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Key players

In this section we profile the top 16 players on the international Islamophobia scene. Between them they run the majority of the major anti-Muslim organisations and organise major international events.

Contents

Ingrid Carlqvist

Christine Brim

Edward S. May (aka Ned May and Baron Bodissey)

Brigitte Gabriel (aka Nour Saman)

Pamela Geller

Lars Hedegaard

David Horowitz

Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson)

Jean –Michel Clément (aka Alain Wagner)

Debbie Robinson

Robert Spencer

Geert Wilders

David Yerushalmi

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Lutz Bachmann

Milo Yiannopoulos

Daniel Pipes


Ingrid Carlqvist

Ingrid Carlqvist is a journalist and a founder of the Swedish Free Press Society. She also writes for Gates of Vienna and was Editor-in-Chief for Dispatch International. In 2016 she started to express support for the Swedish nazi organisation Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (NMR) and now denies the Holocaust.

Activity
  • Launched Swedish Free Press Society in Malmö with Geert Wilders and Lars Hedegaard, in February 2012
  • Spoke at a conference for 300 members of the far-right Sweden Democrats party, June 2012
  • Spoke at Brussels Process (relaunch of ICLA) in European Parliament, July 2012
  • Dispatch International launched with Lars Hedegaard, August 2012, and sent out to all members of the Sweden Democrats in November 2012
  • Free Press Society and Dispatch International announced that it had invited Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defence League) and Kevin Carroll (Lennon’s cousin) to visit Scandinavia for a speaking tour, August 2013
  • Participated at the SION conference in New York on 11th September 2012
  • Together with Lars Hedegaard, travelled to London to meet Stephen Lennon, November 2013
  • Carlqvist announced that she would move to Denmark, Summer 2014
  • Chaired an event in Copenhagen to launch a Swedish edition of Lars Hedegaard’s book Muhammad’s Girls: Violence, Murder and Rape in the House of Islam, June 2014, that also featured Anne Marie Waters, from Sharia Watch UK (also Pegida UK and now For Britain party) and Nicolai Sennels who would later start Pegida Denmark
  • Spoke at Identitär Idé, a seminar hosted by Motgift, June 2014
  • Produced Aisha and Mohammed animation with Hedegaard, a film by Imran Firasat, July 2014
  • Organised a demonstration in support of ‘Freedom of Speech’ and Dan Park, a Swedish street artist convicted for hate speech on multiple occasions, in Malmö, August 2014
  • Started writing articles for the Swedish edition of Gatestone Institute, January 2015
  • Was interviewed in a broadcast by Jamie Glazov at the FrontPage Magazine in USA, July 2015
  • Spoke at a demonstration organised by Folkets Demonstration in central Stockholm and demanded the government’s immediate resignation, September 2015
  • Started the podcast ‘Ingrid & Conrad’ in 2015
  • Spoke at a meeting in Stockholm arranged by Jan Sjunnesson, 9 April 2016
  • Spoke at a demonstration against Islamisation in Stockholm, arranged by Jan Sjunnesson, 23 April 2016
  • Lectured to members of a local group of Sweden Democrats, April 2016
  • Together with Jan Sjunnesson and Tania Groth from the Danish For Frihed held a number of meetings (Frihetsturnéen I Skåne) in the south of Sweden, Summer 2016
  • Expressed support for cooperation with the Swedish nazi-organisation NMR in the podcast ‘Ingrid & Conrad’, July 2016
  • Was removed as a writer from Gatestone Institute after having expressed support of Nazis, September 2016
  • Participated in a broadcast from NMR, December 2016
  • At a lecture in Gothenburg claimed that a Jewish “conspiracy” was behind multicultural society, February 2017
  • Started to question whether the Holocaust really happened, April 2017
  • Interviewed by Red Ice Radio, April 2017
  • Participated in a podcast from Motgift where she claimed that the Jews sponsored the counter-jihad movement, April 2017.
  • Since its launch in June 2017 a key activist in the group Det Fria Sverige (The Free Sweden) which “works in the interest of Swedish people” and has states that “an invasion is an invasion, even if it doesn’t use weapons” in regards to Muslim immigration.
Author

Ego Girl (with Carolina Gynning, 2005)

Ego Woman (with Carolina Gynning, Norstedts, 2009)

Inte utan mina söner (Blue Publishing, 2009)

Ljusfolket (with Benny Rosenqvist, 2009)

Mellan himmel och jord (with Benny Rosenqvist, Ponto, 2010)

Horungen (with Donya Wihbi, Lind & Co, 2012)

Mina år med Bin Ladens (with Catrin Streete, Lind & Co, 2012)

Din innersta fruktan (with Benny Rosenqvist, Bladh by Bladh, 2012)

Helig Vrede (with Nicolai Sennels, TRSE Media AB, 2017)

Keith och jag – En berättelse om brott och straff (Logik förlag, 2017)

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Christine Brim

As head of the now relatively inactive International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA), Christine Brim was one of the most important networkers in the global counter-jihad movement. The ICLA, and the conferences it held, brought together virtually every strand of this international network.

An IT specialist, Brim was Chief Operating Officer and a Vice President at the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and Executive Director for the Victory Coalition Fund. Before joining the CSP, she was a senior associate at the Lexington Institute and the Center for Vigilant Freedom (CVF) and as executive director of the CVF’s forerunner, the 910 Group, was directly involved in campaigning against a Muslim community in Red House, Virginia in 2007. She is also a founder of Paratos LLC, a risk communications consultancy.

The website of the Center for Vigilant Freedom is now defunct but was registered to Brim at the Envoy Group, a private company that she has owned in Fairfax, Virginia.

As an avid networker, she had previously raised the possibility of working with parties such as Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National (since renamed Rassemblement National) and even the British National Party (BNP) if it renounced antisemitism and backed Israel.

In 2007, the Gates of Vienna site posted background material compiled by Brim and aimed at opposing Muslim involvement in the US Justice Department First Freedom Project.

Brim addressed the United American Committee’s second ‘Rally Against Islamofascism Day’ at Ground Zero in New York in March 2007.

She also spoke at a March 2011 rally in New York in support of Peter King, the Republican New York Congressman conducting hearings into radical Islam in the United States. Other speakers included Helen Freedman, Executive Director of Americans For A Safe Israel and Tim Brown of Liberty Rocks.

She has previously contributed to The Federalist and Breitbart News Network.

Activity

  • Chief Executive, International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA)
  • Secretary, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Executive Director, Victory Coalition Fund
  • Former Chief Operations Officer, Center for Security Policy (CSP)
  • Addressed United American Committee (UAC) second national annual Rally Against Islamofascism day (RAID) at Ground Zero, New York on 31 March 2007
  • In 2010 participated together with Diana West and Frank Gaffney as part of Team B II at a seminar in Washington on “the state of domestic intelligence reform” sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Participated at the Counter Jihad Zurich meeting in 2010
  • Spoke at the conference ‘Should Western Democracies Build Barriers to Sharia Law’ on 12 December 2010 alongside Douglas Murray, Robert Spencer and David Yerushalmi among others. The conference was arranged by America Freedom Alliance in cooperation with the Barnabas Fund, Center for Security Policy, Center for Social Cohesion (UK), Henry Jackson Society (UK), and Jean Jacques Rousseau Institute (France)
  • Attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on 14-16 March 2013 on behalf of the CSP
  • Introduced Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff at an event held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC on 21 June 2013, co-sponsored by the CSP and the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
  • Participated in the 2013 Warsaw Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meeting on behalf of the CSP
  • Brim registered Center for Policy Communications Inc. on 5 October 2017 in Virginia, where she acts as executive director alongside directors David Reaboi, a Claremont Fellow and Senior Vice President of the Security Studies Group think tank, and Louise Vasilakos, administrative assistant of the now dormant Former Muslims United site whose directors were Nonie Darwish, Walid Shoebat, Wafa Sultan, Ibn Warraq
  • Spoke at the ‘Crush Free Speech: How the Left Silences Dissent and How We Can Fight Back’ conference hosted by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA) in Los Angeles on 5 November 2017. Others speakers included AFA fellow Trevor Loudon, FrontPage columnist and managing editor Jamie Glazov, political scientist and commentator Carol Swain, Frank Gaffney of the CSP, Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, musician Joy Villa, Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson, AFA Fellow Howard Hyde, Freedom X CEO William Becker, AFA board members Barak Lurie and Kevin Fink
  • Washington Top News has reported that Brim had spoken on behalf of the Fairfax County Republican Committee at a public hearing on 17 July 2018 regarding school security, citing statistics from the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to imply there should be more armed staff in local schools

Author

Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat: Thomas Pickering and Russia’s Pipeline Sales to Iran and Syria (Center for Security Policy Press, 2016)

Co-author:

Shariah: The Threat to America – An Exercise in Competitive Analysis Report of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010)

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Edward S. May (aka Ned May and Baron Bodissey)

Edward May was the principal organizer of the international counter-jihad movement from 2006-2011 and has been one of its most important and respected bloggers.

