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On Yom HaShoah AIFD remembers the Holocaust
PHOENIX, AZ (April 7, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) issued the following statement to mark the day of Yom HaShoah.
“At this point in history with so much transformation and uncertainty throughout the Middle East and North Africa it is very important to take time and commemorate Yom HaShoah, which reminds us of the evil that was perpetrated on the Jewish people in the Holocaust. As we say together a collective – “Never Again!” and pray for all the victims and their families, we should resolve to bring the global community together in eradicating anti-Semitism from the earth. This day of commemoration ensures that we will never forget.
At AIFD, as Muslims we worry about the rising tide of Islamism in the region and its use of anti-Semitism to gain power. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of AIFD provided this testimony linked here to Congress on February 27, 2013 to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on the direct link between Islamism and anti-Semitism and its threat to global security as it spreads among Muslim populations. We must stand in solidarity with the people of Israel and Jews from around the world to ensure that hatred and bigotry cannot dominate the region. We must stand in the face of the supremacist ideology of Islamism and be outspoken advocates for religious freedoms
Yom HaShoah is an opportunity to remind ourselves what can happen when we allow bigotry to go unanswered and renew our vigilance to protect the rights of all.
We offer a fervent prayer to remind ourselves of the collective strength we have to make sure that the Holocaust is never repeated.”
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. For more information on AIFD, please visit our website at http://www.aifdemocracy.org/.