Check out this profile of AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij. “Zainab Al-Suwaij, 40, grew up in Basra, Iraq, raised by her grandfather, the city’s leading cleric. Inspired by his leadership, she joined the 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein, and was later forced to flee the country. In the wake of 9/11, Al-Suwaij co-founded the American Islamic Congress to promote human rights and the exchange of ideas between Muslims and non-Muslims. The organization now has bureaus in Iraq, Egypt and Tunisia. She spoke with The Washington Examiner about a faith grounded in her upbringing, and flourishing in her work today.” Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Zainab Al-Suwaij

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