RECOMMENDED READING: “AIFD Brief: MPAC/ISNA Counterterrorism Video Deceptive”


M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has commented on the deceptive nature of the recent video commissioned by the US Muslim Brotherhood which purports to condemn terrorism. According to Mr. Jasser’s commentary:

The New York Times, CNN, and other “mainstream media outlets” recently reported on a video that was put out by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) on July 15, 2010. According to MPAC it was “compiled with the assistance of ISNA (Islamic Society of North America)”. The organization says that the video is “part of MPAC’s broader effort to work with a diversity of respected leaders and communities to tackle the issue of violent extremism head on.” The video was dished up by both the Times and CNN with virtually no critical assessment or investigation. It did not even seem relevant to these respected news organizations whether the video and MPAC’s strategy will really do what its producers claim it will do and what greater ideological context MPAC’s “broader effort” actually entails.

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According to his statement, M. Zuhdi Jasser is the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a physician in private practice and a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander.

An earlier post also discussed the deceptive nature of the US Brotherhood video.

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