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Ihsan Bagby is involved with several Muslim Brotherhood sister-organizations, and has espoused anti-American and anti-Western ideology during his career. For example, in his 1991 book ‘The Muslims of North America,’ Bagby claimed that, “ultimately we [Muslims] can never be full citizens of this country [the U.S.] because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.”[1]

In 2014, Prof. Bagby was the keynote speaker at the inaugural banquet for the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Political Party, the United States Council of Muslim Organizations.[2] Following his 2004 report entitled ‘A Portrait of Detroit Mosques: Muslim Views on Policy, Politics and Religion,’ which interpreted survey results from a Detroit-Area Islamic organization, Bagby concluded that, “the vast majority if Muslim Americans hold ‘moderate’ views on issues of policy, politics and religion,” and that “the mosque community is not a place of radicalism.” In fact, the survey found that among the Muslim respondents, two-thirds believe that “America is immoral” and “four-fifths advocated the application of Shari’ah.” Islamic scholar Daniel Pipes, responding to the study, argued that “Professor Bagby’s interpretation amounts to a case of survey research being distorted by its sponsors to hide the actual results. This is intellectual fraud and political deception.”[3]


[1] (Feb. 14, 2005). Individuals: Ihsan Bagby. Discover the Networks. Retrieved from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2170

[2] (June 30, 2014). U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Political Party Convenes for Inaugral Banquet in Washington, DC Area. Center for Security Policy. Retrieved from http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2014/06/30/u-s-muslim-brotherhood-political-party-convenes-for-inaugural-banquet-in-washington-dc-area/

[3] Horowitz, D. (2006) The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in North America. United States: Regnery Publishing

Associated Organizations:

Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA – General Secretary); Fiqh Council of North America; Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

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