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07/14/2016 AIFD calls upon mainstream media leadership to finally diversify American Muslim voices

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Dear Friends of AIFD, Our supporters often ask us an important question: Why is it that we at AIFD aren’t regular guests on what many consider to be “mainstream media” (MSM) networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN? Further, why aren’t we published regularly in venues like the Washington Post and New York Times? While we have been featured on these networks before, invitations to appear have been few and far between – and certainly much rarer than invitations to appear on more conservative media outlets. We hope this comes as no surprise – but the lack of attention from … Continued

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07/05/2016 A solemn Eid Mubarak from AIFD

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Dear Friends of AIFD, We at AIFD wish Muslims around the world “Eid Mubarak!” as this week, we celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the celebration at the close of Ramadan. While we will enjoy celebrating Eid with our friends, families, chosen families and loved ones, we must acknowledge that this Eid is marred with the solemn recognition that this Ramadan has been one of the most violent in recent history; with scores of innocents murdered by those who also claim our faith. Ramadan is a month of fasting, reflection, and atonement – a month meant to raise our consciousness about the plight … Continued

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07/04/2016 AIFD Wishes you a Happy Fourth of July

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Dear Friends of AIFD, We at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy write to wish you a happy, blessed and safe Fourth of July holiday. Every year, as we watch the world continue to be plagued by the deathly evil of radical Islamism, the fundamental liberties formalized on that day on 1776 are ever more essential to protect. This country’s founding example and spirit is something that infuses all of our work at AIFD. We also wish to take a moment to remember the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel, whose example of moral courage inspired and continues to inspire many … Continued

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06/27/2016 Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser to testify before Senate Panel in Hearing on Cover-Up of Islamist Terror by Obama Administration

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Phoenix, AZ – Tuesday, June 28 at 2:30pm E.T., Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy will testify before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. in a hearing titled “Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts to Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism.” Chairman Senator Ted Cruz explained the purpose of the hearing: “The hearing will examine the Obama administration’s refusal to attribute the terrorist threats we face with radical Islam, hobbling our ability to combat the enemy. The hearing will specifically investigate … Continued

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AIFD Keeps Victims of Islamist Radicalism in our Thoughts and Prayers, Condemns Pulse Attack

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We at AIFD are heartbroken to learn of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Reports indicate that Omar Saddiqui Mateen, a U.S. citizen, carried out an attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In what is being called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, at least fifty people are dead. Many other are still in the hospital, some in surgery as medical professionals are attempting to save their lives. Earliest reports are naming Omar Saddique Mateen, a U.S. born Afghan-American, as the shooter who targeted the club last night. As the investigation continues, we … Continued

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06/06/2016 AIFD Wishes Muslims around the world “Ramadan kareem!”

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The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) wishes our fellow Muslims around the world a blessed and fulfilling Ramadan. For those who are fasting, may your fasts be easy. The fast of Ramadan is intended to remind us of those who are less fortunate, and to bring us closer to God in thankfulness and compassion. Ramadan is about more than just abstaining from food during daylight hours, however. It is also a month of reflection and revelation, during which Muslims contemplate scripture, share their blessings with those in need, and come together in fellowship and family. This Ramadan, we at … Continued

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CAIR’s Dawud Walid: Civil Rights Champion or Radical Hiding in the Open?

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Source: Gatestone Institute Policy Council   Dawud Walid is the longtime executive director of Michigan’s chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). His Twitter profile currently bills him as a “human rights advocate and political blogger,” and his blog sells him as an imam who lectures on topics such as how to maintain your manners when dealing with hostile people (the irony of this will soon become abundantly clear), and how to address the very real problem of anti-Black racism within the Muslim community. To anyone less familiar with Walid’s persona — especially online — he could easily … Continued

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05/18/2016 Dr. Zuhdi Jasser calls on Obama administration to back down from veto threat over Senate passed ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ and for President Obama to stop protecting our enemies

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Phoenix, AZ (May 18, 2016) – American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) President Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has called on the Obama administration to stop protecting our enemies, after Obama’s veto threats over the Senate’s decision to unanimously approve the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its role in the terrorist attacks. Dr. Jasser states: “This bipartisan legislation gives families of 9-11 victims a chance for the first time at vindication against the root cause of radical Islamists that attacked us on 9-11 and continue to attack us through … Continued

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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser launches “Reform This!” podcast on the Blaze Radio Network

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PHOENIX, AZ (May, 13, 2016) – Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is launching the first of its kind podcast on an American radio network, hosted by a Constitutional conservative, patriotic American Muslim. This Saturday, May 14th at 12:00 p.m. EST, “Reform This!” with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser will launch on the Blaze Radio Network. Listeners can also find the podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music. In “Reform This!,” Jasser describes the journey he’s taking with listeners in America and the free world, as he addresses issues of the day and boldly breaches the fault lines that lie between … Continued