Countering Extremism in Predominantly Muslim Countries
Religious Freedom Series
The rise of radical jihadi groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram are challenging perceptions of Islam both within the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and internationally. This briefing will examine the views and opinions of Muslim populations living amidst radical groups, and identify ways international actors and policymakers can support those voices seeking to counter radicalism and support human rights, rule of law and religious freedom.
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The Senate Human Rights Caucus
Co-Chairs Senator Chris Coons and Senator Mark Kirk
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Co-Chairs Congressman James P. McGovern and Congressman Joseph R. Pitts
Dwight Bashir, Acting Co-Director for Policy and Research, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Director, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers – Washington, DC Office
Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland