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Who Is Leading the Muslim Peace Movement? Millions of Muslims, That's Who

peaceBy Jack Jenkins, ThinkProgress

Although Ahmed no doubt felt alone at the hostile Heritage panel, she is but one of millions of Muslims who stand up for peace on a daily basis. In the United States, Muslims are actually disproportionately peace-loving when compared to the rest of the country: a 2011 Gallup survey found that American Muslims are significantly more likely than American Christians, Jews, Mormons, or Atheists to oppose attacks on civilians, regardless of whether they are enacted by military force or by a small group.

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