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CAIR: Council on American-Muslim Relations was established in 1994 to promote awareness of Islam in the United States and "empower American Muslims".  The website includes an Employer's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices and general information for those interested in learning about Islam.

ISNA: Islamic Society of North America is one of the largest Muslim-American membership organizations in the US.  The website offers a variety of information including: recent news and press releases, thr Qur'an translated into multiple languages, and services that combat domestic violence and addiction.

MPAC: Muslim Public Affairs Council is an organization that focuses on improving US sentiment towards Muslim-Americans and ensuring their civil liberties.

Muslim Student Association (MSA) supports Muslim students success in higher education.



"Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim-Americans" is a 2010 report out of Duke University on radicalized Muslim-Americans after September 11 and how Muslim-Americans combat such radicalization. The study includes an executive summary, recommendations, statistics on "terrorism offenders", charts, and more.

THE “BIN LADEN” EFFECT: HOW AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT MUSLIM AMERICANS SHIFTED IN THE WAKE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH The image of Muslim Americans significantly worsened: Perceived threat from Muslims living in the United States significantly increased; Americans more tolerant of restrictions on Muslim American civil liberties after Bin Laden's killing  

"Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future" builds on the 2009 Gallup report "Muslim Americans: A National Portrait".  This analysis tracks changes in Muslim Americans' attitudes since 2008 and delves into new social and political research topics regarding their opinions today.

"Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism" reports on a survey of 1000+ Muslim-Americans' political and social attitudes.  Sections cover topics such as demographics, religious practices, concerns about terrorism, and more. Includes numerous charts and graphs.


Government Sources

Being Muslim in America is a 60 page document from the Bureau of International Information Programs describing American Islam culture and life and hopes to dispel existing stereotypes of American-Muslims.

US Relations with the Muslim World is a collection of links from the Military Education Research Library on relations between Muslims and the US.  Includes official statements, Congressional hearings, special reports, research from outside organizations such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and more.

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