In 2004 he established the Gates of Vienna blog, which continues to be one of the most influential counter-jihad sites in the world. It has become a platform for many of the movement’s most extreme and hardline writers.

May himself voiced his support for counter-jihadist blogger Peder Nøstvold Jensen’s (AKA Fjordman) civil war theory in September 2006, and he also agreed with the notion that the counter-jihadists were at war with the “left wing establishment”. He said:

We agree with Fjordman and many others that the Jihad is just a symptom, and that the enemy lies within. This war is a civil war within the west, between traditional western culture and the forces of politically correct multicultural Marxism that have bedevilled it for the last hundred years.”

As co-director of the Center for Vigilant Freedom (CVF)/International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA), May helped organize three of the original international counter-jihad conferences and he has attended three others more recently.

May is a proud Islamophobe, once declaring: “Islamophobia is a rational response to current events. If you’re not an Islamophobe, you’re not paying attention.”

May has previously been a Director of the International Free Press Society. He was also cited more than 100 times in Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

While May’s public appearances have quietened in recent years, the Gates of Vienna blog remains active.

Activity

  • Co-founder, Gates of Vienna blog, since 2004
  • Former Outreach Coordinator, International Free Press Society (IFPS), 2009-2010
  • Former Co-director, Center for Vigilant Freedom (CVF)/International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA), 2007-2011
  • Co-organizer: UK and Scandinavia counter-jihad summit, Copenhagen (14 April 2007) and the counter-jihad conferences in Brussels (18-19 October 2007), Vienna (10-11 May 2008) and Copenhagen (16-17 May 2009)
  • Cited (together with his Gates of Vienna blog) over 100 times in Anders Breivik’s manifesto
  • Attended the counter-jihad conference in Zurich on 12-13 June 2010
  • Attended the counter-jihad conference in London on 24-25 September 2011
  • Attended the International Conference for Free Speech and Human Rights in Brussels on 9 July 2012
  • Attended the counter-jihad conference in Warsaw September 2013 (coinciding with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting)
  • While May’s public appearances have quietened in recent years, the Gates of Vienna blog remains active.

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Brigitte Gabriel (aka Nour Saman)

Brigitte Gabriel is the co-founder and Chairman of ACT for America, which claims to campaign against radical Islam and is probably the largest grassroots counter-jihad network in the United States.

Gabriel was born to a Maronite Christian family in Lebanon and as a child was the victim of attacks by Islamist militants during the Lebanese civil war. She touches on her experience in her best-selling book Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. The book was placed on the FBI Academy reading list and made mandatory reading for Navy SEALS Special Forces troops heading to the Middle East. She has also published They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It which also quickly became a New York Times bestseller.

She travels across the United States giving talks about her experiences as a Christian who has first-hand experience of radical Muslim terrorists.

Controversially she has asserted that practicing Muslims cannot be loyal to the United States and, while addressing a Christians United for Israel (CUI) convention in 2007, she said that Arabs and Muslims “have no soul”. She has been roundly criticized for hate speech and using language that dehumanizes Muslims.

As with many in the counter-jihad movement Gabriel believes that America and the West are under threat from Islam, which she believes, as stated in her book They Must Be Stopped “threatens to enslave, dominate, and murder us in order to realize its vision for global conquest”.

At the September 2018 ACT for America conference Gabriel she alleged she was close to “65 to 70” members of Congress, and that visiting Washington DC was like a “family reunion”. She also claimed that ACT is “very focused” on the White House, that she considers President Trump supportive of her organisation, and that she even has a standing meeting at the White House on a weekly basis.

Activity

  • Founder and President, American Congress of Truth/ACT for American Education, since 2002
  • Founder and President, ACT for America, since 2007
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Advisory Council member, The Intelligence Summit
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2007 Speaker of the Truth Award
  • Supporter, Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS), since 2008
  • Addressed Eagle Forum (EF) conference in St Louis, Missouri in March 2011
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011
  • Guest speaker at Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West fundraiser on 10 April 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition-sponsored event at Woodmont Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee on 23 June 2014
  • Appeared on Heritage Foundation-sponsored Benghazi investigation panel on 16 June 2014 in Washington D.C. alongside Frank Gaffney, Clare Lopez, Andrew C. McCarthy, and William ‘Jerry’ G. Boykin
  • Addressed the Center for Security Policy-sponsored Stop the Iran Nuclear deal rally alongside Frank Gaffney and Ryan Mauro (Clarion Project) on 9 September 2015
  • Featured on panel ‘Rise of Radical Islam’ with Fox News’ Sean Hannity along with Pamela Geller and Ryan Mauro (Clarion Project) on 12 January 2015
  • Addressed Family Research Council-sponsored annual Values Voter Summit in 2014 and 2015
  • Addressed Family Research Council-sponsored Watchman on the Wall conference on 21 May 2015
  • Featured speaker at two special events on religious persecution hosted at the United Nations headquarters in October 2014 and April 2015
  • In August 2016 stated on the Mike Gallagher show that Khizr Khan, a Muslim man who criticized Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration at the Democratic National Convention, was lying in his commitment to the Constitution as the “Quran supersedes the Constitution in his eyes”
  • Knighted by Knights of Malta (same as Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff) on 7 October 2016
  • Posted a photo to Facebook with Donald Trump at his Mar-A-Lago, Florida resort on 29 February 2017 after having given “a national security briefing” there
  • In March 2017 she posted photos online after attending the White House, tweeting on the evening of the 21 March that she was “preparing for [a] meeting [there]”. The meeting was confirmed by a White House spokesperson who stated Gabriel had requested the meeting and that her and “a colleague were here to participate in a brief meeting with a member of our legislative staff. The purpose was to make general introductions, which is pretty typical with any new administration”
  • Spoke at the Values Voter Summit, 13-15 October 2017, hosted by the Family Research Council (FRC). Other speakers included President Donald Trump and Stephen Bannon
  • Spoke at the Values Voter Summit, 21-23 September 2018

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)

Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom (Charisma House, 2018)

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Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller is an American blogger, author and political activist and a principal leader of the international counter-jihad movement.

She co-founded the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) and is Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).

She was a leading campaigner against the proposed construction of an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan, New York labelling it the “Ground Zero mega mosque”.

A former associate publisher of The New York Observer, Geller promotes a conspiratorial Islamophobic agenda that emphasizes the existence of a concerted Islamic conspiracy to destroy American values.

Her views are often controversial and extreme, leading to her organisation being labelled a “hate group” by the Anti Defamation League (ADL).

As well as defending former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic, she has endorsed the labelling of the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims as the “Srebrenica Genocide Myth” and claimed that the Muslims were driven by a “desperate Holocaust envy”.

In 2010 she called the English Defence League (EDL) “courageous English patriots” and called for people to “support the English Defence League in its efforts to stand for England and the west against the belligerent invaders and Islamic imperialists”.

Geller’s SIOA sponsored inflammatory bus adverts in 2010 encouraging Muslims to leave Islam. Signs such as “Islam = 1,400 years of Aggression, Murder!” are regularly seen at protest events organised by Geller.

Despite this extremism her views have been embraced by leading political figures, including Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives. She is a columnist for American Thinker, and former columnist with Human Events and WorldNetDaily and former Associate Publisher, The New York Observer, 1989-1994.

CNN reported in March 2018 that Geller has had a “decade-long association” with John Bolton, now Trump’s National Security Advisor. Bolton wrote the foreword to her 2010 book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War in America (co-authored with Robert Spencer).

