FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AIFD reconfirms support for NYPD Report on Radicalization
Phoenix, Ariz. (September 9, 2009) – Dr. M.Zuhdi Jasser, Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) released the following statement regarding the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) clarification in the report “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat”.
“CAIR and other Islamist group’s collective victory dance over the New York Police Department’s inclusion of a clarification page in its report Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat is incorrect and overblown. The clarification page in no way changes the important work that the NYPD accomplished with this watershed report. Instead of bowing to the Islamists as has been widely reported, the clarification marginalizes the complaints that CAIR and other organizations have leveled against the report and makes readily apparent what anyone could have derived from the original report.
CAIR’s protests against the NYPD are yet another example of CAIR’s victimization of the Muslim community and its use of Islam to forward its own agenda while hiding CAIR’s complicity in the efforts of Islamists in America. The goal of the protests is to deceptively shift the focus from the very real concerns of the theological underpinnings (i.e. salafism) which fuel the radicalization of some American Muslims to an exaggeration of the victimization of Muslims by the New York Police Department. Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat should be a tool that American Muslims utilize to protect our faith and the liberty of our community members.”
AIFD stands by its original statement from 2007 commending the efforts of the New York Police Department
About the American Islamic Foundation for Democracy
AIFD’s mission is to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution and demonstrate that the separation of mosque and state and the tenets of Liberty and Freedom are integral to the Muslim Faith. For more information on AIFD, please visit our website at http://www.aifdemocracy.org/