founding member and president, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a think tank and activist Muslim organization which provides a platform for an American Muslim movement to separate spiritual Islam from the political. He is also a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and a respected physician currently in private practice specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Jasser has been active in a number of interfaith efforts in Arizona including founding the Children of Abraham, a Jewish-Muslim dialogue group. He also been an advisor on Islamic affairs to the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands. The Center for Security Policy honored him as a "Defender of the Home Front"; the Phoenix office of the FBI presented him with the 2007 Director's Community Leadership Award. Dr. Jasser was recently featured in the films, *The Third Jihad* and *Islam vs. Islamists*. He is a regular columnist and contributing editor for *FamilySecurityMatters.org* and *Hudson New York*. He appears frequently on the Fox News Channel and CNN, and has been published in the *National Review*, *Arizona Republic*, *Middle East Quarterly*, *Dallas Morning News*, *Washington Times*, and *Beliefnet*.