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Usama Hasan

Usama Hasan USAMA HASAN-Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan is currently Senior Researcher in Islamic Studies at Quilliam, a think-tank promoting human rights and civil liberties, and challenging Islamism and extremism. Usama is a trained imam, having memorized the Qur’an age 11 and led mosque prayers for over 25 years, as well as being [...]

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Tawfik Hamid

Tawfik Hamid Dr. Tawfik Hamid, is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization JI with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri who later became the second in command of al-Qaida. A quarter-century ago, Hamid recognized the threat of radical Islam and the [...]

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Tahir Gora

Author, Journalist, Activist Background: Tahir Aslam Gora was born in Lahore, Pakistan in September 1963. Tahir is a prominent writer, novelist, poet, journalist, editor, translator and publisher with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He is recognized as a bold social activist who has initiated many interfaith and pluralistic streams to bring [...]

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Salma Siddiqui

Salma Siddiqui Ms. Salma Siddiqui was born in Karachi and moved to Canada as a child. She is an Ottawa based entrepreneur and community activist. In addition to owning a corporate travel agency and a real estate development business, Ms. Siddiqui has been active in the NGO community across Canada. She is [...]

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Courtney Lonergan

Courtney Lonergan Courtney Lonergan is the Community Outreach Director for the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. She is an enthusiastic and compelling participatory facilitator who engages the diverse perspectives of her stakeholders in meaningful dialogue to elicit inspired action and thoughtful working groups. She has led several non-profits and grassroots initiatives and is [...]

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Asra Nomani

Asra Nomani Born in Bombay, India, in 1965 to a conservative Muslim family, Asra Q. Nomani grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. In 2000, Ms. Nomani returned to India to do reporting for a book, Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love, journeying through Hindu [...]

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