Congressman Promotes Fear Inc. ‘Islamophobia’ Event

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


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The office of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first elected Muslim congressman, is promoting an event in Congress on September 13 to publicize the Center for American Progress’ report, “Fear Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.” The event comes almost exactly one week after Rep. Allen West hosted a screening of a film opposed to the Ground Zero Mosque, which was accompanied by a panel on the Islamist threat within the U.S.

On September 7, Rep. Allen West held a screening of the Christian Action Network’s film titled “Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mosque.” He stood by the sides of 9/11 survivors and victims’ family members who emotionally spoke out against the project. His press conference is now viewable online. Afterwards, there was a panel that included myself, Patrick Poole, Clare Lopez, Michael Del Rosso and John Guandolo. The event was streamed live by the United West and had approximately 2,000 viewers. Now, Rep. Keith Ellison is promoting an event in the Rayburn House Office Building on September 13 about “Islamophobia.”

“I find it hard to believe that the timing of [this] event is a coincidence,” FrontPage was told by Martin Mawyer, President of the Christian Action Network.

The report endorsed by Ellison, “Fear Inc.,” sharply criticizes Rep. Allen West and specifically mentions the September 7 event. It calls West a “loyal foot soldier in the misguided campaign against Sharia.” It also criticizes Clare Lopez and Tom Trento, two other speakers at the event. Ellison’s goal is to question the integrity of those talking about the ideological roots of radical Islam.

“The report identifies the funding streams that support anti-Muslim activities, the intellectual nexus of the Islamophobia network, the grassroots players and organizations that help spread messages of hate, the media amplifiers of Islamophobia, and the elected officials who support anti-Muslim causes,” said an e-mailed statement from Rep. Ellison.

Rep. Ellison has repeatedly worked with Muslim Brotherhood fronts like the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, both of which were labeled as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation trial. A judge ruled in 2009 that the federal government had “ample evidence” to connect them to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. His 2008 pilgrimage to Mecca was sponsored by the Muslim American Society, another Brotherhood affiliate. He has also received donations from major players in the Brotherhood’s American networks. He defends CAIR, and lashes out against those who talk about the ideological roots of the Islamist threat, including moderate Muslims like Zuhdi Jasser.

The “Fear Inc.” report has been extensively rebutted here at FrontPage Magazine. It was published by the Center for American Progress, a left-wing think-tank led by John Podesta, the former chief-of-staff for President Clinton, with an annual budget of at least $25 million, and possibly as high as $38 million. It took part in the creation of Media Matters for America, a non-profit that seeks to counter perceived right-wing bias in the media. It relentlessly criticizes so-called Islamophobes, including myself (read my rebuttal here).

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  • Ghostwriter

    And people like Keith Ellison continue to wonder why many Americans have so little respect for his religion. Unfortunately,it's the actions they've taken are what's causing all of the trouble.

  • Moishe Pupick

    M., 09/12/11 common era

    Representative Ellison, at least for now, has the assistance of purported Jewish "leaders," useful idiots for the jihadistas. Expect that the ACLU and ADL will
    assist him in a p.r. campaign designed to con Americans about the clear-and-present
    danger presented to the USA (and to the entire planet) by radical Islam.

    If many Moslems DON'T engage in jihad, that is in spite of the Koran's theology, not because of it. Wake up, America, before it's too late!

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    In all of this, nobody made a film or showed a documentary bemoaning Jewish influence in Congress. However, if the commentators here were to be believed, then people like Ehud Olmert and Henry Waxman are considered traitors to Judaism. Allegedly this war against freedom of speech and freedom of religion is only taking place between Americans and Muslims, but the invisible hand is obvious here. Whoever selected the "evil Malcolm X Lite" picture of Ellison to go with the article has outed himself. The Hasbaras are mad that they don't have a monopoly on Congress. This article is an example of Jews using Christians as a human shield to lash out at Black Muslims.

    • Ghostwriter

      Gee,Flipside. The reason nobody is making that sort of movie is because,Jewish Americans are loyal Americans who fought in every war this country has fought. The jury is still out on the Muslim Americans because we're not sure what side they're really on.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Ha! Oh, haha! My sides are splitting!

  • Kathleen

    Movies are movies…some are twisted for dramatic purposes..like the movie twisted to conform to someones idea of the possible bad results of the Patriot Act..implying it is by a bad CIa co-operatives…movies..a muslim movie would be what? The military wing of jihad or the pr aspect of the Religion of Peace as they play the victim card..

