Tawfik Hamid

Tawfik Hamid (born in 1961) is an author from Egypt who opposes Islamic fundamentalism.
A self-described former member of the militant al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya Tawfik Hamid advocates a peaceful understanding of Islam that is compatible with universal human rights and intellectual freedom. He says that he started to preach in mosques to promote his message of and, as a result, became a target of Islamic militants, who threatened his life. Hamid then migrated to the West where he has lectured at UCLA, Stanford University, University of Miami and Georgetown University against Islamic fundamentalism. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of The Intelligence Summit,[1] an annual conference on security. Hamid has also appeared on television programs, including Fox’s Glenn Beck Show, Fox News Channel, and the BBC’s Religion and Ethics.[2]
Hamid, also known as Tarek Abdelhamid, has a medical degree in internal medicine and a master’s degree in cognitive psychology and educational techniques.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawfik_Hamid

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