Dr. Zuhdi Jasser calls on Obama administration to back down

Phoenix, AZ (May 18, 2016) – American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) President Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has called on the Obama administration to stop protecting our enemies, after Obama’s veto threats over the Senate’s decision to unanimously approve the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its role in the terrorist attacks.

Dr. Jasser states: “This bipartisan legislation gives families of 9-11 victims a chance for the first time at vindication against the root cause of radical Islamists that attacked us on 9-11 and continue to attack us through ISIS and all the other forms of violent Islamism.”

“We at AIFD thank the U.S. Senate for its courage in tearing down the wall of protection that has long existed for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading disseminators of the radical Islamist cancer that is Wahhabism.”

Dr. Jasser called today on the Obama administration to back down from their veto threat against the unanimously passed Senate Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and for the Obama administration to stop protecting our enemies and stop marginalizing Muslim reformers inside and outside the Kingdom.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest claimed that this legislation would put Americans at risk of legal retribution abroad yet he ignorantly ignores the years of “libel tourism” that has attempted through the courts to suppress the free speech of Americans and the West against Saudi Wahhabism and Islamism.

About Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a think tank dedicated to protecting American national security against the global threat of Islamism. AIFD promotes reform-minded Muslim voices for liberty, and is shaking the hold which Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have upon Muslim leadership. Dr. Jasser is the author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith. He is also a Co-Founder of the Muslim Reform Movement.