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Call Your Congressmen Before US Military Action in Syria

Call your Congressmen to oppose US military action in Syria where hundreds of thousands of Sunnis, Shi’a, Alawite, Christians, and Jews along with their sacred sites, are under threat. Support for war in Syria is against the interests of the American people.

If the United States involvement in unavoidable, despite the discontent of the American public with this course of action, we implore the government to protect the religious sites in Syria.

Call your Congressmen requesting the shrine of Sayyidah Zaynab, the shrine of Sayyida Sakina, Ummayad Mosque (Grave of John the Baptist), and Bab al-Saghir (tombs or various Saints) be placed on the MILITARY PROTECTED TARGET LIST.

“Hello. I am calling to ask Congressman __________ not to support the vote in Congress for war in Syria. If the United States involvement in unavoidable, despite the discontent of the American public with this course of action, we implore the government to protect the religious sites in Syria. If the vote goes through [which I strongly oppose], assure the following 4 Holy Shrines on the MILITARY PROTECTED TARGETS LIST. They are called the The Mausoleum of Zaynab, Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque, Bab al-Saghir, and Ummayad Mosque. [Provide the Latitude and Longitude coordinates below] Thank you.”

Location of Sayyidah Zaynab,Syria
Geographic coordinates 33°26′40″N36°20′27″
ECoordinates: 33°26′40″N 36°20′27″E

Location of The Mausoleum of Ruqayyah, Damascus, Syria
Geographic coordinates 33°30′48″N36°18′26″
ECoordinates: 33°30′48″N 36°18′26″E

Location of Bab ul-Saghir
Geographic coordinates: 33° 30′ 22.5″ N, 36° 18′ 23.5″ E
ECoordinates: 33° 30′ 22.5″ N, 36° 18′ 23.5″ E

Location of Ummayad Mosque
Geographic coordinates: 33° 30′ 43″ N, 36° 18′ 24″ E
ECoordinates: 33° 30′ 43″ N, 36° 18′ 24″ E

New Jersey Congressmen DC Phone/ NJ Phone #

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) 202-224-4744 973-645-3030
Robert E. Andrews (D-01) 202-225-6501 856-546-5100
Frank A. LoBiondo (R-02) 202-225-6572 800-471-4450
Jon Runyan (R-03) 202-225-4765 856-780-6436
Chris Smith (R-04) 202-225-3765 609-585-7878
Scott Garrett (R-05) 202-225-4465 201-444-5454
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-06) 202-225-4671 732-249-8892
Leonard Lance (R-07) 202-225-5361 908-788-6900
Bill Pascrell (D-08) 202-225-5751 973-523-5152
Steve Rothman (D-09) 202-225-5061 201-646-0808
Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) 202-225-3436 908-629-0222
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-11) 202-225-5034 973-984-0711
Rush Holt (D-12) 202-225-5801 609-750-9365
Albio Sires (D-13) 202-225-7919 201-823-2900

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