The American Muslim Identity: Patriot or Insurgent?
Join Duke College Republicans, Duke Political Union, and Duke Young Americans for Liberty for a moderated conversation and Q&A with Zuhdi Jasser. Dr. Jasser is an American Muslim and son of Syrian immigrants who fled Ba'athist oppression in 1966. Zuhdi is a physician, a former US Navy officer, and president of American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) founded in 2003. His calls for reform inspired his co-founding of the Muslim Reform Movement in 2015. Zuhdi is a former commissioner and Vice-Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) appointed by the U.S. Senate serving from 2012-2016. He will discuss the process of radicalization, the nature of Islamic extremism, and the unique responsibility of American Muslims. An internationally recognized expert on Islamism, he regularly testifies to the U.S. Congress on the threat of global Islamism and domestic and foreign counter-ideology strategy.