Here is an announcement about the upcoming speaking engagement for FTN contributing writer, Dr. Tawfik Hamid. If you are in the area, please show your support for this courageous individual by attending this important talk! If not, there is supposed to be a live webcast, which you can access at the link at the bottom. Please also help spread the word about Dr. Hamid’s work.


901 North Stuart St., Suite 200, Arlington, Virginia 22203 (703) 525-0770

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend
A Lecture by Dr. Tawfik Hamid:
“Reformation of Islam:
The Challenge and the Future”
January 19, 2011
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

On January 19, 2011, from 2-4 pm, The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (, will present a lecture by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, the Institute’s Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism. Dr. Hamid will speak on the “Reformation of Islam: The Challenge and the Future.”  

The program will be held at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203. RSVPs are required; please reply by responding to this e-mail or to Laurie Kinney at 703-525-0770 or

In his talk, Dr. Hamid will discuss his view of the need for a reformation within Islam, as well as the challenges and obstacles to reform. He will also address methods and tactics that he argues can facilitate the process of reforming and modernizing the Muslim world.

Dr. Hamid is no stranger to controversy: a onetime member of the Islamic radical group Jamaa-Islamiya, he has focused in recent years on combating radicalism and has argued for a fresh interpretation of the Quran to counterbalance radical teaching. Dr. Hamid is the author of Inside Jihad and has traveled the world lecturing against terrorism and radicalism. He holds a medical degree in internal medicine and a Master’s degree in cognitive psychology and educational techniques.

A live webcast of the event will also be available on the Potomac Institute website. Click here to access our Live Event page.