Counter-Jihad report

International ‘Counter-Jihadist’ map: USA

ACT! for America

(ACT)

Founded 2004 originally as the United American Committee (UAC). It was renamed Act! for America in 2007. The Pensacola, Florida-based ACT! is a single-issue grassroots national security campaigning organisation. Act! campaigns against the introduction of Sharia law and the Islamisation of America. It supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS). It claims 170,000 members worldwide in 630 local chapters across the United States and in twelve other countries. Act! organises an annual national conference to which leading activists and ideologues in the counter-jihadist movement are invited.

The UAC organised a Rally Against Islamofascism Day at ‘Grand Zero’, New York on 31 March 2007. Act! launched a Stop Shariah Now (www.stopshariahnow.org) campaign in 2009 to increase public awareness of the perceived threat of creeping Sharia law into the United States. Act! works closely with the American Public Policy Alliance (APPA), the Centre for Security Policy (CSP), Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the Tea Party movement.

Founder and President/Chief Executive: Brigitte Gabriel (President, Act! For America Education)

Executive Director: Guy Rogers (former National Field Director, Christian Coalition)

Website: http://www.actforamerica.org

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Act! for America Education

Founded 2002 originally as American Congress for Truth (ACT). It was renamed Act! for America Education in 2011. The Pensacola, Florida-based Act! is an anti-Islamist organisation.

Founder and President: Brigitte Gabriel (President/Chief Executive, ACT! for America)

Executive Director: Guy Rogers (former National Field Director, Christian Coalition)

Website: http://www.actforamericaeducation.org

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American Center for Law and Justice

(ACLJ)

Founded 1990 as a conservative Christian law firm to act as a counterweight to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Washington DC-based ACLJ is a grassroots campaigning organisation. It established a European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ) in Strasbourg in 1997. The ACLJ began to campaign in 2011 against the encroachment of Sharia law into the US legal system and courts. It has published the Shari’ah Law: Radical Islam’s Threat to the US Constitution pamphlet and released The Export: Radical Islam’s Map to the End of Democracy documentary video film. It claims one million members.

Co-founder: Pat Robertson (televangelist and former Baptist minister)

Co-founder and Chief Counsel: Jay A. Sekulow (Lawyer, Messianic Jew and host, Jay Sekulow! Live radio talk-show, since 1995, who addressed the Stop Islamization of America inaugural annual 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on 11 September 2011 and the Tennessee Freedom Coalition The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011)

Senior Counsel: David French (who addressed the Tennessee Freedom Coalition The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011)

Website: http://www.aclj.org

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American Family Association

(AFA)

Founded 1977 as the National Federation for Decency. It was renamed the American Family Association (AFA) in 1988. AFA is a conservative religious right organisation. It has local chapters across the United States. It publishes the monthly AFA Journal (www.afajournal.org). It runs nearly 200 radio stations across the United States under the American Family Radio (AFR) network, which has promoted Tea Party rallies since 2009.

Founder: Donald E. Wildmon
Director of Issues Analysis: Bryan Fischer (radio talk-show journalist and host, Focal Point on American Family Radio)

Website: http://www.afa.net/

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American Freedom Defense Initiative

(AFDI)

Founded January 2010 as a counter-Jihadist campaigning organisation. The AFDI campaigns against the introduction of Sharia law and the Islamisation of the United States. It has co-organised since 2010 an annual 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on the anniversary of 9/11. It sponsored the Jihad: The Political Third Rail - What They Aren’t Telling You panel at the American Conservative Union’s annual CPAC conference in Washington DC on 19 February 2010. AFDI works closely with Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Jihad Watch.

Founder and Executive Director: Pamela L. Geller (President, Stop Islamization of the World and Executive Director, Stop Islamization of America)

Founder and Associate Director: Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations and Associate Director, Stop Islamization of America)

Website: http://www.freedomdefense.typepad.com

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American Freedom Defense Initiative

(AFDI)

Founded January 2010 as a counter-Jihadist campaigning organisation. The AFDI campaigns against the introduction of Sharia law and the Islamisation of the United States. It has co-organised since 2010 an annual 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on the anniversary of 9/11. It sponsored the Jihad: The Political Third Rail - What They Aren’t Telling You panel at the American Conservative Union’s annual CPAC conference in Washington DC on 19 February 2010. AFDI works closely with Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Jihad Watch.

Founder and Executive Director: Pamela L. Geller (President, Stop Islamization of the World and Executive Director, Stop Islamization of America)
Founder and Associate Director: Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations and Associate Director, Stop Islamization of America)

Website: http://www.freedomdefense.typepad.com

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American Freedom Law Center

(AFLC)

The Arizona-based AFLC campaigns for faith and freedom and against ‘civilization jihad’. It works closely with the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).

Co-founders: Robert J. Muise and David Yerushalmi (Lawyer and President, Society of Americans for National Existence)

Advisory Board members include:

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. (President, Center for Security Policy)
Andrew C. McCarthy (Senior Fellow, National Review Institute and Contributing Editor, National Review Online)

Website: http://www.americanfreedomlawcenter.org

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American Islamic Forum for Democracy

(AIFD)

Founded 2004. The Phoenix-Arizona-based think-tank supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS).

