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Who Are American Muslims?

Who are American Muslims? They’re the most ethnically diverse faith community in the country. They’re just as likely as members of other faith groups to reject attacks on civilians. See our new infographic to learn more about this dynamic, diverse community.

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Equal Treatment?: Measuring the Legal and Media Responses to Ideologically Motivated Violence in the US

Hate crime or terrorism? Lone wolf or extremist? These words are often used to describe ideologically motivated violence, and as we found in our latest report, their use by officers of the law and members of the media has impact on real cases.

Reimagining Muslim Spaces

Reimagining Muslim Spaces Infographics

Our new infographics outline how to manage a crisis when the unthinkable becomes reality, how to conduct a community-led imam search, and how to increase civic engagement in your Muslim community.

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ISPU conducts objective, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United States.

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Our Foundation Partners

ISPU is grateful for the support of our foundation partners, including…

Democracy Fund
John Templeton Foundation
New York Community Trust
Pillars Fund
American Muslim Fund: A Community Foundation
Security & Rights Colloraborative, a Proteus Fund Initiative
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

ISPU In The News

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Yusufi Vali in Patheos | December 5, 2017


How Do We Find the Right Leaders for Our Mosques? A Case Study

Khadija Gurnah on MomsRising.org | August 29, 2017

Erik Love in The Charleston Gazette-Mail | August 13, 2017

ISPU In The News

Patheos - Hosting the Conversation on FaithYusufi Vali in Patheos | December 5, 2017

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Washington, DC Office

1110 Vermont Ave., NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (202) 768-8649

Michigan Office

6 Parklane Blvd.

Suite 510

Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Tel: (313) 436-0523

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