The Libertarian Party of Chicago Defends Religious Liberty in Wake of Minnesota Mosque Bombing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, August 11th, 2017 – The Libertarian Party of Chicago (LPC) remains committed to non-aggression, self-ownership and the protection of our liberties, including the freedom to peacefully practice the religion of one’s choosing. In standing with these principles, the LPC vehemently condemns the bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, that occurred on August 5th, 2017, and all other acts of terrorism aimed at religious communities.

“I am saddened by news of the bombing in Minnesota. No one should be made to feel unsafe in their houses of worship. Thankfully no lives were lost,” said Justin Tucker, Chair of The Libertarian Party of Chicago. “The United States was founded upon religious freedom and the Libertarian Party is dedicated to preserving all the freedoms we cherish.”

According to the Libertarian Party’s 2016 platform: “No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group or government.” Libertarians “favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others,” the platform further states.

Libertarians recognize that religious institutions provide support for their congregations and provide assistance to those that are the most needy in their communities. Libertarians also recognize that an attack on religious liberty is an attack an all liberty.

 

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About The Libertarian Party of Chicago

The Libertarian Party of Chicago is a local chapter of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and is part of The National Libertarian Party. The party is comprised of common people united by two goals: 1) to advocate for a better Chicago through the promotion of liberty and 2) to make the Libertarian Party a legitimate and viable political option in modern American politics. Join us for our monthly meetings (www.meetup.com/LPChicago) and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @ChicagoLP.

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