[Muslim Peace Fellowship applauds] ... the WISE Up Guide and Campaign for gathering an insightful, relevant and authoritative collection of articles highlighting Islam as a religion of compassion, pluralism and peace. We welcome this opportunity to join Islamic institutions across the nation to make a definitive call to Congress, the media, and the American public to hear, recognize, and embrace our honorable and authentic American Muslim narrative.
Vets for American Ideals is a nonpartisan group of veterans who believe America is its strongest when its policies and actions match its ideals. We stand firmly against Islamophobia and bigotry and work to educate the public and policymakers about the essential benefits of a pluralistic society. WISE Up is a welcomed and important tool for our veteran members across the country who are working to combat anti-Muslim hate and misinformation in their communities.
Thank you for bringing this much-needed toolkit, WISE Up, to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. This timely resource will be used by our chapters and will also be shared by chapter members within their own communities to build knowledge providing the truth about Islam and to overcome the negative stereotypes and prejudice that surround us. WISE Up will help us to rise up against anti-Muslim rhetoric.
WISE Up is actively working to counter extremist misinformation that is distorting the message of Islam and recruiting vulnerable youth to engage in terrorist acts. WISE Up messaging is based on the research and teachings of foremost scholars and religious leaders, and provides an authoritative deconstruction of extremist distortions that justify violence against innocents. Global Peace Foundation USA is happy to partner with WISE and encourages others to join in the shared effort to promote peace, tolerance, and respect for all people.
At this polarized time in the history of our nation, the WISE Up Campaign offers an essential and invaluable resource guide to combat ignorance and suspicion with knowledge and strategy. An essential read for anyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, who seeks to build healthier and inclusive communities in America.
This report provides a thorough, in-depth response to the intersecting challenges of extremism and Islamophobia in our era. This Muslim-led report, drawing on some of the best scholarships to date on these issues, is accessible to a multitude of audiences and provides helpful entry points for conversation and action.
WISE UP is thorough, authoritative, and a much-needed overview of Islam. The work will be useful to Muslims, Christians, and Jews alike. The perfect book for adult study in a religious setting: be it Masjid/Mosque; Church, or synagogue.
WISE Up truly is a profoundly wise initiative! Having passionately vested three decades to the critical cause of nurturing inter-faith understanding across the U.S.and abroad, I wholeheartedly commend this strategic approach to enlighten and empower the Media, Interfaith, Government and Muslim sectors with an authoritative, evidentiary, knowledge-based counter to today's cacophony of radicalism and extremism. This is an absolute must-have interfaith resource today!
The International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) supports and joins in partnership with WISE Up in uniting and amplifying the Muslim American Voice across America. We stand united in peace for freedom, justice, equality, and dignity for all with people of good will in America and the world, and in the conviction that G-d is One.
It's a great idea. We are looking forward to reviewing and utilizing topics related to misconceptions affecting Muslims and non-Muslims in America today.
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro supports the efforts of WISE in combating Islamophobia and extremism. The WISE Up report will be a valuable resource that explains the true nature of Islam while exposing the evil tactics used by Islamophobes and extremists. Ignorance and misconceptions can be only eradicated by education and truth.
The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix enthusiastically support and endorse WISE Up Guide and campaign. Our Muslim community witnessed firsthand the dangers of extremism, and suffered bigotry with armed protesters intimidating our worshippers, and then experienced the overwhelming love and support from our neighbors, we appreciate the significance of your campaign to help reaching out to our neighbors and elected officials and to help educating and enlightening them about our peaceful faith.
This is a positive campaign for people of faith in general and humanity and society as a whole. Our community welcomes initiatives like these that work to create shared meaning with shared understanding of universal principles and values as our focal point.
I stand firmly alongside Rep. Keith Ellison and others in support of the WISE Up American Muslim campaign. As a Muslim peace activist and interfaith speaker and educator, I applaud the WISE organization and their mission to clearly articulate the peaceful message of Islam, particularly at this time when many work very hard to defame Islam. There has never been a more crucial fork in the road for American Muslims. I strongly support and join you in your [efforts].
