Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28-year-old lawyer, blogger and civil rights activist from Pakistan. He contested the 2013 general elections as an independent candidate in the city of Karachi. He has appeared on a number of mainstream TV channels as an anchor and analyst as the past. He runs NGOs and leads movements and protests against extremism and sectarian violence. His movement shot to increased fame and prominence in the wake of the December 16, 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar by the Taliban, when he led a protest against an infamous religious cleric who refused to condemn the
Back home in Pakistan, he’s been arrested at protests, gone head-to-head with radical clerics and even received death threats from (allegedly) the Taliban. This month, Mohammad Jibran Nasir is turning to America.
The Karachi-based activist is currently on a six-week tour of the U.S., where he’s speaking at more than two dozen top colleges and universities from Boston to California. The goal of his tour is to convince young, educated Pakistanis and Pakistani-Americans to combat the religious extremism he believes is ravaging Pakistan.
“My job is to make my country safe so that people will return home rather than leave it,” Nasir,