Founder and President: Dr M. Zuhdi Jasser (American-Syrian President, American Islamic Leadership Coalition www.americanislamicleadership.org and advisory board member, Clarion Fund)

Website: http://www.aifdemocracy.org

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American Laws for American Courts

(ALAC)

Established to oppose the incursion of foreign laws, especially Sharia (Islamic law), into the US legal court system at federal, state and local level. anti-Sharia legislation movement. The ALAC Act has been enacted since 2010 in three states (Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona) and introduced in over twenty other state legislatures.

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American Thinker

Founded 2003 as a daily online publication. El Cerrito, California-based.

www.americanthinker.com

American Public Policy Alliance (APPA)
Founded 2009 as a conservative campaigning organisation. The Michigan-based APPA launched a state-level legislative initiative in 2010, known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC), which is based on model ‘anti-Sharia’ legislation drafted by David Yerushalmi’s Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE), to prevent enforcement of Sharia-based legal decisions in US state courts. The APPA works closely with Act! for America and the Center for Security Policy (CSP).

Spokesman: Stephen M. Gelé

Website: http://www.publicpolicyalliance.org

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Atlas Shrugs

Founded 2004 by as an anti-Islamist blog. It is named after the novel Atlas Shrugged by novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, published in 1957.

Founder, Publisher and Editor: Pamela L. Geller (President, Stop Islamization of Nations; Executive Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America)

Website: http://www.atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com

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Center for Security Policy

(CSP)

Founded 1988 as a national security think-tank. The Washington DC-based CSP campaigns against Sharia law and the Islamisation of America. It has played a prominent role in recent years in the counter-jihadist movement in the United States. The CSP supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS) and has:

  • run a Shariah Awareness Project since 2007,
  • run the Shariah Finance Watch (www.shariahfinancewatch.org) blog,
  • co-ordinated the launch on 6 November 2008 of a national grassroots Coalition to Stop Shariah in the United States (CSS) (www.usastopshariah.wordpress.com),
  • sponsored the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero’s Stop the 9/11 mosque at Ground Zero (www.stopthe911mosque.com) website in 2010, which opposed the planned Park51 Islamic community centre near ‘Ground Zero’ in New York.

The CSP has funded research for books published by P. David Gaubatz (co-author, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America (WorldNetDaily Books, 2009) and Paul Sperry (author, Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington, Thomas Nelson, 2005 and co-author, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America (WND Books, 2009). It has also has published in 2010 the 172-page report, Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive Analysis Report of Team B II (www.shariahthethreat.org) and Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases (www.shariahinamericancourts.com) (May 2011).

Founder and President: Frank J. Gaffney Jr. (Columnist, Washington Times; host, Secure Freedom Radio (www.securefreedomradio.org) programme and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, 1987).

Chief Operating Officer: Christine Brim
General Counsel: David Yerushalmi (Lawyer and President, Society of Americans for National Existence)
Senior Fellow: Clare M. Lopez (Advisory Board member, Clarion Fund)

Website: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org

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Christian Action Network

(CAN)

Founded 1990 as a conservative Christian right national grassroots campaigning organisation. The Forest, Virginia-based CAN campaigns against radical Islam in the West. It has produced several anti-Islamist film documentary DVDs: Home Grown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the US (2009), Islam Rising: Geert Wilders’ Warning to the West (2010) and Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque (2010). Its latest documentary film Eurabia: Islam in Europe DVD is due for release in 2012. It claims over 250,000 members.

Founder and President: Martin Mawyer (former Editor, Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority Report and who organised a meeting in Canary Wharf, London in August 2009 with counter-jihadist activists from Britain and the United States, which included interviewing three representatives of the English Defence League, for a CAN documentary on the Islamisation of Europe, due for release in 2012)

www.christianaction.org

Project Manager: Jason Campbell (who attended a meeting in Canary Wharf, London in August 2009 with counter-jihadist activists from Britain and the United States while working on a CAN documentary on the Islamisation of Europe)

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Clarion Fund

Founded 2006 to educate Americans about issues on national security, in particular radical Islam. The Clarion Fund is based at the same New York address as the US branch of the Israeli Aish HaTorah. It runs the RadicalIslam.org (www.radicalislam.org) website. It has collaborated with the Jerusalem-based Honest Reporting media watchdog in the production of its films. It has produced and distributed the 80-minute Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West (www.obsessionthemovie.com) (2005) film documentary DVD, 28 million of which were distributed across twenty-eight swing states ahead of the US Presidential election in 2008. Obsession was cited in the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik’s manifesto in July 2011. The Fund has also produced the 72-minute The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America (www.thethirdjihad.com) (2009 film documentary DVD.

