U.S. Marine Veteran & Muslim Youth Leader
Mansoor Shams is a U.S. Marine Veteran, business owner, and Muslim youth leader. Mansoor served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of corporal.
Journalist & Author
The author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam, she is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent. Her character figures promptly in the film A Mighty Heart.
Nobel Prize-Winning Human Rights Activist
Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist and the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As the face of the Yemeni uprising, she was instrumental in helping shape the Arab Spring.
Author & Founder of Moral Courage TV
Professor Irshad Manji role models the key teaching of moral courage: that doing the right thing in the face of our fears makes us whole. A senior fellow at the USC, she is an educator at heart.
Social Worker, Activist & Author
Maryum Ali, affectionately known as May May, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest child of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s nine children
Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree
Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. His captivating speeches educate others on the regenerative power of forgiveness.
Chair of Arab Studies, University of Columbia
Rashid Khalidi is the Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia, the past President of the Middle East Studies Association, President of the American Committee on Jerusalem, and editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.
Executive Director, American Islamic Congress
As co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit American Islamic Congress, Zainab Al-Suwaij works to promote a positive Muslim American voice.