PHOENIX (January 7, 2015) – AIFD condemns, in the strongest way possible, the actions that took place in Paris today and send our deepest condolences to the families of those killed or injured. The effects of this despicable action go beyond the streets of Paris, but represent an attack on freedom of speech and the human rights of all to live and work – free of fear.
We can no longer continue to be deceived into accepting the “Lone Wolf” theory as recent events have clearly exclaimed. The deep and intense ideological invasion within Islam must be thwarted from within the House of Islam.
There is no reason to believe the events of today can be held in isolation but must be considered part and parcel of the world-wide terrorist threat from those ideologically radicalized in the name of political Islam. Calls for would-be combatants to stay in their home location and fight, our very places of work and worship, have come to fruition and demand that we accept this new reality with a legitimate response.
About the American Islamic Forum for Democracy
The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. AIFD’s mission advocates for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state. AIFD also supports Muslim youth and adult leadership initiatives, and efforts to protect universal human rights including women’s rights and freedom of conscience. For more information on AIFD, please visit our website at http://www.aifdemocracy.org/.
About Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
Dr. Jasser is a Syrian-American activist, Navy veteran, physician, and observant Muslim. He is a noted expert on Islamism, Islamist terror groups and Middle East foreign policy. As the founder of AIFD, Dr. Jasser is dedicated to the support of human rights and democracy. He is the author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam” published by Simon and Schuster.