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David French

David French is an attorney, a decorated veteran and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. He has served as senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is a regular contributor to National Review, where he wrote several columns supporting a Supreme Court decision for […]

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Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas is a syndicated conservative columnist and author whose work appears in USA Today and The Washington Times, among others. An evangelical Christian, he was vice president of the Moral Majority and has written about their influence on politics. He has called for a moratorium on the building of mosques in the U.S. and […]

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Ron Hassner

Ron Hassner is an associate professor of international relations in the political science department at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include religion and conflict, religion in the military and territorial disputes. Hassner is the author of War on Sacred Grounds and editor of Religion in the Military Worldwide.

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American Islamic Congress

The American Islamic Congress was founded after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and works to fight steroetypes about Islam and battle extremism and terrorism. It runs programs in the U.S. and overseas. Zainab Al-Suwaij is executive director.

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Johanna Birnir

Johanna Birnir is an associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland in College Park, as well as a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. She is an expert on terrorism and society.

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Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, where she is an expert on the Islamic State group and its efforts to recruit young Muslims. She is writing a book on extremism. Contact via her research assistant, Zach Shapiro.

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Angel Rabasa

Angel Rabasa is a senior political analyst for the Rand Corp. in Washington. He has written widely on Islamic extremism in Turkey, India, East Africa and Southeast Asia. Contact via Rand’s Office of Media Relations.

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Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an expert on religious extremism in Bangladesh. She testified about religious extremism in Bangladesh before Congress. Contact via her research associate, Ashlyn Anderson.

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