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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

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03/30/2016 As A Muslim, I Don’t Believe Monitoring Muslims To Prevent Terrorism Is Islamophobic.

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Source: Independent Journal Review    In the wake of every terrorist attack, a national discussion always ensues on what can and should be done to prevent further attacks. While this knee-jerk reaction is understandable, it is a symptom of the problem, not a step in the right direction. These conversations may make public commentators, policymakers and media personalities feel like they are creating solutions – but the reality is that cure for the cancer of radical Islam must be identified and targeted at its source: the ideology of Islamism, or political Islam; and that can only be done from within … Continued

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03/17/2016 AIFD Welcomes Guilty Verdict in Phoenix Terror Trial

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(Phoenix, AZ, March 17, 2016) We at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy commend the jury in the trial of Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, who had the fortitude and courage to deliver a guilty verdict in the first ISIS-related trial on U.S. soil. We know the hours of deliberation and the nature of the case must have been trying, and the burden of carrying out justice heavy. This is an example of our justice system doing its job and setting a strong example for those who might seek out a path like that pursued by Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem. This … Continued

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03/03/2016 AIFD Pres. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser to speak at CPAC 2016, Joins Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union

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(WASHINGTON, D.C, March 3, 2016) – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser M.D., President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a co-Founder of the Muslim Reform Movement will speak at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference taking place March 2nd – March 5th at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser will first lead a ‘CPAC Conversation with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser’ on Thursday, March 3 (4:10 PM ET): “Political Islam: How Patriotic American Muslims Defy the Radical Islamists”. He will then also participate in a panel chaired by KT McFarland, Fox News Contributor, on Saturday, March … Continued