AIFD Press Releases

National Muslim organization tries to silence opposition

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

10/17/2013 Malala, the Nobel, and Meaningful Peace

Malala, the Nobel, and Meaningful Peace Nobel Prize Committee jeopardizes women’s rights around the world by not giving award to Malala Yousafzai   PHOENIX (October 17, 2013) – Raquel Evita Saraswati, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy‘s (AIFD) Director of Digitial media and an American Muslim activist focusing primarily on issues relating to women and girls in Islamic communities around the world released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) regarding the Nobel Prize committee’s decision to not award the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yusafzai:   “And now I know that you must not be afraid … Continued

10/11/13 OPCW Nobel Prize a cruel joke on the Syrian people: Chemical weapons narrative continues to hide genocide of the Syrian people

  MEDIA CONTACTS:         Gregg Edgar Gordon C. James Public Relations gedgar@gcjpr.com 602-690-7977   OPCW Nobel Prize a cruel joke on the Syrian people Chemical weapons narrative continues to hide genocide of the Syrian people Obama Administration and UN commend Syria while Assad’s killing machine still slaughters thousands of Syrians    PHOENIX (October 11, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) regarding the continued slaughter in Syria.   “The Nobel … Continued

10/03/13 Assad starves those that gas did not kill: Obama’s negotiations over chemical weapons do little to stop genocide of Syrian people

MEDIA CONTACTS:         Gregg Edgar Gordon C. James Public Relations gedgar@gcjpr.com 602-690-7977   Assad starves those that gas did not kill Obama’s negotiations over chemical weapons do little to stop genocide of Syrian people     PHOENIX (October 2, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) regarding the decimation of the people of Moadhamiya, Syria.   “It has been almost a month now since President Obama threatened limited reprisals against … Continued

09/25/13 Kenyan attack reminds us of the need for vigilance against the threat of Islamist radicalism

MEDIA CONTACTS:         Gregg Edgar Gordon C. James Public Relations gedgar@gcjpr.com 602-690-7977   Kenyan attack reminds us of the need for vigilance against the threat of Islamist radicalism Reported presence of American jihadist involvement clearly demonstrates the threat of radicalization  PHOENIX (September 25, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) regarding the recent attacks in Kenya and the revelation that Somali-American’s perpetrated this heinous crime. “The recent terror attacks in … Continued

9/11/13 The Reason Syria is vital to U.S. national security

Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An American Muslim of Syrian descent makes the case that President Obama failed to do PHOENIX (August 20, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) regarding why the United States needs to engage in Syria. “The use of American military power should never be taken lightly.  It is the highest duty that any Commander-in-chief can undertake.  It deserves thoughtful and full deliberation that delivers a … Continued

8/28/13 The West’s Denial at Fort Hood

Read the article at National Review Online We ignore Nidal Hasan’s trial — and continue to underrate the Islamist threat — at our peril. By M. Zuhdi Jasser & Seth Leibsohn The idea that America has been so successful in its war on terror that we have not been attacked since 9/11 is a lie. If the past few weeks should have taught us anything, it is that. Of course, we cannot blame people for buying into this lie — how much has been reported on the trial and conviction of Army major and psychiatrist Nidal Hasan? Very little, indeed. America’s attention has … Continued

8/21/13 Syrian nerve gas attack latest genocidal act of tyrannical Assad regime

Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Syrian nerve gas attack latest genocidal act of tyrannical Assad regime Enough is enough with Syrian death toll well over 100,000 redlines have vanished and the U.S. must provide genuine leadership PHOENIX (August 21, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) following reports of a nerve gas attack near Ghouta by the Syrian Army.  “Reports indicate that the Syrian Army has … Continued

8/20/13 Al Jazeera opens propaganda front on US Shores

Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Western veneer does not change ideological root of Qatari owned Islamist media   PHOENIX (August 20, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) regarding the commencement of operations by Al Jazeera America. “Imagine if at the height of the cold war the Soviet Union’s state run media Pravda had opened a major broadcasting arm that had access to over 50 million … Continued

8/16/13: USCIRF Condemns Violence in Egypt

August 16, 2013: USCIRF Condemns Violence in Egypt   For Immediate Release August 16, 2013 | by USCIRF USCIRF Condemns Violence in Egypt USCIRF is deeply concerned by the violence against protestors and the targeting of churches in Egypt.  The government’s excessive use of force when breaking up protests, the high number of deaths, the return to a state of emergency, and the targeting of Christians by extremists are all profoundly troubling. USCIRF recognizes the grave issues at stake related to democracy, rule of law, and human rights in Egypt, and the Commission is particularly concerned about the immediate threats to … Continued