ABOUT One America Campaign

Since, September 11, 2001, the American Muslim community has gone through a journey of social roller coaster. Public opinion on Islam and Muslims is changing to more negative with each survey. Hate crimes against Muslims and their masajid are increasing across the country. Islamophobia has become, unfortunately, mainstream during the presidential campaign of 2016. However, at the same time, several prominent political and legal personalities, newspapers editors and columnists and interfaith leaders have spoken forcefully in favor of the Muslim community. The late Imam W. D. Muhammad used to say, “this is the worst time for Muslims in America and this is also the best time for Muslims in America.” A window of opportunity has also been opened for Muslims to present their own narrative to the American public. Thanks to the racist rhetoric of Republican presidential candidates, Muslims and Islam have now become the topics of prime time and headline news.


American Muslims understand the magnitude of the challenge facing our nation and our community and will not allow either Islamophobes or un-Islamic extremist groups like ISIS to define American Muslims or to decide our fate. American Muslims will chart their own destiny by securing both our faith and the security of America.

"This is the worst time for Muslims in America and this is also the best time for Muslims in America. - Imam W. D. Muhammad"

Seizing the moment, the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, announced on December 21, 2015, major educational, outreach and civic empowerment initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national harmony through the promotion of freedom and justice.

The USCMO initiatives include: a One America Campaign to enhance understanding of American Muslims and Islam; a Million Voters Registration Drive prior to the 2016 presidential election; and a National Open Mosque Day designed to help increase interactions between American Muslims and citizens of other faiths and backgrounds. Another initiative planned by the national Muslim coalition includes the formation of new and strengthened alliances with interfaith partners, social justice groups and other minority communities that have faced or continue to face similar challenges.

One America Campaign is an effort designed to “push back” against what has become a consistent effort to  balkanize US citizens into mutually antagonistic subgroups. A common feature of such efforts is the notion that one or more of these subgroups should have restricted rights (temporarily or permanently) due to a pressing need to protect this country’s national security. Consequently, One America Campaign is one way to assertively say that we can, in fact, have it both ways. That is, we can respect our pluralistic democracy while vigilantly protecting this nation from those who wish to harm us. It is our strong belief that scapegoating particular American citizens simply because of their faith will leave us with a country that is actually less safe and more prejudiced.

National Muslim Leadership Summit

The initiatives announced at the news conference were discussed Sunday, December 20, 2015 at a day-long national summit of more than 130 national and regional American Muslim leaders held in Virginia and representing all areas of the country and all segments of that faith community. Sunday’s summit was convened in response to the unprecedented rise in bias incidents targeting American Muslims in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino killings and recent inflammatory anti-Muslim political rhetoric.


Let's Join Hands

We would like to encourage the leadership of US mosques, shura councils, local and national Muslim organizations to join hands for the various initiatives of One America Campaign. it is a sincere effort on behalf of USCMO to reach out to like-minded US ethno-religious groups and organizations, regardless of race, color or creed, for a common cause. In a nutshell we invite all those who want a safer, more culturally respectful, country to work together for One America.

USCMO_Logo_8StarsThe US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) is an umbrella organization that serves as a representative platform for the American Muslim community. It was founded in December 2014, after a long consultative process among several national Muslim organizations. The main objectives are to  empower the Muslim community, amplify its voice, and unify its efforts. All Mosques, Shura councils and other Muslim organizations are encouraged to become member of USCMO.
The founding members of the US Council of Muslim Organizations are:
Muslim American Society (MAS), Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), and Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA).