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Moderate American muslim attacked by the extremist

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A coalition of far-left American Muslim groups are waging a coordinated media campaign to smear Zuhdi Jasser, a prominent Muslim interfaith leader with moderate views and a pro-democracy outlook.

Jasser, the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a pro-Muslim, pro-American advocacy group, was recently appointed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an advisory body that aims to increase religious freedom.

Soon after Jasser’s March appointment to USCIRF, controversial Muslim groups—such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Public Affairs Council—launched a crusade to tarnish Jasser’s reputation within the Muslim community.

A petition decrying Jasser’s appointment on the grounds that the devout Muslim is Islamophobic was circulated by MPAC.

Meanwhile, various figures such as reporter Omar Sacirbey of Religion News Service pushed behind-the-scenes for newspaper articles that painted Jasser as a far-right bigot