The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an important part of the U.S Muslim Brotherhood network, is launching a new book entitled “Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies” published by Amana Publications, also associated with this network. According to the CAIR website, the book grew out of a conference hosted by CAIR in 2005 and presentations offered at that conference formed the basis for the book. According to the announcement, the book is based on the theory that “Islamaphobia”, a term often used by the Brotherhood to stifle criticism, is somehow linked to anti-Americanism:
“The research and analysis outlined in this important book illustrate how Islamophobia and anti-Americanism are interrelated and counterproductive phenomena,” said CAIR Research Director Mohamed Nimer, the book’s editor and the person who will be conducting the reading. “As Islamophobia intensifies and spreads, so does anti-Americanism.”
Presenters at the conference included important U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leaders, some of whom are consultants to the U.S government, and the linkage between “Islamaphobia” and anti-Americanism may indicate a new political strategy on behalf of the Brotherhood in the U.S.