MPAC & New America Foundation Briefing in DC on 5/28

Washington, DC: The Muslim Public Affairs Council, in partnership with the New America Foundation (NAF), will host a briefing on countering violent extremism (CVE) and online radicalization on May 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.
The Boston Marathon attack carried out by the Tsarnaev brothers, who had allegedly viewed online videos promoting extremism and violence, has raised important questions about the threat of online radicalization. Multiple suspects in recent terror plots are also thought to have been radicalized by online predators.
At the briefing, MPAC and NAF leaders will be joined by Imam Suhaib Webb from Boston and homeland security consultant Mohamed Elibiary to discuss the complex dimensions of online radicalization, and what can be done to prevent violent extremism.
“The Boston bombings have inspired serious soul-searching within the American Muslim community and beyond, so that we can understand the dangerous forces that lead to such evil acts,” said Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s DC Office. “This briefing will provide decision-makers a better understanding of the nature of the threat online and how we as a community can counter violent extremism.”
“Online Radicalization: Myths and Realities” Briefing
Peter Bergen, New America Foundation
Rabia Chaudry, Safe Nation Collaborative
Mohamed Elibiary, Lone Star Intelligence
Dr. Peter Neumann, International Centre for Study of Radicalism
Rashad Hussain, US Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Imam Suhaib Webb, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
Haris Tarin (Moderator), Muslim Public Affairs Council
New America Foundation
1899 L St., NW,
Washington, DC, 20036
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
12:30– 1:45 p.m.
For more information, please call MPAC’s Washington, DC, office at 202.547.7701.

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