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People

Dr Andrew G. Bostom

William G. ‘Jerry’ Boykin

Rebecca Bynum

Ann Corcoran

Stephen C. Coughlin

Nonie Darwish

Dr Rachel Ehrenfeld

Steven A. Emerson

Hugh Fitzgerald

Chris Gaubatz

Daniel Greenfield

John Guandolo

Christopher Holton

Christopher Hull

Raymond Ibrahim

Charles Jacobs

James Lafferty

Mark R. Levin

Clare M. Lopez

Ryan Mauro

Martin Mawyer

Andrew C. McCarthy

Robert J. Muise

Nidra Poller

Ben Shapiro

Dr Robert J. Shillman

Walid Shoebat (pseudonym)

Erick Stakelbeck

Dr Wafa Sultan (aka Alsultana Wafa)

Tom A. Trento

Dr Serge (aka Srdja) Trifkovis

Lt Col. Allen B. West

Diana West

 


PEOPLE

Dr Andrew G. Bostom

Bostom is a US-based author. He maintains his own blog, and has written for outlets such as Breitbart News Network.

  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Addressed inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007
  • Addressed CounterJihad conference in Vienna on 11-12 May 2008
  • Co-sponsored Atlas Shrugs fringe meeting addressed by Geert Wilders (leader, Dutch Party for Freedom) at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., 27 February 2009
  • Addressed Danish Free Press Society/Islam-Critical Network conference on The Fate of Infidels in Muslim-dominated Societies, Copenhagen, 26 September 2009
  • Addressed International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference in Washington D.C., 27 October 2009
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom’ conference in Nashville, Tennessee, 11 November 2011
  • Featured on panel ‘Rise of Radical Islam’ with Fox News’ Sean Hannity along with Pamela Geller, Ryan Mauro, and Brigitte Gabriel, 12 January 2015
  • Spoke at the Education Policy Conference, St. Louis, MO ‘Islam and the ‘Sexual Ethics’ of Jihad Slavery’, 29 January 2016
  • At the American Freedom Alliance conference in Los Angeles, ‘Islam and Western Civilization: Can They Co-Exist?’, Los Angeles, 21 August 2016
  • In an article on PJ Media published on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11 in 2018, Bostom wrote in praise of Raymond Ibrahim and Victor Hanson’s August 2018 book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

Author:

Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism (Prometheus Books, 2012)
The Mufti’s Islamic Jew-Hatred: What the Nazis Learned from the ‘Muslim Pope’ (Bravura Books, 2013)
Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran (2014)

Editor:

The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims (Prometheus Books, 2005)
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History (Prometheus Books, 2008)

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William G. ‘Jerry’ Boykin

A former lieutenant general in the US military whose viewpoints have made him a controversial figure for many years, Boykin is Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council.

During his time in the military, Boykin viewed the ‘War on Terror’ as a religious conflict.

He has become known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, going as far as saying Islam should not be protected under the first amendment. At ‘The Awakening’ conference on 5 March 2016 he said that the first transgender man that walks into his daughter’s bathroom won’t have to worry about sex-change surgery.

  • Executive Vice President, Family Research Council
  • Former Delta Commander, 1978-1993
  • Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, 2002- 2007
  • Co-founder, Kingdom Warriors
  • In 2010, Boykin was one of two “team leaders” of Team B II which released a report Shariah: The threat to America. An exercise in competitive analysis, published by the Center for Security Policy
  • Provided training seminar to the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training in Oklahoma City, 1 November 2013
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored ‘Restoration Weekend’ in Palm Beach, Florida, 13-16 November 2014
  • Addressed Center for Security Policy (CSP) sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’ panel, 11 February 2015
  • Moderated panel titled ‘The Islamic Threat – Women who Know the Truth – the Latest to Make [the Southern Poverty Law Center’s] Hate List’ during the 2015 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., 26 September 2015
  • Addressed Freedom Federation’s conference ‘The Awakening 2016’, 5 March 2016
  • Spoke at the Fourth Annual Colorado Oath Keepers Rally and Summit in Canon City, Colorado, 17 April 2016
  • National Security and Foreign Policy advisor to Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign
  • Spoke at ‘Breaking the Silence’ conference in Colorado Springs, 21-24 August 2016 (Church For All Nations)
  • Along with 88 other retired US generals and admirals, he endorsed Donald Trump, 6 September 2016
  • 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, Frank Gaffney, Brigitte Gabriel, Tony Perkins, Roy Moore, and Gary Bauer
  • Spoke at the Illinois Family Institute event ‘Soldiers of the Cross’ in February 2018
  • Spoke at the Watchmen on the Wall conference on 25 May 2018, organised by the Family Research Council

  • Co-author:
    Danger Close: A Novel (Fidelis, 2010)
    Kiloton Threat: A Novel (B&H Books, 2011)
    Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom (Faithwords, 2011)
    The Coalition: A Novel (with Kamal Saleem) (Free Press, 2014)
    The Warrior Soul: Five Powerful Principles to Make You a Stronger Man of God (Charisma House, 2015)
    The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)

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Rebecca Bynum

Bynum is an author, speaker and associate of a number of Islamophobic organizations.

  • Secretary, World Encounter Institute
  • Former Board of Directors member, Jihad Watch
  • Publisher and Managing Editor of the New English Review (NER)
  • Secretary with American Mideast Coalition for Democracy
  • Addressed inaugural Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) meeting, 25 September 2009
  • Addressed ACT for America meeting on why ‘Islam is not a Religion’, Memphis, Tennessee, 18 October 2011
  • Spoke at an AFDI protest rally organised by The United West with Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, June 2013
  • Served as assistant to Walid Phares, then Foreign Policy Advisor to Trump, 2016

Author:

Allah is Dead: Why Islam is not a Religion (New English Review Press, 2011)
The Real Nature of Religion (New English Review Press, 2014)

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Ann Corcoran

Ann Corcoran is a Maryland-based anti-refugee activist and blogger. Despite having no formal experience in refugee policy, Corcoran is considered (among the hard right) as an expert on resettlement and immigration programs.

