Stopping Dangerous Speech

On March 8, 2016, learn about innovative efforts and tools you can implement to decrease the spread of hate and dangerous speech in our communities and over the internet. PROGRAM: The networking and dinner reception will begin at 6pm, and the program will promptly begin at 6:30pm. SPEAKERS: Susan Benesch, Director of the Dangerous Speech […]

Inside the Mind of ISIS: Understanding its Goals and Ideology to Better Protect the Homeland

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, WORDE President Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi provided testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, “Inside the Mind of ISIS: Understanding Its Goals and Ideology to Better Protect the Homeland.” View her prior testimony for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs online. Dr. Mirahmadi discussed the Montgomery County […]

Is someone recruiting our kids?

With over 900 active investigations against suspected ISIS-inspired operatives and other homegrown violent extremists – the threat of recruitment and radicalization of our youth is greater than ever before. On Sunday, February 7, 2016 WORDE hosted an educational forum featuring two former violent extremists, Christian Picciolini (author, Romantic Violence, Memoirs of an American Skinhead) and […]


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 […]

Muslims in Kenya Offer a Christmas Present to the World

Mandera is not a rare event – and parallel stories of human familyhood are all around us. Al-Jazeera | December 27, 2015 Muhammad Fraser-Rahim & Beth Ellen Cole After a year marred by violence that has led some people to suppose that confrontation is inevitable among humanity’s religions, a busload of Muslims in northeast Kenya […]

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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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