Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jewish and Muslim Intellectuals I Admire: Mark Levin and Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser : Standing for American Value System

Mark Reed Levin b: September 21, 1957
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Jack E. Levin.
Lawyer, author and radio personality is Jewish.
His father was an author as well a a father of 3 boys.

Mark has 2 children.   
Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser
b: November 17, 1967
Internist, nuclear cardiologist

Father of 3 children. 

I listened to the Mark Levin Show tonight, a Sunday, and was highly impressed.  He was interviewing Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim whose parents had been from Syria and had left, seeking an Islam compatible with American values.  Today he leads a reform movement of Islam.  This man is not in disagreement with Israel, another intellectual that I admire.

I had been watching Levin's  Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News.  He was a former worker for President Ronald Reagan.  He has commentary on several programs, such as National Review Online.  by 2015, he was the Editor-in chief of Conservative Review.  His radio show is The Mark Levin Show which is syndicated.  
Julie, Natan Sharansky, Russian Israeli  and Mark
Sharansky was in Russian prison for studying Hebrew,
wanting to move to Israel
He endorsed Ted Cruz in 2016.  That's when we had 18 great men vying for the chance to run for President on the Republican ticket, and after Donald Trump won the position, he backed Trump.  This lawyer received flack for doing so, but stuck to his more conservative position and of course could not vote for either Hillary or Bernie who were so on the left, a Democrat and a Socialist.  This lawyer has been knocking Obama and the Democrats for some time, now, doing what each party has been doing to each other.  It's not one-sided, you know.  
Mark with wife Julie
Mark was summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Political Science BA by the age of 19.   That's hardly old enough to know what it's all about at that age,  but he shows he must have been a very wise kid, as he certainly is now.  He's been called conservative, right wing and pro-Trump and I'll throw in calm, cool and collected in his point of view.  He criticizes the Democrats  by pointing out their practices, such as times of suppressing the freedom of speech at universities where it should be heard.  
Dr. Mohamed Jasser was born in Ohio, raised in Appleton, then Neenah, Wisconsin;  practices in Phoenix, Arizona. He was educated at the U of Wisconsin and was at their Medical College in Milwaukee.   He's also an author since he's battling a more virulent form of Islam professed by the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR in the USA.  I've also found much to be concerned about as a fighter for Israel with these two groups, so to me, he knows what he's talking about.  Like Levin, he's following in the steps of his father since his father is also a cardiologist, and his mother happens to be a pharmacist.  

He's written "A Battle for the Soul of Islam-An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith."  That's pretty much what he talked about with Levin.  I see he also has a movie listed under his name which is:  "The Third Jihad:  Radical Islam's Vision For America."  
Speaking with Sebastian Gorka, another great mind
Dr. Jasser has been involved in debates with the other Islamists already.  That impressed me.  That's an excellent way to hear differences and weigh the strength of their convictions and accuracies;  in a real debate.  He's leading his American Islamic Forum for Democracy.    That means he's engaging in the war of ideas against the ideology of political Islam, which seems to be the only thrust today with ISIS and others.  

CAIR, he brought out, supports Hamas with finances.  He's not for that at all.  to hear a Muslim say this was so refreshing.  I'm so glad that Levin also thought enough of him to have him on the show.  I have Muslim friends found through facebook, and they're thinkers like Dr. Jasser, too.  I think they'd also be impressed to see that the United States has someone like Jasser as a citizen.  Dr. Jasser was also another cool, calm and collected speaker who was highly intelligent.  One who is an internist and also so well apprised with the political leanings of his own Muslim politics and standing his ground was an enlightened experience.  

Raquel Evita Saraswati & Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author, "Battle for the Soul of Islam"

I note that Dr. Jasser's parents  either got out of Syria before the June 1967 Six Day War when all the neighboring countries had attacked Israel, including Syria, one of the leaders, because they were in the USA by November where Mohamad was born, or they arrived just after the war.  I hope it was way before, since it would be hard to travel so close to her impending time of giving birth.  That would have been their last memories of Israel.  
Fighting in Damascus

It was in 1966 that Syria's 9th revolution was taking place in February since 1949.  Their Ba'ath Political party was being backed by the USSR and had seized power.  The new government's policy was one of hatred and hostility towards Israel by dong the following:
  1. Preached waging of a" People's War of Liberation" against Israel 
  2.  Activated terrorist groups against Israel from Syria and other territories
  3.  Syrian army in Golan Heights shelled Israeli villages in Jordan Valley below
  4.  Tried to divert Jordan River and deprive Israel of water
  5.  January 1967 started tensely from hostility, and by May exploited by USSR, Egypt and Syria, producing an escalation leading to Six Day War.    
Dr. Jasser with little sister, now a psychiatrist

A feather in Jasser's hat is that he  is a former lieutenant commander in the United States Navy, where he served as staff internist in the Office of the Attending Physician of the United States  Congress. 

He's going to be heard, even though a Senator panned him, following the CAIR group think.  "He is also a contributor to national and international media, where he has advocated separation of mosque and state and spoken against the ideology of “political Islam” or Islamism. He has been a frequent guest on Fox News ChannelNewsmax TVCNNCBSMSNBC, and TheBlaze. He has also contributed articles to nationally read newspapers such as the Arizona Republic, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Times."

Jasser is trying to get Muslims involved in American issues. His goal is  "“to press Muslim leaders to aggressively oppose a ‘culture of separatism." 

As I look at his first name, it looks so much to me like Yehudi.  Doesn't it to you?  This is Hebrew for "Jew."  it makes me wonder.  There were lots of Jews in Syria for a very very long time, especially in Aleppo and Damascus.  

I said that both this Jewish and this Muslim man stood for the American value system, just as I see that other Americans have not been.  The news coming forth shows that those in power have been manipulating it and breaking our own laws that make it so special.  The point we are at is simply shocking, so that it's refreshing to see people working hard through the spoken word and debates and discussions to get our country back on track.  You don't have to come from the Pilgrims to do it, just believe in our American values.  

Booklet: facts about Israel  Biography written by Jasser


  1. mark levin is a great guy.
    he makes lots and lots of sense and sticks to the facts.
    we need more like him....