American Muslims Determined to Counter Violent Extremism

American Muslims Determined to Counter Violent Extremism

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mosque-largest-us-dearborn.jpgThe North American Muslim community has taken practical steps to counter radicalization, with its leadership recently offering additional encouraging developments.

For example, the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that they plan to set up a website specifically aimed at countering extremist interpretations of the Qur’an, 20 North American Imams this week issued a Fatwa Against Terrorists, and, this week when the “underwear bomber” was arraigned in court there were about 150 American Muslims and Arabs rallying outside in the frigid cold. The demonstrators held signs saying “Not in the name of Islam”, “We are Americans,” and “Islam is Against Terrorism.”

(Read about these and more activities in The American Muslim)

Photo: Largest US mosque is found in Dearborn, Michigan

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