AIFD in the News

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Islamist Coalition Launches with Empty Rhetoric

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

American Islamist Coalition Launches With Empty Rhetoric

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..


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

11/11/2013 Islam and Religious Freedom for All

Source: Venn Institute  By M Zuhdi Jasser The question of religious freedom for all as it relates to the religion of Islam is one of the most challenging yet important ones of this century. It is understandable that many judge faiths – not just Islam – based on the actions of their leaders and most vocal members. The same stands true for Islam. Sadly, it is undeniable that when it comes to the First Freedom, the fruit of religious liberty, it is undeniable that the overwhelming majority of the current Muslim leadership across the world have demonstrated little respect for … Continued