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06/06/2016 AIFD Wishes Muslims around the world “Ramadan kareem!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

11/17/2015 Wage Political War On Radical Islam

11/17/2015 Wage Political War On Radical Islam

Source: The Daily Caller   Using his trademark subterfuge, President Obama on Monday said there must be no “religious test” for refugees coming to America. What he meant was that asylum seekers like the Paris suicide bomber who posed as a Syrian refugee probably won’t be asked about their views on radical Islam, much less disqualified for subscribing to the Islamist political ideology. Unfortunately, by refusing even to name the force that animates our enemies, we ensure that we will never fully defeat them. Worse still, this refusal prevents us from even beginning what is most necessary to turn the … Continued

10/25/15 Afghanistan Looks to Russia for Military Hardware: Kremlin’s more-assertive foreign policy raises potential for clash with U.S.

10/25/15 Afghanistan Looks to Russia for Military Hardware: Kremlin’s more-assertive foreign policy raises potential for clash with U.S.

Source: The Wall Street Journal  Excerpt for the article: Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage. President Ashraf Ghani has asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country’s struggling military, Afghan and Russian officials say, after the U.S. and its allies pulled most of their troops from Afghanistan and reduced financial aid. The outreach has created another opening for the Kremlin, stepping up the potential for confrontation with Washington. East-West relations are … Continued

10/15/2015 AIFD Calls on the Parliament of the World’s Religions to Hold Speakers Accountable

10/15/2015 AIFD Calls on the Parliament of the World’s Religions to Hold Speakers Accountable

This year, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) will be represented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, convening in Salt Lake City this weekend and opening today. We are sending a representative to the Parliament to engage with interfaith leaders on behalf of liberty-minded Muslims who embrace a pluralistic interpretation of Islam and promote the value of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Parliament of the World’s Religions began convening in 1893, a meeting considered to be the birthplace of the global interfaith movement. This year marks the first Parliament held in the United States since 1993. … Continued

09/30/2015   AIFD Calls Upon President Obama to Condemn Russian Airstrikes against Syrian Citizenry

09/30/2015 AIFD Calls Upon President Obama to Condemn Russian Airstrikes against Syrian Citizenry

The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) released the following statement today condemning Russian airstrikes on Syria: “News of the first publicly announced Russian airstrikes on Syria marks a turning point in the region: Russia’s proxy war against Syrian civilians is no longer covert and is no longer only vis-à-vis Assad. As the global community, and most tragically our own U.S. administration, have failed to support Syrian civilians against the Assad regime, and have allowed ISIS to expand, Russia has now brazenly announced that it is carrying out missions in Syria. Bashar al-Assad’s alliance with Russian leadership is no secret. … Continued