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    Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to Fan

    Sorry the title was to long the full title is: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to Fan Fear of Muslims

    A small group of inter-connected foundations, think tanks, pundits, and bloggers is behind the 10-year-old campaign to promote fear of Islam and Muslims in the U.S., according to a major investigative report released here Friday by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

    The 130-page report, ‘Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America’, identifies seven foundations that have quietly provided a total of more than 42 million dollars to key individuals and organisations that have spearheaded the nation-wide effort between 2001 and 2009.


    They include funders that have long been associated with the extreme right in the U.S., as well as several Jewish family foundations that have supported right-wing and settler groups in Israel.

    "Together, this core group of deeply intertwined individuals and organisations manufacture and exaggerate threats of ‘creeping Sharia’, Islamic domination of the West, and purported obligatory calls to violence against all non-Muslims by the Quran," according to the report whose main author, Wajahat Ali, described the group as "the central nervous system of the Islamophobia network."

    ther key disseminators include media figures, especially prominent hosts on the Fox News Channel and columnists in the ‘Washington Times’ the ‘National Review’; as well as grassroots groups, such as ACT! For America, local "Tea Party" movements, and the American Family Association, which are behind current efforts by Republican-dominated state legislatures to ban Sharia in their jurisdictions.

    Indeed, Spencer’s blog, ‘Jihad Watch’, a programme of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, another group identified by the report as part of the Islamophobic network, was cited 162 times, while Pipes and the MEF receive 16 mentions, and Gaffney’s CSP another eight.
    You can read more at: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to Fan Fear of Muslims | World | AlterNet What are my thoughts? Honestly i am not surprised. When you get a portion of your population so hyped up with fear they become subordinate to anything. So can we put this whole "jihad Sharia Law" thing to rest yet? I doubt it, but this defiantly proves that there was some "invisible hand" to making this such a "issue"...


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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Seems to me that this belongs in the conspiracy section.

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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Seems to me that this belongs in the conspiracy section.
    How is this a conspiracy?
    How is the whole premise this a conspiracy?
    "The 130-page report, ‘Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America’, identifies seven foundations that have quietly provided a total of more than 42 million dollars to key individuals and organisations that have spearheaded the nation-wide effort between 2001 and 2009. "


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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Seems to me that this belongs in the conspiracy section.
    It's from the Center For American Progress... It doesn't belong in the conspiracy section, it belongs in the garbage.

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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    The report is pretty.....unsophisticated with its approach.

    And Grim, I'd beg to differ and say that CAP isn't that bad. I treat it like the other major think-tanks.
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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    I see all sorts of similiar accusations on sites like worldnetdaily. I'd be embarassed to promote them.

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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It's from the Center For American Progress... It doesn't belong in the conspiracy section, it belongs in the garbage.
    Would you, could you please explain?

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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Would you, could you please explain?
    Yes. He does not want to dig into content, so he falls back on his old standby, attacking the source. If WND published an article on Obama not being an NBC, liberals would comment on the source, then blow up the details. The second part is not something Grim will do since it is hard.
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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes. He does not want to dig into content, so he falls back on his old standby, attacking the source. If WND published an article on Obama not being an NBC, liberals would comment on the source, then blow up the details. The second part is not something Grim will do since it is hard.
    No, the source is most generally dismissed out of hand. Some sites have earned that right.

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    Re: Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes. He does not want to dig into content, so he falls back on his old standby, attacking the source. If WND published an article on Obama not being an NBC, liberals would comment on the source, then blow up the details. The second part is not something Grim will do since it is hard.
    Maybe he will add some substance to his attack, but I seriously doubt he will.

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