She was cited 12 times (together with her Atlas Shrugs blog, since renamed The Geller Report) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

Activity

  • Co-founder and President, Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), since 2012
  • Executive Director, Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), since 2010
  • Co-founder and Executive Director, American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), since 2010
  • Founder, Editor and Publisher, Atlas Shrugs blog (since renamed The Geller Report), since 2004
  • Steering Committee member, Sharia Awareness Action Network (SAAN)
  • Columnist, American Thinker
  • Prominent activist, Stop the Madrassa Community Coalition, a New York-based, “anti-Islamist” grassroots organisation, 2007- 2009
  • Former Associate Publisher, The New York Observer, 1989-1994
  • Attended inaugural counter-jihad conference in Brussels on 18-19 October 2007
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research (ACPR) ‘Facing Jihad’ conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008
  • Addressed the International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference in Washington DC on 27 October 2009
  • Addressed the far-right Bloc Identitaire (BI) meeting in Paris in June 2010
  • Received the 2010 David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) Annie Taylor Award for Courage
  • Addressed the Tennessee Freedom Coalition’s (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom Conference’ in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011
  • Regularly addressed ACT for America and local Tea Party movement meetings across the United States
  • Received Center for Security Policy (CSP) 2008 Defender of the Home Front award
  • Received CPAC inaugural 2012 Anti-Jihad Blogger of the Year award for Atlas Shrugs
  • Has endorsed the English Defence League (Atlas Shrugs, 3 March 2010)
  • Cited 12 times (together with her Atlas Shrugs blog) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto
  • Attended the ‘Investigate Al Jazeera Now’ press conference 5 February 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
  • Received Patriot of the Year Award from Queens Village Republicans on 10 February 2013
  • Addressed Breitbart News Network-sponsored ‘Uninvited’ panel on 16 March 2013 after being turned away from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
  • Organised anti-Mayor Bill de Blasio press conference on 24 October 2013 in New York City
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, Florida on 16 November 2013
  • Claimed terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York City and 7 July 2005 in London are “Muslim holidays”, via social media on 8 Jan 2014
  • Banned from entering the UK in June 2014, following campaign by HOPE not hate and others
  • Addressed Q Society-sponsored 1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Melbourne, Australia on 7-10 March 2014
  • Featured on panel Rise of Radical Islam with Fox News’ Sean Hannity along with Ryan Mauro (Clarion Project) and Brigitte Gabriel (ACT for America) on 12 January 2015
  • Interviewed by BBC Newsnight defending Stephen Bannon and Donald Trump on 15 November 2016 and on 20 November about the “harassment” of Vice President Mike Pence
  • Denied by the American Conservative Union from hosting of an event at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2016
  • Banned from Facebook for 30 days on 12 June 2016 after posting a status following the Orlando massacre in which she criticized the White House for failing to mention “the call for slaughter of gays in Islam” in President Obama’s statement, and described a response to a press conference announced by the Islamic Society of Central Florida in as a “gruesome” example of how “these Muslim groups exploit the bloodshed”
  • Organised a protest alongside Milo Yiannopoulos in May 2017 demanding Muslim political activist Linda Sarsour be disinvited from speaking at the City University of New York
  • Won a bid in September 2017 against the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to put up advertisements on public transport for the AFDI film ‘Can’t We Talk About This? The Islamic Jihad Against Free Speech’ released on 11 September 2017
  • Appeared alongside Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich at Yiannopoulos’ demonstration at UC Berkeley, University of California on 24 September 2017 after the collapse of his planned ‘Free Speech Week’
  • Introduced a screening of ‘Can’t We Talk About This?’ in Fort Worth hosted by Project Fort Worth on 19 October 2017
  • Spoke at a Jewish Defence League event in Toronto, Canada, on 18 December 2017
  • Spoke at the Queens Village Republican Club on 1 February 2018

Author

Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books, 2011)

Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism and American Complacency (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)

Fatwa: Hunted in America (Dangerous Books, 2017)

Co-author:

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

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Lars Hedegaard

Lars Hedegaard is the Danish founder and leader of the International Free Press Society (IFPS), one of the most important international counter-jihad networks. He has regularly championed the cause of outspoken figures such as Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

The IFPS is an extension of the Danish-based Free Press Society, which Hedegaard founded in 2004.

His organisation presents two yearly awards, The Free Speech Award and the Sappho Award. The Sappho Award is specifically for journalists, and winners include the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 wearing a bomb in his turban.

Hedegaard gave an interview in December 2009 in which he declared, among other things, that “girls in Muslim families are raped by their uncles, their cousins or their dad”. The public attorney chose to make a case against him for his comments and he was charged with hate speech. He was put on trial in Denmark but was acquitted of any wrongdoing by a Danish Lower Court in January 2011. The decision was then appealed and Hedegaard was found guilty of hate speech in May 2011. On April 20, 2012, the Danish Supreme Court decided that the prosecution had failed to prove that Hedegaard was aware that his statements would be published. As a result Hedegaard was cleared of wrongdoing and the Supreme Court has affirmed the legal restrictions on free speech in Denmark.

In 2012 he launched Dispatch International in partnership with Swedish counter-jihadist Ingrid Carlqvist and Canadian Bjorn Larsen. As well as a print edition there was a website, dispatchint.com. The newspaper folded in August 2013 due to financial difficulties and the website has not been updated since May 2016.

In 2013 an Islamist gunman attempted to assassinate Hedegaard. The attempt failed and the assailant escaped the scene.

Activity
  • Founder, Danish Free Press Society, since 2004
  • Founder and President, International Free Press Society (IFPS), since 2009
  • Writer at the Gatestone Institute
  • Addressed inaugural Counter Jihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007
  • Presented at International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion in Washington DC alongside Frank Gaffney, Lord Pearson, Pam Geller, Diana West, David Yerushalmi, October 2009
  • Spoke at the conference The Multicultural Revolution and its Impact Upon Western Civilization organised by American Freedom Alliance on 26 February 2012
  • Addressed Die Freiheit meeting in Kiel, Germany on 11 June 2011
  • Speaker at The Brussels Process (relaunch of ICLA) in the European Parliament, July 2012
  • Dispatch International launched with Ingrid Carlqvist, August 2012. The premier issue was sent out to all members of the Swedish Democrats and the Danish People’s Party in November 2012
  • Speaker at Stop Islamization of Nations conference in New York alongside Kevin Carroll and Stephen Lennon (Tommy Robinson), September 2012
  • Attempted assassination in Copenhagen, February 2013
  • Speaks publicly to Danish Free Press Society for first time following attempted assassination, February 2013
  • Together with Carlqvist, travel to London to meet with Stephen Lennon, November 2013
  • Launch of Hedegaard’s book Mohammed’s girls: Violence, Murder and Rape in the house of Islam, June 2014. He also shared a platform with Anne Marie Waters.
  • Speaks at Mosbjerg Folkefest alongside Jean-Michel Clément of the ICLA, July 2014
  • Produces ‘Aisha and Mohammed’ animation with Carlqvist, a film by Imran Firasat. Later attempts to repeal name from due to safety concerns, July 2014
  • Organises display of Dan Park’s artwork with International Free Press Society at a Copenhagen Gallery that lands Park arrested on racism charges, October 2014
  • Speaks with Geert Wilders at Danish Free Press Society event in the Danish Parliament building for the 10 years memorial conference for Theo Van Gogh, arranged by the Danish Free Press Society, November 2014
  • Speaks at ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’ in Washington DC via Skype, February 2015
  • Speaks at a debate with Geert Wilders at Folkemödet, June 2015
  • Speaks at Mosbjerg Folkefest, Denmark, alongside Paul Weston, July 2015
  • Together with Ingrid Carlqvist, speaks at demonstration in Copenhagen arranged by For Frihed, the Danish Pegida, 6 February 2016
  • Was fined 10,000 Danish crowns for revealing the name of his presumed attacker in 2013, March 2016
  • Speaks at CPAC together with Paul Weston, Liberty GB, 3 March 2016
  • Together with Paul Weston speaks at a meeting in Toronto arranged by JDL, 10 March 2016
  • Speaks at a conference in Oslo, Norway arranged by SIAN, together with Hans Erling Jensen, on 21 May 2016
  • Joins Nye Borgerlige, a new-founded, right-wing party (they feel that the Danish Peoples Party have let down their voters and become too liberal when it comes to immigration issues), May 2016
  • Speaker, Folkets Fest For Frihed/Peoples Party for Freedom/(former Mosbjerg Folkefest) along side with among others Edwin Wagensveld, Tatjana Festerling, July 2016
  • Hedegaard shared a video of an interview with the anti-Muslim Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu on Facebook, in which Wirathy compares Muslims to fish which “breed[s] rapidly, [has] violent behaviour and eat [sic] its own kind and other fishes”, in September 2017
  • Hedegaard, commenting on the video in reference to the Rohingya crisis, added:

“Hundreds of thousands of Muslim people are being displaced and subjected to atrocities and western leaders condemn it of course.That’s all we’ll know. What’s the background? I’ve been looking at the net, but I can’t find any other explanation than the Burmese are bad people. Is there nothing else to say? There seems to be two sides to the conflict in Myanmar.”

Author

Mohammed’s girls: Violence, Murder and Rape in the house of Islam (2014).

Fragments of Denmark’s History 2010-2031 (2017)

Co-author:

In the House of war: Islam’s Colonisation of the West (Hovedland, 2003)

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David Horowitz

David Horowitz was a former New Left radical but is now a leading American conservative commentator. He is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), a prominent think tank that helps fund and co-ordinate counter-jihad activities, including financing Jihad Watch. He is probably the most important public funder of the international counter-jihad movement.

The DHFC, founded in 1988, claims to combat “the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror”. He has asserted that Islamic extremists have infiltrated the American school system.

