Nomani’s full testimony can be found HERE once the hearing begins.

Washington, D.C. – Asra Nomani, senior fellow in the practice of journalism at Independent Women’s Network, was invited by Ranking Member Nancy Mace (R-SC) to testify as the minority witness before the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee at 10:00 a.m. ET tomorrow, December 13, on confronting antisemitism and extremism in all forms. 

The hybrid hearing entitled, “Confronting White Supremacy (Part VII): The Evolution of Anti-Democratic Extremist Groups and the Ongoing Threat to Democracy,” will examine how the federal government can confront threats to our nation. The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and will stream online here

Nomani is an American Muslim immigrant who was born in Bombay, India, and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. A former Wall Street Journal reporter, she has investigated anti-democratic extremist groups for 20 years as an investigative reporter, and she is known globally as an advocate of women’s rights and human rights, especially within the Muslim faith.

“In the true spirit of intersectionality, we must recognize that anti-democratic extremism comes in many forms,” says Nomani. “In their myopia, Democrat lawmakers are holding their seventh hearing on ‘confronting white supremacy,’ while ignoring the hate, racism and intolerance fomented by many other groups, including Islamic extremists, Black nationalists and the far-left, who target Asian Americans, Jewish people, innocent children, parents and others, in their divisiveness. As the Biden administration criminalizes parents as ‘domestic terrorists,’ Democrat lawmakers also ignore the greatest domestic threat our children face today: learning loss and system failure in our public schools, where activists are wasting federal, state, and local money on indoctrination, instead of education. To truly defeat extremism in all communities, we must raise a next generation of educated, enlightened citizens contributing to our great democracy.”

Hearing witnesses include:

  • Asra Nomani
    • Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Network
    • Cofounder, Muslim Reform Movement, advocating for women’s rights and human rights 
  • Alejandra Caraballo
    • Clinical Instructor, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School
  • Mary McCord
    • Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Oren Segal
    • Vice President of the Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League
  • Amanda Tyler
    • Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Eric Ward
    • Senior Advisor, Western States Center

Nomani’s full testimony can be found HERE once the hearing begins.

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