BREAKING NEWS: CAIR report detailing U.S. ‘Islamophobia Network’

On Tuesday, September 17, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a press conference to release the report, “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States 2011-2012.”

According to the September 13, 2013 PRNewswire-USNewswire press release:

The 158-page report by CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, includes the following:

* A listing of the organizations involved in the U.S. Islamophobia network, separated into an “inner core” that focuses exclusively on promoting anti-Islam prejudice and an “outer core” that has other elements to its work. 

* An examination of the total revenue available to inner core Islamophobic groups during 2008-2011.

* A rating of the state of Islamophobia in America based on a survey conducted with subject matter experts.

* A review of the pervasiveness of anti-Islam legislation in state legislatures.

* A listing of known anti-Muslim law enforcement and military trainers derived from a number of critical exposés.

* The addition of names to CAIR’s lists of the “best,” those who are working against Islamophobia and the “worst,” those who promoted anti-Islam bias in 2011-2012.

The report’s cover is currently available here: http://www.cair.com/legislatingfear2013.html

This is CAIR’s second report on Islamophobia in the United States. The first report, “Same Hate, New Target,” was published in 2010:
http://www.cair.com/images/pdf/2010-Islamophobia-Report.pdf

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COMMENTS/ANALYSIS: It should be noted that the term “Islamophobia”  was most likely invented/conceived by a Muslim Brotherhood front group – the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT).

The term’s origin is  frequently linked to a 1997 report by the British Runnymede Trust . The group publishing the report included:

Professor Akbar Ahmed – globalmbwatch.com identified Ahmed as having a long association with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

Zaki Badawi  – now deceased.  His West London-based Muslim College frequently hosted IIIT events/speakers.  He was the  former Imam of Regent Park Mosque (UK)

As explained in an article at  www.discoverthehnetworks.org:

In short, in its very origins, “Islamophobia” was a term designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them.

the article further states:

Although the term was coined in the early 1990s, “Islamophobia” did not become the focus of an active Brotherhood campaign until after 9/11. Since that time, Islamist lobby organizations (including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR) and Muslim civil-rights activists have regularly accused the American people, American institutions, law-enforcement authorities, and the U.S. government of harboring a deep and potentially violent prejudice against Muslims. The accusers charge that as a result of this “Islamophobia,” Muslims are disproportionately targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes and acts of discrimination.

The full referenced article, “POLITICS OF “ISLAMOPHOBIA” can be found at:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=777

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