National, international speakers invited!

The American Muslims for Palestine has invited dozens of renowned and well-respected local, national and international speakers. We will continue to update this list as speakers confirm their attendance.

Muhammad Bayazid

muhammad bayazidMuhammad Bayazid is a Syrian film-maker, who studied film-making in London film school and studied screenwriting in BBC. Bayazid is known by directing "Mujaddidun", a reality show presented by Egyptian public figure Amr Khaled. He has directed many TV commercials, public service announcements, TV programs, documentaries. Bayazid has directed Inspiration mini series, 12 episodes featuring Imam Omar Suleiman and Mohammed Zeyara. The series discussed how the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has inspired a youth in his everyday struggles. He was arrested by Syrian soldiers during the Syrian revolution.

Khalil Demir

demirKhalil Demir is the executive director of the Zakat Foundation of America, an international charity organization that helps generous and caring people reach out to those in need.

In 2001 Mr. Demir founded ZF with a group of Muslims driven to improve the lives of the poor worldwide. Since then he has overseen the establishment of schools, orphanages, vocational training programs, and health clinics around the world; the construction of water wells, mosques and community centers in Africa, U.S. cities and the Navajo reservation; the delivery of millions of dollars in emergency humanitarian aid to survivors of wars, natural disasters and other catastrophes including the Syrian conflict, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti among others.

Mr. Demir has represented ZF on television and radio, including National Public Radio. He has visited more than 25 countries and speaks six languages fluently. He lives in Illinois with his wife and four daughters.

Bilal Ansari

bilal ansari

Bilal Ansari is Imam and Director of Student Life at Zaytuna College. Former first Muslim chaplain and Assistant Director for the Center of Learning in Action at Williams College. Served as Muslim chaplain in state and federal prisons for over 16 years at men, women and youth industrial prison complexes. Worked as a community organizer and social justice advocate for labor, affordable health care and housing, community benefits in urban, suburban and rural local governments. Bilal is a doctoral student at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

Azhar Azeez

azhar azeezAzhar Azeez is the current president of ISNA. He has been a member of ISNA's executive council since 2002; he was elected vice president of ISNA in 2010 & 2012. Azeez is the past president of the North Texas Islamic Council, which represents 35 Islamic organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He is also the founder and the past president of Islamic Association of Carrollton, Texas, one of the largest mosques in the suburbs of Dallas. Azeez was born in Hyderbad, India and moved to the United States in 1995. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from Osmania University and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and currently is pursuing his PhD in Islamic studies.

Omar Offendum

omarOmar Offendum is a Syrian-American Hip-Hop artist - born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC and living in Los Angeles. He has been featured on several major news outlets (Aljazeera / PBS / LA Times / Rolling Stone / VICE / NY Times / The European), toured the world to promote his ground-breaking music, helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various humanitarian relief organizations, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, and most recently been involved in creating several critically-acclaimed songs about the popular democratic uprisings throughout the Middle East & North Africa.

Hatem Abudayyeh

abudayyehHatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network, a grassroots organization that strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area. Mr. Abudayyeh is also actively involved with the US Palestine Community Network (USPCN). 

Oussama Jammal

jammalOussama Jammal is the Secretary General of the US Council of Muslim Organizations, a national coalition of several national organizations. He is also the director of the Muslim American Society - Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, an organization dedicated to empowering the Muslim community to engage in civic affairs. He is also the vice president of the Mosque Foundation. 

Dr. Khaled Abughazaleh

abughazalehDr. Khaled Abughazaleh is the head of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund's Chicago chapter. He is also the secretary of the board of directors for the national organization. Dr. Abughazaleh travels to Palestine to lead teams of maxillofacial and reconstructive surgeons, who perform life-altering operations on Palestinian children with deformities. 

Kefah Zreegy

zreegyKefah Zreegy is a renowned Palestinian munshed. 

Mohamed al Moncef al Marzouki

marzoukiHis Excellency Mohamed al-Moncef al-Marzouki was the president of Tunisia from 2011-2014.
Through his career he has been a human rights activist, physician and politician. President al-Monaf al-Marzouki was a passenger on the most recent Freedom Flotilla vessel, the Marriane, which was comandeered by the Israeli navy in international waters.

