American Muslim Task Force


The American Muslim Task Force (AMT) was founded in February 2004 by a coalition of U.S. Muslim Brotherhood groups to “encourage community-based Muslim political participation and to defend against the erosion of civil liberties in a post-9/11 social environment.” At that time, the coordinator, of the AMT was identified as Agha Saeed chairman of the American Muslim Alliance (AMA) which in turn was part of the American Muslim Political Coordination Council, both organizations representing earlier U.S. Brotherhood electoral coalitions. The new organization aid that it was committed to holding voter education and registration drives, encouraging Muslims to work in political campaigns, hosting candidates’ town hall meetings, issuing candidate scorecards on issues of importance to the Muslim community, and to forming coalitions with like-minded groups. In 2004, the AMT drew national attention when it endorsed Senator John Kerry (Dem) for President and criticized President Bush for being “insensitive to the civil liberties and human rights of American Muslims, Arab-Americans and South Asians” and to treating American Muslims “like second-class citizens.” The AMT today is comprised of the most important U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the Muslim American Society (MAS). Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle Of North America (ICNA), Islamic Society Of North America (ISNA), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and the Muslim Student Association (MSA).