Islamophobia Monitor

Inner Core


The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) was founded in 1982. According to its website, CAMERA is “a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East” and is a “non-partisan organization.”

CAMERA is pervasively inaccurate and disguises its anti-Muslim agenda by omitting important information.

CAMERA cites the work of notoriously Islamophobic individuals to discredit American Muslims and Muslim organizations. In 2012, CAMERA published a report called The Islamic Society of North America: Active, Influential and Rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood. The report accuses multiple American Muslim organizations and individuals to be front groups for terrorism. The most frequently referenced source is Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).

Family Security Matters is a conservative news source sponsored by Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. The site regularly carries Islamophobic articles. Family Security Matters is part of the outer core of the U.S. Islamophobia network.

In “The Fraudulent Frankenstein of Islam” Edward Cline asserts, “[Islam] is a totalitarian horror patched together by successive generations of cackling, malevolent mystics and haters of life stretching back twelve centuries."

Contributing Editor Paul l. Williams has used the site to advance the conspiracy theory that Muslims will take over the United States reproductively. In piece titled, “America’s future belongs to Islam,” published February 6, 2013, Williams argues that “all demographers” maintain that “Islam by 2050 will emerge as the nation's dominant religion.”

Key Individuals

Dr. Ashraf Ramelah (Editor)

During a speech at Stop the Islamization of Nations’ 2012 International Freedom of Speech Congress Ramelah defended Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller saying “a lot of America (is) calling us bigot(ed) and Islamophobic, no, we (are) saying the truth and the truth hurt(s).” When speaking about the September 11th attacks he said “they are not terrorists, they are jihad. They are for the Quran.” Ramelah is a board member of Stop the Islamization of Nations, of which he says “I believe this… global organization will be the first organization to counter Islam in… every country in the world and we will win.