Islamophobia is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “Dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.”
“The Islamophobia industry is a tight-knit group of individuals and organisations that for lots of money whip up fervor among the general public.” Nathan Lean - Author "The Islamophobia Industry"
Al Jazeera’s latest investigation explores the connections between key members of the Trump administration and the Islamophobia industry.
All the groups in Islamophobia Inc. named below are labelled as anti-Muslim hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The White House
John Bolton - 27th US National Security Adviser
Bolton wrote the foreword to Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s book “The Post-American Presidency”.
In 2006 he received the “Freedom Flame Award” from the Center for Security Policy.
The Department of Justice
Jeff Sessions - 84th US Attorney General
Sessions received the 2015 Keeper of the Flame Award from the Center for Security Policy when he was a senator and the Annie Taylor Award from the David Horowitz Freedom Center in 2014.
The US State Department
Mike Pompeo - 70th US Secretary of State
Pompeo received the National Security Eagle Award for 2016 from ACT for America. He also sponsored the group’s legislative briefing on Capitol Hill in 2013 when he was a member of Congress.
“The Islamophobia network has had great impact over Donald Trump and the rhetoric that he’s used. It has had so much impact in so many of the policies that he has now propagated.” Faiz Shakir - ACLU national political director
Do you believe Donald Trump is an Islamophobe?
“Yes! I certainly do and he proves it all the time.” Congressman Keith Ellison