Professor Ahmed Younis
Professor Ahmed Younis

Professor Ahmed Younis discusses terrorist extremism

Professor Ahmed Younis featured on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Ahmed Younis, Ph.D., an adjunct faculty member in the College of Educational Studies, was a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, where he joined in a robust back-and-forth discussion regarding the moderate majority in Muslim society who oppose radicalized terrorist ideology.

Terrorists “do not represent Islam,” Younis told O’Reilly in the segment that aired Friday, Jan. 16.

View the entire interview online at FOXNEWS.

Younis served as a senior consultant for the Gallup Organization and senior analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies from 2007 to 2012. In 2011 and 2012, Arabian Business Magazine named him one of the “Power 500” of the Arab world and one of the 500 Most Famous Arabs in the world.

Younis is a co-author of American Blackness: Negotiating Change & Free Black Will (Rowman & Littlefield –2013), a multi-faith reflection on black identity in the age of President Obama, and the author of American Muslims: Voir Dire [Speak the Truth] (MVI -2002), a post-Sept. 11 look at the reality of the debate surrounding American Muslims and their country, and is also a co-author of The Role of Entrepreneurship & Job Creation in US-Muslim Relations (Brookings, US Islamic World Forum 2011).

As part of his Gallup portfolio, from January 2009 to June 2011 he served as director of strategic partnerships and communications for Silatech, a youth employment initiative to promote large-scale job creation in the Middle East and North Africa founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, first lady of Qatar. A graduate of Washington & Lee School of Law, Younis also served as national director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council from 2004-2007.

Dawn Bonker

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