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Mohammed Al-Samawi

Founder, Executive Director


Mohammed is an interfaith activist, a refugee from Yemen, and the author of the best-selling autobiography The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming To America. Mohammed’s personal journey led him from harboring a deep suspicion of other faiths to becoming a peace advocate.

His path to interfaith work ultimately saved his life when four American strangers helped rescue him from extremist groups in Yemen seven years ago. Mohammed remains committed to the exchange of core values that define our religious traditions while also combating extremism and stereotypes. He hopes to advance this work through his non-profit Abrahamic House.

Mohammed’s autobiography is currently being adapted into a feature film, and he has been covered by outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and MSNBC, among others.

Updated April 2024