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UC Berkeley & CAIR to release Islamophobia report on Monday, June 20.

 

  Click here to send your email that urges University of California Berkeley officials to stop publishing Islamophobia reports that suppress free speech in a manner that can adversely impact public safety.

Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on June 15, 2016 which reported that UC Berkeley & CAIR had planned to release their report titled 'Confronting Fear' Report on Funding of Islamophobic Groups on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00.  However, the report was not released as planned.

CAIR issued the following news release on June 17, 2016:

On Monday, June 20, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley will release a report detailing the more than $200 million provided to 33 Islamophobic groups nationwide in recent years.

[NOTE: The news conference will be live-streamed on CAIR's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/ ]

The report, titled "Confronting Fear," also documents the negative impact of Islamophobia on American society and offers a four-point strategy designed to push back against the well-funded and well-coordinated promotion of anti-Muslim sentiment.

Islamophobia propaganda weakens the public safety of all Americans.  Islamophobia campaigns can intimidate people to restrain their communications that might otherwise save lives.  Proponents who continue to promote Islamophobia campaigns given the evidence from Orlando and San Bernardino would appear to be maintaining a position that the greater good of suppressing free speech of millions of Americans is worth the downside risk of not preventing jihad and saving 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.
 
Fear of being branded an Islamophobe played a role in suppressing communications that may have had different results for the lives of 63 people in San Bernardino and Orlando:

SAN BERNARDINO

Townhall.com  Neighbor Didn't Report Suspicious Activity of San Bernardino Killers For Fear of Being Called Racist

Katie Pavlich Dec 03, 2015 10:15 AM   

According to a local Los Angeles news report, a neighbor of San Bernardino massacre suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik didn't report suspicious activity at their apartment for fear of being accused of racism.

This is the same politically correct culture that lead to the Ft. Hood shooting when Nidal Hassan, who had been spouting violent Islamic propaganda to neighbors on post and reaching out to Al Qaeda, was ignored for fear of "Islamophobia" accusations.

ORLANDO

Floridatoday.com Mateen’s employer ignored complaints about his death threats because he was a Muslim.

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

"I quit because everything he said was toxic," Gilroy said Sunday, "and the company wouldn't do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people."

The desire not to be labeled a racist or Islamophobe will likely result in more people not being willing to report suspicious behavior in the future.  Tragically, Islamophobia campaigns are having a chilling impact on the free speech of Americans and helping jihad.

The Council on American Islamic Relations issued a press release on June 10, 2016 which states in part:

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/10/2016) – On Tuesday, June 14, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley will release a report detailing the more than $200 million provided to 33 Islamophobic groups nationwide in recent years.

The report, titled "Confronting Fear," also documents the negative impact of Islamophobia on American society and offers a four-point strategy designed to push back against the well-funded and well-coordinated promotion of anti-Muslim sentiment.

WHAT: Release of 'Confronting Fear' Report on Funding of Islamophobic Groups
WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 11 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR's Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

The behavior of millions of Americans are influenced by various Islamophobia reports and campaigns.  Most people who see UC Berkeley’s negative branding of prominent organizations and people will not want to have any part of that humiliation.  Being branded a racist or Islamophobe can cost a person’s educational opportunities, employment and career advancement.  While there is obviously no direct link between any proponent’s Islamophobia campaign and a terrorist act such propaganda suppresses free speech in a manner that adversely impacts public safety.

(Five years ago)  On Thursday, June 23, 2011 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender (CRG) held a news conference on Capitol Hill to release "Same Hate, New Target," the first-of-its-kind annual report outlining the disturbing growth of Islamophobia in the United States during 2009-2010.
 
As of 10:00 PM EDST, June 15, 2016 UC Berkeley and CAIR have NOT released their Islamophobe report that CAIR’s press release stated would be announced on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11 AM.   The University of California, Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender website contains the 2015 Islamophobia Report but not the 2016 report mentioned in CAIR’s June 10, 2016 news release.  Is it possible that UC Berkeley officials think it is a bad time to release this report in the aftermath of the Orlando terror attack?

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that urges University of California Berkeley officials to stop publishing Islamophobia reports that suppress free speech in a manner that can adversely impact public safety.

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Click here to send your email that urges University of California Berkeley officials to stop publishing Islamophobia reports that suppress free speech in a manner that can adversely impact public safety.

Contact information.

