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'Democracy and political Islam can't coexist'
Zuhdi Jasser is a respected Arizona-based doctor of internal medicine and nuclear cardiology, formerly a lieutenant-commander in the US Navy and attending physician to the US Congress.
As founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, he is also one of the most controversial Muslims in the United States.Jasser, raised in Wisconsin by Syrian immigrant parents, describes himself as a devout Sunni Muslim, but his organization's unyielding battle against political Islam has placed him in the crosshairs of groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Center of America, which he says have failed to adequately address the "insidious separatism" of political Islam.
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