Confronting Terrorism

Our world changed forever on September 11, 2001. For the first time, America was faced with a massive terrorist attack on our home soil that claimed thousands of lives. Americans realized that terrorism was no longer an isolated plane hijacking, or something that happened overseas. It was a clear threat to our everyday lives.

Now, more than 30,000 documented terrorist attacks have occurred worldwide since that awful day. ACT for America is dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement. We are dedicated to giving all Americans — policy makers, law enforcement, activists, educators, and the general public — the tools they need to make our country more secure.


 Muslim Brotherhood

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The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 in Egypt, is a militant, pro-sharia law organization that has used both violent and non-violent means to achieve its ultimate goal of restoring the Muslim caliphate and the glory of the Islamic empire.

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 The Islamic State

the-islamic-state.250.jpgThe Islamic State (ISIS) is the strongest, most ferocious, best funded terrorist organization in the world today. The Islamic State now has a presence in over a dozen countries ruling over roughly 10 million citizens.

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 EMP Protection

emp-protection.250.jpgImagine no cell phones, electricity, sewer or water. In the blink of an eye, a technologically advanced society could be transported into a desperate situation.

 

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 Refugee Resettlement

Aids local municipalities burdened by having to deal with refugee resettlement into their communities when the resettlement is beyond the local community's ability to provide the necessary infrastructure for additional people.

 

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ACT for America has helped pass the following state bills to confront terrorism and protect America:


  • This measure is named for Private First Class Andy Long, shot and killed in front of a Little Rock, Arkansas military recruiting office by a self-proclaimed terrorist.

    This bill is now law in numerous states. Andy's Law stiffens state criminal penalties for acts of terrorism. The law creates a civil cause of action empowering victims of terrorism to sue in state court those who provide material support and aid those who commit acts of terrorism.

    State Year Bill No.
    Arkansas 2013 630
    Florida 2017 HB 65
    Kansas 2014 HB 2463
    Louisiana 2015 HB 497
    North Carolina 2015 HB 371
    Oklahoma 2014  
    Tennessee 2015 SB 0180

     

  • This bill provides that any person who knowingly provides any material support to an individual or organization whose primary objective is to commit an act of terrorism and does so with the intent to further such objective is guilty of a Class 3 felony. If the provision of such material support results in the death of any person, the penalty is increased to a Class 2 felony.

    State Year Bill No.
    Louisiana 2012 HB 99
    Tennessee 2011 HB 1353
    Virginia 2017 SB 1154
  • Legislation that gives local municipalities more say in limiting refugee placement in their communities.

    State Year Bill No.
    Tennessee 2011 HB 1632
  • This law will protect those who "See Something"and "Say Something" regarding potential terror plots, from frivolous lawsuits.

    State Year Bill No.
    Mississippi 2016 HB 578
    New York 2007 A08591A
  • This bill requires full disclosure and transparency when it comes to a security controlled or governed by a religious law offered to investors in the state of Louisiana. This law is important because Sharia-Complaint Investment Funds are increasingly concealing that they are governed by Sharia Law in a deliberate effort to induce non-Muslim investors to invest in them.

    State Year Bill No.
    Louisiana 2012 SB 757

ACT for America has helped pass the following federal bills to confront terrorism and protect America:


  • H.R. 1073     The Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA)  

    Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-8)       

    (PASSED IN THE HOUSE ON 11/16/15 AND WAS THEN PENDING IN THE SENATE.  THE CIPA LANGUAGE WAS FOLDED INTO THE 2017 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) WHICH WAS PASSED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE PRESIDENT ON DECEMBER 23, 2016.)

    Summary:     The CIPA amends The Homeland Security Act of 2002 and addresses the need for Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) protection of all 16 critical infrastructure segments.


    H.R. 237         The FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015           

    Rep. Ted Poe  (TX- 2)                       

    (PASSED THE HOUSE ON 7/21/15)

    Summary:      Amends the Passport Act of 1926 to prohibit, with a discretionary exception for emergency or humanitarian reasons, the Secretary of State from issuing a passport or passport card to an individual who is a member of, affiliated with, or is otherwise helping a foreign terrorist organization.


     S. 2040            The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

                            Sen. John Cornyn (TX)

    (PASSED IN THE SENATE-MAY 2016-AND IN THE HOUSE-SEPTEMBER 2016. THE HOUSE AND SENATE THEN OVERRODE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VETO OF THE LEGISLATION IN SEPTEMBER OF 2016 AND THE BILL BECAME PUBLIC LAW: 114–222 )

    Summary:      Legislation that amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages that occur inside the United States as a result of a tort, including an act of terrorism, committed anywhere by a foreign state or official.

    Amends the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism. Additionally, the bill authorizes federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over and impose liability on a person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires to commit, an act of international terrorism against a U.S. national.

  • H. Res. 36       Establishing a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.          

                            Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10)     

    (ACHIEVED VIA SEPARATE BILL. LISA PIRANEO, DIRECTOR OF GOV’T RELATIONS AND BRIGITTE GABRIEL FORMALLY THANKED VIA LETTER.)

    Text of Bill: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hres36ih/pdf/BILLS-113hres36ih.pdf

    Summary:      Establishes a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.


     S. 2195            A bill to deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has engaged in espionage activities against the United States, poses a threat to the United States national security interests, or has engaged in a terrorist activity against the United States.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)   

    (PASSED SENATE-4/7/14; PASSED HOUSE-4/10/14; SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ON 4/18/14. PUBLIC LAW NO. 113-100)

    Text of Bill:

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s2195es/pdf/BILLS-113s2195es.pdf

  • H.R. 3783       The “Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act”

                            Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

    (PASSED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SIGNED INTO LAW ON 12/28/12. PUBLIC LAW NO: 112-220)

    Text of Bill: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr3783enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr3783enr.pdf

    Summary:  Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012 - States that it shall be U.S. policy to use all elements of national power to counter Iran's growing presence and hostile activity in the Western Hemisphere.  Directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a strategy to address Iran's growing presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere.

  • H.R. 2194     “Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009”   

                            Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)

    (PASSED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE.  SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT.  PUBLIC LAW NO: 111-195. )

    Text of Bill: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr2194enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr2194enr.pdf

    Summary: Amends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by expanding economic sanctions against Iran.