In followup to a recent post on the group known as Americans Muslims for Constructive Engagement (AMCE), AMCE leader Dr. Abubaker Y. Ahmed Al-Shingieti was a member of the audience at today’s conference entitled “Muslim Americans in the U.S. Foreign Policy Discourse” held at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. During the question and answer period that followed, Dr. Al-Shingieti made a comment which seemed to indicate that the AMCE has been in operation for at least two years. Dr. Al-Shingieti also explained that the focus of the AMCE effort was
ways in bridge building in utilizing their expertise and resources of these mainstream organizations in promoting US foreign policies interests abroad particularly with the Muslim World.
Dr. Al-Shingieti did mention his position at the International Institute for Islamic Thought, a position which is noticeably omitted from his biography at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) where he is Vice President for Islamic Programs. As discussed in an earlier post, ICRD and IIIT have recently formed a partnership to cooperate on important education projects in the Muslim world and work generally to promote relationships between the U.S. Government and their partner organizations in the U.S.Muslim Brotherhood.