Report of the Task Force on Muslim-American civic and political engagement.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Farooq Kathwari and Lynn M. Martin, Cochairs
Christopher B. Whitney, Project Director
America’s strength has long been tied to its commitment to diversity and its openness to the waves of immigrants arriving on its shores from every corner of the world. The talents and energies of these immigrants and their dedication to the values of their adopted country have made the United States the world’s strongest and most adaptive nation. Muslim American immigrants, while a relatively recent addition to the American mosaic, were on a path taken by many previous immigrant groups prior to the September 11, 2001, attacks. Those groups had come to the United States in search of the American dream and through hard work achieved much economic success. The path also eventually led them to full participation in U.S. civic and political life.