M. Zuhdi Jasser
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Getting Assad regime out serves American interests

August 26, 2013  •  The Orange County Register

In foreign policy, negligence paves the way for the forces of evil to overpower the forces of good. Washington's negligence with regard to Syria has left the people for dead. In the context of the Assad regime's genocidal horrors against them, they are spinning into a vortex of destitution, foreign exploitation and radicalization.

The real roots of the uprising didn't begin in 2011. The people of Syria long knew the immovable force of evil they had to confront. The revolution only exposed the horrors that Syrians had experienced for 50 years.

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Threading the needle of democracy in Egypt

August 7, 2013  •  Jewish News

In a word, Egypt is a mess. But which democracies in history arose from order? Which tyrannical dictatorships ended their regimes with an epiphany in favor of freedom and gave their nation an orderly exit?

The hope and promise of a democratic awakening of the "Arab spring" that rocked Cairo and the Egyptian people in January 2011 has given way to the grim realities of a society long cultivated by tyranny. One year cannot right the course of democracy away from two generations of tyranny and corruption.

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Uproar over 'Rolling Stone' cover photo missed real story

July 23, 2013  •  AZ Central

Rolling Stone's August cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, elicited a surprising public furor largely focused on the "rock star" treatment of Tsarnaev in its cover photo.

Did 19-year-old Tsarnaev look "too cool or too glamorous" for someone suspected of committing a terror attack?

Did the accompanying story balance that by revealing the real workings of his radical mind?

The coverage fixated on the glamour shot instead of the substance lacking in the story itself, but our nation needs to have a deeper conversation about how Muslims "next door" become our enemies.

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Obama must hold Myanmar's Thein Sein accountable for human rights violations

May 20, 2013  •  The Christian Science Monitor

When the president of Myanmar (Burma), Thein Sein, meets with President Obama at the White House today, he will undoubtedly stress how his government has taken steps toward democratic reform. Indeed, in recent years, Myanmar has released hundreds of religious and political prisoners. It has eased Internet and media controls. It has held limited parliamentary elections.

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We Should Have Heeded the Warning Signs of Islamist Antisemitism

May 17, 2013  •  The Jewish Press

With the rise of Islamist regimes following the Arab Awakening, we are seeing an increase in religious repression across the Middle East. That repression was predictable had we only read the tea leaves of Islamist antisemitism.

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M. Zuhdi Jasser's Book

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A Battle for the Soul of Islam
An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith

by M. Zuhdi Jasser
Threshold Editions, 2012. 304 pp. $26
June 5, 2012

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