She has travelled the U.S. encouraging local conservative activists to become ‘pockets of resistance’ to oppose Muslim refugees and immigrants.

In November 2015 Corcoran appeared on Red Ice Radio, a central platform of the white nationalist alt-right.

  • Editor, Refugee Resettlement Watch
  • Contributor, Summer 2012 issue of white nationalist quarterly journal, The Social Contract
  • Addressed Center for Security Policy-sponsored South Carolina National Security Action Summit in West Columbia, South Carolina, 14 March 2015
  • Addressed Center for Security Policy-sponsored Iowa National Security Action Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, 16 May 2015
  • Advisor, ACT for America’s ‘Refugee Resettlement Working Group’
  • Addressed ACT for America national conference and legislative briefing in Washington D.C., 8-9 September 2015.
  • Appeared on Red Ice Radio, a central platform of the white nationalist alt-right, November 2015
  • She told The Daily Beast, in response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, that “the Buddhists get it”, November 2017
  • In July 2018 Refugee Resettlement Watch celebrated its 11th anniversary

Author:

Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America (Center for Security Policy 2015)

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Stephen C. Coughlin

A former intelligence officer and ‘expert’ on national security, Islamic law, and terrorism, Coughlin provides expertise on “doctrinal drivers of jihad” and its effects on US national security.

Coughlin has worked closely with Frank Gaffney (CSP). He has been praised on social media by General Mike Flynn, who served as National Security Advisor to Donald Trump in early 2017.

  • Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy
  • Former consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Former Lincoln Fellow, The Claremont Institute, 2011
  • Visiting Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center (ISAC)
  • Former FBI counter-terrorism trainer
  • Addressed the National Security Action Summit in Washington, D.C., 6 March 2014
  • As reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Coughlin was praised on social media by General Mike Flynn in January 2016
  • Addressed the ACT for America ‘National Conference and Legislative Briefing: Taking Back America’s Security’, Washington, D.C., September 2016
  • Spoke at the ACT for America National Conference, 4 September 2018

Author:

Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)

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Nonie Darwish

Egyptian-born, US-based exile and former Muslim turned Coptic Christian convert.

  • Founder and President, Arabs for Israel, February 2004
  • Co-founder and Director, Former Muslims United (now dormant), September 2009
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy
  • Signatory to the St. Petersburg Declaration, which opposed “political Islam”, 5 April 2007
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2007 Speaker of the Truth Award
  • Addressed Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) No 9/11 Mosque at Ground Zero rally, New York, 6 June 2010
  • Has appeared on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio
  • Spoke on panel during 2013 Values Voter Summit alongside Erick Stakelbeck (then of Christian Broadcast Network) and Frank Gaffney (President, Center for Security Policy)
  • Spoke to the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley, June 2014
  • Attended Center for Security Policy (CSP) sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’, 11 February 2015
  • Spoke at a forum entitled ‘Defending Against Radical Islamic Terrorism in Texas’ on 26 January 2017 at the Texas State Capitol. Convened by Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann, the event also featured Chris Gaubatz, Zuhdi Jasser and Kamal Saleem
  • Held a lecture sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (CBLPI) at the College Republican Club at Georgetown University, 28 February 2017
  • Spoke at CBLPI’s Western Women’s Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, October 2017

Author:

Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror (Sentinel HC, 2006)
Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law (Thomas Nelson, 2009)
The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East (Wiley, 2012)
Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values (Regnery Publishing, 2017)

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Dr Rachel Ehrenfeld

Founder and Director of the American Center for Democracy (ACD) since 2001.

The ACD supports the Coalition to Stop Shariah (CSS).

  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Advisory Board member, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
  • Advisory Council member, The Intelligence Summit
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Attended inaugural CounterJihad conference in Brussels,18-19 October 2007
  • Addressed International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference, Washington D.C., 28 October 2009
  • Received Danish Free Press Society 2011 Sappho Award
  • She continues to write at the ACD and at Islamophobic sites, including American Thinker

Author:

Narco-terrorism: How governments around the world have used the drug trade to finance and further terrorist activities (Basic Books, 1992)
Evil Money: The Inside Story of Money Laundering and Corruption in Government Bank and Business (SPI Books, 1994)
Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed – and How to Stop It (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003 and revised, MultiEducator, 2011)

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Steven A. Emerson

Founder and Executive Director, Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), since 1995.

He hit the headlines in the UK in 2015 when he claimed on Fox News:

“In Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in. And, parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to religious Muslim attire.”

David Cameron, then-British Prime Minister, called Emerson a “complete idiot”.

Emerson is a key player in the counter-jihad movement in the United States and has been a journalist and terrorism ‘expert’ since the 1990s. He was cited twice in mass killer Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

  • Executive Director, Investigative Project on Terrorism
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) 15th annual Restoration Weekend, Palm Beach, Florida, 19-22 November 2009
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2007 Speaker of the Truth Award
  • Paid for a full-page advertisement in The New York Times warning “the threat from radical Islamist terrorists who killed thousands of innocent Americans on Sept. 11, 2001 is as real today as it was then, if not more so”, May 2014
  • Addressed an EMET-sponsored ‘Stop Iran Rally’ alongside Frank Gaffney (Center for Security Policy), New York City, 9 September 2015
  • Since September 2016 Emerson has written almost exclusively for the IPT

Author:

The American House of Saud: The Secret Petrodollar Connection (Franklin Watts, 1985)
Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era (Putnam, 1988)
American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us (Free Press, 2002)
Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the US (Prometheus Books, 2006)

Co-author:

The Fall of Pan Am 103: Inside the Lockerbie Investigation (Putnam, 1990)
Terrorist: The Inside Story of the Highest-Ranking Iraqi Terrorist Ever to Defect to the West (Villard Books, 1991)

Producer:

65-minute documentary film ‘Terrorists Among Us: Jihad in America’ (PBS, 1994)

Co-commentator:

Film documentary ‘Radical Islam: Terror in its Own Words’ (Fox News Channel, 2007)

Director:

‘Jihad in America: The Grand Deception’ film (Investigative Project on Terrorism, 2013)

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Hugh Fitzgerald

Hugh Fitzgerald is Vice President of Jihad Watch and was cited in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

He has written for numerous Islamophobic sites, including Jihad Watch, Frontpage Mag, and PJ Media.

