A Who’s Who of the Anti-Muslim/Anti-Arab/Islamophobia Industry - updated 10/15/12

Sheila Musaji

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A Who’s Who of the Anti-Muslim/Anti-Arab/Islamophobia Industry

by Sheila Musaji

The American Muslim (TAM) has collected information about these individuals in this easy to use format.  Just click on the links provided to go to in-depth articles and backgrounders on these individuals.  There are a number of other individuals who should be included here, and they will be added, and this will be updated as time permits.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali aka Ayaan Hirsi Magan **

Al-Mutarajjam aka Al-Mutarjim and Translating Jihad *

American Enterprise Institute ** and **

American Freedom Alliance *

Zachariah Anani *

David Barton *

Gary Bauer **

Glenn Beck (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Eric Allen Bell *

Eliana Benador *, *

Rev. Flip Benham and Operation Save America *

Bonni Benstock-Intall and Bare Naked Islam *

Baron Boddisey (aka Ned May, aka Edward May) of Gates of Vienna: Islamophobia Manifesto Clearly Lays Out Plot Against Muslims ** 

Ret. Gen. William Boykin **

Ergun Mehmet Caner *

Capitol Congressional Ministries **

David Caton and the Florida Family Association **

Aubrey & Joyce Chernick and the Fairbrook Foundation (financier)  *****

Phyllis Chesler *

The Clarion Fund ***

Concerned Women for America *

Ann Coulter (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Usama Dakdok *

Nonie Darwish (aka Nahid Hyde) and Former Muslims United *

Rev. Maury Davis and the Cornerstone Church *

Alan Dershowitz - see TAM Responses collection

English Defense League (EDL), and the European Counter-Jihad Movement (ECJM): A new European movement.  REPORT by The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES: See Islamophobia no longer questioned - even by our elected representatives for an extensive collection of quotes by various representatives, politicians, and government officials.  The following are those who have so consistently engaged in anti-Muslim rhetoric that they have their own backgrounder pages: 
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) **
Herman Cain, Presidential candidate ** 
Newt Gingrich (R-GA)  **
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) **
Rep. Peter King **
Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) **
Rick Santorum Former R-PA Senator, Presidential Candidate **
Rep. Allen West, (R-FL)  **

Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project **

Joseph Farah and World Net Daily *

Bryan Fischer and The American Family Association **

Hugh Fitzgerald (an alias) of Jihad Watch *

Fjordman (aka Peder Jensen)  **

Foster Friess **

Brigitte Gabriel (aka Hanan Qahwaji, Nour Semaan, Rachael Cohen) and ACT for America ***

Mark Gabriel and the Union of Former Muslims *

The Gatestone Institute **

Dave Gaubatz *

Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy (anti-Sharia) ****

Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and AFDI/SIOA ***

Caroline Glick and LATMA **

Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse **

Daniel Greenfield aka Sultan Knish and The Religion of Peace *

John Guandolo *

Rev. John Hagee **

Harry’s Place *

Tawfik Hamid *

Sean Hannity (media) - see TAM Responses collection

David Horowitz and the Freedom Center *****

Warner Todd Houston *

The Hudson Institute **

Raymond Ibrahim and the Middle East Forum (MEF) **

Institute on Religion and Democracy *

Islamophobia Enablers - Muslims whose activities often play into the hands of the Islamophobia Industry:

— Zainab Al-Suwaij & the American Islamic Congress (AIC) ** and **
— American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) & MD Rabbi Alam *
— Ikhras website *
— Zuhdi Jasser & AIFD/AILC ****
— Irshad Manji **
— Kamal Nawash and Free Muslims Against Terrorism *
— Stephen Schwartz & the Center for Islamic Pluralism **
— Nasser Weddady & Free Arabs ** and **
[Note:  see also “The Net Effect of Being an Islamophobia Industry Affiliate”

Henry Jackson Society **

Victoria Jackson *

Charles Jacobs and Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America CAMERA and David Project **

