The Fox News Channel is part of the outer core of the U.S. Islamophobia Nnetwork.
The Public Religion Research Institute included the following points in a report published in September 2012:
Florida Family Association (FFA) is a fringe right-wing group. FFA was founded by David Caton in 1987. They received national attention in 2011 when home improvement chain Lowe’s pulled ads from TLC’s “All American Muslim” program after pressure from FFA. According to the group’s website, FFA exists to “defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values.”
The Florida Family Association is part of the inner core of the U.S. Islamophobia network. Southern Poverty Law Center also designates FFA as a hate group.
FFA has opposed the basic right of petitioning a court for redress of grievances when such an action interferes in FFA’s vision of America. According to FFA, “Many states including Florida are likely to offer amendments similar to Oklahoma to provide a legal block to Sharia Law and ensure justice is equally served. However, court challenges [to such amendments] stand in the way of common sense and public safety.”
FFA promotes the conspiracy theory that Tampa, Fla. may become “one of America’s first Sharia-compliant cities.” The organization’s Welcometotampafl.org project “is designed to warn current and future citizens of Tampa about the growing acceptance of Islamic policy and Sharia law by local officials.”
The FFA frequently cites and allies with Islamophobes Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.
Writing in the New York Times on December 17, 2011, reporter Samuel G. Freedman observed, “If there is any upside to the campaign against 'All-American Muslim,' it is that national scrutiny has cut Mr. Caton down to size. Several major companies that he claimed had stopped advertising -- Home Depot and Campbell's Soup -- issued statements saying they had done no such thing.”
Similarly, on December 14, 2011, the editorial board of the New Jersey Star-Ledger wrote the following, “[The Florida Family Association] call themselves Christians, but the evangelical group that demanded Lowe’s home improvement chain yank its television ads from a reality show about Muslim families sounds more like a club for bigots.”
According to the Tampa Bay Times on January 15, 2012, commentator Daniel Ruth said, “The Florida Family Association is a cabal of one squirrelly little biblical bully, armed only with an email list of like/narrow-minded self-righteous fellow travelers who wouldn't know the meaning of faith, hope and charity if they tripped over it.”
In 2014, FFA and the Bare Naked Islam website provided a link to contact and boycott Home Depot after the company participated in cultural awareness training. Home Depot was encouraged in the training to adopt procedures aimed at better serving Muslim employees and customers, such as allowing Muslims two calendar days off of work to celebrate Eid.
Jews and Muslims converged on Washington D.C.’s busy Farragut Square during an October weekday lunch rush in a show of solidarity, food, and good vibrations.
The small interfaith event, organized by the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum, embarked on a one day, six stop bus tour called “#SpreadHummusNotHate” that served pita and hummus to observers in a visible showing of unity between Islam and Judaism. Passerby were encouraged to sing “Salaam, Shalom” – the Arabic and Hebrew words for “peace”, respectively – or to write a comment on the tour bus.
According to the Muslim-Jewish Forum’s Facebook page, the Spread Hummus, Not Hate event was intended to counter an “incitement of hate” from Islamophobe Pamela Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
The American Public Policy Alliance is responsible for David Yerushalmi’s “American Laws for American Courts,” template of anti-Islam legislation that has been considered by lawmakers across the nation.
While the organization has a professional-looking website, the address it lists in Washington, D.C. is actually a UPS store.
Supporters of American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) generally claim they are not targeting Islam with their legislative activities. However, APPA is very clear that they believe that Islamic religious principles, or Sharia, is one of two key threats to “constitutional protections and liberties,” alleging that these religious principles will be “imposed as a separate legal system in America for Muslims (and eventually for non-Muslims).”
APPA’s website claims that “Sharia mandates violent Jihad as a religious obligation” and its purpose is “to establish Islam’s rule worldwide.”
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