Founder: Rabbi Raphael Shore (Canadian-born Producer, Obsession and The Third Jihad DVDs)

The Fund’s Advisory Board members include:

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. (President, Council for Security Policy)
Dr Daniel Pipes (Director, Middle East Forum)
Dr M. Zuhdi Jasser (President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy and narrator, The Third Jihad DVD)
Clare M. Lopez (Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy)

Website: http://www.clarionfund.org

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Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights

(CDHR)

Founded 1993 as an international civil rights umbrella coalition representing various non-Muslim minority religious and ethnic communities in countries across the Islamic world. Washington DC or Virginia-based CHECK. A European division of the CDHR was launched in Geneva in March 2005. CDHR runs the Dhimmi (www.Dhimmi.com) online project. The CDHR publishes the Journal for the Study of Dhimmitude (JSD), whose Editorial Board members include Bat Ye’or (author and developer of the theory of ‘Eurabia’)

Secretary-General: Rev. Dr Keith Roderick (Episcopal priest and Christian Solidarity International representative in Washington DC, who addressed the Tennessee Freedom Coalition The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011)
Board of Advisors member: Dr Walid Phares (Terrorism expert)

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David Horowitz Freedom Center

(DHFC)

Founded 1988 originally as the Centre for the Study of Popular Culture (CSPC). It was renamed the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) in July 2006. The Philadelphia-based Centre campaigns against the introduction of Sharia law and the Islamisation of the United States. It funds the activities of Jihad Watch, run by Robert B. Spencer. It publishes the online FrontPage Magazine (FPM) (www.frontpagemagazine.com). The DHFC launched the Terrorism Awareness Project (TAP) (www.terrorismawareness.org), in 2008, which organises an annual Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week acrosshundreds of college campuses across the United States. TAP produced The Islamic Mein Kampf video. The DHFC launched DiscoverTheNetworks(DTN): A Guide to the Political Left (www.discoverthenetworks.org), in 2003.

Founder: David Horowitz (millionaire journalist)
Shillman Journalism Fellow: Bruce Bawer (Oslo-based, American literary critic)

Website: http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org

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Endowment for Middle East Truth

(EMET)

Founded 2006 as a right-wing neo-conservative Zionist think-tank. The organisation’s acronym EMET, means truth in Hebrew. The Washington DC-based EMET seeks to inspire an ‘intellectual revolution’ and educate the political class in the United States about the perceived dangers of radical Islam. It supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS). EMET reportedly co-operated with the Clarion Fund in the distribution of the 80-minute Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West (2008) film documentary DVD in 2008.

Founder and President: Sarah N. Stern (former National Policy Co-ordinator, far-right Zionist Organization of America, 1998-2004)

EMET’s Advisory Board includes:

Dr Rachel Ehrenfeld (Director, New York-based American Center for Democracy www.acdemocracy.org, which supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah; Board of Directors member, Committee on the Present Danger; author, Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed - and How to Stop It, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003, and who attended the inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels on 18-19 October 2007)
Frank J. Gaffney (President, Center for Security Policy)
Dr Daniel Pipes (Director, Middle East Forum)

Advisor: Walid Shoebat (Palestinian-born, former Muslim PLO terrorist turned Christian)

www.emetonline.org and www.emetonlineblog.com

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Faith and Freedom Coalition

(FFC)

Founded 2009 as a Christian conservative/religious Right grassroots organisation. The Georgia-based FFC aims to unite and mobilise evangelical and Tea Party movement voters to form a powerful Christian Conservative voting bloc.

Website: http://www.ffcoalition.com

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Family Security Matters

(FSM)

Founded 2004. The FSM runs the Eurabia Watch blog. It supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS).

Founder and President: Carol A. Taber
Contributing Editor: Adrian Morgan (Oslo based, British writer and former contributor to the now defunct Western Resistance blog and Current Affairs Editor, Westminster Journal)

Website: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/

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Florida Security Council

Founded 2007. The FSC campaigns against the introduction of Sharia law and the Islamisation of North America. It organised a Free Speech Summit in south Florida on 26 April 2009.

Founder and President: Tom A. Trento (Founder, The United West)

Website: http://www.floridasecuritycouncil.org

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FrontPage Magazine

(FPM)

Existed since 2007 as an online magazine. It is run by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC).

Website: http://www.frontpagemagazine.com

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Gates of Vienna

(GoV)

Founded 9 October 2004. The Virginia-based blog is named after the Siege of Vienna in 1683. GoV is a leading counter-Jihadist blog, which campaigns against the Islamisation of Europe. It has become a clearing house for information on the counter-jihadist movement in Europe and the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA)’s CounterJihad Europa blog.

Founder: Ned May (aka Edward S. May and Baron Bodissey) (a computer programmer).
Prominent Activist: Dymphna

Regular Contributors include:

Peder Jensen Nøstveldt (aka Fjordman) (Norwegian, Danish-based counter-jihadist blogger)
Paul Weston (Leader, British Freedom Party)

Website: http://www.gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/

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Human Events

Founded 1944 as a weekly conservative newspaper. It houses the counter-jihadist Jihad Watch blog, directed by Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations; Associate Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamisation of America)

Columnist: Robert B. Spencer

Website: http://www.humanevents.com/

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Islamist Watch

Founded 21 April April 2006 as a project of the Middle East Forum (MEF) think-tank. It monitors and campaigns against Islamist organisations in the United States and across the world.

