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

Event Date: 

Mon, Jun 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Summary: 

Halima Kazim at The Guardian reported on the research findings from Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States, a new report by the Council on American Islamic Relations and CRG's Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project.  Excerpt below:

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”. ...

Corey Saylor, author of the report and director of CAIR's department to monitor and combat Islamophobia, said: “The hate that these groups are funding and inciting is having real consequences like attacks on mosques all over the country and new laws discriminating against Muslims in America.”

Read the full article and learn more about the report.