December 11, 2007

The power of minority politics

M. Zuhdi Jasser, an American Muslim, is a former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and is president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. He is a physician in solo-practice specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. He was president of the Arizona Medical Association in June 2007, and chaired the bioethics committee of a large downtown Phoenix hospital. He graduated in 1992 on a full U.S. Navy medical scholarship and completed specialty training in internal medicine at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. in 1996. He served operational tours of duty on the USS El Paso as medical department head participating in Operation Restore Hope, and served a tour of duty as an internist at the Office of the Attending Physician for the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court Justices from 1997-1999. A native of Wisconsin and the son of Syrian immigrants, Jasser was raised to appreciate American freedom which guaranteed, as he says, "his right to life, liberty, and the practice of his personal faith of Islam, like in no so-called Muslim country."

Those are his words, not mine.

In an interview with National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez, Dr. Jasser talks about his military service, the duties of Muslims in America, how to destroy Islamofacism, and more. Click here to read the interview and dream. Dream about how wonderful everything would be, if Muslims with the character and integrity of Dr. Jasser, would be powerful enough to cloud the judgment of the barbaric masses.

There is great power in minority politics. It's called integrity.