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CAIR rejects American Muslim organization’s request for debate: Cowardly response again reveals corrupt reliance on ad-hominem attacks and denial of need for reform

  MEDIA CONTACTS:         Gregg Edgar Gordon C. James Public Relations gedgar@gcjpr.com 602-690-7977   PHOENIX (March 13, 2014) – On March 7, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) sent a letter to Corey Saylor, Director, “Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia” for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On March 12, Mr. Saylor declined our invitation.   In his response, Saylor expressed “disappointment” that we posted the letter publicly, alleging that our challenge was nothing more than a “publicity stunt.” Given CAIR’s repeated refusal to engage us directly and honestly on the issues, resorting instead … Continued

Sochi’s Spotlight

The Olympic Games have never been just about the Games. The Olympic Games have also been a venue where political and ideological dramas take the stage. From Jesse Owens’s dismantling of Hitler’s Aryan supremacy in Berlin in 1936 to 1980’s Miracle On Ice at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY and President Carter’s boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest of Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan, current affairs have always been the invisible sixth ring of the Olympics. South Africa was even excluded from the Games for its apartheid policies.   As cameras are turned on Sochi, just outside the … Continued

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Why Won’t CAIR Break with Iranian State TV?

Why Won’t CAIR Break with Iranian State TV?

While the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is certainly not alone in its celebration of the Obama Administration’s deal with Tehran, their statement on the matter is of particular interest considering the organizations cozy relationship with Iranian propaganda machines like Press TV. CAIR has for a long time enjoyed prime billing on Press TV, a network owned by the Iranian government. Since the start of the Syrian revolution, CAIR’s leadership has continued to appear on Press TV – not to demonstrate moral courage and hold the Iranian regime accountable – but to slam the United States as “anti-Muslim” and advance … Continued

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11/11/2013 Islam and Religious Freedom for All

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

10/16/2013 Turkey says it fires on al-Qaida-linked fighter positions in Syria

10/16/2013 Turkey says it fires on al-Qaida-linked fighter positions in Syria

Source: The Jerusalem Post Turkish military fires four artillery shells at Islamist Syrian positions after stray mortar shell strikes Turkish territory. Patriot missile installation on Turkish-Syrian border. Photo: REUTERS ISTANBUL – Turkey’s army said on Wednesday it had fired on al-Qaida-linked fighters over the border in northern Syria in response to a stray mortar shell which struck Turkish territory. The military fired four artillery shells at positions of fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Tuesday, the general staff statement said. Turkey has repeatedly carried out such retaliatory action when shells fired from Syria hit Turkey … Continued

Malala, the Nobel, and Meaningful Peace

Malala, the Nobel, and Meaningful Peace

“And now I know that you must not be afraid of death. And you must move forward. You must go forward, because education and peace are very important.”- Malala Yousafzai It’s not every year that the Taliban weighs in on the decision of the Nobel Committee. This year, however, the decision to award the prestigious award to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons delighted the Pakistani Taliban. In fact, Islamists the world over have made condemnation of Malala a near-viral trend. Assed Baig, formerly of Islamic Relief in the United Kingdom and a prolific commentator on all things he perceives to be anti-Muslim, doesn’t … Continued

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