September 19, 2013

Muslims name 37 groups that fuel Islamophobia

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Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, speaks at a D.C press conference Thursday (Sept. 19) to release "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," a report naming 37 groups to a list of "Islamophobia's Inner Core." Corey Saylor, director of CAIR's department to monitor and combat Islamophobia, listens on. RNS photo by Katherine Burgess

Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, speaks at a D.C press conference Thursday (Sept. 19) to release "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," a report naming 37 groups to a list of "Islamophobia's Inner Core." Corey Saylor, director of CAIR's department to monitor and combat Islamophobia, listens on. RNS photo by Katherine Burgess

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(RNS) The report, which found that incidents of hatred against Muslims had decreased slightly, lists 37 individuals and institutions that “were at the center of promoting Islamophobia in America” during 2011-2012.

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  • Leo

    See the article in the “Middle Eastern Quarterly,” by Cherson and Molschky, 9/17/13, and you be the judge.

  • Leo

    Sorry wrong citation. See the article in the “Middle Eastern Quarterly,” Spring 2006 by Daniel Pipes and Sandra Chadha on CAIR. Even “liberals” has some surprising input.

    See also the article by Cherson and Molschky dated 9/17/13, titled “Religious Sensitivity…” Both are excellent, and only you, an intelligent reader, can decide. I’ve just read that over 100,000 Christians are murdered each year; only you can discover where and by whom.

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    Two points: First: the way Christians are frequently brutally treated in virtually all Moslem countries makes a joke of any Moslem whining about how they are treated here.
    And second: To blame any of the groups listed here for how Americans view Islam is absurd. The obvious and widespread Islamic violence against non-Moslems–especially Christians– all across the Middle East has done that.

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    And I get on the computer today and see 78 Christians blown to bits by an Islamic suicide bomber in Pakistan while at church services (mostly women and children killed).
    But none of the groups being tagged as anti-Islamic activist by complaining Moslems have done anything here in basically Christian America like what Islamic activists do in the name of Allah! around the world. Maybe if the groups of anti-Moslem activists being complained about in this posting were behaving as bloodily as Islamic activists the complainers would have a case.

  • Janfrans Zuidema

    Freedom of religion means that you are free to fuel Islamophobia as much as you are free to fuel Islamophilia. So what is it exactly that CAIR is trying to prove by naming some of their competitors within the free market of religious ideas?

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