Anas al-Shaikh Ali
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Dr. Anas al-Shaikh Ali is Chair of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR), and Director and Academic Advisor at the UK's International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). At AMSS, Ali leads the organization's efforts to promote the Islamic position in various academic disciplines. At FAIR, Ali documents and works against Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination; in addition, he directs IIIT's Translation Department. Holding a PhD in American Studies, Ali has also taught on literature and translation in universities throughout the Middle East. In June 2009, Ali was awarded the Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Ali 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 among the two world religions.