The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations purports to be a civil rights organization.
He is a council member of the Islamic Society of North Americaâ€™s Fiqh Council with other Islamists. Bagby is also the General Secretary of the Muslim Alliance in North America. In 2013, the International Institute of Islamic Thought honored him as one of the â€œFriends of IIIT.â€
Bagby was recorded saying, â€œUltimately we [Muslims] can never be full citizens of this countryâ€¦ because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.â€
 â€œCAIR Chapters,â€ CAIR website, https://cair.com/contact-us/contact-chapters.html
 â€œRetiring CAIR Board Member Dr. Ihsan Bagby Honored,â€ 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
 â€œHistory of the Fiqh Council,â€ Fiqh Council website, https://www.fiqhcouncil.org/node/13
 â€œAbout MANA,â€ Muslim Alliance in North America website, https://www.mana-net.org/subpage.php?ID=about
 â€œSachedina Speaks on Community, Spirituality, and the Scholars at Friends of IIIT Iftar/Dinner,â€ 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
 â€œThe Suspect Ties of CAIR Officials, Fundraisers & Trainers,â€ Investigative Project on Terrorism, https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/111.pdf. The report cites Steve. A Johnson, â€œPolitical Activities of Muslims in America,â€ in The Muslims of America (Chapter 8), ed. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), p. 115.