Northwestern plays host to Constitution Day in Enid

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Northwestern plays host to Constitution Day in Enid

September 1, 2015

Constitution Day is coming to Enid at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 17, on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid Campus. The 2015 event will feature Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

Jasser is the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) and the author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.”

Dr. Jasser is a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy who served for 11 years as a medical officer, including a tour as the staff internist to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently, he is a well-respected internist and nuclear cardiologist in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a past-president of the Arizona Medical Association.

A devout Muslim, Jasser founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States in an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution, liberty, and freedom through the separation of mosque and state.

Jasser is a first-generation American Muslim whose parents fled the oppressive Baath regime of Syria in the mid-1960s for American freedom. He is also actively involved in the Syrian-American community.

Dr. Jasser will discuss the issue of reconciling Islam and liberal democracy in the 21st Century. This event is free and open to the public and is brought to you by Northwestern’s Institute for Citizenship Studies and Department of Social Sciences. For more information, please call (580) 327-8525.

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