University of California, Berkeley
200 California Hall #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone (510) 642-1961
Fax: (510) 643-5499
 

 

Nicholas B. Dirks
Chancellor

ndirks@berkeley.edu

 

 

Carol T. Christ,
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

CChrist@berkeley.edu

 

Phyllis Hoffman 
Associate Executive Vice Chancellor
and Provost and Chief of Staff

phoffman@berkeley.edu

 

Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Director
Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley

englenn@berkeley.edu

  Monica Lozano
University of California
Chairman, Board of Regents

regentsoffice@ucop.edu

University of California
Appointed Regents

 

Richard C. Blum
Appointed March 12, 2002 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); re-appointed in 2014 (by Brown) to a term expiring March 1, 2026.  B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P.; Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.
rblum@blumcapital.com

  William De La Peña, M.D.
Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger); Ophthalmologist and medical director of the De La Pena Eye Clinic; B.S., American School Foundation; M.D., Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Ophthamology at UC Irvine, Fellowship at L.S.U., and University of London.
 

Gareth Elliott
Appointed January 2, 2015  to term expiring March 1, 2025 (by Brown); Partner, Sacramento Advocates, Inc.; B.A. (Political Science), Humboldt State University.
elliott@sacramentoadvocates.com

 

Russell Gould
Appointed September 13, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2017 (by Schwarzenegger); Partner, California Strategies LLC; B.A., University of California, Berkeley.
rgould@calstrat.com

  Eddie Island
Appointed June 6, 2005 to a term expiring March 1, 2017 (by Schwarzenegger); retired attorney and executive; J.D., Harvard Law School.
 

George Kieffer
Appointed May 6, 2009 (by Schwarzenegger) to term expiring March 1, 2021; Partner and member of the Executive Committee of the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Bachelor’s degree, University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D. degree from UCLA. 
gkieffer@manatt.com

  Sherry L. Lansing
Appointed March 11, 1999 to a term expiring March 1, 2010 (by Davis); re-appointed in 2010 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2022. Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation and former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group; B.S., Northwestern University.
 

Monica Lozano
Appointed March 2001 to a term expiring March 1, 2013 (by Davis); re-appointed in 2014 (by Brown) to a term expiring March 1, 2022.  Chair of the Board of US Hispanic Media, Inc. Ms. Lozano is the current Chairman of the Board.
regentsoffice@ucop.edu

  Hadi Makarechian
Appointed October 24, 2008 to term expiring March 1, 2020 (by Schwarzenegger); B.S. (Civil Engineering), B.A. (Economics), State University of New York; Chairman of Makar Properties Board of Directors.
 

Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Appointed November 17, 2014  to term expiring March 1, 2024 (by Brown); B.A. (Environmental Analysis and Design), University of California, Irvine; M.B.A., University of California, Irvine; Superintendent and President of Long Beach City College.
eoakley@lbcc.edu

  Abraham (Avi) Oved
Student Regent, July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016; Student at University of California, Los Angeles.
 

Norman J. Pattiz
Appointed September 21, 2001 to a term expired March 1, 2004 (by Davis); appointed September 4, 2003 to a term expired March 1, 2014 (by Davis); re-appointed in 2014 (by Brown) to a term expiring March 1, 2026.  Founder and former Chairman of the Board of Westwood One and CEO of Courtside Entertainment Group.
npattiz@courtsidellc.com

  John A. Pérez
Appointed November 17, 2014  to term expiring March 1, 2024 (by Brown); California State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and former Assemblymember.
 

Bonnie Reiss
Appointed March 27, 2008 to a term expiring March 1, 2020 (by Schwarzenegger); Global Director of the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California; BBA, University of Miami; J.D., Antioch Law School. Ms. Reiss is the current Vice Chairman of the Board.

  Richard Sherman
Appointed January 17, 2014  (by Brown) to a term expiring March 1, 2025;  Chief Executive Officer at the Geffen Company; Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.
 

Bruce D. Varner
Appointed August 18, 2006 to a term expiring March 1, 2018 (by Schwarzenegger); Partner in the law firm Varner & Brandt; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., Hastings Law School.
Bruce.Varner@varnerbrandt.com

 

Charlene Zettel
Appointed May 6, 2009 to term expiring March 1, 2021 (by Schwarzenegger); former Chief Executive Officer, Donate Life California; B.S., University of Southern California.
Charlene@donatelifecalifornia.org


Author: ffa   20160615   Category: Islamophobia  FFA: on
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