73. Old Guy Talks Muslim vs Islamism with Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

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Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., is the son of Syrian immigrants who fled Ba’athist oppression in 1966. Dr. Jasser is a physician, a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, and President and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) a Phoenix based counter-Islamism think tank founded in 2003. He is also a co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM) and a former Vice-Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) appointed by the U.S. Senate from 2012-2016. Zuhdi is an internationally recognized expert on Islamism (political Islam). He is widely published in the field, featured in many top tier media, and regularly testifies to the U.S. Congress on the Islamist global threat and our domestic and foreign strategy. Zuhdi is the author of the book A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s fight to Save his Faith (S&S). He hosts the weekly podcast, Reform This! on the Blaze Radio. (Find him on Twitter: @DrZuhdiJasser)

  • What was the most important thing you have done today?
  • The AIFD tagline is “Leading the movement to bring Islam into the 21st century”. What does that mean?
  • What is the distinction between being a Muslim and Islamist?
  • How much of the world is Muslim?
  • As you see it what is Islamism and why is it a problem?
  • Why are Islamist so resistant to change?
  • How did this problem begin?
  • What are the threats in Europe?
  • What is the threat here in the US?
  • What is the threat in Islamic countries?
  • Who is now influencing the Biden administration?
  • Tell me your views of the Abraham Accords and what you think will happen under the Biden administration?

American Islamic Forum for Democracy (www.AIFDemocracy.org)

Founder, Take Back Islam (http://takebackislam.com/)

Co-Founder, Muslim Reform Movement (www.muslimreformmovement.org)

Twitter Feed @DrZuhdiJasser

Dr. Jasser's book A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s fight to Save his FaithAvailable here

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