Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.
Naser Khader's main research areas include freedom of speech and the fight for democracy and democratic values in multicultural societies. He is the Founder of Democratic Muslims (6th February 2006), which was established at the onset of the Danish cartoons crisis to give moderate Muslims a platform and a voice. He is also the Founder and former party leader of the Danish political party New Alliance.
He has written several books about Islam and integration and gives lectures worldwide on that subject. On Islam, the Middle East and the Arab Spring, he is a frequent contributor to Danish media. Khader is considered one of Denmark's leading experts in Middle East affairs, and he was one of the first to talk about an emerging civil courage among the civilians in the Arab countries (before the Arab Spring).
He has been awarded several prizes in recognition of his fight for freedom of speech, secularity, and integration of immigrants into the Danish culture.
Naser Khader, born in Damascus, Syria, has lived in Denmark since 1974 and is a Danish citizen.
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