Feisal Abdul Rauf is the imam of Masjid al-Farah in New York City. Shortly after the attacks of September 11, he appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including BBC World, ABC News, CBS Evening News, CNN, and 60 Minutes. Born in Kuwait to a long line of imams, Abdul Rauf was educated in England, Egypt, and Malaysia. He is also a graduate of Columbia University in the United States. In 1997, Imam Abdul Rauf founded the ASMA Society, a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to building bridges between the American public and American Muslims, and cofounded the Cordoba Initiative. A trustee of the Islamic Center of New York, he is on the board of One Voice. Recently appointed as a member of the Council of 100 Leaders to the World Economic Forum on West-Islamic World DialogueAbdul Rauf, Feisal is the author of 'What's Right With Islam A New Vision for Muslims and the West', published 2005 under ISBN 9780060750626 and ISBN 0060750626.