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Georgetown University continues to help Islamists to fight Islamophobia.
 

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Islamophobia campaigns like Georgetown University's can intimidate people to restrain their communications that might otherwise save lives.  Proponents of Islamophobia campaigns must share some of the blame for the Islamic terror attacks that killed 49 people in Orlando and 14 people in San Bernardino.  These campaigns can cause people not to report suspicious actions by Muslims because they fear being branded a racist or Islamophobe.

ABC News reported on December 13, 2005:  “A Saudi prince has donated $20 million each to Harvard University and Georgetown University to advance Islamic studies and further understanding of the Muslim world.  At Georgetown, the money will allow the university to expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, which will be renamed "The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding." The center describes itself as the only program of its kind "to build stronger bridges between the Muslim world and the West." 

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding - Institute for Social Policy and Understanding held a conference on November 12, 2014 at Georgetown University Lohrfink Auditorium inside the Rafik B. Hariri Building to unite African-American, American Muslim, and Workers' Rights communities in a political war against conservative, patriotic Americans using Sharia law and Islamophobia as their banner.  The promotion for the event is posted in part below and online here:

Canaries in a Coal Mine:
How Islamophobia Threatens Us All

On November 12, 2014 the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) co-hosted an event with the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) to discuss Islamophobia in the context of an increasingly diverse America. The event highlighted ISPU's latest research on anti-Muslim prejudice and its connection to bigotry targeting other communities. The event featured four panelists who are experts and advocates on issues affecting African-American, American Muslim, and Workers' Rights communities.

The Canaries in a Coal Mine panelists included:  

  • Saeed Khan, ISPU Fellow,  Author of Sharia Law, Islamophobia and the U.S. Constitution: New Tectonic Plates of the Culture Wars, 12 U. Md. L.J. Race Relig. Gender & Class 123 (2012), Middle East History professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Ajenai Clemmons, Policy Director at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Dr. Joe McCartin, Executive Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor; Board Member, Interfaith Worker Justice
  • Madihha Ahussein, Staff Attorney at MuslimAdvocates.org
  • Dalia Mogahed, ISPU Director of Research, Chairman and CEO of Mogahed Consulting which offers clients in-depth social analysis and consulting on the Middle East and Muslim communities around the world, Co-author of Who Speaks Islam?

It appears that the name Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding is likely a misnomer since there are NO Christian representatives involved EXCEPT for the fact that "Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning in the United States."

The Georgetown University Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) is an independent and nonpartisan research think tank, focusing on issues of US foreign policy, security, economics, and public health. Founded in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ISPU is also known for its extensive work and resources on American and European Muslims and Muslim communities. The organization seeks to educate journalists and policymakers about Muslim attitudes, institutions, and practices in order to assist in providing perspective and analysis. ISPU was awarded a grant by the Henry Luce Foundation in 2011 to fund a two-day policy roundtable and planning retreat.

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding has developed an online tool which categorizes legislators from all fifty states as an Islamophobe based upon certain criteria.  The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding describes their an online tool as follows:

This tool is important for two reasons.

First, it’s an important conversation starter with other communities and allies. Unfortunately, Islamophobia is too often thought of, by American Muslims and the broader society alike, as a unique problem directed at only one community - Muslims. ISPU’s research shows that Islamophobia is a threat to all.

Our map provides a “big picture” narrative, grounded in hard-data gathered from over 1200+ bills across all 50 U.S. states, which shows anti-Muslim bigotry is not an isolated phenomenon; it frequently overlaps with prejudices directed toward other communities. In other words, anti-Muslim prejudice isn’t a “Muslim” problem, it’s everyone’s problem. Or as Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Second, it’s a practical tool that provides you with the “value added” information for potential partners. Faced with a lawmaker who recently put out an anti-sharia bill and now your community is looking to build or strengthen partnerships with other communities? Moral arguments may be persuasive to some, but many others will only take notice if you can show how “your interests” and “their interests” are the same. Our data, made publicly available through this tool, shows how the same lawmakers that target Muslims also happen to often support laws that disproportionately harm other communities of color, national origin/ethnicity, civic association, gender, or sexual identity. It also contains legislative information on 850+ state lawmakers from 2011 to 2013 across six different issue areas, including anti-Sharia legislation.

Labeling people or groups as Islamophobes is intended to influence them to stop criticizing Islam.   Suppression of free speech is antithetical to the rights afforded under the United States Constitution and impairs public safety.  Suppressing criticism of Islam is honoring Sharia.  Sharia is Islam and Islam is Sharia.  Encyclopedia Britannica states:   Sharia, the fundamental religious concept of Islam, namely its law,...   

