The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced that it has launched a website called Islamophobia.org that presents what CAIR describes as “detailed profiles of a number of individuals and institutions involved in the American Islamophobia network. According to the CAIR press release:
October 15, 2014 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched Islamophobia.org, the latest element in the Muslim civil rights organization’s work to monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry in American society.
CAIR’s Islamophobia.org site presents detailed profiles of a number of individuals and institutions involved in the American Islamophobia network.
‘Islamophobia.org is a reflection of CAIR’s philosophy of educating people and empowering them toward positive action,’ said CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor.
‘Since CAIR included the first Islamophobe profiles in its 2013 report ‘Legislating Fear,’ local communities have used them to begin positive conversations leading to the rejection of bigotry in all its forms,’ said Saylor. ‘We intend to continue this community partnership by further empowering local advocates with a centralized resource that provides detailed information about the haters who tour the nation spreading misinformation and religious division.’
The searchable collection of profiles includes well-known hate entities such as Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy and Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch. Additionally, the site features information on key, but less visible members of the network, such as a number of local ACT! for America leadership. The site also lays the groundwork for a forthcoming CAIR initiative to counter all types of prejudice in the United States.
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In October 2012, the GMBDW reported that the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Chicago office, had told Egyptian media that “die-hard Israeli supporters” are behind what he called the “organized Islamophobia movement” in the US.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) describes itself as “a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group and as “America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group.” CAIR was founded in 1994 by three officers of the Islamic Association of Palestine, part of the U.S. Hamas infrastructure at that time.
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