Providing weapons to al-Qaeda and its jihadist allies is not a valid use of Americans’ tax dollars!
No Arms For Terrorists is a non-partisan American campaign in support of the principles and purposes of the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act (SATA)” H.R. 608 and S. 532.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, SATA, H.R. 608 is sponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), with bi-partisan co-sponsorship from Walter Jones (R-NC), Barbara Lee (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Thomas Massie (R-KY),Peter Welsh (D-VT), and Ted Yoho (R-FL),Thomas Garrett (R-VA), Paul Gosar (R-VA), Scott Perry (R-PA).
In the U.S. Senate, SATA, S.532 is sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
Rep. Gabbard points out in her introductory statement for SATA:
“Under U.S. law it is illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to al-Qaeda, ISIS or other terrorist groups. If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, JabhatFateh al Sham, and other terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government.”
Sen. Paul declared in his introductory statement:
“One of the unintended consequences of nation-building and open-ended intervention is American funds and weapons benefiting those who hate us. This legislation will strengthen our foreign policy, enhance our national security, and safeguard our resources.”
No one doubts the complexity of the security challenges facing the United States in the Middle East and worldwide. However, No Arms For Terrorists believes that under no circumstances is giving money and weapons to groups the U.S. government knows to be terrorists and their collaborators is a legitimate option.
This is a particular problem in Syria, where over the past six years of conflict American tax dollars have been used directly, or indirectly via U.S. allies, to arm jihad terror groups in a bid to overthrow a secular, socially pluralistic ruling eliteand replace it with a sharia-based Sunni supremacist one.
This has contributed to the ongoing carnage in Syria (and in nearby areas, notably Iraq), particularly against people and communities who do not fit into the terrorists’ ideological program: Alawites, Christians, Druze, Kurds, Shia, Yezidis and moderate Sunni Muslims. Women and girls are also being victimized by mass sexual assaults and the terrorists’ practice of sex-slavery. Arming terrorists in Syria and elsewhere contributes to an ongoing genocide of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, promotes violence against women, drives mass migration from Syria to neighboring states and the West,and increases the terrorist threat to America and Europe.
No Arms For Terrorists is a campaign supported by Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), with assistance from Global Strategic Communications Group.
CSI is an international Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Tax-deductable donations to CSI-USA are welcome.
No Arms For Terrorists welcomes your help and participation. Please contact us at NoArms4Terrorists@gmail.com. Write the two Senators for your state and your Representative in support of SATA’s prohibiting use of your tax dollars to arm terrorists. To support this campaign, please donate to CSI-USA.