We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
Today’s post is a special message from Bill Kruvant, President, Creative Learning
Many people have expressed the view that Muslim-Americans are basically unlike other Americans, that somehow their religion and culture are so distinct that they have fundamentally different views and values from “us.” Some go even farther and believe that Muslims will never adopt majority American values and are and will remain alienated from America.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, most of us are prepared to change our views when those views are clearly different from the facts.
Well, thanks to the Gallup organization, the facts are now in. Their just-released report, Muslim Americans; Faith, Freedom, and the Future, explodes this myth. Muslims, it turns out, are amazingly similar to Protestants and Catholics who make up the overwhelming majority of Americans.
A sample of Gallup’s findings:
So, the next time someone expresses the view that Muslim-Americans are “different from us” perhaps the best rejoinder—after recommending that the person read the Gallup report—would be the “Muslim-Americans ‘R’ us.”