Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States: Views as Americans

This is an interesting report published by the Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking program at the United States Institute of Peace. This report analyzes ways Muslims in the U.S. understand their roles as Americans in combating terrorism and their unique contributions toward conflict prevention and peacemaking. "The assimilation and integration of American Muslims has effectively enabled the flourishing of dozens of national and regional organizations to work in areas of civil rights, human rights, interfaith dialogue, education, charity, public diplomacy, political activism, and other religious and secular activities. Despite the post 9/11 scrutiny of the Muslim community, American Muslim groups have devised sophisticated grassroots campaigns on counter-terrorism and anti-extremist ideology".