Dr. Abdallah Marouf

maroufDr. Abdallah Marouf is a Palestinian academic, activist and researcher. Dr. Marouf is also a lecturer with the International Faculty of Islamic & Religious Studies, at
İstanbul 29 Mayıs University

Dr. Ahmad Tibi

TibiDr. Ahmad Tibi is a Palestinian member of the Knesset, serving as the Deputy Speaker. Dr. Tibi is the leader of the Arab Movement for Change (Ta'al). Dr. Tibi currently is pushing for a new Basic Law calling for “a full civic partnership and recognition of Arabs as a national minority.” He rose to prominence after serving as a political advisor to the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat. Dr. Tibi is also a trained physician.

Mohamed Zeyara

Mohamed Mohamed Zeyara, with more than 1 million "likes" on his Facebook page, is a public figure educating the public about Palestine. He was born in Canada but raised in Gaza, where many of his family still reside. Mr. Zeyara lost some family members in Israel's latest attack on Gaza. Mohamed Zeyara is a Muslim youth advisor, filmmaker, and mostly known for his online educational and motivational videos. Most of his knowledge is acquired from the 8 years of experience living in Gaza City during his adolescence. His videos have been watched by millions of Muslims and non-Muslims across the world. Inspiring youth with motivational and inspiring stories. He completed his Pre-Medical Sciences and is currently on his path to finishing his medical degree.

Mohammad Abbasi

AbbasiMohammad Abbasi has had over ten years of business development experience with emphasis on leadership and team building while coaching, consulting and training business associates and sales forces nationally for the second largest Real Estate Company in America. Prior to that, he also has over seventeen years of sales experience focused on high productivity while striving to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and quality of life.

Mohammad Abbasi is socially active, as well. He has helped launch several mosques and schools in New Jersey. He is also a Friday Khateeb and lecturer since 1990 and has raised funds for countless Islamic projects nationwide since the 1980's. He is a lecturer and trainer in the area of leadership, and organizational development and is active in interfaith and law enforcement since the early 90's.

Bill Fletcher

Bill FletcherBill Fletcher Jr has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO.

Fletcher is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of “The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941″; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of “Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice“; and the author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions.” Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

amani al khatahtbeh1Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founding editorin-chief of, the leading online magazine for American Muslim women. Formerly the media relations specialist of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington, D.C., she is a rising voice in social, cultural, and women’s issues, regularly appearing on such media outlets as CNN, The Huffington Post, and more. She is a human and civil rights activist and was one of the student organizers to force out former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from her commencement invitation at Rutgers University in 2014. She was the first Palestinian-American to be elected as the opinions editor of The Daily Targum, which resulted in a nationwide controversy over her censorship. At 23 years old, her opinions have been quoted in such publications as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, and International Business Times. She has previously consulted Arab governments on youth interests.

Jamal Rayyan

jamal rayyanJamal Rayyan is a Palestinian-Jordanian news television anchorman. Currently, he hosts a news program for Al Jazeera. Previously, Rayyan worked for BBC in London. He helped create a training program for news anchors at Al Jazeera, before assuming his current position. 

Phyllis Bennis

bennisFellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the advisory board of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She continues to serve as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

Judge William Haddad (Ret.)

Judge HaddadJudge Haddad, of Northern Illinois University School of Law, retired from the bench in 2013 where he served as judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to his judicial appointment, Haddad was a partner with Haddad, Schlack & Associates. He began his legal career as Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County.

Rania Khalek

Rania KhalekRania Khalek is an independent journalist reporting on the underclass and marginalized. Her work appears on Truthout, Extra, The Nation, Al Jazeera America, the Electronic Intifada and more.

Imran Salha

salhaImran Salha is a Palestinian American Daaiyah who now resides in the Chicagoland area. He is currently the Religious Coordinator at the Islamic Center of Wheaton and also serves as an advisor for MAS Youth Chicago. Imran was born and raised in New Jersey and was heavily influenced by the mashaayikh who taught him there including Sheikh Mohammed Qatanani and Sheikh Mohammed Moussa. Imran and his wife are currently medical students doing their rotations here in the Chicago area, and he hopes to serve the Deen of Allah (SWT) in any capacity that he can

Dr. Manal Fakhoury

ManalDr. Manal Fakhoury is the owner and director of Fakhoury Leadership International., which focuses on empowering youth in leadership training and success principles. Dr. Fakhoury has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree as well as an MBA. She is the chairman of United Voices for America, a civic engagement organization working to increase the participation of people of color, minorities and youth in the political process. She serves on several boards and is the president of Toastmasters United. Dr. Fakhoury lives with her husband and five children in Florida. 