In 2009 Fitzgerald wrote the following in a Jihad Watch article:

The Western world should show no great interest in helping Saudi Arabia. It should be secretly delighted with each day’s news, the news that brings word not of Infidel casualties, but of Muslim casualties, inflicted by other Muslims.

[…] We should take pleasure in the spectacle of warfare, in any Muslim land, warfare that takes up the attention of the locals, and uses up not only their resources, but also, one hopes, the resources of their neighbors.

  • Vice President, Jihad Watch, since 2004
  • Contributor, New English Review
  • Cited in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

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CHRIS GAUBATZ

Chris Gaubatz is the son of Paul David Gaubatz, former director of the Mapping Shariah project at the Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE) and co-author of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America (2009). Paul was hired as a contractor in early 2008 by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) to assist with a documentary, the “field research” of which was used in Muslim Mafia.

The book drew on Chris’s infiltration of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in 2007, following his father’s training. Interning first at CAIR’s Virginia office and later its Washington D.C. office whilst posing as Muslim convert and Ferrum College student ‘David Marshall’, Chris secretly recorded his co-workers and took 12,000 internal CAIR documents. Following legal action Paul Gaubatz was ordered to remove the documents from his blog (to be returned to CAIR), though as of October 2018 the case filed by CAIR against Paul Gaubatz in 2009 is ongoing.

Chris joined the Islamophobic consultation group founded by John Guandolo, Understanding the Threat (UTT), in May 2016 as Vice President but resigned in April 2018. He was revealed to be President of the RAIR Foundation USA following an advertisement for a “National Security Briefing” event featuring him on 4 June 2018 Cincinnati, hosted by ACT for America’s Southwest Ohio chapter.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have reported that Frank Thiboutot, head of the Portland, Maine chapter of ACT for America claimed in June 2014 that ACT for America Maine had hired Gaubatz to investigate several mosques in the state and that his affidavits had been given to the Governor of Maine.

As of October 2018 RAIR’s website has reverted to a page inviting visitors to sign-up, however, prior to this people could submit photos and contact information of those they believed were “accomplices” to jihadi terrorists.

  • Testified on 28 June 2016 to the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Courts on the invitation of Senator Ted Cruz
  • Testified on 25 October 2016 to the Oklahoma Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee on “the Muslim Brotherhood, Sharia, the Islamic Movement and Jihadis in Oklahoma”
  • Spoke in Rapid City, South Dakota on 15 June 2017 at a meeting hosted by the South Dakota chapter of ACT for America and co-sponsored by the Pennington County Republicans, the Family Heritage Alliance, Big Horn Canyon Community Church and First Assembly of God
  • Spoke at a forum entitled ‘Defending Against Radical Islamic Terrorism in Texas’ on 26 January 2017 at the Texas State Capitol. Convened by Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann, the event also featured Nonie Darwish, Zuhdi Jasser and Kamal Saleem
  • Spoke at a meeting hosted by the Amherst County Republican Committee in Virginia on 9 January 2018
  • Spoke at a meeting in Long Island, New York hosted by the ACT for America Long Island chapter on 5 March 2018

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DANIEL GREENFIELD


Israeli-born and Los Angeles-based Daniel Greenfield is a columnist and Shillman Fellow at FrontPage magazine, the “online journal” of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) and runs its subsidiary blog, The Point. Prior to joining FrontPage, Greenfield developed a following through his still active blog, Sultan Knish. The FrontPage site claims that, following the introduction of The Point in November 2012, the site’s traffic has tripled.

Greenfield describes his “journalistic beat [as] […] everything from Islamic terrorism in Argentina to leftist politics in America”, with this fear-mongering coverage of Muslims and Islam falling well in line with the counter-jihad themes of an Islamic civilizational clash with the West. In a July 2012 article he declared, in an article entitled ‘Why the West Loves Lying to Itself About Islam’, that the “sunk cost of the free world into the illusion that Islam is benign, that it is a positive influence and that it can be coexisted with is enormous”. Similarly, he has leapt upon the Refugee Crisis to perpetuate ideas of Western collapse. In a September 2015 article, ‘The Invasion of Buffalo: Destroying America city by city” he wrote that a “savage invasion” of Buffalo, New York began in the mid-2000s following refugee resettlement programs and the resulting “large numbers of Muslims [that] have been dumped in the area”.

  • Columnist and Shillman Fellow, FrontPage magazine, since 2010
  • Runs The Point subsidiary blog at FrontPage magazine, founded 2012
  • Runs the Sultan Knish blog, founded 2005. Syndications have included Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Contributor, the Gatestone Institute, 2012
  • Media appearances have included The Glazov Gang, The Blaze, InfoWars and Fox News. Citations include Daniel Pipes, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Melanie Phillips
  • Spoke at the American Freedom Alliance conference in Los Angeles on 21 August 2016
  • Spoke at the David Horowitz Restoration Weekend on 13 November 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Attended the American Freedom Alliance’s 11th Annual Heroes of Conscience Awards ceremony on 20 May 2017 in Los Angeles
  • Spoke to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on 21 January 2018
  • Spoke through a video call to the Ohio chapter of ACT for America on 15 April 2018

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John Guandolo

Guandolo is a former FBI agent now working full-time as a ‘counter-terrorism’ consultant.

He travels America giving training and seminars to law enforcement and civilians alike on the threat from jihad, radical Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. and “your neighborhood”.

His law enforcement training courses lack official accreditation and are often cancelled, partly because he argues that American Muslims “do not have a First Amendment right to do anything”.

In March 2018 Guandolo tweeted a picture of a Southwest Airlines employee, calling them “a sharia adherent muslim (aka jihadi)”. The tweet has since been deleted.

