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WA Dems pass resolution recognizing American Muslims’ contributions
On June 18, 2016, at the WA State Democratic Convention, the party passed a “Resolution Recognizing American Muslims & Affirming Their Constitutional Rights.”
American Muslim children and families now look forward to seeing their lives and contributions recognized at the national level and hope to see resolution proposed and passed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to be held July 25 to 28, in Philadelphia, PA.
Our gratitude goes to WA Dems Party Affairs Manager Greg Haffner and hundreds of Washingtonian Muslims and allies statewide who proposed the resolution during precinct and Congressional caucuses across our state, and voted to pass it at the state convention on June 18, 2016.
Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens
A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at: www.ispu.org/poll
1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim
Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice
Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. It’s the tone of news coverage and commentary, not an event itself that determines how the public reacts and whether members of a minority group will face hate violence. Accurate language can inform readers, while loaded ethnically and religiously language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.
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