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Muslim televangelist Amr Khaled is one of the Muslim world's most popular lay preachers. Born in Egypt, Khaled began preaching in 1990 after spending years studying accounting. In 1998, he became a full-time imam, airing his lectures on satellite television. Since then, his popularity has skyrocketed in the greater Muslim world, including Muslim communities in Europe. Known for his moderate interpretation of Islam, Khaled encourages dialogue, both within the Muslim community and between Muslims and the West. He is also a proponent of social development and preaches that Muslim communities can develop in accordance with Islam instead of imitating a Western model. He was one of the signatories in October 2007 of A Common Word Between Us and You, a letter addressed to Christian leaders in an appeal for peace and cooperation between the two religions.