  • Founder, Understanding the Threat
  • Vice President, Strategic Engagement Group
  • Appeared several times on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio
  • Collaborated with ACT for America to launch the Thin Blue Line Project, a web-based law enforcement training tool free of ‘political correctness’ that publishes the names and addresses of Muslim civil rights and community leaders as well as chapters of the Muslim Student Association, 2013
  • Presented on ‘Jihadi Networks in America’ at law enforcement training in Culpeper, Virginia, 25-27 February 2014
  • Attended Center for Security Policy (CSP)-sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’ in Washington, D.C., 11 February 2015
  • Addressed CSP-sponsored South Carolina National Security Action Summit in West Columbia, South Carolina, 14 March 2015
  • Addressed CSP-sponsored New Hampshire National Security Action Summit in Bedford, New Hampshire, 25 July 2015
  • Gave ‘Understanding the Threat’ seminar to law enforcement, citizens, and government officials in Centennial, Colorado, 13-15 August 2015
  • Spoke at ‘Breaking the Silence’ conference in Colorado Springs, 21-24 August 2016, hosted by the Church For All Nations
  • Spoke at the UTT conference ‘Understanding the Threat’, September 2017
  • Spoke at the Western Conservative Conference on 24 March 2018
  • Tweeted a picture of a Southwest Airlines employee, with the caption “I wish this were shocking…a sharia adherent muslim (aka jihadi) at my plane” in March 2018. The tweet has since been deleted

Author:

Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America (Lepanto Publishing, 2013)

Co-author:

Shariah: The Threat To America – An Exercise In Competitive Analysis Report of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010)
The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)

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CHRISTOPHER HOLTON

Christopher Holton is the Vice President for Education and Outreach the Center for Security Policy (CSP). Founded in 1988 as a national security think tank, the Washington D.C.-based CSP campaigns against Sharia law and the supposed Islamisation of the United States. It has played a prominent role in recent years in the counter-jihad movement in the United States.

Holton first worked with the CSP whilst in his role as editor-in-chief at the Blanchard Economic Research Unit at Blanchard & Co., an investment firm focused on rare coins and precious metals (where he had previously been President and Marketing Director since 1990). In 2000, Holton co-authored a report with the CSP entitled Clinton’s Legacy: The Dangerous Decade which claimed to expose “the failed Clinton-Gore politics of the last eight years that have left America vulnerable to a new age of tension”.

Holton joined the CSP in 2004 as Vice President, directing their ‘Divest Terror Initiative’ which aims to “to empower American investors to cut off financial support for terrorist sponsoring nations” and the ‘Shariah Risk Due Diligence Project’, which “investigate[s] and scrutinize[s] Shariah-Compliant Finance in the West to expose ties to Islamist extremism”. Holton has also acted as editor of the ‘Shariah Finance Watch’ blog since 2008 and since 2015 has been the CSP’s Vice President for Education and Outreach. This role has seen him consult on “Jihadist threat doctrine, Shariah law and terrorism to state and local officials, civic groups and the public at large”.

External to the CSP, Holton also maintains the ‘Terror Trends Bulletin’ blog and publishes an accompanying newsletter under the same name. Holton claims these keep people informed of “the latest issues in terrorism”, though his fixation is “Jihadist Terrorism” specifically. His blog has promoted Islamophobia, such as in November 2017 when, following a stabbing at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, he wrote that “We are going to go ahead and speculate that this is a case of knife jihad”, citing reasons such as that “There is a large Muslim population in the Bloomington area and it includes large numbers of Somalis”.

  • Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Center for Security Policy (CSP), formerly Vice President of CSP
  • Editor of CSP’s Sharia Finance Watch blog
  • Editor of the Terror Trends Bulletin blog and newsletter
  • Former member of the Board of Editors and Advisors of WorldTribune.com
  • Director of Education and Outreach, ACT for America (January 2014-April 2015)
  • Spoke in June 2012 at Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. in a presentation hosted by Lisa Piraneo of ACT for America entitled ‘Shariah Compliant Finance and Financial Jihad: What American Needs to Know’
  • Spoke at the ACT for America national conference in Washington D.C. on 10-12 September 2014
  • Spoke at the Idaho State Capitol on 14 January 2016 alongside Shahram Hadian. An Islamophobic Christian pastor from Washington, Hadian had addressed Idaho legislators a year prior telling them: “We must curb and limit Islamic immigration and stop the refugee dumps”
  • Testified to the Kansas legislature on 18 February 2016 in support of an bill denying the resettlement of refugees in communities in the state that “lack a sufficient amount of services or local law enforcement”
  • Spoke to the Forsyth County Tea Party in George on 21 June, 2016
  • Presented Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert in October 2016 with a CSP ‘Defender of Freedom’ award for introducing a bill known as ‘Andy’s Law’, which is promoted by the CSP and ACT for America
  • Presented Republican Senators Mark Green and Judd Matheny, as well as Bobbie Patray of the Tennessee Eagle Forum with CSP ‘Defender of Freedom’ awards on 25 August 2017
  • Spoke to the Greater New Orleans Tea Party on 20 February 2018 in Kenner, Louisiana

Co-author:

Clinton’s Legacy: The Dangerous Decade (Blanchard Economic Research Unit and The Center for Security Policy, 2000)
War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (Naval Institute Press, 2006)
Shariah, Law and Financial Jihad: How Should America Respond? Analysis and Findings of Workshop Co-sponsored by: The McCormick Foundation and The Center for Security Policy (McCormick Foundation, 2008)
The Gulen Movement: Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad (The Center for Security Policy, 2015)

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CHRISTOPHER HULL

Christopher Hull is the Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). Founded in 1988 as a national security think tank, the Washington D.C.-based CSP campaigns against Sharia law and the supposed Islamisation of the United States. It has played a prominent role in recent years in the counter-jihad movement in the United States

Hull joined the CSP in 2015, initially acting as Campaign Manager of the organization’s public affairs before moving to his current role. Hull has a background in public affairs as well as within the political establishment and founded Issue Management Inc., a public affairs and lobbying firm, in 2006, where he has continued as President and Campaign Manager ever since.

  • Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), formerly CSP Campaign Manager for the organization’s ‘Counter Jihad Campaign’
  • Chief of Staff to Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King (2014-2015). King has expressed strong Islamophobic attitudes and during 2014 said on the Deace radio show that although “it isn’t that all muslims are a supporter of ISIS […] we ought to have people in those mosques watching to see what’s going on”
  • Authored a report entitled The White House Commission on Radical Islam: A Recommendation in February 2017 for the Middle East Forum
  • Alongside the CSP’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, Clare Lopez, Hull represented the CSP at the September 2017 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland
  • Spoke on the “United Europe: Broken?” panel co-sponsored by the US-Italy Global Affairs Forum and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the John Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies on 19 October 2017
  • Spoke at the inaugural Sovereign Nations Conference at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C on 1 November 2017, giving a speech entitled “Who is Breaking Europe?” The event was co-sponsored by Sovereign Nations, WorldNetDaily, Alpha and Omega Ministries, The America Conservancy and the American Association of Evangelicals
  • Moderated the panel discussion “Free Speech Under Fire: The Red-Green Axis’ Unrestricted Warfare in OSCE and Beyond” on 29 November 2017 to coincide with a CSP report published under the same name. The panel also featured Frank Gaffney (President and CEO, CSP), Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (Pax Europa), Clare Lopez (Vice President for Research and Analysis, CSP) and Deborah Weiss (Senior Fellow, CSP)
  • Spoke at the ‘Middle East Dialogue: A New Collective Vision’ conference hosted by the Policy Studies Organization on 23 March 2018 in Washington D.C.

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RAYMOND IBRAHIM

Raymond Ibrahim is an author and Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum. His blog, books and articles focus on the counter-jihad theme of the ‘clash of civilizations’ between the West and Islam, as well as Muslim persecution of Christians being intrinsic to Islam.

Ibrahim claims to have guest lectured at the National Defense Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University) and to have provided expert testimony for “Islam-related” lawsuits.

  • Judith Friedman Rosen Writing fellow at the Middle East Forum
  • Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center
  • Contributor, Christian Broadcasting Network
  • Contributor, the Gatestone Institute
  • Contributor, Jihad Watch
  • Former Associate Director of the Middle East Forum (2008-2014)
  • Former Hoover Institution Media Fellow (2013)
  • PragerU video contributor (2013, 2014)
  • Testified on 12 February 2009 to the US House of Representatives’ House Armed Services Committee on failures in the American discourse regarding Islam
  • Former language specialty assistant at the Library of Congress’s Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division (2002/3 – 2007)

Author:

  • The Al Qaeda Reader: The Essential Texts of Osama Bin Laden’s Terrorist Organization (Broadway Books, Doubleday (hardback), 2007)
  • Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (Regnery Publishing in cooperation with the Gatestone Institute, 2013)
  • Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West (Da Capo Press, 2018)

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Charles Jacobs

A Boston, Massachusetts-based figure known for his anti-Muslim activism.

He has opposed mosque construction in the U.S. and led campaigns accusing public schools of proselytizing for Islam and contributing to antisemitism.

  • President and Co-Founder, Americans for Peace and Tolerance
  • Former Deputy Director, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) – Boston Chapter
  • Founder, The David Project
  • Guest on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio
  • Addressed Center for Security Policy (CSP) ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’ panel in Washington, D.C., 11 February 2015
  • In an article for newton.wickedlocal.com, he argued the “primary meaning of jihad is a “holy” struggle against non-Muslims for the protection and expansion of Islamic rule — by speech, pen, money — and by the sword”, November 2017

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James Lafferty

Lafferty is founder and Chairman of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Taskforce (VAST) and President of the Policy Communications Group.

  • Board member, Stop Islamization of America (SIOA)
  • Addressed Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) No 9/11 Mosque at Ground Zero rally in New York, 6 June 2010
  • Addressed inaugural (SIOA) 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York, 11 September 2010
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom’ conference in Nashville, Tennessee, 11 November 2011
  • Addressed American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) ‘Islamic Law in America’ meeting at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., 10 February 2012
  • Spoke at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Pamela Geller’s panel opposing the construction of mosques and the supposed threat of sharia law in the U.S., in February 2012. Lafferty bragged that while attending a hate crimes summit convened by the Department of Justice he watched “pictures of some mosque somewhere, and it was usually in the South I’m proud to say where a guy would drive a pickup truck right into the mosque”
  • Chairman of Christians Against Radical Islam, launched 2017. As of October 2018 the organization’s site hosts a survey asking “Should America Place a Moratorium on Muslim Immigration?” and another on Halal food.

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Mark R. Levin

Radio talk-show host of The Mark Levin Show.

In 2013 Levin alleged that “the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government” and called President Obama a Muslim Brotherhood “sympathizer”.

  • Addressed the Tea Party Patriots 5th Anniversary Meeting, February 2014
  • Addressed the Tea Party Rally Against the Iran Nuclear Agreement, September 2015
  • Spoke at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), March 2016
  • Spoke at CPAC, February 2018

Author:

Men In Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America (Regnery Publishing, 2005)
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto (Threshold Editions, 2009).
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America (Threshold Editions Simon & Schuster 2012)
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Threshold Editions Simon & Schuster 2013)
Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future (Threshold Editions Simon & Schuster 2015)
Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism (June 2017, Threshold Editions)

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Clare M. Lopez

A former CIA operations officer now working full-time in the counter-jihad movement, Lopez is employed by Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy (CSP) and serves in an advisory role for other organizations within the movement.

