The Bridge Initiative provides factsheets on a range of issues, individuals, and organizations that relate to our work on Islamophobia. Our growing repository of factsheets is a resource for journalists, educators, politicians, students, and the general public.
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Katie Hopkins is a self-described “Christian conservative” English media personality and columnist for multiple media outlets. She uses her online platforms to spread misinformation and has a history of making anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and anti-black comments. read the complete article
On March 13, 2018, President Trump announced that Mike Pompeo (current CIA Director) would replace Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State. Pompeo has connections with anti-Muslim groups, including Center for Security Policy and ACT for America. Pompeo has stated that Muslim leaders may be complicit in terrorist attacks for not sufficiently condemning them, and as a Member of Congress he co-sponsored legislation to criminalize Muslims and Muslim organizations in the U.S. read the complete article
IMPACT: Steve King is a Republican congressman from Iowa who has a history of making racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim remarks. He has made comments in support of white nationalism and is connected to far-right figures... read the complete article
Tucker Carlson is an American right-wing commentator who has denounced the growing power of an “Islamic cult” in the Middle East, labeled white supremacy as a hoax, and advocated prompt handling of the “Islamic problem” that he believes is an imminent threat in the United States. read the complete article
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has repeatedly stated “Islamism” and “radical Islamic ideology” fuel terrorism -- claims that are made by anti-Muslim activists and organizations in support of criminalizing Muslim communities. Gabbard has met with foreign leaders who have been accused of war crimes and fomenting hatred against Muslims. read the complete article
Jeanine Pirro is a right-wing political commentator who is currently the host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Fox News. Pirro has used her show to spread misinformation about Islam and Muslims and has given airtime to anti-Muslim pundits such as Frank Gaffney and Brigitte Gabriel. read the complete article
IMPACT: The 45th President of the U.S., Donald Trump has implemented anti-Muslim policies and nominated and appointed individuals to his administration with a history of anti-Muslim animus. He has also used his Twitter to amplify... read the complete article
IMPACT: As a candidate and eventually the Republican nominee in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, Donald Trump’s campaign included anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy platforms, and praised anti-Muslim organizations and activists. Trump also repeatedly provided a... read the complete article
Tarek Fatah is a Canadian writer who has consistently denied the existence of Islamophobia in Canada, opposes the niqab and has called for a ban on the burqa, and is a prominent opponent of Motion 103, which called on the Canadian government to condemn Islamophobia. read the complete article