From Radical Islam to Zionism: A Story of Courage and Transformation
Day/Time: Jul 23, 2020 12PM EST
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Kasim Hafeez, Middle East Advisor at Christians United For Israel (the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States with over 5 million members), will describe his journey from radical Islam to becoming an ardent Zionist and supporter of Israel.
Inna Vernikov, Women's Committee Chair;
Mazal Barton, Women's Committee Vice Chair at Americans Against Antisemitism
Session followed by Q & A - questions must be submitted in Zoom's Q&A section.
Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage who grew up being exposed to radical Anti-Western, Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel ideas on a daily basis. During his teenage years Kasim embraced a radical Islamist ideology and became very active in the anti-Israel movement. Thankfully Alan Dershowitz’s book ‘The Case for Israel’ challenged Kasim’s fundamental beliefs and caused him to undertake a period of research and reflection that led him to Israel in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state changed Kasim’s perception of Israel. He felt a moral obligation to publicly speak out for Israel and the dangers of radical Islam. He has spoken all over the world including the 2013 Global Forum on Combatting Anti-Semitism. Kasim has appeared on radio, television and in print media. In 2017 the Algemeiner named him one of the top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life. Kasim is currently a Middle East Advisor at Christians United For Israel the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States with 5 million members.