  • Vice President for Research and Analysis, Center for Security Policy (CSP)
  • Advisory Board member, The United West
  • Former Vice President, Intelligence Summit
  • Former Field Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 20 years
  • Provided training seminar to the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training in Oklahoma City, 1 November 2013
  • Embarked on Australian speaking tour sponsored by Q Society, 31 August – 7 September 2014
  • Appeared alongside Brigitte Gabriel (ACT for America) and Frank Gaffney (CSP) during a Heritage Foundation panel about the Benghazi attack in Washington, D.C., 16 June 2014
  • Featured on panel ‘The Middle East: the 30 Years War’ during 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., 27 February 2015
  • Featured on panel “Obama’s Dangerous National Security Legacy and
  • How it Must Be Reversed” at CPAC, March 2016
  • Served as an advisor to Ted Cruz during the 2016 Presidential campaign
  • Represented the CSP and spoke at Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ‘Human Dimension Implementation Meeting’ 26-27 September 2016 and 14 September 2017
  • Spoke on “Civilization Jihad” at CPAC, February 2017
  • Spoke at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, January 2018
  • Spoke at the Palmetto Panel alongside Congressman Jeff Duncan in South Carolina, March 2018
  • Addressed the Long Island chapter of ACT for America, 21 May 2018
  • Spoke at the Values Voter Summit, 21-23 September 2018

Author:

Rise of the ‘Iran Lobby’: Tehran’s front groups move on – and into – the Obama Administration (Center for Security Policy Occasional Paper Series, 2009)
History of the Muslim Brotherhood Penetration of the U.S. Government (Gatestone Institute, 2013)

Co-author:

Shariah: The Threat To America – An Exercise In Competitive Analysis Report of Team B II (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010)
The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)
The Gulen Movement: Turkey’s Islamic Supremacist Cult and its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad (Civilization Jihad Reader Series, Volume 8 (Center for Security Policy Press, 2015)
See No Sharia: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Line Defense (Civilization Jihad Reader Series, Volume 9) (Center for Security Policy Press, 2016)
Ally No More: Erdogan’s New Turkish Caliphate and the Rising Jihadist Threat to the West (Center for Security Policy Press, 2018)

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Ryan Mauro

As the Clarion Project’s ‘National Security Analyst’ and spokesperson, Mauro has featured on various American conservative media outlets, such as Fox News.

During appearances he has claimed so-called ‘Muslim patrols’ that enforce Sharia law have taken root in the USA. He has also said there is an ongoing effort by Muslims in the U.S. to “create enclaves where they can begin gradually implementing Sharia law”.

  • National Security Analyst, Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund)
  • Former adjunct Professor of ‘counter-terrorism’, Liberty and Regent Universities
  • National Security Advisor at Christian Action Network
  • US editor at the World Security Network
  • Contributor to Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Executive producer of the Clarion project Films ‘Obsession’, ‘The Third Jihad’, ‘Iranium’, and ‘Honor Diaries’
  • Addressed ACT for America national conference and legislative briefing in Washington D.C., 8-9 September 2015
  • Addressed Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal demonstration in Washington D.C. alongside Frank Gaffney (CSP), 9 September 2015
  • Addressed the New York Tactical Officers Conference, April 2016
  • Addressed the Homeland Security Professionals Conference and Expo in Florida, October 2016
  • Spoke at the ACT for America National Conference, 4 September 2018

Author:

Death to America: the Unreported Battle of Iraq (PublishAmerica, 2005)

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Martin Mawyer

Martin Mawyer is founder of the Christian Action Network (CAN).

  • Founder and President of the Christian Action Network (CAN), 1990
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Organised meeting in London 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 radicalization in Europe, August 2009
  • Addressed Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) inaugural meeting in Washington D.C., 25 September 2009
  • Attended British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) organised event in London and delivered speech on radical Islam in Europe at Trafalgar Square, March 2012
  • Threatened to sue the US Department of Education for “funding pro-Islamic propaganda”, March 2017

Author:

Silent Shame: Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth (Crossway Books, 1987)
Pathways to Success: First Steps for Becoming a Christian in Action (New Leaf Press, 1994)
Defending the American Family: The Pro-Family Contract With America (New Leaf Publishing Group, 1995)
Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps Inside America (Christian Action Network, 2012)

Documentaries:

Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the US (2009)
Islam Rising: Geert Wilders’ Warning to the West (2010)
Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque (2010)
Sleeping Giant: Islam Behind Bars (2014)
America’s Islamic Threat (2014)
Europe’s Last Stand: America’s Final Warning (2015)
Islam in the Schools: A Quick Look (2017)

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Andrew C. McCarthy

McCarthy is a columnist for the National Review. He is best known for leading the 1995 prosecution of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others for the 1993 Trade Centre bombings.

In June 2018 McCarthy joined Fox News Channel as a contributor.

  • Senior Fellow, National Review Institute (NRI)
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Contributing Editor, National Review
  • Former Federal prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) 15th annual Restoration Weekend, Palm Beach, Florida, 19-22 November 2009
  • Spoke alongside Frank Gaffney at ‘The Real Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’ event in Chicago, Illinois, 25 June 2013
  • Regularly attends David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored Restoration Weekend and Texas Weekend
  • Spoke at the 21st Annual Eagle Forum Collegians Summit, 11 July 2014
  • He has appeared several times on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio program
  • Addressed Center for Security-sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’, 11 February 2015
  • Received The American Freedom Law Center’s 2015 ‘Freedom Fighter Award’
  • Spoke at Westminster Institute, October 2016
  • Spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), February 2018
  • Joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, June 2018

Author:

Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2009)
How Obama Embraces Islam’s Sharia Agenda (Encounter Books, 2010)
The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books, 2012)
Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (Encounter Books, 2013)
Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment (Encounter Books, 2014)
Islam and Free Speech (Encounter Books, 2015)
Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a President (Encounter Books, 2018)

Co-author:

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

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Robert J. Muise

Muise is a lawyer and co-founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), in 2000.

He has worked for the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) and has acted as lawyer to Pamela Geller (President, Stop Islamization of Nations, Co-founder, and President and Executive Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative).

  • Addressed International Free Press Society (IFPS)-sponsored conference in Washington D.C., 27-28 October 2009
  • Addressed American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) Islamic Law in America meeting at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., 10 February 2012
  • Addressed the Jessica Mokdad Human Rights Conference 2012 (Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer hosted a conference on honor killing near the site where Jessica Mokdad was murdered in Dearborn, Michigan)
  • Gave presentation on ‘Sharia: Threat to American Freedom’ in Cincinnati, Ohio, 28 March 2014
  • Addressed Center for Security-sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’, 11 February 2015
  • Filed a lawsuit against the building of a mosque in Sterling Heights, March 2017
  • In February 2018 Muise and David Yerushalmi drafted an AFLC brief in support of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” policy

Co-author:

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

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Nidra Poller

She is a US-born, French-based journalist and novelist.

