Republican Club to meet Jan. 13

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Islam and Jihad” with national speaker Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., at its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited (due to an emergency in December, Dr. Jasser’s originally planned speaking engagement had to be rescheduled for January 13.)

Dr. Jasser is the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) and is the author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith (2012). A devout Muslim, Dr. Jasser founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States as an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, freedom and liberty, through the separation of mosque and state. Dr. Jasser is a first generation American Muslim whose parents fled the oppressive Baath regime of Syria in the mid-1960’s for American freedom. He is leading the fight to shake the hold that the Muslim Brotherhood and their network of American Islamist organizations and mosques seek to exert on organized Islam in America. This is a presentation that you will want to share with your friends and neighbors!

On March 20, 2012, Dr. Jasser was appointed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) where he currently serves as vice-chair. Dr. Jasser regularly briefs members of the U.S. Congress on the threat of Political Islam. He testified on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and That Community’s Response” before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security on March 10, 2011 and again on June 20, 2012, on “The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization Within Their Community”.

Dr. Jasser is an internationally recognized expert in the contest of ideas against political Islam and American Islamist organizations. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New York Post, CNN, CBS, Fox News Channel, BBC and MSNBC.

Dr. Jasser earned his medical degree on a U.S. Navy scholarship in 1992. He served 11 years as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy, including tours of duty as Medical Department Head aboard the U.S.S. El Paso which deployed to Somalia during Operation Restore Hope; Chief Resident at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and Staff Internist for the Office of Attending Physician to the U.S. Congress. Dr. Jasser is a respected physician currently in private practice in Phoenix. He was presented with the 2007 Director’s Community Leadership Award by the Phoenix office of the FBI.

Our State Representative J.D. Mesnard will provide his perspective on the January 12th opening of the new state legislative session.

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