Middle East studies in the News
Muslim Brotherhood-linked International Institute of Islamic Thought gave $750,000 to Georgetown University in 2015
by Robert Spencer
May 15, 2017
Discover the Networks has this about the International Institute of Islamic Thought's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and involvement in the fabrication of the term "Islamophobia":
IIIT was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" — as one of the Brotherhood's 29 likeminded "organizations of our friends" that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These "friends" were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims "that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands ... so that ... God's religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions."...
In the early 1990s, IIIT invented and promoted the term "Islamophobia," a term which implies that any societal fear associated with Islam is necessarily irrational, even if that fear stems from the fact that Islam's prophet and its modern-day imams call on believers to kill infidels, or from the fact that the 9/11 attacks were carried out to implement those calls. Moreover, the term suggests that any negative societal reaction to such exhortations to violence reflects a bigotry that itself should be feared.
Former IIIT member Abdur-Rahman Muhammad — who was with that organization when the word was formally created, and who has since rejected IIIT's ideology and terminated his membership in disgust — now reveals the original intent behind the concept of Islamophobia: "This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics." In short, in its very origins, "Islamophobia" was a term designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them. This plan was an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood's deceptive "General Strategic Goal for North America."
And now it is revealed that the IIIT gave Georgetown University $750,000 in 2015 alone (thanks to Raymond). From the IIIT's Form 990 for 2015:
Georgetown University is the home of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and its Bridge Initiative, both of which label energetically to propagate the fiction that honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists is "Islamophobia," and to smear and demonize all who engage in it. And they're doing it with a massive bankroll from a Muslim Brotherhood organization dedicated to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within."Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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