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Steve Emerson

Oct 13, 2014 Steve Emerson 483
Steve Emerson (Founder) The New York Times Book Review said Emerson’s 1991 book Terrorist was "marred by factual errors...that betray an unfamiliarity with the Middle East and a pervasive anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian bias.” After terrorists bombed…

Investigative Project on Terrorism…

Steve Emerson is founder of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), an anti-Muslim propaganda mouthpiece. The Investigative Project on Terrorism is part of the inner core of the U.S. Islamophobia network. In 2010, Charity Navigator, an…

Shalom Lewis

Oct 07, 2014 Shalom Lewis 276
Rabbi Shalom Lewis is a cleric at the Congregation Etz Chaim synagogue in Marietta, Georgia. Etz Chaim’s website states Lewis “generates a caring warmth”, but his hateful speech about Islam is alarming and barbaric. In October 2014, Lewis sermonized…

John Bennett

Sep 24, 2014 John Bennett 306
In an August 2014 Facebook post, Bennett called on Oklahomans to be "wary" of Muslim-Americans and falsely claimed the Quran says non-Muslims "should be killed."
Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) was elected to the Oklahoma state House of Representatives in 2011. In an August 2014 Facebook post, Bennett called on Oklahomans to be "wary" of Muslim-Americans and falsely claimed the Quran says non-Muslims "should…

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Sep 11, 2014 Ayaan Hirsi Ali 403
Ali suggested that the U.S. Constitution should be amended to allow for discrimination against Muslims saying, “There were no Muslim schools when the constitution was written. There were no jihadists.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali (The AHA Foundation, founder), former Dutch politician and current anti-Islam figure, founded the AHA Foundation in 2007. Hirsi Ali currently resides in the United States. According to the AHA Foundation’s website, the organization…

Allen West

Sep 10, 2014 Allen West 228
Allen West is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida. West works with the inner core group ACT! for America, praising its leader as “incredible.” In early 2014, West wrote on his web site, “As those of us not…

2013 Anti-Islam Legislation

Sep 10, 2014 Reports 522
A supplement to the anti-Islam legislation section of CAIR’s “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012”September 2014[Note: Full citations are available in the report's pdf.] In 2013, 36 bills or amendments…

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