Director: Dr Paul Belien (Co-Vice President, International Free Press Society and Editor, The Brussels Journal blog), since December 2006

Website: http://www.islamist-watch.org/

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Jihad Watch

Founded 23 September 2003 as an counter-jihadist organisation and blog. It is a project of and funded by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC). Jihad Watch is based at the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Human Events newspaper. It incorporates Dhimmi Watch (2005? CHECK) (www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives). Jihad Watch has close links with Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).

Founder and Executive Director: Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations and Associate Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America)
Vice-President: Hugh Fitzgerald (Senior Review Editor, New English Review and Director, World Encounter Institute)

Website: http://www.jihadwatch.org/

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Middle East Forum

(MEF)

Founded 1990 as a neo-conservative think-tank on Middle East affairs. The Philadelphia-based MEF campaigns against Sharia law and the Islamisation of America. It launched the Islamist Watch website on 21 April 2006 and the Legal Project (LP) (www.legal-project.org) in June 2007, which raises and distributes funds for researchers, journalists and authors who face defamation lawsuits brought by aggrieved Muslim organisations. The MEF established a Legal Defence Fund for Geert Wilders (Leader, Dutch Party for Freedom) in 2009. It also acts as a source of information on ‘Islamist lawfare’. MEF publishes the Middle East Quarterly (MEQ) (2004-) journal.

Founder and Director: Dr Daniel Pipes (Advisory Board member, Endowment for Middle East Truth)

Website: http://www.meforum.org

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New English Review

(NER)

A rightwing Conservative online publication which is run by Rebecca Bynum.

Publisher: Rebecca Bynum (Secretary, World Encounter Institute; former Board member, Jihad Watch and author, Allah is Dead: Why Islam is not a Religion, New English Review Press, 2011)
Senior Review Editor: Hugh Fitzgerald (Vice-President, Jihad Watch and Director, World Encounter Institute)

Website: http://www.newenglishreview.org/

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Pajamas Media

(PJ Media)

Founded 2005 originally as Pajamas Media (PJM). It was renamed PJ Media in 2011. It is a conservative blog and network of 100 Conservative bloggers. Pajamas TV (PJTV) was launched in August 2008 as an online news organisation (www.pjtv.com). Pajamas Media used its online platform in summer 2010 to oppose the planned Park51 Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York City.

Co-founders: Roger L. Simon and Charles Johnson (founder, Little Green Footballs blog)
Chief Executive: Roger L. Simon
Paris Editor: Nidra Poller (US-born, advisory board member, International Free Press Society, who addressed the inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007)

PJ Media operates a Sharia and Jihad Review. Its Contributors include:

Brigitte Gabriel (President: Act! for America and Act! for America Education)
Frank J. Gaffney Jr. (President, Center for Security Policy)
Dr Walid Phares (Terrorism expert)
Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations; Associate Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America; Director, Jihad Watch)

Website: http://www.pjmedia.com

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Sharia Awareness Action Network

(SAAN)

Founded May 2011 as a grassroots network of anti-Islamist individuals and organisations which campaign against Sharia law and the Islamisation of America. SAAN sponsored the Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC)’s The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville on 11 November 2011.

Its Steering Committee includes:

Elizabeth Farah (co-founder, WorldNet Daily online news service)
Frank J. Gaffney Jr. (President, Center for Security Policy)
Pamela L. Geller (President, Stop Islamization of the Nations and Executive Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America)
Lou Ann Zelenik (Executive Director, Tennessee Freedom Coalition)

Website: http://www.shariafreeusa.com

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Society of Americans for National Existence

(SANE)

Founded January 2006 as a think-tank. Brooklyn, New York-based. SANE has led the ‘anti-Sharia’ movement in the United States. It proposed legislation in 2007 to make ‘adherence to Sharia’ a felony punishable by twenty years in prison. SANE was listed in as a ‘hate group’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

SANE launched a campaign in 2007 entitled Mapping Sharia(h) in America: Knowing the Enemy to determine what type of sharia was practiced in every single mosque and by Muslim religious institutions across the United States. Yerushalmi works closely with Frank Gaffney’s Centre for Security Policy (CSP), from whom he has been funded.

In 2010 Yerushalmi drafted the model ‘anti-Sharia’ legislation, known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC), on behalf of the American Public Policy Alliance (APPA), which has been enacted into law in three US states and introduced in over twenty other state legislatures.

Founder and President: David Yerushalmi (Lawyer; General Counsel: Center for Security Policy and Stop Islamization of America, and who has acted as personal lawyer to Pamela L. Geller).

Website: http://www.saneworks.us

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Stop Islamization of America

(SIOA)

Founded 25 September 2009 as a grassroots organisation to oppose radical Islam and the Islamisation of the United States. It promotes a conspiratorial anti-Muslim agenda under the guise of opposing radical Islam. SIOA helped co-ordinate protests in summer 2010 against the proposed construction of Park 51 Islamic community centre near ‘Ground Zero’ in Lower Manhattan, New York. It organised the No 9/11 Mosque at Grand Zero
(www.nomosquesatgroundzero.wordpress.com) rally in New York on 6 June 2010, which was supported by Act! for America, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Faith Freedom International (FFI). SIOA has also co-organised since 2010 an annual anti-Islamist 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on the anniversary of 9/11. SIOA has been listed since as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC). SIOA works closely with Act! For America, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Faith Freedom International (FFI) and Jihad Watch. SIOA is affiliated to Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE).

Co-founder and Executive Director: Pamela L. Geller (President, Stop Islamization of Nations and Executive Director, American Freedom Defense Initiative)
Co-founder and Associate Director: Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations and Associate Director, American Freedom Defense Initiative; and Director, Jihad Watch)
General Counsel: David Yerushalmi (Lawyer and President, Society of Americans for National Existence)

Website: http://www.sioaonline.com

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Tennessee Freedom Coalition

(TFC)

Founded March 2011 as a Tennessee-based, local Tea Party grassroots organisation. The TFC is anti-immigration and campaigns against the Islamisation of the United States. It has organised two anti-Islamist conferences in Nashville, Tennessee: on 12 May 2011, which was addressed by Geert Wilders (Leader, Dutch Party for Freedom) and The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville on 11 November 2011.

Co-founder: Andy Miller
Co-founder and Executive Director: Lou Ann Zelenik (former Chairman, Republican Party, Rutherford County and organiser, Tea Party movement in Rutherford County, Tennessee)

Website: www.tnfreedomcoalition.org

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The Intelligence Summit

Vice-President: Clare M. Lopez (Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy and advisory board member, Clarion Fund)

Advisory Council members include:

Brigitte Gabriel (President: Act! for America and Act! for America Education)
Dr Tawfik Hamid (President, Global Movement Against Radical Islam and former Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist)
Robert B. Spencer (Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations; Associate Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America; and Director, Jihad Watch)

Website: http://www.intelligencesummit.org

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The Religion of Peace

(TROP)

TROP runs The Myths of Muhammad site on its website.

www.thereligionofpeace.com

Thomas More Law Center (TMLC)
Founded 29 December 1998 as a Christian/religious Right law firm. The Michigan-based TMLC describes itself as “the Christian response to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)”. It defends and promotes traditional Judeo-Christian heritage and values in the United States. The Centre takes its name from Thomas More, former Lord Chancellor in Elizabethan England in the 16th century.

President: Richard Thompson
Senior Trial Counsel: Robert Muise (who has acted as a lawyer for Pamela L. Geller)

Website: http://www.thomasmore.org

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WorldNetDaily

(WND)

Founded 1997 as an independent right-wing conspiracy-minded online news magazine [network]. The Washington DC-based WND publishes Whistleblower (formerly WorldNet) monthly magazine and Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin (10 February 2003-) weekly online intelligence newsletter. It is also the publisher of choice for many of the leading counter-jihadist activist authors in the United States.

Founder, Editor and Chief Executive: Joseph Farah (former daily talk-show host and author, Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality and Justice
Co-founder: Elizabeth Farah

Website: http://www.wnd.com

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Andrew C. McCarthy

  • Senior Fellow, National Review Institute and Contributing Editor, National Review Online.
  • Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Advisory Board member, American Freedom Law Center (AFLC).
  • Former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Author: Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad
The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books, 2010)
How Obama Embraces Islam’s ShariaAgenda (Encounter Books, 2010)

Co-author: Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive AnalysisReport of Team B II (Center for Security Policy, 2010) (www.shariahthethreat.org).

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Brigitte Gabriel

(aka Nour Saman)

A Lebanese American commentator and journalist who foundedACT! For America and the American Congress for Truth, which campaign against Fundamentalist Islam and which probably has the largest ‘counter-Jihadist’ network in the United States.As a commentator Gabriel is regular heard on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN and her first book - Because they hate, was featured on the New York Times best sellers list.

  • Principal grassroots counter-jihadist activist in the United States since 2001.
  • Founder and President: Act! for America, since 2007
  • Founder and President: Act! for America Education, since 2002.
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011.

Author: Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (St Martin’s Press, 2006)
They Must be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (St Martin’s Press, 2008)

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Christine Brim

As head of the International Civil Liberties Alliance, Christine Brim is arguably the most important networker in the global ‘counter-Jihad’ movement. The ICLA, and the conferences it holds, brings together virtually every strand of this international network.

