Fear & Faith: Misunderstood Muslims

September 13, 2011 in Beliefnet, Mainstream Religion, Other Faiths by Webmaster

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Fear & faith: Misunderstanding lingers, Iowa Muslims say | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.comFear & faith: Misunderstanding lingers, Muslims say   Now, nearly a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Muslims and other faith leaders say some of the fear regarding the followers of Islam has waned, but vast…


Many Americans have trouble separating Islam, the religion, from Islamic radicals, those who follow extremist views of the faith and sometimes resort to terrorism to achieve political and religious goals, said Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.

The Pew Center poll showed 82 percent of Muslim Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in their lives, and 79 percent rate the communities in which they live as excellent or good. Muslim Americans are more satisfied with the direction of the country than the general public is, 56 percent to 23 percent, the Pew poll said.     more


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