Right wingers are up in arms and fuming over the recently released CAIR (Council On American Islamic Relations) report identifying organizations and media and non profits that are associated with islamophobia or the spreading of islamophobia. The right wing-nuts complain that Fox news is included as well as WND (World Net Daily) and the holier than thou Washington Times (Robert Stacy McCain’s old stomping grounds). How dare CAIR make such lists they say. How dare they include such cherished institutions as Fox News and Pamela Geller. According to right wingers, these are organizations that support free speech and so forth, not islamophobia. One thing of note is the inclusion of left leaning Bill Maher from HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. He’s right up there in the outer core according to CAIR, with such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

One thing that I noted is that Breitbart News is not listed anywhere, be it the inner core (which I believe they are a part of) nor the outer core. CAIR just leaves Breitbart off the list entirely, which possibly shows just how much they know about the rampant islamophobia going on over there. Matter of fact, Breitbart News is legendary in this pursuit of islamic hate. It is almost as if Breitbart News has carved out a niche market in that scene. Yet, CAIR leaves them completely off the list, and instead decides to include Bill Maher, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Strange how they left Breitbart News off the list. Are they hiding incompetence at CAIR or do they have some special deal with the folks at Breitbart? Did Breitbart News make a cash donation to CAIR to leave them off their lists? Inquiring minds want to know.

Below is the current 2016 list. The first list shows the inner core of the islamophobic network, the second lists the outer core, which according to CAIR shows how these networks are designated:

Inner Core: Groups whose primary purpose is to promote prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims and whose work regularly demonstrates Islamophobic themes.

Outer Core: Groups whose primary purpose does not appear to include promoting prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims, but whose work regularly demonstrates or supports Islamophobic themes.

Groups in the Islamophobia Network’s Inner Core (Groups listed with a state abbreviation tend to operate only in that state.)

■ Abstraction Fund*

■ ACT! For America

■ American Freedom Defense Initiative

■ American Freedom Law Center

■ American Islamic Forum for Democracy

■ American Public Policy Alliance

■ Americans for Peace and Tolerance* (Mass.)

■ Bare Naked Islam

■ Center for Security Policy

■ Center for the Study of Political Islam

■ Citizens For National Security (Fla.)

■ Clarion Project

■ Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting*

■ Dailyrollcall.com*

■ David Horowitz Freedom Center

■ Debbieschlussel.com (Mich.)

■ Florida Family Association (Fla.)

■ Former Muslims United

■ Forum for Middle East Understanding

■ Gates of Vienna

■ Investigative Project on Terrorism

■ Jihad Watch

■ Middle East Forum

■ Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)

■ Militant Islam Monitor

■ Pamelageller.com (formerly Atlas Shrugs)

■ Straight Way of Grace Ministry*

■ Shoebat Foundation

■ Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE)

■ Stop Islamization of Nations

■ Tennessee Freedom Coalition (Tenn.)

■ Understanding the Threat*

■ United West (Fla.)

Groups in the Islamophobia Network’s Outer Core (Groups listed with a state abbreviation tend to operate only in that state.)

■ Adelson Family Foundation*

■ Allegheny Foundation*

■ American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)

■ American Family Association

■ American Islamic Leadership Coalition

■ Bible Believers*

■ Cherna Moskowitz Foundation*

■ Christian Action Network**

■ Christian Broadcasting Network

■ Concerned Women for America*

■ Donors Capital Fund

■ Eagle Forum

■ Endowment for Middle East Truth

■ Family Security Matters

■ F.M. Kirby Foundation*

■ Fox News Channel

■ FrontPage Magazine*

■ Glenn Beck Program*

■ Government is Not God PAC*

■ HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher*

■ Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation*

■ Klarman Family Foundation*

■ Liberty Counsel

■ Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

■ Mark Levin Show

■ National Christian Foundation*

■ National Review

■ Newton D. and Rochelle F. Becker Foundation

■ Oak Initiative

■ Randolf Foundation*

■ Really Big Coloring Books, Inc*

■ Reclaiming America for Christ*

■ Rush Limbaugh Show

■ Russell Berrie Foundation

■ Sarah Scaife Foundation*

■ Savage Nation

■ Security Solutions International

■ Traditional Values Coalition

■ Truth in Love Project*

■ Washington Times



Interesting list indeed. Not surprising mind you, just interesting.