Source: Los Angeles Times
On May 26, 2002 the Los Angeles Times featured an editorial by Shabbir Mansuri, the founding director of the Fountain Valley-based Council on Islamic Education. In the wake of recent struggles within the Muslim-American community, the editorial calls American Muslims to have an active "voice in civic matters... Islamic values compel Muslims to work for justice and mutual understanding among peoples, as well as to support charities providing for the less fortunate and less able... The American constitutional system is not perfect, but it has a record of self-correction. By taking our place at the table, Muslim Americans have an opportunity to help the system continue working not just for ourselves but for all."