  • Former Paris Editor, Pajamas Media (PJ Media)
  • Contributing Editor: Family Security Matters (now defunct) and New English Review (NER)
  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Addressed inaugural ‘counter-jihad’ conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007
  • Attended French ‘counter-jihad’ Congress, 30 August 2008
  • Contributed articles to Gatestone Institute, 2009
  • As of 2018 she is still contributing articles to the New English Review.

Author:

The Black Flag of Jihad Stalks La Republique (2015, Authorship International)
Troubled Dawn of the 21st Century (2017, Authorship International)

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Ben Shapiro

A prominent conservative commentator and radio host often praised by David Horowitz (DHFC), with whom he founded the site Truth Revolt.

He was formerly Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News until his resignation in March 2016. While there he claimed: “Islam is at war with the West”.

  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Truth Revolt (resigned in April 2015)
  • Former Shillman Journalism Fellow, David Horowitz Freedom Center
  • Editor-at-Large, Breitbart News, until resignation in March 2016
  • Editor-in-Chief, dailywire.com
  • Host ‘The Morning Answer’ until early 2017
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored ‘Restoration Weekend’ in Palm Beach, Florida, 13-16 November 2014
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center-sponsored West Coast Retreat in Palos Verdes, California, 21-23 March 2014
  • Spoke at UC Berkeley, California, at event organised by Young America Foundation, in April 2016
  • Spoke at UC Berkeley, California, September 2017
  • Spoke at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), February 2018
  • Spoke at Politicon Conference, October 2018

Producer:

The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority (2014)

Author:

Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth (WND Books, 2004)
Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Way to the White House (Thomas Nelson, 2007)
The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, 2014)
Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans (Threshold Editions, 2014)
How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them: 11 Rules for Winning the Argument (Truth Revolt, 2014)
True Allegiance (Post Hill Press, 2016)
America 2030: What the End of the Free World looks like, and How to Stop It (Regnery Publishing, 2017)
Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism is Destroying our Generation (Regnery Publishing, 2013)
A Moral Universe Torn Apart (Creators Publishing, 2016)
D.C.’s Dirty Politics (Creator’s Publishing, 2018)

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ROBERT J. SHILLMAN

Dr. Robert J. Shillman is an entrepreneur who has financially supported the counter-jihad movement. Shillman made his wealth as the Founder of the Cognex Corporation, a technology manufacturer started in 1981. At the time of writing Shillman is the Executive Chairman of Cognex K, a subsidiary company, and has been Cognex Corp. Chief Culture Officer since 2011. A former academic, Shillman is also an Emeritus Trustee of Northeastern University.

Shillman has also funded Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson), the former leader of the English Defence League (EDL).

  • Board Member, David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), financially supported the (DHFC) Shillman Fellows in Journalism program and Robert Spencer’s DHFC-linked ‘Jihad Watch’ blog. Further Shillman Fellows include Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson), and Fellows at the Middle East Forum have also been recipients of Shillman Fellowships
  • Shillman contributed towards ACT for America’s ‘Thin Blue Line’ project launched in 2013, described by ACT as a “one-stop internet resource for information concerning the perceived threat of Muslim infiltration and terrorism in the country”. The project included a ‘Radicalization Map Locator’ which noted the addresses of numerous US Muslim Student Associations and a number of mosques and Islamic institutions
  • Shillman declined to comment on whether he had financially supported the ‘Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest’ in North Garland, Texas, organised by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Jihad Watch. Two gunmen opened fire and were shot dead by police following the event on 3 May 2015
  • Given a ‘Freedom Fighter Award’ by the  American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) on 27 October 2015 alongside Frank Gaffney
  • Shillman was honored alongside Geert Wilders and Dennis Prager at a DHFC dinner on 3 August 2017 in Newport Beach, California
  • Following President Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries in 2017, David Yerushalmi and Robert J. Muise of the AFLC filed a brief on behalf of a collection of ‘national security experts’, including Shillman and AFLC advisors Andrew C. McCarthy and Frank Gaffney

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Walid Shoebat (pseudonym)

Palestinian-born, US-based, former Muslim turned evangelical Christian convert.

Both CNN and The Washington Post have featured exposés challenging the validity of Shoebat’s alleged terrorist past.

In October 2017 Walid Shoebat co-authored an article arguing that “Robert Spencer is now supporting the Islamic jihad” because he wanted to back Kurdish separatists.

Shoebat has contributed articles to Family Security Matters (now defunct).

Shoebat was cited 15 times in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.

  • Founder, Walid Shoebat Foundation
  • Self-described former Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) terrorist
  • Co-founder, Former Muslims United (now dormant)

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)
For God or for Tyranny (Top Executive Media, 2009)
Case for Islamophobia: Jihad by the Sword; America’s Final Warning (Top Executive Media, 2013)

Contributor:

‘Islam: What the West Needs to Know’, 98-minute documentary film DVD (Quixotic Media, 2007).

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Erick Stakelbeck

Stakelbeck is an author and was a ‘terrorism analyst’ for the Christian Broadcast Network from 2005 – 2015. He is director of Christians United for Israel’s Watchman Project, and hosts his own show on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN).

  • Writer and analyst, Investigative Project on Terrorism, 2003 – 2005
  • Analyst, Christian Broadcast Network, 2005 – 2015
  • Addressed David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC)-sponsored annual Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, 14-17 November 2013
  • Received Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) 2015 Speaker of Truth award
  • Addressed ACT for America’s national conference and legislative briefing in Washington D.C., 10-12 September 2014, 8-9 September 2015 and 6-7 September 2016
  • Addressed DHFC-sponsored Texas Retreat in Dallas, Texas, 17-18 June 2015
  • Addressed DHFC-sponsored Restoration Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, 5-8 November 2015
  • Launched ‘The Watchman’ show (Trinity Broadcast Network) on February 2016
  • Since February 2016 he has been Director of Christians United for Israel’s Watchman Project and host of ‘The Watchman’ program on TBN.

