The war on Islamophobia: Zionists vs. pseudo-liberal Obama shills?
By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie
This report identified key foundations and that have donated more than $42 million to “experts” and organizations that have promulgated baseless islamophobia between the years of 2001 and 2009.
Some of these supporters include: Donors Capital Fund, Richard Melton Scaife foundations, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Newton D. & Rochelle F. Becker foundations and charitable trust, Russell Berrie Foundation, Anchorage Charitable Fund and William Rosenwald Family Fund, and the Fairbrook Foundation.
These groups, either directly or through the funding of so-called grassroots organizations and think tanks, have given support to “experts” on the danger that Islam poses like, Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy, David Yerushalmi at the Society of Americans for National Existence, Daniel Pipes at Middle East Forum, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and Stop Islamization of America, and Steven Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Many of these individuals have no formal training in the field and some are rabidly racist, not only against Muslims, like David Yerushalmi.
I detailed some of Yerushalmi’s insane beliefs and his promotion of an anti-Muslim conspiracy theory that has given rise to the likes of Anders Behring Breivik in my article about the poll that revealed the true beliefs of Muslims regarding the targeting of civilians.
While this report is a landmark work and should be taken very seriously, there are some large problems with the document’s providence. The most major being: the fact that it was published by the CAP, a highly questionable organization that rabidly supports Obama and other pseudo-liberals.
The CAP also supported the troop surge in Afghanistan and Pakistan while cursing Republicans for their support of the war in Iraq. Clearly this organization is not as much interested in facts as they are in serving their own agenda.
So, it appears that the two sides of this battle are Zionist-leaning organizations and their so-called expert pawns and pseudo-liberals carrying water for Obama supported by the likes of George Soros.
The question remains, what do groups like the CAP and their funders have to gain from this report? Are they truly fighting for social justice, equality and human rights for Palestinians and other Muslims?
Based on the Center’s track record and history of contradicting themselves so long as it serves their purposes, along with their highly suspect funding sources, I have to say I find it unlikely.
Press TV, the Iranian state news agency out of Tehran, covered this report today in a brief report entitled, “Funders of Islamophobia in US named”.
Press TV completely ignored the Center’s providence and questionable legitimacy as an organization, which is a noteworthy but not at all surprising choice.
They clearly did not want to detract from the validity of the report, and I truly wish I did not have to, as it is probably clear to many of my readers by now that I actively fight against Islamophobia and anti-Muslim propaganda.
I’m also no fan of Zionism, especially when it is used to justify murder and the egregious breaches of international law that are carried out by Israel on a regular basis in the form of illegal occupation, breaches of the Geneva Conventions and the collective punishment of Palestinians.
Though it pains me, I must expose the nature of the Center for American Progress along with their lack of credibility, even if it detracts from what could be a total bombshell of a report.
That being said, I think that some of the so-called experts of the Islamophobic movement like David Yerushalmi of the Society of Americans for National Existence, or SANE, discredit themselves completely without the need for a third party report.
Let us go over some of the reasons why we should be cautious in promoting a report published by the Center for American Progress, even if it might be an important one. Fallacious though it may be, many people see the support of one thing an organization or group does translates to support of everything they do.
I do not subscribe to this, as I know personally I can agree with certain points of view held by many organizations across the political spectrum, along with some politicians like Ron Paul, without agreeing with the majority of what they do or say.
However, there are some organizations and individuals that we should steer clear of regardless of if they have a few good things to say.
For instance, I would not say I agree with anything David Yerushalmi says because he is clearly either a rabid racist or thoroughly ignorant or just plain hateful.
I would also not align myself with the Center for American Progress for the following reasons:
1. They rabidly supported escalating the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2009 with a report called “Sustainable Security in Afghanistan” while holding an important position in Americans Against Escalation in Iraq with the equally questionable MoveOn. These groups leveraged the war in Iraq to target Republican candidates and politicians throughout 2007 and the 2008 race.
2. The Center for American Progress promoted the Obama healthcare plan, known as “Obamacare”. Interestingly, one of the largest corporate supporters of the Obamacare plan has been Walmart, who has also given at least half of a million dollars to the Center.
3. The Center for American Progress launched Progressive Media with George Soros-funded Media Matters – a liberal “war room” which creates strategic talking points supporting the White House’s message and agenda on a daily basis.
4. The Center receives a whopping $25 million per year in funding and receives undisclosed sums from corporate donors. That alone for me raises many red flags for me.
5. The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center is John D. Podesta. Podesta also just happened to run Obama’s transition team in 2008. He was also Chief of Staff for former President William Jefferson Clinton.
6. Organizations promoting open government like the Sunlight Foundation and the Campaign Legal Center have criticized the Center’s lack of transparency, especially because of their strong ties with the Obama White House.
7. One of the Center’s major source of funding comes from the Democracy Alliance and individuals associated with it. The Democracy Alliance also has questionable funding sources which can be viewed and explored with this map provided by Muckety:
8. Jeremy Scahill revealed the Center and MoveOn as nothing more than “pseudo-official PR flaks targeting ‘liberals’ to support the White House agenda.”
Are those enough reasons to question the motives behind this report? If not, what is? I’d love to hear your feedback on the Center for American Progress, their most recent report, and other “think tanks” like them. What do you think the motives for issuing this report are? Please let me know at [email protected]