Imam Al-Asi

General Information

Experience

Washington DC Islamic Center

Head  - ISLAMIC CENTER

Affiliations

Research Fellow  - The Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought

Research Fellow  - ICIT

Recent News  

Day 15 : Imam al-Asi leads a group in prayers outside the Islamic Center of Washington on February 3, 2017.
Day 15 : Imam al-Asi leads a group in prayers outside the Islamic Center of Washington on February 3, 2017. Day 15 : Imam al-Asi leads a group in prayers outside the Islamic Center of Washington on February 3, 2017. Day 15 : Imam al-Asi leads a group in prayers outside the Islamic Center of Washington on February 3, 2017.

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The UJN team includes Massoud Shadjareh and Farah Mirza-Bukhari from IHRC, Mohideen Abdel Kader from Citizens International and Imam Muhammad Al-Asi the elected Imam of the Islamic Center, Washington D.C., USA, as well as local UJN partner organisations.

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August 14, 2012 in Hadar Sela | Tags: Achmad Cassiem, Al Quds Day, anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, BDS, Delegitimization, Hezbollah, Holocaust Denial, Ibrahim al Zakzaky, Iran, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Israel, Massoud Shadjareh, Muhammad Al Asi, Saied Reza Ameli, Terrorism | by Hadar Sela | 42 comments
Other speakers included one of the IHRC's founders - Saied Reza Ameli - and two members of its advisory board - Muhammad Al Asi and Achmad Cassiem. Muhammad Al Asi: Another advisor to the IHRC is Muhammad Al Asi of the US -co- founder of the Institute for Contemporary Islamic Thought and formerly of the Islamic Centre of Washington - who is frequently to be found on thelecture circuit and is closely linked to the Iranian regime. As well as being known for his belief that 9/11 was planned by the American Administration, and his Holocaust denial, Al Asi frequently dabbles in nakedly anti-Semitic tropes such as in this quote from 2001: This quote from 2002 appears - like many others - to suggest that Al Asi is less than committed to finding peaceful solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict: "If the only thing the Israelis and their mentors, and their sponsors and their superiors in Washington DC are going to understand is the use of force, than that's the language we're going to communicate with, we're going to use force. And whatever was taken by force can only be retrieved by force." At a 2007 event held in London by the IHRC to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Al Asi - speaking on the subject of Islamophobia - said: (all errors in the original)

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