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 scholarship to date on these issues, is accessible to a multitude of audiences and provides helpful entry points for conversation and action.
WISE UPis thorough, authoritative, and a much needed overview of Islam. The workwill 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.
[Muslim Peace Fellowship applauds] ... the WISE UpGuide 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.
It's a great idea. We are looking forward to reviewing and utilizing topics related tomisconceptions affecting Muslims and nonMuslims in America today
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 ourfocal 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, whetherthis 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 UpAmerican 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 Upare 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 Upfor 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 Upis 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
We at Bayan Claremont appreciate the role of WISEin 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.
WISE Up is an urgently needed corrective to the all-too-common distortions of the true teachings of Islam... Muslims and nonMuslims alike will find this book a helpful resource.
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.
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 theirreligion 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, policy makers, and politicians who are searching for more light and less heat in the current discussion regarding American Islam. Highly recommended.
WISE Upbrings 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