MONITORING AND COMBATING ISLAMOPHOBIA

A Project of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

ISLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS: Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Type: Private Family Foundation

Established by the late entrepreneur Newton Becker in 2006, the California-based Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust is a private, tax-exempt charitable foundation possessing millions in revenue. The Trust’s grantmaking focuses exclusively on Jewish organizations including the Zionist Organization of America and Birthright Israel.

Between 2014 and 2016, the Trust poured more than $1.1 million into the Islamophobia Network, giving nearly $800,000 to the Middle East Media Research Institute, and over $300,000 to the innocuously named Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a neoconservative lobbying group founded with the goal of pushing an aggressive and Islamophobic “war on terror” policy in Washington D.C.

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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