In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on March 20, 2009, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2008 Directorâ€™s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service.
â€œWhatever the motivationâ€”an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give backâ€”these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,â€ said Director Mueller. â€œThey are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.â€
Among the 50 recipients were Imam Yahya Hendi (Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland and Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University ), Bilal Eksili (Executive Director of the Holy Dove Foundation ), Dafer Mohammed Dakhil (Director of Community Development and External Affairs for the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation ), and Mohammed Moinuddin (Former President of the Muslim Society of Memphis).