Islamophobia Monitor

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Introduction

The Donors Capital Fund is a Virginia-based organization which allows those who wish to gift funds anonymously to open a donor-advised fund by providing “a minimum initial gift of $1,000,000.” According to the fund’s web site, its services are useful for “gifts funding sensitive or controversial issues.”

As an example of how this service is used to facilitate anti-Islam bias in the United States, it was revealed that prior to the 2008 election $17.7 million dollars directed through Donors Capital was given to the Clarion Project (then, the Clarion Fund). This massive sum allowed them to distribute millions of copies of the anti-Islam propaganda film Obsession to key battleground states during the 2008 election. The source of the money was likely a Chicago businessman named Barre Seid.

According to the Fund’s 2011 tax filings, the most recent available at the time this report was written, fund operators continued to allow donors to direct large sums of money to Islamophobic groups. This included $2,225,000 to Daniel Pipes’s Middle East Forum, $250,000 to the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, and $825,000 to Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy

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Jul 17, 2017 2475

2017 on Track to Becoming One of the Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

In its data update on anti-Muslim bias incidents for the second quarter of 2017, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has documented that the number of hate crimes in the first half of 2017 has… Read More
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Jul 10, 2017 2711

Profile: FBI Director Nominee Christopher A. Wray

In May, following President Trump's dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, over a dozen candidates under consideration for the vacant position had been… Read More
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Jul 06, 2017 2708

The Hate that ACT for America Wrought

ACT for America has a prejudice problem. Founder Brigitte Gabriel believes that, “America is at stage two Islamic Cancer.” She also argues that “every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim,” a Muslim… Read More
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Jun 15, 2017 3124

Islamophobia 101

Access a printable version of this document here. What Is It? Islamophobia is a closed-minded hatred, fear or prejudice toward Islam and Muslims that results in discrimination, marginalization and… Read More
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May 19, 2017 3930

Facts on FBI Director Candidates

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Following President Trump's dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey, over a dozen candidates under consideration for the vacant position have been mentioned by current and former government and… Read More
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May 17, 2017 4090

Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents 2017 Quarter One Update

Just prior to President Trump’s first official travel to a Muslim-majority country, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy… Read More
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May 08, 2017 3784

Civil Rights Report 2017: Appendix

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Appendix Definitions CBP: Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security entity tasked with securing U.S. borders. DOJ: U.S. Department of Justice DOT: U.S. Department of… Read More


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