The Center for American Progress released its new, exhaustive report about the donors, activists, intellectuals and media behind the virulent anti-Muslim bigotry in American politics today. I have not read the entire report, just the Table of Contents and Introduction. Therefore, I can’t speak for its contents or usability in fighting bigotry against Islam and Muslims in the US. I’d rather see money spent on anti-anti-Muslim media campaigns and figure out ways to politically combat the issue in the 2012 elections.
However, I do like the following about Newt Gingrich’s claims:
And what does this money fund? Well, here’s one of many cases in point: Last July,
former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich warned a conser-
vative audience at the American Enterprise Institute that the Islamic practice of
Sharia was “a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States and in
the world as we know it.” Gingrich went on to claim that “Sharia in its natural form
has principles and punishments totally abhorrent to the Western world.”