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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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Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour is a senior lecturer in Middle East politics and security studies at the University of Exeter in England. One of his areas of expertise is Islamist movements and ideologies.

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Tobias Winwright

Tobias Winwright serves as an associate professor of health care ethics and is an associate professor of theological ethics at St. Louis University. He is a Roman Catholic moral theologian who has co-authored After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice, and he edited Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment.

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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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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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Katie Corcoran

Katie Corcoran is a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. She can discuss religion, religious persecution, organizations, criminology, social movements and social networks. She is co-author of Religious Hostility: A Global Assessment of Hatred and Terror and is working on a book about megachurches.

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