Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, contributor on TheBlaze and author of Battle For the Soul of Islam, joined Glenn on radio Friday to discuss his new website TakeIslamBack.com, launching next week. Dr. Jasser has been a leading voice against radical Islam.
"What is your life like, Zuhdi? Do you have a lot of threats on your life?" Glenn asked.
Most of the threats against Dr. Jasser come from radical Islamists and neo-Nazis who think he's an apologist and lying about Islam.
"But I have to tell you, I don't like to talk about it much because it pales in comparison to the real heroes in the prisons of Syria and Saudi Arabia, Iran, that truly have no freedom," Dr. Jasser said.
Recognizing full well the blessings of free speech in the United States, Dr. Jasser believes it's imperative for peace-loving Muslims in the West to speak up.
"Seventy percent of the world lives under some type of oppressive force. And you set aside China and Russia, the rest is all Islamists that are destroying the world's freedoms. And they're coming to the West if we don't begin to defend what we believe in our constitutional principles," Dr. Jasser said.
Germany, where migrant rapes and fascism are both on the rise, provides a perfect example of what festers when real issues are left unresolved --- and that worries Dr. Jasser.
"I was actually very happy about Brexit because the EU's disillusion of national identity was one of the reasons Islamism was taking such root in the immigrant communities there. And the opposite reaction to that was the neo-nation, you know, neo-fascism of many of the movements. And the only way to find a middle ground there is to support secular nationalism of Britain, of Germany, of Belgium, in a reestablishment of the ideas through classical liberalism and democracy that Europe was built on," Dr. Jasser said.
Just two days ago, a British citizen was given 12 months detention and community service after posting on Facebook that he didn't want Muslims coming into the country.
"If you can't write things publicly and have free speech to do that, the Brits are starting to buckle down like the Saudis. I mean, this is going to cause their country to bust at the seams, and we can't do that. We have to stand by our constitutional principles and human rights," Dr. Jasser said.
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Featured Image: President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) Zuhdi Jasser testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine 'The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)