The Mother Mosque of America is proud to be part of this endeavor and sending the right message of Islam in America, whether this message is to the Muslim community or to the non-Muslim community. To educate the public about Islam is not an easy task, especially with what’s going on in the media, yet people want some trusted source to help them get truthful information about Islam and Muslims in America, and also our officials are in need of special information to help them protect the religious rights of Muslims. The Mother Mosque of America is on the national historic places, and active in...schools, churches etc. I feel that this project is great, and the Mother Mosque would like to be part of it.
On behalf of our Muslim community at Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center (CIMIC); we want to congratulate you on the good work that went into your efforts to give non-Muslims information that will clear up many misunderstandings and issues about Islam. We endorse your effort in this matter.
The Rhode Island Council for Muslim Advancement (RICMA) supports the WISE Up American Muslim Community Initiative in its efforts to empower Muslim communities and lawmakers with information and tools to support American Muslims. The tools and materials developed and provided by WISE Up are focused on giving communities accurate information to make clear the distinctions between the peaceful practice of Islam and those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam. RICMA shares WISE Up's focus on education, advocacy, and bridge building.
We are really hopeful and impressed by this great work of yours. I believe our peaceful religion has not yet been properly introduced to the American people at both levels government and community, and I hope this project would be a solid step toward that. On behalf of the Muslim community here in VT, we endorse your project hoping that the peaceful message of Islam could be better understood.
This is a great initiative to unify the American Muslim voice and establish the true American Muslim narrative.
What a wonderful idea and cause! Thank you for including us! We are working to find ways to reach out to our local community and are also trying to redefine our current structure within ISSA. [WISE Up] will be very helpful to us! We look forward to hearing how WISE is doing with this campaign as well as ways that we may be able to work together
Thank you and WISE Up for your great efforts, especially the campaign and "call to action" that gives voice to the American Muslim community. I am with you in the campaign as much as I can.
WISE Up is a valuable resource for anyone interested in true Islam and facts on Muslims. I envision extensive benefit to the Muslim community itself; academics; policy makers; and politicians who are searching for enlightening, accurate, diverse reflections of the Islamic and Muslim mosaic. Highly recommended.
Speaking truth to power these days is often folly disguised as fact. But not for WISE Up! It’s daring in its outspokenness, keenly calling out extremisms, radicalisms, and Islamisms on both sides of the aisle. Its comprehensive reach is intellectually stimulating yet broadly conceived to include the neighborhood kid, the everyday reader, the policy maker, and the media pundit. If ever our world were in need of respite from today’s assaults on civic virtue and religious integrity, the remedy would certainly include a sound grasp of this volume.
We at Bayan Claremont appreciate the role of WISE in reaching out to leaders and the public with such a resource to clarify Islam's core values and teachings. Developing such literacy is an important part of creating a climate that exhibits mutual respect, upliftment, and hope for the future.
“A timely study that offers a remarkable toolkit for leaders seeking to understand the religion of Islam and best practices to combat extremism at home and abroad.”
WISE Up is an urgently needed corrective to the all-too-common distortions of the true teachings of Islam... Muslims and non-Muslims alike will find this book a helpful resource.
All of us will benefit from a ‘more nuanced and informed debate.’... This volume is also a vital tool for all Muslims who wish to reclaim their faith.
Long overdue! ...WISE Upeviscerates the stereotypes, clichés and misinformation about Muslim Americans and their religion that too often dominates our national dialogue.
It is a textbook, handbook and a practical workbook all in one. While this book is focused on Islam, it wrestles with the challenges that every religion faces in the modern world. I congratulate WISE for what promises to be an extremely valuable resource.
WISE Up ... is a valuable resource for the Muslim community itself, policymakers, and politicians who are searching for more light and less heat in the current discussion regarding American Islam. Highly recommended.
WISE Up brings a wide range of wise voices to the analysis of issues critical for the American Muslim community and for all Americans – the challenges of Islam in America, Islamic responses to extremist ideology, preventing extremist recruitment. We urgently need to hear the sixty Muslim men and women, scholars and activists, civic and religious leaders who have contributed to this critically important report