Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

CAIR’s report “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States” is now available. The report’s key findings are the following: Finding 1:Subject matter experts perceive a small, but highly welcome, decline in Islamophobia in America during the period covered by this report. In 2012, CAIR rates Islamophobia as a 5.9 on a scale […]

CAIR Islamophobia Backgrounder: ACT! for America and ‘Brigitte Gabriel’

ACT! for America leader Hanah Kahwagi Tudor, who goes by the pseudonym “Brigitte Gabriel,” claims an American Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen” and that Islam is the “real enemy.” She once told the Australian Jewish News: “Every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim.” She also claimed that “Islamo-fascism is a politically-correct word … it’s […]

Thirteen Days in Ramadan 2012

A preliminary examination of anti-Muslim incidents following the Oak Creek massacre September 2012 “No one should have to live in fear of being harassed, shot, bombed, injured, or killed simply because of their faith, race or ethnicity. Not here, not now, not after all this country has been through in the civil rights movement. Those […]

Islamophobia Watch Department

CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia monitors the groups and individuals behind anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States. The department is also active in helping local communities cope with anti-Muslim activities. In the last year, the department has had a specific focus on anti-Muslim law enforcement trainers and anti-Islam legislative efforts. To see more, follow […]

CAIR Letter to Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding Sam Kharoba

July 2012 Commissioner Gerald M. Bailey Florida Department of Law Enforcement 2331 Phillips Road Tallahassee, FL 32308 Dear Commissioner Bailey: The undersigned organizations are writing to express concerns regarding the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) relationship with Mr. Sam Kharoba of the Counter Terrorism Operations Center (CTOC) and apparent lack of guidelines and standards […]

Rep. Peter King’s Anti-Muslim Congressional Hearings

Eight years, four hearings, eighteen witnesses and no support for his longstanding allegations against American Muslims June 2012 Some of the material in this report was originally published in written testimony CAIR submitted to Rep. King’s first hearing.   Contents Introduction”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦4 Summary”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦4 Before the Hearings: King Places an Entire Community Under Suspicion”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦5 Hearing 1: The […]

Most Frequently-Cited Islamophobes

Most Frequently-Cited Islamophobes Four key organizations have named those they view as at the core of anti-Muslim intolerance in America. Those named on this sheet made 3 out of 4 of those lists. Who What Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) 2011 Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) 2008 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) 2011 CAIR 2009-2010 Brigitte […]

Errata for Same Hate, New Target

Current: 9/03/2011 Page 6: Far right column, first bullet point. Remove November 2001 and insert July 2003. Page 23: Center column, text box at bottom of page. Remove November 2001 and insert July 2003. Page 32: Far right column, case dated August 20, 2010. Remove the sentence that reads, “The woman has filed a lawsuit […]

Islamophobia Reports and Other Documents

Islamophobia Reports 2011-2012 Islamophobia Report Legislating Fear details seven key findings. Among them is this: The inner core of the U.S.-based Islamophobia network enjoyed access to at least $119,662,719 in total revenue between 2008 and 2011. Groups in the inner core are often tightly linked. Key players in the network benefitted from large salaries as […]

Our Vision

CAIR’s Vision Regarding Islamophobia in America Our vision looks toward the time when being Muslim carries a positive connotation and Islam has an equal place among many faiths in America’s pluralistic society. Among the indicators that this vision is a reality would be the following points: Islam has a 75 percent or higher favorability rating […]