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Georgetown University President and Board of Directors

President John J. DeGioia
president@georgetown.edu  DeGioiaJ@georgetown.edu

Paul Tagliabue, (C'62), Chair
Former Commissioner, National Football League

William J. Doyle, (C'72), Vice Chair
Senior Advisor, PotashCorp

Rev. Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., Vice Chair
President, Cristo Rey High School

Alberto L. Beeck
Managing Partner, VH Properties
Director, Virgin Hotels

David G. Booth
Chair and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors
david.booth@dimensional.com

Susan L. Bostrom
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Board member of public and private companies and nonprofit organizations

George W. Casey, Jr., (F'70)
General, United States Army (Retired)
President and CEO, The Minot Group LLC

Rev. Ernesto Cavassa, S.J.
Rector, Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya
ernesto.cavassa@uarm.pe

Michael L. Chasen, (MBA'95)
President and Chief Executive Officer, SocialRadar, Inc.
Mike@socialradar.com

Peter J. Clare, (B'87)
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group  (Company is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)
Peter.Clare@carlyle.com

John J. DeGioia, (C'79, G'95)
President, Georgetown University
DeGioiaJ@georgetown.edu

Rev. François-Xavier Dumortier, S.J.
Rector, Pontifical Gregorian University
dumortier@unigre.it

Henry A. Fernandez, (C'79)
Chairman and CEO, MSCI (Company is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)
Henry.Fernandez@msci.com

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
President, University of Detroit Mercy  (University is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)
 
garibaldi@udmercy.edu

Kaya K. Henderson, (F'92, EML'07, H'12)
Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
kaya.henderson@dc.gov

Kathleen M. Hugin, (C'82)

John D. Idol
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Kors
john.idol@michaelkors.com

Susan Karches, (C'74)

Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association of the United States
ckeehan@chausa.org

Laurie Hodges Lapeyre, (B'83)
Vice Chair, Georgetown University Board of Regents

Rev. James McCann, S.J.
Rector, Pontifical Oriental Institute
urp@pontificio-orientale.it

Frank H. McCourt, Jr., (C'75)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, McCourt Global LLC

Alonzo H. Mourning, (C'92)
Vice President of Player Program, Miami Heat
Founder, Mourning Family Foundation

Rev. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J.
Rector, Jesuit Community 
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Ateneo de Manila University 

bnebres@ateneo.edu

Aline O'Connor, (C'77)
Managing Director, Agri Experience Ltd.
info@agri-experience.com

Timothy J. O'Neill, (L'77)
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. 
tim.oneill@gs.com

George J. Peacock, (C'84)
President, Georgetown University Alumni Association
Principal, Compendium Finance

Claire Perry, Ph.D., (F'83)
Independent Curator specializing in 19th Century American Art

Antony P. Ressler, (F'82)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ares Management GP LLC
aressler@aresmgmt.com

Thomas A. Reynolds III, (B'74)
Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP

treynolds@winston.com

Kenneth A. Samet
President and Chief Executive Officer, MedStar Health Inc. 
kenneth.a.samet@medstar.net

Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, (F'90, G'90)
President, Selectcom Finance

Justin B. Smith, (F'91)
Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg Media Group 
jsmith@bloomberg.net

Rev. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
President, Seattle University
sundborg@seattleu.edu

Laurence A. Tosi (C'90, MBA'94, L'94)
Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Blackstone Group
(Blackstone is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)
laurence.tosi@blackstone.com

Rev. Daniel Villanueva, S.J., (GEMBA'15)
Director General
Entreculturas - Fe y Alegría Foundation

Kevin M. Warren (C'84)
President, Global Growth, Xerox Corporation
Kevin.Warren@xerox.com

Catholic Leadership

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Joseph Edward Kurtz

Archbishop of Louisville (Kentucky)
jkurtz@archlou.org
Archdiocese of Louisville
212 E College St
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 585-3291

Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Archdiocese of New York (Cardinal is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)

Cardinal.Dolan@archny.org
1011 First Avenue    
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-371-1000
Fax: 212-759-8077

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston  (Cardinal is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)

ddinardo@archgh.org
1700 San Jacinto St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 659-5461

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley
Archdiocese of Boston

ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org
66 Brooks Dr
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 254-0100

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl
Archdiocese of Washington  (Cardinal Wuerl is blocking emails from floridafamily.org server)
DWuerl@adw.org
5001 Eastern Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301) 853-4500

Canaries in a Coal Mine:
How Islamophobia Threatens Us All

On November 12, 2014 the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) co-hosted an event with the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) to discuss Islamophobia in the context of an increasingly diverse America. The event highlighted ISPU's latest research on anti-Muslim prejudice and its connection to bigotry targeting other communities. The event featured four panelists who are experts and advocates on issues affecting African-American, American Muslim, and Workers' Rights communities.

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW, Washington, DC 20057
Venue: Lohrfink Auditorium inside the Rafik B. Hariri Building

Panelists Included: 

Saeed Khan

ISPU Fellow and Research Fellow at
Wayne State University's
Centerfor the Study of Citizenship
Ajenai Clemmons
Policy Director at the National Black
Caucus of State Legislators

 

Dr. Joe McCartin

Executive Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative                     
 for Labor and the Working Poor;
Board Member, Interfaith Worker Justice
Madihha Ahussein

Staff Attorney at Muslim Advocates

 


Panel Moderator:
Dalia Mogahed

ISPU Director of Research

 



Author: ffa   20160718   Category: Islamists  FFA: on
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