  • Chief Operating Officer, Center for Security Policy (CSP).
  • Chief Executive, International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).
  • Secretary, International Free Press Society (IFPS), since 2009.
  • Helped establish the Victory Coaltion Fund to support anti-Islamic inititiaves.
  • Addressed United American Committee (UAC) rally against Islamofascism Day at Ground Zero, New York City on 31 March 2007.
  • Co-author: Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive AnalysisReport of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010) (www.shariahthethreat.org).

Co-author: Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive AnalysisReport of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010) (www.shariahthethreat.org).

Dr Andrew G. Bostom
Author (www.andrewbostom.org)
Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
Addressed inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007.
Addressed Danish Free Press Society/Islam-Critical Network conference in Copenhagen on 26 September 2009.
Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011.

Author or Editor CHECK: The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims (Prometheus Books, 2005)
Editor The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History (Prometheus Books, 2008)
Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism (Prometheus Books, 2012)

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Clare M. Lopez

  • Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy (CSP).
  • Vice-President, Intelligence Summit.
  • Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Advisory Board member, Clarion Fund.
  • Former Field Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for twenty years.

Co-author: Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive AnalysisReport of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010) (www.shariahthethreat.org).

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David Horowitz

A leading conservative American commentator and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a leading think tank which helps fund and co-ordinate counter-Jihad activities, including financing Jihad Watch. Probably the most important public funder of the ‘counter-Jihad’ movement in the world.

  • Founded the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) in 1988. It was renamed the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) in July 2006. The Philadelphia-based Centre campaigns against the introduction of Sharia law and the Islamisation of the United States. It funds the activities of Jihad Watch, run by Robert B. Spencer. It publishes the online FrontPage Magazine (FPM) (www.frontpagemagazine.com). The DHFC launched the Terrorism Awareness Project (TAP) (www.terrorismawareness.org), in 2008, which organises an annual Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week acrosshundreds of college campuses across the United States. TAP produced The Islamic Mein Kampf video. The DHFC launched DiscoverTheNetworks(DTN): A Guide to the Political Left (www.discoverthenetworks.org), in 2003.
  • Ran the NewsRealBlog, 2009-2011
  • Cited (together with his DHFC) in Breivik’s manifesto.
  • Author: Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left (Regnery Publishing, 2004)
  • Co-author: Obama and Islam (David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2010)
  • Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2011)
  • David Horowitz organised a fundraising dinner for Geert Wilders in the US.

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David Yerushalmi

A prominent American lawyer who co-founded the American Freedom Law Center and has acted as chief counsel for the American Freedom Defense Initiative, amongst other groups. He has arguably done more than anyone to spread the anti-Muslim agenda at a local level in the United States. In 2011 the New York Times named Yerushalmi as "The man behind the anti-Shariah movement", which has been enacted into law in three US states and has been introduced in over twenty other state legislatures.

  • David Yerushalmi filed the first federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He has since petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging the individual mandate.
  • Lawyer and Hasidic Jew. (www.davidyerushalmilaw.com)
  • Founder and President, Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE), in 2006.
  • General Counsel: Centre for Security Policy (CSP); Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Stop the Madrassa Community Coalition, a New York-based, anti-Islamist grassroots organisation [that existed in 2007 CHECK]
  • Represented the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) in a case defending the notorious radical Christian Pastor Terry Jones (leader of the Dove World Outreach Center fundamentalist church in Florida) who publicly burnt the Koran on 20 March 2011.
  • Prominent leader of the ‘anti-Sharia’ movement in the United States and author of the model anti-Sharia’ legislation, which has been enacted in three states and introduced in over twenty other state legislatures.
  • Co-author: Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive AnalysisReport of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010) (www.shariahthethreat.org).

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Diana West

  • Co-Vice President, International Free Press Society (IFPS), since 2009.
  • Columnist, Washington Examiner and The Washington Times.(www.dianawest.net)
  • Addressed International Frees Press Society (IFPS) conference in Copenhagen 14 June 2009.

Author: The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St Martin’s Press, 2007)

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Dr Daniel Pipes

Powerhouse behind the international counter-jihadist movement.

  • Founder Director, Middle East Forum (MEF), since 1990. (www.danielpipes.org)
  • Neo-conservative historian, writer and political commentator.
  • Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Advisory Board member, Clarion Fund.
  • Advisory Board member, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET).
  • Columnist, National Review.
  • Attended UK and Scandinavia CounterJihad summit in Copenhagen on 14 April 2007.
  • Awarded the Danish Free Press Society’s 2007 Sappho prize.
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research Facing Jihad conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008.
  • Cited 18 times (together with his MEF) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

Author: Militant Islam Reaches America (W. W. Norton, 2002)
In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (Basic Books, 1983)

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Dr M. Zuhdi Jasser

American-Syrian Muslim. Founder and President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) (www.aifdemocracy.org) , in 2004.

  • Founder and President, American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC), in 2010.
  • Advisory Board member, Clarion Fund.
  • Supporter, Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS), since 2008.
  • Received Center for Security Policy (CSP) 2008 Defender of the Home Front award.

