Across the United States, there has been a growth in organizations that portray Islam as a threat. The number of groups that make up what’s become known as the Islamophobia industry more than tripled between 2016-18.

The investigation reveals the tactics these groups use to instigate a fear of Islam, including how they manipulate social media to create a false narrative that Muslims are trying to take over the country. Anti-Muslim messages proliferate social media with bought-in followers, fake accounts and robotic amplifiers.

The investigation also shows how these organizations try to suppress the rise of a Muslim political voice in America. It uncovers the “dark money” that has fuelled the rapid growth of Islamophobia Inc. – tens of millions of dollars thyat is funneled through secretive, anonymous donor funds.


Islamophobia Inc Interactive

14 May 2018

Islamophobia Inc Interactive

Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit reveals tactics used by anti-Muslim organisations to instigate a fear of Islam.