“Only a grand strategy for…defeating radical Islamists across the world will lead to victory.”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“America currently lacks a unified grand strategy for defeating radical Islamism.  The result is that we currently view Iraq, Afghanistan, and the many other danger spots of the globe as if they are isolated, independent situations.  Only a grand strategy for marginalizing, isolating, and defeating radical Islamists across the world will lead to victory.”

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“Make no mistake the United States is at war with radical Islamic extremism.”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“We must first acknowledge that the United States is at War. The liberal left would have you believe that we are not. Make no mistake the United States is at war with radical Islamic extremism. The roots of this war grew when we failed to stand by the Shah of Iran and allowed radical Islam to take control of Iran. And the evidence of this war has reared its ugly head in horrific instances over the last few decades.”

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Hanan Ashrawi, Matthew Duss

Posted on November 05, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: 11/4/2010 Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee member; Matthew Duss, National Security Researcher/Blogger at the Center for American Progress.
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AAI Congressional Scorecards Released

Posted by on October 08, 2010 in Blog
Last week, AAI published the Congressional Scorecard for the 111th Congress. This signature publication is a critical resource for voters and activists, detailing the positions taken by each member of Congress on issues of particular importance to the Arab American community and many others � from their stances on the Goldstone Report to protecting civil liberties.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Josh Kraushaar, Laith Kubba, Keith Ellison

Posted on September 17, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: Sept. 16, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: Josh Kraushaar, Executive Editor of The Hotline, the National Journal; Laith Kubba, senior director for the Middle East and North Africa program at the National Endowment for Democracy; Congressman Keith Ellison, second term Democrat from the state of Minnesota and first Muslim elected to Congress.
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James Zogby on “Andrea Mitchell Reports”

Posted by MSNBC on September 09, 2010 in News Clips

Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, AAI President James Zogby discusses Florida Pastor Terry Jones' announcement of plans to burn a Qur'an on the anniversary of 9/11.

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Community Leaders Stand United Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Posted by on September 07, 2010 in Blog
At an emergency summit today organized by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Jim joined a group of interfaith leaders who came together to “denounce categorically the derision, misinformation and outright bigotry being directed against America’s Muslim community.”
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Summary of Hill Briefing on Muslims in America

Posted by on August 31, 2010 in Blog
Today, AAI president Jim Zogby joined a panel of experts on Capitol Hill to discuss the image of Muslims in America. The event was sponsored by the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA), introduced by the association’s president Assad Akhter, and moderated by Suheil Khan, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement and a former Bush administration political appointee. In addition to the three panelists, approximately 75 people were in attendance.
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Muslim congressional staffers respond to mosque controversy

Posted by Christina Wilkie on August 30, 2010 in News Clips

Members of the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) will convene a panel discussion on Tuesday in response to the recent controversy over a proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan.Billed as a discussion of "Muslims in America: Myths and Realities," the three-member panel will be made up of Arab American Institute president Dr. James Zogby, Muslim Public Affairs Council president Salam Al-Maryati, and Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, founder of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.The panel will be moderated by a former member of the Bush administration, Suhail Khan, now a fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement.According to a...

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Former Bush Staff Members Repudiate Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Posted by on August 30, 2010 in Blog
In a political climate where it may be expedient to remain silent, 5 former Bush Administration staff members have spoken out against the charged rhetoric aimed at stopping the proposed Muslim Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan. As is important to do with examples of principled courage in times of division in our national political discourse, we would like to highlight their statements:
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