Southern Poverty Law Center

Since 1971, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been instrumental in the fight against discrimination and bigotry. Through litigation, educational programs, and advocacy, the SPLC works to challenge and expose hate in America. In 2016, they published “A Journalist’s Manual: Field Guide to anti-Muslim Extremists,” to effectively challenge and refute the leading proponents of anti-Muslim bigotry in American public discourse. 

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The Bridge Initiative

Based at Georgetown University, the Bridge Initiative is an ongoing research project designed to address the issue of anti-Muslim bigotry from an academic, and yet accessible perspective. The Bridge hosts a range of informative content—videos, factsheets, reports, and graphics—that serve to educate and enlighten readers on the topics of Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry.

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FEAR, Inc.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) landmark report: “Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia in America,” changed the way advocates and policy professionals approached the topic of anti-Muslim bigotry in the American public sphere. Published in 2011, the report’s central premise: that a closely tied network of misinformation experts and activists was corrupting the way millions of Americans thought about Islam and Muslims, continues to resonate in our society today. 

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FEAR, Inc. 2.0

Released in 2015, Fear Inc., 2.0. provided an update to the findings of CAP’s original report on the so-called Islamophobia Network. The revelations of Fear, Inc. led charitable foundations, politicians, and the mainstream media to sever ties with many of the network’s key members. At the same time, the period between 2011 and 2015 saw a spate of anti-Muslim policies that first emerged from the network itself. CAP released an interactive website to accompany its report. 

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