U.S. Muslims Try To Counter Negative Perceptions

January 27, 2011

Author: Cathy Lynn Grossman



Mustafa Qureshi, a Cub Scout, holds an American flag and his sister, Aisha, joins in reciting King's "I Have a Dream" speech at a community center.

These are the people U.S. Muslims want people to see as their neighbors — not shadowy radicals envisioned by anti-Islamic voices heard coast to coast.

Muslims and those who fear them have news to consider: A study projects the U.S. Muslim population will double in the next two decades.

They will still make up less than 2% of the U.S. population, scattered across a vast continent. Yet this tiny minority gets massive attention.

See also: Islam, Civic, Statistics