Take every opportunity to speak publicly and vocally about the lives and contributions of your Muslim friends and family, and the issues they face.
Find out if your school or employer has a clear religious accommodations policy. If not, encourage the organization’s leadership to adopt one. CAIR can provide ideas.
Find opportunities to talk openly with your non-Muslim family and friends about the lives and contributions of your Muslim friends and family, and the issues they face.
Make sure that you include your Muslim loved one and her/his family in events and activities just as you would any other friends.
Don’t allow anti-Muslim statements in media or by religious figures and politicians to go unchallenged.
Don’t allow anti-Muslim jokes or statements expressed in your presence to go unchallenged.
Create social settings that bring your non-Muslim and Muslim friends and family together.
Get involved with Muslim community groups and Muslim community/rights campaigns and contact your elected officials about ensuring equal protection under the law for American Muslims.
Join American Muslim community causes or groups on Facebook and through other social networking opportunities.
Attend Eid celebrations and other American Muslim community events.
Demonstrate your open support by displaying a “My best friend is an American Muslim” bumper sticker, mug or poster, or similar items from other local or national organizations.