Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Inciting hate toward American Muslims and Islam has become a multimillion-dollar business, according to a report released on Monday.

Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) and University of California Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, the report names 74 groups it says contribute in some way to Islamophobia in the US. Of those groups, it says, the primary purpose of 33 “is to promote prejudice against, or hatred of, Islam and Muslims”.

The core group, which includes the Abstraction Fund, Clarion Project, David Horowitz Freedom Center, Middle East Forum, American Freedom Law Center, Center for Security Policy, Investigative Project on Terrorism, Jihad Watch and Act! for America, had access to almost $206m of funding between 2008 and 2013, the report said.

206 Million? I got nuthin.

  • robins111

    Looks like they need more money… scads more.

    • We sure could use some Canadian funders, we get nothing here beyond reader donations.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …sounds to me like Education is insulting Ignorance….

  • Linda1000

    I wish somehow this blockhead CAIR group could be shut down for good.

    • Daviddowntown

      I wish every mosk in North America could be razed.

    • Hopefully Trump will outlaw them, they are a terrorist front group.

  • moraywatson

    Why give attention to the supremacists/narcissists at CAiR by commenting on their buffoonery ? And, if they truly were interested in reducing islamophobia, they would get guaranteed results by running a nationwide “Get Out of Islam Alive !” campaign.

  • pdxnag

    I suppose resistance to imposition of laws criminalizing blasphemy are, well, blasphemous.