict travel of certain Saudi diplomats if the President cannot certify to the appropriate congressional committees that the Government of Saudi Arabia: (1) is fully cooperating with the United States in investigating and preventing terrorist attacks; (2) has closed permanently all Saudi-based terror organizations; (3) has ended funding for any offshore terror organization; and (4) has made all efforts to block funding from private Saudi citizens and entities to offshore terror organizations. Allows the President to waive such sanctions for national security reasons.
Sample letter to your congressman/senator regarding the Saudi Arabia Accountability Act: Just edit it, print it out, sign it and send it to your representatives! You WILL make a difference.