Horowitz has courted controversy by labelling Middle Eastern Muslims as “Islamic Nazis” who “want to kill Jews, that’s their agenda”. His views have led him to create an annual Islamofascism Awareness Week (IFAW), which has taken place on hundreds of university and college campuses across the United States since 2007 (Stephen Miller, now White House senior policy advisor, was the project’s co-founder, national campus coordinator and president while a student at Duke University).

The DHFC also has two online magazines, FrontPage Magazine (FPM) and Jihad Watch, which hosts articles from a wide range of writers pushing their conspiratorial Islamophobic agenda.

Activity

  • Ran the NewsRealBlog, 2009-2011
  • Co-sponsored Atlas Shrugs fringe meeting addressed by Geert Wilders at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., 27 February 2009
  • Horowitz organised a fundraiser dinner for Geert Wilders in the USA in 2009
  • Cited together with the DHFC in Anders Breivik’s manifesto
  • Spoke at CPAC, February 2011
  • Paid for ‘Islamic Apartheid Week’ advertisements to be published in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper, March 2013
  • Addressed Young America’s Foundation conference at the Reagan Ranch Center on 4 December 2013 in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jeff Sessions, now Attorney General in the Trump Administration, received the DHFC Annie Taylor Award for Courage in 2014 and has described Horowitz as “the most brilliant individual”
  • Spoke at University of South California (USC), hosted by the USC College Republicans, on 22 March 2016
  • David Horowitz Freedom Center hung posters at UC Irvine, University of California accusing members of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with providing “a campus front for Hamas terrorists and […] supporting the Hamas-sponsored, anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in America,” 6 October 2016
  • Spoke regarding his book Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America at a DHFC event in Los Angeles, California on 16 February 2017
  • Addressed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, 5 April 2017
  • The DHFC has claimed to have donated large amounts – $75,000 in 2014 and 2015 and $25,000 in 2016 – to Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom. Wilders was also honored alongside Dennis Prager and Robert Shillman at a DHFC dinner on 3 August 2017 in Newport Beach, California
  • Spoke at the Wednesday Morning Club in Los Angeles on 29 August 2017
  • Spoke at Kent State University, Ohio on 24 October 2017 hosted by Students Supporting Israel, where he described Islam as “an imperialist religion spread by the sword”
  • On 11 November 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos was awarded the Annie Taylor Award For Bravery presented at the David Horowitz Restoration Weekend, an important counter-jihad gathering in Palm Beach Florida
  • Spoke at the Young America’s Foundation High School Conference, March 2018

Author

  • Student: The Political Activities of the Berkeley Students (Ballantine, 1962)
  • The Free World Colossus, (Hill & Wang, 1965)
  • Shakespeare: An Existential View, (Hill & Wang, 1965)
  • Foreign Policy in the Cold War, Harmondsworth, (Penguin, 1968)
  • Empire and Revolution: A Radical Interpretation of Contemporary History, (Random House, 1969)
  • The Fate of Midas and Other Essays, (Ramparts Press, 1973)
  • The First Frontier: The Indian Wars and America’s Origins, 1607-1776, (Simon & Schuster, 1978)
  • Destructive Generation, Second Thoughts About the ’60s, (Summit, 1989)
  • Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey, (Free Press, 1997)
  • The Politics of Bad Faith: The Radical Assault On America’s Future, (Free Press, 1998)
  • Sex, Lies & Vast Conspiracies, (Second Thoughts Books, 1998)
  • Hating Whitey: And Other Progressive Causes, (Spence, 1999)
  • The Art of Political War And Other Radical Pursuits, (Spence, 2000)
  • How to Beat the Democrats and Other Subversive Ideas, (Spence, 2002)
  • Uncivil Wars: The Controversy Over Reparations for Slavery, (Encounter, 2002)
  • Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey, (Spence, 2003)
  • Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left, (Regnery, 2004)
  • The End of Time, (Encounter, 2005)
  • The Professors: 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, (Regnery, 2006)
  • The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and the Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party, (Nelson Current, 2006)
  • Indoctrination U.: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom, (Encounter, 2007)
  • One Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America’s Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy, (Crown Forum, 2009)
  • A Cracking of the Heart, (Regnery, 2009)
  • Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign For an Academic Bill of Rights, (Regnery, 2010)
  • A Point In Time, (Regnery, 2011)
  • The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future, (Crown Forum, 2012)
  • Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion, (Regnery, 2012)
  • The Black Book of the American Left (Nine volume series, published 2013 – 2018)
  • Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left, (Regnery, 2014)
  • You’re Going To Be Dead One Day, (Regnery Publ., 2015)
  • Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, (Humanix, 2017)

Co-author:

  • The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty, Holt, (Rinehart and Wilson, 1976)
  • The Year-Long Day: An American Dynasty, American edition of “The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty,” (Newsweek Books, 1977)
  • The Kennedys: An American Drama, (Summit Books, 1984)
  • The Fords: An American Epic, (Summit Books, 1987)
  • Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the Sixties, (Summit Books, 1989)
  • Deconstructing the Left: From Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, (Second Thoughts Books, 1991)
  • The Roosevelts: An American Saga, (Simon and Schuster, 1994)
  • The Anti Chomsky Reader, (Encounter, 2004)
  • Party of Defeat, (Spence, 2008)

One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America’s Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy, (Crown Forum, 2009)

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Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson)

Counter-jihadists together: Tommy Robinson (Stephen Lennon), Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller

Stephen Lennon is the most high profile figure on the UK counter-jihad scene. In June 2009 he co-founded the English Defence League (EDL), building it into the premier street protest group within Europe before the emergence of Pegida. His central role in the expansion of the EDL has seen him lauded and emulated by counter-jihad activists across Europe and North America, with copy-cat ‘Defence Leagues’ emerging overseas with varied success.

In 2011 Lennon announced a pact between the EDL and the British Freedom Party, a counter-jihad group led by Paul Weston (who later went on to lead Liberty GB, and has now joined the far-right For Britain in the UK). Lennon became joint vice-chairman with his cousin Kevin Carroll and the idea was to target local elections. However, he soon split away to refocus his efforts solely on the EDL.

Lennon has a chequered past that involves a period in the far-right British National Party (2004) and a series of spells in prison. In 2013 he was jailed for 10 months after entering America on someone else’s passport for the launch of Stop Islamization of Nations. He received $10,000 from Pam Geller to help his family while in prison. He was again imprisoned, this time for 18 months, for his part in a £180,000 mortgage fraud.

In October 2013, Lennon announced that he and Kevin Carroll had left the EDL. The announcement came at a press conference held by counter extremism think tank, Quilliam. For a period after his exit he seemed to be de-radicalising, even apologising for some of his blanket statements about Muslims and accepting that the EDL was “part of the problem”. He claimed that in the future he intended to tackle extremism on all fronts, including the far right.

His withdrawal from anti-Muslim activism proved short lived and in the summer of 2014 he began ratcheting up his anti-Muslim rhetoric on Twitter. By the following spring he addressed the launch of Victims of Islamic Cultural Extremism (VOICE) and planned to become co-leader of Sharia Watch UK with Anne Marie Waters. However, the fall out from an intended Muhammad cartoons competition and another few days in prison meant Lennon abandoned his plans.

In October 2015 Lennon spoke at Pegida rallies in the Netherlands and Germany. In Utrecht, he addressed a Pegida rally where he declared that he was “proud” to have set up the EDL and described EDL activists as “brave and fearless”.

The following month he attended an anti-Muslim rally in the Czech Republic that was addressed by the country’s President, in the company of the Pegida leadership. The following day, it was announced on social media that he was going to launch Pegida UK in January 2016, with himself as leader.

On 6 February 2016 Lennon relaunched Pegida UK in Birmingham, but just 200 people turned up. They returned to Birmingham in April with even fewer people.

Lennon began to work with the far-right Canadian media outlet, Rebel Media, in February 2017, gaining greater attention after filming from a scene after the Westminster terror attack on 22 March 2017. Lennon became a full-time contributor to the media outlet as part of his conscious shift to social media activism over street activism.

However in February 2018 Lennon left Rebel to focus on an independent media career, and has since collaborated with Alternative Right YouTube commentators Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone, as well as Generation Identity leader Martin Sellner.

Although images have surfaced of him associating with the leaders of the anti-Muslim street movement Britain First, and he continues to attend occasional rallies. On 18 March 2018 he addressed a crowd of around 1,000 at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, to deliver a speech written by Sellner after he was barred from entering the UK.

