Muslim American Society

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The Muslim American Society (MAS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993, and headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, that describes itself as an Islamic revival and reform movement. Its founding member were mainly foreign students of Arab descent.[1]

It was created by the Muslim Brotherhood, after a debate among Muslim Brotherhood members in the U.S. about whether to remain underground, or to have a public face.[2][3]

MAS has instructed its members to evade questions about the group's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and to define jihad as a "divine legal right" of Muslims to be used for defense and the spread of Islam.[4] MAS leaders have said that these views are not now held by MAS leaders.[5]

MAS also has an affiliate, the MAS Freedom Foundation,[6] whose Executive Director is Mahdi Bray. For a number of years, Esam Omeish was its President.

MAS has participated in interfaith dialogue with the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

In November 2014, MAS was designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.[7]


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