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'''MD Rabbi Alam''' (born November 30, 1971 in Khulna, Bangladesh) is an American politician and former [[Missouri secretary of state election, 2012|2012]] candidate for [[Missouri Secretary of State]]. He was defeated in the primary election by State Rep. [[Jason Kander]].<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MO_Page_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Election Results-Campaign 2012,'' "Missouri-Summary Vote Results," August 7, 2012]</ref>
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'''MD Rabbi Alam''' (born November 30, 1971 in Khulna, Bangladesh) is an American politician and former [[Missouri secretary of state election, 2012|2012]] candidate for [[Missouri Secretary of State]]. He was defeated in the primary election by State Rep. [[Jason Kander]].<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MO_Page_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Election Results-Campaign 2012,'' "Missouri-Summary Vote Results," August 7, 2012]</ref> He was also a 2010 [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 50|District 50]] of the [[Missouri House of Representatives]].  
 
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He was a 2010 [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 50|District 50]] of the [[Missouri House of Representatives]].  
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
MD Alam was born and raised in Bangladesh. After graduating high school, he attended the Bangladesh National University and earned his degree in Biology in 1996. His father, a veterinary surgeon, worked for the Bangladeshi government for 20 years. Inspired by the example set by his father and the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters in his family, Alam decided to get involved in politics as a young adult. His experiences as a politically active student led him to pursue a second bachelor's degree, this time in political science. He spent three years following graduation teaching science in a High School and at a Divisional Police School in his hometown of Khulna.  Alam began law school in 1997 but had to quit after one year when he realized he could not balance school with his political and teaching duties. In 1998 MD Alam went back to school to finish up his master's degree in Biology.<ref name=alam>''Personal Submission''</ref>
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Alam is part of the North American Bangladeshi Association for Bangladesh (NABAB) and is the Chairman for the US National Democratic Party Asian-American Caucus. Alam is also the founder of the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), and currently hosts the AMPAC Radio Community Talk-Show with Co-host Kevin Barrett.<ref>[http://ampacradio.webs.com/ ''AMPAC Radion,'' accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
 
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Alam is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He spent six years on active duty, and was assigned to 6/52 ADA unit in Ansbach Germany. Alam was also a certified language interpreter for the Department of Defense. He finished his Army service as a Sergeant in 2005.<ref name=alam></ref>
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Alam worked at the Islamic School of Greater Kansas City, Imagine Renaissance Academy, and at Derrick Thomas Academy where he taught algebra, calculus, and personal finance. He was the Director of International Business for P/Strada for one year before taking the post of CEO of Minority Directed Small Business in 2007. Since then, he has served as CEO for MDSBIZ Technologies which is a Minority Directed Small Business and Providing Senior Leadership in Information Technology & Business Corporation.<ref name=alam></ref>
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Alam is part of the North American Bangladeshi Association for Bangladesh (NABAB) and is the Chairman for the US National Democratic Party Asian-American Caucus, and founder of the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC)] and the Organizer of the Million Muslim March on 9/11/13 in Washington, D.C.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTQskwrasf8 ''Youtube,'' "Million Muslim March," September 11, 2013]</ref>. This march is now called Million American March Against Fear on 9/11/13 which is called MAMAF <ref>[http://http://www.MAMAF.webs.com ''On the Web,'' "MAMAF," accessed March 20, 2013]</ref>. Alam currently hosts the AMPAC Radio Community Talk-Show with Co-host Kevin Barrett. <ref>[http://ampacradio.webs.com/ ''AMPAC Radion,'' accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Education===
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*Khulna Zilla School
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*Bachelor's degree in Biology, National University (1996)
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*Bachelor's degree in Political Science, National University (1997)
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*Master's degree in Computer Information System, University of Phoenix (2005)
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*Master's degree in Mathematics Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2008)
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*Teacher Certification, Secondary Mathematics (2008)
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*Ph.D - Doctoral Student, Dept. of Learning Technology, University of North Texas (UNT - 2015)<ref name=alam></ref>
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==Political Career==
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In 2007, Alam founded the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (MDPAAC), which now includes 11 county chapters. In 2009, he became the National Chairman of US National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, and was the Chair of first National Convention of National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus in 2011. He served as the Democratic Party Committeeman of the 26 ward, having run unopposed in 2010. His term as committeeman expired in 2012.<ref>[http://www.mdpaac.org/Pages/default.aspx ''MDPAAC,'' Executive committee, accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
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In Bangladesh Alam was involved with Jatio Chattaro Somaj of the Bangladesh Jatio Party from 1988 - 1996. Alam was the Vice Chairman of Jatio Chattaro Somaj of Khulna District Committee in 1990-1992, and he was the General Secretary of Bangladesh Jatio Party Rupsha Upazilla Committee from 1996-1998.<ref name=alam></ref>
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==Political career==
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In 2007, Alam founded the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (MDPAAC), which now includes 11 county chapters. In 2009, he became the National Chairman of US National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, and was the chair of the first convention of the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus in 2011. He served as the Democratic Party Committeeman of the 26th ward, after running unopposed in 2010. His term as committeeman expired in 2012.<ref>[http://www.mdpaac.org/Pages/default.aspx ''MDPAAC,'' Executive committee, accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Million Muslim March==
 