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

sh. kifah mustaphaSheikh Kifah Mustapha is the Imam and the Associate Director of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, IL, and a teacher of Islamic Studies at Universal High in Bridgeview.
He also is the appointed representative for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Lebanon (Darul Fatwa) on behalf of the Lebanese Community in the USA.

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha serves as the chairman of the Illinois Council of Imams and Scholars; president for the Shura of Islamic Family Counselors of America; chairman of the Quran Institute of Chicago MAS. He is also a member on the advisory boards of the Mission and Spiritual Care for Advocate Health Group in Illinois; the Council for the Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation; and American Islamic College in Chicago.

Mohammed Kaiseruddin

mohammed kaiseruddinMohammed Kaiseruddin is the Chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. He was one of the founders of CIOGC and was elected its first chairman in 1992. Currently he is also the vice chairman of the Downtown Islamic Center and the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the IMAN Fund. Dr. Kaiseruddin is the past presdient of Muslim Community Center (MCC) and has served the Chicago Muslim community in various capacities for the past 40 years. He is called upon to give Friday Khutbahs and speak on Islamic topics. In addition, his interests include Islamic education, intra-faith and interfaith relations and civic engagement. Professionally, Dr. Kaiseruddin has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and is a Manager at a Consulting Engineering Company. He is married with four children.

Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek

Lamis Deek is a human rights attorney and activist based in New York, originally from Nablus, Palestine.  Her  work spans international human rights, civil rights and criminal defense.  She is chief counsel to the Global Justice and Human Rights Law Network, the founder of the Muslim Defense Project of the National Lawyers Guild, c 15 year member of Al Awda-NY, and is an advisor to CAIR-New York and other non-profit civil rights groups, and member of USPCN.  In her practice, Lamis has defended Arab, Muslim, and Palestinian communities from government repression and surveillance, terrorism charges, and their rights to organize, build mosques, and right to freedom from racial harassment by civil groups. She has also been involved in the defense of Black, Latino and People of Color activist communities.  Lamis helped organize and joined several legal delegations to investigate repression in the MENA region and is now part of the growing international legal movement for war crimes prosecution in the region.  She was won several awards for her civil rights work.

Taher Herzallah

taherTaher Herzallah is the national Campus Coordinator for the American Muslims for Palestine. In this capacity, Mr. Herzallah acts as a liaison between students in Students for Justice in Palestine and Muslim Student Assocations on campuses across the country. He helps these groups procure grants, materials and speakers. He also is instrumenntal in helping students set up programs and activities. Mr. Herzallah is also one of the 'Irvine 11," a group of students who were arrested and prosecuted for expressing their constitutionally protected rights of free speech and political dissent when they walked out of a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine in 2010. 

Abdelfattah Morou

Abdelfattah Mourou is a Tunisian lawyer and politician and has a bachelor’s degree in law and another one in Islamic sciences. Murou is a cofounder of the Tunisian Islamic Tendency Movement, which adopted the name Harakat al-Nahda (Renaissance Movement) in 1989 and he is one of its influential leaders.

Kwame Rose

kwame roseKwame Rose is a social activist, hip-hop artist, blogger and speaker. He is best known for having boldly held mainstream media, particularly Geraldo Rivera of Fox News, accountable for its inaccurate representation of protestors during the Baltimore Uprising. After having served on the executive board of Brothers In Action, Inc., a mentoring group for young Black males in Baltimore City, for several years, Kwame is currently developing his own youth based advocacy group called V.O.I.C.E.S. (Vocalizing Our Intelligence Creating Effective Solutions).  Kwame has been featured on countless national and international media outlets and is emerging as a sought out public speaker whose talks focus on justice issues. At just 21 years old, Kwame has emerged as a leader, community  organizer, and motivator for youth advocacy.

Reverend Donald Wagner

Reverend Donald Wagner was the co-founder and director of Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding and previously served Presbyterian churches in New Jersey and Evanston, Illinois, where he resides. His books include: All in the Name of the Bible (editor, 1986), Peace or Armageddon (with Dan O’Neill, 1993), Anxious for Armageddon(1995), and Dying in the Land of Promise: Palestine and Palestinian Christianity from Pentacost to 2000 (2000). In addition to serving on the board of Friends of Sabeel - North America, which he helped to found in the early 1990s, Don has provided leadership for groups such as the Holy Land Trust, Pilgrims of Ibillin, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, and Youth Advocates. He has led numerous study groups to the Middle East and works internationally to educate Christians about the problems of Christian Zionism.

