وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ  
“Muslims themselves can and must propagate an understanding of the ‘right’ Islam, and thereby discredit extremist ideology. Yet to accomplish this task requires the understanding and support of like-minded individuals, organizations and governments throughout the world. Our goal must be to illuminate the hearts and minds of humanity, and offer a compelling alternate vision of Islam, one that banishes the fanatical ideology of hatred to the darkness from which it emerged.”
~ LibForAll co-founder H.E. Kyai Haji Abdurrahman Wahid, writing in the Wall Street Journal
“[T]he world's most potent and innovative anti-extremist network”
“LibForAll Foundation... aims to present the moderate and tolerant face of Islam, and explain the importance of [Muslims] returning to the essence of Islamic teachings which, until now, have been poorly understood by many groups [both in Islam and the West].”
“LibForAll itself is a model of what a competent public diplomacy effort in the Muslim world should look like.”
LibForAll co-founder C. Holland Taylor is linking moderate Muslim leaders “in a network of lighthouses within the Islamic world that will promote tolerance and freedom of thought and worship.”
“[O]ne of the rare success stories of an initiative in which moderate and liberal Muslims—too often the silent and disorganized majority—have organized effectively to counter radical Islamist groups by promoting democracy and tolerance.”
Highlights of LibForAll's global media coverage

Nasr Hamid Abu-Zayd
(1943 – 2010)


A year-long study by the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies identifies LibForAll as "exceptional," citing its track record of "selecting methods with maximum impact and that reach the largest possible audience."


“Pathbreaking” Exposé Helps
Derail Extremist Agenda!

LibForAll plans and executes its programs in cooperation with like-minded Muslim leaders in the fields of religion, education, popular culture, government, business and the media, and is systematically building a global counter-extremism network that unites top Muslim opinion leaders in each of these fields. This, in turn, enables LibForAll to extend its reach to a grassroots level, and helps eliminate the underlying causes of terrorism ~ by reconciling and integrating traditional Muslim societies with the contemporary world.

LibForAll's world-class achievements and leadership role have been widely praised by international policy experts, government leaders and blue-chip media outlets, who regard LibForAll as the pioneer in developing and operationalizing an effective counter-radicalization strategy worldwide.

A window of opportunity exists to deepen and expand these remarkably successful programs, and to launch new initiatives, country-by-country, throughout the Muslim world. Your support can help make this possible.

Leading Democrat and Republican senators unite in praising LibForAll's pioneering work.


“The world's most populous Muslim nation has, for an entire day, become a showplace for a hitherto unique religious conference:  the gathering on the holiday island of Bali concerned itself entirely with religious tolerance and recognizing Nazi persecution of Jews as an historical reality. Indonesia thereby consciously seeks to distance itself from fundamentalist and radical spirits.”

~ Die Welt (Germany)


"A firewall against terror in Islam's name"

~ Aftonbladet (Sweden)


"There are very few books that can be called 'the book'. Undoubtedly 'The Illusion of an Islamic State' is one of them."

~ New Europe


Nahdlatul Ulama/LibForAll
Delegation visits Europe
to inject a much-needed
perspective into the public
debate on Islam, Muslims
and “violent extremism.”


The Grand Shaykh of al-Azhar blesses and supports LibForAll's mission to promote a pluralistic and tolerant understanding of Islam, at peace with itself and the modern world.


LibForAll hosts an historic religious summit in Bali, whose participants affirm religious tolerance as a "blessing for all creation."

See how pop culture is helping to rescue an entire generation of young Muslims from extremists who seek to turn them into "holy warriors" and suicide bombers, and listen to a "musical fatwa" against religious hatred & terrorism that became the #1 hit in the country with the world's largest Muslim population.

The unique effectiveness of LibForAll’s "Musical Jihad" program has been validated by renowned security experts and international organizations, including the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and has been featured in numerous blue-chip international media outlets including CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Time, the Washington Post, the Sydney Morning Herald and Serviam magazine.

“This Muslim Rocker Preaches Tolerance to a Strong Drumbeat.” LibForAll board member Ahmad Dhani is “creating his own jihad – for moderate Islam.”
~ Wall Street Journal


“A Muslim Solution to Terror” Watch video now!

Listen to a "musical fatwa" against religious hatred and terrorism that soared
to #1 on Indonesian radio
and MTV Asia!

  “Education that teaches tolerance, the dignity and value of each individual, and respect for different beliefs is a key element in any global strategy to eliminate Islamist terrorism.”
~ The 9/11 Commission Report

Working with top educators, religious clerics, celebrities and other opinion leaders, LibForAll provides education on pluralism and tolerance to tens of millions of Muslim youth in both traditional and non-traditional settings, through a variety of media including books, articles, music, video/television and the internet.


LibForAll Foundation works closely with many who embody the Islamic tradition of mysticism and tolerance, as well as their counterparts from other faiths.

LibForAll's highly-innovative programs tap into an enormous reservoir of Muslim spiritual and cultural authority that can help dampen, and ultimately extinguish, the fires of religious extremism that now rage throughout the Islamic world.

As LibForAll Advisor K.H. Mustofa Bisri has observed: “You can’t extinguish fire with fire.  It takes water.”  You can't extinguish hated with hatred.  It takes love (agape), born of a profoundly spiritual view of life.


Our strategy is inspired by the example of ancient Javanese culture, which triumphed over radical Islamist attempts to annihilate it 500 years ago.  In doing so, it produced the most liberal and tolerant variant of Islam found anywhere on earth, and a paradigm for defeating the ideology of hatred that underlies and animates terrorism.


Federally-recognized Nonprofit Organization

The LibForAll Foundation is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the culture of liberty and tolerance worldwide. It was incorporated in North Carolina and operates under its bylaws and board of directors. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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