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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 Defense Initiative

The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is an Islamophobic hate group led by Pamela Geller. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identifies the organization as an anti-Muslim hate group. At one time, SPLC considered Geller “the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead.”  

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American Freedom Law Center

The American Freedom Law Center, Inc. (AFLC) is an anti-Muslim law firm co-founded and co-led by David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise.   The center often acts as the Islamophobia Network’s legal counsel and has represented Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy and Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative.  

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Appearing as a key witness supporting Rep. Peter King’s anti-Muslim hearings in March 2011, Jasser criticized Muslim organizations for informing communities of the fundamental constitutional right to have counsel present during interactions with law enforcement.

American Islamic Forum for Democracy

American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) is an anti-Muslim lobby group founded by Zhudi Jasser. Under Jasser’s leadership, AIFD has allied itself with institutions and legislative efforts that attempt to limit Muslims’ access to enumerated freedoms in the Bill of Rights.

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Americans for Peace and Tolerance

Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) is a Boston-based lobby group founded by Charles Jacobs that proliferates misinformation and conspiracy theories about Islam and Muslim-Americans. It is dedicated to undermining mainstream Muslim institutions and promoting Islamophobia within the media. 

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Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter, a conservative media personality, has gained notoriety for her unabashed Islamophobia. Her influence extends to the social media platforms, where she boasts over 2 million followers on X (formerly known as Twitter). 

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