Activity

  • Spoke at the European Counter Jihad rally re-launch of the European Defence League in Århus, Denmark on 31 March 2012
  • Spoke at the International Conference for Free Speech and Human Rights, sponsored by the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) in Brussels on 9 July 2012
  • Spoke at the Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) ‘First Worldwide Counter-Jihad’ demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden on 4 August 2012 alongside speakers from Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE), the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Defence Leagues and the Q Society
  • Spoke at the Oxford Union on 27 November 2014
  • Spoke at a press conference on 30 January 2016 held by Identity Ireland on their announcement of the launch of the Irish branch of Pegida
  • Took over the ‘Gays Against Sharia’ demonstration organised by Tommy Cook (aka Tommy English) in Manchester on 11 June 2017, rebranding it as ‘UK Against Hate’. Appeared alongside his cousin and former EDL deputy leader Kevin Carroll and anti-Muslim activists Jack Buckby and Anne Marie-Waters.
  • Spoke at Columbia University, New York via Skype on ‘The Fall of Europe: Mass Immigration’ on 10 October 2017 at the invitation of the university’s College Republican club
  • Lennon launched his new book Mohammed’s Koran (co-authored with Peter McLoughlin) in Manchester with an estimated crowd of 1000 people, on 3 November 2017
  • In November 2017 he also hosted Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann in the UK. He then travelled to Dresden to attend a Pegida anniversary demonstration.
  • Also in November 2017, he attended a demonstration in Poland on which signs were seen that read “Pray for Islamic Holocaust”.
  • In February 2018 he formally left Rebel Media
  • On 18 March 2018 he addressed a crowd of around 1,000 at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, to deliver a speech written by Sellner after he was barred from entering the UK.

Author

Tommy Robinson: Enemy of the State (The Press News Ltd, 2015)

Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam (Published by Peter McLoughlin, 2017)

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Jean–Michel Clément (aka Alain Wagner)

Jean-Michel Clément, also known as Alain Wagner, has been linked to numerous large counter-jihad groups over the years, including founding L’Alliance and Vérité, Valeurs et Démocratie and leading Union de Défense des Citoyens et Contribuables.

In 2012 he become the leader of the International Civil Liberties Alliance and so became one of the most important figures in the European counter-jihadist scene. Previously, he was heavily involved with the European Freedom Initiative.

In the same year, Clément spoke at the Defence Leagues rally in Aarhus, Denmark, alongside EDL founder Stephen Lennon. Six months later, he organised a demonstration in Paris in support of Lennon, who had just been imprisoned after entering the US on a false passport.

In a 2013 speech in Paris, Clément said: “It is impossible to separate radical Islam from Islam because radical Islam derives all of its substance from Islamic doctrine.”

Activity
  • Founder, L’Alliance FFL (Alliance to Stop Sharia), since 2010
  • Founder and leader, Vérité, Valeurs et Démocratie (VV&D), since 2009
  • Leader, Union de Défense des Citoyens et Contribuables (UDCC)
  • Chairman, International Civil Liberties Alliance since 2012
  • Posts for Riposte Laique, French website at root of far-right controversies
  • Addresses European Freedom Initiative (EFI) rally in Amsterdam on 30 October 2010
  • ICLA publishes interview with Alain Wagner (Gandalf2), April 2011
  • With UDCC organises Charlie Hebdo cartoon protest in Paris with a dozen supporters of Riposte Laique and Résistance Républicaine, November 2011
  • Holds conference with Vérité Valeurs et Démocratie, in Paris, March 2011
  • Addresses European Counter Jihad rally re-launch of the European Defence League in Århus, Denmark, on 31 March 2012
  • Becomes chair of ICLA, hosting Brussels conference on Free Speech and Human Rights (Brussels Process) in European Parliament, July 2012
  • Attends OSCE meeting with ICLA in Warsaw, October 2012
  • Announces plans to protest in front of British Embassy in Paris in defence of Stephen Lennon, November 2012
  • Keynote Speech at UPJF’s colloquium on radical Islam in Paris, on 9 June 2013
  • Participant in Counter Jihad conference in Warsaw, September 2013
  • Participant at OSCE’s Human Dimension and Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw, October 2013
  • Prominent role in march against Islamisation of France, organised by Pierre Cassens, from Riposte Laïque and Christine Tasin from Résistance Républicaine, December 2013
  • Speaker at Mosbjerg Folkefest, Denmark, alongside Lars Hedegaard, on 5 July 2014
  • Demands jihad to be recognised as crime against humanity with ICLA at OSCE working session 13, September/early October 2014
  • Hosts ICLA Press Conference for launch of ‘This is Not My Allah’ campaign with Rabia Kazan, New York, October 2014
  • In both 2015 and 2016 he attended OSCE conferences.
  • He attended the Desislamiser L’Europe conference in Beziers, France, March 2017.

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Debbie Robinson

Debbie Robinson is the most significant figure on the counter-jihad scene in the southern hemisphere and is increasingly playing an important role on the world stage.

She is President of Q Society of Australia and is the country’s most established and high profile counter-jihadist. She is closely connected to leading counter-jihadist figures across the globe and has helped bring Geert Wilders, Robert Spencer and Gavin Boby to Australia.

She attended the inaugural meeting of the Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) meeting in New York, in September 2012 and is a member of the SION Board.

Robinson recently told an Australian news outlet that Islam was “a dangerous ideology that’s definitely not compatible with western culture and society.”

Robinson is also President of the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA), an anti-Muslim party that was formed with Geert Wilders in Perth, in October 2015. The ALA contested elections in 2016, achieving 0.74% of the primary vote (102,982 votes) in the Senate and 0.19% of the primary vote (25,337 votes) in the House of Representatives, gaining representation in neither. Robinson herself stood as a Senate candidate in Western Australia.

In September 2016 she wrote a letter declaring that the party operation would be placed on hold for a period of 12-18 months due to lack of funds and time. In April 2017 she announced the ALA’s plans to run a 2018 election campaign in Victoria, as well as 2019’s federal election campaign.

Robinson is also the director of fundraising company Skipngirl Productions, which has registered ‘72 Virgins’ and ‘Hal and Al’s’ as business names. Skipngirl sells ‘Hal & Al’s 72 Virgins’, which is described as “a very drinkable Australian sparkling wine” from the Barossa Valley. The label boasts: “Consumption of this fine Australian wine may prevent you from entering the Islamic Paradise. However, both the Jewish and Christian paradises remain open as alternative (sic).”

Activity
  • Joined the SION Presidents Council at its inception at the 2012 SION First Annual Global Counter Jihad Rally in Stockholm
  • Spoke at the March 2014 ‘1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia’, hosted by SION. Robinson’s Q Society, along with anti-halal campaigner Kirralie Smith, was sued for defamation following the event. This came after two videos from the symposium were alleged by Mohamed El-Mouelhy, director of the Halal Certification Authority, to suggest he was “promoting a global push for Islamisation calculated to destroy Australian values of freedom and tolerance”. In February 2017 Smith and the Q Society settled the action by publicly apologising.
  • Produced the documentary ‘Halal Certification – The Unpalatable Facts’ in conjunction with the Q Society and Halal Choices (an organisation run by Kirralie Smith) released online on 23 June 2017.

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Robert Spencer

American blogger and author, Robert Spencer is a principal leader of the international counter-jihad movement. He has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the US Army Command and General Staff College, the FBI, the US intelligence community and others.

Spencer is the founder of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), which was cited 162 times in Anders Breivik’s manifesto. With Pamela Geller, Spencer is co-founder of the America Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). Geller and Spencer share a common conspiratorial belief in a ‘stealth jihad’ being waged against the United States, with the aim of subjecting America to Islamic law.

He has popularised his views via a series of controversial but best-selling books such as Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), and Did Muhammad Exist?

Spencer has stated that “traditional Islam contains violent and supremacist elements”, and that “its various schools unanimously teach warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers.”

He also voiced his support for the English Defence League (EDL), saying: “The EDL is standing up to violent thugs from both the Left and the increasingly assertive Islamic communities in Britain, and they deserve the support of all free people.”

