Muflehun Discusses “Combating Violent Extremism” at OSAC 30th Annual Briefing

Muflehun Discusses “Combating Violent Extremism” at OSAC 30th Annual Briefing

The Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) hosted a panel on “Combating Violent Extremism” at its 30th annual conference with 1200 registered participants.

Executive Director Humera Khan represented Muflehun on the panel and talked about radicalization and ways for the private sector to be involved in countering violent extremism. The panel was preceded by a keynote by CIA Director John Brennan and was followed by a keynote by Secretary John Kerry.

Video coverage of the event by C-SPAN available:

Combating Violent Extremism

American Muslims Against Violent Extremism- Press Conference

American Muslims Against Violent Extremism- Press Conference



Muflehun *ADAMS * MPAC * ISNA *  Masjid Muhammad (The Nation’s Mosque)

* Dar Al-Hijrah * First Hijrah Foundation* ICNVT * IMAAM * ISWA * MakeSpace * MAV * Mclean Islamic Center * Muslimat Al-Nisaat *

American Muslims United Against Violent Extremism: Imams and Leaders Respond to ISIS

Press Conference on Wednesday, September 10th, at 9:30 a.m. ET
Lisagor Room-National Press Club

(Washington DC – 9/8/2014) – On Wednesday, Sept. 10, American Muslim Imams, leaders, and organizations will hold a national summit and press conference with national and regional community leaders. We have also invited law enforcement to the National Press Club to address the escalation of violent extremism by ISIS and the community’s response to the potential for threats against the U.S. homeland.

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, we remember the victims and families of the horrific terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 Americans. We will reaffirm the Islamic principles of condemnation of terrorism, protection of life and religious freedom.

The horrific murders of American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley are reminders of the need for Americans to remain vigilant in communities across the country. In confronting violent extremism in the United States, communities and leaders have responded with multiple initiatives to counter this toxic narrative including, fatwas (edicts) , counter-narrative and online radicalization prevention programs and community intervention programs like the “Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities,” which all serve as a critical component, in partnership with law enforcement to prevent, intervene or eject individuals who may be susceptible to violent extremism.

During the summit and press conference, American Muslim leaders will reaffirm the fatwa against extremism and unveil programs and initiatives that counter toxic narratives and ideas used to recruit vulnerable individuals.

An online interactive discussion will also take place on Twitter using the hashtag #UnitedAgainstExtremism.


9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 10th

Lisagor Room-National Press Club
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045


  • Imam Mohammad Magid, Imam, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
  • Imam Zia Makhdoom, Imam, MakeSpace
  • Imam Talib M. Shareef, President, Masjid Muhammad Inc. and CMSgt, United States Air Force-retired
  • Humera Khan, Executive Director, Muflehun
  • Haris Tarin, DC office Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
  • Rizwan Jaka, Board Member, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Chair of All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Board
  • Faizul Khan, Imam, Islamic Society of Washington and Board Member, Islamic Society of North America
  • Asma Hanif, Executive Director and Board Member, Muslimat Al-Nisaat
  • Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Outreach Director, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
  • Rafi Ahmed, President, Muslim Association of Virginia
  • Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry, Chair, Mclean Islamic Center
  • Mohsin Ali Khan, President, Mclean Islamic Center
  • Najib Mohammed, President, First Hijrah Foundation
  • Arif Mostafa, President, Indonesian Muslim Association in America (IMAAM)
  • Other sponsors and speakers may be added


Event: Our Collective Security (Denis McDonough)

Denis McDonough, the U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor & Assistant to the President of the United States, will be speaking this Sunday Mar 6 at 4:00 pm Eastern on the Obama Administration’s approach to our collective security and countering violent extremism. This special invitation-only event will also feature a group of community leaders and people from different faiths and beliefs, and the following Interfaith Leaders who will address the event:

  • Imam Mohamed Magid, Board member, Muflehun and Executive Director, All Dulles Area Muslim Society
  • Marshall Medoff, Past President (2007-09), Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation Synagogue
  • Reverend Stephen Smith-Cobbs, Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church

Live webcast can be viewed at