Have you seen the recent #Notinmyname social media campaign? It’s an initiative led by young British Muslims to show defiance and solidarity against ISIS and the terrorist group’s actions. Their goal? To see how a “simple message” can show the world how ISIS misrepresents Islam.
Projects like this remind us of the great diversity among followers of Islam (and indeed all religions).
No one group is the voice for all Muslims.
Today, Tanenbaum therefore shares another practical resource for you to use at home, in the classroom, with your congregation or in your community.
- Diversity in Islam: A fact sheet explaining the different groups within Islam.
- QUESTIONS for Students and Educators: A question sheet that may be used alongside the Diversity in Islam fact sheet.
Read, download, and share! Challenge others to ask questions, research the answers, and counter those who stereotype an entire religion. Know the facts and stand up against Islamophobia!
Together, we can become more informed citizens as we work to prevent violent extremism. Peace begins with us.