Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat visits Kazakhstan as part of a U.S. Department of State Speaker Program

 

Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, visiting Kazakhstan as part of a U.S. Department of State Speaker Program is the Founder and President of Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF). Imam Arafat participated in several meetings and conferences organized by Penal Reform International (PRI) in Uralsk and Astana focused on the issue of extremism in prisons and shared best practices with representatives from civil society, religious groups, experts, and government officials. Imam Arafat spent time with capstone students from KazGUU and ENU to discuss measures to counter extremism, focusing on youth leadership. He also shared his experience as a Muslim in America during an interview for Muslim.kz with the representatives of Hazret Sultan Mosque in Astana.