Activity

  • Co-founder and Vice President, Stop Islamization of Nations (SION), since 2012
  • Associate Director, Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), since 2010
  • Co-founder and Vice President, American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), since 2010
  • Founder and Director, Jihad Watch, since 2003
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Advisory Council member, The Intelligence Summit
  • Advisory Board member, Christians and Jews United for Israel (CJUI)
  • Columnist, FrontPage Magazine (FPM) and PJ Media
  • Former columnist, Human Events
  • Board member, Q Society of Australia
  • Former Advisory Board member, American Congress for Truth (ACT)
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) ‘The Next Moves of Radical Islam’ panel in Santa Barbara, California in 2007
  • Addressed inaugural counter-jihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007
  • Spoke at ‘Identity Crisis: Can European Civilization Survive’, an international conference arranged by the European Freedom Alliance (sister organisation of American Freedom Alliance) in conjunction with European University of Rome and Lepanto Foundation on 13-14 March 2008 in Rome, Italy. Other notable speakers at the conference were Bat Ye’or, Daniel Pipes, Bruce Bawe, and Douglas Murray.
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research (ACPR) ‘Facing Jihad’ conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008
  • Co-sponsored the Atlas Shrugs fringe meeting addressed by Geert Wilders (of far-right Dutch Party for Freedom) at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. on 27 February 2009
  • Addressed Pro-Köln Stop Islamisation Conference in Cologne on 9 May 2009
  • Addressed Danish Free Press Society meeting in Copenhagen on 12 May 2009
  • Addressed Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE) rally in Berlin on 3 October 2009
  • Addressed International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference in Washington DC on 27 October 2009
  • Has endorsed the English Defence League (Jihad Watch, 21 March 2010)
  • Addressed Sweden Democrats (SD) ‘Islam and the Jihad Against Europe’ seminar in Visby, Sweden on 5 July 2010
  • Took part in panel on ‘Should Western Democracies Build Barriers to Sharia Law’, American Freedom Alliance, on December 12, 2010 together with Douglas Murray, Christine Brim and David Yerushalmi
  • Spoke at ‘Fostering Chaos: The Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Western Enablers’, hosted by the American Freedom Alliance on April 10 2011 with Stephen Coughlin
  • Addressed Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE) ‘Big Islam – Critical’ weekend rally in Stuttgart on 3-5 June 2011
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom’ conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011
  • Attended the First Annual Global Counter Jihad Rally in Stockholm in 2012 as SIOA associate director alongside representatives from SION, Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) and the EDL
  • Addressed Breitbart News-sponsored ‘Uninvited’ panel on 16 March 2013 after being turned away from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
  • Spoke at Europe’s Last Stand, an international conference arranged by American Freedom Alliance (AFA) on 9-10 June 2013. Other speakers included Geert Wilders, Daniel Pipes, Bat Ye’or and Stephen Coughlin
  • Addressed Q Society-sponsored ‘1st International Symposium on Liberty and Islam’ in Melbourne, Australia on 7-10 March 2014
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center sponsored Restoration Weekend in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center sponsored ‘Wednesday Morning Club’ event on 14 April 2015
  • Attended Young America’s Foundation’s New England Freedom Conference on 28 March 2015 alongside U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
  • Featured as a guest multiple times on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio
  • Appeared on ‘The 700 Club’ with Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson on 2 September 2015 to discuss book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS
  • Spencer spoke at an ACT for America meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the national security implications of the Syrian refugee crisis, on 18 December 2015
  • Attended The National Conservative Student conference organised by Young America’s Foundation, 28 July 2016
  • Addressed the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Wednesday Morning Club, discussing the Islamic Republic of Iran and its war against the United States, 2 August 2016
  • On Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show on 10 August 2016, Spencer and Msgr. Stuart Swetland, President of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, engaged in a discussion over whether Islam is a religion of peace or of violence
  • Addressed the AFA conference in Los Angeles on ‘Can Islam Coexist with the West?’ on 21 August 2016. Pamela Geller, Co-founder, President and Executive Director of the AFDI, introduced him
  • Spoke in Ellisville, Missouri, on the Obama administration’s denial of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat on 26 August 2016. The event was sponsored by Concerned Women for America
  • Spoke at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Restoration Weekend at The Breakers in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the ongoing Islamic efforts to compel the U.S. and the West to curtail the freedom of speech, 12 November 2016
  • Spoke at Truman State University on 13 April 2017, hosted by the school’s College Republicans (though with the suggestion of Spencer coming from the Young America’s Foundation and with their additional funding)
  • Spoke at the University of Buffalo on 1 May 2017 and Gettysburg College on 3 May 2017, both hosted by Young Americans for Freedom
  • Spoke alongside Christine Williams of Jihad Watch at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland on 11 May 2017, hosted by Vakur, an Icelandic ‘Society for European Culture’. Following his speech Spencer reported that he was poisoned by someone claiming to be a fan in a local restaurant. The medical report from the Icelandic National Hospital indicated he had been given a mixture of MDMA and amphetamine.
  • On 18 November 2017 Spencer attended David Horowitz Restoration Weekend in Florida
  • Spoken multiple times at the Reagan Ranch conferences organized by Young America’s Foundation, the most recent at time of writing being June 2018.
  • Spoke at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Wednesday Morning Club in Los Angeles on 13 September 2018
  • Spoke via video-call to the inaugural party conference of For Britain, an anti-Muslim party started by Anne Marie Waters, on 23 September 2018

Author:

Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery Publishing, 2003)

Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World’s Fastest-Growing Faith (Encounter Books, 2003)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing, 2005)

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus Books, 2005)

The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (Regnery Publishing, 2007)

Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs (Regnery Publishing, 2008)

A Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t (Regnery Publishing, 2007)

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (Regnery Publishing, 2009)

Islam: Religion of Bigots (The David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2013)

Not Peace but a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers, 2013)

Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In (Regnery Publishing, 2014)

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS (Regnery Publishing, 2015)

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran (Regnery Publishing, 2016)

Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam’s Obscure Origins (Bombardier Books, 2017)

Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books, 2017)

Everything Used to Work (Broken River Books, 2017)

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) (Regnery Publishing, 2017)

The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to Isis (Bombardier Books, 2018)

Co-author

Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics (Ascension, 2003)

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

Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2011)

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Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders talks at a press conference June 14 2009.

Geert Wilders is founder and leader of the People’s Party for Freedom (PVV), one of the largest parties in the Netherlands.

Wilders is the most successful counter-jihadist politician in the world. His party had a ‘supporting arrangement’ with the current Dutch minority government but withdrew its support in April 2012.

His prominence in Dutch politics has secured his position as the main counter-jihad standard bearer across Europe and he is feted by campaigning organisations in North America. Wilders has received considerable funding from the US-based David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Wilders’ extreme views are very controversial and have caused widespread offence. He has called Islam the “ideology of a retarded culture” and compared the Quran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, labelling it the “fascist Quran”. Despite claiming to be a champion of free speech he has called for the Quran to be banned.

In addition, he has called for the rewriting of the Dutch constitution to halt all immigration from Muslim countries; to push paid repatriation of Muslim immigrants; and Muslim ‘criminals’ to be stripped of Dutch citizenship and deported “back where they came from”.

In 2008 Wilders commissioned the making of the controversial film ‘Fitna’ that explored apparent Quranic-inspired acts of terrorism. The film angered Muslims worldwide and triggered an international debate on free speech. In the spring of 2009 he launched the ‘Facing Jihad World Tour’, a series of screenings of ‘Fitna’ to public officials and influential organisations around the world, including the US Senate. As part of the tour he had planned to show the film in the Palace of Westminster. Two days before the showing the-then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith banned Wilders from entering the UK, labelling him an “undesirable person” (he appealed and won and was later invited by Lord Pearson, and the film was shown in March 2010 to members of the House of Lords.)

In 2010 Wilders was charged and prosecuted for criminally insulting religious and ethnic groups and inciting hatred and discrimination. Despite the violent language and hyperbolic tone used by Wilders, he was acquitted in June 2011.

In On 18 March 2016, a second trial against Wilders began, this time accusing him of inciting ‘discrimination and hatred’ against Moroccans living in the Netherlands. He was convicted for hate speech in December 2016, but no penalty was imposed although the Dutch Public Prosecution Service had demanded a fine of €5,000.

In an interview in September 2017 he said that Islam is a “totalitarian, dangerous and violent ideology, dressed up as a religion” and wanted to ban Islam in the Netherlands.

