WORDE Halaqa: Jahiliya: Is Society Un-Islamic?

Please join us for this new monthly halaqa (a discussion series in a traditional Islamic format) series! TOPIC: Is Society Un-Islamic? How extremist groups argue that we all live in a state of pre-Islamic ignorance to justify violence against Muslims and others. Click here for a topic outline. VIDEOS OF PREVIOUS HALAQAS: SPEAKER: Dr. Tarek […]

ISIS Financing Workshop at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle

WORDE Senior Fellow, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim will attend a workshop at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle in the UK between  12th and 14 May 2016 to discuss ISIS Financing-Current Policy Gaps and Actions for the future. This consultative workshop is organized between the  Quilliam Foundation and the East West Institute. 

2016 Leadership in Counter Terrorism Alumni Association (LinCT- AA)

WORDE President, Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi will moderate a panel at the annual LinCT conference, held in New York from April 27-29, featuring Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, author of the recent book, “Refuting ISIS,” and Dr. Tarek Elghawary, Director of Religious Studies at WORDE. The panelists will share their progressive and innovative approaches to refuting the theological […]


Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization & Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants

Research into the psychology of terrorism suggests that a person’s cultural identity plays a key role in radicalization, so WORDE teamed up with researchers Dr. Sarah Lyons,  Dr. Michelle Gelfand, and Marieke van Egmond for a study to understand how immigrant acculturation challenges in the US may be linked to radicalization. We found that immigrants who […]

Fighting ISIS at Home and Abroad featuring Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi & Senior Fellow Mehreen Farooq

  “Just because you can’t prevent every attack from happening, I’m not sure that, that’s reason to not make an effort. I’d like to think that defeating the ideology that underlies some of this is a start.” -Khurram Dara, Author, “Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America,” New York, New York […]

Understanding ISIS in order to Better Protect the Homeland

Testimony submitted by Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 20, 2016   Chairman Ron Johnson, Ranking Member Thomas Carper and members of the Committee, thank you for the honor of testifying here today on such a serious and important issue. I have been in the field of […]

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Engaging and Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society for Countering Violent Extremism

WORDE Launches Two New Reports on Pakistan Over the past several years, WORDE has been leading a comprehensive study through 35 cities and villages in Pakistan to explore the capacity of civil society for peacebuilding. We’ve identified over 100 local organizations that have implemented viable and innovative peacebuilding programs, ranging from inter-ethnic dialogues to fatwas […]

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