Discussing Community-Led Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism at the IMAAM Center

imaam-center-eventMehreen Farooq, WORDE Senior Fellow and CHHS Senior Policy Analyst, participated in a panel discussion at an IMAAM town hall forum on Saturday December 17, 2016. The panel was moderated by Nadia Syahmalina and included Congressman-elect Jamie Raskie, MD State Senator Will Smith (District 20), Assistant Chief of Police of Montgomery County, Luther Reynolds and Dr. Sahar Kamis, UMD Media Specialist. The speakers focused on the community’s concerns, particularly on how to bridge social divides in America, address bullying and acts of hate, and build community resilience against violent extremism. The event, co-sponsored by the Muslim Democratic Club of Montgomery County,  the Indonesian American Association, and the IMAAM Center.

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