I believe we are part of a growing global chorus. And I know for a fact that moderates exist everywhere, in every tradition and in every political environment. There are moderates in Israel. There are moderates in Iran, the Republican Party, the Democratic Party. And what we need to do is link all of these moderates together and figure out a way that this coalition can speak to important issues to marginalize the voice of the extremists.
— For the past two decades, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has argued that Islam supports both religious tolerance and equality for women. His organization works to strengthen moderate voices with the Muslim world.