#FactsOverFear Campaign is here to set the record straight and prepare patriotic US citizens to stand united as a nation even as we engage in healthy debate about our common future.

#FACTSOVERFEAR

Anti-Muslim hate groups are working overtime to dehumanize our American Muslim neighbors.

During election years, politicians join them by repeating falsehoods and feeding fears about Muslims and other Americans. As we prepare for the 2020 elections, the #FactsOverFear Campaign is here to set the record straight–preparing patriotic U.S. citizens to stand united as a nation even as we engage in healthy debate about our common future.

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Countering Hate Series

Animated educational videos that combat misinformation

Islamophobia Industry 5:29

Anti-Muslim hate groups spend over $30 million dollars to bear false witness against our American Muslim neighbors. This increases violence against all minorities. They use fear to divide us and diminish the rights that protect each of us. Instead, let us uphold the vision of our nation of liberty and justice for all.

Islam and Peace – Coming Soon

What is Shariah – Coming Soon

Islam and Other Religions – Coming Soon

Islam and Women’s Rights – Coming Soon

Webinar Series

A five-part webinar series exposing misinformation promoted by the anti-Muslim industry and providing concrete steps to being an effective ally to American Muslims. This is for especially important as we prepare for the November election, because research shows Islamophobia spikes around elections, as politicians and pundits exploit anti-Muslim sentiment for political gain.

Islamophobia Industry

Join us to learn about the “Islamophobia Industry” — the network of groups that promote false information, conspiracy theories and a hateful narrative about Islam and Muslims, for political and financial gain.

Islam and Peace

Join us to learn about what Islam *actually* teaches about peace, rather than the misinformation and conspiracy theories promoted by anti-Muslim groups. This webinar will also feature special guest Rais Bhuiyan, who is Founder/President of World Without Hate. You’ll hear his powerful and inspiring personal experience with hate and forgiveness.

What is Shariah

Join us to learn about what “Shariah” actually is, rather than the misinformation promoted by anti-Muslim groups.

Women in Islam

Join us to learn about what Islam *actually* teaches about women’s rights, rather than the misinformation promoted by anti-Muslim groups. The webinar will also feature special guests Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown and Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg who, with Aneelah, make up the “Daughters of Abraham” trio.

Islam and Other Religions

Join us to learn what Islam actually teaches about interaction and engagement with other religions, rather than the misinformation promoted by anti-Muslim groups.

Role Play Practice

Aneelah and Terry go over role play scenarios that you can use to practice countering anti-Muslim bigotry.

Aneelah Afzali

Aneelah Afzali

Aneelah Afzali is Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN) at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, who left her legal career 6 years ago to serve as an interfaith justice advocate. She is also on the Board of the Faith Action Network.
Terry Kyllo

Terry Kyllo

The Rev. Terry Kyllo is the Executive Director of Paths to Understanding, and the founder of Neighbors in Faith, now a program with Paths to Understanding. Terry focuses his pastoral career to counter dehumanization against Muslims and all of God’s diverse and valued children.