NRACT Research Paper

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Signorile 1 Vincent Signorile CO 398-01 Dr. Novek March 28, 2016 NRACT Research paper The NCRAT (National Religious Campaign Against Torture) is a non-profit organization that helps end torture in U.S. prisons, torture abroad, and end anti-Muslim sentiment. This is an important topic that is in the news almost if not every single day. Ever since 9-11 happened it seems like Americans have had a predetermined notion towards Muslims. This website is trying to stop people from having that notion. On the website there is a #CLOSEGITMO, which means close Guantanamo Bay. President Obama announced that in fact he would close, Guantanamo Bay, and one of the main reasons was because of the torture that gets conducted at the prison along with…show more content…
“At the end of 2011, President Obama signed into law a bill (the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012) that included a provision authored by Senator Patrick Leahy making funds available to help eliminate torture by foreign police, military or other security forces that receive assistance from the U.S. (“NRACT” 2016). The NRACT staff supported this bill and urged people contact their Members of Congress to show support for this bill. The fifth policy was The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA Torture. The Senate Intelligence Committee on December 13, 2012 voted to investigate on the CIA’s use of torture by getting access to the 6,000-page report. The NRACT staff was on the side of the committee to get the…show more content…
It also has a campaign to address anti-Muslim sentiment. “On September 7, 2010 over forty religious leaders held an emergency interfaith summit to discuss an end to anti-Muslim rhetoric. This summit sparked an important dialogue that continued to grow” (“NRACT” 2016). After 9-11 had occurred there was a ton of bigotry in the U.S. against Muslims. Most of the people detained after 9-11 were Muslim, which is why society was fine with accepting policy changes in allowing torture. An event that the NRACT offers is to sign the conscience statement. It is really easy because all you have to do is go to the website and type in some information to endorse and sign the statement. The statement talks about how torture is a moral issue and torture is degrading to human beings and is morally intolerable. There is also a page on the NRACT website where you can tell a friend about the statement to help get them involved. There is also a page on the website that shows all of the religious leaders who endorsed the NRACT and the statement, which is over 20 religious
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