Role in the Islamophobia movement: grassroots organization
Key individuals: David Caton, president director and treasurer; Sandra Loughrie, director and secretary; Robert Riggs, director
Based in Tampa, Florida
Updated December 2011
FFA is a fringe right-wing group. They received national attention when home improvement chain Lowe's pulled its ads from TLC's "All American Muslim" program after pressure from FFA.
Role in Islamophobia network: Legal, policy advocate
Society of Americans for National Existence, founder
Center for Security Policy, legal counsel
Based in Arizona
Updated August 2012
David Yerushalmi (aka David Beychok) is legal counsel to many in the Islamophobia network.
"There is a reason the founding fathers did not give women or black slaves the right to vote." - David Yerushalmi, "On Race: A Tentative Discussion," The McAdam Report, May 12, 2006. (Source: http://www.mcadamreport.org/The%20McAdam%20Report%28585%29-05-12-06.pdf, accessed August 2012)
Role in Islamophobia Network: blogger, author, grassroots organizer, media personality
Stop Islamization of America, co-founder
American Freedom Defense Initiative, co-founder
Atlas Shrugs, creator
Based: New York, New York
Updated: August 2012
Pamela Geller has been described as a "caustic mouthpiece" for the Islamophobia movement. She is the editor of the blog Atlas Shrugs, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and co-founder of the organization, Stop Islamization of America.
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