MONITORING AND COMBATING ISLAMOPHOBIA

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ISLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS: Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

Type: Private Family Foundation

The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation evolved from the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, established in 1962, and the Kathryn W. Davis Foundation, established in 2004. The Foundation has funded mainstream American institutions such as the ACLU, Aspen Institute, Teach for America and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. However, the Foundation’s CEO, Abby Spencer Moffat, is also a Trustee at the right-wing organization The Heritage Foundation. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation spends considerable resources on bolstering national security networks going so far as to launch the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, a private graduate program designed to prepare future leaders of the intelligence and defense policy making establishment. Given the Foundation’s priorities, it is not surprising that it has given almost $1.2 million to half a dozen anti-Muslim groups in the U.S. between 2014 and 2016. This includes $430,000 to the Center for Security Policy and $250,000 to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

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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