Islamophobia

A Peacemaking Project by Mohamed N.

What is the injustice we are solving?

I want to see everybody with no fear regardless of your religion.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of Islamophobia
we will address Negative Stereotype of Muslims, Identity Crisis of Muslim Youths
by 1- Talking to Community Leaders and Parents to empower youth of pursuing their Dreams of being valued in the Society. Talk to youth in our community about Islamophobia and get their feedback for any concerns they might have.

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • Empower Muslim Youth to be and stay productive citizen by reminding them that History tend to repeat itself, use paragraph in the Quran for how to deal with difficult time.
  • Teach non Muslims about our peaceful religion.
  • Explain on how 1.6 billions muslims worldwide are part of world puzzle solver( Muslims are doctors, scientist, researchers, engineer( my mom is a manager and an engineer) ,

We will increase my / our compassion by...

1- Being more open to discussion with non Muslims, by giving examples of Islamophobia negative impact. 2- Giving some examples : Example a: A 14 year boy named Ahmed Mohamed in Irving, Texas, with dreams of becoming an engineer, wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case, but end up getting punished, after the school called police for his arrest. It was really sad that the teacher took the wrong impression of it. The words from Ahmed was : "I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her." Example b: My name is Mohamed, I am a muslim, I am 13 years, I love Pizza, I love to play soccer , I love to play Chess, Scrabble....., I want to be a scientist when I grow up if Allah will. 3- By explaining that islam legacy has been always against s bigotry .

How will you show courage?

1- By remaining peaceful and sharing my experiences in Islam. 2- By explaining than 1,6 billion muslims are not Tumors of the world. ( Muslims are scientist, doctors, Physical therapist , psychologue , mothers, housekeepers, teachers, scholars, business owners, fathers et.... Accusation is tough and ISIS has much to do with Islam as KKK has to do with Christianity. Somebody else action should not turn 1.6 Billion muslim from a citizen to a suspect.

How will you collaborate with others?

Create a forum for youth from different religious background to talk about their experiences. Example of forum questions(subject to change): 1- Do you know a Muslim? 2- What do you think about Islam? 3- Do you have a Muslim friend? 4- Can you help a Muslim? 5- Can you wipe a Muslims tear? 6- Do you think that it is OK to Discriminate Muslims?

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

By the feedback received from Non Muslims.

Key Steps

  • Open discussion with other youth from different religious background

Reflection:

How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?

By talking about it, it puts me at ease.

How did your community change as a result of your project?

The community was very receptive about the talk. I had both kids and elders congratulate me for my first talk practice

How many people were impacted by your project?

200

Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?

Since , My mom got Peace First Link from the UN, we are planning to have a talk at the UN summit to share the word around the world. My goals are Ted Talk and UN youth Summit!

How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?

My community is very conscious about Islamophobia, Communities are having safety training in case.

What did your team learn?

Public speaking!

What challenges did your team overcome?

Speaking in front of people, conveying a message to fix issues.

How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?

My mom and Community leader for public speaking training

What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?

Believe in being a problem solver and follow your dream!

Our Updates:

Progress

Mohamed N. 12 May 2019 12:23 Hello,
I am being trained on my speech .
Please stay tune.


Islamophobia

Mohamed N. 7 June 2019 22:54 I did a practice speech in my community's Masjid and we are still working on it.

Islamophobia

Mohamed N. 8 June 2019 22:45

Progress

Mohamed N. 17 June 2019 22:17 I am practicing to talk at the Summit of the UN
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Comments:

Mohamed N.
21 March 2019 22:34

People in this world will judge others just because of their religion and I want them to understand that every religion talks about peace. Peace is a concept that every one know regardless of their religion.  

Andrea C. Peace First Staff
22 March 2019 12:30

Hi Mohamed,

Thanks for sharing this project. The injustice you want to solve is so important. There should be compassion, respect for everyone regardless of their religion.

As you’re working through the questions in the Understand phase of your project, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions that come up! And you can check out the Peacemaking Tools for a full set of resources: https://www.peacefirst.org/peacemaking-tools

Here is an awesome project on our platform that focuses on religion. I encourage you to check it out and comment on the ideas that resonate for you--start a conversation and share ideas! https://www.peacefirst.org/project/marawipeace

I hope that these resources are useful! This work is so important--Thank you for what you're doing! Let me know if you have any questions or need support in thinking about your next steps. :) I'm excited to support you however possible, and to watch this project grow!

Best,
Andrea
 

Mohamed N.
23 March 2019 22:56

Thanks Andrea for your support, If I need any help I will let you know. In the meantime I am researching more about potential solutions for piece. I am also reaching out to our community leaders, with the help of my mom.
This new generation will solve the world problems. Tolerance is the key factor.  

Andrea C. Peace First Staff
25 March 2019 10:00

You are welcome, Mohamed! We are here to help :)  

Adrian B.
28 March 2019 16:47

 

Mohamed N.
28 March 2019 20:18

Hello Adrian, how can I help you  

Alyas R.
4 July 2019 7:59

Mohamed N. Your initiative is very impressive, all the religions are peaceful, and we have to build a harmonized society by spreading the peace and interfaith harmony messages among youth. you did and doing an excellent job, Keep it up.......  

Mojisola O.
11 July 2019 10:43

Hello Mohamed,
I checked out your project and I am so amazed! Thank you for doing your bit to promote religious tolerance. Well done.

My name is Mojisola, Peace First digital mentor and I sincerely congratulates you and your team for the good job.

Keep the fire burning and keep overcoming