The ACT! Team Runs Away From Zuhdi Jasser Debate

Today I received the following email from ACT! for America, it’s about the so called Muslim Zuhdi Jasser. 

A Muslim supports Rep. Peter King

Dear Christopher,

In his New York Post commentary below, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser continues his courageous call for Muslim reform, including support for Rep. Peter King’s announcement that he will hold congressional hearings to address the issue of Islamic radicalization.

Dr. Jasser is at odds with Muslim Brotherhood-connected organizations like CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), as well as Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim who has denounced Rep. King’s call for such hearings.

In response I had sent them this.

From: Christopher Logan []
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 12:13 PM
Subject: In regards to Jasser….

How ridiculous. Jasser can call himself whatever he wants, but he is no Muslim. The reason being is because to deny even one Koran verse is to apostate from Islam. This is besides the fact that he speaks out of both sides of his mouth.

Zuhdi Jasser Takes a Stand for Islam, Bashes Apostates

Zuhdi Jasser Takes a Stand for Islam, Bashes Apostates

He also calls Israel “occupied territory”. The sooner you guys stop with the “moderate” Muslims are coming to the rescue falsehood, the better.


The ACT! for America Team quickly sent this back to me.

From: ACT! for America
Subject: RE: In regards to Jasser….
To: “‘Christopher Logan'”
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 6:38 PM

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your email. It takes a deeper understanding of Islam than what you may see on the surface in order understand as we do why and how Dr. Jasser practices a moderate form of Islam. Dr. Jasser proposes that The Gates of Ishtihad be re-opened and re-examined. This would, in Islam provide for the revisiting of many of the radical tenants of their faith. So yes, we are friends of Dr. Jasser and while he has a huge (and some may say insurmountable) uphill battle within his own faith he is not backing down and he is putting his life on the line in doing so.

I hope this has helped to shed some light on why we are good friends with Dr. Jasser and support his work.

Best Regards,
-The ACT! for America Team

In return…

I have a deep understanding of Islam (anytime you want to debate the scriptures just let me know), and if you did you would know he is not a Muslim. I also know that Jasser has no real Muslim following or authority in the Islamic world. By promoting him your organization is spreading false hope, as most Americans want to believe that the problem will resolve itself. It will not. With him you are only wasting time, and of course you did not even begin to address my article about him, or his belief that Israel is “occupied territory”. He also does not lay the blame on Islam, and Islam is the problem.


The reason I say Jasser is no Muslim, is because Islamic Law states that he is not.

From the Reliance of the Traveller

(7) to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus belongs to it, or do add a verse that does not belong to it;

As far as the The Gates of Ishtihad go, the Sunni’s (which most Muslims are) closed them centuries ago. Besides that, the Koran states that no one can change the word’s of Allah.

Koran verse 010.064
YUSUFALI: For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no change can there be in the words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme felicity.

The Koran also states that Mohammad was the last of the prophets. It is called the Seal of the Prophets.

Koran verse 033.040
YUSUFALI: Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.

I would like to see how Jasser is going to get around all of that. I also would like ACT! or anyone else who thinks he is going to save the day, to name just one US Mosque that supports him. Here is were Act! ran to the hills.

From: ACT! for America
Subject: RE: In regards to Jasser….
To: “‘Christopher Logan'”
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 7:47 PM

Your blog article is a hit piece and after reading it I chose not to respond to your claims as it is clear you are not interested in learning more about Dr. Jasser. Nothing we say or write will change your mind and you have made it clear. We have other obligations and simply cannot spend more time on your claims.

Best Regards,
-The ACT! for America Team

In other words, they have no real answers. Here is the final email in the exchange.

From: “Christopher Logan”
To: “ACT! for America”

My blog article has quotes from Jasser in it. Quotes which you obviously do not want to address. You have not refuted a thing I said, and have to chosen to run away from the debate. Congrats!

I admit that ACT! has done some good, like their petition against the proposed Ground Zero Mosque. But they are also luring non-Muslims into complacency by promoting the “moderate” Muslims are coming to the rescue fantasy. This is not only irresponsible, it is downright dangerous to America. It is not happening, and we are running out of time!