Amal Ali

amal ali

Amal Ali completed her graduate studies at the University of Chicago where she conducted original and empirical research on the acculturative experiences of Muslim American youth. Amal is currently the Director of Youth and Community Building Initiatives at ZF where she designs service-learning opportunities that inspire, educate, and mobilize students around human rights and social causes in the U.S. and in underdeveloped countries abroad. Amal also administers community building programs at ZF with a focus on family health and connectivity, and youth counselor trainings. For five years, Amal served as the Youth Development Director at the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) where she facilitated a constituent-lead effort for nurturing local youth development by training teachers, mentors and youth with an emphasis on service learning, civic engagement, peace education, and interfaith collaboration. Amal has over 15 years of youth development experience and has played a leading role in designing and executing transformational programs from teen leadership excursions to student activism on university campuses across the Midwest.

Rafeeq Jaber

Rafeeq JaberRafeeq Jaber, a long-time activist and well respected leader in the Muslim community, currently is the Regional Director of the Greater Chicago Area for the Muslim Legal Fund of America. Mr. Jaber is a co-founder of the Council of American Islamic Relations; the Chicago Center for Muslim Civil Rights; the United Muslim American Association and of a post 9/11 Muslim Christian dialogue group. He also currently sits on the board of the Spartan Educational Foundation in Oak Lawn, IL. 

Mr. Jaber is the proprietor of Jaber Financial Services. He was the president of the Board of Directors of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, IL, as well as a member of the board for several years. Mr. Jaber also was national president of the Islamic Association of Palestine. 

Dr. Talal Sunbulli

talal sunbullia
Syrian-American physician, Dr. Talal Sunbulli, is well-respected throughout the country for his service to prominent Islamic organizations. He is an executive committee member of the Muslim Educational Cultural Center of American in Willowbrook. Dr. Sunbulli is also a past president of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, as well as a former chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, and while there, was instrumental in initiating interfaith dialogue groups. Dr. Sunbulli is active with the Syrian American Congress. He received his medical degree from Damascus University in Syria. He founded GI Associates in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Sunbulli is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and has been in practice for 28 years.

Max Blumenthal

max blumenthalMax Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post,, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. He is a writing fellow for the Nation Institute. Blumenthal is the author of , Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel and Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His current book, 51 Day War, about Israel's 2014 attack on Gaza, will be available for purchase and book signing at the conference. 

Dr. Zaher Sahloul

sahloul zaherDr. Zaher Sahloul is the past president of the Syrian American Medical Society,  a non-profit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization. Dr. Sahloul is also a community activist and the former chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. He is also the former president of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, IL He is also on th Illiinois State Muslim Advisory Council, and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees Rights, ICIRR. Dr. Zaher is also a practicing physician and is a partner at Pulmonary Consultants, SC. 

Safaa Zarzour

Safaa ZarzourSafaa Zarzour, of the Zakat Foundation, holds a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University School of Law, a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Arkansas State University.

Mr. Zarzour is currently an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School teaching courses in Education and Islamic Law. For over a decade, he served as a teacher and then principal at Universal School, one of the largest PreK-12 Islamic schools in the United States and continues to serve as the vice chairman of the Board of Directors at Universal School.

In addition, Mr. Zarzour is a Board Member of the Council of Islamic Schools of North America (CISNA), and serves as the Program Chair of the ISNA Education Forum.Working with the Chicago community in the area of education, Mr. Zarzour is also a member of the Board of Advisors of St. Xavier University School of Education and member of the Board of Directors of the Governor State University Foundation.

Along with his role in the education realm, Mr. Zarzour is active in interfaith circles. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Bernadine Center at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where he serves along with distinguished faith leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities. Mr. Zarzour is the forme secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America.

Khalil Meek

khalil meekKhalil Meek is the president of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, a nonprofit organization that's dedicated to protecting the civil and legal rights of Islamic organizations

Kristin Szremski

Kristin Szremski is the current director of media and communications for the American Muslims for Palestine, a national education and advocacy organization. She is an award-winning journalist, spending more than 20 years as an investigative reporter and editor. She's been published nationally and internationally in outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, Al Jazeera English, Zycie Warszawa, Poland's national newspaper of record, the San Francisco Examiner, and online at the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and others.


