The Anti-Terrorism Caucus is a bi-partisan educational forum established in 2007 by Representatives Sue Myrick (R-NC), Bud Cramer (D-AL), Kay Granger (R-TX), and Ben Chandler (D-KY). The Caucus was created to provide information and resources to policymakers and Congressional staffers about the threats to our country that are fueled by extremist ideologies. WORDE President Hedieh Mirahmadi has appeared on a televised round table discussion with Congresswoman Myrick about the Ft Hood shootings and other issues involving homegrown radicalism.
In addition to the Anti-Terror Caucus, Congresswoman Myrick has spearheaded several initiatives for Muslims to connect with public officials and policymakers. WORDE Specialists continue to work with Congresswoman Myrick to shape policies to counter terrorism and jihadist ideology.
- Radicalism and Homegrown Terrorism 101: Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, Dr. Peter Neumann, and Lorenzo Vidino brief the Anti-Terror Caucus.
- Annual Moderate Muslims Summit on Capitol Hill: Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi partners with Muslim leaders on Capitol Hill to discuss ways to combat religious extremism in the American Muslim community.
- Counter-terrorism in Pakistan: Congresswoman Myrick invited WORDE’s delegation of Pakistani anti-jihadist, moderate religious and culturally Muslim majority to speak to policymakers about their struggle in promoting values of religious tolerance, pluralism, and peaceful conflict resolution, against growing Talibanization.