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Behind Anti-Muslim Hype, Small & Self-Promoting Non-Profits

Behind Anti-Muslim Hype, Small & Self-Promoting Non-Profits

The Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last Sunday has generated a lot of conversation about free speech, hate speech, and national security. It’s also generated a lot of inflated claims, especially on the...

NY Times Editorial Board: Muhammad Cartoon Event was “Motivated by Hate”

NY Times Editorial Board: Muhammad Cartoon Event was “Motivated by Hate”

On Wednesday, Mary 6, 2015, the New York Times editorial board responded to the Muhammad cartoon controversy drummed up by anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller. They criticized her claim that the event — which resulted...

Group Behind Muhammad Cartoons Increased Assets by 15,000 % in 2013

Group Behind Muhammad Cartoons Increased Assets by 15,000 % in 2013

The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), which organized the recent “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, has received no shortage of attention since Sunday night’s shooting where police killed two gunmen who...

Pamela Geller Says She Doesn’t Hate Muslims. But Lots of Her Followers Do.

Pamela Geller Says She Doesn’t Hate Muslims. But Lots of Her Followers Do.

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, two gunmen opened fire outside of a “Draw Muhammad” contest hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in Garland, Texas. A security guard was wounded and police killed...

The Group Behind the Islamophobic Bus Ads

The Group Behind the Islamophobic Bus Ads

In 2010, there was the controversy surrounding the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” in Manhattan. In 2011, campaigns to ban sharia law cropped up in numerous states. Since 2012, inflammatory advertisements about Islamic “jihad”...