Mohammed Al-Samawi

Mohammed Al-Samawi

Founder | Abrahamic House

Mohammed Al-Samawi is an interfaith activist, a refugee from Yemen, and the author of the best-selling autobiography The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming To America. Mohammed’s personal journey led him from harboring a deep suspicion of other faiths to becoming a peace advocate.

Mohammed’s journey to interfaith commitment ultimately saved his life when four American strangers helped rescue him from extremist groups in Yemen six years ago. This work is far from finished. Mohammed remains committed to the exchange of core values that define our religious traditions and hopes to advance this work through his interfaith organization, Abrahamic House, to build sustainable interfaith learning and action across Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Baha’i communities in order to foster an environment of learning, respect and social change.

Amblin Entertainment, Steven Spielberg, La La Land producer Marc Platt and Josh Singer, Academy Award winner for best original screenplay for “Spotlight,” are developing the movie “The Fox Hunt,” based on Mohammed’s autobiography. Mohammed was covered by People Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, C-SPAN among others.

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