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Zuhdi Jasser

American physician and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy

The Americas

Zuhdi Jasser is the president and founder of the ;American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). Jasser founded AIFD after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for basic civil and political rights. In the 1960s, Jasser’s parents fled the oppressive Assad regime in Syria for the U.S. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992, and served 11 years as a medical officer in the U. S. Navy. Jasser is the co-founder of Save Syria Now!, a group of Syrian-Americans that advocates for immediate action to end the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Jasser regularly briefs members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate congressional anti-terror caucuses on Islamic fundamentalism. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New York Post, CNN, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He is also the author of “The Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.”

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