Friday, October 31, 2014

Islamist Campaign Donors Overwhelmingly Back Democrats

My new article, “Islamist Campaign Donors Overwhelmingly Back Democrats,” is up at PJ Media:
An analysis of federal campaign contributions finds that key figures at six of America’s most prominent Islamist organizations have favored Democrats over Republicans by a ratio of 12 to 1 since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This trend began with multiple donations to Cynthia McKinney dated September 11, 2001, reversing a previous pattern that had seen Islamist officials spend slightly more on Republicans. Their preference for Democrats has solidified during the past 13 years and shows no signs of waning. What does this say about the politicians who benefit from Islamist largesse?
Read it all here.

IW News Briefs: March 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014

IW News Brief: NYPD Vindicated, Islamists United, and More
March 31, 2014

IW News Brief: NYPD Cop-Out, Brotherhood Probe, and More
April 30, 2014

IW News Brief: Niqabs in Court, Jihad in Brussels, and More
June 25, 2014

IW News Brief: Burqa Ban Victory, Islamic Pants, and More
August 28, 2014

IW News Brief: Rotherham Rape Horror, Shari'a Police, and More
October 31, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rahim Sabadia: Portrait of a Disgraced Defense Contractor

My new article, “Rahim Sabadia: Portrait of a Disgraced Defense Contractor,” is up at PJ Media:
Four years after the Pentagon suspended the security clearance of Rahim Sabadia — a South African-born, California-based defense contractor who has bankrolled the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — new discoveries raise questions about how he had been permitted to hold one in the first place. Documents analyzed by Islamist Watch show that Sabadia’s foundation donated to an infamous Hamas-funding charity and other radicals, that in 1985 he pleaded guilty to the sale of illegal listening devices, and that immigration officials had ordered him out of the country a decade earlier. Topping off this troubling record, Sabadia recently pleaded guilty to providing false information to a Navy procurement officer in a scheme to recapture an old contract. The Sabadia saga is a warning that Islamists and their sympathizers must be kept away from the sensitive technologies and institutions that protect America.
Read it all here.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

FBI Stats Further Debunk 'Islamophobia' Myth

My new blog post is up at Islamist Watch:
The FBI’s newly released hate crime statistics covering 2012 have once again thrown cold water on the tired narrative that American Muslims find themselves under siege from increasingly violent “Islamophobes.” The 2012 numbers reinforce the conclusion drawn by Islamist Watch’s previous analysis of post-9/11 (2002–11) FBI data: Muslims endure fewer hate crimes per capita than other prominent minorities. A closer look at the details:
  • FBI-tabulated incidents of anti-Islamic hate crime fell from 157 in 2011 to 130 in 2012, a decrease of 17.2 percent. Incidents of hate crime spanning all victim groups dropped by only 6.8 percent, 6,222 to 5,796. 
 Read it all here.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Islam, Muslims, and the 2012 Election

My new article, “Islam, Muslims, and the 2012 Election,” published by the Middle East Quarterly, is now online:
Just as the 2012 elections maintained the status quo in Washington, D.C., so too did they reinforce decade-old trends concerning Muslims and the American political process: The Muslim population further solidified as a Democratic voting bloc, and parties’ outreach efforts once again legitimized Islamists. However, 2012 was notable for Islam’s impact as a political issue in the presidential primaries and several congressional races.

Whether or not Washington experiences a power shift in the years to come, it is likely that the current relationship between Muslims and American politics will hold for the foreseeable future. Avoiding the pitfalls of this reality begins with understanding it.
Read it all here.