PHOENIX (November 7, 2014) – The American Islamic Forum for Democracy endorses the Middle East Christian Committee (MECHRIC), the largest coalition of Middle East Christian NGOs in the United States and internationally, in their request to Archbishop Atallah Hanna to remove Nihad Awad, the director of Islamist group CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) from a coalition said to be aimed at helping Christian minorities in the Middle East.
The inclusion of CAIR, at minimum a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood but widely believed to be a front for MB, is counterproductive to the cause named in this effort. There is no place for CAIR, or any American-Islamist lobby groups in an honest coalition to aid Christian minorities. Islamist will deceptively present themselves as protectors of minorities to the West, while advancing the supremacist ideology of Islamism around the world and the agenda of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
AIFD joins MECHRIC in calling for the immediate removal of CAIR in this necessary endeavor. The full letter may be seen on our website at:
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.