American Profs Advance Qatari Influence Operations on ‚Islamophobia‘

„In February, the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Doha, Qatar, hosted a panel titled „Global Islamophobia: Understanding its Roots, Challenging its Impact.“

It was a fitting venue for a misinformation campaign based on the weaponized term „Islamophobia,“ coined not to advance debate but to end it. Emad El-Din Shahin, interim provost and dean of the host College, is a member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death in absentia in Cairo. Its faculty include a former Texas imam who encouraged his listeners to attack Israel, and several affiliates of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, a Virginia-based think tank founded by the Muslim Brotherhood „that is the nexus of a terror-finance network named the SAAR Network,“ according to security analyst Oren Litwin.“ (…)


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