CAIR’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
We envision a time when being Muslim carries a positive connotation and Islam has an equal place among many faiths in America’s pluralistic society.
Among the indicators that this vision had become a reality would be the following points:
- Islam has a 75 percent or higher favorability rating among the general public.
- A person’s Muslim faith is considered an asset in private employment and public service.
- Politicians welcome and seek public support from Americans of the Islamic faith.
- Association with anti-Muslim movements or rhetoric discredits those who put themselves forward seeking to earn the privilege of public service.