Author:

The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamist Threat (Regnery Publishing, 2011)
The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy (Regnery Publishing, 2013)
ISIS Exposed: The Hellish Reality of Radical Islam (Regnery Publishing, 2015)

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Dr Wafa Sultan (aka Alsultana Wafa)

Syrian-born, US-based exile, psychiatrist and former Muslim.

  • Co-founder and Executive Board member, Former Muslims United (now dormant), since 2009
  • Advisory Board member, Stop Islamization of Nations, since 2012
  • Confirmed meeting Geert Wilders (leader, Dutch Party for Freedom) several times in 2009 and agreed in general with his views on Islam
  • Addressed American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) ‘Jihad: The Political Third Rail’ meeting at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., 19 February 2010
  • Addressed Danish Free Press Society ‘Women Under Islam’ conference in Copenhagen, 19 May 2011
  • Addressed Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) ‘The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom’ conference in Nashville, Tennessee, 11 November 2011
  • Received Endowment of Middle East Truth (EMET) 2008 Speaker of the Truth Award
  • Addressed The American Freedom Alliance Conference in Los Angeles, 21 August 2016
  • Sultan has had a quieter public profile since 2016

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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Tom A. Trento

Founder and President, The United West (TUW), since 2011, as well as Director of the Florida Security Council, since 2007.

  • Addressed far-right Bloc Identitaire (BI) International Congress on the Islamisation of Europe in Paris on 18 December 2010
  • Works closely with the Center for Security Policy (CSP)
  • In text accompanying a video distributed on 12 October 2014, Trento asserted that “mosques are NOT primarily ‘houses of worship’ but more so, bases of operation to launch a ‘Cultural Jihad’ against America!”
  • In May 2017 Tom Trento organised a fact-finding expedition to Israel with Heritage Study Program which has organised three previously, including a 2012 expedition with Daniel Pipes and the Middle East Forum. In May 2018 Trento co-organized a trip to Israel with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro

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)

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Dr Serge (aka Srdja) Trifkovic

Trifkovic is a Serbian-American writer and lecturer in international relations at the University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He is cited 21 times in Breivik’s Manifesto.

  • Unofficial spokesman for the Bosnian Serb convicted war criminal Biljana Plavsic, 1994-1995
  • Executive Director, The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies (since October 1994)
  • Foreign affairs editor for the magazine Chronicles since 1998. Trifkovic continues to contribute to the magazine
  • Addressed the CounterJihad conference in Vienna, 11 May 2008
  • Addressed inaugural ‘Preserving Western Civilization’ (PWC) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, 6-8 February 2009
  • Addressed the CounterJihad conference in Copenhagen, 17 May 2009
  • Former Director, Center for International Affairs, Rockford Institute, until 2008
  • Addressed the Institut de la Democratie et de la Coopération, Paris, 27 May 2014 (The Geopolitics of New Multipolarity)

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)
The Krajina Chronicle: A History of Serbs in Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, The (Lord Byron Foundation, 2010)
Ustasa: Croatian Fascism and European Politics, 1929-1945 (co-authored with Thomas Fleming) (Lord Byron Foundation, 2011)

Documentaries:

Participated in the documentary ‘Islam: What the West Needs to Know’ (Quixotic Media 2006) together with Robert Spencer, Bat Ye’or and Walid Shoebat.

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Lt Col. Allen B. West

West served 22 years in the United States Army and later represented Florida’s 22nd District in Congress. West works closely with Brigitte Gabriel of ACT for America, and held a writing slot at PJ Media until 2013. He also regularly appears on Fox News and has regularly espoused conspiratorial Islamophobic ideas.

In 2016 an image appeared on his Facebook page alleging that the job of Trump’s pick as Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, was to exterminate Muslims.

On Syrian refugees, West has said: “Anyone from about 16 to 40 years of age, single males, should not be allowed to come in. That’s a Trojan horse.”

  • Advisory Board member, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis (now defunct)
  • Former writer for PJ Media
  • Received FrontPage Magazine (FPM) Man of the Year in 2003
  • Addressed American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) ‘Jihad: The

Political Third Rail’ meeting at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., 19 February 2010

  • Addressed AFDI meeting in Rahmen, March 2010
  • Addressed ACT for America national conference, 23 June 2011
  • Attended Center for Security Policy (CSP) events
  • Brigitte Gabriel was guest speaker at Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West’s fundraiser on 10 April 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Addressed Center for Security Policy-sponsored ‘National Security Action Summit II’, Washington D.C., 29 September 2014
  • Political commentator on Fox News since May 2013
  • West met with U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and then incoming US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, December 2016
  • The editor-in-chief of Allenbwest.com apologized after a meme was posted to West’s Facebook page which featured Donald Trump’s choice for Defense Secretary, James Mattis, with the statement: “Fired by Obama to please the Muslims” at the top, and written below “Hired by Trump to exterminate them,” December 2016
  • Spoke at the Young America’s Foundation 40th annual National Conservative Student Conference, 30 July – 4 August, 2018
  • Spoke at the ACT for America National Conference, 4 September 2018

Co-Author:

Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom (Crown Forum, 2014)

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Diana West

West is an American author, columnist and blogger.

  • Co-Vice President, International Free Press Society (IFPS)
  • Contributor, Family Security Matters (now defunct)
  • Former columnist, Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, dailycaller.com
  • Has appeared regularly on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio
  • Received Center for Security Policy’s 2013 ‘Mightier Pen’ award
  • Addressed Center for Security-sponsored ‘Defeat Jihad Summit’, 11 February 2015
  • Featured on the Center for Security Policy (CSP) panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2018. Others on the panel including Frank Gaffney and Katie Hopkins
  • She appeared on far-right figure Stefan Molyneux’s YouTube show in an episode titled “The Communist Subversion of America” in June 2018

Author:

The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St Martin’s Press, 2007)
American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press, 2013)
The Rebuttal: Defending ‘American Betrayal’ from the Book-Burners (Bravura Books, 2013)
No Fear: Selected Columns from America’s Most Politically Incorrect Journalist (Bravura Books, 2013)

Co-Author:

Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis, Washington (Center for Security Policy, 2010)

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