In 2010, CNN International featured Ms. Szremski in a series of videos about how Muslims celebrate Ramadan. Several of her own CNN iReports have been broadcast on CNN. In 2014, the Huffington Post featured Ms. Szremski's Hajj journey. And in April 2015, the Huffington Post animated her experience as an American Muslims woman for a video project called "Muslim in America."


Ms. Szremski is a member of several professional associations, including the National Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Association of Women Journalists.

Dr. Osama Abu Irshaid

osamaDr. Osama Abu Irshaid, AMP board member, is the founder and editor of Al Meezan newspaper, a national newspaper, published in Arabic. He is also a highly sought after political analyst and commentator. He lectures frequently on Middle East and American politics. Dr. Abu Irshaid has also authored and co-authored several books, articles and studies, published in English and Arabic, on issues relevant to the Middle East and its politcal climate. He is the co-author of the controversial study: "Hamas: Ideological Rigiditiy and Political Flexibility," which was published by the United States Institute of Peace in 2009.Abu Irshaid is a regular commentator on Palestinian and Middle Eastern affairs as well as on American domestic and foreign policy on various Arabic satellite networks, such as Al Jazeera, Syrian TV, Al-Alam, Abu-Dhabi, and Alhiwar TV.  Dr. Abu Irshaid completed his PhD at Loughborough University, in the United Kingd

Nihad Awad

nihad awadNihad Awad is the executive director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights organization  in the United States. In his capacity as the director of CAIR, Mr. Awad has developed relationships with several key political and legal agencies, including being a regular participant in the U.S. Department of State’s “International Visitors Program”, which welcomes foreign dignitaries, journalists and academics visiting the President of the United States. Numerous law enforcement agencies and Fortune 500 companies—including Nike and DKNY—have benefited from CAIR educational seminars on Islamic traditions and culture. In addition to resolving employment discrimination issues involving American Muslims, Mr. Awad has also conducted over 100 public relations and media training seminars nationwide.



Othman Atta

othman atta

Milwaukee attorney Othman Atta is the executive director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, where he has served in various positions for the past 30 years.

In this capacity, Mr. Atta is expanding programming and outreach, especially for younger members. He is also focused on collaborating more with local and national organizations as well as finding ways to serve Milwaukee’s growing immigrant population.

Mr. Atta was born in Palestine. He received his degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University Law School. He is an outspoken advocate for Palestinian rights and often is a guest lecturer for the American Muslims for Palestine. Mr. Atta also advocates on behalf of other social justice causes and in 2001, he received the Wisconsin ACLU’s Civil Libertarian of the Year award.

Dr. Hatem Bazian

Hatem BazianDr. Hatem Bazian is the chairman of the American Muslims for Palestine, a national, grassroots organization, whose mission is to educate the public about issues related to Palestine and its rich, cultural heritage. He is also a senior lecturer in the departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as an adjunct professor of law at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law from 2002 to 2007. Dr. Bazian is an adviser to the Religion, Politics and Globalization Center at UC Berkeley. Dr. Bazian is a co-founder and academic affairs chair at Zaytuna College of California, the first accredited Muslim liberal arts college in America. In 2009 at Berkeley, Dr. Bazian founded the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islam Phobia, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of the ‘othering’ of Islam and Muslims.
Known for being an organic intellectual, a term used for academics directly connecting their research to the people, Dr. Bazian has played a significant role in almost every human and civil rights movement in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as nationally and internationally, including the defense of Affirmative Action in California, American with Disabilities Act, the anti-Apartheid and anti-globalization movements, and Central American solidarity struggles.
He is the author of the book “Jerusalem in Islamic Consciousness: A Textual Survey of Muslim claims and rights to the Sacred City. 

Ahmad Hussam

Ahmad Hussam Saadaldin is co-founder, producer, and director at Peace House, a millennial production studio focused on combining social justice with visual arts based out of Tampa, FL. He was previously the president of USF-SJP, where he led a historic BDS campaign that garnered the largest petition in Florida higher education history with over 10,000 signatures.

He currently stars as the leading role of the "Salahadin" action series — the subject of a viral social media campaign called #NetflixListen to prompt Netflix to produce "Salahadin" as its first-ever Muslim-centered original series. It has drawn the attention of celebrities and Hollywood execs across the Internet.