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CAIR Releases ‘Islamophobe Profile’ of Pamela Geller

September 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the second in a series of Islamophobe profiles documenting the individuals and organizations involved in spreading anti-Muslim bias in the United States.

This profile examines Pamela Geller, the “caustic mouthpiece” of the Islamophobia movement. She was cited today in an exclusive report by Reuters news agency exposing the American anti-Islam groups that support the extremist anti-Muslim views of Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Geller is also the person behind anti-Islam public advertisements going up in cities nationwide.

SEE: U.S. Groups Helped Fund Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Wilders
http://tinyurl.com/9c7e2xd
Anti-Islam Ads on San Francisco Buses Put Muslims at Risk
http://tinyurl.com/9uws6e2

CAIR’s profile of Geller states in part:

“Geller’s organization Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which also named Geller as a member of the ‘anti-Muslim inner circle.’ The United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant SIOA a trademark because: ‘The applied-for mark refers to Muslims in a disparaging manner because by definition it implies that conversion or conformity to Islam is something that needs to be stopped or caused to cease.’

“SIOA is an outgrowth of a similar group in Europe that seeks to block the construction of mosques on that continent. Its sister organization, Stop the Islamization of Europe, ‘considers Islamophobia to be the height of common sense.’”

SEE: Pamela Geller Islamophobe Profile
http://www.cair.com/portals/0/pdf/Pamela_Geller.pdf

CAIR’s Islamophobia Watch Department earlier produced a profile of David Yerushalmi, as well as an analysis of Rep. Peter King’s anti-Muslim congressional hearings.

SEE: David Yerushalmi Islamophobe Profile
http://www.cair.com/Portals/0/pdf/David-Yerushalmi.pdf
SEE: Rep. Peter King’s Anti-Muslim Congressional Hearings
http://www.cair.com/Portals/0/pdf/King-Hearings-final.pdf

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, E-Mail: csaylor@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, E-Mail: rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)


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