During the years of the Obama administration, Muslim Brotherhood members and Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups had ample access to the White House while anti-Islamist Muslim reformers were virtually shut out.
We expect that to change in the Trump administration.
We urge you to make your voice be known to President-elect Trump to meet with Muslim reformers.
The Muslim Reform Movement, founded one year ago, is an organization dedicated to reform in Islam based on values of peace, human rights and secular governance. Founding members include many of Clarion’s partners: Asra Nomani, Tahir Aslam Gora, Tawfik Hamid, Usama Hasan, Arif Humayun, Farahnaz Ispahani, Zuhdi Jasser, Naser Khader, Courtney Lonergan, Hasan Mahmud, Raheel Raza, Sohail Raza and Salma Siddiqui.
After announcing the creation of the organization at the National Press Club in Washngton, D.C. in December of 2015, the Muslim Reform Movement’s first move was to go to the Saudi-affiliated Islamic Center of Washington and post their “Declaration of Reform” on the doors of the mosque “denouncing violent jihad, rejecting Islamic statism and opposing the ‘ideology of violent Islamic extremism.'”
Announcing the founding of the Muslim Reform Movement on NBC’s Meet the Press on December 6, 2015, Asra Nomani said, “We are opposing a very real interpretation of Islam that espouses violence, social injustice and political Islam…
“The problem is sitting in the birthplace of Islam, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where this interpretation of Islam has gone out into the world over the last four decades, creating militancy groups from Indonesia, to now, the San Bernardino, California, vicious attack. We have to take back the faith.
“And we have to take it back with the principles of peace, social justice and human rights, women’s rights and secularized governance… we’ve had enough.”