“I don’t see myself as someone standing up for Muslims in Congress. I see myself as someone standing up for justice in Congress, because the Muslims are not always right and people who are not Muslims are not always wrong. I’m going to stand up for the truth, what’s right, and I’m going to do my best. And where I fail, I’m sure you’ll point that out, and I’ll try to do better.” — USC Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice. Conference on September 5, 2014 on American Muslims in Public Service. USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice
The USC Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice (CITCAP) promotes scholarly research and community engagement on the relationship between Islam, Muslims and contemporary society, East and West. It brings the intellectual tradition of Islam, the evolving realities of modern cultural and sociopolitical life and the challenges and opportunities facing Muslims in the modern world into seminal and robust conversation.