Posted on March 7, 2016

Head of American Islamic Forum for Democracy: ‘We Need to Put a Pause on All Immigration’

Jose R. Gonzalez, CNS News, March 4, 2016

The president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) said that all immigration to the United States should be put on “pause” due to the potential risk it poses to national security from Muslim terrorists and foreign intelligence agents.

AFID president Zuhdi Jasser’s comments were prompted by a question about potential security threats posed by Syrian refugees from an attendee at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“My response to that is that we need to put a pause on all immigration, but not just say against Muslim immigration,” Jasser said.

“And I say that with family waiting, trying to come here,” he added. “And I’m trying to figure out a way to get them here. It’s impossible.”

Jasser’s remarks were made during a question and answer session following an address he gave on Thursday entitled “Political Islam: How Patriotic American Muslims Defy the Radical Islamists” at the annual conservative gathering, which is being held in National Harbor, Md. this year.