My Counter-Islamist Grid Work So Far: 30 Articles, Photo Essays, and Reports

Here is a collection of events I’ve covered and the articles I’ve written in my work as the Southern California associate of the Counter-Islamist Grid, an initiative to monitor and counter Islamist influence at the local level.

*August 12, 2019 Update: Now expanded with some new pieces and a few I’d forgotten to include previously*

*September 25 Update: Now updated with 2 more CIG articles and 2 other recent, related pieces, one for Campus Watch and another forIslamist Watch, my first article as a fellow for the project.

* November 21 Update: My second Islamist Watch article since I began as a fellow is now included, as are two more CIG articles: my first reporting on the Institute of Knowledge’s recent convention (there are more to come…) and an article about what I saw when a group of Kurdish activists protested CAIR’s Los Angeles branch for being sponsored by Turkish Airlines.

* December 5 Update: Just added a new Daily Wire piece on another Islamist leader in Southern California whose influence is rising. Now up to 25 articles this year between the Counter-Islamist Grid, Islamist Watch, and Campus Watch.

* January 3, 2020 Update: A new article for Islamist Watch about Islamist security forces potentially receiving taxpayer money now published at the Daily Wire

* January 16, 2020 Update: A new Counter-Islamist Grid article published at PJ Media about a misguided Muslim comedian supported by Islamist influence group MPAC, and a report at the CIG website featuring expanded interviews and photographs from the Kurds’ protest against CAIR.

*January 29, 2020 Update: On my 36th birthday a new article at the California Courier revisiting the counter-Turkey protests

*February 5, 2020 Update: My first article at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), the organization of leading Muslim Reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.

  1. December 20, 2018, A CIG Report: Islamist Hot Spots in Southern California: Part One – Santa Barbara and Ventura

  2. January 17, 2019, An Article at PJ Media: The Truth About the Religious Activists Getting Arrested at the Border

  3. March 22, 2019, An Article at the Washington ExaminerShe’s not naive: Ilhan Omar is on the road, raising money for extreme Islamist groups

  4. April 8, 2019, A CIG Report: Over 700 Turn Out to Protest Rep. Omar’s Fundraising for CAIR-Los Angeles

  5. April 8, 2019, A CIG Photo Essay: 27 Photos from CAIR Los Angeles/Ilhan Omar protest: Varieties of the Counter-Islamist Experience

  6. April 10, 2019, An Article at The California Courier, a weekly newspaper covering Armenian news since 1958Turkish Leadership in International Islamist Movement Means Armenian Genocide Denialist Propaganda for American Muslims

  7. April 22, 2019, An Article at American Thinker: How to Counter 7 Lies in Turkey’s Denial of the Armenian Genocide

  8. April 26, 2019, A CIG Photo Essay: ‘1915 Never Again!’ Armenian-Americans and Supporters March at Turkish Consulate

  9. May 11, 2019, An Article at PJ Media: Facebook and Disney Sponsor Islamist Group MPAC’s Media Awards Honoring Dead Anti-Semitic Activist Jamal Khashoggi

  10. May 28, 2019, An Article at The California CourierTurkey Indoctrinates American Muslim Children to Celebrate Islamist Leader Erdogan

  11. June 3, 2019, An Article at The Daily Wire: Non-Muslim Lawyer Launches Major Lawsuit Against CAIR

  12. June 18, 2019, An Article at PJ Media: Beverly Hills Warned of Dangerous Impact of Qatar’s Pro-Islamist Influence

  13. June 19, 2019, An Article at The Daily Wire: Los Angeles Islamists Take to The Streets In Support of Terror-linked Clerics

  14. June 24, 2019, A CIG Photo Essay: MAS Greater Los Angeles Protests in Support of Terror Clerics

  15. July 11, 2019, An Article at The Daily Wire: CAIR LA’s Hussam Ayloush Praises Journalist-Jailing Turkey, Criticizes U.S., during July 4th Holiday

  16. July 12, 2019, A CIG Photo Essay: FAIL: 5 Groups Co-Sponsor MAS’s Second Saudi Consulate Protest But Few Participate

  17. July 26, 2019, An Article at The California CourierInfluential Los Angeles CAIR Leader Trashes America and Whitewashes Turkey’s Assaults on Freedom and Human Rights

  18. August 19, 2019, An Article at PJ Media: Islamists blame Trump & Netanyahu for “Ethnonationalism”

  19. September 16, 2019, An Article at The Daily Wire: MPAC Elevates Muslim Comedian Who Promotes Cousin Marriage

  20. November 18, 2019, An Article at The Daily Wire: A Rising Female Islamist Leader’s Self-Defeating Argument Against ‘White Liberal Feminists’

  21. November 20, 2019, An Article at PJ MediaKurds vs. CAIR: Turkish Cash Prompts Protests at Islamist Group’s LA Banquet

  22. December 5, 2019, An Article at The Daily WireA Troubling Award For A Rising Leader Behind Southern California Islamism

  23. December 31, 2019, A CIG Report: Kurds Protest CAIR’s Alliance with Turkey

  24. January 15, 2020, An Article at PJ MediaGolden Globe-Winner Ramy Youssef’s Muslim Family Sitcom More Tragedy than Comedy

  25. January 29, 2020, An Article at The California CourierMulti-cultural Opposition Grows to Pernicious Turkish Influence


Five more articles for the Middle East Forum:

1. August 8, 2019, An Article for Campus Watch at The American SpectatorHijacking Black History to Bash Israel

2. September 19, 2019 An Article for Islamist Watch at PJ MediaHate Crimes Panel with CAIR Leader Cancelled After Counter-Islamist Activism

3. November 21, 2019, An Article for Islamist Watch at The American SpectatorThe Muslim Brotherhood v. Hamza Yusuf

4. January 3, 2020, An Article for Islamist Watch at The Daily Wire: Stop Taxpayer Money From Funding Islamist-Tied Security Agencies

5. February 4, 2020, An Article for Islamist Watch at The American Islamic Forum for Democracy: United Islamists of America


Author: David Swindle

Editor, writer, activist.

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