Activity
  • Founder of the International Freedom Alliance, July 2010
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Contributed a number of articles to the Gatestone Institute
  • Advocates banning the Qu’ran in the Netherlands and has publicly compared it to Mein Kampf
  • Banned from entering the United Kingdom from February-October 2009 because of anti-Islam views
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research ‘Facing Jihad’ conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008
  • Addressed meeting in Beverly Hills, California on 4 April 2009 co-sponsored by the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHRC) and the International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Addressed Florida Security Council (FSC) ‘Free Speech’ summit in south Florida on 26 April 2009
  • Addressed private meeting organised by Lord (Malcolm) Pearson of Rannoch (then-leader of the UK Independence Party, UKIP) in the House of Lords in London on 5 March 2010 where his film ‘Fitna’ was screened
  • Addressed Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) inaugural 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on 11 September 2010
  • Addressed die Freiheit meeting/conference in Berlin on 2 October 2010
  • Addressed Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE) conference in Berlin on 3 October 2010
  • Addressed Hatikva conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on 5 December 2010
  • Spoke at an International Free Press Society (IFPS) rally in Canada on 11 May 2011, sharing a platform with Bjorn Larsen, Ezra Levant and Sam Solomon
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) conference in Nashville on 12 May 2011
  • On 23 June 2011, acquitted of all charges for hate speech
  • Spoke at rally in Berlin backing the election campaign of the far-right die Freiheit party on 3 September 2011
  • Speaker at Western Conservative Summit, Denver, 30 June 2012
  • Went on speaking tour of Australia with the Q Society, February 2013
  • Invited by the American Freedom Alliance to speak in Los Angeles in June 2013. Spoke at Europe’s Last Stand, an international conference arranged by American Freedom Alliance on 9-10 June 2013. Other speakers included Geert Wilders, Daniel Pipes, Bat Ye’or and Stephen Coughlin.
  • Speaker at a Lega Nord conference in Turin, December 2013
  • Claims “war has been declared against us” in Dutch Parliament, 4 September 2014
  • In October 2014, Wilders embarked on a US tour to promote his new group, the International Freedom Alliance (IFA), which he billed as a “network of resistance fighters in all the countries threatened by Islam” whose goal was “to spread the truth about Islam, to preserve our freedom, and stop the islamisation [sic] of our societies”.
  • He appeared on The Glasov Gang, a web show funded by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, on 10 October 2014
  • Speaker, Danish Free Press society event in the Danish Parliament Building at the 10 years memorial conference for Theo Van Gogh arranged by the Danish Free Press Society, November 2014
  • Addressed the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 20th Anniversary Restoration Weekend, November 2014
  • Joins Heinz-Christian Strache, his counterpart in the Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, FPÖ) and Henrik Ræder Clausen at the FPÖ anti-Islam conference, March 2015
  • Addressed PEGIDA marches in Dresden, April 2015
  • Visited Washington DC at the request of Congressmen Louie Gohmert and Steve King and spoke at breakfast event with the Conservative Opportunity Society before holding a press conference outside US Capitol Building, April 2015
  • Wilders was invited to an art exhibit in May 2015 presented by Stop Islamization of America in Garland, Texas that offered a large cash prize for the best drawing of Muhammad. Towards the end of the event, two gunmen opened fire outside, injuring a police officer before being shot dead by other police officers
  • Airs Muhammad Cartoons on Dutch TV, June 2015
  • Speaks in Silicon Valley under large police and security protection at the Conservative Forum, August 2015
  • Planned to speak at Sharia Watch-organised Muhammad cartoon competition in central London until it was cancelled, September 2015
  • Travelled to Perth, Australia, to launch anti-Islamic Party Australian Liberty Alliance, October 2015
  • Published an article in New York Times ‘Let the Dutch vote on Immigration Policy’, November 2015
  • While campaigning hands out a “resistance” spray to women in the town of Spijkenisse because it is dangerous “when we massively attract men from the barbarous, woman-unfriendly Islamic culture”, 23 January 2016
  • Starts writing for Breitbart, January 2016
  • Attended a meeting in Milan arranged by Europe of Nations and Freedom, January 2016
  • Gave a speech at the Freedom-colloquium in the Flemish parliament, at the invitation of Vlaams Belang, March 2016
  • Interviewed by CNN at the Republican National Convention, July 2016
  • Found guilty of incitement and encouraging discrimination, but was not given a penalty, December 2016. The case goes back to 2014, when during a rally Wilders had asked supporters if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in The Netherlands. The crowd responded by chanting “Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!”
  • Addressed a gathering with members from Europe of Nations and Freedom group in Koblenz 21 January 2017. The gathering was organised by Marine Le Pen and Frauke Petry, of Alternative for Germany (AfD); Matteo Salivini from Northern League also participated
  • Addressed American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles, 21 May 2017
  • Spoke in honour of Dr Bob Shillman at David Horowitz Center, Newport Beach, California, August 2017
  • YouTube banned Wilders’ anti-Prophet Muhammed video, October 2017
Author

Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me (Regnery Publishing, 2012)

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David Yerushalmi

David Yerushalmi is a prominent American lawyer who has arguably done more than anyone to spread the Islamophobic agenda at a local level in the United States. He is deeply involved in a plethora of significant Islamophobic organizations.

Yerushalmi drafted the ‘American Laws for American Courts’ (ALAC) legislation model in 2009, which prohibits foreign law, including Sharia law, from being considered in US state courts. However, as Daniel Mach of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) highlighted in The Huffington Post, the First Amendment already prohibits the adoption of religious law and so ALAC laws serve only to “single out Muslims as second-class citizens”.

In 2011 The New York Times named Yerushalmi as “The man behind the anti-Shariah movement”, which promotes “anti-Sharia” legislation like ALAC. According to a 2017 report by the Haas Institute, from 2010-2016, 18 such Islamophobic laws have been enacted in 12 states.

Yerushalmi is founder of the Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE) think tank; co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC); general counsel to the Center for Security Policy (CSP), and co-author of the CSP’s report Shariah: The Threat to America; he has also served as counsel for Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and to Stop the Madrassa: A Community Coalition. He also represents numerous right-wing Christian organizations.

Yerushalmi is the author of an extremely controversial article in the McAdam Report On Race, in which he opens by calling Islam “an evil religion” and “blacks … the most murderous of peoples.”

Activity

  • Founder and President, Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE), since 2006
  • Co-founder, American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), in 2011
  • General Counsel, Centre for Security Policy (CSP)
  • Has provided counsel for Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Stop the Madrassa: A Community Coalition, a New York-based, Islamophobic grassroots organisation, 2007-2009
  • Represented the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) in a case in December 2008, defending the notorious radical Christian Pastor Terry Jones (leader of the fundamentalist Dove World Outreach Center church in Gainesville, Florida, and author of Islam is of the Devil (2010); Jones publicly burnt the Quran on two occasions: 20 March 2011 and 28 April 2012)
  • Addressed the International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference in Washington DC on 27-28 October 2009
  • Took part in panel on ‘Should Western Democracies Build Barriers to Sharia Law’, American Freedom Alliance, on 12 December 2010 together with Douglas Murray, Christine Brim and Robert Spencer
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom Conference’ in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011
  • Filed a ‘friend of the court’ brief in defense of SB 1070, Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant act, on behalf of Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, February 2012
  • Gave a presentation on ‘Sharia: Threat to American Freedom’ in Cincinnati, Ohio on 28 March 2014
  • Addressed the Center for Security Policy-sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’ on 11 February 2015
  • Following Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries in 2017, Yerushalmi, alongside Robert J. Muise (also of the AFLC), filed a brief on behalf of a collection of ‘national security experts’, including AFLC advisors Andrew C. McCarthy and Frank Gaffney (also of the Center for Security Policy), and Robert J. Shillman (of the David Horowitz Freedom Center)
  • In February 2018 Muise and David Yerushalmi drafted an AFLC brief in support of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” policy
  • An October 2018 investigation into analysis of IRS forms of the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, found that the former had given money to groups including Yerushalmi’s ADLC in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Co-author

Shariah: The Threat to America – An Exercise in Competitive Analysis Report of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010)

Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)

Offensive and Defensive Lawfare: Fighting Civilization Jihad in America’s Courts (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)

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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr., founder of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), is a well-connected and influential figure among conservatives 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. In the 1980s, he was deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Nuclear Forces and Arms in the Reagan Administration.

Gaffney has been ostracized from more mainstream conservative circles and events for ceaselessly attacking people he considers Muslim sympathizers. However, he has also held events that have attracted Republican lawmakers, presidential candidates and other conservative figures.

He hosts a daily radio program, Secure Freedom Radio, where he has interviewed prominent Islamophobic, anti-immigrant and far-right figures, including the white nationalist Jared Taylor. The CSP later stated that Gaffney was not familiar with Taylor’s views and subsequently after examining them he found there was “much there with which he strongly disagrees”. CSP stated that “Had due diligence been done beforehand, such disagreements would have resulted in Mr. Taylor not being invited on the show, routine compliments to such guests not made and an offer to appear again not extended”.

Gaffney was a key figure behind the ‘Obama is a Muslim’ conspiracy theory, writing an article in The Washington Times in 2009 titled ‘America’s first Muslim president’.

In 2016 Ted Cruz, a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, appointed Gaffney to his advisory team.

Whilst he was banned from the influential Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for his conspiratorial allegations in 2011, Gaffney moderated a panel at CPAC in 2016, and also spoke at the 2018 CPAC event.

