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02/03/2016 Muslims ask Obama: Please Don’t Defer to Islamists in First Mosque Visit

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(FEBRUARY 3, 2016, PHOENIX, AZ): Today, President Obama will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. Unfortunately, rather than a necessary and important step in the right direction, this visit is more of the same from the political establishment: politicians once again granting a platform and recognition to problematic mosques and religious institutions. Alarmingly, it seems that the mosque the president plans to visit – the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) – sympathizes with Islamist ideology. The ISB links to radical Islamist cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, its leadership has called homosexuality a “mental disorder,” and has endorsed … Continued

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Reclaiming The American Spirit: What Obama Should Have Said – Dr. Jasser Rewrites #SOTU

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It is the evening of his final State of the Union address, and the president stands at the podium, surveying the crowd. The camera pans to the faces of those gathered. People of every race, religion and background are waiting for the president to speak to the state of our union. This year, in recognition of their immense sacrifice, some of the most powerful in the nation have given up their front row seats to members of America’s armed forces. Seated with them are Syrian refugee children, dissidents like Saudi Arabia’s Raif Badawi, whose freedom was secured through effective use … Continued

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CAIR Inventing a Crisis, Again – and Landing Muslims on the Unemployment Line

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As American Muslims, we at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy are particularly grateful for our country’s commitment to protect the inalienable right of each of us to freedom of expression and religion. We are grateful for the opportunity to secure the protection of our most basic rights in workplaces and in the public arena. It is true that there is a vocal and troublesome minority who wish to see the religious rights of Muslims restricted or even eliminated altogether – but these individuals do not represent the broader American public and cannot find their position supported by the Constitution … Continued

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12/23/2015 C-SPAN Accused of ‘Mainstreaming Islamist Organizations While Willfully Marginalizing’ Reformists

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Source: CNS News   (CNSNews.com) – The leader of an umbrella group of moderate Islamic organizations is troubled by C-SPAN’s decision not to cover its launch event at the National Press Club earlier this month, when on Monday the public affairs network provided live coverage to another Muslim event – highlighting “Islamophobia” – at the same venue. Attempts to get C-SPAN to cover the launch of the Muslim Reform Movement on December 4 were unsuccessful, said M. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a key figure in the establishment of the MRM. On Monday, C-SPAN … Continued

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12/16/2015 Fighting for Victory Against Islamism

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Source: National Review Online   A blueprint for how the West can counter Islamist tyranny. How much more slaughter of innocents in the name of Islam do we need to endure before the free nations of the world wake up and admit that we are at war with the ideology of Islamism? We are in a global struggle of a magnitude we have not seen since the end of the Cold War — and this time we are fighting an enemy whose natural constituency includes almost one-fourth of the world’s population. The steady drumbeat of Islamist violence around the world … Continued

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12/9/2015 MUSLIM PHOENIX DOCTOR SEEKS TO SAVE AMERICA AND ISLAM FROM ISIS-INSPIRED EXTREMISTS

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Source: Phoenix New Times   Two days after the mass shooting in San Bernardino at an office Christmas party that left 14 dead and 21 wounded, about a dozen Muslims held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to announce their prescription for the radical Islamist ideology that reportedly inspired the slaughter. Authorities say Syed Rizwan Farook, an American-born citizen, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, a permanent resident from Pakistan, opened fire on a crowd at an event hosted by the San Bernardino Health Department, where Farook was employed as an environmental health specialist. The couple later died in a shootout … Continued

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12/7/2015 AIFD RESPONDS TO PRES. OBAMA’S ADDRESS AGAINST TERRORISM

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M ZUHDI JASSER PRESIDENT AMERICAN ISLAMIC FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY “We are pleased with much of what the President had to say, noting that he seems to have shifted from more coddling language to what sounds like a firmer stance against terror. What remains to be seen, however, and what would demonstrate a meaningful and demonstrative shift toward REAL solutions – is if his engagement of the Muslim community changes. In order to be successful in obliterating violent extremism, President Obama must start at the root of the root – political Islam – the seed from which groups like ISIS grow. … Continued

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Declaration of the Muslim Reform Movement / Signed by AIFD (December 4, 2015)

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MUSLIM REFORM MOVEMENT (VIDEO: Press Conference of Launch) PLEASE SUPPORT AND SIGN OUR DECLARATION AT CHANGE.ORG   Preamble We are Muslims who live in the 21st century. We stand for a respectful, merciful and inclusive interpretation of Islam. We are in a battle for the soul of Islam, and an Islamic renewal must defeat the ideology of Islamism, or politicized Islam, which seeks to create Islamic states, as well as an Islamic caliphate. We seek to reclaim the progressive spirit with which Islam was born in the 7th century to fast forward it into the 21st century. We support the … Continued

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12/1/2015 Summit of Western Muslim voices of Reform against the Islamic State and Islamism

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(Washington, D.C.) This founding summit will take place this week in Washington D.C. and will include over 20 Muslim reformers who are against the ideology of Islamism (political Islam). Summit attendees are from the UK, Canada, Denmark and the United States of America. The thought leaders will gather for the first of its kind, high profile foundational meeting in Washington D.C. This week’s meetings will set the foundations in the long-overdue, deep needed reforms against the ideologies which inspire the Islamic state and inspire global Islamist movements. Many of these leaders will gather to discuss their calls to action as … Continued

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11/30/2015 Pope Francis tackles Central African Republic’s Christian-Muslim Divide

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Source: The Christian Science Monitor By choosing the travel to CAR, Pope Francis spotlighted the need for reconciliation between Christians and Muslims. Africa Monitor is an occasional blog offering subjective views on African subjects. The views expressed are the authors’ own.   Pope Francis arrived yesterday in the troubled nation of Central African Republic, the last part of his three-nation African tour.  While CAR has had bouts of political instability, the past two years have witnessed horrors that have plagued other nations  – explosive Muslim/Christian violence, along with targeted killing of people because of their faith and destruction of houses … Continued