I recently emceed an event in New York City featuring Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), and Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The event was organized under the aegis of the pro-Israel advocacy and educational organization StandWithUs. Full disclosure: I am the Northeast Regional co-chair of StandWithUs in the United States.
Jasser and AIFD are trying to lead the fight against the Muslim Brotherhood and its network of American Islamist organizations and mosques, which seek to control organized Islam in America. Jasser, a devout Muslim- American, asks how can America fight against radical political Islam if the United States refuses to acknowledge Islamism as a threat. He says we are treating the symptoms of Islamism, but political correctness prevents us from diagnosing Islamism as the disease, i.e., an aversion to associating terrorism with anything Islamic.