Some American Muslims are raising concerns about the use of the phrase “Islam is not a religion of peace.”
A recent Pew survey found that about a quarter of U.S. Muslims said that the term Islam is not “a religion of love” and about a third of U,S.
Muslim adults have expressed “disagreement with” the term.
Muslim leaders say they’re concerned about a growing Islamophobia in America, and the use by some of their faith’s most devout adherents to espouse hatred.
Some have even taken to calling their followers Islamic terrorists.
Here are some suggestions on how to avoid getting into an argument about whether Islam is a religion or not: Avoid using the term “Islam,” or the word “Islam” as a verb.
Islam does not exist, and is not part of the U.N. definition of religion.
Instead, Muslims should be using the phrase, “A religion of faith that teaches tolerance and pluralism,” as part of their definition of Islam.
If they are referring to Islam as a religion, they are saying it’s not a monolithic and religious group, but that it includes a variety of different faiths, and that there are different ways to interpret the Quran and other religious texts.
For example, Muslims can see themselves as a variety or branches of the Abrahamic faiths, which have a common text and practice, and they can view themselves as followers of Muhammad or Jesus.
This isn’t a condemnation of Christianity or Judaism or Islam as religions.
Instead it’s simply a recognition that Islam is diverse, and not a one-size-fits-all religion.
Don’t use the phrase or its acronym “Islam.”
Muslims have different ways of describing Islam, but they should not be lumped into a single set of beliefs or practices.
“Islamophobia” refers to the fear and hatred many Muslims feel toward Muslims, or their faith in general.
It is not about Islam.
“Anti-Muslim bias” refers not to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or sexual orientation, but to “discrimination based on religious belief or practices” — an accusation often made against Muslim Americans who publicly say they are Muslim.
“Muslim-American” refers specifically to people of Muslim descent who identify with, or are members of, the Muslim faith.
If you hear someone say, “Muslims are all one people, all of us are one family,” you shouldn’t use it.
If someone says, “Jews are all a people, and all of our children are all part of our family,” they are not a Muslim, and should be avoided.
“No matter how you define Islam,” says Ahmad Zaki, a professor of sociology at Columbia University and co-author of “The Muslim Family: The Changing Face of American Identity,” “no one is one, not one of us, not even one of our kids.”
Zaki points out that Muslims have a rich history in American society and that many Americans consider their faith to be rooted in their history.
In fact, many Muslim Americans trace their faith back to their earliest ancestors.
“I think we have a lot of similarities between the Muslim American experience and the immigrant experience,” he says.
“It’s not just a matter of being different, but being part of a community.”
For example: When you first arrived in the United States, what was the first thing you did?
If you had an American passport, what did you think about that?
When you went to a mosque, what do you do?
When your kids came to school, what were your feelings about it?
What was your reaction when you saw them wearing a hijab or niqab, or had to hide behind a veil?
“It was all about being Muslim,” says Zaki.
“And we’re a part of this community, and I’m part of that community.”
In fact: About 90 percent of Muslim Americans have at least one parent who is a U.s. citizen or permanent resident, according to a Pew Research Center report.
Many of them have been here since before the country was founded in 1776.
So it’s a sense of belonging that they all share.
“We’re all connected,” Zaki says.
If your kids don’t like the name, they can choose a different one.
If that doesn’t work, they might consider other names.
“A lot of the Muslim-American children have their own name,” Zami says.
But if they don’t want to use that name, there are other ways to identify them.
“You can be a Muslim or a Jew or Christian,” Zani says.
They can also be “American Muslims” or “American Jews,” or even “American Christians.”
If your child’s parents don’t identify as Muslim or Jewish, they should talk to their parents or grandparents.
It may be hard to do this on their own, but the best thing they can do is to speak to someone who does.
“Ask their parents if they have a Muslim parent, and