President Biden has announced his intent to appoint Imam Magid to serve as a commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (see more at this link: President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions | The White House ).
Congratulations and thanks to Imam Magid for his willingness to serve in this key role!
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF uses international standards to monitor religious freedom violations globally, and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and Congressional leaders of both political parties.
Mohamed Hag Magid, Commissioner, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Imam Mohamed Magid is the Executive Religious Director of All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling, Virginia. He is the Chairman of International Interfaith Peace Corps and the former President of the Islamic Society of North America. He serves on the advisory board of the Peaceful Families Project and as Co-President of Religions for Peace. Magid is also the Co-Founder of the Multi-Faith Neighbors Network, which focuses on building bridges between Muslim, Evangelical Christian, and Jewish communities.
His main focuses are promoting religious freedom, preventing violence against women, and preventing violence and hate in our societies. Magid works with The United Nations Development Programme in training Imams to deal with violence and extremism against religious minorities in East and West Africa.
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