A Battle for the Soul of Islam
An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith
Publication Date: July 2012
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A nationally recognized expert on Muslim radicalization provides a definitive analysis of the difference between Islam and Islamism, and how violence and extremism run counter to Islam's true teachings.
M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., is the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). A devout Muslim, Dr. Jasser founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States as an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, and the separation of mosque and state. Dr. Jasser earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and served eleven years as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy. A respected physician, Dr. Jasser is currently in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. He is the former president of the Arizona Medical Association.Dr. Jasser is also actively involved in the Syrian-American community as the founder of Save Syria Now! and the Chairman of the Syrian Democracy Council. A nationally recognized expert in the contest of ideas against political Islam and American Islamist organizations, Dr. Jasser has been featured frequently in the media, including in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, the New York Post, and on CNN, CBS, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and BBC. He is featured in four documentaries: America at Risk, Islam vs. Islamists, A Question of Honor and The Third Jihad. Michael Prichard has played several thousand characters during his career. While he has been seen performing over one hundred of them in theater and film, Michael is primarily heard, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. During his career as a one-man repertory company, he has recorded many series with running characters-including the complete Travis McGee adventures by John D. MacDonald and the complete Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout-as well as series by such masters as Mark Twain, John Cheever, and John Updike. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for At All Costs by Sam Moses and In Nixon's Web by L. Patrick Gray III. Named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine, he holds an M.F.A. in theater from the University of Southern California. Michael appears regularly on the professional stage, including as a member of Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company, performing such great roles as Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451, which became the second-longest-running production in the Los Angeles area. Bradbury himself dubbed Michael "the finest Beatty in history."