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Report aims to map funding to anti-Islamist groups
by Michelle Boorstein
The liberal Center for American Progress released a report Friday that it says maps the financial infrastructure for a group of writers and activists who have successfully raised concern about Islam in recent years.
The report argues that almost $43 million from seven charitable groups since 2001 has served as a main driver of campaigns that include: the opposition to the Islamic center near Ground Zero; proposed state laws banning judges from considering Islamic or foreign laws in U.S. courts; and more broadly, a rise in conservative politics and, in particular, of anti-Muslim rhetoric.
The report, titled "Fear, Inc.," aims to "end Islamophobia," said one of its authors, Faiz Shakir, who is also a CAP vice president.
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