About Us

Imam Mohammad Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Virginia alongside long time friend Pastor Bob Roberts of the Northwood Church in Texas

AIA Vision

AIA WANTS ALL AMERICANS to perceive, and connect with, Muslims as they are: People who see America as a beacon of freedom, of hope for the future, of healthy and stable communities, and of prosperity for families; and people who commit to America and its values, as have their fellow immigrants throughout American history. We wish all other Americans to recognize their Muslim neighbors as industrious, inclusive, and often highly educated contributors to the nation from its very earliest days, and to welcome American Muslim friends, neighbors and colleagues who share fundamental values and our uniquely American inclusiveness, and concern about the threat of violent extremism worldwide. But American Muslims must first control the narrative and communicate what Islam stands for, and replace current myths and fear with knowledge, understanding, and shared good will. To do this, we must

  •  Highlight and empower Muslim outreach, individual and group, into a chorus of voices in explanation and support of mainstream Islam;
  • Integrate our lives and activities, individual and group, into routine American life, adding the true Face of Islam to our shared national story, and
  • Inform, empower, and mobilize an American Muslim leadership and activist base, especially a youth base, across the National Capital region, and then nationwide.

Executive Director

Robert Marro — A retired Senior Foreign Service Officer with long experience living and working in the Muslim world, Marro has been a Trustee of the ADAMS center since 2009 and chairman of ADAMS government relations and interfaith committees since 2002. He has designed and managed many civil and interfaith outreach programs for ADAMS and has develops a wide network of media contacts. He has frequently presented the programs on Islam on various TV news programs regarding Islam and Muslims in America.

Media and Communications Outreach Director

Rob Leggat — A senior vice president with Goddard Gunster, Leggat has many decades of experience with media and communications, and has managed many grassroots campaigns on issue advocacy for Goddard. He has extensive international media and Public Affairs experience as a vice president of both General Motors and Walmart. He is an expert on the development of both traditional and social media strategies aimed at the youth demographic, and especially the analytical research needed to craft dynamic and persuasive messages for various specific issues.

AIA Steering Committee

With representatives of ADAMS, the Muslim Association of Virginia, and Masjid Muhammad in Washington (“The Nation’s Mosque”), the AIA steering committee brings a broad expertise in all forms of media, civic and interfaith outreach. Each is responsible for highly successful programs that are already models for mosques and associations nationwide.

Leadership Circle

We have discussed AIA with the following individuals/groups and received verbal commitment of their support and participation in the Leadership Circle (Board of Advisors):

All Dulles Area Muslim Society                               Muslim Association of Virginia

Masjid Muhammad (Washington DC)                    Shirleygate Mosque Temple

Rodef Shalom Beth Chaverim Synagogue             Washington Hebrew Congregation

Universalist Unitarian Church (various)              Christian Fellowship Church

Pastor Joan Bell Haynes                                        Foundation For Ethnic Understanding

American Jewish Committee                                Interfaith Clergy Group of Loudoun

Global Peace Foundation                                       Shoulder to Shoulder

American Muslim Institution                               International Institute of Islamic Thought

Sterling Management Company                          Ambassador Osman Siddique

VA Delegate (Emeritus) David Ramadan            NAACP Loudoun

NAACP Fairfax                                                     CASA in Action

Voices of Vietnamese Americans                       Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool

World for All Foundation                                   MUFLEHUN

Other Businesses or Executives                         Muslim American Citizens Coalition/Public Affairs Council

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AIA 2020 Brochure – 6 page PDF
AIA 2020 Brochure – Printable two-sided tri-fold brochure