• University of Southern California
    University of Southern California
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    Muslim Brotherhood / Affiliates
    Muslim Brotherhood / Affiliates
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Prof. Jackson has a history of promoting Islamist apologist rhetoric while aligning himself with organizations affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood. For example, at the ‘Reviving the Islamic Spirit’ Convention in Toronto in 2009, Jackson’s speech was described as “a call to battle,” with “little to do with peaceful coexistence with the West, but was an exhortation for Islam to dominate the West.” Jackson apparently “advocated defining America by Muslim standards and imposing cultural and intellectual supremacy. He urged Muslims not to follow Western cultural authority, but rather to achieve their own cultural authority from the inside, as part of the system.”[1]

These sentiments dovetail precisely with the central tenet of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dawah. Furthermore, in an unclassified memo from Pentagon Joint Staff analyst Stephen Coughlin, Jackson is cited as a “trustee” to the North American Islamic Trust, and affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Students’ Association, all of which are themselves or are tied to Muslim Brotherhood front groups operating in the U.S.[2]


[1] Usher, J. (Feb. 5, 2010). “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” or Promoting Islamic Dominance? FrontPage Magazine. Retrieved from http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/05/%E2%80%98reviving-the-islamic-spirit%E2%80%99-or-promoting-islamic-dominance/

[2] Stillwell, C. (March 22, 2010). The Professor’s Islamist Call to Battle [On Sherman Jackson]. Campus Watch. Retrieved from http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/9339

Associated Organizations:

co-founder and member of board of trustees of the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM); former President of the Shari’ah Scholars’ Association of North America (SSANA); past-trustee of the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT); board member of the Fiqh Council of North America (ISNA affiliate).

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Amber D. Miller is the Dean of USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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