Americans for Democracy in the Middle East
(ADME) advocates U.S. policies and approaches that will support
democratic movements in the Middle East.
Advancing democracy in the Middle East is a strategic
necessity against the global threat of terrorism. Whenever democracy is
not a reality, a breeding ground for terrorism will take place that
will endanger our national interests and threaten the global
ADME also emphasizes the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism (whose
heart beats in places like Tehran). Since Islamic fundamentalism is
the greatest threat to democracy, ADME finds it essential to support
and promote Islamic movements that are genuinely democratic
and are the antithesis of Islamic fundamentalists.
ADME prompts exchanges and dialogs between the American and Middle
Eastern people and organizations on topics such as terrorism,
religious tolerance, and women's rights. ADME is particularly
interested in promoting the latter, i.e., women's right, as it is
fundamental in building democratic institutions there.