Author: Battle for the Soul of Islam (Simon and Schuster, 2012)

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Dr Srdja

(aka Serge)

Trifković (www.trifkov.mysite.com)
Serbian historian, US-based, Foreign Affairs Editor, Chronicles (www.chroniclesmagazine.org) paleo-conservative magazine, since 1998.

  • Former Director, Center for International Affairs, Rockford Institute, until 2008.
  • Unofficial Spokesman for the Bosnian Serb convicted war criminal Biljana Plavsic, 1994-1995.
  • Addressed CounterJihad conference in Vienna on 11 May 2008.
  • Addressed Preserving Western Civilization (PWC) conference near Washington DC on 6 or 7 February 2009. CHECK
  • Addressed CounterJihad conference in Copenhagen on 17 May 2008.

Author: The Sword of the Prophet: Islam - History, Theology, Impact on the World (Regina Orthodox Press, 2002)
Defeating Jihad: How the War on Terror May Yet be Won, in Spite of Ourselves (Regina Orthodox Press, 2006)

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Dr Tawfik Hamid

(aka Tarek Abdelhamid)

Egyptian-born, US-based, Muslim exile.

  • Former Jemaah Islamiya al-Jihad (JI) (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)] jihadist terrorist.
  • President, Global Movement Against Radical Islam.
  • Advisory Council member, The Intelligence Summit.
  • Founder, Islam for Peace (www.islamforpeace.org) website.
  • Member, American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC).
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2009 Speaker of the Truth award.

Author: The Roots of Jihad (Top Executive Media, 2006)
Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radical Islam (Abdelhamid, 2008)
Understanding Radical Islam

Website: http://www.tawfikhamid.com

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Dr Wafa Sultan

(aka Alsultana Wafa)

Syrian-born, American psychiatrist and former Muslim. (www.wafasultan.org)

  • Co-founder, Former Muslims United (FMU), in 2009.
  • Advisory Board member, Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), since 2012.
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2008 Speaker of the Truth award.
  • Addressed American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) meeting at American Conservative Union (ACU)’s annual CPAC conference in Washington DC on 19 February 2010.
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011.

Author: A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam (St Martin’s Press, 2009)

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Dr Walid Phares

  • Lebanese-born Christian expert on Terrorism. (www.walidphares.com)
  • Former Senior Fellow and Director, Future Terrorism Project, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FFD), 2001-2010.
  • Former foreign affairs spokesman, Lebanese Forces militia, which was responsible for the massacres of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut in September 1982 during the Lebanese civil war.
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2009 Speaker of the Truth.

Author: Lebanese Christian Nationalism: The Rise and Fall of an Ethnic Resistance (Lynne Riener Publishers, 1995)
Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

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Edward S. May

(aka Ned May and Baron Bodissey)

  • Outreach Co-ordinator, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Former Director, Center for Vigilant Freedom (CVF), since renamed the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).
  • Co-organiser: UK and Scandanavia CounterJihad summit, Copenhagen (14 April 2007) and CounterJihad conferences in Brussels (18-19 October 2007), Vienna (10-11 May 2008) and Copenhagen (16-17 May 2009).
  • Attended CounterJihad conference in Zurich on 12-13 June 2010.
  • Attended CounterJihad conference in London on 24-25 September 2011.

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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney is a well-connected and influential figure in the Conservative movement in America. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the 1970s he worked as an aide to Richard Perle in the office of Senator Henry M. Jackson, while in the 1980s he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms in the Reagan Administration.

  • Founder and President, Center for Security Policy (CSP).
  • Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Advisory Board member, Clarion Fund.
  • Advisory Board member, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET).
  • Neo-conservative Columnist: National ReviewOnline and the Washington Times
  • Prominent architect of the ‘anti-Sharia’ movement in the United States.
  • Supporter, Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS), since 2008.
  • Sponsored Geet Wilders’ address to the National Press Club in Washington DC on 27 February 2009.
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011.
  • Cited 7 times (together with his CPS) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

Author:
Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America

Co-author: War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (Naval Institute Press, 2005)
Shariah: The Threat to America - An Exercise in Competitive AnalysisReport of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010) (www.shariahthethreat.org).

Executive Producer, Islam vs. Islamists documentary film DVD (2007)

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Ibn Warraq

(pseudonym for ‘son of a papermaker’)

Pakistan-born, former Muslim.

  • Co-founder and Chair, Institute for the Secularization of Islamic Society (ISIS).
  • Co-founder, Former Muslims United (FMU), in 2009.
  • Co-founder, Apostates of Islam (AoI) (www.apostatesofislam.com).
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS).

Author: Why I am Not a Muslim (Prometheus Books, 1995)
The Origins of the Koran: Classic Essays on Islam’s Holy Book (Prometheus Books)
The Quest for the Historical Muhammad (Prometheus Books, 2000)
What the Koran Really Says: Language, Text and Commentary (Prometheus Books, 2002)
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out (Prometheus Books, 2003)
Which Koran?: Variants, Manuscripts, Linguistics (Prometheus Books, 2009)
Virgins? What Virgins? and Other Essays (Prometheus Books, 2010)
Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Muslim Democracy (Encounter Books, 2011)

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Jay A. Sekulow

(Lawyer, Messianic Jew and host, Jay Sekulow! Live radio talk-show, since 1995.

