ISLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS: Russell Berrie Foundation

Russell Berrie Foundation

The Russell Berrie Foundation is a New Jersey-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting “the continuity and enrichment of Jewish communal life,” fostering “the spirit of religious understanding and pluralism,” and to raising “awareness of terrorism.” According to the foundation’s 2012 IRS Form 990, it gave $105,000 to IPTF (Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation), in at least two separate contributions, and $100,000 to the Middle East Media and Research Institute. Interestingly, the two donations to IPTF are the only items where an acronym is used rather than the full name of the grantee.

In 2011, the Center For American Progress listed the Russell Berrie Foundation among the seven largest donors to inner core organizations of the Islamophobia network. Between 2001 and 2009, the Russell Berrie Foundation donated $100K to Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism, and more than $270K to Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum.

That being said, the Russell Berrie Foundation also makes a number of donations to mainstream Jewish charities such as Israel Documentaries for Education, Rutgers Hillel, and the American Society for Technion.

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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