Biography of Dr. Tawfik Hamid
aka Dr. Tarek Abdelhamid
MD, Mlitt (Edu), Expert on Radicalism, Muslim Reformer.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid (See: www.tawfikhamid.com ), is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and 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 [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.
Dr. Hamid has appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and C-SPAN, and his articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, VOA, France 24, RT (Russia Today), and the Jerusalem Post. Dr. Hamid’s comments have also appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, the National Journal, and Wired magazine. (See more at: www.tawfikhamid.com )
Dr. Hamid has also appeared more than 100 times on Aljazeera TV Channel (Arabic). He also appeared on many other major news media channels in the Arab world such as Sky News Arabia.
Dr. Hamid Op-Ed pieces in Arabic in Middle East Broadcasting MBN (OF the US Government) Arabic channel (Al-Hurrah) has exceeded hundreds of thousands of page readings in the Arab world and was almost always the top of their Most-Read section.
Dr. Hamid has been a guest speaker at many reputable private and governmental fora – both within the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hamid has spoken and testified before/with: the US Congress (House Armed Service Committee); the Future Summit at the invitation of President Shimon Peres; numerous Department of Defense (DoD) offices at the Pentagon; the Special Operations Command; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI); the National Security Agency (NSA); the European Parliament; the New York Academy of Science, and many others.
Dr. Hamid obtained his medical degree in Internal Medicine from Cairo University and a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Techniques from The University of Auckland School of Medicine and Health Science, New Zealand. Dr. Hamid is recognized for developing one of the most innovative Cognitive Psychology models, The Multi-Dimensional Learning Model.
Dr. Hamid has used elements of his cognitive psychology -based model to create a Non-theological program to counter radicalism at the cognitive levels.
Dr. Hamid’s recent Facebook page (in Arabic), Modern Interpretation for the Quran, provides a peace-promoting commentary and understanding for the Quran. The page has garnered over 2,000,000 “Likes” from an Arabic speaking audience. In addition, Dr. Hamid recently launched a YouTube channel (in Arabic) to Counter Radicalism. His channel has approximately 1 million video views. Furthermore, major Arabic Newspapers has published major articles about Dr. Hamid, in the field of countering radicalism and violent extremism.
Dr. Hamid currently hold a US passport and he has been contracted by the FBI (CVE program) and City of Memphis- Memphis Police Department (as expert witness for a legal case).
Dr. Hamid has written and published hundreds of Op-Ed pieces. Some are available at (http://www.tawfikhamid.com/op-eds.html ).
More Op-Eds are available at his Blogs at:
1- The Jerusalem Post (https://www.jpost.com/Author/TAWFIK-HAMID ) 2- NewsMax.com (https://www.newsmax.com/insiders/tawfikhamid/id-59/ )