Follow the Money: From Islamophobia to Israel Right or Wrong | Alternet

REMEMBER THE Q SOCIETY IS RUNNING AN ISLAMOPHOBOC CONFERENCE IN MELBOURNE 7-10 MARCH

See www.sionaustralia.com

See www.loonwatch.com for information on the types speaking here in Melbourne. Geller, Spencer and ilk.

www.jewsagainstislamophobia.org is good source of information about the resistance to the hate campaign in the USA

This article below from 2012 gives good background on the sources of funding etc behind the major anti-Muslim campaign in the USA.

http://www.alternet.org/world/follow-money-islamophobia-israel-right-or-wrong?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

Obsession and The Third Jihad ignited a firestorm of criticism from Muslim, civil rights and other groups. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) condemned Obsession for spreading “scurrilous accusations against Islam and Muslims,” while the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) denounced The Third Jihad as “blatantly anti-Muslim” [6]. Activists, researchers, and journalists have commented on Obsession’s mistranslations and The Third Jihad’s use of a “discredited conspiracy theory” [7]. They have also noted the films’ countless distortions and manipulations: benign images of Muslims at prayer made sinister by “scary music” and “repeated images of an Islamic flag flying over the White House”—“cherry picking . . . inflammatory images and splicing them together to create fear” [8].

But others, particularly supporters of Israel’s right-wing policies, found these films’ virulently anti-Muslim message to their liking. All three films have been effectively mainstreamed in the Jewish community, with local showings sponsored by such groups as Hillel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Dallas Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and B’nai B’rith chapters [9]. Obsession has become a staple of David Horowitz’s “Islamo-Fascism Awareness” weeks on college campuses. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire supporter of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney—and a critic of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from the right—has distributed copies of Obsession to young people on Birthright-sponsored tours to Israel, a project he funds [10].

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