Editorial: "[Muslim] Group Encourages Volunteer Work"

June 5, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel


On June 5, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an editorial that read, "To their great credit, many Muslim organizations in the United States have been working to counteract negative views of their religion resulting from the terrorism of Islamic extremists. One of the foremost of these groups is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is conducting a summer-long campaign to show that 'Muslims Care.' The campaign stresses ways in which Muslims can help improve the communities where they live, with particular emphasis on health awareness and charity work. CAIR provides a Web site, www.muslims-care.org, where people can download a 'tool kit' on how to volunteer and Muslim clerics can get advice on how to promote volunteerism. As President Bush has noted, the United States is fighting a vicious enemy, but the enemy is not Islam or Muslims. Organizations like CAIR prove that."