Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Battle for the Soul of Islam By M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

By M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

Among the unsettling social shifts in the wake of 9/11 was the global attention paid to Islam. Here in the United States, we became divided, often sadly along partisan lines, between those who believed every Muslim was a potential threat and those who believed no Muslim could do wrong. For conservative Wisconsin native and former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith, these radical times meant facing a new reality as a devout Muslim and a patriot - a certain betrayal within his faith, and a need to answer a question that crossed the minds of even the most sensitive and politically correct: "Can a good Muslim be a good American as well?"

Dr. Jasser founded the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AFID) to instill in young American Muslims an appreciation for the distinctively positive impact that this nation's ideals of liberty have had upon the world. As a nationally recognized expert on Muslim radicalization, he offers non-Muslims a definitive comprehension of the difference between Islam and the spiritual cancer known as Islamism, or political Islam, and how violence and extremism run counter to Islam's true teachings. As he persuasively argues, until we acknowledge the threat of Islamism in all its forms, the majority of Americans will be deceived into recognizing only the most obvious: terrorism.

In A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM, Jasser embraces both his faith and country while asking hard questions:

  • Are American Muslim children learning entitlement as victims, or are they being taught individual responsibility and critical thinking?
  • Are poisonous conspiracy theories dividing their American identity, or are they gaining exposure to reason, nationalism, and patriotism?
  • Are Muslims publicly critical of the Islamist movements of the Middle East, or do they remain silent on aspects of religious doctrine that conflict with modernity and universal equality?
  • Is the American press downplaying the seditious threat of homegrown Islamist radicalism and the influence of Islamists' propaganda arm on our governmental policies?
  • Is our culture of political correctness a major obstacle toward long-overdue Muslim reform against Islamism?
All these years after 9/11, it's time for us to understand the true threat of Islamism. It is a Muslim problem that needs a Muslim solution, and A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM builds a solid, balanced, and imperative must-read foundation for the fight.

About the Author: Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser testified to the U.S. Committee on Homeland Security regarding American Muslim radicalization on March 10, 2011, at one of the Hill's most anticipated hearings in a generation. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the New York Post, Dallas Morning News, and on CNN, CBS, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, BBC, and many nationally syndicated radio programs. [more...]

Advanced praise for A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM:

"Dr. Jasser is one of the most courageous and relentless pursuers of truth and freedom in the Muslim world. A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAMtakes you beyond the sound bites to show you what it really means to be a moderate Muslim fighting against those who have perverted your religion."
--Glenn Beck, New York Times bestselling author of Being George Washington

"Zuhdi Jasser is a brave American patriot, a faithful Muslim and a good man. Dr. Jasser's A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM proposes a cure for one of the greatest problems facing the world today: the violence and extremism of radical Islam."
--Mark R. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ameritopia

"Dr. Jasser is an American hero in the war radical Islam has declared on us. Whether we prevail in this long war may very well depend on how closely we listen to him."
--William J. Bennett, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Man and former U.S. Secretary of Education

1 comment:

Harry said...

I always thought Allah was the same God that I believed in. When the Gaza strip flotilla event happened a little over a year ago I became curious and began to investigate. This led me to Islam, Mohammed, and the Quran/Hadith, the more I read the more I saw a god that I would not want to know. The last 1400 years up to current events are Islam in action. Sharia the threat to America (Google it) reveals the Islamic strategy to dominate the world. Three forms of jihad - peaceful, violent, silent. We are experiencing the silent with the Muslim Brotherhood doing the work and CAIR providing cover. They don't integrate they isolate build in numbers with high birth rates and immigration then assimilate cultures. All the while building Mosques placing their people in key positions and manipulating the courts to push for Sharia. Islam is a fascist totalitarian ideology that operates under the guise of being a religion to gain acceptance. Have a look at Bukhari, volume 9, book 87, number 111 where Islam started with Mohammed in the cave of Hira in 610 AD. The angel physically assaulted, caused fear and terror which ultimately led to suicide attempts. Does this sound like an angel of God?
Mohammed... political, military, spiritual leader and he is the ONLY one that god speaks to. How convenient. Convert or die, talk bad about me or Allah you die. Non believers and the disobedient suffer pain in this life and the one after. the only way to insure paradise is martyrdom and the reward is eternal luxuries of food, drink and virgins for endless copulations. What a deal :-) My God is bigger than that and has plans that go far beyond our ability to comprehend. Time to wake up America turn back to the face of God and drive out Islam. Both are working toward the destruction of original American values instilled by our founding forefathers. There is so much to be said but this is turning into a letter, God Bless...