M. Zuhdi Jasser

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<youtube size="medium" align="right" caption="Reza Aslan accuses M. Zuhdi Jasser of Islamophobia for making false claims about the funding of a new Islamic Centre in Manhattan">JOp4O9FwzRw</youtube>M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Syrian-American, runs the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a right-wing one-man-show he founded in 2003. He is also 'one of the founding members' of Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP), an organisation set up by Daniel Pipes.[1] [2] The group also has Pipes' endorsement.[3] In a debate on CNN, he was accused of Islamophobia by Islam scholar Reza Aslan for making accusations about the funding of a new Islamic centre in New York. He is a backer of far-right pro-Israel Republican Joshua Scharf;[4] and he was also an active player in the Islamophobic 'Ground Zero Mosque' campaign.

In June 2015, Jasser spoke on Fox in support of a methodologically dubious poll of Muslim-Americans carried out by the Center for Security Policy.[5]





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  1. About (AIFD)
  2. AIFD News: A moderate voice of Muslim pluralism with a Washington address
  3. Andrew Maykuth, "Battle for the Heart of Islam," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 December 2005
  4. Richard Silverstein, Radical Islam wants you...and America, Tikun Olam, 2 October 2008
  5. Trump Calls for Ban on Muslims, Cites Deeply Flawed Poll, The Bridge Initiative, 7 December 2015.
  6. ŒDefeat Jihad Summit¹ Challenges Islamic Supremacism ­ And The Obama ŒStrategy¹and A.U.M.F. That Disregard It, Center for Security Policy, 10 February 2015, accessed 18 December 2015