Activity

  • Host, Secure Freedom Radio
  • Former columnist, National Review Online (NRO) and The Washington Times
  • Nominated Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, in 1987
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Steering Committee member, Sharia Awareness Action Network (SAAN)
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Supporter, Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS), since 2008
  • Sponsored Geert Wilders’ address to the National Press Club in Washington DC on 27 February 2009
  • Attended International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference in Washington DC on 27-28 October 2009
  • Addressed Eagle Forum (EF) conference in St Louis, Missouri in March 2011
  • Addressed Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) annual conference in June 2011
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom’ conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 11 November 2011
  • Addressed Christians United for Israel conferences
  • Cited seven times (together with his CSP) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto
  • Spoke on panel during 2013 Values Voter Summit alongside Erick Stakelbeck (then of Christian Broadcast Network) and Nonie Darwish (founder, Arabs for Israel and Director, Former Muslims United)
  • Addressed National Security Action Summit (Uninvited II) off-site event during 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
  • Addressed Stop the Iran Nuclear deal in Washington DC on 9 Sep 2015
  • Interviewed white nationalist Jared Taylor, founder of American Renaissance, on Secure Freedom Radio, 29 September 2015
  • Appointed to Ted Cruz’s advisory team in 2016
  • Involved in the founding of Faith Leaders for America. Has stated: “The Center for Security has provided some initial administrative support and counsel to the informal Faith Leaders for America coalition, and may continue to do so if asked by the Faith Leaders.”
  • Addressed the conference ‘Islam and Western Civilization: Can they Coexist’ on 21 August 2016 in Los Angeles arranged by American Freedom Alliance. Other speakers at the conference included Nonie Darwish, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Stephen Coughlin
  • Discredited CSP data was cited in Donald Trump’s December 2015 speech in which he called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States
  • The Wall Street Journal and New York Times both reported in September 2016 that Gaffney was advising Donald Trump’s transition team, though both Gaffney and Trump spokesman Jason Miller denied this. As noted by Politico, however, in an interview following with MSNBC, Miller would not respond directly to the question of whether Gaffney had recently met with Trump
  • Spoke at the Values Voter Summit, 13-15 October 2017, hosted by the Family Research Council (FRC). Other speakers included President Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon, Brigitte Gabriel, Tony Perkins, “Jerry” Boykin, Jr., Roy Moore and Gary Bauer
  • Gaffney spoke at the influential Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2018
  • Addressed the Western Conservative Summit events, sponsored by Colorado Christian University think tank the Centennial Institute, in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Author

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration (The David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2012)

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 Analysis Report of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010)

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration (David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2012)

Executive Producer

‘Islam vs. Islamists’ documentary film DVD (ABG Films, 2007)

Host

‘The Muslim Brotherhood in America: A (video) course in 10 parts presented by Frank Gaffney’ (2012)

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Lutz Bachmann

Lutz Bachmann is the founder and chair of The German Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes (Pegida – Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the Occident) which he formed in October 2014 in Dresden, Germany.

Even though most of the international branches of the Pegida network have been unsuccessful, it has now supplanted the Defence League network as the primary international street protest network in the counter-jihad movement.

He has a long criminal record that includes numerous burglaries, dealing cocaine and driving without a licence.

After forming the movement and overseeing its rapid rise and initial success he nearly destroyed Pegida when, in early 2015, a picture emerged of him dressed as Hitler. As a result of the picture he stood down but was soon re-elected as chairman in February 2015.

Activity
  • On 23 January 2016 representatives of 14 groups linked to the Pegida network met with Tatjana Festerling and Lutz Bachmann in the Czech Republic to sign the Prague Declaration, which stated their belief that the “history of Western civilization could soon come to an end through Islam conquering Europe”. The meeting set up what they called “Fortress Europe”.
  • In 2016 Bachmann was charged and in May that year convicted of incitement of racial hatred for texts he wrote about refugees. He was fined €9,600.
  • On 13 June 2016 he set up a new political party, Freiheitlich Direktdemokratische Volkspartei.
  • In November 2017 Bachman visited Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) in the UK.
  • In March 2018 Bachman was barred from entering the UK, after he was scheduled to speak at the 18 March event organised by Lennon in Hyde Park, London.

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Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos (born Milo Hanrahan) is a British media personality based in the US, best known as the (now-former) Technology Editor of anti-Muslim American news outlet Breitbart News Network. While at Breitbart Yiannopoulos wrote numerous, inflammatory anti-Muslim articles.

Yiannopolous has built his media career around being provocative, focusing on criticising left-liberal positions on gender, race and Islam. He now runs MILO, Inc., a “talent factory and management company” aimed at “the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left”.

While Yiannopoulos’ targets are wider than just Islam, he and MILO, Inc. primarily focus on “big picture issues” such as “the evils of Islam, and the defence of Western values”.

He engages in frequent speeches at universities across the USA during which he regularly espouses anti-Muslim messages, often under the guise of a commitment to unfettered free speech. However, he has openly contradicted his own words, for example telling an audience in New Mexico that he struggled “with how freely people should be allowed to preach that particular faith [Islam] in this country.”

Yiannopoulos’ image took a bad knock in February 2017 after footage resurfaced of him appearing to endorse sexual relationships between “younger boys and older men”. In the wake of this scandal, he resigned from Breitbart, was uninvited from the influential Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and was dropped by the publisher Simon & Schuster, losing a lucrative book deal.

Activity
  • After the Orlando, Florida mass shooting in June 2016 Yiannopoulos penned an articled ‘The Left Chose Islam Over Gays. Now 100 People Are Dead or Maimed in Orlando’ before giving a talk at the site of the shooting called ‘Absolutely Haram: Islam versus Gays’
  • In October 2016 Yiannopoulos appeared at a pro-Trump art exhibition held by Lucian Wintrich of The Gateway Pundit. Yiannopoulos’ performance art involved bathing in a bath of pigs blood as a “tribute to the suffering of those who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal aliens and Islamic terrorists”
  • Yiannopoulos was awarded the Annie Taylor Award For Bravery presented at the David Horowitz Restoration Weekend, a counterjihad gathering in Palm Beach Florida on 11 November 2016
  • On 11 November 2016 he stated he would ban Glasgow University’s Muslim Student Association if he was elected its rector
  • In May 2017 Yiannopoulos co-organised a protest with Pamela Geller demanding that Muslim political activist Linda Sarsour be ‘disinvited’ from speaking at the City University of New York
  • On 17 July 2017 the David Horowitz Freedom Center hosted a book launch for Yiannopoulos’ book Dangerous. At the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, Yiannopoulos was introduced by Horowitz himself, who stated: “Milo was put on this planet to teach conservatives that fear is the enemy of freedom, and that mockery and flippancy are Kryptonite to the left”
  • On 24 September 2017 Yiannopoulos held a failed ‘Free Speech Week’ event at UC Berkeley, University of California at which Pamela Geller spoke
  • On 18 November 2017 he addressed David Horowitz Restoration Weekend, saying that “the entire Millennial Generation” was lost to political correctness but that the “younger generation is up for grabs. My fans start at thirteen years old”.

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Daniel Pipes

Pipes is an influential figure in the American ‘counter-jihad’ milieu, considered by some to be a more “mainstream” and “respectable” figure. He is a historian and neo-conservative political commentator.

  • Founder and President, Middle East Forum (MEF), since 1990
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Advisory Board Member, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Former columnist, National Review and The Jerusalem Post
  • Prominent activist, Stop the Madrassa Community Coalition, a New York-based, anti-Islamic grassroots organisation, 2007- 2009
  • Attended Scandinavia ‘counter-jihad’ summit in Copenhagen on 14 April 2007
  • Received Danish Free Press Society 2007 Sappho Award
  • Addressed Ariel Center for Policy Research (ACPR) Facing Jihad conference in Jerusalem on 14 December 2008
  • Attended launch of Die Freiheit (Freedom) in Berlin on 28 October 2010.
  • Cited 18 times (together with the MEF) in Anders Breivik’s manifesto
  • Addressed International Free Press Society-sponsored event in Copenhagen to honor murdered filmmaker Theo Van Gogh on 2 November 2015
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored Texas Retreat on 18 June 2015
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored Restoration Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina on 5-8 November 2015
  • Spoke at the Dangerous Words 250 conference in Stockholm on October 1st 2016. The event was co-organised by Jan Sjunnesson and the Free Speech Society with support from the Middle East Forum
  • In August 2017 he appeared on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio show and on Rebel Media in September 2017
  • Spoke on a Heritage Foundation panel on in Washington D.C., 11 January 2018
  • Spoke on a panel hosted by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) on 7 February 2018
  • Wrote the foreword for Anne Marie Waters’ (Leader of the far-right For Britain Movement) book Beyond Terror: Islam’s Slow Erosion of Western Democracy, released 21 June 2018
  • Pipes was due to join the Rebel Media cruise for supporters in June 2019, however, the cruise was cancelled in September 2018

Author:

Slave Soldiers and Islam: The Genesis of a Military System (Yale University Press, 1981)
In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (Basic Books, 1983)
The Long Shadow: Culture and Politics in the Middle East (Transaction Publishers, 1989)
The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West (Birch Lane, 1990)
Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition (Oxford University Press, 1990)
Damascus Courts the West (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1991)
Sandstorm: Middle East Conflicts and America (UPA, 1993)
Syria Beyond the Peace Process (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1996)
Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy (St Martin’s Press 1996)
Conspiracy: Where the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From (Free Press, 1997)
Militant Islam Reaches America (w. w. Norton, 2003)
Miniatures: Views of Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics (Transaction Publishers, 2003)
Lion’s Den: A Western View of Islam and the Middle East (Edition Critic, 2012)
Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam (Transaction Publishers, 2015)