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Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations purports to be a civil rights organization.

The leader of CAIR-KY is Ihsan Bagby, the president of its board and Islamic Studies Professor at the University of Kentucky.[1] He was a member of CAIR’s national board from 1995 to 2013.[2]

He is a council member of the Islamic Society of North America’s Fiqh Council with other Islamists.[3] Bagby is also the General Secretary of the Muslim Alliance in North America.[4] In 2013, the International Institute of Islamic Thought honored him as one of the “Friends of IIIT.”[5]

Bagby was recorded saying, “Ultimately we [Muslims] can never be full citizens of this country… because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.”[6]


[1] “CAIR Chapters,” CAIR website, https://cair.com/contact-us/contact-chapters.html

[2] “Retiring CAIR Board Member Dr. Ihsan Bagby Honored,” CAIR website, June 6, 2013. https://cair.com/about-us/cair-national-board-and-key-staff/11781-retiring-cair-board-member-dr-ihsan-bagby-honored.html

[3] “History of the Fiqh Council,” Fiqh Council website, https://www.fiqhcouncil.org/node/13

[4] “About MANA,” Muslim Alliance in North America website, https://www.mana-net.org/subpage.php?ID=about

[5] “Sachedina Speaks on Community, Spirituality, and the Scholars at Friends of IIIT Iftar/Dinner,” International Institute of Islamic Thought website, July 18, 2013. https://www.iiit.org/NewsEvents/News/tabid/62/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/315/Default.aspx?utm_source=IIIT+e-Newsletter+-+July++2013&utm_campaign=july+2013&utm_medium=email

[6] “The Suspect Ties of CAIR Officials, Fundraisers & Trainers,” Investigative Project on Terrorism, https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/111.pdf. The report cites Steve. A Johnson, “Political Activities of Muslims in America,” in The Muslims of America (Chapter 8), ed. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), p. 115.