Factsheets

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.

Browse through all of our factsheets or search by by keyword, topic or country.

FACTSHEET: ATOMWAFFEN DIVISION (AWD)

Atomwaffen Division is an American neo-Nazi group that espouses virulent racism, homophobia, and antisemitism. With approximately 50 to 80 members nationwide, AWD’s strategy is to engage in acts of violence to destabilize society and provoke a ‘race war.’ Five murders between 2017 and 2019 have been attributed to AWD. read the complete article

Factsheet: David Lane

David Lane was a white supremacist and separatist whose writings and slogans have had profound influence in white supremacist ideology. Lane’s “Fourteen Words” slogan has been adopted by many white supremacists, including the perpetrators of the Pittsburgh synagogue and Christchurch mosques attacks. read the complete article

Private: Factsheet: Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the President of the United States and has advocated and implemented anti-Muslim policies, most notably issuing a travel ban targeting a number of Muslim-majority countries. A number of his appointees or advisors have worked with anti-Muslim groups and promoted falsified claims about Muslims. read the complete article

Factsheet: Katie Hopkins

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

Factsheet: Mike Pompeo

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

FACTSHEET: STEVE KING

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

Factsheet: Tucker Carlson

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

Factsheet: Tulsi Gabbard

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

Factsheet: Jeanine Pirro

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

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