US Muslim Group Announces Campaign to Fight ‘Islamophobia’ After San Bernardino Slaughter
The US Council of Muslim Organizations announced its campaign to fight Islamophobia after the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
The group is also pushing support for a Congressional Resolution condemning anti-Muslim bigotry.
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The US Council of Muslim Organizations reported:
The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced major educational, outreach and civic empowerment initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national security through the promotion of freedom and justice.
Proposed USCMO initiatives include a drive to register one million voters prior to the 2016 presidential election, a “One America” campaign to enhance understanding of American Muslims and Islam and a “National Open Mosque Day” designed to help increase interactions between American Muslims and citizens of other faiths and backgrounds.
Another initiative planned by the national Muslim coalition includes the formation of new and strengthened alliances with interfaith partners, social justice groups and other minority communities that have faced or continue to face similar challenges.
The USCMO will also seek to increase emergency preparedness for Islamic institutions and individual Muslims to address the rising number of hate incidents nationwide.
USCMO member organizations discussed the real and present threat of violent extremist groups that are preying on young people via the Internet and who twist the meaning of the Quran to justify their atrocities.