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Date: 1/16/2013

This report is for American Muslims who want to better understand sharia in order to explain it to others, and for non-Muslim Americans who seek an explanation of sharia at a higher level of sophistication than is available in popular media. It should be noted that this report does not seek to change the minds of anti-sharia advocates or to provide point-by-point responses to their propaganda. Rather, it seeks to provide an informed exposition of some basic concepts of Islamic law so that Americans can intelligently engage in and raise the quality of this ongoing public conversation. ... » read more

Date: 12/4/2012

This report assesses the radicalization of Muslim prisoners in post-9/11 America. In the last decade, Muslim prisoners have been scrutinized for ties to terrorist and other extremist organizations, not to mention characterized as both a “threat” and a “danger” to national security, due to the in?uence of foreign jihadist movements. However, closer scrutiny shows that these fears have failed to materialize—indeed, despite the existence of an estimated 350,000 Muslim prisoners, there is little evidence of widespread radicalization or successful foreign recruitment, and only one documented case of prison-based terrorist activity. ... » read more

Wahiba Abu-Ras
Lance Laird
Farid Senzai
ISPU Fellow
Date: 11/2/2012

A first-of-its-kind portrait of American Muslim Physicians: demographic characteristics, identity and values, civic and political engagement, and challenges with discrimination. ... » read more

Asma Uddin
Legal Fellow
Date: 8/30/2012

Looking at the historical and scriptural foundations of religious freedom in the United States and Muslim-majority countries, ISPU Legal Fellow Asma Uddin proposes a new way of communicating to build bridges and enhance religious liberty abroad. ... » read more

Asma Uddin
Legal Fellow
Dave Pantzer

Date: 6/14/2012

An analysis of the anti-sharia initiatives and the first amendment. ... » read more

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