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 America’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 “Friends of IIIT.”
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.”
 “CAIR Chapters,” CAIR website, http://cair.com/contact-us/contact-chapters.html
 “Retiring CAIR Board Member Dr. Ihsan Bagby Honored,” CAIR website, June 6, 2013. http://cair.com/about-us/cair-national-board-and-key-staff/11781-retiring-cair-board-member-dr-ihsan-bagby-honored.html
 “History of the Fiqh Council,” Fiqh Council website, http://www.fiqhcouncil.org/node/13
 “About MANA,” Muslim Alliance in North America website, http://www.mana-net.org/subpage.php?ID=about
 “Sachedina Speaks on Community, Spirituality, and the Scholars at Friends of IIIT Iftar/Dinner,” International Institute of Islamic Thought website, July 18, 2013. http://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
 “The Suspect Ties of CAIR Officials, Fundraisers & Trainers,” Investigative Project on Terrorism, http://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.