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2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Memphis Dr. Mohammed Moinuddin
Former President
Muslim Society of Memphis
Director Mueller and Dr. Mohammed Moinuddin


Dr. Mohammed Moinuddin has been actively involved in the Memphis community for more than 30 years. Dr. Moinuddin was the former president of the Muslim Society of Memphis (MSM). As president, Dr. Moinuddin addressed the educational needs of the community—promoting social activities, communicating with other religious groups, and providing financial assistance. After serving as president, Dr. Moinuddin became a Board Member for the MSM.

Dr. Moinuddin helped plan an Islamic Center and promoted educational activities in the community. He has participated in scheduling classes and lectures for children and adults in the Memphis community through the Islamic Center. Dr. Moinuddin has helped settle Muslim refugees in the Memphis area, which has included populations from Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, and other third world countries. Dr. Moinuddin and the Islamic Center provided the refugees with much needed financial help as well as social, moral, and religious assistance.

Dr. Moinuddin has been involved in outreach programs through interfaith activities,
which have helped to improve relationships between the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim communities. For example, Dr. Moinuddin was invited by the Church of the River three years ago to lecture on the “End of life decision making—perspectives from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” Since the 9/11 tragedy, Dr. Moinuddin has been actively providing information about Islam. The themes of Dr. Moinuddin’s lectures convey to the public that Muslims are a peaceful people and violence is not the norm in the Muslim community.

The relationships that Dr. Moinuddin has built have been instrumental in helping to prevent violence in the Muslim community. Dr. Moinuddin teaches at the Islamic school when requested, provides financial support to the school, and he assisted in creating a medical clinic that serves those in the population who cannot afford medical care.

FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Clarksburg
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- El Paso
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- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles

- Memphis
- Miami
- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field

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