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Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser

Board Member

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), a think tank dedicated to protecting American national security against the global threat of Islamism. AIFD promotes reform-minded Muslim voices for liberty, and is shaking the hold which Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have upon Muslim leadership. Dr. Jasser is the author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith. In 2012, Dr. Jasser was appointed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He frequently testifies before Congress and is featured in many top tier television, radio, and online media. Dr. Jasser is a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander with 11 years of service, including a tour as the Staff Internist to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. His parents fled the oppressive Ba’ath regime of Syria in the mid-1960s for American freedom. He and his family have strong ties to the American Muslim community, having helped lead mosques in Wisconsin, Arkansas, Virginia and Arizona. He is currently a physician in private practice. Dr. Jasser and his wife and three children live in Scottsdale, Arizona.