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Violent extremism within the identify of Islam poses a significant safety probability to the USA. but the much-publicized divide among the U.S. and the Muslim international isn't as deep or irreconcilable as many think. altering path: a brand new course for U.S. family with the Muslim international offers the 1st senior, bipartisan and interfaith U.S. management consensus on a entire method of enhancing U.S.-Muslim kin. relocating past present deadlocked debates, the management workforce on U.S.-Muslim Engagement has crafted a multi-faceted technique to increase U.S. and foreign security.

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

This is a phenomenal and significant document that may be a needs to learn for all these americans occupied with coverage improvement, operational making plans, and knowing of this serious a part of our international society. --General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (ret.)

This initiative is a significant, accomplished, bi-partisan attempt that seeks to deal with a serious and unsafe challenge: the area Muslim group misunderstands american citizens and american citizens misunderstand them. This initiative lays out a close and finished plan to drastically lessen that false impression via a multi-faceted process that would construct positive 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 foreign non secular Freedom

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Leadership workforce on U.S.-Muslim Engagement:

Madeleine Albright, The Albright Group
Richard Armitage, Armitage International
Ziad Asali, American activity strength on Palestine
Steve Bartlett, monetary prone 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 institution, 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, long island 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

Search for universal flooring based in 1982, look for universal floor (SFCG) is a not-for-profit association that works in seventeen international locations to remodel the best way the area offers with clash - clear of antagonistic methods and in the direction of collaborative challenge fixing. during the last 26 years, SFCG has pointed out underlying ideas for facing clash constructively: clash is either basic and resolvable; clash will be remodeled; Peace is a method; and Humankind is interdependent. SFCG has built a vast array of operational tools, that are jointly known as the toolbox. those equipment contain famous clash answer innovations, similar to mediation and facilitation, and no more conventional ones, like television productions, radio cleaning soap opera and neighborhood organizing.

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Org. 5 Information on opposition to the 9/11 attacks from John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed, Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think (Washington, DC: Gallup Press, 2008), p. 69. com. Statistics on majorities opposing violence against civilians from Kull, ”Negative Attitudes,” op. cit. g. Marc Sageman, Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). The Leadership Group notes that there is a need for continuing research on the factors driving radicalization and recruitment to Muslim extremist groups.

And the Iraqi government should also seek more active involvement of the UN, the World Bank, and other multilateral, bilateral, and nongovernmental agencies (NGOs) in civilian “nation building” operations (for example, reforming the justice and electoral systems, strengthening the planning and management capacity of provincial and local government, building health and education systems, and promoting community-level reconciliation). S. 13 Iraq’s neighbors have important roles to play as well. Iran is a critically important influence on a number of Shiite political leaders.

Should help mediate and guarantee a Syrian-Israeli peace treaty, and seek ways to normalize Damascus-Washington relations, while encouraging the ongoing restoration of diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon. S. needs a carefully designed, sustained, and energetic strategy. S. commitment has been episodic. S. diplomacy in the region shows the high risk that misunderstanding, mistrust, and the actions of hard-liners and extremists pose to the peace process. S. efforts have helped the parties to achieve substantial agreements, and could do so again.

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