In response to Rep. King’s hearings on the radicalization of Islam in the United States, an organization called Muslim Advocates, based in Washington, DC, created a web site, whatunitesus.us, built around a simple pledge:
Whether for political gain or public notoriety, anti-Muslim rhetoric and bigotry has become acceptable in political and civic discourse. That’s not America. Today, I am taking a stand for what unites us as Americans – freedom, truth and justice – and against the type of fear-mongering that seeks to divide us.
The NC Council of Churches has endorsed this pledge. For more information, please read this excellent article on Beliefnet.