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National Ad Campaign on Islam Supplies Anti-Semitic Resources RULE Anti-Semitic and Extremist Links

Posted: July 17, 2009

Calling Islam
Anti-Semitic and Extremist Links

Updated: June 17, 2010


Update: The problematic links on WhyIslam's Web site remained online until at least December 2009. For more information on the history of extremist links on WhyIslam's Web site, click here.  


The Web sites of ICNA's "WhyIslam" campaign and CAIR's "Calling Islam" endorse anti-Semites and extremists. For example:


  • The Web site of Harun Yahya, the pen name of Adnan Oktar, an anti-Semitic Turkish writer, is listed as a "resource" on the "WhyIslam" site. His articles are also featured prominently on the "Calling Islam" site. One of the articles available on Yahya's site, "A Muslim Call To The Israelis," is grossly misleading in its appeal for coexistence and peace. The article demonizes Jews who support Israel as "godless" and blames them for committing atrocities: "The Torah commands Jews to establish peace and security, not to occupy other lands and spill blood." Another Yahya article quotes Holocaust-denier Roger Garaudy. There is also evidence that Harun Yahya wrote a book denying the Holocaust in 1995, called The Holocaust Deception, which Yahya cites as a source in an article of his on the site.

  • Both the "WhyIslam" and "Calling Islam" Web sites link to Jews for Allah (JFA), an anti-Semitic and extreme anti-Israel Web site that aims to convert Jews to Islam. The site includes a post by the site administrator that reads: "Nazis, Serbs and other similar creatures are the epitome world scum, and lower than them are Jews who helped them." The site also includes the article, "Islam: A Religion of Terror?" which reads: "It is the Jewish influenced media of the West which has portrayed Islam to be something that it is not…Whilst trying to destroy Islam through this instrument of the media, the Jews clearly try to portray an image of themselves as being the oppressed people…If this media was not run and orchestrated by the Jews and was truly neutral, then why are Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir, two former Israeli prime ministers, not held aloft as being terrorists?"

  • The "WhyIslam" Web site links to IslamOnline, a Web-based publication connected to Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi, a radical Muslim Brotherhood ideologue based in Qatar. As "chairman" of the online publication, Qaradawi heads a committee of scholars that oversees the site's content.  The publication has referred to Zionism as a "cancer," and numerous reports have claimed that the close ties between the U.S. and Israel demonstrate their mutual desire to oppress Muslims.  In January 2008, IslamOnline published a poem in its Arts and Culture section that gives graphic instructions how to behead someone.

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Effort To Educate Americans About Islam Also Links To Anti-Semitic Web Sites


Islamic Circle of North America

Muslim American Society (MAS)

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi

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