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Ismail Royer

Director, Islam and Religious Freedom, Religious Freedom Institute

Royer is the Director of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team for the Religious Freedom Institute. He converted to Islam in 1992. After becoming involved with an extremist group in Kashmir, Royer pleaded guilty to violating United States neutrality law and served nearly 14 years in prison. Now, he works with nonprofits to promote friendship and cooperation among faiths for the common good. His work has been published in many outlets, including the Washington Post, USA Today, NewsdayFirst Things, and American Conservative. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on virtue ethics in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


1. Islam and the Arab

Ismail Royer
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