• Leading the movement.

    Engaging head-on the most difficult and urgent questions of our time.

Since our founding, AIFD has been at the forefront of addressing the most pressing issues of our time, from the very real threat of radicalization within our communities to the urgent need to address issues of universal human rights.

AIFD’s programming efforts seek to address some of what we’ve identified as the most urgent needs of our time: greater diversity of voices speaking against Islamism in the media; programming for youth, inoculating them against Islamist ideology and helping them to reconcile their American and Muslim identities; providing platforms for adult Muslim leaders to gather, organize, publish and facilitate change, and interfaith programs to engage our non-Muslim allies in the solution.

Public Engagement Project

AIFD seeks to engage in the war of ideas against the ideology of political Islam or Islamism by bringing awareness and education to the general public through writings, media interviews, and public forums.

AIFD’s public engagement projects continue to include numerous media appearances, publications and public forums. Domestic national security threats from radical Islamist groups and the growing global instability, most notably in Syria, and across Muslim majority nations has solidified AIFD’s public role as a subject matter expert. AIFD is sought after by public policy experts, governments, and universities, as well as domestic and foreign community networks for its counterterrorisim efforts against radical Islamist’s. We seek through our public platforms to shift the whole of society’s approach in counterterrorism from the current Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to Countering Violent Islamism (CVI).

Muslim Reform Movement 

In December of 2015, a group of Muslim leaders from  North America and Europe came together to form the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM) – a diverse, powerful movement dedicated to combating the ideology of ISIS and its source – Islamism.

The Muslim Reform Movement was born out of years of organizing, learning, and adapting to the challenges faced by reformers and our allies.

Muslim Liberty Project

The mission of the Muslim Liberty Project (MLP) is to advocate awareness of individual liberty by aligning core principles of Islamic pluralism with the larger American community and being a voice of the silent majority. The Muslim Liberty Project targets young Muslims ages 15-30 for dialogue on Muslim reform, separation of mosque and state, and the adaptation of young Muslims to modernity. MLP advocates awareness of individual liberty by aligning core principles of Islamic pluralism with the larger American community and being a voice of the silent majority. MLP empowers youth, develops resources, engages the community, and develops future leaders.

“God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves”

لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِّن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ ۗ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَالٍ

Quran 13:11

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To achieve our mission we need your help, together we can lead the conversation and movement from within American and ultimately the global Muslim consciousness to embrace the tenets of liberty and freedom. 

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