* Co-founder and Chief Counsel of American Center for Law and Justice.

* Addressed the Stop Islamization of America inaugural annual 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on 11 September 2011

* Addressed the Tennessee Freedom Coalition The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011)

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Mark Steyn

Canadian-born, US-based commentator. (www.steynonline.com)

  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Awarded the Danish Free Press Society’s 2010 Sappho prize.

Author: America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (Regnery Publishing, 2006)
Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech and the Twilight of the West (Stockade Books, 2009)
After America: Get Ready for Armageddon (Regnery Publishing, 2011)

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Martin Mawyer

  • Founder and President, Christian Action Network (CAN), since 1990.
  • Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Organised meeting in London in August 2009 between counter-jihadist activists from Britain and the United States, which included interviewing three representatives of the English Defence League (EDL) for a CAN documentary on Islamist radicalisation in Europe, due for release in 2012.
  • Attended British Pakistani Christian Association organised event in London and delivered speech on radical Islam in Europe at Trafalgar Square in March 2012.

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Nidra Poller

  • US-born, Paris Editor, Pyjamas Media (PJ Media).
  • Advisory Board member, Interrnational Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Addressed inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007.

    Walid Shoebat

    Palestinian-born, former Muslim turned apocalyptic Christian convert. (www.shoebat.com)

    • Former Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) terrorist.
    • Founder, Walid Shoebat Foundation.
    • Advisory Board member, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET).
    • International Patron, Q Society of Australia.
    • Cited 15 times in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

    Author: Why I Left Jihad: The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islam (Top Executive Media, 2005)
    Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat it (Top Executive Media, 2007)

    Co-author: God’s War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible (Top Executive Media, 2008)

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Pamela L. Geller

An American blogger, author and political activist, Pam Gellar is the principal leader of the counter-jihadist movement in the world. She co-founded the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop the Islamization of America. A leading campaigner against the development of Islamic Centre in lower Manhattan, close to Ground Zero.

  • Co-founder and President, Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), since 2012.
  • Co-founder and Executive Director Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), since 2009.
  • Co-founder and Executive Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), since 2010.
  • Founder, Editor and Publisher, anti-Islamist AtlasShrugs blog, since 2004.
  • Columnist: American Thinker, Human Events and WorldNetDaily(WND).
  • Former Associate Publisher, The New York Observer, 1989-1994.
  • Participated in inaugural CounterJihadconference in Brussels on 18-19 October 2007.
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research Facing Jihad conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008.
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011.
  • Cited 12 times (together with her Atlas Shrugs blog) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.
  • Author: Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (World Net Daily Books, 2011)
  • Co-author: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (Simon and Schuster, 2010)

Author: Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (World Net Daily Books, 2011)

Co-author: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (Simon and Schuster, 2010)

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Robert B. Spencer

An American author and blogger, and the founder of Jihad Watch, which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre. Spencer co-founded the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop the Islamization of America and is one of the most influential and high profile counter-jihadist organisaners in the world.

  • Co-founder and Vice-President, Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), since 2012.
  • Co-founder and Associate Director: American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), since 2010 and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), since 2009.
  • Director, Jihad Watch, since 2003.
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS).
  • Advisory Board member, Christians and Jews United for Israel (CJUI).
  • Columnist: FrontPageMagazine and Human Events
  • International Patron, Q Society of Australia.
  • Addressed inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007.
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research Facing Jihad conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008.
  • Addressed Danish Free Press Society in Copenhagen in May 2009.
  • Addressed Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE) rally in Berlin on 3 October 2009.
  • Addressed Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE) Big Islam-Critical Weekend rally in Stuttgart on 3 June 2011.
  • Co-architect of the international counter-jihadist movement.
  • Cited 162 times (together with his Jihad Watch blog) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto

Author: Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World’s Fastest-Growing Faith (Encounter Books, 2002)
Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery Publishing, 2003)
Editor: The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus Books, 2005)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing, 2005)
The Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (Regnery Publishing, 2006)
Religion of Peace? Why Christianity is and Islam isn’t (Regnery Publishing, 2007)
Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America Without Guns or Bombs (Regnery Publishing, 2008)
The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (Regnery Publishing, 2009)
Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI Books, 2012)

Co-author: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (Simon and Schuster, 2010)
Obama and Islam (David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2010)
Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2011)

Producer, Islam: What the West Needs to Know DVD (2007)

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Tom A. Trento

Founder and President, Florida Security Council, since 2007.

  • Founder, The United West (TUW) on 6 March 2011 (www.theunitedwest.org) and (www.facebook.com/theunitedwest), The TUW is as an umbrella counter-jihadist organisation which co-ordinates the activities of
  • Addressed Bloc Identitaire (BI) International Congress on the Islamisation of Europe in Paris on 18 December 2010.

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