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AIFD Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community Following Hate Crime in Kansas and Remains Committed to Freedom as Passover Begins

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The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) wishes to express our deep sorrow and outrage at the news of the anti-Semitic attacks in Kansas yesterday. As more is learned about the individual who committed these attacks – from his history with white supremacist movements and his apparent admiration for Hitler -  we are reminded that our work to end anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry is far from over. We at AIFD stand in solidarity with the Jewish community during this difficult time and always. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the three innocent people who … Continued

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04/08/2014 Muslim Parents Protest Local Christian Church’s Easter Egg Flyers, Say It Violates US Constitution

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EXCERPT:   Fox News Insider reported yesterday about an interview of Elisabeth Hasselback with president of the American Islamic Forum For Democracy, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who called the Muslim parents’ claim “absurd”. He believes that the Muslim parents’ contention that the giving of flyers was equivalent to the violation of the separation of church and state was preposterous. He even questioned the alleged reaction of the Muslim parents’ child to the brochure, saying: “Do we really believe that his nine-year-old daughter was threatened by this scary brochure that he held up for the media in Detroit?” He further gave harsh commentary … Continued

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04/07/2014 Muslim Dad Complains About Easter Egg Hunt, Sparks Controversy

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Source: Newsmax   One Muslim parent’s complaint that his children were given fliers by their public school teachers promoting an upcoming Easter egg hunt has sparked a controversy – and a show of interfaith solidarity. Majed Moughni was upset after his son and daughter, both elementary school students of Dearborn Public Schools in Dearborn, Mich., brought home invitations to an “Eggstravaganza” at a local church. Dearborn is home to about 40,000 Arab Americans, according to the 2000 Census, the highest proportion of Arab Americans in any U.S. city. Moughni, an attorney, complained to the Detroit Free Press in a story published April 4  that … Continued

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American Islamist Coalition Launches with Empty Rhetoric

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Source: The Jewish Voice Eight national Muslim organizations, many with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and with records of support for Hamas, have formed a “national council” that seeks to further entrench an Islamist monopoly on Muslim political debate. The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) went public with a news conference in Washington last week. Organizers would not allow a representative from the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) to attend. The coalition claims “broad inclusion,” yet its member organizations all start with similar viewpoints. But it doesn’t appear to have invited Muslim groups with a different view of the … Continued

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American Islamist Coalition Launches With Empty Rhetoric

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EXCERPT: the algemeiner One Muslim with a different view is Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). Rather than following the USCMO’s pledge of inclusion, Jasser routinely is attacked for wanting to keep religion a personal matter, not a political one. The USCMO “should be looked at as a circling of the wagons of the inner core of American Islamist organizations,” Jasser said Wednesday in an email to the IPT. “If they were going to start an American Islamist political party those would be the founders. Instead they deceive Americans as an innocent ‘Muslim coalition.’” Read More..

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SOUNDING THE ALARM ON SILENT JIHAD IN AMERICA

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EXCERPT: LIBERTYNEWS online “Critical national security issues…have been effectively banned from CPAC” due to the influence of Norquist and Khan, Weiss noted at NSAC, hence the CPAC “Uninvited” description of NSAC. Khan “speaks volumes” with his silence on Jasser and other Muslims in their struggle against Islamism, Jasser declared to NSAC per video. With Khan and Norquist, “their silence becomes an enablement” of MB, “no different than the Germans who were silent during the Nazi era,” Jasser stated at CPAC while decrying Khan’s past denial of MB in America as “absurd.” Khan’s “enablers like Grover Norquist” merited challenge in the … Continued

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CAIR rejects American Muslim organization’s request for debate: Cowardly response again reveals corrupt reliance on ad-hominem attacks and denial of need for reform

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  MEDIA CONTACTS:         Gregg Edgar Gordon C. James Public Relations gedgar@gcjpr.com 602-690-7977   PHOENIX (March 13, 2014) – On March 7, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) sent a letter to Corey Saylor, Director, “Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia” for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On March 12, Mr. Saylor declined our invitation.   In his response, Saylor expressed “disappointment” that we posted the letter publicly, alleging that our challenge was nothing more than a “publicity stunt.” Given CAIR’s repeated refusal to engage us directly and honestly on the issues, resorting instead … Continued

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AIFD President challenges CAIR’s Director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia to a debate on “Islamophobia in America”

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PHOENIX (March 7, 2014) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) issued the following challenge to Corey Saylor, Director, “Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia” for the Council on American-Islamic Relations..  The letter calls for Mr. Saylor to debate Dr. Jasser on “Islamophobia in America” on May 10, 2014 at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies – a neutral site with a neutral moderator. Mr. Saylor and CAIR have repeatedly attacked Dr. Jasser, a devout Muslim, with their false claim that AIFD is a purveyor of “Islamophobia in America.” But yet they have … Continued

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Sochi’s Spotlight

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The Olympic Games have never been just about the Games. The Olympic Games have also been a venue where political and ideological dramas take the stage. From Jesse Owens’s dismantling of Hitler’s Aryan supremacy in Berlin in 1936 to 1980’s Miracle On Ice at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY and President Carter’s boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest of Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan, current affairs have always been the invisible sixth ring of the Olympics. South Africa was even excluded from the Games for its apartheid policies.   As cameras are turned on Sochi, just outside the … Continued

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National Muslim organization tries to silence opposition

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CAIR’s attack on Dr. Zuhdi Jasser resembles a desperate schoolyard bully PHOENIX (January 30, 2014) – The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) released the following statement regarding recent attacks from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on AIFD president Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith”:  “In a stunning display of Islamist intimidation tactics, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released an unscrupulous attack on AIFD’s president, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser following Dr. Jasser’s appearance on the January 24, 2014 episode of Fox News’s … Continued