==Million Muslim March==
On 9/11/2013 Alam chaired the Million Muslim March at the National Mall in Washington DC and his organization American Muslim Political Action Committee was granted a permit by the National Parks and Services<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Muslim_March Million Muslim March in Wikipedia </ref>. Alam announced the Million Muslim March as a Grand Memorial of 9/11 Victims and honoring their families, however, was heavily attacked by the corporate medias. On August 15, Alam appeared at the Fox National News with Sean hanity to defend Million Muslim March <ref> http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/17/muslim-group-criticized-for-planning-mass-demonstration-on-12th-anniversary-11/ Muslim group blasted for planning mass demonstration on September </ref>. On August 17, 2013 Alam again appeared at the Fox National News with Judge Jeanine Pirro to defend Million Muslim March. On July 16, 2013 the US News - World Reports published about the "Million Muslim March at the Nation Capital in DC on the twelfth Anniversary of 9/11 attack<ref> http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/07/16/million-muslim-march-scheduled-for-sept-11-reorients-to-seek-911-truth 'Million Muslim March' Scheduled for Sept. 11 Reorients to Seek 9/11 'Truth' </ref>. Month Latter, on August 16, 2013 the US News World Reports republished that the Million Muslim March re-named as "Million American March Against Fear", however, the Corporate media kept the original name and billed the event as "Million Muslim March<ref> http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/08/16/there-is-no-more-million-muslim-march-on-911 Million Muslim March re-named to Million American March Against Fear </ref>.
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Alam assisted in organizing the Million Muslim March on September 11, 2013 with the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), an organization he founded. The event changed its name to the Million American March Against Fear, after concerns that the original name was too controversial. The event had approximately 25 attendees, and attracted nearly the same number of protestors. The march included prayers, speeches and a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.<ref name=nbc>[http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Million-Muslim-March-Christian-Protesters-White-House-Sept-11-2013-223315411.html ''NBC Washington,'' "Million Muslim March" Attendees Confronted by Christian Protesters on National Mall, September 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2016===
 
===2016===
On August 13, 2012 Alam's Campaign office published his potential bid for U.S. Senate in 2016. <ref>[http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/25389/ ''Kansas City Star,'' "MD Alam: Top 10 Missouri Democrats place bid for 2016 Senate race," August 13, 2012]</ref>
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On August 13, 2012 Alam's campaign office published his potential bid for U.S. Senate in 2016.<ref>[http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/25389/ ''Kansas City Star,'' "MD Alam: Top 10 Missouri Democrats place bid for 2016 Senate race," August 13, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===

Latest revision as of 20:07, 10 March 2014

MD Rabbi Alam
MD Rabbi Alam.jpg
Secretary of State of Missouri
Former Candidate
PartyDemocratic
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service2000-2005
Personal
BirthdayNovember 30, 1971
Place of birthKhulna, Bangladesh
ProfessionRadio Talk-Show Host
ReligionMuslim
Websites
Campaign website

MD Rabbi Alam (born November 30, 1971 in Khulna, Bangladesh) is an American politician and former 2012 candidate for Missouri Secretary of State. He was defeated in the primary election by State Rep. Jason Kander.[1] He was also a 2010 Democratic candidate for District 50 of the Missouri House of Representatives.

Biography

Alam is part of the North American Bangladeshi Association for Bangladesh (NABAB) and is the Chairman for the US National Democratic Party Asian-American Caucus. Alam is also the founder of the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), and currently hosts the AMPAC Radio Community Talk-Show with Co-host Kevin Barrett.[2]

Political career

In 2007, Alam founded the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (MDPAAC), which now includes 11 county chapters. In 2009, he became the National Chairman of US National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, and was the chair of the first convention of the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus in 2011. He served as the Democratic Party Committeeman of the 26th ward, after running unopposed in 2010. His term as committeeman expired in 2012.[3]

Million Muslim March

Alam assisted in organizing the Million Muslim March on September 11, 2013 with the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), an organization he founded. The event changed its name to the Million American March Against Fear, after concerns that the original name was too controversial. The event had approximately 25 attendees, and attracted nearly the same number of protestors. The march included prayers, speeches and a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.[4]

Elections

2016

On August 13, 2012 Alam's campaign office published his potential bid for U.S. Senate in 2016.[5]

2012

See also: Missouri secretary of state election, 2012

Alam was defeated by Jason Kander in the Democratic primary election for secretary of state on August 7, 2012.

Primary

  • Alam received approximately 13% of the vote.
Missouri Secretary of State Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Kander 86.9% 247,630
MD Rabbi Alam 13.1% 37,390
Total Votes 285,020
Election Results Via:Missouri Secretary of State.


Controversies

9/11 comments

In July 2012, Alam made national headlines for his controversial questioning of the 9/11 commission reports, specifically regarding the number of Jews killed in the attacks. His comments were reported as being "antisemitic" and provoked a response from the Obama Presidential campaign, which employed Alam in 2008.[6][7][8]

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

Alam first ran for major office in 2010 as a Democratic candidate representing District 50 in the Missouri House of Representatives. He lost in the primary election on August 3, 2010.[9]

Alam's opponents in the August 3 primary were incumbent Michael Brown and Bill Young. Brown advanced to the general election.[10]

Personal

Alam resides in Kansas City with his wife, Afroza Tuli, and their two children, Sajid and Anupriya.

Contact information

Missouri

Office Contact

Md Rabbi Alam
National Chair, US National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (USNDPAAC)
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Connect MD Alam on Skype - RABBITULI00 Email: Email MD Alam

See also

External links

Alam's Radio Show Links

References