MONITORING AND COMBATING ISLAMOPHOBIA

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ISLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS: Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) was founded in 1982. According to its website, CAMERA is “a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East” and is a “non-partisan organization.”

CAMERA is pervasively inaccurate and disguises its anti-Muslim agenda by omitting important information.

CAMERA cites the work of notoriously Islamophobic individuals to discredit American Muslims and Muslim organizations. In 2012, CAMERA published a report called The Islamic Society of North America: Active, Influential and Rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood. The report accuses multiple American Muslim organizations and individuals to be front groups for terrorism. The most frequently referenced source is Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).

American Freedom Alliance

Type of Organization: Politics, Grassroots, Education The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) is a non-profit organization which, according to its mission statement, “promotes, defends, and upholds

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American Civil Rights Union

Type of Organization: Media, Politics The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is an IRS accredited American legal organization founded by former Reagan Administration official Robert

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Gatestone Institute

Type of Organization: Media, Politics According to its website, the Gatestone Institute claims to be “a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank, dedicated

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Shoebat Foundation

The Shoebat Foundation is an organization linked to fake former terrorist Walid Shoebat. While Shoebat’s website announces the latest news from the Foundation, CAIR researchers

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Citizens for National Security

Citizens for National Security (CFNS) is a Florida-based Islamophobic organization.  The organization has been less active in recent years, for instance, in mid-2017 the organization’s

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