From the American Islamic Forum for Democracy website
The American Islamic Forum for Democracy’s (AIFD) mission is to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state.
AIFD is the most prominent American Muslim organization directly confronting the ideologies of political Islam and openly countering the common belief that the Muslim faith is inextricably rooted to the concept of the Islamic State (Islamism). Founded by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, AIFD looks to build the future of Islam through the concepts of liberty and freedom.
AIFD’s mission is derived from a love for America and a love of our faith of Islam. Dr. Jasser and the board of AIFD believe that Muslims can better practice Islam in an environment that protects the rights of an individual to practice their faith as they choose. The theocratic “Islamic” regimes of the Middle East and some Muslim majority nations use Islam as a way to control Muslim populations, not to glorify God as they portend. The purest practice of Islam is one in which Muslims have complete freedom to accept or reject any of the tenants or laws of the faith no different than we enjoy as Americans in this Constitutional republic.
Want to bet they weren't even invited to participate in this new coalition?
From a CAIR Press Release
On Wednesday, March 12, eight* major national American Muslim organizations will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.
The new national council's first priority will be to build on Muslim citizenship rights by conducting a census of American Muslims to create a database that will be used to enhance political participation in upcoming elections.
WHAT: Major National Groups to Announce Launch of US Council of Muslim Organizations WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 1 p.m. (Eastern) WHERE: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. CONTACT: USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal, 708-288-1914, 202-683-6557, firstname.lastname@example.org
In a statement prior to the planned launch, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal said:
"A national council unifying Muslims in the United States has long been a dream of our community. The goal of the US Council of Muslim Organizations is to help strengthen relationships among the member organizations in order to better serve members of the Muslim community and all Americans.* Organizations participating in the initial launch include: (More organizations may be added at a later date.)
"A detailed census will allow the larger Muslim community to better participate in our nation's political process."
- The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed)
- Muslim American Society (MAS)
- American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA)
- Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA)
- Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)
- Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA)