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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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Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern is a lecturer on terrorism at Harvard University and serves on the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. She is the co-author of the book ISIS: The State of Terror alongside J.M. Berger. Stern can be contacted through her publicist Alexis Shanley of Harper Collins.

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Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan is a co-author of the New York Times bestseller, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. He also writes for The National. His areas of expertise include Syria and Iraq.

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Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is an author and editor-in-chief at The Interpreter funded by The Institute of Modern Russia. He is an expert in Middle East affairs and politics and focuses on the Syrian conflict and modern Russia. He recently co-authored the book  ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.

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Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Intelligence Project and senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and Center for Middle East Policy. His areas of expertise include counterterrorism, Arab-Israeli issues, Persian Gulf security, and India-Pakistan relations.

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Nageeb Michael

The Rev. Nageeb Michael is a Dominican priest and a scholar at the Digital Center for Eastern Manuscripts. He digitizes historic Assyrian Christian manuscripts, according to a New York Times article, and he fled the city in which he previously worked, Qaraqosh, when the Islamic State gained control of the area. He is a source on art and religion.

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Bernard Haykel

Bernard Haykel is a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. He is an expert on ISIS, or the Islamic State, jihadism, and Islamic apocalypiticism.

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Reporting on Islam

While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]

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