A Muslim Reformer Explains How To Fight Islamism

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM), and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.” He is a practicing Muslim who has actively opposed Islamism.

Jasser is an active physician and former U.S. Navy officer whose parents fled Syria in the 1960s, and host of the Blaze Radio Podcast “Reform This!” and founder of TakeBackIslam.com.

The author interviewed him in January on the Muslim Reform Movement, Islamism, and the war in Syria. This is a follow-up interview. Jasser agreed to discuss Islamism and searching for its antidote in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East.

Jasser makes some good points, especially his debunking of “internet radicalization” which is just a dodge to take the heat off Islam as practiced here and abroad, but to this day I have yet to see much acceptance by mainstream Muslims of “reformers” like him. Maybe that day will come. I won’t hold my breath.

  • Alain

    I assume his intentions are good, but that is about it. When I read he is the founder of “TakeBackIslam”, I am not sure where to begin. There is no taking back Islam, because Islam has practised the same from its birth: conquer, subjugate, demand submission to Islam (Muslims) by converting, pay for protection as subhumans or die. This “take back Islam” reminds me of the Liberals’ “take back Canada”, which is returning to the Liberals’ mythical creation of what before that was a great country. Last of all he is simply an apostate in the eyes of Islam rather than a reformer.

    • tom_billesley

      What is required is “RollBackIslam”. All the way back to the Arabian desert.

    • CoolTolerance

      To take back Islam, they have to get rid of Mohamed. No other choice, he’s the problem.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Jasser’s efforts were repeatedly stymied by Obama, who is a closet jihadist. Perhaps he will find a friendlier atmosphere under Trump, although old Muslim habits die hard.

    • tom_billesley

      Any reform attempt is stopped by someone yelling “takfir”.

  • tom_billesley

    What we need is a missile with voice analysis software, programmed to home in on anyone shouting “allahu akbar”.

  • DD_Austin

    Muslim “reformers” are just another part of the jihad

    Act (and I do mean act) like you aren’t a violent retard
    and delay the rest of humanity from rightfully nuking mecca for one more day

    The only “good” muslim is a dead muslim