John Joseph Jay *

Jewish Defense League (JDL)  **

Rev. Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Christian Center *

Joe Kaufman & Americans Against Hate -  *

Mordechai Kedar and “Mapping Sharia” Project **

Sam Kharoba (fake counter-terrorism trainer) * and * and * and *

Alan Keyes and the Oak Initiative *

Cliff Kincaid *

Koch Brothers ***, ***, ***

Charles Krauthammer (media)  - see TAM Responses collection

James Lafferty and the Virginia Anti-Shariah Taskforce (VAST)  **

Avi Lipkin **

Clare Lopez *

Bill Maher (comedian)  *

Michelle Malkin (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Khalim Massoud & Muslims against Sharia *

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) ***

Andrew McCarthy (media) see TAM Responses collection

Dr. Robert Morey *

Thomas Moore Law Center **

Irving Moskowitz **

Douglas Murray of the Henry Jackson Society *

Chuck Norris *

Bill O’Reilly (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Marty Peretz (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Tony Perkins of Family Research Council and Values Voter Summit *

Walid Phares **

Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church *

Daniel Pipes and the Middle East Forum (MEF)  ****

Norman Podhoretz **

Dennis Prager (media) *

Harold Rhode *

Joel Richardson *

Rev. Pat Robertson **

Henry Rochejaquelein (an alias):  Robert Spencer Discovers Another Mystery “Expert” *

Guy Rodgers and ACT for America **

Nina Rosenwald & the Gatestone Institute **

Kamal Saleem (aka Khodor Shami) *

Michael Savage (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Debbie Schlussel **

Phyllis Schlafly and the Eagle Forum *

Nicolai Sennels **

Roland Shirk of Jihad Watch *

Walid Shoebat **

Anis Shorrosh *

Ali Sina and Faith Freedom International *

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and AFDI/SIOA ***

Erik Stakelbeck *

Mark Steyn (media) - see TAM Responses collection

Wafa Sultan *

Babu Suseelan *

Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) **

Tom Trento and the Florida Security Council/United West Organizations *

Serge Trifkovic aka Srdja Trifkovic *

Elizabeth Varet and the Varet Family Fund **

Ibn Warraq - see TAM Responses collection

Geert Wilders **

Elizabeth Wolff *

Bat Ye’or aka Gisele Littman **

Sheikh Yer’Mami aka Werner Reimann *

David Yerushalmi and SANE **** and “Mapping Sharia” Project ****

Zionist Organization of America *

NOTES:  Those in bold are key figures.  This list did contain the names of some Muslims who might be considered to be empowering or playing into the hands of the Islamophobes.  However, it has been suggested that their inclusion in this category might be confusing to some.  Therefore those names have been removed from this collection of key Islamophobes.


NOTE:  Clicking on any of the many links provided in this collection will take you to an article that provides a response or analysis of the particular claim or issue.  Many of these articles have extensive collections of articles and reference materials.

Currently, the Islamophobia Industry is engaged in a full-scale, coordinated,  demonization campaign against American Muslims and Arabs. In just the past few months we have seen a series of inflammatory provocations:    There was the Innocence of Muslims film Titanic, a German satire magazine plans an “Islam” cover article to be published later this month.   Charlie Hebdo, a French satire magazine published an issue with inflammatory cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.   Newsweek published their ‘Muslim Rage’ cover.  Terry Jones held a “trial of Prophet Muhammad”.  SION held a “global” gathering in NYC to plan propaganda strategy.  A group in Toronto publicized a “walk your dog at the mosque” day.   AFDI/SIOA has run a series of anti-Muslim ads on public transportation across the country.   AFDI/SIOA are planning to run 8 more anti-Muslim ads.  There are three more films on Prophet Muhammad in the works by Ali Sina, Mosab Hassan Yousef and Imran Farasat. 

