ISLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS: Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Type: Private Family Foundation

 

The Bradley Foundation is a private, Wisconsin-based tax-exempt family foundation with a stated mission to “protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.” It is one of the chief funders of the right-wing, supporting groups such as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Hudson Institute, and the American Legislative Exchange Council, which is a network of right-wing corporate lobbyists. ALEC writes model state legislation that includes policies that restrict voting rights, dismantle environmental regulations, buttress corporate power and profits, privatize the public school system, and reduce workers’ rights. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, from 2001 to 2009 Bradley “doled out nearly as much money as the seven Koch and Scaife foundations combined.” However, it is also the case that the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has funded mainstream American institutions such as the ACLU, the Institute for Educational Advancement, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Unfortunately, the Foundation consistently provides financial support to groups that create and spread conspiracy theories, false information, and stereotypes that disparage Islam and Muslims. During the 2014-2016 period, it granted more than $1.8 million to anti-Muslim hate groups, including $765,000 to the David Horowitz Freedom Center and $110,000 to the Middle East Forum. Other recipients include the Middle East Media Research Institute and the American Islamic Congress, an organization with close ties to the administration of George W. Bush.

American Freedom Alliance

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Synopsis [/heading] Type of Organization: Politics, Grassroots, Education The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) is a non-profit organization which, according to its mission

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American Civil Rights Union

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Synopsis [/heading] Type of Organization: Media, Politics The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is an IRS accredited American legal organization founded by

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Gatestone Institute

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Synopsis [/heading] Type of Organization: Media, Politics According to its website, the Gatestone Institute claims to be “a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy

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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

[heading style=”flat-light” heading=”h2″ color=”#de6560″]Overview [/heading] Citizens for National Security (CFNS) is a Florida-based Islamophobic organization.  The organization has been less active in recent years, for

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