Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and a one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization, Jamaa Islameia (JI), of Egypt, with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri, who later became the second in command of Al-Qaeda. After being radicalized in the JI (approximately thirty-five years ago), he had an awakening of his human conscience, recognized the threat of Radical Islam, and started to teach modern/peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts.
Dr. Hamid is the author of Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works; Why It Should Terrify Us; How to Defeat It
Inside Jihad [Book] has been recommended by many experts in the field of countering radicalism including two former CIA Directors, senators, congress people, security experts, and many others.