Daniel Pipes is encouraging publication of “A Muhammad cartoon a day”, and says “So, this is my plea to all Western editors and producers: Display the Muhammad cartoon daily, until the Islamists become accustomed to the fact that we turn sacred cows into hamburger.”.  Pipes joins Daniel Greenfield (aka Sultan Knish) who published an appeal on David Horowitz’ Front Page Magazine Is It Time for ‘Make Your Own Mohammed Movie Month’?.  And, both are following in the footsteps of such luminaries as Pamela Geller, who promoted just such a plan back in 2010 with her promotion of Draw Muhammad Day, even after the cartoonist who drew the first cartoon and suggested the idea, Molly Norris apologized to Muslims and asked for the day to be called off, and American Muslims had issued a defense of free speech.    None of this is surprising as one of the Islamophobes laid out their strategy as “The Muslims themselves have shown us their most vulnerable spot, which is the questionable (though unquestioned) character of the ‘Prophet’ himself. We need to satirise and ridicule baby-bonking Mo until the Muslims fly into uncontrollable tantrums, then ridicule them even more for their tantrums, and repeat the process until they froth at the mouth and steam comes out of their ears.”

The Islamophobia Industry exists and is engaged in an anti-Muslim Crusade.  They have a manifesto for spreading their propaganda, and which states their goal of “destroying Islam — as a culture, a political ideology, and a religion.” They produce anti-Muslim films.  They are forming new organizations and coalitions of organizations at a dizzying speed, not only nationally, but also internationally.   They have formed an International Leadership Team “which will function as a mobile, proactive, reactive on-the-ground team developing and executing confidential action plans that strike at the heart of the global anti-freedom agenda.”

Critical reports on the Islamophobia Industry TAM has a collection of Existing Reports, Polls, and Studies on Islam, Muslims & Radicalization.  Here are those relating specifically to the Islamophobia Industry.

ACLU reports Blocking faith, freezing charity: chilling Muslim charitable giving in the “War on Terrorism financing”, and Nothing to Fear: Debunking the Mythical “Sharia Threat” to Our Judicial SystemBureau of International Information Programs report Muslims in America: A statistical portraitCAIR reports: Western Muslim minorities: Integration and disenfranchisement; The status of Muslim civiil rights in the U.S. 2009: Seeking Full Inclusion;   The mosque in America: A national portrait; and CAIR and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender (CRG) report Same Hate, New Target:  Islamophobia and its impact in the United StatesCenter for American Progress (CAP) reports:  UNDERSTANDING SHARIAH LAW:  Conservatives’ Skewed Interpretation Needs Debunking, by Wajahat Ali and Matthew Duss, and Fear Inc.: The roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.   Article about the report, with article collection hereCommunique Partners report Western Perception of Islam and MuslimsHope Not Hate report Counter-Jihad’ MovementInstitute for Social Policy and Understanding report A Portion of the People: Islam in a ‘Christian’ AmericaMAPOS The Muslim American public opinion surveyMPAC  Counterproductive counterterrorism: How anti-Muslim bias is undermining America’s homeland securityNew York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) White Paper Religious Freedom Under Attack:  The Rise of Anti-Mosque Activities in New York State charts rising anti-Muslim trends. — People for the American Way (PFAW) report The Right Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim ExtremismPolitical Research Associates reports: Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: private firms, public servants, and the threat to rights and security, and Toxic to Democracy: Conspiracy Theories, Demonization, & Scapegoating by Chip Berlet — SPLC reports:  Jihad Against Islam and The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle by Robert Steinback, and list of active anti-Muslim groups by state.

These individuals and organizations consistently promote the false what everyone “knows” lies about Islam and Muslims (including ]distorting the meaning of Qur’anic verses, and distorting the meaning of Islamic terms such as taqiyya, jihad, sharia, etc.).