  • Asher

    Sure, The Muslims have invaded our political system to bring us down. The public is now being educated on Sharia, Jihad, and Taqiyya.

  • guest

    this is worldwide.DO NOT BUY INTO ISLAM.it is plain old EVIL.

  • guest

    look what they have done to a once beautiful europe,now a third world ghetto full of uneducated religious fanatics hell bent on FORCING sharia upon the countries unfortunate enough to have shown them kindness.dont make the same mistake USA,having worked in saudi arabia i know what im talking about.islam MUST be opposed wherever and whenever it raises its ugly head.

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    islam strives for world domination.

    The quran commands muslims to exercise jihad.

    The quern commands muslims to establish shariah law.

    The quern commands muslims to impose islam on the entire world.

    islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    islam IS and has remained a death cult from its beginnings.

    islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is arabic for battle.

    islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    islam and freedom, islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    I STAND with Israel

    • http://StopIslamaphobia.blogspot.com DeucePrez

      Agreed with ONE of your points: Do some research!!

      YOU clearly didn't as you managed to rant EVERY Islamaphobic LIE against Islam!!

  • Kim

    I would be honored if Ellison called me a, “loyal foot soldier in the misguided campaign against Sharia.” And if he does, I would appreciate it if he would leave out the word, "misguided". How any campaign by anyone, anywhere against the imposition of Sharia can be "misguided" is beyond my realm of comprehension. Fighting Sharia is completely guided and must remain so if we plan to survive as a free society. Anyone who believes in Sharia is a dangerous individual and must be stopped at all cost!

  • StephenD

    I haven't seen Allan Wests’ presentation nor will I see the one on Islamophobia. But I can promise you this, the folks like Ellison and Podesta cannot refute the truth. I think it would be worth the cost of admission to watch these people debate Spencer or West and many others for that matter. The truth about Sharia, the truth about Islam and it's degradation of women, the TRUTH will burn it out of existence. That is why they fight so vehemently to hide from the truth. They call names, they obfuscate. They do all manner of things to prevent you from knowing the truth. It would be comical if not so tragic.

  • Marti

    Who paid for Ellisons trip to Mecca?
    Ellison is a disgrace to our nation.
    Who did he swear his oath to when sworn into Congress?
    Allen West is a very loyal Patriot, he knows the history of the worthless scum that is infiltrating our government.
    Did CAIR pay his way perhaps? Of course it did.

    • http://StopIslamaphobia.blogspot.com DeucePrez

      You asked, "Who did he swear his oath to when sworn into Congress?"

      To God. In Arabic, that's A-L-L-A-H. There is NO overzealous requisite that to exhibit loyalty to the USA, one must or one should be a Christian. Not by the standards of OUR/US Constitution!! Who LIED to you and gave you any other impression contrary?!

  • BobSmith101

    Would you wear a T-shirt with a Mohammad cartoon printed on it?

    You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca.

    Why?

    Because, Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

    In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

    In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

    You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

    Read "Islam is Fear" at: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/

  • JoC

    We know and believe Islam is evil but these stories and many more that no one will talk about in the MSM need to be exposed and until that happens we will never be able to fight this.
    They are using our Constitution against us to bring their Laws to this country.
    I made a promise to my daughter that I will never give up but we need to get this message out to all those who are just spectators right now.
    The PC crowd has to go in 2012. We need to get people in at all levels, LOCAL & STATE included, so we can start filtering out the mud in the system.
    We need to take a stand now. We've heard it time and time again but our security is at risk and this could take generations to fix.

  • http://StopIslamaphobia.blogspot.com DeucePrez

    Most of the comments here and the author of this "piece" show the high level of ignorance that exists in the country on the topic of Islam.

    This blog HAS opposed many points stated by Muslims, but has refuted NONE of the truths stated by Muslims or their supporters. The financiers of this blog are also Islamaphobic in nature and will obviously support others who oppose Islam and Muslims.

    While the author of this piece lumps the misdeeds of those who commit crimes with the faith they allegedly practice when it comes to Muslims, this person completely dismisses any suggestion that a Christian who commits any crimes has also condemned their alleged faith by THEIR misdeeds. Hypocrisy at its WORST!!

  • nonignorant

    All of you ignorant people cannot see it but Islam is the fastest growing religion in the STATES! Stop whining and stop dividing this great country. We need to COEXIST!