Monday, August 29, 2011

“Fear, Inc.”

These funding the propaganda, and the actions of others from, have created and added to the hatreds which are prolonging the present wars of choice in Afghanistan and Iraq, destroying further National Security and recruiting those who grew up in these conflicts and regions into the international criminal terrorism crossing all borders!

Ending Islamophobia

Aug 29, 2011 - Following a six-month long investigative research project, the Center for American Progress released a 130-page report on Friday, which reveals that more than $42 million from seven foundations over the past decade have helped fan the flames of anti-Muslim hate in America. Titled “Fear, Inc.,” the report conclusively finds that there is a small, tightly networked group of right-wing influentials producing misinformation against Muslims that reaches millions of Americans. This interconnected group of propagandists have cultivated several prevalent yet baseless memes, including: President Obama is a secret Muslim, mosques are incubators of radicalization, and Sharia law will soon supplant American law. There are seven foundations who fund this this kind of harmful activity: Donors Capital Fund, Richard Mellon Scaife, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Newton D. & Rochelle F. Becker foundations and charitable trust, the Russell Berrie Foundation, the Anchorage Charitable Fund and William Rosenwald Family Fund, and the Fairbrook Foundation. By following the money trail and identifying the key funders behind the hate, the CAP report aims to end Islamophobia. These seven funders could have a powerful impact in marginalizing Islamophobia if they refused to sanction it. The release of the CAP report puts pressure on these donors to publicly express whether they are supportive of the divisive hate that their money is fueling, as it is possible that they have no idea how their dollars are fueling attacks.

HOW THE ISLAMOPHOBIA NETWORK OPERATES: The funders give money to a core group of “scholars” who produce talking points, which activists and media figures then disseminate and politicians help mainstream. Watch this video to understand how it works. Five “experts” form the the intellectual nerve center of the network: read more>>>

“Fear, Inc.”: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

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