— Everyone “knows” that most or all terrorists are Muslims, and there are no Christian and no Jewish terrorists (or terrorists of any other religious stripe), and that Muslims are all militant,  inherently violent, more likely to engage in violence against civilians, and more likely than other Americans to be radicalized.  — Everyone “knows” that Muslims are not interested in dialogue.  That Muslims don’t help Christians in need.  That Muslims can’t have Christians as friends, and are anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers, and intolerant of other faiths, and in fact hate Jews.  — Everyone “knows” that Muslims don’t unequivocally denounce terrorism, that American Muslim leaders have not responded to radicalization in their community,  that mosques are the source of radicalization, that 85% of mosques are run by radicals, that Muslims don’t cooperate with law enforcement.— Everyone “knows” that Muslims are not equivalent to real Americans, that they are the enemy within, and a fifth column,  that good Muslims can’t be good Americans, that Muslims are not loyal to America, that they are not a part of our American heritage— Everyone “knows” that Islam itself is the problem and makes Muslims “backward”, that Muslims have made no contribution to the West, that Islam is “of the devil”, a Crescent menace, a “green peril”, that was spread by the sword,  an “evil encroaching on the United States”, and not a religion.   — Everyone “knows” that this is a Christian nation, which the Muslims are trying to take over, starting with getting an Eid stamp which is the first step towards shariah law which is a threat to America, and a threat to our judicial system, by purposefully having more children than others to increase their numbers, and they will be the majority in this country in 20 years.  Muslims are a threat to America— Everyone “knows” that Muslims have no respect for the Constitution, they don’t obey the laws of the United States,  that they are opposed to freedom of speech, don’t allow and freedom of religion.   — Everyone “knows” that Muslims are given a pass by the elite media.  It’s “us versus them”.  — Everyone “knows” that the Muslims’ goal is world domination under a Caliphate, and the proposed Cordoba House in NYC is a demonstration of supremacism and triumphalism, and that Muslims planned to open it on the anniversary of 9/11.   — Everyone “knows” that Muslims don’t speak out against extremism or terrorism, and even those Muslims who do speak up or seem moderate are simply lying or practicing taqiyyah.  — Everyone “knows” that the Qur’an is uniquely violent, that the Islamic concept of God doesn’t include God’s love, and does not include the concept of a Golden Rule,  that Allah is a moon god.  — Everyone “knows” that Islam is a monolith and all Muslims are the same, like the “Borg”.  This means that every act committed by an individual who is a Muslim is directly attributable to Islam, and never because the individual is crazy, criminal, or perverted. — Everyone “knows” that Muslims don’t have a sense of humor— Everyone “knows” that Muslims are like the Fascists and Nazis and that in fact they supported those movements.  And, all of these memes that everyone “knows” ARE FALSE.

Islamophobes falsely claim to see “JIHAD” PLOTS everywhere, particularly where they don’t exist.   They, like Muslim extremists, don’t understand the true meaning of the term jihad.  The Islamophobes have uncovered countless examples of “shocking”, non-existent Muslim jihad plots.  They have uncovered:

Muslim celebration for special needs children jihad“vehicular jihad”objecting to pornographic ads jihademployment jihadlitigation jihad“environmentalist jihad”.  —— “comic book jihad”Muslim victims of 9/11 accused of dying as martyrs in an act of jihadhospital jihadMuslim Family Day jihadMuslim Prayer event jihadbumper sticker jihadThanksgiving turkey jihadpaisley scarf jihadmarriage to important men jihadspit jihad —  fashion jihadspelling bee jihadrape jihaddefacing dollar bills jihadpopulation jihadcreeping Sharia jihad —  mosque building jihadterror baby jihad“creeping Sharia” jihadpedophilia jihadbus driver prayer jihadforehead bruise jihadpostage stamp jihadsoup jihad —  banning alcohol jihadfake hate crimes jihadpiggy bank jihadtv reality series jihadhandshake jihadprom jihadinterfaith jihadArabic language jihadpublic school jihadreligious accommodation jihadCrescent moon jihadChristmas tree tax jihadoath of office jihadimmigration jihad community fundraiser jihadpublic school/madrassa jihadpost office jihadfood jihadpyramid jihadcrucifixion jihadfireworks jihadcomputer donation jihadcivic participation jihadOlympic “judo” jihadstealth name jihadpre-violent jihad

Islamophobes generalize specific incidents to reflect on all Muslims or all of Islam.    Islamophobes consistently push demonstrably false memes such as:  - we are in danger from creeping Sharia, - the Muslim p