Tuesday, December 1, 2009

One Muslim's Thoughts

I have reading Dr. Zuhdi Jasser's writings since 2003 or 2004. I even watched a 2-3 hour demonstration he held in front of the White House (or was it the capitol?) challenging other Muslims to stand up for America. They are afraid as you will read that he has been threatened himself. Yet he continues to write and speak out.

Below are some articles he has written and have been written about his group, American Islamic Forum for Democracy. It is quite interesting, and he does not hold back what he believes.

Please forgive me if I still have a hard time believing what he says, but at least it appears as if he is trying to make an effort to reform his religion.

Recent AIFD Headlines & Commentaries.
· UN Treaty would be a significant blow to Religious Freedom and Individual Liberty. American Islamic Forum for Democracy
· AIFD Honors Soldiers and Families from Fort Hood. American Islamic Forum for Democracy
· Video: AIFD Congressional Briefing (Jasser vs. Ellison). Capitol Hill Briefing- Rayburn Bldg
· AIFD Congressional Briefing (October 1, 2009): Islamist Terror cannot be defeated without addressing Political Islam. American Islamic Forum for Democracy
· 'Islam on Capital Hill Event" does not represent all American Muslims. PRESS RELEASE

AIFD in the Media.
'Honor Killings' in USA Raise Concerns. USA Today
Should the Muslim community being doing more to prevent 'Honor Killings' in the U.S.?

Radical Muslim Group Defames Moderate. IPT Blog
Revolution Muslim, a radical Islamist group in New York, defames conservative, devout Muslim, head of AIFD, Zuhdi Jasser as apostate.

American Muslims Must Stand Up for America. Philadelphia Daily News
It's time for American Muslims to reclaim the public conversation about their beliefs and Americanism. AIFD is a great example.

U.S. diplomacy lacks moral imperative in war of ideas with al-Qaeda. Examiner.com
Dr. Jasser is quoted on separating Islamism from spiritual Islam.

Answers Sought in Deadly Fort Hood Assualt. Voice of America
VOA reports on investigations into how the Fort Hood Massacre may have been prevented.

Politically Incorrect paternalism toward Islam. Dallas Morning News
Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News gives a preview to an upcoming Sunday interview with Dr. Jasser.

"I love America, so I fight for it - that's my jihad". Radical Islam.org
There is no question one can be both a proud Muslim and a patriotic American

Domestic Policy Issues
Major Hasan and Holy War. The Wall Street Journal
A domestic Islamist threat is real, and the FBI is unprepared to fight it.

Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan. The Washington Post
In his first interview with a journalist since the Fort Hood rampage, Yemeni American cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi said that he considered himself a confidant of the Army psychiatrist Maj. Hasan.

Inside the Gunman's Mosque. The Daily Beast
A fierce debate reveals a more complex picture of a young first-generation American Muslim man (Dr. Nadal Hasan) living a life of dissonance between his identity as an American and his ideology as a Muslim who had accepted a literal, rigid interpretation of Islam, akin to the puritanical Wahhabi and Salafi interpretations of Islam that define the theology of militancy inside the Muslim world today.

Foreign Policy Issues
Bodies of gunmen in Mumbai attacks remain unburied. BBC News
Muslim clerics have denied permission to bury the bodies in Mumbai graveyards, saying the actions of the gunmen are "un-Islamic" and have "defamed" their religion.

Support drops for UN resolution on religious defamation. The National
A UN resolution advanced by Muslim countries that seeks to outlaw criticism of religion has seen a decline in support since last year.

The Foreign Policy Blunders Continue. Family Security Matters
The biggest news on the foreign policy and national security front barely made the news last week. Iran has allegedly been experimenting with a nuclear device.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg! Digg!

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