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    ISPU will be hosting it Annual Spring Dinner on April 25, 2015.  This year's theme is Elections 2016: American Muslims organizing people, power and change.  Special guests include Marshall Ganz, Rashida Tlaib, Suhail Khan, and Tamim Chowdhury.  Please click here to register. 

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    ISPU's COO meets with President Obama as part of a group of American Muslim leaders from across the country. Click here to read more.

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    The slaughter of French journalists as well as French Jews and Muslims by terrorists is unconscionable and has rightly provoked outrage...Read more

 

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Reports Strength Through Diversity: Four Cases of Local and State Level Coalition Success Alejandro Beutel
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Jelena Jankovic

Since 9/11, American Muslims have been the subject of intense negative attention. In 2010, the negative attention turned into a series of organized actions against the community, including attempts to burn the Qur’an, protests against mosque building, and state legislators introducing anti-religion bills targeting Muslims. ISPU launched its latest research project, Islamophobia: A Threat to All, to contribute to knowledge about anti-Muslim bigotry. The project tracks trends related to the nation’s ongoing social, political, and demographic transformation in the years leading to 2050 and converting that data into actionable suggestions for advocates, community leaders, and legislators.
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Manufacturing Bigotry Community Brief Saeed Khan
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Alejandro Beutel
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Demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and the 2012 presidential election was a clear illustration of the Unites States’ movement toward a more diverse population. Forecasts indicate by 2050, or even 20432 the United States will not only be more populous, it will also be a “majority-minority” country. These demographic shifts will have major political, socio-economic, legal, and cultural impacts on public discourse and public policy.
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In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion?
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The American Muslim condition is paradoxical. Muslims in the U.S. live in the best of circumstances and the worst of times. Most tend to be mainstream, moderate and middle class. They are educated and are well integrated into American society. In fact, they are seen as a model for European countries to emulate. But American Muslims also live in a sociopolitical climate in which Islamophobia is steadily on the rise. Read More...
The Obama administration’s recent summit on Countering Violent Extremism perpetuated an age old American tradition – conflating violence abroad with violence at home. As Americans with origins from conflict zones, Muslims are facing the brunt of anxieties arising out of the violence gripping the Middle East. With every news report of a horrendous beheading by ISIS, the image of “the Muslim terrorist” becomes further solidified in the American psyche. This generates unfounded fears of American Muslims as threats to our immediate safety. Read More...
The slaughter of French journalists as well as French Jews and Muslims by terrorists is unconscionable and has rightly provoked outrage. All life is sacred and the loss of any life at the hands of killers like those who carried out the shootings in Paris should provoke moral outrage. At the same time, some have asked why the international community and international media are paying so much attention to the tragic attack in Paris within days of the Paris shooting, but only passing attention to Boko Haram's massacre of 2000 people, 61 killed by al-Qaeda in Yemen... Read More...

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