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Violent extremism within the identify of Islam poses a major safety possibility to the us. but the much-publicized divide among the U.S. and the Muslim international isn't really as deep or irreconcilable as many think. altering path: a brand new path for U.S. kinfolk with the Muslim international provides the 1st senior, bipartisan and interfaith U.S. management consensus on a complete method of bettering U.S.-Muslim kin. relocating past present deadlocked debates, the management team on U.S.-Muslim Engagement has crafted a multi-faceted technique to improve U.S. and overseas security.

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Few demanding situations subject greater than decreasing mistrust and false impression among the us and other people residing in Muslim majority states. This well timed file is a groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and thought-provoking contribution to that crucial reason. --Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of kingdom; crucial, The Albright crew LLC

This is an outstanding and demanding record that may be a needs to learn for all these american citizens focused on coverage improvement, operational making plans, and figuring out of this serious a part of our worldwide society. --General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (ret.)

This initiative is a major, complete, bi-partisan attempt that seeks to handle a severe and unsafe challenge: the area Muslim neighborhood misunderstands americans and american citizens misunderstand them. This initiative lays out an in depth and accomplished plan to enormously lessen that false impression via a multi-faceted strategy that may construct optimistic bridges of mutual knowing among american citizens and the Muslim international. --Richard Land, President, The Ethics & spiritual Liberty fee, Southern Baptist conference; Member, U.S. fee on overseas non secular Freedom

About the Authors:

Leadership team on U.S.-Muslim Engagement:

Madeleine Albright, The Albright Group
Richard Armitage, Armitage International
Ziad Asali, American activity strength on Palestine
Steve Bartlett, monetary companies Roundtable
Paul Brest, The William and plant life Hewlett Foundation
Red Cavaney, American Petroleum Institute
Daniel Christman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Stephen Covey, FranklinCovey
Thomas Dine, The Dine Group
Marc Gopin, George Mason University
Stephen Heintz, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Shamil Idriss, Soliya
Daisy Khan, American Society for Muslim Advancement
Derek Kirkland, Morgan Stanley
Richard Land, Southern Baptist Convention
Robert Jay Lifton, Harvard scientific School
Denis Madden, Arch­diocese of Baltimore
John Marks, look for universal Ground
Susan Collin Marks, look for universal Ground
Ingrid Mattson, The Islamic Society of North America
Sayyeda Mirza-Jafri, Consultant
Dalia Mogahed, Gallup middle for Muslim Studies
Vali Nasr, The Fletcher tuition, Tufts University
Feisal Abdul Rauf, Cordoba Initiative
Rob Rehg, Edelman
Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for close to East Policy
S. Abdallah Schleifer, American college in Cairo
Jessica Stern, Harvard Kennedy institution of Government
Mustapha Tlili, big apple University
William Ury, application on Negotiation, ­Harvard legislation School
Vin Weber, Clark and Weinstock
Daniel Yankelovich, Public Agenda
Ahmed Younis, Gallup middle for Muslim Studies
Dov Zakheim, Booz Allen Hamilton

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3 1 See for example “The Terrorism Index,” Foreign Policy, September/October 2007. g. S. , Strategic Challenges: America’s Global Security Agenda (Washington, DC: National Defense University Press and Potomac Books, 2008); Kilcullen, “Countering Global Insurgency,” op. , War by Other Means, op. cit. S. S. beliefs and attitudes. S. will need a deliberate, strategic communications strategy to overcome strongly held beliefs with compelling evidence and messages of change and partnership. Alan Whittaker, Dean of the Faculty and Academic Programs, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, personal communication, August 2008.

S. role in it, for Muslims in the Middle East and around the world. S. has enabled and shielded Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands since 1967. S. S. S. S. credibility across the Muslim world. Middle East states that have exploited the conflict to distract attention from their domestic failings might also face greater pressure to accelerate political and economic reforms. , and other key players in the region and around the world recognize that the status quo is untenable. Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and its isolation of Gaza, the status of Jerusalem, and Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel undermine security for all, encouraging extremism and making it nearly impossible for leaders on either side to create a comprehensive peace agreement.

S. S. policy have traditionally varied widely. There is, however, a clear trend. S. role in supporting authoritarian governments. S. and its allies for their presence in Muslim lands. S. role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and more feel humiliated by the sense that Americans do not understand or respect Islamic values or cultures. During the past six years, this set of concerns has become even more widespread, consistent and intense. S. S. S. must also consider how our policies and actions in those countries, their neighbors, and other Muslim countries around the world shape the ability of extremists to recruit, operate and destabilize governments and societies.

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