Islamic Peace Making since 9/11
Smock, David; Huda, Qamar-ul
U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), January 2009, 12p
""Muslims in general and Muslim leaders particularly have often been severely criticized for not more energetically condemning the violent acts of Muslim extremists. The uninformed often assume that extremists represent Islam’s mainstream. Even those who recognize that extremists are on the margins of the worldwide Muslim community do not understand the degree of pluralism within Islam. Islam comes in many forms and interpretations. Violent extremists are on one edge of the Muslim community, but they are counterbalanced by a growing movement of Muslim peacemakers."
David R. Smock is the vice president of the Institute's Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution and associate vice president of the Religion and Peacemaking program. Qamar-ul Huda joined USIP as a senior program officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Centers of Innovation in June 2005.
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E19/02-09, March 20, 2009