From Muslim Advocates: One year after President Obama pledged in Cairo, Egypt, to ease hurdles to charitable giving, American Muslims are asking President Obama to keep his promise and help them fulfill their religious obligation, while building bridges to Muslim nations for a more secure future. … On Friday, June 4th, Muslim Advocates is urging Muslims across the country to call the White House (202.456.1111) and tell President Obama to keep his promise and reform the many federal laws complicating our ability to give zakat freely. Download a PDF of the Action Alert!
In light of Sen. Kerry’s upcoming Senate hearings, I thought I would link to some recent reports on the topic that might provide some useful background. Islamic Peacemaking Since 9/11 Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World (Change the Story is the result of this report) The Doha Compact – New Directions: America and the Muslim World Mightier than the Sword: Arts and Culture in the U.S.-Muslim World Relationship Strengthening America: The Civic and Political Integration of Muslim Americans A Strategic Look at U.S.-Muslim World Relations